Wolseley WOol

Knitting, Crocheting and Weaving Classes

We’re so excited to bring you our full list of fall classes and workshops here at Wolseley Wool. This might be our biggest class list yet with lots of knitting and crochet classes as well as more children’s classes and lots of felting and weaving!

It’s a long list, so if you just want to get to the section you’re looking for here are the categories we’ve listed our classes under:

  • Beginner Knitting & Crochet Classes
  • Knitting Projects & Skills
  • Bring Your Own Project
  • Crochet
  • Children’s Classes
  • Fibre Arts Workshops

You can also download a quick list of the classes here to look over.

Read on and have a look at all the wonderfull classes our teachers are excited about sharing with you this fall and give us a call at (204) 772-5648 or come down and visit us at 889 Westminster to register.

Classes must be paid in full to reserve your spot. Prices do not include taxes and do not include supplies unless noted. 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 at the till. If you’re not sure quite what yarn to pick for your project we’re always available to help! Come down and we’ll help you find the perfect yarn for your class.

Learn to Knit
Monday evenings with Amy from 7-9 PM
Session One – September 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session Two – October 7, 21, 28 & November 4
Session Three – November 18, 25, December 2 & 9

Wednesday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – September 11, 18, 25 & October 2
Session Two – October 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session Three – November 6, 13, 20 & 27

This class is for students who have never picked up knitting needles. This beginner class 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. What you will learn: casting on, knits, purls, increasing, decreasing, casting off, blocking. After practicing the basics we’ll cast on a project!
Skill level: Novice
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 1 ball of worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour such as Cascade 220, Estelle Worsted or Berroco Ultra Wool, a US 6/4.0mm or US 7/4.5mm 16” circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Introduction to Crochet
Tuesday evenings with Bernice, September 10, 17, 24 & October 1 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. At the end of the 4 weeks, you will have learned so many new skills and created a beautiful infinity scarf to show off this winter.
Skill level: Novice
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 130-160 Yards of Super Bulky Yarn such as Cascade Lana Grande, Rowan Big Wool or Berroco Macro, N/10mm Crochet Hook and a copy of the Charlotte Infinity Scarf pattern which is available for free on Ravelry.

Toe-Up Socks, Two At a Time
Monday afternoons with Alana, September 16, 23, 30 & October 7 from 12-2 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. Students need to be comfortable knitting in the round, this is not an introduction to sock knitting.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 100g fingering weigh sock yarn in a light to medium colour way such as Jawoll, Regia, Comfort Sockenwolle or Opal sock yarns, wound into 2 equal sized cakes, US 1.5-2/2.5mm – 2.75mm 40” circular needle, 3 locking stitch markers and one tapestry needle for finishing. Written pattern and instructions will be supplied by the instructor.

Beginner Socks
Monday evenings with Jen W, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 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.
Skill level: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 100g of sock weight yarn and double point needles US 1.5-2/2.25 – 2.75mm. Jawoll Colour, Regia Sock, Comfort Sockenwolle and Manos Alegria are all great sock yarns for this class.

Teroldego Shawl
Monday evenings with Donna, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 7-9 PM

We fell in love with the three colour Teroldego Shawl by Caitlin Hunter so much that both Mona and Josh are knitting away at one. There are so many important skills to be learned in this shawl, striping colour, lacework, tiny bobbles (or skip the bobbles, if they’re not your thing), and a beautiful panel of colour work. It’s wonderful when we find a pattern that combines so many skills into a beautiful project. It’s a shawl you will wear for years to come, or if someone is very lucky it would make a beautiful gift.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 3 colours of fingering weight yarn, 32” US 4/3.5mm circular needles and a copy of the Teroldego pattern available for purchase through the store or on Ravelry. Check out our wall of hand dyed yarns to get inspired, they look amazing in this shawl!

