Please call the shop to register at 902-542-2656.

Learn to Spin on a Drop Spindle

  • with Jenna Holtz
  • Saturday, Arpil 29th, 1 - 4pm
  • $60 + HST (includes materials)

Join Jenna and learn to spin your own yarn! Jenna will take you through the steps of spinning your first yarn. You will learn the essential spinning vocabulary, learn to spin using a drop spindle and gain the skills to spin beautiful singles.

A drop spindle and fibre is included in the cost of the class.

Skill level: Beginner

Shetland Wool Week Hat

  • with Cheryl den Hartog
  • Wednesday, May 3rd & 17th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
  • $50 + HST

Join Cheryl to knit the new Shetland Wool week hat. Pattern to be released this month! This is a 2 part hat workshop and you will learn the following techniques:

  • Provisional cast on
  • Holding 2 yarn colours
  • Knitting without tangling yarns
  • Stranding pattern and background colours
  • Managing rounds with 3 colours
  • Working yarn ends in as you go.

Part one focuses on choosing colours from our Jamieson’s spindrift yarn and the brim of the hat. Part two is the colour-work in the body and crown.

Skill level: Experienced Intermediate-must be familiar with knitting in the round. Some colour work would be an asset. Demonstrations will be on a circular needle.

Instructor: Cheryl den Hartog continues to explore colour knitwear and has visited Shetand many times. She will share stories and tips she has learned in the process.
Note: Masks are required for all participants.

Skill level: Intermediate

Toe Up Socks

  • with Jamie Whitcomb
  • Wednesday’s, May 3, 10 & 17th, 6pm - 9pm.
  • $60 + HST

Come learn to knit toe-up socks with Jamie :). We love this method because these socks are easy to try on as you knit and you never have to worry about running out of yarn before your socks are complete!

The class is divided up over three weeks. In week one, we’ll work the toe starting with Judy’s Magic Cast On. In week two, we’ll place the afterthought heel. Then, in week three, we’ll work Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off (JSSBO) and shape the afterthought heel. Looking forward to seeing you there :).


  • Knit (k), Purl (p), Kfb (knit front-back), knit 2 together (k2tog), Slip, slip, knit (Ssk)
  • Knitting in the round with Magic Loop or double pointed needles

Materials Provided in Class

  • Pattern
  • 100 g sock yarn

Materials to Bring with You

  • 2.5 mm double pointed needles and/or 2.5 mm 32” circular needle.
    Note: on the first day of class, we will be working Judy’s Magic Cast On. This technique is much easier to work using Magic Loop with a long circular needle than it is on double pointed needles. If you prefer knitting with double pointed needles, we recommend bringing a 32” circular needle as well to work the cast on. Once your cast on is complete, you can switch over to double pointed needles if you wish :).
  • Darning needle
  • Locking stitch markers or waste yarn to mark rows

Skill level: Beginner

Beginner Needlefelting

  • with Nancy Keating
  • Saturday May 6th, 12 - 4 PM
  • $65 plus HST (includes all materials and instruction)

Create your own unique tapestry using the traditional technique of needle felting. Bring a photo of your favourite landscape or work from provided samples. Needle felting experience is not necessary but would be considered an asset.

Skill level: Beginner

Inkle Weaving

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Saturday, May 13th, 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • $45 (includes yarn)
An inkle loom is a portable loom designed to make bands, belts and more. Join Tammy for an introductory class and learn how to make heddles, warp your loom, begin, end and finish your weaving.
Participants will need their own inkle loom to register (we have a few available for sale), but no weaving experience is necessary.

Skill level: Beginner

“Lighter than Air” Wrap

  • with Tammy Bast
  • Saturday, May 20th, 10am - 4pm
  • $85 + HST (materials included)

If you’ve been wondering about using different weight yarns on one heddle, this a good beginner project. Fleece Artist Flyss is paired with Handmaiden Super Kid Mohair and Silk to make a delightfully airy go anywhere wrap.

Finished this scarf measures approximately 16”x 68” plus fringe.

Participants will need a 24″ loom, a 12.5 dent reed, warping paper or sticks, extra warping sticks, S-hooks, threading hook, warping peg, clamps, scissors, 2 shuttles and all the usual weaving paraphernalia. If you have a stand please bring it along.

Skill level: Beginner