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Knitting, Crochet and Fibre Arts Classes and Workshops

Our spring class list is ready and we’re pretty excited about the fantastic line up of classes we’ve got starting in April! We’re pretty lucky to have such an enthusiastic group of instructors ready to share some of their favourite skills, techniques, patterns and more with you!

Call the store at (204) 772-5648 or come by the store at 889 Westminster Avenue to register.
Classes must be paid in full to reserve your spot. Prices do not include taxes and do not include supplies unless noted. Kit fees are payable to us at time of registration. Classes are nonrefundable. For the duration of your class you will get 10% off all supplies, make sure to mention you are in a class when you’re checking out. Come by anytime to get help picking out materials for your class!

We now offer registered crochet classes for children. There is also a variety of weaving, felting and craft classes that are appropriate for children. Please see classes below in the crochet section and fibre arts section for some fun classes perfect for kids! All child and teen friendly classes are marked with a ♦

Skill Levels

Beginner – no previous experience
Intermediate – basic knitting and purling skills or basic crochet skills 
Advanced – proficient knitting and purling skills and knitting in the round or proficient crochet skills including double crochet stitch and crocheting in the round

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In addition to classes there are some great weekly and monthly events at the store. Join us with your works in progress at one of our weekly knit groups or come felt at our monthly felting group.

Knit Night & KAL evenings – every Wednesday from 7-9 PM, 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. – everyone is always welcome! Feel free to bring snacks to share with others. FREE!!

Knit Afternoon – every Thursday from 1-3 PM, join us for an afternoon 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!!

Josh’s Knit Group – every Thursday evening from 7-9 PM. If you’re looking for an inclusive knit group focusing on the needs of a new generation of knitters and crocheters, then this could be the group for you. You don’t need to be an expert to join because our goal is to share our knowledge and learn from each other. If you’re a complete newbie to knitting, Josh is happy to help you out and get you started on a project. Everyone is always welcome. Feel free to bring snacks to share with others. FREE!! 

Felters’ Night – the last Thursday of each month from 6-8 PM. Upcoming dates are March 27th, April 24th, May 29th, and June 26th. 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 our monthly Felters’ Night! This is more of a social gathering with the opportunity to share your projects, ideas and wisdom. Everyone is welcome! FREE!!

Need a bit of help with a project? Some finishing advice, help reading charts or having trouble getting started? Our weekly drop in class is for you. Corie and Anna run these classes every week. Make sure to call to let us know as soon as possible as space is limited.

Knitting Drop-in for Help Class with Corie & Anna 
every Wednesday from 4-5 PM or 6-7 PM
and Thursday from 6-7 PM

Corie or Anna are 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 as space is limited to 3 students per time slot.

Drop in Class fee: $10 payable directly to the teacher

Learn to Knit
Wednesday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – April 1, 8, 15 & 22
Session Two – April 29, May 6, 13 & 20
Session Three – May 27, June 3, 10 & 17

Monday evenings with Amy from 7-9 PM
Session One – April 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session Two – May 4, 11, 25 & June 1
Session Three – June 8, 15, 22 & 29

Want to learn to knit? This is the class for you! Learn to knit is for students who have never picked up knitting needles before and will cover the essentials of knitting including understanding the technical aspects of knit fabric, various yarns and fibres, tools of the trade, how to read a pattern, and more. You will learn casting on, the knit and purl stitch which are the foundation of all knitting, increasing, decreasing, casting off and blocking. After learning practicing the basics you’ll be ready to start your first project in class with the help of your instructor!