Spector Sweater 
Tuesday evenings with Jayne, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8 & 15 from 7-9 PM

The Spector sweater by Joji Locatelli is a great, classic, top-down sweater to learn some new techniques, including the very popular 4 colour fade. In this class you will learn many skills that can be transferred to any sweater, including selecting yarn, swatching, determining fit, and top-down, in the round knitting. Anyone interested in this class should be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling, casting off and knitting in the round. This would be a good first sweater for the confident knitter ready to move beyond scarves, hats, cowls, etc. into sweaters.
Skill level: Beginner knitter
Cost: $70
Supply list: Fingering weight yarn in a quantity to knit your chosen size, Needles to meet the gauge of the pattern, Stitch markers, Spare yarn, Tapestry needle, a copy of the Spector Sweater pattern available for purchase from the store or on Ravelry. Ensure you have enough yarn for the size of sweater you would like to knit as well as a swatch we will knit during class to. Please note: in the first class we will discuss yarn selection in terms of fibre characteristics and what makes a good fade, so you may want to purchase yarn at that time.

Pengweeno Sweater (Penguono for Kids)
Wednesday evening with Corie, September 11, 18, 25 & October 2 from 7-9 PM

Many of you have seen Odessa’s amazing Penguono hanging in the shop and if it’s got your curiosity going but you’re hesitant to tackle the pattern then this is the perfect class for you. Pengweeno by Stephen West is a very similar sweater, with all the attention to skill and colour-play but in a much smaller version. Perfect for that first try. Use fingering held doubled to create extra colour fun and mix with either dk of worsted weight yarn. With all due respect to Elizabeth Zimmerman we think this little jacket may rival the popularity of the Baby Surprise Jacket.
Skill level: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: Enough yarn to make the size you need, US 6-8/4-5mm needles (which may need to be adjusted to get gauge), a copy of the Pengweeno pattern available for purchase from the store or on Ravelry.

Socks Just So:  Make ‘Em Fit
Wednesday evenings with Jen P, September 11, 18, 25 & October 2 from 7-9 PM

Socks are so much fun to make, and the yarn choices are endless, but sometimes the pattern or the yarn doesn’t quite fit the feet you’re making them for. Come play with sock math (it’s way more fun than it sounds) and figure out how to make just-right socks for any pair of feet!!
Skill level: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 1 skein or ball of sock yarn such as Regia, Jawoll, Opal or Comfortwolle sock yarns, needles for your yarn gauge in DPN or circular, tape measure or ruler, notebook and pen.

Introduction to Mittens and Magic Loop too!
Monday evenings with Jen W, October 7, 21 & 28 from 7-9 PM

Learn to knit mittens using the magic loop technique and one of our favourite mitten patterns, the World’s Simplest Mitten pattern by Tin Can Knits. Magic Loop really is magic for mitten knitting and a technique we always encourage people to try out. This pattern is written for a variety of sizes and a variety of yarn weights. Learn how gauge and needle size can influence the finished product. Students should know how to cast on using a knitted, cable, or long tail cast on, knit stitch, and purl stitch.
Skill level: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $40
Supply list: yarn in quantity appropriate for one of the four weights you choose indicated by the pattern, 32” – 40” circular needles for that weight of yarn (listed in the pattern) and a copy of the World’s Simplest Mitts pattern available for free on Ravelry.

Brr…It’s Time for a Lopi Sweater
Monday evenings with Donna, October 7, 21, 28 & November 4 from 7-9 PM

It’s Manitoba and the winters are cold but they are also perfect for Lopi sweaters. We are suggesting one of two patterns for this class. Both are knit in Lett-Lopi but any aran weight yarn would work as well. The Strokkur by Ysolda Teague which boasts a beautiful multi coloured traditional Icelandic yoke on a very wearable pullover. The Riddari by Vedis Jondottir also has the beautiful traditional yoke with the addition of colour work on the cuffs and waistband of the sweater. Either one is sure to become your favourite sweater.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: Enough yarn in Lett-Lopi for the size you are knitting (if Lopi is not your thing, we reccomend Berroco Ultra Wool as a great alternative), US7/4.5mm circular needles for the Strokkur or US 4 and 7/3.5 and 4.5mm circular needles for the Riddari and a copy of the pattern you’ve chosen, either Strokkur or Riddari which are available for purchase at the store or on Ravelry.

