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. 

We are super excited about the classes and workshops offered by our teachers this summer!  Once again we are offering a Summer Camp card of super summer discounts.  Take one class and get 10% off yarn until the end of summer.  For each additional paid class get another 2% off to a maximum of 20%.  Discount cards are valid until September 2.

Corie will be taking a break from the drop-in class for the summer.  You are welcome to pop by the shop anytime and we’ll help with what we can.  If it’s a bigger question consider a one-on –one class with Corie or sign up for either Corie or Hilori’s Next Stitch classes.
We have a number of new teachers for Summer Camp.  Please join us in welcoming Jen P, Audrey, Tala, Coryna and Lynne.  Many thanks to them and also our returning teachers Hilori, Corie, Anna, Ash and Kari.

 

Knit Afternoons

Thursdays from 1 – 3 pm

Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of fun, friendship and fibre fun!!  Although this is more of a social gathering, there is lots of wisdom in the room and people are generally willing to help each other out! Everyone welcome!

 

Theme Knit Nights

Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm (note time change for the summer!!)

Just like our regular knit night but with the added fun of themed evenings.  Bring your projects and enjoy an evening of fun, friendship and fibre fun!!  Although this is more of a social evening, there is lots of wisdom in the room and people are generally willing to help each other out! Everyone welcome!

July 4 – Tips & Tricks – Share your favorite crafting trick that others need to know!!!

July 11 – Knitted Knockers Night – Join us in knitting breast prosthetics for this worthy organization.  Free patterns available here.

July 18 – Carnival Night – popcorn, candy floss and themed movie

July 25 – Appetizer Party – Bring your favorite appetizer to share with the group.  We’ll provide beverages.

August 1 – Win, Lose or Knit – Bingo & other games and of course great prizes

August 8 – Board Games & Knitting – Bring your favorite board game

August 15 – Best and Worst Show n Tell – Share your beauties and your beasties

August 22 – Demo Night – Demo stations with lots to learn and see

August 29 – Movie Night Summer Finale – bring your favorite candy and snacks to share

Skill Levels

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

Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Session 1 – June 26 & July 3

Session 2 – July 10 & 17

Session 3 – July 24 & August 7 (no class August 1 – closed for inventory)

Session 4 – August 14 & 21

Session 5 – August 28 & September 4

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: Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $25 for 2 classes

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 Corie

Wednesdays, 12 – 2pm

Session 1 – June 27 & July 4

Session 2 – July 11 & 18

Session 3 – July 25 & August 1

Session 4 – August 8 & 15

Session 5 – August 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: Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $25 for 2 classes

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

 

Intarsia Argyle Coaster with Jen P.
Tuesday July 3, 6-8pm

Intarsia is winding yarns around each other to make solid blocks of colour – think “picture knitting,” from prancing reindeer to the Jolly Roger. Reputed to be way more difficult than it actually is, it’s a lot of fun and opens up all kinds of creative options for any project knit flat (back-and-forth, not in the round). Argyles, “the noble grandfather of all intarsia work,” will be made in coaster form to learn the basics of this versatile technique.

Skill level:  Intermediate

Class Fee – $20 plus $10 supply kit to make 2 coasters

Supplies:  3.5mm needle either straight or circular, darning needle, scissors, ruler or highlighter tape for charts
All About Crochet with Hilori

Thursdays, 6-8 pm

Session 1 – July 5 & 12

Session 2 – July 19 & 26

Session 3 – August 2 & 9

Session 4 – August 16 & 23

Session 5 – August 30 & September 6

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 Crochet

Class fee: $25 for 2 classes

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

 

Fixing Common Mistakes with Anna

Thursday July 5 from 5 – 8 pm

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. 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 needles (straight or circular), Darning needle, small crochet hook and one smaller knitting needle 4mm or smaller

 

Learn to Crochet Mini Workshop with Audrey

Workshop 1 – Monday, July 9 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm or

Workshop 2 – Monday, August 13 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Always wanted to learn to crochet? This is the summer to do it. This introductory class will cover the basic crochet stitches and techniques.

Skill level: Newbie

Class fee: $25

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 a 6.0 – 6.5 mm crochet hook

 

How to Insert a Zipper in Knitting Demo with Corie
Tuesday, July 10 from 6 – 8 pm

If you’re like many of us, attaching a zipper into your work can be a daunting task.  Many of us finish our jackets and leave it hoping for the day when it won’t seem so difficult.  That day has arrived and Corie is just the person to put an end to your worries with her useful demonstration

Skill level:  Newbie

Class fee:  $15

Supplies:  Notebook and pen

 

Natural Fibre Dyeing with Ash

Thursday, July 12 from 5 – 8 pm

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:  Newbie

Class Fee: $45 plus $15 per skein of yarn you’d like to dye. Please let us know how many you’d like at time of registration so Ash knows what to bring.

Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

 

Breed Specific Knitting with Anna

Thursday, July 12 from 6 – 8 pm

Each breed of sheep produces a distinct type of wool for knitting and crochet.  Understanding the qualities and characteristics of these breeds will inform and accentuate your knitting. Texture, colourwork, cables and drape are all affected by the unique wool breeds. This workshop will give a brief overview of some accessible single-breed wools and the variety they can offer to your knitting.  We will also briefly explore the history and tradition of these single-breed wools.

Skill level:  No previous skill needed

Class fee:  $15

Supplies:  Notebook and pen

 

Crochet a Market Bag with Audrey

Mondays, July 16 & 23 from 6 – 8 pm

One of the most popular items to crochet is the market bag.  It’s practical, eco-friendly, easy to crochet and fun to make.  The bag that Audrey will make with you is constructed in rounds from the bottom up with handles attached and then connected at the top of the bag.  This bag is sturdy enough for grocery shopping or a quick trip to the beach.

Skill level: Beginner Crochet

Class fee:  $30

Supplies:  338 m or worsted to aran weight cotton, a 5.5mm (I) crochet hook and a copy of the pattern Market Bag #80803AD by Lion Brand Yarn available for free on Ravelry

 

Cables, Lace & Beads with Tala

Tuesdays, July 17 & 24 from 6 – 8 pm

Ready for a next step?  In this class you will pick out two squares to learn – one featuring a cable pattern, one featuring a lace pattern.  Add a little extra magic with beads!  If you want to make more squares, we will talk about arrangement, and how to sew the squares together to make a blanket

Skill level: Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  $30

Supplies:  one ball of fingering weight yarn, 3.75mm needle, size 6 beads (available at Poco Beads) and a 0.75mm crochet hook.

 

Natural Fibre Dyeing with Ash

Thursday, July 19 from 1 – 4 pm

Learn how to naturally dye yarn with sunflower knit’s ash alberg! Using dye plants and Canadian wool, we’ll spend an afternoon 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:  No previous skill needed

Class Fee:  $45 plus $15 per skein of yarn you’d like to dye. Please let us know how many you’d like at time of registration so Ash knows what to bring.

Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

 

Knit Mini Felted Elf Slippers with Jen P.

Thursdays, July 19 & 26 from 6 – 8 pm

Unleash your inner elf!  These adorable slippers are perfect for a baby elf or an older elf’s stuffie, and make great Christmas ornaments as well.  Felting the finished slipper makes it durable and warm, and allows for more precise sizing.  Participants should be familiar with knitting in the round either on double point needles.

Skill level:  Intermediate

Class fee:  $30

Supplies:  Please bring a copy of the free pattern Elf Shoes by Pamela Wynneavailable on Ravelry, 2 colours of Cascade 220 yarn and 6.5mm double pointed or 32” circular needles, stitch marker, darning needle.

 

Portugese Knitting Mini Workshop with Coryna

Monday, July 23 from 6 – 8pm

Want to fall in love with purling? Have limited dexterity?  Want to add a fantastic technique to your knitting repertoire? Portuguese knitting may be just the ticket.  Discover how a simple flick of the thumb and the use of a knitting pin can enhance your knitting experience.  Ideal for those with wrist or hand problems, it is a great option for any knitter when hand fatigue sets in when working on epic projects. Purling is the primary stitch used in Portuguese knitting for stockinette, fair isle, and garter stitch projects, it is so quick and easy.  You may want to work all your garter stitch projects in the Portuguese style after this class!

Skill level:  Beginner

Class fee: $20 plus $5 for pin

Supplies:  50g DK or Worsted weight yarn and knitting needles in size for your yarn

 

You’ve Got Two Hands, Let’s Use Them – Colour-work with Lynne

Thursdays, July 26 & August 2 from 1 – 3 pm

Learn the skill of two-handed stranded knitting while making your own pair of Fiddlehead Mittens by Adrian Bizilia! This pattern is a great introductory project for this skill as it works up quickly, beautifully and offers plenty of practice time to get the hang of using both hands to work stranded colour work knitting.

Skill level:  Intermediate

Class fee:  $30

Supplies:  Please bring a set of either double-pointed needles or long circular needles (if you want to use magic loop method) in 3.25mm (size Small mittens), 3.5mm (size Medium mittens) or 3.75mm (size Large mittens), a copy of the Fiddlehead Mittens pattern and may be purchased through the shop or directly from Ravelry, 100 g of two contrasting yarns in dk or worsted. (DK would work with Woolstock and Dye for Ewe Dk, Worsted would work with Berroco Ultra Wool and Classic Shades)

 

Mini Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Sock with Jen P.

Thursdays, August 2 & Tuesday August 7 from 6 – 8 pm

In this class, Jen will teach you the basics of knitting two socks at once from the toe up using the magic loop method while making tiny socks!  You’ll also get an adult sock pattern to take home to try out your new skills.

Skill level:  Intermediate

Class fee:  $30

Supplies:  Fingering or sport weight yarn 50g, circular needle 2.25mm – 3.25mm 32” or longer, darning needle, scissors.

