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: $14 + 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.

Previous Classes

Classes listed below (marked Finished) have been run in the past.  Many of these classes can be run again if there is sufficient interest.  If there is a class you are interested in, on these or any other topics, please call or email to let us know.  We will notify you when a class of interest to you is scheduled to run again.

Toe-up Socks (Cancelled)

 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Date: Saturdays, 21 & 28 Mar, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
Instructor: Liane Schwarz
Cost: $48 + HST

This class will show you that making socks is not as difficult as it seems, especially when you’re using short rows to shape your toes and heels. Toe-up socks are ideal for the first-time sock knitter, and great for those who already knit socks, but would like to try a different construction on for size (no pun intended). And best of all is the fact that knitting in this direction allows you to gauge size without yarn shortage anxiety, because you can basically knit until you or your yarn runs out of steam.

Stranded Colourwork for Beginners (Cancelled)

 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Date: Saturdays, 4 & 11 Apr, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
Instructor: Liane Schwarz
Cost: $52 + HST + materials

This class will focus on the basics of stranded colourwork, suitable for fairisle and other all-over colourwork patterns. By making a beautiful fairisle hat, you will be introduced to chart reading, stranding with two colours, effective fingering techniques and several more tricks of the trade that will give you the confidence to tackle more challenging projects next time.

Shawl Design Bootcamp (Finished)


Skill Level: Intermediate
Date: Saturday, 14 Mar, 10:30am – 3:30 pm (1 session with lunch break , 4 hours total)
Instructor: Robbie Laughlin
Cost: $48 + HST

With so many options for shawls these days, it can be difficult to choose one to cast on. But what if you could make something truly unique and all your own? With this class, you’ll learn to work shawls without a pattern by designing your own. Robbie will walk you through the most common shapes, showing you how to shape them, add texture, and make them your own.

Pattern Writing and Editing (Finished)

 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Date: Saturday, 7 Mar, 10:30am – 3:30 pm (1 session with lunch break , 4 hours total)
Instructor: Robbie Laughlin
Cost: $48 + HST

 

In this 4 hour class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of writing, editing and publishing your first pattern. In the first half, Robbie will lead you through the steps required to write a successful pattern, including setting up a style sheet to keep yourself organized and using mobile devices to enhance productivity and write with consistency. In the second half you’ll learn the basics of charting, using spreadsheets for math, how to set up a good layout, and formatting to make your pattern easier to read.

Fabulous Felted Scarf (Finished)

Skill level: Complete Beginner
Dates: Saturday 17 Nov, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (1 sessions, 3 hours)
Instructor: Sherri Bondy
Cost: $75 + HST

Christmas is coming up fast! Learn how to make this gorgeous wet felted wool scarf in one 3 hour class. Perfect for that one-of-a-kind gift.
Kits with all the materials you will need (including fibre) are included with registration.

Continental Knitting (Finished)

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Date: Saturday,  23 Nov, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (1 session, 2 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $24 + 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.

Punch Needle Embroidery (Finished)

Skill Level: Complete Beginner
Date: Saturday, 30 Nov, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (1 session, 2 hours total)
Instructor: Robbie Laughlin
Cost: $24 + HST

 

Needle punch embroidery is a fun way to exercise your yarn creativity.  Technically, it’s a form of embroidery, and it does involve working patterns into a backing fabric held in place by an embroidery hoop, but it’s way less fussy to learn – there’s really just one basic ‘stitch’ technique, though you can do a lot of creative things with it.

(Mini) Sock Workshop (Finished)

Skill level: Intermediate
Dates: Saturday 16 Nov, 2 – 5:30 pm (1 sessions, 3.5 hours)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $42 + HST

Learn all you need to know to work classic, top-down socks in one afternoon.  We’ll create miniature socks that illustrate all of the essential sock techniques, but are small enough to complete in a single workshop.  Your finished socks can be used as ornaments.

Tunisian Crochet (Finished)

Skill Level: Basic crochet
Date: Saturdays, 26 Oct & 2 Nov, 1:00 – 3:00 pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
Instructor: Liane Schwarz
Cost: $48 + HST

 

Tunisian crochet’s hybrid technique combines elements of crochet and knitting, and produces a love child that looks surprisingly like neither parent, but rather a very attractive woven fabric. But the real wonder of it comes with its speed and creativity, because once you have mastered the basics you will be making holiday gifts in a blink and playing with colour combinations like an expert designer. And if you’re anything like me, you will wonder where this lovely creature has been all your life!

Finishing Finesse (Finished)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediateseam
  • Date: Saturday, 7 Dec, 2 – 5 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $36 + 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.

Crochet Basics (Finished)

 

Skill Level: Complete beginner
Date: Saturdays, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 1:00 – 3:00 pm (3 sessions, 6 hours total)
Instructor: Liane Schwarz
Cost: $72 + HST

This class will teach you everything you need to know to turn you into a happy hooker!  So, if you’ve ever had a burning desire to learn how to crochet, this is the class for you. You will learn all the basics, and a few tricks besides. And for those of you who knit, this is a great way to expand your needlework horizons. Crochet is a fabulous companion, not only for fixing mistakes, but also for making quick and easy borders.

Learn to Crochet (Finished)

  • 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.

Vertical Stripes Cowl (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Dates: Saturdays,  2 & 16 Dec, 11 am – 1pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $53 + HST

Take advantage of the magic of two-colour (almost brioche) stitch and create an intricate vertical stripes cowl.

Brioche – Single Colour (Finished)

  • 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.

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.

Introduction to Spinning (Finished)

  • 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.

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.