Spring 2018 Workshops and Events


Please call the shop to register 902-542-2656 or
toll free 1-877-634-2737.




Icelandic Sweater Knit-A-Long
With Cheryl den Hartog

Sunday afternoons: March 11, April 15, May 27, and June 10 2 – 3:30 PM


Learn the basic techniques of working in the round, holding 2 yarn colours and knit without tangling, graft underarm stitches to complete the garment.  The first session is Sunday, March 11th in which you will learn Iceland technique and colour selection.  The pattern is “Riddari” which uses Léttlopi.



Skill level: intermediate




The Incredible Custom Fit Raglan Knit-A-Long
With Tammy Bast

Tuesday afternoons March 20, April 3, April17, and May 1.   First session is 1– 2:30 PM.  All other sessions are 1 – 4 PM.


In this KAL we will be working with you to help create your personal design and fit, using any yarn and needles and swatching!  Learn the basics of top down sweaters while working with a group that will keep you inspired and encouraged.  After you have completed this Knit a Long you will have all the skills to design any top down sweater with any yarn and pattern!



Skill level: intermediate




Spinner’s Gathering

Saturday afternoon, March 17. 1 – 4 PM


Bring your spinning wheel or drop spindle and enjoy an afternoon of spinning at the farm.  This monthly gathering is a great time to be creative and learn new techniques from fellow spinners in a relaxing, informal setting.  There is no charge for this event.



Skill level: all




Rigid Heddle Weaving
With Liz and Daniel Nell

March 24 or April 28. 10 AM – 3 PM


Enjoy a day at the farm learning the basics of weaving! Participants will learn to set up, warp and create fabrics on a rigid heddle loom. Use of a loom is included for each student as well as materials for a woven scarf.

Participants should bring a lunch.


$65 (+HST – includes all materials and instructions)

Skill level: beginner




Tunisian Crochet
With Clarissa Nell

Saturday, March 24 10 AM – 3 PM


Want to learn Tunisian Crochet? Also known as Afghan crochet or tricot crochet, it’s been called a mix of knitting and crochet but that definitely doesn’t do it justice. This technique is extremely versatile – capable of producing anything from lacy, airy project to incredibly dense fabrics.  It’s a lot of fun and the possibilities are endless. During this workshop, participants will learn the basics of Tunisian Crochet with at least two different stitches while making a cozy cowl using a locally hand dyed yarn.


Participants should bring a lunch. Notes will be provided but participants may wish to bring a note pad as well.


$55 (+HST – includes all materials and instructions)

Skill level: beginner



Tapestry Weaving
With Mary Ann Donovan

April 7. 12 – 4:30 PM


Join Mary Ann from House of Wooly Thyme to create a one-of-a-kind woven wall hanging that will introduce beginners to the wonderful world of tapestry weaving. Skills covered will include: choosing your fibres, mixing textures, warping your loom, a variety of weaving stitches, creating simple shapes and finishing your work.


$75 (+ HST – includes all materials and a basic board loom to take home)

Skill level: beginner




Fleece Artist “Mash Up”
With Ruth Gallo and Jana Dempsey from Fleece Artist

Thursday, April 12. 1 – 4  PM.


Bring your Fleece artist and Hand Maiden stash and learn how to pair colour, texture and stitch patterns to create one-of-a-kind knitted fabrics.  There will be some yarns on hand for you to try as well.  We will have a trunk show from Nova Scotia designers Ruth Gallo of Todwick Studios and Ilga Leja.  This free event is designed to inspire and open the door to working with colour and texture. Tea, coffee, and treats will be served!  Should be fun!



Skill level: all




Needle Felting Salty Kates
With Katherine Sharpe

Saturday, April 14. 10 AM – 3 PM.


Create a one of a kind “Salty Kate” which is 100% wool, while learning 3D needle felting techniques.


$55 (includes all materials)

Skill level: beginner




Wet Felting
With Carolyn and Nova from Felted in my Bones

Saturday, April 21. 12 – 4 PM


Caroline and Nova have been making and selling one of a kind artwork, garments and upholstery using ancient techniques of wet felting and modern dry felting techniques. Join them as they share their knowledge in a 3 hour beginner/novice class centered on wet felting.  The participants will create a piece of wall art that will measure roughly 12×14- inch to go home with.

$65 (includes all the fibres and tool to complete project)

Skill Level: Beginner/Novice




And finally, it is never too early to start thinking about our annual yarn yard sale which will be held on May 12th this year.  This is when some of you 15 or so, decide to destash and book a free table at Gaspereau Valley Fibres to sell your extra yarn, fibre, equipment, books, patterns…. It’s a fun event!