Wolseley WOol

Knitting, Crocheting and Weaving Classes

 

Check out our winter classes and sign up to learn a new skill while having fun! Call (204) 772-5648 or stop by and visit us at 889 Westminster to register. All classes must be paid in full for spots to be held. Prices do not include applicable taxes. Classes do not include materials unless otherwise stated.

We have Knit and Crochet groups every Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 1-3 PM. Come join us for an informal gathering and fibre fun!

Skill Levels

Beginner
No previous skills necessary, just bring yourself and your supplies ready to go!
Advanced Beginner Knitter
Knowledge of basic knitting skills, such as casting on and off and knit and purl stitches.

Advanced Beginner Crochet

Knowledge of basic crochet skills, such as the foundation chain and the single crochet stitch.
Intermediate Knitter
Knowledge of basic knitting skills as well as experience knitting in the round.

 

Children’s Drop in Knitting Class with Mira
Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 am begins Jan 13

Do you want to learn how to knit?  Or do you know how to knit but want some help with your projects?  This is a great time to learn and share your ideas with others.  Mira’s enthusiasm will get you excited about this fun craft and help you make some awesome projects.  This is a drop in class, so you don’t need to register, but please call ahead at (204) 772-5648 and let us know you’re coming.
Skill level:  all skill levels are welcome!!

Class fee: $7 per class
Supplies:  If you’re learning to knit, a ball of worsted weight yarn and 5mm needles would work great.  Or if you’re already working on a project, bring that with you.

 

Next Stitch Daytime with Corie

Mondays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – January 8, 15, 22, 29

Session 2 – February 5, 12, 26, March 5

Session 3 – March 12, 19, 26, April 2

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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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 a Lopi Sweater with Donna

Mondays from 7-9pm

January 8, 15, 22, 29

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:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $50

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.

 

Learn to Knit Evenings with Jen

Mondays from 7-9pm

Session 1 – January 8, 15, 22, 29

Session 2 – March 12, 19, 26, April 2

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: Beginner

Class fee: $50 plus $20 kit fee

Supplies: Notebook and pen

 

Learn to Knit Daytime with Mona

Tuesdays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – January 9, 16, 23, 30

Session 2 – February 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 3 – March 6, 13, 20, 27

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: Beginner

Class fee: $50 plus $20 kit fee

Supplies: Notebook and pen

 

Next Stitch with Hilori

Tuesdays from 7-9 pm

Session 1 – January 9, 16, 23, 30

Session 2 – February 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 3 – March 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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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 Crochet with Kari

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

Always wanted to learn to crochet? This introductory class will cover the basic crochet stitches and techniques, such as chain stitch, slip stitch, and 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!

Skill: Beginner Crocheter

Class fee: $50

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.

 

Next Stitch Daytime with Corie

Wednesdays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – January 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 2 – February 7, 14, 21, 28

Session 3 – March 7, 14, 21, 28

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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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

 

Building with Lace with Odessa – FREE CLASS*

Wednesdays from 1-3pm

January 10 – March 28

Nervous about knitting lace? Want to boost your skills while working on a beautiful stole? Join Odessa and knit through the new Building with Lace book, which will take you on a lace knitting journey from novice to expert! Learn different lace stitches such as Japanese lace stitches and nupps, how to read charts, adding beads, lifelines and so much more. We’ll start with the basics and build on your skills every week. Each class will focus on a different skill as you knit your stole.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  *Free with purchase of book (either a physical copy or a PDF) and yarn from Wolseley Wool.

