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Spring & Summer Classes!

Butterfly Shawl Class
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Study Hall Shawl Class
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Cocoknits Sweater Class
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Convert a Sweater
Flat to In-the-round
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Two at a Time Toe-up Sock Class
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Next Step Knitting Classes!

Beginner Hat Classes
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Mistake Fixing Class

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Learn to Cable

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Next Step Crochet Classes!

Acer Shawl Class
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Sandbar Vest
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Amigurumi Crochet Class
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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

Summer 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

SASI SPRING & SUMMER CLASSES

New Shawl Classes!!
  



Papillion / Butterfly Shawl (Interm)

Papillion, designed by Marin Melchior is our hottest new shop sample! We used Urth Yarn's Uneek Fingering and Harvest Fingering fibers. The Pattern is extensively written and diagrammed. Jami will teach you to master lace knitting, German short rows, color changing and carrying colorwork. We have ten colors of Uneek to choose from. Please join us for this wonderful butterfly class!

MAY & JULY
(3) MONDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM
Dates:
May 6, 13 & 20 ..or
(3)  WEDNESDAY EVENINGS  - 6-8 PM         
Dates: July 3, 10 & 17 
Instructor: Jami Merrick
Cost: $100.00 per student, 2 students min.
($14 pattern is included) Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio

New Spring Shawl Class!





Study Hall Shawl - (Beginner)
This triangular shawl, designed by Sarah Schira, is a beautiful example of geometric patterning with simple slip-stitches. If you can knit and purl you can accomplish this shawl. Learn how to read a pattern and a simple chart then knit four textures; stockinette, stripes, sanquar check and basket weave. Jami knit our shop sample in 2 shades of Nuna from Mirasol. Visit Sister-Arts Studio to try on this beautiful garment, then register for the class!

JUNE & AUGUST
(3) MONDAYS 6-8 PM 
Dates:
June 3, 10 & 17 .
.or
(3) WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM 
Dates:
August 7, 14 & 21
Instructor: Jami Merrick
Cost: $95.00 per student (pattern incl.) - 2 students min.
 
Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio


New Sock Classes!




Two at a Time Toe-up Socks (Interm)

Do you have second sock syndrome?, this class is perfect for you! Learn how to knit 2 socks at a time toe-up with circular needles. Choose our Uneek Matching Sock Kit and you can also stripe your socks identically.

MAY - AUGUST
(3) Tuesday Evenings 6-8 PM
 
Dates: May 14, 28 & June 11 ..or
           
July 9, 23 & August 13  
Instructor: Valerie Grabski
Cost: $95.00 per person, 2 students min. pattern included
Purchase materials at Sister-Art Studio



SASI Sweater & Capelet Classes

 


Sweater Club
Design a sweater to fit your style!

Are you ready to knit your first sweater? 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 pattern in mind for this class.. Bring it along! Yarn must be purchased at Sister-Arts Studio.
Join our sweater club, register for 3 classes from the schedule below and get the 4th class free!

MAY - AUGUST
(4) TUESDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM

Dates: May 7, 21 ..or             
           June 4 ..or
           July 2, 16 ..or
           August 6, 20
Instructor:
Valerie Grabski 
Cost: $95.00 per person (pattern included)
Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio




NEW Convert a Sweater Pattern - (Interm.)
Have you fallen in love with a sweater pattern to discover that it is knit flat then seamed? There is a solution... in this class you will learn to convert a pattern from flat to knit-in-the- round, either top-down or bottom-up. We will demonstrate how this in done on a typical sweater pattern. Bring your pattern and we will discuss the appropriate approach. Students must have knowledge of basic sweater construction and/or have knit a sweater previously.

AUGUST ONLY
(1) TUESDAY EVENING 6-8 PM 
Dates:
August 27 
Instructor: Valerie Grabski

Cost: $40 per student, 2 students min.





Cocoknits Sweater Workshop - (Interm)
Donna, the owner of Sister-Arts Studio, is certified to teach the Cocoknits method developed by Julie Weisenberger. This top-down one piece ragland method uses a tailored shoulder technique and a smart color-coded worksheet to track your progress and achieve a perfect fit. Nine patterns are included with tips on choosing the style(s) that flatters your body type. Click on the book cover to read a detailed review by Jennifer Hughes, and then join us for this smart new sweater class!

MAY - AUGUST
(4) TUESDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM
Dates: May 14, 28 & June 11, 25 ..or
           July 9, 23 & August 13, 27  
           
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Cost: $120.00 per person, 2 students min, 10% off of Cocoknits book and accessories

KAL and Capelet Classes!

 





Vertigogo Capelet Class & KAL- (Interm)
Vertigogo a colorwork capelet was designed by Donna Palicka for the 2018 Chicago Yarn Crawl. This garment was admired by all and is available on Ravelry! Vertigogo, knit from the top down, is written out line-by-line and charted. We chose a silk / wool dk weight fiber, by Elsebeth Lavold called Silky Wool. The color definition, drape and hand are perfect! Join us for this knit-along and master colorwork, chart reading and capelet construction. Donna has two other capelets to choose from on Ravelry; Capelet Deja Vu and Capelet Trompe L'oeil. Choose your favorite for this class!

APRIL - AUGUST  Choose 3 dates
(3) TUESDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM
Dates: April 23, May 7, 21, 
           June 4, July 2, 16  
           August 20           
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Cost: $95.00 per person, pattern included.
 
Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio


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.

MAY & JUNE
(2) SATURDAY AFTERNOON  1-3 PM
Dates: May 4 & 18..or
           June 1 & 15 
Instructor: Park Williams
Cost: $60 per person
Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio

Beginner Technique Class!