Thrummed Mittens
Wednesday evenings with Corie, October 9, 16 & 23 from 7-9 PM

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
Supply list: 50-100 g roving, 200m worsted weight yarn such as Cascade 220, Berroco Ultra Wool, Cascade Friday Harbour or Blue Sky Woolstok and US 5 and 7/3.75 and 4.5mm DPNs or circular needles for magic loop. A pattern will be supplied by the instructor.

Ghost Ranch Hat (Brioche & Mosaic)
Wednesday evenings with Mona, October 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 7-9 PM

Leave it to Andrea Mowry to come up with another terrific pattern that combines two very popular skills. Both brioche and mosaic create a somewhat thicker fabric which lends itself perfectly to cosy winter hats. Using fingering weight yarn, a cosy, warm fabric is created without being too dense and stiff. Brioche and mosaic also allow for some really fun colour-play. Brioche can be a little tricky so we’ll start the class with a tutorial on brioche working flat and then move to two colour before we begin the next step of two colour brioche in the round for the hat.
Skill level: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 50g (approx. 150m) of two contrasting colours of sport weight yarn such as Berroco Millefiori Light, Cascade 220 Sport, Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino or Blossom + Fern Sport, a US 2 and 4/2.75 and 3.5mm 16” circular needle and US 4/3.5mm dpns or a longer circular needle for magic loop as well as a copy of the Ghost Ranch pattern available for purchase at the store or on Ravelry.

Butterfly Shawl with Deb
Saturday afternoons with Deb, October 19, 26, November 2, 9 & 16 from 1-3 PM

Are you ready for short-row magic? Take a look at pictures for the Butterfly/Papillon Shawl by Marin Melchior https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly—papillon
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 have any picked out – we’ll take a look at options with multi-colored yarn such as the Uneek fingering or Cascade Melila as well as a solid yarn for contrast. Check out the pattern on Ravelry and look at all the gorgeous finished shawls for inspiration!
Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $60
Supply list: 200g of fingering weight yarn in your main colour and 100g in your solid contrasting colour (make sure there is high contrast between the two colours), a US 4/3.5mm 40” circular needle, stitch markers just a little bigger than your needles and highlighter tape to keep track of where you are at in the pattern, as well as a copy of the pattern available for purchase on Ravelry or at the store.

Peerie Flooers Colourwork Mittens
Wednesday evenings with Corie, October 30, November 6, 13 & 20 from 7-9 PM

We have wanted to run a class on the Peerie Flooers Mittens by Kate Davies for a long time and since colour-work is so popular right now we thought it was the perfect time. These mittens have an advanced approach to colour work because you are managing 7 colours throughout the project. Corie will help you make sense of it all and throw in an I-Cord bind off – the fun just never ends! The added bonus is you end up with a beautiful and whimsical pair of mittens.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 7 balls of different coloured fingering weight yarns (you’ll need about 90m of each colour), US 1.5 and US 3/2.5mm and 3.25mm needles either in don or longer circular if you prefer magic loop, and a copy of the Peerie Flooers pattern available for purchase form the store or on Ravelry.

Triptych Mittens
Monday evenings with Jen W, November 4, 18, 25 & December 2 from 7-9 PM

We are in love with Tin Can Knits patterns and the Triptych mitten pattern is packed full of colour and skill building – it does not disappoint! Learn to do fair isle colourwork and read colourwork charts while using the magic loop technique. Students should know how to cast on using a knitted, cable, or long tail cast on, as well as the knit and purl stitches.
Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply List: Cascade 220 sport in a main colour and at least one contrast colour (or any other sport weight yarn – the Berroco Millefiori Light is a great multicoloured option), 32” or 40” circular needles in US 0 and 2/2mm and 2.75mm needles for magic loop and a copy of the Tryptych pattern available for purchase at the shop or on Ravelry.