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: 1 ball of worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour such as Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage or Berroco Ultra Wool, a US 6 or US 7/4mm or 4.5mm – 16”/40cm circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Knitting Refresher
Tuesday afternoons with Amy from 1-3 PM
Session One – March 31, April 7, 14 & 21    
Session Two – April 28, May 5, 12 & 19
Session Three – May 26, June 2, 9 & 16

Thursday evenings with Amy from 7-9 PM
Session One – April 2, 9, 16 & 23
Session Two – April 30, May 7, 14 & 21
Session Three – May 28, June 4, 11 & 18

Jump back into knitting! Has it been a long time since you’ve knit and you’re thinking about getting back into it but not sure how much you remember? Perhaps you’ve taken Learn to Knit but are not sure where to go from there? This is the class for you. Amy will review the basics of knitting with you and get you feeling comfortable with your needles. There will be time to choose a project or learn extra skills to work on in class with Amy’s help and guidance.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate (if you’ve never knit before please take our Learn to Knit first)
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 1 ball of worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour such as Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage or Berroco Ultra Wool, a US 6 or US 7/4mm or 4.5mm – 16”/40cm circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Odyssey Shawl
Tuesday evenings with Alana March 31, April 7, 14 & 21 from 7-9 PM

Joji Locatelli designed this shawl, inspired by her trip to Canada, as a thank you to all her customers for their support of her work. Garter stitch sections are followed by a lace band with large eyelets that create a lovely wavy texture. We are excited to share this pattern with you in a class because it is a beautiful crescent shaped shawl that is easy to wear and a perfect start to lace knitting.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 215 metres each of 3 contrasting or fading colours of DK weight yarn such as Berroco Ultra Wool DK, Cascade Eco Hemp, Estelle Double Knit or Estelle Andean DK, US 8/5mm – 32”/80cm circular needles, a tapestry needle and stitch markers.
You will also need to bring a copy of the Odyssey Shawl pattern by Joji Locatelli, available free on Ravelry to class –  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/odyssey-shawl

Penny Pullover
Wednesday evenings with Corie , April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 7-9 PM

Penny is a very cute lacy pullover designed by Tin Can Knits. This sweater is knit from the bottom up, in one piece, using dk-weight yarn. We love Tin Can Knits patterns because they are beautifully written and offer a wide range of sizes. This pullover can be knit cropped or made longer to suit your style. It is recommended that you have knit a swatch to check your gauge prior to class. Tin Can Knits has a great tutorial on how to knit and block a gauge swatch that is a great read if you haven’t swatched before: https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/08/17/gauge/

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $60
Supplies needed: DK weight yarn such as Berroco Ultra Wool DK, Rowan Felted Tweed or Universal Superwash Tweed DK, in amounts required for desired size, US 6/4mm circular needles – check the pattern for needle lengths, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.
You will also need to bring a copy of Penny by Tin Can Knits to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penny-21

Beginner Socks
Wednesday evenings with Katy, April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 7-9 PM

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. There are so many techniques and skills packed into such a tiny project!

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50 
Supply list: 100g of sock weight yarn and US 1-2/2.25 – 2.75mm double pointed needles. Jawoll Colour, Regia Sock, Comfort Sockenwolle and Cascade Merino Dream are all great sock yarns for this class.

Jokull Sock
Monday evenings with Jen W, April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7-9 PM

Have you mastered a basic sock and want to kick it up a notch? The Jokull pattern by Dots Dabbles is fashioned after the yokes of traditional Icelandic sweaters. Good colourwork technique is so important when knitting socks to get the fit right and Jen has lots of tips and tricks to share. Learn how to knit stranded colourwork, make a heel flap and the round toe technique to create these stunning socks.

