Wolseley WOol

Knitting, Crocheting and Weaving Classes

 

Call (204) 772-5648 or stop by and visit us at 889 Westminster to register. All classes must be paid in full at time of registration. Prices do not include applicable taxes. Classes do not include materials unless otherwise stated.

Knit Night – every Wednesday from 7-9pm, join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting or whatever your fibre fancy is. Strengthen your skills, meet some great people, see what others are creating and share your ideas in a supportive, social atmosphere. Sometimes we have themed evenings such as knit-alongs etc. and everyone is always welcome. Feel free to bring snacks to share with others. FREE!!

Knit Afternoon – every Thursday from 1-3pm, join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting or whatever your fibre fancy is. Strengthen your skills, meet some great people, see what others are creating and share your ideas in a supportive, social atmosphere. Everyone is always welcome. Feel free to bring snacks to share with others. FREE!!

Felters’ Night
Last Thursday of the month starting in September 27th from 6 – 8pm
If you love to felt ( Nuno felt, wet felt or needle felting) and would like to meet others who share your interests, join us for an evening of fun. This will be more of a social gathering with the opportunity to share your projects, ideas and wisdom. Everyone is welcome! FREE!!

Drop-In for Help Class with Corie – Starting in September every Wednesday from 6-7pm, Corie is here to work with you on a project, answer questions or help you get through a difficult part of your pattern. Please call ahead to register Class fee: $10 payable directly to the teacher

Skill Levels

Novice – no previous experience necessary
Beginner – basic knitting and purling skills/basic crochet skills
Intermediate – basic knitting and purling skills and knitting in the round

 

Next Stitch Daytime with Corie

Mondays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – September 10, 17, 24, October 1
Session 2 – October 15, 22, 29, November 5
Session 3 – November 12, 19, 26, December 3

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

Skills, Skills and More Skills (the Golden Hour Shawl) with Donna

Mondays from 7-9pm
September 10, 17, 24 and October 1

The gorgeous new Golden Hour Shawl pattern by Andrea Mowry is packed full of skill learning, new techniques, colour combinations and beautiful comfy style.  Donna will help students work through the mosaic knitting, bobbles, eyelets and picot bind-off as they create this perfect cozy shawl for the cooler fall weather.

Skill level:  Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies:  A copy of the Golden Hour Shawl pattern by Andrea available for purchase at Wolseley Wool or directly on Ravelry.  3 – 100g skeins of worsted weight yarn in different colours and a 5mm 32” circular needle.

 

Introduction to Making Socks with Jen

Mondays from 7-9pm
September 10, 17, 24 and October 1

Hand-knit socks are one of a knitter’s greatest treasures.  There is so much fun sock yarn to choose from, you’ll never be able to only make one pair.  Students will learn the basics of top down sock construction, reading a pattern and finishing with Kitchener stitch.

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: 100g of sock weight yarn and double point needles 2.25 – 2.75mm

Building in Colour with Corie & Sigrid

Every Tuesday from 1-3pm
September 11 to November 27 inclusive

Want to master the art of colour knitting? Come join Corie and Sigrid for Building in Colour, a Block class based on the book “Building in Colour” by Knit Purl Hunter. Learn 10 different colourwork techniques in blocks that sequentially build on each other, allowing mastery of colour skills with each new block. Add to your knitting education while you learn to expertly knit with multiple colours and combine each individual block into a colourful blanket to form your own cuddly work of art!

Skill Level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $150
Supplies: Building in Colour book by Knit Purl Hunter available at Wolseley Wool, 3 different colours of worsted weight wool – 5 100g skeins of each colour (or 940yards), 4mm/US 6 24”circular needles for blocks (or size needed to achieve gauge), 4mm/US 6 40” circular needles for borders (or size needed to achieve gauge), stitch markers, cable needle, and tapestry needle.

