Top Down Crew Neck Shaping

with Deb Gemmel
Sunday, September 25th, 12:00-3:00pm
$55 +HST which includes all materials and instruction

You can add a crewneck to any Top Down Pullover by working this marvelous short row system. There are no wraps or tricky stitches involved. You’ll be surprised at the results and how easy it is to work and adapt. Knit a baby pullover vest with Top Down techniques that you can then apply to an adult sweater when you’re ready to knit for yourself.

Skill level: Intermediate

Knit Gauge Free Mittens!

with Deb Gemmel
Saturday, September 24th, 12:00-3:00pm
$55 +HST which includes all materials and instruction.

Knit mittens in any yarn, for any size. Do you hate knitting a gauge swatch? Do you have mystery yarn, without labels, in your stash? Then these mittens are for you. No need to know your gauge throughout the entire mitten. Choose any yarn and your best guess at a needle size and get started.

Skill level: Intermediate

Maple Oak Nut Mittens

with Cheryl den Hartog
Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-3pm
$50 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

Fair Isle is a stranded knitting technique with colour-ways ranging from subtle heathers to brash brights. They look complex but Fair Isle garments are knitted using only two colours on any row. It looks intimidating but it isn’t that hard. Once you’ve mastered a few simple techniques, you can play with colour and create a wide range of inventive items. Cheryl den Hartog has been fascinated with Fair Isle knitwear for some 20 years and travelled to Shetland to learn from some very experienced knitters. She will share her lessons learned – what works and what doesn’t.

Skill level: Intermediate

Thursday Night Wool ‘n Tart Tutorial – Finishing Techniques

with Devon Koeller
Thursday, October 20th, 6-8 pm at Wool ‘n Tart
$25 +HST which includes approximately 25g worsted weight yarn
Please bring 4-5 mm needle

One of the most enjoyable aspects of knitting is that there are always new skills & stitches to learn! These 2 hour Thursday night classes are designed to give an introduction to various techniques that can bring your knitting to the next level!

Once you’ve got knitting & purling under your belt, it’s time to think about learning some basic finishing skills. Proper finishing can truly make or break a project – so given the number of hours it takes to knit a project, it only makes sense to learn the skills involved in proper finishing! Come on in & learn how to properly block, seam & graft garments.

Thursday Night Wool ‘n Tart Tutorial – Magic Loop Knitting

with Devon Koeller
Thursday, November 3rd, 6-8 pm at Wool ‘n Tart
$25 +HST which includes approximately 25g worsted weight yarn
Please bring 3.5-4mm circular needle of at least 32” length

Do you ever pick up a mitten you are knitting & realize one of your double point needles is missing? Do you get to the end of a hat & realize you lack the appropriate double points to close the crown? Maybe you’re new to socks & you simply find all those needles intimidating… then Magic Loop knitting may be for you! Magic Loop is a simple way of knitting small diameter circular projects on a long circular needle. We’ll unlock the mystery!

Beginner Knitting

with Devon Koeller
Tuesday, October 18th, 6-9pm
$45 +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, instructor we are 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

Knit Socks!

With Tammy Bast
Saturday, October 22nd, 10-3:00pm
$35 +HST which includes yarn & instructions

Come demystify the turning of the heel! Rye is a stylish but simple sock, using basic heel flap construction perfect for your first pair of socks. Tammy will walk participants through all aspects of sock construction, including turning the heel, picking up & knitting & various shaping techniques. And this pattern by Tin Can Knits includes sizes for the whole family, so everyone can have a pair! Participants should bring 3.25&3.75mm double point needles. Skill level: Participants should feel comfortable knitting & purling in the round.

Skill level: Intermediate

Tunisian Crochet

with Clarissa Nell
Saturday, October 29th, 10am-3pm
$45 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

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 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. No prior experience is needed.

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

Skill level: Beginner

Sheepskin Baby Booties

with Devon Koeller
Saturday, November 5th, 1:00-4:00pm
$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.

Learn to Spin!

with Marilyn Rand
Sunday, October 30th, 10:00-3:00pm
$70 +HST which includes all materials and instruction, participants should bring a lunch with them.

Everything the beginning spinner needs to know – right from the first process of choosing a fleece, the wool preparation, & how to spin according to qualities of your fibre, what fibre to use for different projects.

Skill level: Beginner

Beginner Rug Hooking

with Marilyn Rand
Sunday, October 2nd, 1-3:00pm
$50 +HST which includes all materials and instruction

In this beginner’s workshop, Marilyn Rand explores the many different methods of hooking using a variety of materials, including various yarn, fabric strips, & unspun fibre. Participants will be provided with a kit of all materials, as well as the use of a hook.

Skill level: Beginner

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

with Liz & Daniel Nell
Saturday, October 29th, 10am-3pm
$65 +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. Use of a loom is included for each student, as well as materials for a woven rag placemat using cotton warp & B.U.F.A.Y. (Beautiful Upcycled Fabric and Yarn) recycled fabric yarn. Participants should bring a lunch with them.

Skill level: Beginner

“Stash Busting” with Rigid Heddle Weaving

with Tammy Bast & Celeste Pray
Saturday, November 5th, 10am-3pm
$50 +HST

If you’ve taken our Beginner class with Liz & Daniel Nell, it’s likely you’ve fallen in love with weaving! This class with Celeste & Tammy will take your weaving to the “next level” by incorporating new skills: changing colours, double threading, adding a second heddle, as well as determining sett & warp suitability. This stash busting project will result in a lovely wrap or scarf! Participants should bring their own rigid hettle loom, stash yarn, & a lunch!

Needle Felted Greeting Cards

with Sandy Charbonneau
Saturday, October 1st, 11am-2pm
$40 +HST which includes all materials and instructions

Create an array of decorative cards while learning the skills of needle felting with Sandy Charbonneau. Participants will use a variety of wools & roving to create these charming motifs & scenes. Felted cards make a lovely accompaniment to any wooly gift, & frame up beautifully as a gift on their own! Participants will make 6 cards each – feel free to bring a lunch or snacks.

Skill level: Beginner