Skill level: Advanced
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 80g of sock yarn for the main colour, 2 colours of contrasting sock yarn (40g and 10g), the needle size you normally use for socks (usually US 1-2/2.25-2.75) as well as one size up; either double pointed needles or 9” circular needles, a tapestry needle and removable stitch markers.
You will also need to bring a copy of Jokull Socks by Dots Dabbles to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jokull-4

West Coast Cardigan
Monday evenings with Donna, April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4 from 7-9 PM

This Cowichan-inspired sweater, designed by Jane Richmond, is unique in its design because it’s top down and knit in one piece – no bulky seams! This cozy cardigan features raglan shaping, set-in pockets, a generous shawl collar and a zipper closure. There are so many techniques and skills 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
Class fee: $60
Supplies needed: Consult your pattern for the amounts of Briggs and Little Country Roving you will need for your size in a main colour and contrasting colour – come down if you need some help figuring it out. You will also need US 11 and 13/8mm and 9mm – 40”/100cm circular needles, US 11 and 13/8mm and 9mm double pointed needles (unless you are doing magic loop for the sleeves) and 4 stitch markers. 
You will also need to bring a copy of West Coast Cardigan by Jen Richmond to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/west-coast-cardigan

Calamity Tee
Tuesday evenings with Jayne, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 7-9 PM 

The Calamity Tee by Winter’s Weather Knits is a fun, light-weight knit for summer, great for learning many skills that can be transferred to any sweater. Along with some specific stitches that make up the interesting texture of this tee, you will learn the skills necessary to modify a pattern to achieve the fit you want. Selecting yarn, swatching determining fit and pattern modifications will be covered. Anyone interested in this class should be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling and casting off. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $60
Supplies needed: Sport or fingering weight yarn in cotton, a cotton blend or wool. Please ensure you have enough yarn for the size of sweater you would like to knit, as well as a swatch we will knit during the first class. You will also need US 6/4mm circular needles, stitch markers, contrasting spare yarn and a tapestry needle.
You will also need to bring a copy of Calamity Tee by Winter’s Weather Knits to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calamity-2

Finishing School
Wednesday evenings with Corie, May 6 & 13 from 7-9 PM

Have some projects that you don’t quite know how to finish or want to brush up on your finishing techniques? Corie has so much knowlge and experience to share in this two week class which  will cover a variety of seaming techniques, weaving in ends, picking up stitches for bands and a discussion of blocking techniques that will help finish off your knits wonderfully. We will practice these techniques on swatches but feel free to bring your projects that need finishing work to the second class.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $30
Supplies needed: A tapestry needle, scissors and your homework.
Homework: Please bring 6 completed 4” by 4” DK or worsted weight knit stockinette swatches – 4 of these swatches need to be bound off and 2 need to be left on the needles with live stitches.

Nightshift Shawl
Wednesday evenings with Jen P, April 29, May 6, 13, 20 from 7-9 PM

The Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry is so hot right now and for good reason! We continue to have waiting lists for this class and so it’s back for a repeat performance. Join Jen and learn how to do the mosaic stitch and i-cord edging while you knit away on this quick to knit, beautiful, cozy shawl. The colour choices are endless for this shawl!

Skill level: Intermediate 
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: Approx. 140 metres each of 6 differnet colours of worsted weight yarn, US 8/5mm circular needles and stitch markers. Cascade 220 Superwash Wave, Manos Alegria Grande and Blue Sky Woolstok have been very popular for this shawl – we also have some beautiful kits for it.
You will also need to bring a copy of Nightshift by Andrea Mowry to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nightshift

Sea Swell Shawl
Monday evenings with Donna, May 11, 25, June 1 & 8 from 7-9 PM

Sea Swell by Stephen West is a beautiful, fun shawl packed full of great skills and lots of learning without being too difficult. This relaxing garter stitch shawl ripples with short rows and an i-cord edge that creates a beautiful wavy design. The pattern comes in two sizes, medium and large which is more of a shlanket (shawl + blanket). The design is perfect for playful adventures in colour with all those beautiful hand dyed fingering weight yarns that catch your eye in the store. Go bold or soft with your colours – it’s your shawl!

