Summer 2019 Classes

To register for a class, please call the shop at 902-542-2656 or toll free 1-877-634-2737. Class sizes are limited and filled on a first come first served basis so payment is required at the time of registration to hold your space. In the event of inclement weather and the class is cancelled or rescheduled, we will post shop/class closures on our Facebook page and also call each participant. If you are travelling a distance and feel the roads are not safe, please give us a call.

Rug Hooking With Fleece

  • with Lorna McMaster
  • Wednesday June 5, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • $75 (includes all tools and materials to create a 10” x 12” finished mat)

This workshop is a great introduction to the world of rug hooking using alternative, often more affordable and available materials than traditional use of hooking with thin strips of fabric.  Participants will learn to use dyed and natural coloured locks straight from the sheep, along with hand dyed yarns to create visual depth and texture in their finished piece. Finishing and dyeing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.

Skill level: Beginner

Felted Vessels

  • with Lorna McMaster
  • Wednesday, June 12, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • $75 plus HST (includes all tools and materials)

Participants will learn how to use dyed locks and bits of wool to decorate and build a wet felted vessel over an inflatable form.  This can be a bit of a sloppy process, so dress to get wet!  After forming the initial shape, you will have a choice of forming the vessel into a hat, a purse, or a finished sculptural piece.  The instructor will also demonstrate how to use a similar wet-felted process to make felted slippers.

Skill level: Beginner

Next Steps in Weaving

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Saturday June 22, 10am – 4pm
  • $40 plus materials

Next Steps in Weaving is designed to help you get the most out of you rigid heddle loom. We will cover technical aspects of weaving… choosing the right reed, yarn, colour theory, pick up sticks and more. Tammy will also share tips on all aspects of warping and weaving and answer your questions. Then it’s time to put it all together as you plan and warp your own project!

Participants must provide their own loom and be comfortable warping. If extra reeds or other equipment will be needed these should be ordered at time of registration.

Skill level: Beginner