 

Double Knitting Isn’t Just A Yarn Weight with Coryna

Tuesdays from 7 – 9pm
September 11, 18, 25 and October 2

Double knitting also refers to literally knitting the inside and the outside of a project at the same time.  Seriously, we live in cold country and this is a necessary skill to have.  The other really cool thing about this technique is you can knit different patterns on the inside and outside. Sounds confusing, not at all.  Coryna will help you understand exactly what to do while working on a hat.

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee:  $50
Supplies:  Please bring a 4 mm 16” circular needle, a set of 4 mm double point needles, cable needle and stitch markers, 2 – 100g balls of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colours and a copy of the Double Knit Artichoke hat by Jada Coyne available for purchase in store or on Ravelry.

 

Next Stitch with Hilori

Tuesdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – September 11, 18, 25 October 2
Session 2 – October 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 3 – November 6, 13, 20, 27

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

 

Learn to Knit Daytime with Sigrid

Wednesdays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – September 12, 19, 26, October 3
Session 2 – October 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 3 – November 7, 14, 21, 28

This class is geared toward those students who have never picked up knitting needles. Students will learn to cast on/off, knit, purl, several increases/decreases, and receive information about yarns, patterns, and tools. Students may begin a project before the end of the class.

Skill level: Novice Knitter (no experience)
Class fee: $50 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies: Notebook and pen – all other supplies included in kit

 

Colour-work Worsted Sweater with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9pm
September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10

If you follow us on Instagram, you have probably seen Corie’s knitted Treysta sweater by Jennifer Steinglass.  Corie’s version used Lett Lopi, which it was written for, but any worsted weight yarn will work for this beautiful design.  Treysta means trust and we trust that Corie is the perfect teacher to help you through this top down seamless colourwork sweater.  In fact, she’s practically a genius at it.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $60
Supplies:  A copy of Treysta pattern by Jennifer Steinglass available from Wolseley Wool or directly from Ravelry, 3.75mm, 4 mm and 4.5mm needles as stated in pattern.  Enough Lett Lopi or worsted weight yarn of your choice for your size.

Next Stitch Daytime with Anna

Thursdays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – September 13, 20, 27 October 4
Session 2 – October 11, 18, 25 November 1
Session 3 – November 8, 15, 22, 29

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

 

Learn to Knit Evening with Anna

Thursdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – September 13, 20, 27 October 4
Session 2 – October 18, 25 November 1, 8
Session 3 – Nov 22, 29 December 6, 13

This class is geared toward those students who have never picked up knitting needles. Students will learn to cast on/off, knit, purl, several increases/decreases, and receive information about yarns, patterns, and tools. Students may begin a project before the end of the class.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $50 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies: Notebook and pen – all other supplies included in kit

 

All About Crochet with Hilori

Thursdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – September 13, 20, 27 October 4
Session 2 – October 11, 18, 25 November 1
Session 3 – November 8, 15, 22, 29

This is the perfect class for crocheters of all levels.  If you’d like to learn to crochet or if you know the basics of crochet but would like some help with skill building, reading a pattern or a specific project, this is the class for you. Everyone welcome!!

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Crochet
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class.

 

Next Stitch Daytime with Sigrid

Fridays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – September 14, 21, 28 October 5
Session 2 – October 12, 19, 26 November 2
Session 3 – November 9, 16, 23, 30

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class


Introduction to Nuno Felting with Wendy 

Saturday, September 22 from Noon – 4 pm

Learn the basics of Nuno felting to create a beautiful, unique scarf. Together, we’ll follow the process involved in Nuno felting step by step. This technique incorporates merino and silk fibres with a layer of lightweight silk chiffon, resulting in a luxurious accessory that you’ll love to wear! Please note, this class is a bit of a workout—the fabric needs to be agitated in order for it to felt and this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate stairs easily.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee:  $35 plus kit
Supplies: Two old bath towels, comfortable clothes and shoes, and a scarf kit ($22), which is available from Wolseley Wool.  Purchase your kit as soon as possible for the best selection

 

Introduction to Crochet with Audrey

Saturdays from 1 – 3pm
Session 1 – September 22, 29 & October 6
Session 2 – October 13, 20, 27

Always wanted to learn to crochet? This introductory class will cover the basic crochet stitches and techniques, such as chain stitch, slip stitch as well as single, half-double and double crochet stitches. You’ll also learn how to read charts, increase, decrease and change colours—plus a whole lot more!  Audrey will also help you choose and start your first project!

