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Spring & Summer Classes & Events!!

Summer Yarn Tasting
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Summer Sweater Club
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Next Step Knitting Classes!

Ephemeris Shawl
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Air Lux Poncho Class
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Master Brioche at Last!
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Toe-up Two at a Time Socks
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Mistake Fixing Class
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Next Step Crochet Classes!

Secret Paths Shawl
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Lakefront Trail Tee
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Vintage Baby Blanket
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Fiber-Art Classes

Wet Felting Scarf Class!
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Warping for Weavers
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In The News

Yelp Reviews - 5 Star Rating!
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Google Reviews - 4.9 Star Rating!
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Sister Arts Studio, Inc.
Awarded the 2017, 2016 & 2015 Best of Chicago Award!
U.S Commerce Association
"Best of Local Business" in Hobby Shop Category

Sister Arts Studio, Inc.
Awarded the 2014, 2013 & 2012 Best of Chicago Award!
U.S Commerce Association
"Best of Local Business" in Hobby Shop Category

Sister Arts Studio, Inc.
Awarded the 2013 Best of Chicago Award!
U.S Commerce Association
"Best of Local Business" in Hobby Shop Category and
"Excellence Award 2013" Excellence in Cultural Experiences

February 2011 & September 2011 SASI
Awarded the 2011 Talk of the Town
Plaque of Honor for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction!

Sister-Arts Teaching
Knitting for Kids at Windy City Knitting Guild
February 2011, 2012, 2013

Sister-Arts featured in Try Handmade blog
March 10, 2010

Sister-Arts featured in Interweave Crochet
Winter 2009/10

Sister-Arts featured in Chicago Kids
March 2010

Talk of the Town Honor Award
for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction
September 19, 2009

Sister-Arts Studio featured in Chicago Parent
April 2008 and September 2008

Donna Palicka featured in
Today's Chicago Woman
August 2007

Sister-Arts Studio featured in
Skyline, Pioneer Press
May 3rd, 2007

Sister-Arts Studio featured in
WTTW's Chicago Tonight -"Fiber Fever"
Sister-Arts Studio: Stitching pieces for Peace
March 21, 2007

Winter Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00* pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Knit-Night 6 - 10 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm
(Mon - Wed* open until 8 pm when classes are running, please call.)

Adult Classes


New Summer Shawl Class!


Pom Pom Ephemeris Shawl (Interm)

Ephemeris, designed by Debra Gerhard for Pom Pom Quarterly, is our hottest new shop sample! We used two vibrant colors of Fyberspates, Scrumptious, a blend of silk/merino with beautiful drape and sheen. Pattern is written and charted using a combination of garter, stockinette, slipped and mosaic stitches to keep you thoroughly engaged. We have fourteen colors of Scrumptious to choose from. Please join us for the wonderful class!

(3) SATURDAYS 12:30 - 2:30  PM
May 12, 19 & June 2 ..or
          June 9, 23 & 30 ..or
          July 7, 14 & 21
Instructor: Jami Merrick
Cost: $90.00 per student, 2 students min.
(purchase Pom Pom Magazine with 10% off, purchase materials at Sister-Arts)

New Lace Class!

Air Lux Lace Poncho Class - (Interm)

Air Lux by Katia is a dream to knit with! Air Lux is constructed with a shimmery bamboo core, lightly wrapped in merino. This lightweight summer poncho, modified by Jami, is knit in one peice  from side-to-side. Visit us at Sister-Arts to see this beautiful garment, and then register for the class!

(3) MONDAYS 6-8 PM 
June 4 , 11 & 18 ..or
          July 6, 16 & 23 ..or
          September 10, 17 & 24
Instructor: Jami Merrick
Cost: $90.00 per student (pattern incl.) - 2 students min.

New Sock Knitting Class!


Toe Up Two at a Time (Adv. Interm)
This class, requested by our knit-night gal's, will focus on knitting two sock at one time from the toe up! Toe up construction allows you to get the perfect fit and knitting two socks at once eliminates second sock syndrome! Better yet, Valerie will discuss three different options for heel construction. You choose the heel that suits your foot and knitting style. Join us for this exciting TUTT Sock Class!


Dates: June 6, 20 & July 11 ..or
          July 25, August 15 & 29

Instructor: Valerie Grabski
Cost: $90.00 per person, 2 students min. (pattern included, purchase materials at Sister-Arts)

Exclusive Summer Classes!

Summer Yarn Tasting
Do you stop knitting in summer because yarn is too warm to knit with? Don't deprive yourself of the meditative benefits of knitting...switch to summer fibers! Summer fibers are plant based fibers such as cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo and silk blends. Join our summer yarn tasting, learn about and knit swatches with TEN of our newest summer fibers. We will discuss the unique qualities of plant based fibers; drape, breathability, blocking and care. Select your favorite fiber then join our Summer Sweater Class! Participants should bring a variety of needles US 2-8.

(1) EVENING 6-8 PM
Friday, May 25 ..or
          Friday, June 8
          Friday June 29 NEW DATE - 4 seats left!
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Listen and Act Cost: $30 per person, advanced registration required, limit 8 per evening.