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 3 or 5, 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn in fading or complimentary colours, US 5/3.75mm – 40”/100cm circular needle, 3 stitch markers and a tapestry needle. 
You will also need to bring a copy of Sea Swell by Stephen West to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-swell-shawl

Some Time Alone Shawl
Wednesday evenings with Corie, May 20, 27, June 3 & 10 from 7-9 PM

The Some Time Alone shawl by Sylvia McFadden is a cozy worsted weight shawl; a sideways asymmetrical triangle with a lovely, arcing lace pattern. The lace pattern is both written and charted – students will have a choice, but we will go over reading charts in class to build those skills while working on a beautiful lace pattern. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: 560 metres of worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade Friday Harbor, Blue Sky Fiber Woolstok, West Yorkshire Spinners Croft, Berroco Pima 100 or Olive Park Yarns Worsted, US 9/5.5mm – 32” – 40”/60cm – 80cm” circular needle, tapestry needle and stitch markers.
You will also need to bring a copy of Some Time Alone by Sylvia McFadden to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/some-time-alone

Aeque
Monday evenings with Jen W, May 25, June 1 & 8 from 7-9 PM

Wanting to branch out from rectangles and tubes knit in the round? Aeque by Hilary Smith Callis mimics the look of a triangular shawl wrapped around your neck but is a cowl with a simple seam up the back. This is a great project to play with colour and work on simple increases and decrease, blocking and seaming. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $40
Supplies needed: Set of 5 fingering weight minis such as the Midknit Cravings Mini Skein sets or Manos del Uruguay Fino Mini Kit and a US 4/3.25mm – 32”/60cm circular needle.
You will also need to bring a copy of Aeque by Hilary Smith Callis to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aeque

Jigshawl
Wednesday evenings with Mona, May 27, June 3, 10 & 17 from 7-9 PM

Even if puzzles aren’t your thing this Jigshawl pattern from Stephen West will pique your curiosity as you step into the world of marled knitting. This fantastic geometric design is created by mixing different colours of fingering weight yarn to mix and marl and paint your shawl. The creative possibilities are endless and each section is knit onto the next so there are no seams to sew. Odessa will join us to talk about colour in the first class and help students with their colour choices. End the project with an i-cord bind off, which frames the triangular shape and finish off with optional tassels. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: 8 skeins of 100g fingering weight yarn (not every colour uses the full skein so bring your partial balls from other projects as well), 3 pairs of US 8/5mm – 40”/100cm circular needles, pencil crayons or markers, stitch markers and a tapestry needle. 
You will also need to bring a copy of Jigshawl by Stephen West to class, available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jigshawl-puzzle
Please print the shape map and bring to the first class so we can start mapping out your colour choices.

Toe Up Socks – Two at a Time
Tuesday evenings with Alana, June 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 7-9 PM

Knit perfectly matched socks and avoid Second Sock Syndrome by knitting two socks simultaneously on one circular needle. Using magic-loop method, you’ll learn to knit a pair of socks from toe to cuff with so many skills and techniques along the way.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 100g of fingering weight sock yarn in a medium to light colour, wound into two equal balls, US 1.5 – 2/2.5 – 2.75mm – 40” 100cm circular needle, three locking stitch markers and a tapestry needle. Written pattern and instructions will be supplied by the instructor. 

Minimizing the Terror of Steeking
Wednesday evenings with Corie, June 17 & 24 from 7-9 PM

Scared of cutting up all your hard work? Never fear, Corie is here! Steeking is a technique used to open up pullovers into cardigans, create openings such as necklines or armholes, and even projects like blankets. This technique is particularly helpful with Fair Isle cardigans which are easier to knit in the round, but steeking can also be applied to other projects. In these classes, we’ll learn how to securely (and confidently) cut up your swatches to create an opening for a zipper or button band. The second class you will work on ways to finish the steek, with a variety of band options.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $30
Supplies needed: Bring 3 – 6” by 6” stockinette knitted swatch in a worsted weight, non-superwash wool, a tapestry needle, smooth fingering weight waste yarn, a small sharp pair of scissors and a D/3.5mm crochet hook.