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $40
Supplies: Scrap Aran, worsted or chunky weight yarn (chunky will be the easiest to work with, however no novelty yarns such as eyelash or chenille) and corresponding crochet hook.

 

‘Thirteen Techniques’ Tea Cozy with Coryna

Tuesdays from 1 – 3pm
September 25, October 2, 9, 16

This project class is packed with skills and stitches, thirteen to be exact and uses Coryna’s Good Crieff Tea Cozy pattern.  How lucky we are to have such talented teachers.   The base is knit in the round on DPNs or using the Magic Loop technique. The sides are knit flat and feature attached i-cord edges for lovely smooth edges. Finally, an i-cord tie gathers the top of the cozy together. Embellish the tie cord with a pair of pom-poms, or use a length of ribbon if you prefer.  The stitches and techniques used include: working in the round, working flat, ribbing, garter stitch, half brioche, welting, attached i-cord, regular i-cord, eyelettes, increases, decreases, and short rows.  This little cozy has lots of texture and minimal finishing, and don’t we all love that!

Skill level:  Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee:  $50
Supplies:   4.5mm needles either straight and double point or a longer circular for magic loop and 100g of worsted weight yarn. Pattern will be given to each student at class at no extra charge.

 

Natural Dyeing 101 with Ash

Saturday from 1 – 4pm
September 29

Learn how to naturally dye yarn with sunflower knit’s ash alberg! Using dye plants and Canadian wool, we’ll spend an evening learning everything from how to not shock your fibres to how to forage ethically and responsibly. Students will be able to choose how many skeins they wish to dye, and will choose between multiple dye pots and/or eco-printing (make your own speckled yarn with environmentally friendly practices!). Leave with enough naturally dyed yarn to make a project for yourself or a loved one!

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $40 plus $15 per skein of yarn you’d like to dye.
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

 

Knit Design 101 with Ash

11am-2pm SHAWL DESIGN 
or 2:30-5:30pm SOCK DESIGN

Class 1: Saturday, October 6,
Class 2: Saturday, October 13, 11am-2pm
Class 3: Sunday, October 21*, 11am-2pm
* please note the day change for this class only due to the Long Way Homestead mill launch on Saturday the 20th
Class 4: Saturday, October 27, 11am-2pm

Find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. In this 12-hour design course with ash of sunflower knit, you will choose whether to focus on designing socks or shawls in your first class. For the following three classes, you will learn basic shapes and construction, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. Students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. We will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new.

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $140
Supplies: 100g fingering/sock weight yarn, 3.75mm (US 5) 60cm (32”) circular needle (shawls) or 2.25mm (US 1) sock needles, notebook, pen/pencil, and calculator.

 

Toe-up, Two-At-A-Time Socks with Coryna

Tuesdays from 7-9pm
October 9, 16, 23, 30

Have double the fun and overcome SSS (single sock syndrome) in this class. Learn how to knit two socks at the same time from the toe up using Judy’s Magic Cast-on and magic loop. Students will learn Judy’s Magic Cast-On, magic loop, tackling heels and stretchy bind-offs.

Skill level:  Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class Fee:  $50
Supplies:  Enough yarn for a pair of socks, either 100g of fingering weight and a long circular needle 2.25-2.75mm to match the yarn for magic loop and a copy of the Magic Loop Sock pattern by Pam Grushkin available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store.

