brendas-sheep-7

Spring is on the way and we have a wonderful set of classes to carry us through the very last stretch of wintery weather.  Beginner classes in knitting, weaving, spinning and felting, Tunisian crochet: lessons in stranded knitting, as well as an airy lace shawl for beginners and a shawl knit-a-long for advanced beginners.

To register call the shop at 902-542-2656
or Toll-Free 1-877-6-FIBRES (634-2737)


French Cancan Knit-a-long

with Devon Koeller
Fridays April 8th, 15th & May 6th, 1:30-3:30pm
Free Registration with pattern purchase & 20% discount on yarn

Join in on this fun Spring knit-a-long shawl! We’ll be making this beautiful design by Mademoiselle C – it incorporates an easy garter stitch section & an applied edging section using lace & cabling skills. We will be working through this pattern together as group at the Wool ’n Tart in Wolfville. Registration is FREE but limited, so call to reserve your spot!
Skill level: Adventurous Beginner


Introduction to Lace Knitting

with Devon Koeller
Thursdsays April 7th& 21st, 6:00-9:00pm
$45 + HST, which includes yarn & pattern

Come join Devon Koeller for two evenings learning the skills of lace knitting! This simple bias knit scarf by Janina Kallio is the perfect introduction to lace, with an easy to memorize pattern. Knit with one skein of Mineville’s Mulberry Silk, this shawl knits up quickly! We will take one class to learn the basics of lace knitting, & one class to learn how to prevent & fix lace knitting mistakes.
Skill level: Beginner


Beginner Spinning

with Marilyn Rand
Sunday May 15th, 10:00-3:00pm
$65 +HST, which includes all materials and instruction, participants should bring a lunch with them.

This Spinning 101 class will teach you everything you need to know to get started in spinning on a wheel. Instruction includes how to choose a fleece, wool preparation, & how to spin according to qualities of your fibre, what fibre to use for different projects. Participants will leave having spun their very first skein of yarn!
Skill level: Beginner


Upcycled Zipper Brooches

with Sandy Charbonneau
Sunday May 1st, 1-3:00pm
$30 +HST

Participants will be creating whimsical brooches using broken zippers & hand dyed roving, while they learn the basics of needle felting technique. Participants are asked to please bring small sharp scissors, a hot glue gun & old zippers… even broken ones! Everything else will be provided.
Skill level: Beginner


Stranded Knitting Project Bag

with Dagmar Meyer
Saturday April 16th and April 23rd, 1:30-4:30pm
$60 +HST which includes yarn & instruction

This class is for someone who has a little experience in knitting with two colours, but would like to gain more confidence in Fair Isle techniques. With the potential to customize the motifs in this project, experienced Fair Isle knitters will enjoy this knit-a-long as well! The course will also include tips on how to line your project bag & add a twisted drawstring cord. Students should bring a 3mm 16” circular, as well as 3mm DPNs, or 3.5mms if participants are very tight knitters.
Skill level: Intermediate


Beginner Knitting

with Devon Koeller
Tuesday April 5th or 19th, 6-9pm
$40 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

Want to learn to knit? Whether you have never picked up a set of needles or you just need a little refresher from when Grandma taught you, Devon will be happy to get you started. Participants will learn how to cast on, knit, purl and how to bind off. You will also be starting your very first project, a super cozy chunky cowl! Come on in and let us help you get going!
Skill level: Beginner


Sheepskin Baby Booties

with Devon Koeller
April 16th, 1:00-3:00pm
$45 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

Join Devon to learn how to make these adorable baby booties with shearling soles. Participants will learn the basics of crochet, how to “pick up & knit”, & how to use double pointed needles to knit in the round. Skills learned translate beautifully to the children’s & adult slippers also pictured above! It is recommended that you complete one project in the round prior to the class.
Skill level: Intermediate


Tunisian Crochet

with Clarissa Nell
Saturday April 30th, 10am-3pm
$45 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

Want to learn Tunisian Crochet? It’s been called a mix of knitting and crochet, but that definitely doesn’t do it justice. This technique is incredibly versatile – capable of producing anything from lacy, airy projects 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. Everything you need for this class is included & will be yours to keep and take home.
Skill level: Beginner


Beginner Weaving

with Liz & Daniel Nell
Saturday April 30th, 10am-3pm
$55 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

Enjoy a day at the farm learning to the basics of weaving! Participants will learn to set up warp & create fabrics on a rigid heddle loom, creating a mat using cotton warp & upcycled fabric for weft. Use of a rigid heddle loom is included for each student. Participants should bring a lunch with them.
Skill level: Beginner


Needle Felting

with Colleen Gerrits
Friday April 15th, 10am-1:30pm
$45 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

Explore the fun and creative combination of wet felting, needle felting & collage while learning the basic skills with local artist Colleen Gerrits. No experience is necessary! All supplies including frame are included. Participants are asked to please bring along a lunch or snacks.
Skill level: Beginner


Annual Yarn Yard Sale

May 7th, 9:00-12:00pm

Does your yarn stash need some Spring cleaning? Come join us for the 12th annual Yarn Yard Sale event, an exciting morning of stashing & de-stashing amongst fellow fibre enthusiasts! Remember to reserve your table if you wish to sell, & prepare to come early on Yard Sale day if you are buying! Contact GVF for more info on reserving a table.


Back to Back Challenge

May 28th, 9:00-until when we’re done!!!

Come cheer on the our resident team, the “Maritime Gimmers” as they take on the epic international “Back to Back Challenge” – spinning & knitting a fleece from sheep to sweater in a matter of hours! Teams from all over the world compete to be the quickest, & the Maritime Gimmers are defending All Canadian Champions! All proceeds in support of “Carry Me” palliative care.


Rare Breeds Canada: A Rare Breeds Renaissance

June 10t 3:00pm – 12th 2:00pm
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

We welcome you to participate in this history making event. The event will start Friday the Rare Breeds Canada’s AGM followed at 5pm with keynote, Lawrence Alderson & a five course tasting menu featuring heritage breeds. Art exhibit, trade show, keynote speakers, heritage and rare breed meals, farm tours, not to mention more! For more information contact (902) 582-3842, or mail@artscentre.ca