Wolseley WOol

Knitting, Crochet and Fibre Arts Classes and Workshops

 

We have so many great classes this winter at Wolseley Wool! Read on and have a look at all the wonderfull classes our teachers are excited about sharing with you and then 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.

 

Weekly Events

Crochet Drop-in for Help Class with Hilori – every Tuesday from 6-7 PM  Hilori is here here to work with you on a crochet project, answer crochet related 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
 
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 evening of knitting, crocheting or whatever your fibre fancy is. Strengthen your skills, meet some great people, see what others are creating and share your ideas in a supportive, social atmosphere. Everyone is always welcome. Feel free to bring snacks to share with others. FREE!

Josh’s Knit Group – every Thursday evening from 7-9 PM. If you’re looking for an inclusive knit group focussing on the needs of a new generation of knitters, then this could be the group for you. You don’t need to be an expert, in fact we’d prefer you weren’t 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 – Thursdays January 30th, February 27th and March 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!!

Drop-in for Help Class with Corie Anna – every Wednesday from 4-5 PM, 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.

Skill Levels

Beginner – no previous experience
Intermediate – basic knitting and purling skills 
Advanced – proficient knitting and purling skills and knitting in the round

 

Beginner & Refresher Knitting Classes

Learn to Knit
Monday evenings with Amy from 7-9 PM
Session One – January 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session Two – February 3, 10, 24 & March 2
Session Three – March 9, 16, 23 & 30

Wednesday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session Two – February 5, 12, 19 & 26
Session Three – March 4, 11, 18 & 25

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: 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 6/4.0mm or US 7/4.5mm 16” circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle. 

Knitting Refresher
Thursday evenings with Amy from 7-9 PM
Session One – January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session Two – February 7, 16, 13, 20 & 27
Session Three – March 5, 12, 19 & 26

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? Or have you taken the Learn to Knit but 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 the needles. There will be time to choose a project or learn extra skills that you may need extra help with. 

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 6/4.0mm or US 7/4.5mm 16” circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

 

Knitting Projects and Skills

Colourslip Mittens
Monday evenings with Jen W. January 6, 13 & 20 from 7-9 PM

These beautiful colour-work mittens are the perfect way to learn about working with colour. The Colourslip Mitten pattern by Odessa Reichel uses a deceivingly simple technique using slipped stitches, gives the look of complicated colour-work in an easy to learn method. Join Jen and learn a little colour magic this winter.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $40
Supplies needed: 2 highly contrasting 100g skeins of worsted to aran weight yarn, US 5/3.75mm and US 7/4.5mm DPNs, 2 stitch markers, waste yarn and darning needle. Jen will provide copy of the pattern at the class.  

Cohesive Shawl
Monday evenings with Donna, January 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7-9 PM

The Cohesive Shawl by Tamy Gore packs so much learning in such a lovely shawl. Use a set of minis or a gradient with a contrasting solid, or pick 2 fingering yarns that you love and see what you can create. The options are endless and while you’re loving the colour play in the shawl have fun with eyelets, short row and stripes which work together in this asymmetrical shawl. 

Skill level: Intermediate 
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: 2 contrasting fingering weight yarns, (C1 – 420yds, C2 – 500 yds), 32” US5/3.75mm circular needles and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cohesive 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! 

Coast Salish Colourwork Hat
Tuesday days with Tracy, January 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 1-3 PM

Welcome to the world of Coast Salish colourwork!  In this class your goal is to knit so the backside of your knitting looks pebbly, no strands, no floats, no spirals.  This gives you maximum elasticity and neatness.  The easy part is that you’re only ever using two colours at one time. Join Tracy and learn this intuitive knitting technique. Choose from two patterns; the Salish Toque by Sylvia Olsen or Two Toques also by Sylvia Olsen

Skill level: Advanced
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: For the Salish Toque you need 3 contrasting colours of chunky weight yarn such as Estelle Alpaca Merino Chunky, a set of US 10/6mm double point needles and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/salish-toque-5 available for purchase on Ravelry. For the Two Toques pattern you need 2 contrasting colours of worsted weight yarn such as Blue Sky Woolstok, a set of US7/4.5mm double pointed needles and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/two-toques available for purchase on Ravelry. Tracy recommends wood needles for more control.

