2262 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose, California, USA 91020
Phone: 818-248-7686
 
 

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Our experienced teachers can teach you knitting, crochet, and needlepoint techniques
ranging from basic to advanced. Visit our Classes page for details.
Knitting and Crochet
Needlepoint and Cross Stitch Classes and Workshops Private Instruction

Meet a Teacher



Evelyn Van Orden has been knitting and crocheting for over 35 years. She has been teaching at Needle in a Haystack since 2002.

She specializes in professional finishing techniques, designing original patterns, teaching to all age groups, and expanding all of her students' skills by guiding them while they learn new techniques.

She encourages all knitters to learn crochet, and most of her students learn both.

Evelyn teaches drop-in classes called Knit/Crochet Therapy every Tuesday from 11am-1pm and every other Saturday from 10am-12noon. These sessions are attended by a variety of knitters anbd crocheters at all skill levels. Her classes are very affordable, with up to six drop-in classes costing only $25.

Evelyn also teaches Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet classes and has taught hundreds of students aged 7 to 90.

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Meet a Teacher



Jan Murphy has been a knitter since age 8. She learned to knit and purl at her mother's side, making pot holders and doll blankets. Over the years she has gained experience in many knitting techniques including fair isle, intarsia, cables, lace knitting, textured patterns, modular knitting and knitting in the round. Converting sweater patterns from conventional flat knit pieces to knit-in-the-round seamless sweaters is a favorite pastime.

Back in 2005, while working in the Snow White show at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Jan shared her knitting skills with fellow cast members, teaching everything from beginning knitting to advanced lace knitting techniques.

She has been here at the shop since August 2007, instrucing the drop-in classes on Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm and Fridays 11am to 1pm. She looks forward to offering specific technique workshops in the near future and she is delighted to be a part of the gang here at Needle in a Haystack.

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Shop Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue, Wed, Fri: 10:30am-5:00pm
Thurs: 10:30 - 6:30pm
Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sun: Closed
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