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.


Getting the Most From Ravelry, January 25th 11-2ish

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Brigit Hampel Have your ever logged in to Ravelry and just got so overwhelmed that you gave up?? Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by your stash and/or your project wish list? Do you need to get your knitting organized and create a game plan for all that you hope to accomplish this year? Brigit's workshop may be just what you need. In this workshop, Participants will learn how to:

  • Search for patterns and add them to their favourites
  • Categorize Favourites for easy searching ie hats sweaters, shawls etc
  • Add items to the library and establish categories ie designers, magazines, books, hats, shawls, sweaters, etc
  • Add yarn to your stash and learn how to sort by weight and colour as well as date added
  • Learn about using a scale so you can accurately add the correct amount of yarn to your stash and the amount of yarn consumed to your project page
  • Add pictures to your stash and project pages and from there to a Ravelry forum
  • Create a project page and add notes and material information so you can reference pattern details whenever necessary
  • Add items to your Queue, learn how to sort them in the order you want to knit them
  • Create categories specific to your needs
  • Add dates, deadlines and stash requirements
  • Join a group or a forum and post to a thread
  • use the sort features in your projects, stash, queue and library
  • 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. Cost:$50

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    A Really Great Yoke – Top Down Sweater KAL, February 8th and 22nd 11-2

    February 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Instructor: Brigit Hampel There are so many great patterns with fantastic yoke designs that it is difficult to choose which one you want to knit first. Some are worked in stranded knitting and some using the mosaic technique and some have great texture designs. Which ever one you choose, you will need to be able to:

  • knit in the round
  • follow a charted pattern
  • make increases and decreases
  • add shaping using short rows
  • and most importantly, knit an accurate gauge swatch to ensure a good fit
  • In this KAL, participants will:
  • knit a gauge swatch in the round (this could be in the form of a hat)
  • discuss sizing and ease for fitting your sweater
  • review techniques required for a successful completion of your pattern
  • Note: There will be some bonus time on February 1st where Brigit will go over choosing a pattern and picking your yarn and then swatching your yarn, so that you can start your sweater with the group on February 8th. It is important to have your gauge swatch completed before February 8th if you want to start in on your sweater on that first day. If you cannot attend this preliminary session then you will be sent instructions for you swatch. Suggested designers/patterns:
  • any Tin Can Knits Designs
  • Jennifer Steinglass (knit.love.wool)
  • Snowflower by Heidi Kirrmaier
  • Lichen by Valentina Cosciani
  • Forest Park Cardigan by Kay Hopkin
  • Taproot by Heidi Reszies
  • Phoenix by Libby Jonson
  • ... but feel free to choose any top down sweater of your liking. Cost: $60 plus Materials(All students will receive 15% off yarns purchased for this class)

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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.