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It's hard to imagine spring is on the way with all the snow still on the ground but if you look closely you can see the signs. Robins and other winged creatures are singing their spring songs, the sun is in the sky longer and longer each day and the pregnant ewes are getting bigger and bigger. Whether or not we believe it, spring is on the way! Ease the waiting by learning a new skill or brushing up on an old one with our workshop schedule below.
socks

Knit Socks!
with Devin Folks
Wednesday, March 26th 10am – 1pm
458 Main Street
$35+HST which includes all materials and instructions

Some will say that socks are the perfect knitting project – small enough to travel with, great for trying out new stitch patterns and a gift that everyone will use! Come let Devin lead you through the ins and outs of the world of socks. Particpants will be making a baby sock are asked to have knit in the round before. 

fingerless mitt

Steek and Rib Combo
with Cheryl denHartog
Saturday, March 29th & Saturday April 5th 10am – 12pm
830 Gaspereau River Road
$50+HST which includes all materials and instructions
*Please note this workshop goes over two Saturdays.

Many Fair Isle designs use steeks to position sleeves and shape necklines while working in the round. The scary part is actually cutting your knitting to add the sleeves and complete the garment.

Another decorative detail is 2 colour "corrugated rib" to add that special touch to ribbing, button bands and necklines.

Why not join us for a steek and rib combo to learn what works and hazards to avoid? Gain experience while knitting a pair of fingerless mitts designed for your to learn how to:
- Set up and knit a steek
- Reinforce and cut a steek
- Pick up stitches next to a steek

Materials: Yarn kit provided – includes 4 colours of 100% wool and original pattern

Level: Advanced – Must be familiar with working in the round and have some experience of stranded knitting. All demonstrations will be on 4 double pointed needles. 

Participants will have various colour themes to choose from.

Instructor: Cheryl den Hartog has been fascinated with Fair Isle knitwear for some 20 years and has overcome her fear of steeks.
 
Please bring:
Your completed homework
beg knitting

Knitting for Beginners
Tuesday, April 22nd  6-9pm 
830 Gaspereau River Road
$30 +HST which includes 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 Devon Koeller 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!

Needle Felting

Needle Felting for Beginners
with Sandy Charbeneau
Wednesday, April 23rd 10am – 1pm
$48 + HST which includes all materials

Join Sandy as she takes you through the joys of needle felting! In this workshop participants will create a 10" x 12" photo of clothes blowing in the wind on their very own clothesline (or another scene of their choice!). Learn the tips and tricks of felting and how to mix and match different elements in your art. Participants are asked to bring a light snack – coffee and tea will be provided.

Rug Hooking

Beginner Rug Hooking
with Marilyn Rand
Saturday, April 26th 10am-12pm 
830 Gaspereau River Road
$35 + HST which inclues all materials

Exploring the use of wool strips, hand spun yarn , and fibre roving in hooking.   Anything goes in today's artistic mixed media approach to rug hooking.  We will touch on choices for materials where and why to use a particular material.   If you have a frame bring it along,  otherwise we will be using embroidery frames. 

Registration for classes can be done by phone with a credit card or in person to hold your spot. Class fees are not refundable. If you are unable to attend due to illness or weather, please call the shop to let us know and the fee can be transfered to another workshop.

 

Kitty Purl Time to get cleaning again! We've been putting odds and ends of things out back all year and now are getting ready to mark them down for the annual Yarn Yard Sale! We want you to take part too though! Take a look around and see what you've been hanging onto for too long. Call the shop to reserve a table (no charge) and sell off some old goodies and maybe get some new ones in the process! Not limited to only yarn! May 10th is approaching so let the cleaning begin!