Supplies: Building with Lace book

Approximately 1300 yards of sport or fingering weight yarn

24 or 32 inch US 6/4mm circular needle or size needed for gauge

F/3.75mm crochet hook for cast on

0.5mm crochet hook for beads

Beads (will be discussed in class)

Stitch markers

Several yards of smooth contrasting waste yarn for crochet cast on and lifelines

Cable needles

Sticky notes and/or highlighter tape

Smooth worsted weight yarn in a light colour and appropriate needles to practice with

 

Introduction to Making Socks with Corie

Thursdays from 7-9pm

January 10, 17, 24,  31

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: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $50 plus GST

Supplies: 100g of sock weight yarn and double point needles 2.25 – 2.75mm

 

Next Stitch Knitting and Crochet Daytime with Kari

Thursdays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – January 11, 18, 25, February 1

Session 2 – February 8, 15, 22, March 1

Session 3 – March 8, 15, 22, 29

Anything goes in this class! Already comfortable with the basics of knitting (knit and purl stitch) or crochet (chain stitch and single crochet)? Want to take that next step? This class will help you work through an advanced beginner or intermediate project of your choosing!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter or Crocheter

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

 

All About Crochet with Hilori

Thursdays from 7-9 pm

Session 1 – January 11, 18, 25, February 1

Session 2 – February 8, 15, 22, March 1

Session 3 – March 8, 15, 22, 29

This is the perfect class for crocheters of all levels (even those with no experience).  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 or Advanced Beginner 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 with Anna

Thursdays  from 7-9pm

Session 1 – January 11, 18, 25, February 1

Session 2 – March 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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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

 

Next Stitch Daytime with Sigrid

Fridays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – January 12, 19, 26, February 2

Session 2 – February 9, 16, 23, March 2

Session 3 – March 9, 16, 23, April 6

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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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

 

Dreambird Shawl with Deb

Saturdays from 1-3pm

January 13, 20, 27, February 3

Dreambird looks lovely as well as complicated, but in truth, it is just using funky short rows to create an elegant shawl that you customized. Pick a yarn colour combination that reflects your personality. We will spend 4 Saturdays working on your project, learning to do German short rows taking the time to lay the foundation for you to soar. We will offer two variations, one as written using almost all garter stitch and a second one with stocking stitch as the background with garter stitches showcasing the feathers.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter

Class fee: $50

Supplies:  3mm – 40 inch circular knitting needle, 650-800m fingering weight yarn in a solid or slightly variegated main colour (about 150-200 g), 400m complimentary or contrast yarn in fingering weight (about 100g, a longer colour way variegated looks terrific),  30 small stitch markers -in 2 different colours, whatever tool you use to mark your rows on a written pattern, a  copy of the pattern Dreambird by Nadita Swings which is available for purchase on Ravelry.  Here is a Ravelry link that may inspire your colour selections https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal/people

 

Nuno Felting Mittens with Wendy

Saturday, January 27 from Noon – 4pm

Hands up if you’d like to be warm this winter! Join me 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 the stairs. The felting process is a workout as the fibres must be rolled and agitated in order to felt.

Skill level: Beginner

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 though Etsy if desired.  Small amounts of mulit coloured merino fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor

 

Next Stitch with Jen

Monday, February 5, 12, 26, March 5 from 7-9 pm

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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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

Knit the West Coast Cardigan with Donna

Mondays from 7-9 pm

February 5, 12, 26, March 19, 26

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.  Lots to learn in this pattern and who better to help you than Donna?  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: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $60

Supplies:   Consult your pattern (or shop staff) for the amounts of Briggs and Little Country Roving, Estelle Bulky, Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky or Cascade Boliviana 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

Awesome Wraps with Kari

Tuesdays from 7-9pm

February 6, 13, 20, 27

Making wraps is so much fun…actually any class with Kari is so much fun.  Choose from 3 different patterns and learn about colour, shape, lace and what it takes to create a beautiful wrap.  The three wrap choices by Ambah o’Brien are similar in style with interesting variations and all use 3 different colours of fingering weight yarn.  Choose your favourite and let’s cast on.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  $50

Supplies:  Depending on the pattern you choose, a 3.5mm or 3.75mm – 32” circular needle, 3 – 100g contrasting colours of fingering weight yarn and a copy of the pattern.  Choose from Assana, Lilli Pilli or Xanthe all by Ambah O’Brien.  Patterns are available for purchase at the shop or directly from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/assana-wrap

