Classes

We offer a selection of classes throughout the year for beginner to advanced techniques in knitting, crocheting, dyeing, felting and other fibre-related activities.


Lace 101 Oct.26th 11:00-12:30

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Linda

  • This class is an introduction to the wonderful world of lace.
  • Participants will learn how to create a basic lace pattern and some of the basics of chart reading.
  • Length: 1.5 Hours
  • Skills required: Participants must know the basics. Knit, purl, cast on and off
  • Materials required: You will need to bring a light coloured medium weight yarn and corresponding needles in the style of your choice.
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    Holiday Small Knits KAL, Nov.2nd & 16th, 11-2:00

    November 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    November 2nd and 16th, 11-2

  • Are you needing to knit a few small projects to gift this season?
  • This KAL is all about planning and organizing your gift knitting so that at least a few special people can get hand knits this year.
  • This means small projects like hats, cowls, scarves and mitts that can be knit up quickly and still look fantastic.
  • Knitters can choose their own projects but if you need help deciding what to knit, Brigit will have a list of suggestions and she will bring some samples to help the decision making process.
  • This KAL is great for those who know how to knit but may need help with techniques like knitting in the round, using the magic loop technique to knit the crown of a hat, deciding what yarns to choose, or needing the support of a group to accomplish your goals.
  • Brigit will also provide you with a project planner so you can keep track of your projects and your timeline so that you can accomplish your holiday knitting and still have time to enjoy the season.
  • P.S. Since the first class is right after Halloween, feel free to bring a few of your left over candies to share with the group. You can even wear your costume if you want. LOL As always, feel free to bring a snack or lunch as we knit right through the lunch hour.
  • Pattern suggestions:
  • Hats: Violet Waffles Hat, Cognac, Keep Me Warm
  • Scarves: Ama Scarf, Glenvalley, Magic HRC Scarves
  • Cowls:Super Soft Spiral Cowl,The Mid-December Easy Knit Infinity Scarf, Bright Side, Ciao!
  • Cost for two 3 hour sessions: $60 + Materials

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    Cables 101 Nov.9th, 11-12:30

    November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Instructor: Linda

  • Cables.......So beautiful but they are just too hard. NOT!!! Cables are probably the easiest fancy stitch to do.
  • Participants will learn how to do the basic cables that make up most Aran knitting.
  • How to change the direction of a cable to create a completely different look
  • You will leave this class with the confidence to start a basic cable project
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Skills required: You must have the basics. Knit, purl, cast on and off.
  • Materials: A light colour medium weight yarn with corresponding needles in the style of your choice. Cable needle.
  • $25.00Add to cart

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    Introduction to Top Down Garment Knitting Nov. 23rd 10-1:00

    November 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Instructor:Kate Atherley

  • Once you learn how to do a top down SEAMLESS sweater you will never want to make a garment any other way.
  • In this class Kate will walk you through a mini top-down seamless cardigan to teach the key skills for this garment construction and help with pattern reading.
  • Cost: $70 (includes a skein of yarn for your mini sweater)
  • Bring to class, or purchase 4.5mm 16" circular and DPNs (or you can do magic loop if you prefer)
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    SOCKS!! Nov. 23rd, 1:30-4:30

    November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Instructor:Kate Atherley

  • Have you always wanted to knot socks and thought they're just "to hard"? Kate will prove to you they are NOT. Not only are they not difficult...they are fun!!
  • In this class you will make a mini sock that has all the steps of a full size sock.
  • Materials:A light coloured medium weight yarn and 4mm DPNs.
  • Cost: $60

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    Crochet 101, November 30th 10-1:00

    November 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Instructor: Charles Voth

  • Learn the 5 basic stitches of crochet and how to read basic patterns.
  • Project 1: Learning Swatch...work a rectangle of crocheted fabric; you could use the end result as a kitchen cloth.
  • Project 2: Random Row Learning Cowl...work a long rectangle of crocheted fabric using a random row game to vary the stitches you use and sew the two short ends together to make a cowl.
  • Materials: Worsted weight cotton yarn(included) and a range of hooks from 5mm to 6.5mm.
  • If you wish to do a cowl with your new skills you will need 250 yards of DK (#3) weight yarn. Several crochet hooks ranging from size 4mm to 5.5mm.
  • Class cost: $60

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    Hexa Hap KAL With Brigit, Dec. 7th and Jan.11th 11-2:00

    December 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    classes - Screen-Shot-2019-10-15-at-10.59.10-AM.png “A hap is a Scottish dialect word for a simple shawl or wrap". from A Book of Haps I think some of the most beautiful designs are created from the simplest of stitches and the Hexa Hap is just one of these. This 6 sided wrap is constructed by knitting each triangle one at a time and then building off of that triangle by picking up and knitting stitches to form the next triangle. The border and the main body of the shawl are knit at the same time by using an intarsia technique so that the front and the back are totally reversible. This project is designed to help you build new skills as it incorporates intarsia, i-cord edging, short rows, picking up stitches, and the kitchener stitch. It is a larger project but we will work on it one triangle at a time and before you know it you will have a wonderful wrap that could also be used as a lap blanket. If the full Hexa Hap seems too daunting a task, you can also knit the 1/2 Hexa or the 3/4 Hexa Wrap. Suggested yarn for this project is Juniper Moon's Patagonia but you could use a number of other sport/DK weight yarns. You will need 1300 yards for MC and 600 yards of CC. (4 skeins for MC, 2 skeins for CC in Patagonia) The pattern is available on Ravelry as an individual pattern or as an e-book. There are many great designs so if you are interested in knitting other patterns from this book I highly recommend getting the book. There is a large section on the history of Haps and their design too. Cost: $60+ Materials. The amount of yarn you use depends on which size you do.

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    How to Book
    All classes can be booked through this website (click on ADD TO CART and then continue to CHECKOUT)
    OR by phoning the store 905.274.4115

    Classes must be paid in full at time of booking.
    If a class is cancelled by the store or the instructor, a full refund will be issued.