Hoarfrost Shawl
Tuesday evenings with Alana, January 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 7-9 PM

Every cold winter evening deserves a worsted weight shawl and the Hoarfrost by Andrea Mowry is perfect. It is a unique asymmetrical shawl with an easy knit and purl pattern that transitions to a lovely leaf-shaped lace and is finished with an I-cord edging. This reversible shawl is knit in worsted weight making it a quick and comfy winter project.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 823 m of worsted weight yarn in either a solid or gentle tonal colour to show off the pattern, a US 8/5mm circular needle and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hoarfrost-5 available for purchase at the shop or on Ravelry. Cascade Friday Harbour, Olive Park Worsted, Blue Sky Fibres Woolstock or Manos Alegria Grande would look great in this pattern.

Love Note Sweater
Wednesday evenings with Corie, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb 5 from 7-9 PM

The Love Note Sweater by Tin Can Knits is a perfect first sweater but it still has enough going on that those with sweater experience would love it as well. The sweater is constructed in the round, from the top-down in one piece with a lace circular yoke. The lace pattern is charted and reading charts is a great skill to learn. The sweater may be knit in DK weight yarn but the designer suggests combining a fingering single ply with a lace mohair for what she describes as “floaty, soft and sensual”. There are two length options for this sweater making it an even more versatile option.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $60
Supplies needed: Enough fingering weight yarn and mohair lace for the size you are making or enough DK if you want to use a single yarn, as well as circulars for your size in US7/4.5mm and US 10/6mm, and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-note available from purchase through the store or on Ravelry. This sweater looks great in hand dyed yarns so some check out our wall full of them and then choose a coordinating Rowan Kidsilk Haze or Rico Superkid Mohair Silk to go with it.

Toe-Up Socks, Two At a Time
Wednesday evenings with Jen P, Jan 22, Feb 5, 12, 19 from 7-9 PM

Knit perfectly matched socks and avoid Second Sock Syndrome by knitting two socks simultaneously on one circular needle. It’s sock magic! Toe up socks are also great for that perfect fit because you can try them on as you go. Using magic-loop method, you’ll learn to knit a pair of socks from toe to cuff.

Skill level: Intermediate
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 as well as a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-sock-with-gusset–choice-of-heelavailable for free on Ravelry.

February Hat 
Monday evenings with Jen W, January 27, February 3, 10, 24 from 7-9 PM

Provisional cast-ons can be a little tricky, but Jen will show you how to master this skill and create a perfect dense folded brim that suits our winters when we need a little extra warmth. Using the February Hat pattern by Kate Gagnon Osborn. You will also learn to read a chart for the textured stripe and slipped stitch pattern and make a pom pom to finish the hat off just right. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: US 4/3.5mm and US 6/4mm 16″ circular needles, US 6/4mm dpns, a G/4mm crochet hook and a few metres of a smooth contrasting colour of waste yarn for the provisional cast on, 200m of worsted weight yarn and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/february-hat-3 available for free on Ravelry. You’ll also need a spare 3-4mm circular needle for the provisional cast on. Cascade Friday Harbour, Berroco Ultra Wool or Blue Sky Woolstock would be great yarns for this hat.

Stranded Colourwork Sweater
Monday evenings with Donna, February 3, 10, 24, March 2 & 9 from 7-9 PM

Colourwork is so much fun, but can also be a little daunting if you haven’t done it before. This sweater class is perfect for those wanting to dip their toes in the pool of colour-work for the first time and for those well-versed in the technique. Choose either the Dog Star or Mountain Mist sweater patterns both from Tin Can Knits (you know how much we love Tin Can Knits patterns). The construction is seamless with a circular colour yoke in both patterns and the beauty of these patterns is also the wide range of size options from baby to Mens 4XL. Donna will show you her tips and tricks and help you master colour-work. 

Skill level: Advanced
Class fee: $60 
Supplies needed: For Mountain Mist, enough worsted weight yarn for the size you choose, US 6/4mm and US 8/5mm circular needles and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mountain-mist-2 available for purchase from the store or on Ravelry. This pattern is also available in the Tin Can Knits book Strange Brew which is available at the store. 

For Dog Star, enough DK weight yarn for the size you choose, US 4/3.5mm and US 6/4mm circular needles and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dog-star available for purchase from the store or on Ravelry.