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lilli-pilli

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/xanthe

 

Thrummed Mittens with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9 pm

February 7, 14, 21

Learn the art of adding soft roving pieces to mittens for added warmth and beauty. These super squishy mittens are perfect for our Winnipeg winters and make really great gifts, too!!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $40

Supplies: 50 – 100 g roving, 200 m worsted weight yarn, and DPNs from 4.5 – 5.0 mm. Pattern will be supplied by the instructor

 

Introduction to Knitting with Anna

Thursday February 8, 15, 22, March 1 from 7-9 pm

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: Beginner

Class fee: $50 plus $20 kit fee

Supplies: Notebook and pen


Introduction to Nuno Felting with Wendy 

Saturday, February 24 from Noon – 4 pm

Using the basic nuno felting technique you will complete a luxurious scarf in the colour of your choice in this class. We will go through each step together, incorporating the merino/silk fibres with the silk chiffon, resulting in a unique accessory you will love to wear.   Please note: this class is held in the basement so students must be able to navigate the stairs. The felting process is a workout as the fibre needs to be agitated to migrate through the fabric.

Skill level: Beginner

Class fee:  $35 plus kit

Supplies: Wear comfy clothes and shoes and bring a snack and a drink for yourself if desired.   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

Antler Cardigan with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9pm

February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Learn some new skills while you work through this bottom up cabled cardigan with Corie. The Antler pattern from Tin Can Knits is sized from tiny babies up to adults so you can knit one for yourself or someone else. Start with the sleeves and end with some squishy cables and you’ll have a new cardigan in no time!

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  $60

Supplies:  US 6/4mm and US 8/5mm 24” circular and double pointed needles

280-1800 yard of worsted or aran weight yarn (depending on size, see pattern for details)

Antler Cardigan Pattern available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store

 

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

Saturdays from 1-3pm

March 3, 10, 17, 24

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, the afterthought heel and stretchy bind-offs.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter

Class fee: $50

Supplies: Approximately 200 yds of worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220 Superwash, Cascade Longwood or Malabrigo Rios wound into two separate balls, and a 4.5 mm – 5.0 mm 32- or 40-inch circular needle.

 

Knit the Chocolate Stout Cardigan with Kari

Tuesdays from 7-9pm

March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3

This class has been so popular we’re running it again! We challenge you to find a more beautiful, flattering sweater! “Chocolate Stout” by Baby Cocktails is a cabled, shawl-collared sweater, which is knit all in one — with only a short underarm seam to work when you’re finished. From yarn choice, proper sizing, and cabling without a needle, to blocking the final garment, pick up all the skills you’ll require to knit this sweater in this five-session class.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $60

Supplies: 1400 to 2200 yds of Aran weight yarn and a 5.0 mm 40-inch circular needle; however, suitable yarns and needles will be discussed in the first class. Please bring a copy of the pattern, available for purchase from the shop or directly from Ravelry at

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chocolate-stout

 

Nuno Felting Swirl Scarf with Wendy

Saturday, March 24 from Noon – 4pm

Do you love the look and feel of a Nuno felt scarf but you’re looking for something even more luxurious? Then this is the class for you! Using the basic technique but with a creative layout and colour of your choice, you will complete a sheer scarf. We will go through the steps together, incorporating the merino/silk fibre with the silk chiffon, resulting in a one of a kind accessory you’ll love to wear.   Please note: this class is held in the basement so you must be able to navigate the stairs. The felting process is a workout, as the fibre needs to be rolled and agitated in order to migrate through the chiffon.

Please note: The class is held in the basement so students must be able to navigate the stairs. This process is a workout as the fibre and silk must be “agitated” in order to felt. Please wear comfy clothes and shoes. Bring a snack and drink if you wish.

Skill level: Beginner

Class fee: $45 plus kit

Supplies: Please wear comfy clothes and shoes. Bring a drink and snack for yourself if desired.   2 old bath towels, felting kit ($22) available from Wolseley Wool.  Pick your kit up early for the best selection.

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