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Classes & Gatherings

Registration Information:

To sign up for one of our classes listed below, stop by our shop, or call us at 607-973-2885. Class fees must be paid in full at the time of registration and supply lists will be available when you register. We only issue refunds if we need to cancel a class. For further information, please call the store.

Knitting 101

Knitting 101 Class at Wooly Minded in Corning NYThis is a 5-session class for true beginners or anyone who wants a complete refresher course. You will learn to knit and purl, increase and decrease stitches, work on a circular needle and double pointed needles. At the end of the 5 weeks you will have completed a hat (plus a flower for embellishment) and a pair of mittens, and be ready to face almost any knitting challenge that comes your way!

Sessions: 5 sessions of 2-½ hours each
Cost: $150.00 including materials

Crochet 101

Crochet 101 class at Wooly Minded in Corning NYThis is a 2-session class for newbie hookers. We will make a cowl and a beanie while learning the basic stitches and techniques required to start you on your crocheting career.

Sessions: 2 sessions of 2 hours each
Cost: $50.00 including materials

There are no set times for either Knitting 101 or Crochet 101. If you would like to take either class, please call or visit the shop to make arrangements to suit your schedule.


We have regular and on-going groups meeting on Saturdays that you may not know about - and some new ones have found their way onto the calendar this year.


Custom FitHave you thought about making a sweater but are afraid that it won’t fit? Take a look at the CustomFit program and all that will change! Many customers are on their 2nd or 3rd sweaters after seeing the great results they get. Now it’s your turn.

If you are already working on a CF sweater, are ready to get going with your first one, or just want to know more, come along to one of these Saturday morning sessions.

If you buy your yarn from us there is no charge for the CustomFit experience at Wooly Minded other than the cost of your yarn & pattern. If you have your yarn already, just $25 will cover your measurements & swatch guidance.

Dates/Times: 1st Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon
Cost: Free (except for your yarn)

Block of the Month Afghan

This closed class is coming to the end of current afghan. We will be starting a new, as yet undetermined afghan, in the spring. Keep an eye on your e-mails for more information on that.

Dates/Times: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon
Cost: Free

The Toy Shop

The Bear BookThis new offering is a chance to knit (or crochet) some of the many wonderful toy patterns out there. We are starting in January with The Bear Book from Sirdar. These bears and their wardrobes are unbelievably cute, and should be a lot of fun to work on. If you are interested in joining us, please let me know so I can be sure we have enough books.

Dates/Times: 3rd Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon
Cost: Materials cost or $5/session

Knitted Knockers

Knitted KnockerWe will continue our Knitted Knocker Campaign by getting together once a month for an entertaining morning of knocker creation.

Dates/Times: 4th Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon
Cost: Free


TattingNone of us really know what we’re doing but we have fun trying! If you are a tatter or would like some elementary instruction, please join us!

Dates/Times: 4th Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Fifth Saturday Finishing

Un-Finished ObjectsDo you have seams to complete, ends to weave in, a thumb to finish? Bring those UFOs in and finish them up with support from others – they’ll go so much quicker!

Dates/Times: 5th Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon
Cost: Free

Wilma's Woolies Sit 'n' Stitch

A time to relax and stitch with like-minded souls.

Dates/Times:  Every Tuesday, Noon - 2:00 pm, and Every Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free to All

Make Your Own Class

Are you a total novice wanting to try knitting or crochet for the first time? Have you tried before but forgotten everything you ever knew about knitting or crochet? Do you need some one-on-one help with a project? Do you want to learn the skills from a class but the times are inconvenient? Simply call in to make an appointment and we will do what we can to help.

Cost: $20/1-hour session

Located at 91 East Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
Phone: 607.973.2885