 

Fixing Common Mistakes with Anna

Thursday, October 11 from 6-9pm

We all make mistakes, but learning to fix them quickly and correctly will liberate your knitting.  In this workshop we will learn how to recognize, pick up and fix dropped stitches. Learn how to recognize and fix twisted stitches, change knits to purls and purls to knits and how to safely frog stitches and pick them back up!   We will also go over common mistakes in circular knitting, colourwork knitting and cables and how to avoid them.

Skill level:  Beginner Knitter
Class fee:  $25
Supplies:  Please bring a swatch of at least 6 inches square of worsted weight, light coloured yarn.  5mm knitting needles (straight or circular), Darning needle, small crochet hook and one smaller knitting needle 4mm or smaller

 

Two-Day Introduction to Weaving with Francine

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
October 13 & 20

In this two day workshop students will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.  Each student will make their own scarf and is able to take their loom home in between to work on their project.  In the second class the project will be completed and removed from the loom and options for finishing are shown.

 

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $50 plus $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supplies: A loom will be provided for class use. Students need 100 – 200 g of worsted weight plied yarn.  Please come to class with your yarn wound and ready to go. This class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

 


Learn to Knit a Lopi Sweater with Donna

Mondays from 7-9pm
October 15, 22, 29 November 5, 12

Icelandic sweaters are the perfect garment for Winnipeg weather.  These stylish traditional sweaters are knit in the round from the bottom up with a colourwork yoke.  Check out our many Lopi books for patterns.  You can choose from either Alafoss Lopi (chunky weight), Lett Lopi (Aran Weight) or try our newest yarn Plotulopi (Aran Weight) and make your very own fashionably warm sweater

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $60
Supplies:  A copy of the pattern you have chosen, yarn and needles suitable for your pattern.  Staff at Wolseley Wool will be happy to help you with this.

 

Knit the West Coast Cardigan with Jen

Mondays from 7-9 pm
October 15, 22, 29 November 5, 12

This Cowichan styled sweater, designed by Jane Richmond, is unique in its design because it’s top down and knit in one piece.  The cardigan features raglan shaping, set-in pockets, a generous shawl collar and a zipper closure.  There are so many skills easily learned in this pattern!  This heavy weight cardigan is perfect for wearing in the spring, cool summer nights and well into the fall.  Although you will be following Jane’s charts for the class, extra blank charts are included for your own designing on your next one – we know you won’t be able to knit just one.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $60
Supplies:   Consult your pattern (or shop staff) for the amounts of Briggs and Little Country Roving, Estelle Bulky or Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky you will need for your size.  There is a main colour and two contrast colours.  8mm and 9mm  – 40” circular needles.  As well as 8mm and 9mm double points unless you want to use magic loop technique for sleeves.  4 stitch markers. Please bring a copy of the pattern, available for purchase from the shop or directly from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/west-coast-cardigan

 

Knit the Glaswegian Sweater with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9pm
October 17, 24, 31 and November 28, December 5

Plotulopi has finally arrived in Canada and we’re all excited about knitting with this great member of the Lopi family.  Join Corie in knitting this fantastic colourwork cardigan using 4 colours of Plotulopi.  Plotulopi is a little tricky to work with and Corie has some great tips to make this a little easier. The class is split into two sections to give students enough time to knit to the areas where more instruction is needed.  This cardigan is knit all in one piece without steeking, and makes a great first colourwork project.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50 plus
Supplies:  Please bring a copy of the pattern available for free on Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/glaswegian-cardigan   3.75mm 40” circular, 4mm 40” circular, darning needle, stitch marker, stitch holder and yarn for your size.  Buy your yarn early for best selection (in case we need to order)

Nuno Felting Mittens with Wendy

Saturday, October 27 from Noon – 4pm

Hands up if you’d like to be warm this winter! Join Wendy for this class using the basic wet felting technique and merino wool fibre to make these cozy mittens. We will go through the process step by step. Choose to decorate your mitts with curly wool locks, multi-coloured fibre or leave them plain to create a one of a kind accessory.   Please note: this class is held in the basement so you must be able to navigate stairs. The felting process is a workout as the fibres must be rolled and agitated in order to felt.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $35 plus merino fibre
Supplies: Wear comfy clothing and and shoes ad bring a snack.  bring 2 old bath towels plus a 100g bag of Merino fibre available at the shop. Wool locks can be ordered by students from Divinity Fibre ahead of the class though Etsy if desired.  Small amounts of multi coloured merino fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl with Deb

