ONLINE
Sweater Support Group

Thursdays, February 2 - March 23 (8 weeks)
7-8pm CST
10 spots - ZOOM

So many of you have asked for an ONLINE version of our popular Sweater Support Group and I'm pleased to offer it for the first time! This group is a great way to give yourself the structure, weekly goals and check ins, and the moral support you need to knit a sweater!

Fern Hat: Intermediate Colorwork Intensive

Saturday, January 28th (12-4pm) AND Sunday, January 29th (9am-1pm)
8 spots

Up your colorwork game while knitting the Fern Hat in a weekend intensive with Susan Johnson. Susan designed this pattern in honor of Dappled Fern, incorporating motifs symbolizing her favorite things about the the North Shore: water, ferns, night sky, and community. You will learn how to...

Demystifying Socks

Saturday, Feb 4 (12-4pm) - Sunday, Feb 5 (9am-1pm)
8 spots 

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. Topics 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...

Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Coming February 2023!

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

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

Thursdays, January 12 - February 23 (7 weeks)
4pm-6pm (In Person)
FULL

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...

Learn to Knit!

Wednesdays November 30, December 7, and 14
6:00-8:00pm

Learn to knit while making a classic ribbed beanie with Grand Marais knitting instructor Annie Albertson!

Ginger Glad: An Intro to Colorwork Knitting

Saturday 12/3 and Sunday, 12/4, 2022
1:00pm-4:00pm

Knit your very own Ginger Glad Hat with the wonderful, warm, and super-skilled instructor Susan Johnson in this two-day colorwork intensive at Dappled Fern. The Ginger Glad hat features a modern take on the Norwegian Star motif and comes from Grand Marais knitwear designer, Brienne Moody...

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

SAVE THE DATE: September 15 -18, 2023 and stay tuned for registration details.


Pack your favorite sweater and head North for Dappled Fern's SECOND 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....

An Unconventional Book Club

FULL
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

REGISTRATION CLOSED
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!

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesdays
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.

Spring Cleanse

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Thursdays Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 2022
6-8pm

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?

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday, March 2 and 9, 2022
6-8pm

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Sunday, February 20, 2022
10am-3pm

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

Holiday Skein Swap

REGISTRATION CLOSED
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!

REGISTRATION CLOSED
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)
6-7:30pm

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED
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

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Sundays November 21 and December 5, 2021
1-3pm

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Sunday, November 7, 2021
1-4pm

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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