 

Beginner Brioche Hat with Coryna

Mondays, August 13 & 20 from 6 – 8pm

Brioche is such a fun stitch to learn and we found the perfect pattern to help you.  Harlow by Andrea Mowry will quickly become everyone’s favourite go-to hat.  Create a subtle look with two neutral tones, or add some whimsy and make yours with a multi coloured and a solid yarn.  The possibilities are endless.

Skill level:  Intermediate

Class fee:  $30

Supplies:  2.75mm 16” circular needle, 3.25mm 16” circular needle, 3.25mm double point or magic loop circular needle for decreasing, stitch marker, tapestry needle, 2 colours fingering weight yarn and a copy of the Harlow pattern by Andrea Mowry available for purchase from the shop or directly on Ravelry.

 

Short Rows Unravelled with Ash

Thursday, August 16 from 6 – 8 pm

Some of the most popular shawl patterns over the past few years have used short rows, but did you know that there are multiple uses for this technique, and many ways to do it? Come learn a crash course on short rows, how to make them, and where to use them with ash alberg of sunflower knit.  We’ll try several different techniques together, talk about the differences and how to make the most out out of them, and even touch on how short row charts can add pretty wedges to shawls or fancy shaping to garments.  Worksheets will be provided

Skill level:  Beginner

Class fee:  $20

Supplies:  100g fingering weight yarn, 3.75mm circular needles, pen and notebook (optional)

 

Best Crocheted Mittens with Audrey

Mondays, August 20 & 27 from 6 -8 pm

Why learn to crochet?  Because it’s fast, warm, great for edgings, embellishments and lots more.  Crochet mittens are the perfect learn to crochet project and also great for those who want to learn how to make mittens.  Using a worsted weight on a smaller hook, the Vargavinter Mittens are both heavy enough to be really warm and soft enough to be really cozy.  It’s time for a new skill – let’s get started!!

Skill level:  Beginner Crochet

Class fee:  $30

Supplies:  4mm (G) crochet hook, 100g worsted of aran to worsted weight yarn, a copy of the pattern Vargavinter by Maria Magnusson available for free on Ravelry.

 

The Snag Solution: How to fix holes in your handknits with Kari
Tuesday, August 21 from 6 – 8pm

Oh no! You’ve discovered a hole in your favourite hand-knit garment! Rather than assign that much-loved piece to the back of the closet—or worse, the trash—repair the fabric by constructing brand-new stitches with Kari’s tried and tested method. This complex stitch surgery will be a snap after this class.

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $20
Supplies: Two 4×4 stockinette swatches in worsted weight yarn, darning (tapestry) needle, practice yarn for darning in worsted weight (please bring two colours if you can).

 

Minimizing the Terror of Steeking with Corie

Thursdays August 23 & 30 from 6 – 8 pm

Steeking is a cheeky little technique used in colourwork projects to create openings or to turn items knit in the round into flat ones.  This technique is particularly helpful with fairisle projects that are easier to knit in the round but can also be applied to other projects. In these classes, we’ll learn how to securely (and confidently) cut up our swatches to create an opening for a zipper or button band.  The second class we will work on ways to finish the steek, with a variety of band options.

Skill level: Intermediate

Class fee: $30

Supplies: Bring a 6” by 6” stockinette knitted swatch in worsted weight, darning needle, fingering weight waste yarn, small pair of scissors and a 3.5mm crochet hook.

 

Continental Knitting with Coryna

Monday, August 27 from 6 – 8 pm

Feeling the need for speed? Too many projects, not enough time? Perhaps it’s time to go Continental! Is it really that fast? Is it really that ergonomic? Yes, and yes. In this class you’ll learn the most efficient method of Continental Knitting. Hailing from southern Germany, this unique style of Continental knitting (they’re not all the same) features purl stitches worked with minimum effort, which your joints will love. Both hands work equally with the tension held in the left hand. Perfect for southpaws, the ambidextrous among us, and the right-hand dominants get a break. Smooth transitions from knits to purls will have you knitting for long stretches with ease. Continental, Baby, yeah!
What you will learn:
Long tail cast on (bonus technique with helpful tips)
Continental knit stitches
Continental purl stitches
Yarn overs
Right and left leaning decreases (k2tog, ssk)
Bonus cowl pattern compliments of HeathcoteRoad

Skill level:  Beginner

Class fee: $20

Supplies:  50 g of Double Knitting or Worsted Weight yarn and knitting needles to match the size of yarn.

 

Buttonhole Magic with Jen P.

Tuesday, August 28 from 6 – 8 pm

Can’t have button without buttonholes!! In this class, Jen will cover several methods for making buttonholes and review sizing, placement, and button attachment.

Skill level:  Beginner

Class fee:  $20

Supplies:  Scrap worsted yarn at least 25m, 4 – 5mm needle (or appropriate size for your yarn), spare buttons 2cm or larger, darning needle, scissors

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