Classes and Events

2017 FALL CLASSES SCHEDULE

 

SPINNING with Jan Bamford

Jan is an experienced spinner with a wealth of fiber knowledge!  This class is for you if you have no prior experience with a spinning wheel, or if you have done some spinning and want to take it to the next level.

Date: Saturdays, September 30 and October 7 at 10-12:30 am

Cost: $80 + GST                

 

WEAVING with Joanne

This class is for the person who is curious about weaving.  You will learn the basics of weaving; you will prepare and warp a loom and then learn to weave a scarf.  We have the Ashford SampleIt loom available to rent if you so desire.  Rental cost is 30$.

Date:  Fridays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6  at 10-12:30 OR Saturdays, Nov. 18, 25 at 10-12:30

Cost:  $80 + GST

 

LEARN TO KNIT – THE FIRST STEP with Joanne

This class is designed for the complete beginner with no knitting experience. It will cover knit and purl stitches, a basic cast on, understanding knitting “lingo”, plus much more information for the first time knitter.

Date:  Tuesdays, Sept.26, Oct. 3 and 10 at 6-7:30 pm     OR Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21  at  10:30-12 noon

Cost: $65 + GST

 

LEARN TO KNIT – THE SECOND STEP with Debbie

You will learn to knit in the round, a skill so essential for many projects (socks, hats, legwarmers etc). The class project is a hat with cables.

Date: Wednesdays,  Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8 at  6:00-7:30 pm OR Thursdays Oct. 5, 12, 19 at 10:30-12 noon        

Cost: $60 + GST

 

KNIT CONTINENTAL with Joanne

Holding your working yarn in your left hand is very awkward if you normally hold it in your right hand. However, there are some benefits to Continental Knitting; it can be faster and it’s very handy when you are knitting Fair Isle patterns. As well, it’s a good chance to give the tired hand a break!                       

Date: Friday, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 10:30 am -12 noon           

Cost: $45 + GST

 

MITTENS with Leslie

In this class you will learn to knit a very basic mitten.  You will learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles, do increases for the thumb and graft the top of the mitten. 

Date:  Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18  at 7-8:30 pm                 

Cost: $65.00 + GST

 

THRUMMED MITTENS with Debbie

Twisted bits of unspun, carded fleece wool are knitted into the fabric to create a fleecy lining. With wear and use, the fleece inside felts into an insulating layer making some very warm mittens!  Experience with double pointed needles is required for this class.                                                                                              

Date:  Wednesdays, Nov. 15, 22, 29 at 6-7:30                          

Cost:  $65.00 + GST

 

LEARN TO CROCHET – THE FIRST STEP with Debbie

This class will teach you the basics of crochet. Along with learning the stitches, you will also learn how yarn responds differently to crochet than it does to knitting. This is also a great “refresher” course if you have crocheted in the past and want to pick it up again.                                                                                  

Date: Tuesdays, October 17, 24, and Nov. 7 at 6:00-7:30 pm                

Cost: $65 + GST

 

WARM WOOL SOCKS with Joanne

If you have never made a pair of socks, this class is for you!  Using a lovely, self patterned, 6-ply yarn, you will learn to knit socks on 4 needles. You will knit in the round, turn the heel, and graft the toe for a “magical” seamless finish! This class is for confident knitters. We recommend “Knitting-The Second Step” to prepare you for the socks class.

Date: Saturdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28  at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $60 + GST

 

FINE SOCKS with Eryn

No DPN’s needed here! You will be knitting socks on your choice of 2 circular needles or 1 circ using the magic loop method. You should be an experienced knitter to join this class.                                            

Date: Mondays, Oct 2, 16, 23 at 6:30-8 pm

Cost: $60 + GST

 

DOUBLE KNITTING with Ericka

We are talking about knitting in which two fabrics are knitted simultaneously on one pair of needles. The project is a coaster that is red with a white maple leaf on one side, and white with a red maple leaf on the other side…another way to celebrate Canada’s 150!                                                                                          

Date: Thursdays, Nov. 2 and 9 at 1:30-3 pm                  

Cost:  $45.00 + GST

 

HEELS MADE TO FIT! with Eryn

Are you tired of knitting a traditional heel flap and gusset? Do you want to take your sock knitting to the next step? In this class you will learn three new sock heels: the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, an Afterthought heel, and the Double Gusset! From there you will have an understanding of how each heel differs in fit and technique. Experienced sock knitters welcome. Class Requirements: we will be knitting each of the heels on a shorty (ankle) sock so each class will require a 15-20 row cuff in 1×1 or 2×2 ribbing. These can be done from the same ball of yarn or different ones. At the end of the class you will have three pairs of shorty socks! 

Date:  Mondays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 20 at 6:30-8 pm            

Cost:  60.00 + GST

 

SIWASH SWEATER with Leslie

Sometimes called “Cowichan Sweaters”, this project will give you experience in one of Canada’s oldest traditions. You will be knitting a fairisle sweater using  the traditional “Buffalo Wool”; or you can knit it in a new yarn from Custom Woolen Mills called Sea Fushion, which is a spun version.  You will be knitting a child’s size sweater so that the project can be completed in the duration of the class.           

Date:  Mondays, Oct. 16, 23, Nov. 6, and 20 at  7-9pm                

Cost:  $80.00 + GST

 

SWEATER PROJECT with Joanne

If you’ve been knitting for a while, you might be ready for a bigger project.  Make a sweater!  We’ll help you knit a small baby sweater because you’ll finish it quickly.  You can then use this experience to make other sweaters of any size. The classes are 2 weeks apart to give you plenty of time to complete this project. The pattern we are using also has a small cable for you to learn!                                                   

Date:  Fridays, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10, 24 at 10:30-12 noon                  

Cost:  $80.00 + GST

 

LACE with Debbie

Do you find Lace knitting intimidating?  Take this Class with Debbie and learn the make beautiful knitted lace.  The project is an asymmetrical shawl called Nurmilintu.  You will also learn the Picot bind off.                                                                                                                                                                                

Date: Tuesdays, Nov. 14, 21, and 28 at 6-7:30 pm                

Cost:  60.00 + GST

 

HAND-PAINTING YOUR OWN YARN with Joanne

Let’s have some fun with Ashford dyes!  We’ll supply everything, including the microwave, the dyes and 100 gr of yarn.  You bring the creativity to dye your yarn.

Date:  Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1-3ish (may go a bit longer)                  

Cost:  $50.00 + GST