Store Policy

Payment is due in full upon registration and is non-refundable. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer makeup courses.
If the class is cancelled by us for any reason, you will be notified and payment refunded.

Beginner Knit―individual instruction

Skill level: Complete beginner
Date:
Call to schedule (1 hr session)
Instructor: Isla Ghent
Cost: $12 + HST

Individual instruction, designed for the complete beginner. Lessons are 1 hour in length. You will learn how to cast on stitches, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, knitting gauge and more.

You will be able to start a small project after 1-2 lessons.

Book an hour of your choice.  Our instructor is available on Thursday evenings between 5:30 and 9:00 pm, and Friday evenings between 5:30pm and 7:00pm.

Finishing Finesse (Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediateseam
  • Date: Saturday, Saturday, 4 Nov, 2 – 5 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $41 + HST
 Here is your chance to go to Finishing School. Haven’t you always wanted to do that! Learn the techniques required for a professional finish to your garments and projects.  Most people hate finishing knitting projects. Instructor Trish Denhoed actually enjoys it!  So come learn a few easy steps to make your garments look more professional.

Brioche – Single Colour (Saturday, 11 November, 2017)

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Dates: Saturday,  11 Nov, 2 – 5pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $41 + HST

This class is an introduction to a fascinating family of stitch patterns: the brioche stitch family.  The basic brioche stitch creates a textured fabric with great drape, and there are endless variations of the stitch that offer lots of opportunities for your creativity.

Introduction to Spinning (Saturdays, 11 & 25 November, 2017)

  • Skill level: Complete beginnerSB_spindle
  • Dates: Saturdays,  11 & 25 Nov, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (2 sessions, 6 hours total)
  • Instructor: Sherri Bondy
  • Cost: $77 + HST + materials

This introduction to spindling (spindle spinning) class is a great way to learn how to make your own yarn. Learn to work with a variety of wool types and spindles and experiment on both top and bottom whorl spindles.

By the end of the class you will understand what makes a great yarn and be a more knowledgeable yarn buyer of both handspun and commercial yarns.

Learn to Crochet (Saturdays, 2 – 16 December, 2017)

  • Skill level: Complete Beginner
  • Dates: Saturdays, 2 – 16 Dec, 2 pm – 5pm (3 sessions, 9 hours total)
  • Instructor: Sherri Bondy
  • Cost: $113 + HST + materials

Crochet is hot!  In this comprehensive course, you will learn all of the foundation stitches as we work together on “make and take” sampler squares which you can then assemble into a baby afghan or a scarf. You will learn how to read patterns that use the stitches you will learn in class.

Introduction to Traditional Rug Hooking (Finished)

  • Skill level: Complete Beginner JB_sample_III
  • Dates: Saturday,  24 Sep, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Jane Bridgeman
  • Cost: $41 + HST + materials

Using the very simple technique of traditional rug hooking, participants can discover ways to use their ʻstashʼ to create a work of art, while exploring colour and texture.
Rug hooking aficionado Jane Bridgeman will provide an overview of traditional rug hooking, including types of hooks, backings, frames, fibres and cutters. After a short demonstration of hooking technique, you will get assistance to hook a small 5” x 7” mat from a kit containing linen backing, and a range of fibres including hand-dyed yarn, roving, wool strips, wool flannel, silk sari ribbon, and silk yarn. The small project can be completed in class, allowing easy progression to larger hooked landscapes or abstract works in the future.

Several different simple finishing options will be demonstrated, as will transfer of a pattern to backing.
Different types of frames and hooks will be available for loan during class, making this a very accessible way for anyone curious about the technique to try it out without first investing in tools.

 

Top-down Raglan (Finished)

  • MP_TOP-DOWN-RAGLANSkill level: Intermediate
  • Date: Saturdays, 2  & 9 Apr, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (2 sessions, 6 hours total)
  • Instructor: Michelle Porter
  • Cost: $77 + HST

Learn how to get started on a top-down raglan pullover. As you work down from the neckline, we will get your stitch markers set up in the correct place and ensure the increases are forming correctly. Then we will get your body separated from your sleeves, so you can carry on knitting the sweater as you choose.

Rug-hooking with yarn (Finished)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Dates: Saturday, 19 Nov, 1:30 – 3:30 pm (1 session, 2 hours)
  • Instructor: Jane Bridgeman
  • Cost: $29 + HST + materials

In this project oriented workshop, students will use yarns from their ‘stash’ to create a 15 x 20” table runner- a great gift or home decor accessory.  A variety of rugs hooked with yarn will be available to view as inspiration.  In this 2 hour workshop, it is expected students will make a significant start on their project in class, and leave class fully prepared to complete the project at home.