 

Beginner Socks
Tuesday evenings with Kathryn, February 4, 11, 18, 25 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: Intermediate
Class fee: $50 
Supplies Needed: 100g of sock weight yarn and double point needles US 1.5-2/2.25 – 2.75mm. Jawoll Colour, Regia Sock, Comfort Sockenwolle and Colour Story Handpainted Sock are all great sock yarns for this class.

Thrummed Mittens
Wednesday evenings with Corie, February 12, 19, 26 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: Intermediate
Class fee: $40 
Supplies needed: 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.

Nightshift Shawl
Wednesday evenings with Jen P, February 26, March 4, 11 & 18 from 7-9 PM

The Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry is so hot right now and for good reason! We sold out the class in fall and had a waiting list 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 shawl. The colour choices are endless for this shawl!

Skill level: Intermediate 
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 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.

Nurtured Sweater
Monday evenings with Jen W, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 7-9 PM

Once again Andrea Mowry comes through with a great pattern for a cropped sweater perfect to add coziness and wear over your favourite dress. This bottom up raglan construction uses short rows for shaping and is knit in the round with a honey comb pattern. It is knit in one piece with just some seaming under the arms. 

Skill level: Advanced
Class fee: $60
Supplies needed: Worsted weight in appropriate yardage for your size, as well as 16” & 32” US 7/4.5mm circular needles, US 7/4.5mm DPNs or long circular needle for the cuffs, and a US 8/5mm circular needle in 32-40″ length for the body. Berroco Ultra Wool, Berroco Vintage, Cascade Friday Harbour are just a few of the yarns we’d recommend for this sweater.

Felted Mittens
Tuesday evenings with Pam, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 7-9 PM

When Josh was in high school, Pam used to knit felted mitten upon felted mitten while she watched our boys’ sports games. Before long we had all joined in creating fun colours and stripes for our own mittens. Pam has offered to share her pattern and knowledge with us in this class to make your own felted mittens. Felting the knitting creates a dense fabric that is perfect for our winters and springs and as Pam knows, perfect for giving as gifts. 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 200m of worsted to aran weight non-superwash wool such as Cascade 220 in as many colours as you’d like to play with, a set of US 9/5.5mm or US 10/6mm double pointed needles. Pam will provide the pattern at the class.  

Peerie Flooers Colourwork Mittens
Wednesday evenings with Corie, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 7-9 PM

The Peerie Flooers Mittens by Kate Davies was such a popular class in the fall we’re having it again this winter. Colour-work is so popular right now and these mittens are a great way to practice. 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
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 7 balls of different coloured fingering weight yarns (you’ll need about 90m of each colour), US 1.5/2.5mm and US 3/3.25mm needles either in DPNs or a longer circular if you prefer magic loop and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peerie-flooers-mittens available for purchase form the store or on Ravelry. Cascade 220 Fingering was very popular for this pattern as well as some of the mini skein sets around the store. 

Bring Your Own Knitting Project 

Next Stitch
Monday afternoons with Corie from 1-3 PM

Session One – January 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session Two – February 3, 10, 24 & March 2
Session Three – March 9, 16, 23 & 30

Tuesday evenings with Hilori from 7-9 PM
Session One – January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session Two – February 4, 11, 18 & 25
Session Three – March 3, 10, 17 & 24

Thursday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session Two – February 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session Three – March 5, 12, 19 & 26

Thursday evenings with Anna from 7-9 PM 
Session One – January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session Two – February 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session Three – March 5, 12, 19 & 26

Friday mornings with Sigrid from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session One – January 10, 17, 24 & 31
Session Two – February 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session Three – March 6, 13, 20 & 27

Friday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
Session One – January 10, 17, 24 & 31
Session Two – February 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session Three – March 6, 13, 20 & 27

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project 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: 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. 

Beginner & Project Crochet Classes

Introduction to Crochet
Tuesday evenings with Bernice from 7-9 PM
Session One – January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session Two – March 3, 10, 17 & 24

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. 

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 130-160 Yards of Super Bulky Yarn such as Cascade Lana Grande, Rowan Big Wool, Cascade Spuntaneous or Berroco Macro, an N/10mm Crochet Hook and a copy of the pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-charlotte-infinity-scarf which is available for free on Ravelry. 

Crochet Hat and Mitt Set
Tuesday evenings with Bernice, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 7-9 PM 

Stay warm and look amazing in this beautiful crochet hat and mitten pattern. Using the Jesse Hat and Mitten pattern by Ruby Webbs, you will learn how to make an easy band, the crochet shell stitch, how to decrease, how to make a thumb, and more. Ruby is a wonderful contemporary crochet pattern designer. You’ll want to make these fun and cozy patterns again and again! 

