Heritage Spinning & Weaving hosts classes to expand skills, interest, and awareness in spinning, weaving, knitting, rug hooking, felting, and related arts and crafts for individuals of all skill levels. Our intent is to provide a nurturing, dynamic learning environment that sparks creativity and inspiration.
Registration: Register for classes via the website, in the store or by calling the shop at 248/693-3690. You must be pre-registered to take a class; no walk-ins can be accepted.
Location: All classes are held at our store unless otherwise indicated. Directions, shop hours and phone can be found here.
Supplies and Tools: Supplies should be purchased prior to the class start time. Basic tools for most classes (knit, crochet, weave) include tapestry needle, small sharp scissors, calculator, tape measure, ruler, needle gauge, pen and/or pencil and paper for notes. Specific tools are specified in the class information page (and also as pop-ups on the shop calendar).
Payment: Payment must be made at time of registration. Payment via cash or check is preferred, but we cheerfully accept Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards. Please note that many classes also have materials fees, or require a particular book; check the class listing when you make your reservation.
Cancellations: If you cancel a week or more before the beginning date of the class, all monies will be refunded. If you cancel with less than a week’s notice, you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations on the day of or the day before the class will result in no money being refunded. The cost of the class is neither refundable nor transferable once the class has begun. A full refund of all monies will be made if we cancel a class.
Meals: Day-long classes all have a 45 minute to one hour lunch break. Eat on the town or bring your lunch. Microwave and fridge available. Popular downtown restaurants within one block are CJ’s Lakeside Grill, Sagebrush Cantina and Lockhart’s BBQ.
Parking: all downtown street parking is limited to two hours. The most convenient parking lots are 1) directly behind the shop, 2) one block south of the shop at the corner of Anderson (the street that runs along side the shop) and Front Street, and 3) across the street to the south of #2 adjacent to Children’s Park. Each of these lots provide 23 hour parking.
Courtesy to other students: Please turn the ringer on your phone off. If you must answer it, please exit the class area before answering. Please refrain from using perfume as many are allergic to it. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before scheduled start time to get settled so that class can begin promptly. If your class begins outside of regular business hours, the doors will open 15 minutes before the class starts.
Hotels: Sadly, we have no really nearby hotels or B&Bs. This is a short list of some that are 10 to 15 minutes from the shop. There are others, but these have worked for students in the past.
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, 4919 Interpark Dr, Orion Charter Township, MI 48359
Holiday Inn Express, 3990 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Towne Place Suites by Marriott, 3900 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Hampton Inn, 3988 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326