Lion Brand Yarn—the country’s oldest hand-knitting yarn brand—got its start in New York City in 1878 and still operates a Flatiron knitting studio. Would-be knitters can drop in for hands-on workshops, like Knitting 1, Crochet Colorwork and Sweater School. Start with the basic classes to master casting on, the knit and purl stitches, horizontal seaming and binding off. And if you get hooked on knitting, you know exactly where to buy more materials.
Ready to add some new DIY skills to your resume? Sign up for one of these crafting classes in NYC. From painting classes to sewing lessons to jewelry-making classes, NYC has something for everyone. Take inspiration from the city’s best art galleries and museum exhibitions, then get ready to get your crafting on. Pretty soon you’ll be showing off your new macrame wall hanging, hand-sculpted pottery and thriving terrarium with pride. Watch out, Martha—there’s a new domestic goddess in town.
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