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Finishing Finesse (Finished)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediateseam
  • Date: 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.

Finishing School (Finished)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediateseam
  • Date: Saturday, 12 Dec, 1:00 – 4:00pm (1 session, 3 hours) OR
    Saturday, 6 Feb, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours) OR
    Thursday, 10 Mar, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $35 + 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.

Set-in sleeves, simplified

Skill level: Intermediate/ExperiencedSet-in Sleeves
Date:
Thursday, 19/Jun, 6:00pm – 8:30pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
Instructor:
Michelle Porter
Cost:
$30 + HST

Do you struggle with knitting patterns for sweaters and other garments designed with set-in sleeves?  You’re not alone.  Many of us have unfinished sweater projects in the backs of our closets; projects that ‘don’t seem to be working’, but we’re not sure why, or what we would need to do to fix them.  Perhaps the pattern is unclear, or poorly designed for different sizes, or we just need to make changes for our specific body measurements, and set-in sleeves can make it hard to understand how to read a pattern and modify it to fix specific problems.

Join experienced garment designer Michelle Porter for this workshop on set-in sleeves.  She will be teaching the design aspects involved in creating the sleeve cap and the armhole of a set-in sleeve sweater.  How the measurements and shaping of the pieces should correspond and come together to fit each other and the wearer exactly. This class is mostly theory, using measurements from our bodies and a tension gauge from a swatch.

Entrelac Workshop (Postponed)

Skill level: IntermediateEvent Image
Date: Saturday  27 Feb, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $35 + HST + materials
Entrelac knitting is a simple but rewarding knitting technique that you can use to create a seamless piece of knitting with the look of interwoven squares. In one session, you will learn the basics of entrelac technique, and will receive simple patterns for scarves in basic shapes.   For those who would like to practice their new skills right away, you’ll receive help after class with choosing appropriate project materials,and getting started with your first project, with follow-up assistance at the store as needed in following weeks.

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