Summer Sweater Club



Design a Summer Top to fit your style!

Are you ready to design and knit your first summer top? First attend our Summer Yarn Tasting, choose your favorite fiber, gauge and pattern. We will help create a summer top to fit your style. We have several patterns to choose from and all are knit in one piece from the top-down or bottom-up. Classes are spaced 2-weeks apart to allow sufficient time for knitting progress. Have another summer pattern in mind for this class.. Bring it along! Yarn must be purchased at Sister-Arts Studio.
Join our summer sweater club, register for 3 classes from the schedule below and get the 4th class free PLUS enjoy 10% off your yarn purchase!


Dates: June 13, 27,
          July 18,
          August 8, 22,
          September 5, 19

Valerie Grabski
$90.00 per person (pattern included)

Knitting Technique Classes

Master 2-Color Brioche Flat! (Interm)
Have you tried brioche on your own without success? This class is for you! Learn how to knit 2-Color Brioche starting with a flat pattern. After you master basic 2-color brioche, you will learn how to incorporate increases and decreases as well as strategies for fixing your mistakes.

Dates: June 4
& June 11..or
          June 18 & 25 ..or
          July 16 & 23 ..or
          August 20 & 27
Instructor: Park Williams
Cost: $60 per person

Master 2-color Brioche in the Round!

WheatandChaff, by Katrin Schubert is a beautiful example of 2-color brioche. Once you have mastered flat 2-color brioche now it's time to master this beautiful cowl, knitting brioche in the round.

Dates: September 10, 17 & 24

Instructor: Park Williams
Cost: $90 per person (pattern included)

Master the Tuck Stitch - (Interm)

Tuck Stitches are three dimensional stitches created in a field of stockinette. We will help you master the technique then design a scarf or infinity scarf using the tuck stitch pattern of your choice.

Tuck Stitch is available as a private 2-hour class. Please call us to schedule and pre-pay.

Jami Merrick
Cost: $50.00 per person (Purchase materials at Sister-Arts)

Beginning Knitting Classes!

Novice Knitting Classes - Beginner

Sister-Arts Studio, Inc. invites you to join us for weekly beginning knitting classes! Learn to cast-on, knit & purl, create garter, stockinette, rib, basket weave & seed stitch patterns then bind off and weave in edges. This class includes needles, practice yarn and one skein of worsted weight yarn of your choice. Discounted price is $100, full value is $125 per person!


Dates: May 9, 16 & 23 ..or
          June 6, 20 & 27 ..or
          July 11, 18 & 25 ..or
          August 15, 22 & 29 ..or
          September 12, 19 & 26
Dates: May 6, 20 & 27 ..or
          June 3, 10 & 24 ..or
          July 8, 15 & 22 ..or
          August 12, 19 & 26
          September 9, 16 & 23
Cost: $100.00 per person (includes bamboo needles & your choice of yarn) - 2 students min.
Note: Adult & Child Knitting classes are held on Saturday mornings please refer to our Adult & Child Schedule for class dates.

New Class for Beginners!

Mistake Fixing Workshop

So you have taken our novice knitting class, perfect! What happens when you make a mistake? You can come in for help, look at tutorials on the internet or better yet empower yourself by taking our mistake fixing class. Students should bring needles and light color worsted weight yarn.



May 30 ..or
          September 5
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Cost: $30.00 per person - 2 students min.

Parent & Child Knitting - (Beg)

When my daughter Ona was young, we spent our "mommy & me time" creating. At the age of seven I taught her to knit and she picked it up in five minutes! Over the next year we knit scarves for all of her teachers. Knitting was and still is, a wonderful bonding experience for us. Give it a try with your special child! Ages 7 and up.

(3) SATURDAY MORNINGS (10:30 - Noon)

Dates: May 12, 19 & 26 ..or
          June 9, 23 & 30 ..or
          July 7, 14 & 21 ..or
          August 11, 18 & 25 ..or
          September 15, 22 & 29
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Cost: $95.00 per person (yarn & needles included)

Beginning Crochet Class!


Novice Crochet - (Beg)
Sister-Arts Studio invites you to join us for weekly beginning crochet classes. Learn the basic crochet stitches; chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet & triple crochet. If time permits we will teach you to crochet in the round. We provide a laminated instruction card, scrap yarn and crochet hook, however bring materials if you have tried to crochet on your own.


Dates: May 8 & 15 ..or
          June 5 & 12  ..or
          July 10 & 17 ..or
          August 21 & 28
          September 11 & 18
Instructor: Donna Palicka, Owner Sister-Arts
Cost: $75.00 per person - 2 min. (crochet hook and instruction card included)

Next Step Crochet Classes!

Vintage Crocheted Blanket (Adv Beg)

This classic chevron baby blanket was designed by Churchmouse. The pattern call for 2 yarn colors however you decide the number of colors and striping pattern you prefer. It is easily adaptable in width as well as length. Go crazy and create a rainbow striped blanket!

