I am a crafty gal! I love knitting, sewing and cooking. I love taking a craft class and getting to meet people who have similar interests to mine. I really enjoy spending a couple hours learning a new knitting technique and then coming home and practice that technique. Let Carriage Corner be your base as you explore some wonderful crafts and the classes that are offered in Lancaster County.
Because I now live in Amish County, I have been starting to do some quilting too! It’s fun. If you’re a quilter, check out this post on places to look for fabric. Mr. Carriage Corner likes to play with wood and dirt (he’s a gardener). Garden season isn’t here quit yet, but feel free to check out this post on local greenhouses to visit.
There are lots of really great craft classes and crafty things going on March, regardless of your craft, here are just a few things happening around Carriage Corner during March.
Lancaster Yarn Shop, located in Kitchen Kettle Village offers a Yarn Camp twice a year. The Spring Yarn camp starts on Monday, March 4 with an absolute beginners class. Followed by magic loop, lace knitting, knit night, brioche and the week wraps up with the only paid class – a full day class where you learn to make your own fair isle cowl and have lunch at the Kling House in Kitchen Kettle.
Most of the classes are scheduled so that you can start your day enjoying our freshly prepared breakfast with a cup of coffee or two. We are close enough to Kitchen Kettle that you can grab your supplies and walk on down when you’re ready! After your class is over, head back to the B&B and curl up in the common area to work on what you learned or prepare the homework for the next day’s lesson.
The Old Country Store is located right across the street from Lancaster Yarn Shop! The Old Country Store has a quilty retreat planned from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17. Andrea Hoke is the instructor, while this is a work on your own projects retreat, I’ve taken a class with Andrea and she is knowledgeable and patient. The Old Country Store has lots of great classes available regularly.
While you might need to leave for The Old Country Store a little bit earlier that you’d need to leave for Lancaster Yarn Shop, it’s located a short drive away – 5 minutes tops! We are happy to serve breakfast earlier or pack a brown bag breakfast for you. Nobody leaves Carriage Corner for the day hungry! Bring your go cup so you can take a cup of our popular coffee with you to class!
The American Quilter’s Society holds a show in Lancaster every year that rivals Paducah. The quilts that are shown are stunning and the vendors are amazing! This year, quilt week starts on Wednesday, March 27 and runs through Saturday, March 30. As always with early morning events, we’ll have grab and go breakfast so you can get to your class on time. It’s an easy drive from Carriage Corner to the Quilt Week Venue.
Maybe you’re into all those charming wood signs with lovely sayings on them? Well I found a place you can take classes and make one of those too! Board & Brush is located on Fruitville Pike and has classes and they look like lots of fun! I might have talk Mr. Carriage Corner into taking one 🙂
So, while there is always something to do in Lancaster, maybe you want to schedule a get away and do something crafty while you’re here.