Upcoming Events

Saturday Fiber Circle

Saturdays 10am - 12pm

Bring a project and drop into this weekly group here at the shop. It's a fun way to connect with other fiber folks in the area! Free. No sign up needed.

Sweater Support Group

Sundays October 2 - November 20, 2022
(8 weeks)

Have you been saving sweater patterns for years and slowly working up the courage to cast on your first one? Started a sweater but gotten bogged down with questions and uncertainty...or just time? Perhaps you've knit sweaters before and enjoy structure and camaraderie when tackling bigger knitting projects. We have just the group for you...

Intro to Tapestry Weaving

November 12-13, 2022
Saturday 1pm-5pm and Sunday 10am-12pm

This two-day workshop is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics of tapestry weaving from Grand Marais artist, Emily Wick...

Past Events

Beach Knitting

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! This group has ended for the season. Join us at the shop Saturdays from 10am - 12pm instead!

Knit Camp

September 16 to September 19, 2022

Mark your calendars for September 15 -18, 2023 and sign up for Dappled Fern's newsletter to learn when registration for our second annual Fall Knit Camp will open!

Pack your favorite sweater and head North for Dappled Fern's first annual knitting retreat! We'll knit, paddle, eat, and relax on the shore of Devil Track Lake as we soak up fall in the North Woods....Learn more.

An Unconventional Book Club

Wednesdays, September 21 - November 2, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm

1 part story time, 1 part craft circle, 2 parts existential succor as the Boreal nights lengthen, 0 parts homework. Each week, we’ll gather at Dappled Fern while former English teacher Ryan Leng reads out loud to us. 

Suggested donation: $35

Sip and Stitch

Sundays, July 31 and August 21, 2022 1pm - 4pm

Learn to knit in a casual, supportive class while knitting your own can koozie. Sign up for one or more dates!

Never Enough Mittens!

March 16 and 23rd, 2022
6-8 pm

Learn to knit the Purl Soho Arched Gusset Mittens using Plötulopi. This unspun pencil roving from Iceland makes for extremely versatile, economical, lightweight, warm, and fun garments. You will learn the basics of mitten shaping and how to get them to fit like a glove.

Demystifying Socks

Sundays March 27 and April 3, 2022
10am - 3pm

This two-day class hosted by Susan Johnson will demystify socks and give you all the skills you need to make these fun wardrobe staples. Discussion will include tips for a well-fit sock, needle types, fiber content, types of heels, history of sock knitting, and more resources. You will learn how to...

Spring Cleanse

Thursdays Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 2022

Wouldn’t it feel good to clean out your project bag(s)? Let’s finish or frog the WIPs (Works in Progress) taking up physical and mental space in our lives, and start spring out fresh...

Why Not Learn to Knit?

Wednesday, March 2 and 9, 2022

Would you love to join the crowd and learn to knit? Or perhaps you’ve been wanting to refresh your knitting skills? Join us for this basic, entry-level knitting class over the course of two evenings...

Intro to Colorwork

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Immerse yourself in the world of knitting colorwork with instructor Susan Johnson in this day-long intensive at Dappled Fern...

Holiday Skein Swap

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Drop off up to 20 skeins of natural fiber by Nov 29 and take up to 20 skeins on Dec 4! A fun way to refresh your natural fiber stash and hang out with local knitters, while helping Minnesota textile artist and Native business owner, Maggie Thompson, grow her business.

Instagram Style!

Tuesdays November 9 to December 14, 2021
(6 weeks)

Holidays can be a whole mood. Join Northshore knitwear designer Brienne Moody and Dappled Fern owner Dorothy Broomall for a MOODY KAL leading up to the holidays. We’ll kick off with a Zoom event. Brienne will chat about her patterns and design process, and offer tips for choosing colors, swatching, and staying motivated. Then, we’ll support each other through weekly posts on Instagram, and wrap up the knit along with some fun prizes from Dappled Fern.

In Person

Tuesdays November 9 - December 14  (6 weeks)

Holidays can be a whole mood and it's easy to get swept up in the frenzy of the season. Join Northshore knitwear designer Brienne Moody and Dappled Fern owner Dorothy Broomall for a MOODY knit along. Pick any Brienne Moody pattern you want, settle in for some slow time, and come knit with us!

Intro to Colorwork

Saturday, November 20, 2021
1pm – 4pm

Knit the Arrowhead Headband with instructor Susan Johnson in this afternoon workshop in Dappled Fern's cozy Maker's Space. A perfect opportunity for folks who want to venture into the world of color work knitting, upgrade their skills, and / or whip up a quick holiday gifts.
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Learn to Knit

Sundays November 21 and December 5, 2021

Come learn to knit in this supportive workshop hosted by Dappled Fern co-founder Mary Ellen Ashcroft. Over the course of two Saturdays, you will learn the basic of casting on, knitting in the round, casting off while knitting the Babka Cowl, a super squishy, super simple pattern.

Racial Justice Knit-a-Thon

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Join us for a knit-a-thon in support of the Racial Justice Center (RJC), in Omaha, NE. We will knit up Float On Cowls to sell in support of the RJC, the future permanent home of Harriet’s Dream, which is the only racial trauma healing and wellness center for Black women. We know that Racial Justice is important to many of you and look forward to moving our needles together as we move money to this building fund! 
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