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.


Introduction to Shawl Design-January 26th 10-1:00

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor:Kate Atherley

  • For adventurous knitters looking to expand their skills, and get creative! This class explains key shawl shapes, and how to make them your own with stitch patterns and custom design details.
  • We’ll share tips for shawl knitting: stretchy cast ons and bind offs, and increase and edging options for decorative and functional purposes.
  • We’ll talk about yarn choices and fabrics, how to use multiple colours, and stitch patterns that work for variegated yarns.
  • Students leave with a set of pattern templates and the confidence and knowledge to start customizing and creating their own designs.
  • Skill level: knitters must have made a few shawls, and have some lace skill.
  • length: 3 hours
  • Materials required: scrap light-coloured medium-weight yarn and 4-5mm/US # 6-8 needles paper and pencil, calculator/app, patterns for any designs you want to adapt or alter, stitch patterns they wish to use, sketches or notes on design ideas
  • Maximum number of students: 12
  • $60.00Add to cart

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Next Steps in Lace Knitting-January 26th, 2-4:30

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Kate Atherley

  • For knitters who have successfully worked one or two lace patterns, this class focuses on building lace knitting confidence and skills.
  • We’ll talk about more advanced stitchwork like double yarnovers, nupps and faggoting stitches, and knitted-on borders.
  • We’ll work a small sampler in the class, and I’ll share tips on preventing mistakes, and demonstrate how to fix them without unravelling! And we’ll spend some time on answering frequently asked questions, and trouble-shooting.
  • Skill level: intermediate; knitters should have some lace experience
  • length: 2.5 hours
  • Materials required: 4-5mm/US # 6-8 needles - straight or short circular, light-coloured medium weight scrap yarn, and any lace pattern you’d like to work, any project or pattern you have questions about.
  • Maximum number of students: 12
  • $50.00Add to cart

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    Taking Shape Feb. 2nd 11-12:30

    February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Instructor: Linda

  • So, You have mastered knit and purl.
  • You know how to cast on and off and you are tired of knitting scarves. This class is your next step.
  • Participants will learn:
  • several ways to increase
  • several ways to decrease
  • and most important when is the best time to use each type (regardless of what the pattern says)
  • Skill level: Beginners who want to take the next steps.
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Materials required: You will need to bring a light coloured medium weight yarn and corresponding knitting needles in the style of your choice.
  • $25.00Add to cart

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    Getting the Most from Ravelry- Feb. 9th 11-2

    February 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Instructor: Brigit Hample

    • Have your ever logged in to Ravelry and just got so overwhelmed that you gave up??
    • In this workshop, participants will learn how to navigate their way around Ravelry so that they can enjoy many of the great features this website has to offer. This introduction will give participants a basic understanding of how to get the most out of Ravelry and take any fear out of navigating the website. It is really quite easy once you get to know it.
    • Participants will be required to bring their laptop or tablet with them to class. Make sure it is fully charged.
    • A notepad and pen is recommended.

    $50.00Add to cart

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    Ravelry Refresher-Feb.9th 3-4:30

    February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Instructor: Brigit Hemple This class is for those people who have already taken my Ravelry workshop.

  • It's purpose is to review quickly the items we covered in the workshop and to focus on areas where you may still be having trouble.
  • Take a look at the worksheets that you were given and make notes as to what you need addressed again. Bring that to class so I can be sure to address your problem areas.
  • Hopefully by now you have been able to add some patterns to your favourites, maybe to your library and are now working on your queue.But if you need just a little reminder, this is the class.
  • Participants must bring their laptop or tablet
  • $30.00Add to cart

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    Lace 101-Feb. 16th 11:30-1:00

    February 16 @ 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.
  • $25.00Add to cart

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    Cables 101-Mar. 2nd 11-12:30

    March 2 @ 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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    Kitchener Confidence-March 23rd 10-12

    March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Instructor: Kate Atherley

  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting) is feared by many knitters. It’s a tricky thing, and if you get it wrong, it can look pretty terrible.
  • This class focuses on taking the fear out of the process. We’ll build confidence and skills through practice, sharing tips for remembering the steps, and for fixing it if you mess up.
  • I’ll talk about how to handle a variety of fabrics: stockinette stitch, garter stitch and ribbing. I’ll also share tricks for avoiding it entirely!
  • Skill level: advanced beginner - knitters need to be proficient with knit, purl
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Homework/materials required: 4 mini swatches worked in worsted/medium weight yarn on 4-5mm needles. 2 in stockinette stitch, each 20 stitches, 10 rows worked; 2 in garter stitch, each 20 stitches, 10 rows worked. Leave all stitches live – do not cast off.
  • Bring these swatches, plus a blunt-ended darning needle and a scrap of contrasting colour yarn.
  • $50.00Add to cart

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    No-Pattern Custom Fit Hats-March 23rd 1-4

    March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Instructor: Kate Atherley

  • Make a hat for any head, with any yarn in your stash.
  • We’ll teach you how to work a top-down hat to fit any head, without a swatch!
  • We’ll show you how to customize the style and fit – work to the length you want, make it slouchy or fitted, fold-over cuff or beanie-style, add custom ribbings and cuff patterns, work with different colours.
  • Whether you want to make a quick gift or use up your stash, or free yourself from patterns, this class will make you a better and more powerful hat knitter.
  • Skill Level:Suitable for knitters who have experience working in the round.
  • Materials: The measurement of the head you want to fit; any yarn you want to use and the following needles: DPNs and 16 inch circular in the size recommended for the yarn, and 16 inch circular 2 sizes smaller. Also bring a stitch marker, scrap yarn in a similar weight and a blunt-ended darning needle. For fingering weight/sock yarn, bring 300m, for DK bring 250m, for worsted weight or thicker, bring 150m.
  • Length: 3 hours
  • $60.00Add to cart

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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.