Next Stitch
Tuesday evenings with Hilori from 7-9 PM
Session One – March 31, April 7, 14 & 21
Session Two – April 28, May 5, 12 & 19
Session Three – May 26, June 2, 9 & 16

Thursday mornings with Sigrid from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session One – April 2, 9, 16 & 23
Session Two – April 30, May 7, 14, & 21
Session Three – May 28, June 4, 11 & 18

Thursday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – April 2, 9, 16 & 23
Session Two – April 30, May 7, 14, & 21 
Session Three – May 28, June 4, 11 & 18

Thursday evenings with Anna from 7-9 PM 
Session One – April 2, 9, 16 & 23
Session Two – April 30, May 7, 14, & 21 
Session Three – May 28, June 4, 11 & 18

Friday mornings with Sigrid from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session One – April 3,17, 24 & May 1
Session Two – May 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session Three – June 5, 12, 19 & 26

Friday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – April 3,17, 24 & May 1
Session Two – May 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session Three – June 5, 12, 19 & 26

Monday afternoons with Corie from 1-3 PM
Session One -April 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session Two – May 4, 11, 25 & June 1
Session Three – June 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 and want to get help working on your project right away! These classes are always so much fun!

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: Whatever yarn, needles and pattern are needed for your project. The instructor can also help pick out a project and/or supplies at the first class.

Chrislyn Cardigan
Tuesday evenings with Bernice, April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5 from 7-9 PM

Feeling ready to take the next step into crochet clothing? You’ll love this cozy and comfy cardigan. Made with super bulky yarn, this classic cardigan works up in a flash and can be made in 4 sizes (Women’s XS/S, M, L, and XL). This pattern starts with the foundation half double crochet – learn this method and you’ll never want to start your projects with a chain again. It also features the beautiful herringbone half double crochet stitch. You’ll be adding this super bulky cardigan to your wardrobe just in time to wear out and about in the warmer spring temperatures. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $60
Supplies needed: Enough super bulky yarn as the pattern states for the size you are making, US M/N9mm and US K/6.5mm crochet hooks, 4 stitch markers and a tapestry needle.
You will also need to bring a copy of Chrislyn Cardigan by Ruby Webbs to class, available for purchase on Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/674899605/crochet-pattern-the-chrislyn-cardigan
We recommend you purchase your yarn early in case we need to order it in. 

Six Wives Shawl
Tuesday evenings with Bernice, May 12, 19, 26 & June 2 from 7-9 PM 

If you have been wanting to dive into a shawl project, this is a great one to start with! Worked in single crochets only, you will learn about increasing and decreasing stitches while working on this beautiful shawl. The pattern has room for adaptation, allowing you to get as creative with colour as you like. This shawl is great for crocheters of all levels! 

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 100g of Sock Yarn, a 5 skein mini skein set such as the Midknit Cravings Mini Skein sets or Manos Fino Minis, a US G/4mm hook and a tapestry needle.
You will also need to bring a copy of Six Wives Shawl by Potter & Bloom to class, available for purchase on Ravelry – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/six-wives-shawl

Learn to Crochet
Tuesday evenings with Bernice, June 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 7-9 PM


During this 4 week class, you will learn the basics of crochet and have a great opportunity to ask whatever questions you have if you are new to the craft. Bernice will help each student select a small project once the basics have been learned by the second week. 

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 100g worsted weight yarn in a medium to light colour and a US 7 or H/4.5mm or 5mm crochet hook. Yarns suggested are Berroco Ultra Wool, Berroco Vintage or Cascade 220.

♦ Crochet Class for Kids (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Terri from 10:30 AM – 12 noon
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 23, 30, June 6 & 13

In these 8-week sessions, students choose from a number of crochet projects to learn based on their abilities, ranging from a sushi roll and donut (beginner) to a bumble bee and unicorn (intermediate to advanced). No previous crochet experience necessary.
All supplies are included. Students will receive a kit including a crochet hook, yarn, stuffing, stitch marker, tapestry needle, additional notions and an easy-to-read pattern.