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: Enough heavy worsted weight to aran yarn such as Cascade 220 Aran or Berroco Ultra Wool in 2 contrasting colours for the size you choose to make, a G/4mm and I/5.5mm hook, a darning needle for weaving in the loose ends and a copy of each pattern https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/537554705/crochet-pattern-the-jesse-crochet-beanie?ref=yr_purchases available for purchase from Etsy.  

 

Children’s Classes

Intro to Tapestry Weaving (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, January 11 & 18 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

An introduction to tapestry weaving. Students will create a 5” X 7” wall hanging while learning two stitches: tabby and the 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. 

Skill level: Beginner to intermediate weaver (participants must be able to thread a wide-eye tapestry needle and tie an overhand knot which are integral to the process of weaving.
Class fee: $30 plus $7.50 kit fee
Supplies needed: All supplies are included in the kit.

Crochet Class for Kids (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Terri from 10:30 AM – 12 noon
Session One – January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & March 7
Session Two – March 14, 21, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 & 16

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, darning 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

Intermediate Tapestry Weaving (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, January 25 & February 1 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Students who have taken the Intro to Tapestry Weaving class with Maureen, or who otherwise have at least 12 hours of previous weaving experience are ready for this class. Intermediate Tapestry includes new techniques and tactics: twill and the sumac stitches plus the introduction of additional textures in the form of roving and/or rags. 

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced weaver
Class fee: $30 plus $7.50 kit fee
Supplies needed: All supplies are included in the kit. 

Needle Felting 101 – Cookie Cutter Critters (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, February 8 & 15 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 felters may have time to do more.

Skill level: Beginner – intermediate felter (participants must be capable of wielding dry-felting needles which are integral to the process of felting)
Class fee: $30 plus $8.50 kit fee 
Supplies needed: All supplies are included in the kit

Needle Felting 101 – Part Two Bendy Bunnies (age 7+)
Saturday mornings with Maureen, February 22 & 29 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Students who have taken the Cookie Cutter Critters class with Maureen, or who otherwise have at least 12 hours of previous felting experience are ready for this class. Bendy Bunnies is the next step in needle felting creating a posable animal figure utilizing a wire skeleton. Participants will leave with one or more finished creatures per workshop; faster felters may have time to do more.

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced felter
Class fee: $30 plus $8.50 kit fee 
Supplies needed: All supplies are included in the kit

 

Fibre Arts Workshops

Nuno Felting Mittens 
Saturday afternoon with Shaila, January 11 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 Corriedale fibre 
Supplies needed: 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.

Beginner Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Session One – January 18 & 25
Session Two – February 22 & 29

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

Waffle Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine February 1 & 8 from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

In this two-day workshop students will learn the next step in weaving, waffle weave technique. This is the 3 shaft weave using a rigid heddle with a pick up stick. Please note, this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

Skill level: Intermediate (Beginner Weaving is a prerequisite)
Class fee: $50 plus rental and deposit fee if using our loom
Supplies needed: 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 as 16” width or wider is ideal. Students need 200g of DK weight, non-superwash, plied wool, and a pick up stick the same size as their looms.  Francine recommends Blue Sky Woolstok or Cascade 220 as great yarns for this project.

Introduction to Nuno Felting 
Saturday afternoon with Shaila, February 15 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: Beginner
Class fee: $35 plus kit
Supplies needed: 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. Please note, this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

Houndstooth Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine, March 7 & 14 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: 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. 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 for this class.

Introduction to Nuno Felt Vessels
Saturday afternoon with Shaila, March 21 from Noon – 4pm 

Together, we will create beautifully translucent felt vessels by combining merino and silk fibres with a layer of lightweight chiffon. These delicate 3D vessels can be illuminated by using battery operated tea lights. Please choose the Vanilla merino/silk scarf kit, available from Wolseley Wool. The instructor will supply an assortment of coloured fibre for decoration. 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 
Supplies needed: Vanilla merino/silk scarf kit ($22) available for purchase from Wolseley Wool, 2 old bath towels, comfortable clothes and shoes, drink and snack if desired.  

Log Cabin Weaving
Saturday afternoons with Francine, March 28 & April 4 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 rental and deposit fee if using our loom
Supplies needed: 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. 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.

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