Saturdays from 1-3pm
October 27, November 3, 10, 17

Are you ready for short-row magic?  Take a look at pictures for the Butterfly/Papillon Shawl by Marin Melchior and imagine what you can do.  This pattern looks much harder than it is but the result is stunning.  The first class we will spend choosing yarns if you don’t already have yours and we’ll take a look at options with multi-coloured yarn such as the Uneek fingering with a solid for contrast.  Check out this pattern on Ravelry and see all the projects for your inspiration.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies:  700m of fingering weight yarn (200g for main colour and 100g for contrasting colour.  Deb used Uneek fingering in colour 3003 for her main colour and Alegria Spirulina for the contrast.  Make sure there is a clear distinction between the two colours.  3.5mm 40” circular needles, stitch markers just a little bigger than your needles,  a copy of the pattern and highlighter tape to keep track of where you are at in your pattern

 

Pattern Publishing 101 with Ash

Saturday from 10:30am – 12:30pm
November 3

So you’ve designed something amazing and written a beautiful, clear pattern for it. Now what? How do you turn all that work into sales? Join ash alberg of sunflower knit to learn the ins and outs of pattern publishing on ravelry, for third-party publications, and self-publishing your very own book! With a focus on self-publishing online (including where to focus your advertising efforts), ash will lead you through all the steps from start to publish. We’ll be doing a live step-by-step pattern release during this class for one of ash’s new patterns!

Skill level:  Novice
Class fee: $25

 

Natural Dyeing Boot Camp with Ash

Saturdays from 1 – 3:30pm
November 3, 10, 17, 24

So you’ve maybe played around with natural dyes a couple of times, or maybe you follow a bunch of natural dyers on instagram and love what they do but haven’t tried it yourself yet. Join ash alberg of sunflower knit for a natural dyeing boot camp! this class is for anyone who wants to dive deeper into natural dyeing. We’ll start off dyeing mini skeins of yarn in the first class to see what different mordants and modifiers can do to the end colour, move to eco-printing silk scarves and cotton napkins in class 2, make one-of-a-kind block prints on fabric in class 3, and finish off making our very own inks and paints for extra-special paper cards in the final week.

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)

Class fee: $150 plus $15 per 5 minis skein of yarn you’d like to dye (class 1) and $12 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to ecoprint (class 2)
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

 

Natural Dyeing Boot Camp with Ash

Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9pm
November 6, 13, 20, 27

So you’ve maybe played around with natural dyes a couple of times, or maybe you follow a bunch of natural dyers on instagram and love what they do but haven’t tried it yourself yet. Join ash alberg of sunflower knit for a natural dyeing boot camp! this class is for anyone who wants to dive deeper into natural dyeing. We’ll start off dyeing mini skeins of yarn in the first class to see what different mordants and modifiers can do to the end colour, move to eco-printing silk scarves and cotton napkins in class 2, make one-of-a-kind block prints on fabric in class 3, and finish off making our very own inks and paints for extra-special paper cards in the final week.

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $150 plus $15 per 5 minis skein of yarn you’d like to dye (class 1) and $12 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to ecoprint (class 2)
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

 

Cables, Cables, Cables with Coryna

Tuesdays from 1 – 3pm
November 6, 13, 20, 27

This is a great skills class for anyone who loves cables and also for those that might be a little wary of patterns containing cables.  Each week we will add a new cable pattern to our repertoire.  We will focus on reversible, mock, and Celtic cables as well as cabling without a cable needle. The last class will include time for finishing techniques.

Skill level:  Beginner
Class fee:  $50
Supplies:  100g worsted weight yarn and needles to match.