Thrum Slippers
Tuesday evenings with Jayne, November 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 7-9 PM

Thrumming originated in Newfoundland and Labrador using bits of raw wool knit into mittens, creating extra warm and cozy garments. This clever construction is not only practical, but adds unique detailing to the finished object. In this class you will learn the craft of thrumming: how to prepare the roving and knit the thrums while completing the Cadeautje slippers designed by Ysolda Teague. Anyone interested in this class should be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling, casting off and knitting in the round (using magic loop, small circumference circulars or DPNs).
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 105-250 metres (depending on size chosen) of chunky yarn with a gauge of 13-14 stitches such as Cascade Eco+ Merino, Estelle Alpaca Merino Chunky or Alafosslopi, non-superwash roving or fibre (approximately 4-5 oz), a copy of the Cadeautje pattern by Ysolda Teague available for purchase on Ravelry or at the shop and needles to meet the gauge of the pattern. Please ensure you have enough yarn and roving for the size of slippers you would like to knit as well as a small swatch we will knit during class to practice thrumming techniques.

Nightshift Shawl
Wednesday evenings with Jen P, November 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7-9 PM

The Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry is so hot right now and for good reason! Join Jen and learn how to do the mosaic stitch and i-cord edging while you knit away on this quick to knit beautiful shawl. The colour choices are endless for this shawl!
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: Approx. 900 yards (150y each of 6 colours) of worsted weight yarn, US 8/5mm needles and a copy of the Nightshift Shawl pattern by Andrea Mowry available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store. Cascade 220 Superwash Wave, Manos Alegria Grande and Blue Sky Woolstok have been very popular for this shawl.

The Saucy Steek 
Saturday afternoon with Corie, November 16 from 1-3 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. It is especially used in colourwork sweaters. In this class, we’ll knit a small Fair Isle swatch and learn how to securely (and confidently) cut it up.
Skill: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $20
Supply list: Worsted weight yarn in two distinctly different colours plus a small amount of yarn in a contrasting colour, US 8/5.0 mm circular needles (any length), an I/5.5 mm crochet hook and a small pair of scissors.

Slip Knit Love Shawl
Monday evenings with Donna, November 18, 25, December 2 & 9 from 7-9 PM

Mosaic stitch is a neat way to do colourwork while knitting with only one colour that has a bold graphic look. The Slip Knit Love shawl uses a variety of mosaic stitch patterns thought out this asymmetric shawl that look deceptively impressive together. Join Donna and learn how fun mosaic stitch can be!
Skill level: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 3 colours of fingering weight yarn, 340m of two colours and 125m of the third colour, 32” US 4/3.5mm and US 5/3.75mm needles and a copy of the Slip Knit Love pattern by Lisa Hannes available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store. Check out our wall of hand dyed yarns to get inspired!

Finishing School
Wednesday evenings with Corie, November 27 & December 4 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? This two week class 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: Beginner knitter
Class fee: $30
Supply list: A darning needle and scissors.
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).

Next Stitch
Monday afternoons with Corie from 1-3 PM
Session One – September 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session Two – October 7, 21, 28 & November 4
Session Three – November 18, 25, December 2 & 9

Tuesday evenings with Hilori from 7-9 PM
Session One – September 10, 17, 24 & October 1
Session Two – October 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session Three – November 5, 12, 19 & 26

Thursday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – September 12, 19, 26 & October 3
Session Two – October 10, 17, 24 & 31
Session Three – November 7, 14, 21 & 28

Thursday evenings with Anna from 7-9 PM 
Session One – September 12, 19, 26 & October 3
Session Two – October 10, 17, 24 & 31
Session Three – November 7, 14, 21 & 28

Friday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – September 13, 20, 27 & October 4
Session Two – October 11, 18, 25 & November 1
Session Three – 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 to intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: 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.