Dates: May 8 & 15 ..or
          July 10 & 17 ..or
          September 11 & 25
Instructor: Maria H.
$60 per person, 2 student min. (pattern included)
Beginning crochet skills required.

Secret Paths Shawl - (Interm)

Secret Paths by Johanna Lindahl is a great crochet skill builder. Learn how to read a pattern using basic crochet stitches as well as a few intermediate stitches such as popcorn and puff stitches. Gradient yarn is perfect for this pattern, stop by and choose your colorway today!

June 5, 19 & July 3 ..or
           August 21 & September 4, 11
Maria H.

Cost: $90 per person, 2 students min. (pattern included)

Lakefront Trail Reversible Tee - (Interm)
Are you read to crochet a simple summer garment? This pattern, by Maria our expert crochet instructor, was designed for the 2017 Chicago Yarn Crawl. It incorporates two different crochet textures on the front and back and is completely reversible. The yarn used is Zooey by Juniper Moon, a light blend of cotton and linen. Join us and expand your crochet skills!


Dates: May 29, June 12 & 26 ..or
          July 24, August 14 & 28
Maria H.
Cost: $90.00 per person, pattern included

Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio.

Need Help? - Knitting Technique or Project

Personal Project Class or Drop-in for help!

Sister-Arts Studio, Inc. invites you to join us for personal knitting or crochet classes! Bring your own pattern and we'll help you select appropriate yarn and needles/hooks then guide you through your project. Don't have a pattern?... we have plenty of books and patterns in the studio to select from. Two hour Personal Project Classes are small and semi-private.
Just need help with your project or technique?.. try our Drop-In for help class on Sundays from 2 - 5 pm!

Spring & Summer Drop-in Hours
SUNDAYS (2:30 - 4:30 PM)
Cost: $10.00 per half hour/student

Summer Personal Project Classes

STARTING JULY 1, 3:30 - 5:30 
Call Donna to verify available dates
Cost: $50.00 per student (students much register and pre-pay 48 hours prior)

Basics of Blocking (Beg)

All the pattern pieces are stitched, ends are woven in, and now I'm supposed to do what, block? Blocking provides hand knits with that extra bit of polish that elevates the finished product. This class examines how, when and why to use different blocking tools and techniques. Students should bring their own projects to discuss blocking strategies. 

Thursdays or Fridays 2:30 - 4:30 (through June 29)
$50.00 for private session (2 hours)

Seaming Workshop (Beg)

Ok, I have blocked my sweater, what do I do now? Learn a variety of seaming techniques to finish off your sweater; side seams, shoulder seams, invisible seams etc. Students are welcome to bring their own projects to practice seaming techniques. 

Thursdays or Fridays 2:30 - 4:30 (through June 29)
Cost: $50.00 for private session (2 hours)

Additional Fiber-Arts Classes!

Wet Felting Scarf Class!


Wet Felting with Tonya Utkina - (Beg)

Tonya Utkina will introduce you to the exciting technique of wet felting using Noro's new fiber "Rainbow Roll".
Rainbow Roll is 100% wool pencil roving available in 12 vibrant color combinations. Tonya will guide you in designing your own scarf with the color combination of your choice and small amounts of merino wool & silk.
You will partially felt your scarf using soapy water, bubble wrap and a little elbow grease. No experience is necessary, materials are included.
After class Tonya will complete the felting process for you in her studio (processing time approximately one week).

Classes are once per month and fill up quickly so register ASAP!

(1) FRIDAY EVENINGS (6-8 pm)
May 25 ..or
           June 29 ..or
           July 24 ..or
           September 28

structor: Tonya Utkina
Cost: $130.00 per person - 2 students min, 4 max (materials included)

Warping for Weavers!

Rigid Heddle Warping Class - (Beg)

Learn to weave in this fall! Purchase the Schacht 15" Cricket Loom from Sister-Arts Studio then call to register for a one-session warping class. Once the loom is warped you can learn to weave on your own ..really! If you would like additional classes to learn how to perfect your weaving or finish your woven scarf/runner please call to arrange a private class.

(1) MONDAY EVENINGS (6-8 pm)
Call to schedule a private class.
Instructor: Donna Palicka, Owner Sister-Arts
Cost: $50.00 per person

Sewing Machine Class!

Machine Sewing Basics - Beginner

Sister-Art Studio, Inc. invites you to a machine sewing class. Do you own a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it? Bring in your machine and we will teach you how to set up your machine, thread, adjust, use & troubleshoot it.
Students should bring their machine, thread and scrap fabric.

Call to schedule a private class (2 hours)
Donna Palicka, Owner Sister-Arts
Cost: $50.00 per person

Knitting Supplies in Chicago? Sister-Arts Studio carries a full range!
Knitting needles & interchangeable sets in bamboo, metal & metal sharp tips, natural fiber yarn (wool, alpaca, cashmere, cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp, silk), knitting notions, knitting books & patterns, blocking mat sets, umbrella swifters, yarn ball winders and a full range of knitting bags and accessories.

Contact Us
Sister Arts Studio, Inc.
721 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60614

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