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Classes

Classes at Skein Sisters

Check our up-coming events, classes and workshops, and social knitting dates in our online calendar.

To go straight to our online list of knitting classes click here or crochet classes here. You can find our spinning classes here

We aim to provide a supportive environment for people to learn at their own pace, and encourage all students to be mindful of each other in the class. Skein Sisters is a creative space where everyone is welcome and respected. We do not support, condone or promote racism or any form of prejudice and discrimination. Please see below for our classroom etiquette. 

Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced crafter looking to learn new techniques we'll have something for you. We're adding new classes every week so be sure to keep checking back for updates. In the meantime if there's something you'd like to learn why not drop us a line at info@skeinsisters.com.au or call us on 02 9554 7444 and we'll see what we can do.

Workshops with Casapinka  5 - 7 July

Casapinka

Bronwyn - aka knitwear designer and colour enthusiast Casapinka - is known for her courageous and flamboyant use of colour and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her to Skein Sisters on Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July. Casapinka will be teaching a series of workshops as well as an informal meet'n'greet. Find out the details here.

She describes herself as a design-crazed woman who likes pink a little too much and wallpapering things. She teaches knitting all over the USA and adores designing knitting patterns with fun colours and unexpected but simple design touches. Sweaters, shawls, cowls, socks - she admits she loves them all - and she loves getting other people as excited about knitting as she is. In her other life, she is an ER doctor and a huge civil aviation nerd - which she describes as about the loneliest hobby out there!

Casapinka says, "I'm so excited to visit Australia, to teach at Skein Sisters and meet some people that I've only known via Instagram. My 12 year old will be with me and doing three Rubik's cube competitions while we are in Oz. One is in Sydney, one in Canberra, and then the World championships in Melbourne. I've been to Sydney twice but never to the Bondi Icebergs and I'm daring myself to do a polar bear swim in them this time. (Yikes, did I really type that?!)"

Book now as numbers are strictly limited (and it's going to be such fun!)

Private lessons

We are happy to offer private lessons with one of our experienced teachers.

Private lessons can have a maximum of 2 people and are held at Skein Sisters at one of the following times:

Friday                  10.30am-11.30am or 12pm-1pm
Saturday              10.30am-11.30am
Sunday                11am-12pm

Private lessons are not available outside of regular store opening hours.

Cost:

Single class participant: $60 for the first hour or part thereof, $30 per half hour for every 30 mins thereafter.
Two class participants: $90 for the first hour or part thereof, $45 per half hour for every 30 mins thereafter.

A 50% deposit is required upon booking. A private lesson can be cancelled within 48 hours of the class time. If the lesson is cancelled later than 48 hours prior to the class time, a cancellation fee of $30 per person will apply (charged as a non-refundable store credit).

Please contact us at info@skeinsisters.com.au or phone 02 9554 7444 to book.

Terms and conditions

Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot.

Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed. We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.

If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use it as a store credit, or be issued a full refund.

Cancelling a class – you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. Less than 7 days prior, we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. Once a course has started, we are unable to provide a refund for change of mind or cancellations. 


Where are the workshops held?

We have a beautiful private room within the shop that has room for up to 12 people.

How do I make a booking?

Check out our current list of classes, workshops and events. To make a booking, you can book online, visit us in the shop, call 02 9554 7444 or email info@skeinsisters.com.au. Full payment is required to guarantee your place in the class.

Does Skein Sisters have disability access?

The double doors on New Canterbury Road allow for flat access to the shop for those who are mobility-impaired or those with prams. The main shop is accessible to all. 

Is there parking near Skein Sisters?

There is plenty of all day and two-hour parking all around Skein Sisters. Parking along New Canterbury Road, directly outside the shop, allows for access to the shop for those using wheelchairs or disability scooters. 

How do I get to Skein Sisters by public transport?

We are a 10-minute walk from Hurlstone Park train station, as well as Dulwich Grove Light Rail station. See our Find Us page for more information.

What materials do I need to bring to a workshop?

If there is anything that you need to bring on the day or prepare in advance, we will email you with all the details. You can also purchase all you need on the day, just arrive at least 15 mins before the class starts to complete your purchase. You can entitled to a 10% discount off purchases in store only on the day of your class.

Classroom etiquette

  • Please come to class with an open and enquiring mind, free from your inner critic. 
  • Honour diversity, compassion and equality.
  • Arrive five minutes before the class is due to start, and at least 15 minutes if you need to buy materials.  
  • Turn your phone on to silent or flight mode. If you do need to take a phone call, please leave the classroom so other students are not disturbed.

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  • Tuesday morning drop-in clinic

    Tuesday morning drop-in clinic

  • Learn how to drop spindle

    Learn how to drop spindle

    $60.00

  • Anja by Carrie Bostick Hoge. A free pattern on Ravelry

    Learn Fair Isle and Colour work

    $70.00

  • Mens Social Knit Night

    Mens Social Knit Night

  • Social knitting and crochet Friday lunchtimes

    Social knitting and crochet Friday lunchtimes

  • Social Knit Night Tuesdays

    Social Knit Night Tuesdays

  • Tunisian crochet

    Tunisian crochet

    $68.00

    Out of stock

  • Crochet - The Next Steps

    Crochet - The Next Steps

    $68.00

    Out of stock

  • Beginner crochet

    Beginner crochet

    $100.00

  • How to knit socks from the top down

    How to knit socks from the top down

    $60.00

    Out of stock

  • Photo credit: Fibi by Norah Gaughan

    Crafting Knitted Cables

    $68.00

    Out of stock

  • Continental knitting

    Continental knitting

    $45.00

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