New Beginning Knitting Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Nature's Nook Children's Toys and Books 1700 21st Ave NW Ste B, Minot, ND 58703
Ages: 8 yrs and older (adults welcome)
Cost: $6 per visit or $30 for all 5 classes.
Class: Tuesday Nights, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
What is provided?
Nature's Nook will partner with Fiber Basket a locally owned small business for all our supplies. Check out Deb's video of her visit to Fiber Basket.
Fiber Basket is owned by Lenore and is located at 1407 South Broadway St. E, Minot, ND 58701
Deb will have supplies at Nature's Nook but if you'd like to pick out your own colors please go to Fiber Basket. Once there, Lenore can direct you to the supplies you'll need for this class.
What age is the right age?
It is quite difficult for most children under 8 to manage two needles and have developed the motor skills needed to knit. For children under 8 we will offter finger knitting, or even French knitting with a knitting dolly or some other fun fibre crafts like pom pom making. Please watch for these dates From 8 to 9 upwards, the process is far less daunting, and managing the needles is easier.
We know all about the health benefits of knitting for adults, but knitting is fantastic for children too! Besides improving fine motor skills and maths, knitting improves concentration, encourages self esteem and helps creativity to bloom! Most of us learned to knit or crochet as children, and we’ve all found our way back to these gorgeous fibre arts sooner or later.
In a world where it’s hard to separate children from their electronic devices, you may think it is futile to try to teach children to knit, but you’d be amazed how much they love it! From teaching my own children to running school knitting clubs, I’ve spent hours showing children how to move stitches from needle to needle and witnessed the delight spread across little faces when the process just “clicks” and they’re knitting on their own.