Aristotle was the first to write that what separates man from beast is not our ability to reason, but rather our ability to use yarn and needles to knit our own books. Craft your own copy of Poetics with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of craft classes, camps, parties, and more at Sister-Arts Studio, on Wrightwood Avenue.
Affable instructors and stockpiles of needle necessities populate Sister-Arts Studio, where a variety of creative classes cater to crafty adults, teens, and children alike. Grown-up yarnsmiths can enhance existing knitting skills in the Novice Knit II Workshop ($30) or devote their handiwork to cable stitching ($30) to create cozy sweaters, textured scarves, or fire-hydrant cozies. Meanwhile, novice needlers ages 814 can fasten friendships at Tween Open Knit-Night ($40), which accommodates all skill levels and includes beginning knitting or crochet instruction, plus pizza. Adults unable to weld rebar and thumbtacks into a functional video-game controller can instead impress children in the Saturdaymorning novice knitting classes, in which parents and offspring learn the art of yarn whispering together ($80/person).
In addition to individual classes, this Groupon is good for Sister-Arts Studio's creative birthday parties ($50, plus $10/child, not including materials; minimum of 12+ attendees), Alternatively, craft-based camps such as the three-day Spring Break knitting camp ($150) and the week-long Fiber-Arts summer camps ($240 for morningafternoon or $450 for full day) allow young yarnists of every level to self-equip for neighborhood sled-dog races with a scarf, hat, or iPod case.
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