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, March 5th, 10am - 3pm
  • $75 + 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

Sweater Design – Seamless Raglan

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Wednesdays, Mar 23, Apr 6 & 20, May 4th, 1 - 4pm
  • $40 + HST

This class is perfect for your first sweater ever or for those who want to create their own unique sweater design. Tammy will walk you through everything you need to knit a top down raglan pullover or cardigan beginning with choosing the right yarn right through to choosing increases and just the perfect cast off. For the budding designer, think about adding pockets, hoods and other personal touches! This sweater can be as simple or as complex as you want.

Yarn for sweater to be purchased at Gaspereau Valley Fibres during the first class.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Introduction to Rug Hooking

  • with Shaughney Aston and Sherry Veinotte from SATUPONS
  • Saturday, April 2, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • $80 + HST

You will learn the basics of rug hooking using fleece and yarn from the Cotswold sheep on the farm! Pattern designed by Satupons, hook, hoop and fibre provided.

Please bring a pair of small, sharp scissors for snipping wool.

Skill level: Beginner

Teatowels on a Rigid Heddle Loom

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Saturday, April 30th, 10am - 4pm
  • $55 + HST (materials included)

Rugged enough to withstand your toughest kitchen job but delicate enough for the fine crystal and china, these towels are a great project once you are comfortable warping your loom. You will learn to warp using two colours, weave using two shuttles and practice keeping your selvages neat.

Students will need a 24″ loom, a 10 dent reed, warping paper or sticks, extra warping sticks, warping peg, threading hook, S-hooks, scissors and all the usual weaving paraphernalia. If you have a stand please bring it along.

Skill level: Beginner

Learn to Knit

  • with Devon Koeller
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 6 - 9pm @ The Wool’n Tart
  • $50 + HST (includes all materials)

Learn the basics; cast on, knit and purl in this 3 hour class. You will cast on a cowl in a chunky weight locally produced yarn. Feel free to stop by the shop for help with this project as needed.

This class will be held at The Wool’n Tart, 458 Main Street, Wolfville.

Skill level: Beginner

Needlefelting

  • with Nancy Keating
  • Saturday, April 9th, 12pm - 4pm
  • $65 + HST (includes all materials)

Needle felting is a fun and satisfying craft. Create your own 3D sheep while learning tips and tricks about this traditional technique. Needle felting experience would be considered an asset but is not necessary.

Skill level: Beginner

Ribbed Socks on Circular Needles

  • with Tasha Hope-Simpson
  • Saturdays, March 19 & 26th, 1pm - 4pm
  • $50 + HST (includes yarn)

A quick and easy sock pattern. Classic top down construction, using circular needles, the magic loop technique, and worsted weight yarn. Perfect for a quick gift!

Workshop will be divided into two sessions, 1 week apart. The first week we will cast on, learn the magic loop, and knit the leg. The second week we will tackle the heel, and knit the foot.

Yarn and pattern included in the workshop.

Needles Required:
3.25mm circular needles with a 32” cable
3.75mm circular needles with a 32” cable

Skill level: Beginner

“Lighter than Air” Wrap

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Saturday, March 26th, 10am - 4pm
  • $85 + HST (materials included)

If you’ve been wondering about using different weight yarns on one heddle, this a good beginner project. Fleece Artist Flyss is paired with Handmaiden Super Kid Mohair and Silk to make a delightfully airy go anywhere wrap.

Finished this scarf measures approximately 16”x 68” plus fringe.

Participants will need a 24″ loom, a 12.5 dent reed, warping paper or sticks, extra warping sticks, S-hooks, threading hook, warping peg, clamps, scissors, 2 shuttles and all the usual weaving paraphernalia. If you have a stand please bring it along.

Skill level: Beginner

Newfoundland Vamps

  • with Shirley Scott
  • Monday, March 7 & Tuesday March 8th, 10am - 1pm
  • $110 + HST (includes materials)

Vamps are the hard-working slipper socks of Newfoundland. Knit in colourful traditional patterns using the fairisle technique (“double knitting” in Newfoundland), they are short in the leg and interesting to make. Knitting them on two short circular needles rather than double points is a great learning adventure, one that can revolutionize all your small circumference projectslike socks, mittens, sweater sleeves, etc. In this 6-hour class we will work on a ladies’ size Tibb’s Eve Vamp from Saltwater Gifts, learning all the tips and tricks along the way. You’ll be in fine shape for the publication of Saltwater Socks in Fall 2022!

This workshop is for experienced sock knitters with some fairisle knowledge.

Please bring 2 x 4.00 mm circular needles 40 cm (16 inches) long. It is better if these needles are “broken in”, not brand new.
1 set of 4.00 mm double pointed needles, 1 darning needle for grafting toe.

Skill level: Advanced