Next Step Crochet
Thursday evenings with Hilori from 7-9 PM
Session One – September 12, 19, 26 & October 3
Session Two – October 10, 17, 24 & 31
Session Three – November 7, 14, 21 & 28

OK, so you’ve probably crocheted a dishcloth, or maybe a dozen and you may have even crocheted a hat. But now you’re ready to try something new. 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. This class will help you build on your crochet experience and meet challenges that you may want some extra support with.
Skill level: Beginner to intermediate crocheter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: Whatever yarn, hooks and pattern are needed for your project. The instructor can also help pick out a project and/or supplies at the first class.

Slip Stitch Crochet
Saturday afternoons with Kylie, September 28 & October 1 from 1-3 PM

Would you like to learn one of the oldest forms of crochet? Slip stitch crochet has many names such as shepherds knitting (and was actually done by men!) or Bosnian crochet to name a couple. In modern crochet, slip stitches are most commonly used to join rounds but did you know you can create beautiful knit-like fabric with the humble slip stitch? In Part I of this class, you will learn the technique of slip stitch crochet. In Part II, you will apply your newly acquired skills to create your choice of either a headband or a beanie hat. The headband is a good beginner choice and the beanie hat for more experienced crocheters or those looking for a challenge as this pattern uses short rows.
Skill level: Beginner – intermediate crocheter
Class fee: $30
Supply list: 200g of worsted weight yarn, H, I and J/5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm hooks and a copy of headband or beanie pattern (which will be available soon).

Tunisian Crochet Bias Sampler Shawl
Saturday afternoons with Sharon, September 21, 28 & October 5 from 1-3 PM

This lovely shawl is designed to take you from beginner to intermediate Tunisian crochet skills in no time! You start at the corner and slowly move to wider sections that lay diagonally across your shoulders. The design creates stitches on the bias resulting in a great drape and an interesting look. Stitches learned in this class include Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, Tunisian purl stitch, Tunisian full stitch and Tunisian honeycomb stitch and more.
Skill level: Beginner crocheter
Class fee: $40
Supply list: 400m of worsted weight yarn such as Berroco Ultra Wool, Manos Alegria, Estelle Alpaca Merino DK, or Blue Sky Woolstok, a M/9 mmTunisian crochet hook and a copy of the Tunisian Bias Sampler Shawl by Stephanie Sario available for purchase on Ravelry.

Hotel of Bees Shawl
Tuesday evenings with Bernice, October 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 7-9 PM

The Hotel of Bees Shawl by Christin Hadderingh is great for any adventurous beginner or an intermediate crocheter who wants to bring their crochet skills to the next level and create something beautiful. While making this piece, you will expand your skills to include overlay crochet, filet crochet, puff stitches, and more!
Skill level: Intermediate crocheter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: Sport Weight Yarn in three different colours in the following amounts: 340 m of colour 1, 310m of colour 2 and 90m of colour 3, I and J/4.5mm and 5mm crochet hook, a darning needle, and a copy of the Hotel of Bees pattern available for purchase on Ravelry.

Done In Love Pullover
Tuesday evenings with Bernice, November 5, 12, 19, 26 & December 3 from 7-9 PM

Let us change your mind about crocheted sweaters. The Done in Love Pullover by Katy Peterson is perfect for anyone who has been thinking about making a sweater but isn’t sure where to start. This pullover is a simple but beautiful wardrobe staple. You will learn the basics of making a top down crochet sweater. You’ll also have to opportunity to ask any questions you may have about making sweaters and learn how to make adjustments for a perfectly fitted garment.
Skill level: Beginner crocheter
Class fee: $60
Supply list: 1848 – 3696m of fingering weight yarn (check the pattern for specific requirements, a D/3.25mm Crochet Hook and a copy of the Done in Love pattern available for purchase on Ravelry.

Kirsi Cowl
Tuesday afternoons with Kylie, November 12 & 19 from 1-3 PM

Are you looking for a unique, handmade gift for that special someone this Christmas? The Kirsi Cowl by Snowdrop Designs is a quick and easy pattern and is a great addition to anyone’s winter accessories. This class is taught by the designer and is a great class if you have mastered basic crochet skills and want to learn new techniques. You will learn how to crochet in the third loop and how to create a diagonal stitch pattern.
Skill level: Intermediate Crochet
Class fee: $30
Supply list: Approximately 170 yards of worsted weight yarn such as Berroco Ultra Wool, Estelle Worsted, Cascade Friday Harbour, Estelle Alpaca Merino or Berroco Woolstok, a size K/6.5 mm hook, yarn needle and a copy of Kirsi Cowl pattern (which will be available shortly).