Skill level: Beginner – advanced crocheter
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: All supplies are included in the fee

Wet Felted Ruffle Scarf 
Saturday afternoon with Shaila, April 4 from 12-4 PM

This intermediate felting class will help you to create a beautiful, unique scarf. Together, we’ll follow the process involved in Nuno felting step by step. This technique incorporates fibres 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: Intermediate
Class fee: $35
Supplies needed: 100g of merino or merino/silk blend fibre, two old bath towels and comfortable clothes and shoes, Wool locks, silk and other specialty fibre can be ordered from Divinity Fibre though Etsy if desired for embellishment. Small amounts of specialty fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor. Students should have access to steam iron for finishing at home. 

♦ Woolie Wonderlanders: Enter the Forest! (adults and children age 6+)
Saturday morning with Maureen, April 18 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Pom poms are so popular right now! In this class you’ll learn a fun new take on them. You will love these adorable animal-themed pompoms made with wool (we like to call it a wompom = wool + pompom) that are easy to do with the right materials, tools and accessories. Suitable for all ages, any level of skill including beginners ages 6+ in one class lesson of two hours. Supplies provided by instructor. Each student will go home with a minimum of one wompom; fast crafters may have time to do more.

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $15 plus $5.75 kit fee
Supplies needed: All supplies provided by the instructor.

♦ Woolie Wonderlanders: Deep Woods! (adults and children age 9+)
Saturday morning with Maureen, April 25 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

If you loved making wompoms (wool + pompoms) and are ready to take it to the next level, join us in this intermediate lesson as we wander deeper into the forest to incorporate armature and some needlefelting into our animal pompom creations. Suitable for participants ages 9+. Prior experience with Woolie Wonderlanders (or other pompom-making) is necessary. One class lesson of three hours. Supplies provided by instructor. Each student will go home with at least one intermediate wompom; fast crafters may have time to do more.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $25 plus $10.25 kit fee
Supplies needed: All supplies provided by the instructor.

Beginner Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

Session One – April 25 & May 2
Session Two – June 6 & 13

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. Please note, this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $50 plus a $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes, refunded upon loom return
Supplies needed: A loom will be provided for class use. Students need 200g of DK weight, non-superwash wool or silk blend yarn. Francine recommends Blue Sky Woolstok, Manos Silk Blend and Cascade 220 as great yarns for beginner weaving. 

♦ Needle Felting 101: Cookie Cutter Critters! (adults and children age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, May 2 & 9 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

 An introduction to the slow, satisfying craft of needlefelting for enthusiasts of all ages, starting with children 7+. Form needlefelted-shapes with cookie cutters, repurposed to provide a metal barrier between the work surface of the wool and our fingers. Participants will leave with one or more finished creatures per workshop; faster felters may have time to do more. This workshop is suitable for anyone able to safely wield dry-felting needles which are integral to the process of felting.

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $30 plus $8.50 kit fee
Supplies needed: All supplies provided by the instructor.

Embroidery Sampler
Monday evenings with Jen W, May 4 & 11 from 7 – 9 PM

Wanting to try something new? Come and give embroidery a try with Jen and make the Kiriki Press Fall Sampler kit. You will learn a variety of embroidery stitches while working on a beautiful sampler. There are many practical applications for embroidery such as mending and embellishing garments to refresh their look and so many cute things to embroider!

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $30 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies needed: Kit includes embroidery sampler, hoop and needles, please bring some small sharp scissors.

Ooh La La Berets – Wet Felted 
Saturday afternoon with Sheila, May 9 from Noon – 4 PM

Join Shaila for this class using the basic wet felting technique with a resist to create a simple beret. We will go through the process step by step. Choose to decorate your hat with curly wool locks, multi-coloured or specialty fibre or leave it 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: Novice 
Class fee: $35 plus fibre
Supply list: A 100g bag of merino fibre, available at the store and 2 old bath towels. Please Wear comfy clothing and shoes and bring a snack. Wool locks, silk and other specialty fibre can be ordered from Divinity Fibre though Etsy if desired for embellishment. Small amounts of specialty fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor.

