Late Fall is a great time to learn some new skills in fibre arts to work on during the winter.  We are offering 4 new classes:  Fair Isle in the Round, Rug punching, Needlefelted holiday ornaments, and a Ruffled Nunofelt Scarf.

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

 


 

 

NEW!  Fair Isle in the Round

Saturday, November 18th, 10am – 3pm

Fair Isle is a colour knitting technique tradition that may look intimidating but isn’t really that hard.  Join Cheryl for a fun relaxing workshop.  Learn the basic techniques while creating a hat inspired by Fort Anne, the place that gave Nova Scotia its name and our first National Historic site. This hat will help you learn to:  hold 2 yarn colours, knit without tangling yarns, strand pattern and background colours, and recognize the colour principles that make Fair Isle design effective.  The photo shows the hat in progress with corrugated ribbing.  Top of hat has a 7 point star.Class will be from 10 am until 4:00 pm with a 10 minute morning break. Snacks will be provided. Lunch will be at 12:00 pm. Please bring your lunch as lunch time is limited to 30 minutes. Students will have homework to complete before the class.  Students should also bring 3.25 mm circular needle and a lunch.

Instructor: Cheryl den Hartog
Skill level:  Intermediate
Cost: $55 + HST which includes pattern and enough Brown Sheep Yarn to complete a hat.

 


 

Rug Punching Workshop

November 18th, 10am – 3pm

Rug punching is a wonderful way to create rugs for your home. This workshop is designed to teach you how to use the Oxford Punch Needle and the basic techniques for rug punching. We will discuss the different needle sizes available and the yarns that work best for punching. You will learn how to transfer a template to your monk’s cloth, stretch you fabric on your frame and how to finish your completed project. A brief history of rug making in the Maritimes and the tools used by early punchers will be given.Although you may not finish your project in class today, clear easy to follow instructions are included in your kit.

All materials needed to work your project are provided in the class kit. The kit includes tack frame, monk’s cloth, thumb tacks, #9 punch needle, wool and button thread.

The following is a list of some tools that you will need to bring to class:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors for cutting yarn
  • Fabric scissors
Instructor:  Diann MacDonald
Cost:  $85 + HST

 


 

Needle Felted Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, November 25th, 1- 4pm

Felting is the oldest known textile dating back to 6500 BC.  Learn the basic skill of needle-felting in both 2D and 3D.  Create and take home two or more unique holiday ornaments. They are unbreakable!

Instructor: Nancy Keating
Cost: $40 + HST, includes all materials, tools, and instruction.

 


 

Ruffled Nunofelt Scarf

Sunday, December 3rd,  10am – 3pm
Come and spend the day creating your own one of a kind nunofelt ruffled scarf. This lovely piece of wearable art is created with hand dyed silk and merino wool. Shibori techniques will be incorporated with the nunofelting to add even more texture and interest. All materials are included. You will only need to bring an old towel and a small bucket.Instructor:  Leslie McFarlane
Cost:  $65 + HST,  includes all materials and instruction