Harvester Cowl
Saturday afternoon with Kylie, November 23 from 1-4 PM

The Harvester Cowl by Snowdrop Designs is published in the Fall 2019 issue of Interweave Crochet magazine and is taught by the designer. This cowl is a soft, luxurious, oversized cowl and is perfect for keeping warm on frosty days. It can be worn cozily around the neck or wrapped snuggly around your shoulders. Made with bulky yarn and worked in the round, this cowl is quick and easy to make.
Skill level: Intermediate Crochet
Class fee: $25
Supply list: 800 yards of a chunky weight yarn (such as Estelle Llama Natural Chunky, Estelle Alpaca Merino Chunky or Estelle Chunky, a L/8.0 mm hook, a yarn needle, removable stitch markers and a copy of Harvester Cowl (available soon from Interweave)

Crochet Class for Kids (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Terri, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2 & 9 from 10-11:30 AM

In this 8-week session, 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, darning needle, additional notions and an easy-to-read pattern.
Skill level: Novice – intermediate crocheter
Class fee: $50
Supply list: All supplies are included in the fee

Cookie Cutter Critters (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, September 21 & 28 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

An introduction to the slow, satisfying craft of needle felting for children. Form basic shapes with cookie cutters, repurposed to provide a metal barrier between the work surface of the wool and young fingers. Participants will leave with one or more finished creatures per workshop; faster filters may have time to do more.
Skill level: Novice – intermediate felter (participants must be capable of wielding dry-felting needles which are integral to the process of felting)
Class fee: $30 plus $7.50 kit fee
Supply list: All supplies are included in the fee

Framed Feltings: Portraits of Our Animal Friends (age 12+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, October 19 & 26 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

A quick study of a simple two-dimensional animal in a fibre portrait on burlap canvas. Students will create a two dimensional image suitable to hang or lean against a bookshelf.
Skill level: Novice – intermediate felter (participants must be capable of wielding dry-felting needles which are integral to the process of felting)
Class fee: $30 plus $10 kit fee
Supply list: All supplies are included in the fee

Intro to Tapestry Weaving (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, November 2 & 9 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

An introduction to tapestry weaving. Students will create a wall hanging while learning two stitches: daddy and the rya knot which form the foundation of most woven wall-hanging. We will discuss some colour theory and textural composition as well.
Skill level: Novice to intermediate weaver (participants must be able to thread a wide-eye tapestry needle and/or tie an overhand knot which are integral to the process of weaving.
Class fee: $30 plus $5 kit fee
Supply list: All supplies are included in the fee

Beginner Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Session One – September 14 & 21
Session Two – November 2 & 9

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: Novice
Class fee: $50 plus $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supply list: A loom will be provided for class use. Students need 200g of DK weight, non-superwash, plied yarn, or silk blend yarn. Please note, this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate stairs easily. Francine recommends Blue Sky Woolstok, Manos Silk Blend and Cascade 220 as great yarns for beginner weaving.

Nalbinding
Saturday afternoon with Cathy & Jessica, September 21 from 1-4 PM

Learn the basics of single needle nalbinding! Nalbinding is an ancient fibre craft used to create warm wool garments for cold weather wear. Nalbound socks and mitts carbon dated to the early 700s have been found in archaeological sites in Scandinavia. In this workshop you will learn how to begin, increase, decrease, and end creating an environmentally friendly ball for play, decoration, or whatever!
Skill level: Novice
Class fee: $30 plus $15 kit fee
Supply list: All supplies are included.