♦ Intro to Tapestry Weaving (adults and children age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, May 23 & 30 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

An introduction to the satisfying art and craft of tapestry weaving. Students will create a 13cm x 18cm (5”x7”) wall hanging while learning two stitches — tabby and rya knot — which form the foundation of most woven wall-hangings and a third, the hem stitch, which holds it all together when complete. We will discuss some colour theory and textural composition as well. Suitable for all ages (7+) who are beginner to intermediate weavers; participants must be able to thread a wide-eye blunt-tipped tapestry needle and tie an overhand knot which are integral to the process of weaving.

Skill level: Beginner weaver
Class fee: $30 plus $12.50 kit fee
Supplies needed: All supplies are provided by the instructor. 

Houndstooth Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine, May 23 & 30 from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

We are excited to offer another intermediate weaving class this season. This two-colour plain weaving technique is often used in fabric. For this class you will learn this interesting weave pattern and create a scarf. You are welcome to bring your own loom for this class, or borrow one of ours. Please note, this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

Skill level: Intermediate weaver (Beginner Weaving is a pre-requisite)
Class fee: $50 plus rental and deposit fee if using our loom
Supplies needed: 100g each of a white or cream and a high contrast colour DK weight yarn in a non-superwash wool. Francine recommends Blue Sky Woolstok or Cascade 220 sport for this class.
There are 6 looms that may be rented for $50 plus a $50 deposit. Deposit will be returned when looms are brought back in perfect condition. Students are encouraged to bring their own looms.

♦ Frame Felted Furries (adults and children age 12+)
Saturday morning with Maureen, June 6 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

A quick study of a simple two-dimensional animal as a fibre portrait on an 20cmx25cm (8”x10”) burlap canvas. Participants will create a finished piece suitable to hang or lean against a bookshelf. Suitable for novice to intermediate felters age 12+. Participants must be able to safely wield a dry-felting needle which is integral to the process of felting.

Skill level: Beginner – intermediate felter 
Class fee: $25 plus $13.25 kit fee 
Supplies needed: All supplies are provided by the instructor. 

♦ Cats with Needlefelting (adults and children age 12+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, June 13 & 20 from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Cats! Make a whimsical cat bust. Imagine a cat as you’ve never seen before: pink locks or purple stripes or zebra-like. We’ll make a bust of a cat that will burst your heart and bust your gut with giggles. Instructor supplies wool, roving and locks; participants bring imagination. It’s tricky for beginner needlefelters to create realistic, lifelike cat heads so we’re going to make ours just silly enough to be fun. Class of two lessons of 2.5 hours each for ages 12+. All supplies provided by the instructor. Kit fee $19.75

Skill level: Beginner – intermediate felter 
Class fee: $35 plus $19.75 kit fee 
Supplies needed: All supplies are provided by the instructor.

Embroidered Doll
Monday evenings with Jen W, June 15 & 22 from 7-9 PM

Try something new this spring with Jen and make the Matryoshka Doll from Kiriki Press. Learn a variety of stitches while making this sweet little doll. This class is perfect for the first time learner or anyone wanting to brush up on their embroidery skills and learn some new ones!

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate
Class fee: $30 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies needed: 6” embroidery hoop, embroidery needles and small sharp scissors, all available at the store. 

Wet Felted Lattice Scarf 
Saturday afternoon with Shaila, June 20 from 12-4 PM

This intermediate felting class will help you to create a beautiful, unique scarf. Together, we’ll follow the process involved in Nuno felting step by step. This technique incorporates fibres 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 the stairs easily. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $35 plus kit Supplies needed: 100g merino or merino silk blend fibre, two old bath towels and comfortable clothes and shoes.