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.


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
  • Sorry but this class is fully booked.

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    Lace and cables KAL-March 30th 11-2 and April 13th 11-2

    March 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    KAL host and instructor: Brigit Hampel, Ravelry name – enablerqueen This is the second KAL hosted by Brigit. The pattern is called Cables and Lace by Michelle Krause. We will be using Fleece Artist Merino Slim. (2 skeins)

  • This is the perfect start to perfecting your lace and cable skills.
  • It has a 6 row pattern repeat that is easily memorized.
  • It is a perfect opportunity to learn how to "read" your knitting.
  • The first session will cover going over the patten, answering any questions you may have and get you started.
  • The second session will trouble shoot any problems that may have come up.
  • The class price includes both 3 hour sessions and 2 skeins of Merino slim. The pattern must be purchased through ravelry here: Cables and Lace scarf As an alternate, if you feel a bit more confident, you can choose to knit this lovely. classes - image1.jpeg This pattern can be purchased here Grand Bazaar.

    $110.00Add 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.