Needle Felted Fun Drop-In Class
Once a month on Tuesday afternoons with Sharon from 1-3 PM
September 24, October 29 & November 26

Interested in needle felting? Sharon would love to share her passion with you regardless of your skill level, from brand new beginner to advanced felter, come and see what this is all about. This is an opportunity to learn, explore and work on projects you might like to try with some support.
Skill level: Novice – intermediate felter
Class fee: $20 per class
Supply list: Fibre, felting needles and accessories that are required for your specific project. Not sure what to work on? Sharon can help you pick a project and guide you in your supply needs.

Introduction to Nuno Felting 
Saturday afternoon with Shaila, September 28 from 12-4 PM
or Saturday afternoon with Shaila, November 16 from 12-4 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 the stairs easily.
Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $35 plus kit
Supply list: Two old bath towels, comfortable clothes and shoes and an Ashford scarf kit, which is available at Wolseley Wool for $22. Purchase your kit as soon as possible for the best selection

Nuno Felting Mittens 
Saturday afternoon with Shaila, October 5 from 12-4 PM

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: Novice
Class fee: $35 plus fibre
Supply list: Wear comfy clothing and shoes and bring a snack. Bring 2 old bath towels plus a 100g bag of Ashford Corridale fibre which is available at the shop for purchase. Wool locks can be ordered from Divinity Fibre though Etsy if desired for embellishment. Small amounts of multi coloured merino fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor.

Houndstooth Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine, October 19 & 26 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 $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supply list: 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.

Sculptural Needle Felting: Witches & Wizards
Tuesday evenings with Heather, October 15, 22 & 29 from 7-9 PM

Just in time for Halloween this workshop will teach the basics of sculptural needle felting (i.e. using wool and a barbed needle to create a 3D object) in order to make a witch or a wizard. Participants will be provided with a pre-shaped wire armature (prepared by instructor) that will allow for the sculpture to be posed in different positions. While this technique can be used to make a variety of representational objects, this workshop will focus specifically on making either a wizard or witch.
Skill level: Beginner felter
Class fee: $40 plus $2 supply fee for armature, pipe cleaners and wool locks
Supply list: Needle felting mat or foam, 36 triangle felting needle, a Clover multi needle tool (recommended), 50 – 100g of core wool roving, 50g wool roving in flesh tones or green for witch and various colours for accessories.

Log Cabin Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine, November 23 & 30 from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

Have you got the basics of weaving down and want to try something new? Log Cabin Weaving is a colour and weave effect pattern using two different colours and two shuttles. Francine will teach you how to log cabin weave over this two week class. 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 $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supply list: 200m each of 2 highly contrasting colours of DK weight yarn in a non-superwash, wool. Francine recommends Blue Sky Woolstok and Cascade 220 Sport for this class.

Needle Felted Nativity Scene
Saturday afternoons with Sharon, November 23, 30, December 7 & 14 from 1-3 PM

This lovely Nativity project is a great one for beginners or even the more advanced felter.
You can make it in a finger puppet style to be used for playing in a Waldorf style
and start the bodies using wet felting techniques in combination with needle felting or you can also make a solid body style with more detail and choose to make flexible wire armature limbs – there are so many options and Sharon will help you choose the best one for you. Sharon will have kits available for either style which include all the colours for each character plus a crèche for the baby Jesus, as well as enough wool to make a shepherd and some more lambs, sponges and wool.
Skill level: Novice – intermediate felter
Class fee: $50 plus $20 kit fee (finger puppet style) or $28 (solid body style)
Supply list: A kit will be supplied for the class. You will need to bring size 36 and 40 felting needles.

Natural Dyeing 101
Thursday evening with ash, December 5 from 6 – 9 PM
or Saturday afternoon with ash, December 14 from 1-4 PM

Learn how to naturally dye yarn and fabric with sunflower knit’s ash alberg! Using dye plants and all-natural worsted weight Canadian wool yarn, we’ll spend class 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. Leave with enough naturally dyed yarn to make a project for yourself or a loved one! Please note, this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate stairs easily

Skill level: Novice
Class fee: $35 plus $20 per skeins of yarn you’d like to dye
Supply list: Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

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