 

Beautiful Brioche Shawl with Coryna

Tuesdays from 7 – 9pm
November 6, 13, 20, 27

There are more and more Brioche patterns popping up every time we look on Ravelry.  These patterns are beautiful but often a little intimidating.  Join Coryna in learning to master two colour brioche and make the gorgeous triangle shawl Sizzle Pop by Lesley Anne Robinson.  This class will also include increasing and decreasing in Brioche.  Choosing two colours of yarn with high contrast will make this easier.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: A copy of the pattern Sizzle Pop by Lesley Anne Robinson available for purchase at the shop or directly from Ravelry.  2 – 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn in two different colours, 3.5mm long circular needle

 

Thrummed Mittens with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9 pm
November 7, 14, 21

Mittens are such an important skill for knitters to learn.  In this class you will learn about the basics of mitten knitting as well as the art of adding soft roving pieces to those mittens for added warmth and beauty. These super squishy mittens are perfect for our Winnipeg winters and make really great gifts, too!!

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $40
Supplies: 50 – 100 g roving, 200 m worsted weight yarn, and 3.75 and 4.5mm DPNs or circular needles for magic loop. Pattern will be supplied by the instructor

 

Fixing Common Mistakes with Anna

Thursday, November 15 from 6-9pm

We all make mistakes, but learning to fix them quickly and correctly will liberate your knitting.  In this workshop we will learn how to recognize, pick up and fix dropped stitches. Learn how to recognize and fix twisted stitches, change knits to purls and purls to knits and how to safely frog stitches and pick them back up!   We will also go over common mistakes in circular knitting, colourwork knitting and cables and how to avoid them.

Skill level:  Beginner Knitter
Class fee:  $25
Supplies:  Please bring a swatch of at least 6 inches square of worsted weight, light coloured yarn.  5mm knitting needles (straight or circular), Darning needle, small crochet hook and one smaller knitting needle 4mm or smaller

Cabled Beeswax Hat with Donna

Mondays from 7 – 9pm
November 19, 26 December 3

If you follow our Instagram you may have seen a photo of the Beeswax hat by Amy van de Laarthat Odessa Knit from Blossom and Fern Worsted yarn.  The beautiful maze of cables looks so squishy but also a little complicated.  Donna loves cables and she’ll love to help you work through this hat that will make a perfect gift for the holidays, even if that gift is for yourself.  The cables in this hat are small enough to be worked without a cable needle, making it even quicker and less tricky.

Skill level:  Beginner Knitter
Class fee:  $40
Supplies:  100g of DK or worsted weight yarn, 4mm long circular or 16 inch circular and double pointed needles and a copy of the pattern available for purchase at the store or on Ravelry.

 

Knit Bulky Mittens with Jen

Mondays from 7 – 9pm
November 19, 26 December 3

This pattern is always a favourite and super practical for this time of year.  Because the yarn is bulky, the pattern knits up so quick making it perfect for gift giving and also the perfect pattern to learn how to make mittens.  This is a great project to learn how to use double pointed needles.

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $40
Supplies: Bulky weight yarn (92m), 9mm double pointed needles.  Please bring a copy of Lightning Fast Mittens by Hill Vintage and Knits available for free on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lightning-fast-mittens

 

Two-Day Introduction to Weaving with Francine

Saturdays from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
December 1 & 8

In this two day workshop students will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.  Each student will make their own scarf and is able to take their loom home in between to work on their project.  In the second class the project will be completed and removed from the loom and options for finishing are shown.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $50 plus $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supplies: A loom will be provided for class use. Students need 100 – 200 g of worsted weight plied yarn.  Please come to class with your yarn wound and ready to go. This class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

 

Eco-Printing with Ash

Saturday from 11am – 2pm
December 22

Need a last-minute holiday gift (or 3)? Join ash of sunflower knit and learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. Students will dye silk scarves and/or cotton napkins using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials.

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $40 plus $12 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to eco-print
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

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