Crocheted Cowl (Finished)

  • SB_granny cowlSkill level: Adventurous Beginner
  • Dates: Saturdays, 19 Nov & 3 Dec, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
  • Instructor: Sherri Bondy
  • Cost: $53 + HST + Materials (Note: pattern is included in class price)
Cowls are fabulous projects for that last minute gift! This project is a twist on the traditional granny square – turning it on its side and into a fashion forward accessory.

All About Top Down Socks (Postponed)

Skill level: Beginner/IntermediateTop_Down_Socks1
Dates: Saturdays 26 Nov – 10 Dec, 2:00 – 4:30pm (3 sessions, 7.5 hours total)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $95 + HST + materials

This is a comprehensive class that teaches all you need to know to create socks of any size, using a classic, cuff-down sock structure.

Crocheted Dragon Gloves (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Date: Saturday, 13 May, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (1 session, 2 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $29 + HST
In this project class, we will begin the gloves then you can finish them at home. Lots of options for switching to knitting the arms, and for working the crocodile stitch further up the hand.

Continental Knitting (Finished)

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Date: Saturday,  12 Nov, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (1 session, 2 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $29 + HST

The class offers a glimpse into the secrets of continental knitting: how to hold your yarn, how to knit and purl in more than one way, how to control tension.
The class is intended for English knitters or new knitters who want to improve their knitting.

Modular Diamond Vest (Finished)

  • Skill level: IntermediateEvent Image
  • Dates: Saturdays, 17 Sep, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, 24 Sep, 8 & 22 Oct, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (4 sessions, 9 hours total)
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Hilton
  • Cost: $113 + HST + materials

Using a modular technique, we will create a multicoloured vest incorporating 3 solid colours and 1 variegated yarn. Fingering/sock weight yarn results in an easy to wear and versatile garment. Personal colour choice will ultimately decide the flare of the finished vest. From dramatic to subtle, the choice is yours. Pattern is provided. The classes are scheduled to allow time for you to complete the vest and finish it in the final class. This class is suitable for anyone comfortable with garter stitch.

Machine Knitting – First Project (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Dates: Saturday, 16 Apr, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $41 + HST + materials

This is a project class for students with a basic understanding of knitting machine operation.  You will start a first project on the machine, creating a bias cowl.

Swatch bootcamp (Finished)

Skill level: Beginner/intermediate
Date: Saturday 29 Oct, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
Instructor: Trish Denhoed
Cost: $41 + HST
Yes, we know most people hate making swatches.  But if you want a garment to fit properly, swatching is the only way to go.  Learn how to make and use them, and why swatches will be your best friends.  This is the second essential step to making your garments fit well

Brioche – More Techniques (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Date: Saturday, 22 Oct, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $41 + HST

Improve on your brioche knitting skills by using different cast on and bind off methods, and knitting in the round with one yarn and knitting brioche in the round with 2 yarns.

Mosaic Cowl (Finished)

  • Skill level: Advanced beginnerEH_mosiac_cowl_II
  • Dates: Thursday, 20 Oct, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (1 session, 2 hours total)
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Hilton
  • Cost: $29 + HST + materials

 

Mosaic Knitting is a term coined by Barbara Walker to describe slip stitch knitting using 2 colours. This simple, yet effective technique can be used to create stunning designs without having to work with more than 1 yarn at a time. This class will focus on how to read Mosaic patterns and how to use the technique. We will work on a series of patterns to make a”Sampler” that can be joined and made into a cowl, or continued into a scarf

Rug-hooking Landscapes (Finished)

  • JB_landscape-1Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Dates: Thursdays, 21 Apr – 12 May, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (4 session, 6 hours total)
  • Instructor: Jane Bridgeman
  • Cost: $77 + HST + materials

Interested in tackling a larger rug-hooking project?  This project class is for anyone with a basic understanding of traditional rug hooking technique, who would like to work on a multi-session project in a supportive, social environment.

Bring your hook, hoop and yarn/wool/fabric stash to tackle your own ʻGreat Canadian Landscapeʼ project. Hook a landscape in a season which suits your stash.

Over 4 sessions, learn to create contrast and interest in your foreground, mid-ground, and background using both hooking techniques and your materials.