We are please to be offering classes again! Please call the shop to register at 902-542-2656.

Learn How to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

  • with Liz and Daniel Nell
  • Saturday, November 13, 10am - 3pm
  • $70 plus HST includes all materials and use of a rigid heddle loom for the class.

The rigid heddle loom is very lightweight, portable and easy to use. In this class you will learn to warp the loom, weave a sampler and basic finishing techniques. There will be a maximum of 6 students in the class with 2 instructors. Please bring your lunch.

Skill level: Beginner

Rug Hooking

  • with Shaughney Aston and Sherry Veinotte from SATUPONS
  • Saturday, November 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • $65 + HST

Max. 8 participants

The focus of this class is to introduce you to the art of rug hooking using wool yarn from Gaspereau Fibres. We will begin with the basics of rug hooking and the techniques needed for completing the kit provided. After practising these new skills, you will be able to start your new project. We will supervise and answer any questions you may have during the class.

Before heading home, suggestions and guidance will be given for finishing your piece once it is completed.

Please bring from home a pair of small sharp scissors for snipping wool

Skill level: Beginner

Learn to Knit Socks

  • with Natasha Hope-Simpson
  • Saturday, November 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • $45 (includes yarn and pattern by Kate Atherley)

Learn how to knit in the round with magic loop and turn a heel in this fun baby socks workshop! We will be using Koigu Minis and a set of circular needles for this adorable project.

New to sock knitting? This would be a great introduction! These socks are designed with baby ankles in mind, and feature a ribbed leg that can stretch quite wide.

Materials included: one skein of Koigu Mini

Materials to bring:

  • 2.5mm or 2.75mm circular needles with a 32″ cable, DPNs if preferred.
  • Darning needle.
  • Optional but recommended – 0.5mm to 1mm size bigger needle for a looser cast on. Ie. 3mm to 3.75mm circular would be ideal, cable length doesn’t matter for this set of needles.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Inkle Weaving

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Wednesday, November 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • $45 (includes yarn)
An inkle loom is a portable loom designed to make bands, belts and more. Join Tammy for an introductory class and learn how to make heddles, warp your loom, begin, end and finish your weaving.
Participants will need their own inkle loom to register (we have a few available for sale), but no weaving experience is necessary.

Skill level: Beginner

Waffle Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Wenesday, November 24, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $70 + HST (includes 2 skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn)

Max: 4 participants

You will need your own loom and come to class with a warp on to learn this useful weaving pattern.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

3D Needlefelting

  • with Nancy Keating
  • Sunday, November 21, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $45 + HST (includes all materials)

Max: 6 participants

Needlefelting is a fun and satisfying craft.  These little ornaments are perfect to hang from your tree or add the finishing touch on gifts.  Just bring yourself and go home with at least 2 unique ornaments.

Skill level: Beginner

Colour Theory through Fibre Prep

  • with Jenna Holz
  • Sunday, November 14, 1:00 - 4:00
  • 100 + HST (includes a set of Ashford handcards and all fibre)

Max: 5 participants

In this class you will learn  – some colour theory basics

  • how to card fibre with hand cards
  • how to blend different colours of fibre together with hand cards
  • strategies for achieving a desired colour effect, to final knitted, woven, felted or hooked project
  • how to create a colour gradient set of carded fibre.

Skill level: Beginner

Easy Lace Shawl

  • with Cheryl den Hartog
  • Sunday, November 7, 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • $45 + HST

Max: 5 participants

Knitting lace is all about making holes in the desired places.  Why not start your lace journey with this symmetric triangular shawl?  We’ll explore the basics of shawl construction, increasing and decreasing stitches all the while creating decorative holes.  The openwork shawl design creates chevron bands with left and right slanting decreases, yarn overs, managing a centre stitch and finishes with a Russian cast off.

Please bring: 4mm, 80cm circular needle, row counter, clip on stitch markers.

Workshop cost includes original pattern and yarn (one skein of Fleece Artist Vine or merino slim)

Skill level: Advanced Beginner