Learn to Cable - Beginner 
Cables look so complicated but honestly they are EASY! You will learn how to cable from a written instructions and a chart. By then end of this class you will know how to cable front and cable back with many variations. Expand your skills and join us! Students should bring worsted weight scrap yarn and knitting needles sized for the yarn. A variety of cable needles will be available for purchase.

MAY - AUGUST
(1) MONDAY EVENING 6-8 PM
Dates:
May 27 ..or
           June 24
(1) WEDNESDAY EVENING 6-8 PM
Dates:
July 24 ..or
           August 28

Cost: $30 per person, 2 student min. (pattern included)


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!

MAY - AUGUST
(3) WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM 

Dates: May 15, 22 & 29 ..or New Start Date!
            June 5, 12 & 26 ..or
            July 3, 10 & 17 ..or
            August 14, 21 & 28  

(3)
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS - NOON - 2 PM
Dates: May 5, 19 & 26 ..or
             
June 2, 9, 16 ..or
           July 7, 14 & 21 ..or
           August 11, 18 & 25         

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
(1) WEDNESDAY EVENING 6-8 PM

Dates: May 1 ..or 
           August 7 New Date!        
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Cost: $30.00 per person - 2 students min.


Knitting for Ages 7 and Up!



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.

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

Dates: May 4, 18 & 25 ..or
           June 1, 8 & 15 ..or
           July 6, 13 & 20 ..or
           August 10, 17 & 24
Instructor: Donna Palicka or Park Williams
Cost: $100.00 per person (yarn & needles included) 


Next Step Knitting Classes!

   

My First Hat - Cloud 90 or Cashmere Cloud (Adv Beg)
Cashmere Cloud and Cloud 90, designed by Donna, are easy hat patterns with a combination of rib, seed and knit stitches. Learn to read a pattern, knit in the round with circular needles, then decrease and knit with double point needles. This should be your next project after scarves or flat items ..join us!

MAY - AUGUST
(2) MONDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM 
Dates: May 13 & 27 ..or
           June 3 & 17 ..or
           July 1 & 15 ..or
           August 12 & 26
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Cost: $65.00 per person, 2 students min. pattern included. Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio


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.

MAY - AUGUST
(2) MONDAY EVENINGS 6 - 8 PM
Dates: May 6 & 20 ..or
           July 8 & 22 
..or
            August 5 & 19 
Instructor: Donna Palicka
Cost: $80.00 per person - 2 min. (crochet hook and instruction card included)


Next Step Crochet Classes!



 

Acer Shawl - (Adv Beg)

Acer Shawl, designed by Joanne Scrace, was inspired by the beautiful tumbling waves of leaves on the mature Acer tree. This shawl is deceptively easy to make and was designed for crocheters nervous about following patterns. The size is easily adaptable and the pattern is written (and charted) for both fingering and dk weight yarn. Long gradient color changing fibers, such as Noro, Freia and Uneek yarns are perfect for this beautiful shawl! Visit Sister-Art Studio to see our amazing collection of gradient yarns and our Acer Shawl in Freia, Aurora!

MAY - JULY
(2) WEDNESDAY EVENINGS (6-8 PM)

Dates: May 8 & 22 ..or
           June 5 & 19 ..or
           July 17 & 24
Instructor: Maria H.
Cost:
$80 per person, 2 student min. (pattern included)
Beginning crochet skills required. Yarn must be purchased at Sister-Arts Studio.


New Amigurumi Class



Amigurumi Crochet - (Interm)
We have recently had many requests for Amigurumi classes, so here they are! Learn how to read crochet patterns/charts, crochet in the round, stuff, seam and finish your cute little creature. Students must know how to crochet, especially chain stitch, single crochet and crochet in the round. Pattern is included; yarn must be purchased at Sister-Arts Studio.

JUNE - AUGUST
(3) WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6-8 PM
Dates:
June 12, 26 & July 3 ..or
           August 14, 21 & 28
Instructor: Maria H.
Cost: $95.00 per person, 2 students min. (pattern included)
Purchase materials at Sister-Arts Studio






Sandbar Vest - (INTERM)
Sandbar Vest, designed by our crochet instructor Maria, was admired by all during our 2018 Chicago Yarn Crawl. This vest is designed using three different crochet stitches in three cascading colors. Maria used Noro's new summer fiber Kumo, however Noro's new fall/winter fiber Kiri would be beautiful as well. Join us for this great skill building crochet class. We are excited to see what fiber and color combinations you choose!

MAY ONLY!
(3) WEDNESDAYS 6- 8 PM
Dates:
May 1, 15 & 29
Instructor: Maria H.
Cost: $95.00 per person, 2 student min. pattern included
Purchase yarn 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!

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

Personal Project Classes

MAY - JUNE
MONDAYS (1-3 PM or 3-5 PM) 
FRIDAYS (1-3 PM OR 3-5 PM)
 
JULY - AUGUST 
TUESDAYS 3:30 - 5:30
WEDNESDAYS 3:30 - 5:30

Dates:
Call Donna to verify available dates
Cost: $50.00 per student (students much register and pre-pay 48 hours prior, NO refunds for missed or rescheduled classes!)




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. 

CALL TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE CLASS
Cost: $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. 

CALL TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE CLASS
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!

MAY - AUGUST
(1) FRIDAY EVENINGS (6-8 pm)
DATES:
May 24 ..or
            June 28 ..or
            July 19 ..or
            August 23
In
structor: Tonya Utkina
Cost: $140.00 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.

MAY - AUGUST
Dates:
Call to schedule a private class.
Instructor: Donna Palicka, Owner Sister-Arts
Cost: $75.00 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

p_773.929.SASI (7274)
info@sisterartsstudio.com

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