Ready to learn some new skills and have fun while doing it?
Registration is necessary even for our free classes (unless otherwise noted), and classes usually fill fast, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. To register, you can sign up in-store or click on the class name below to pay online. Payment is required to hold your spot. Please let us know when you are purchasing yarn for a class you've paid for, and we will discount your yarn 15%. Class fees do not include HST.
Cancellation policy: If you have to cancel and you give us at least 48 hours' notice to fill your spot, we will reimburse the full class fee less any costs we've incurred (e.g., pattern purchase).
February 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WE HAVE JUST TWO SPOTS LEFT!
Learn the tapestry crochet technique by making a simple, small bowl in this workshop.
This technique uses more than one colour of yarn in single crochet stitches done firmly around a core. It has also been called “jacquard" or “mosaic" crochet and can be used to create sculptural pieces or flat fabric that could resemble a woven tapestry.
Participants need to know how to chain and work single crochet stitches and increase crochet stitches.
Animal Needle Felting: Hedgehog
Saturday, March 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
This little hedgehog will share his heart with you all year round!
In a short afternoon, you will learn how to make adorable creatures out of roving. This introduction into the wonderful world of needle felting will give you the knowledge and basic supplies to venture into this new hobby.
Next Steps for Beginner Knitters
Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you've taken our free learn-to-knit class (or have learned elsewhere) and are ready for the next step, join this beginner-level class to learn the purl stitch as well as some knitting theory and methods for correcting mistakes, an essential skill for all knitters!
You will learn:
- How to purl
- How to distinguish knit stitches from purl stitches
- How to back-stitch to undo mistakes
- How to correct some common knitting mistakes
- Some popular stitch combinations
What you need:
- Knitting needles
- Worsted-weight yarn
- Crochet hook
- Locking stitch marker or safety pin
March 8 & 29, noon to 1:30
THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. SEE BELOW FOR ANOTHER ANDREA MOWRY PATTERN WORKSHOP.
Andrea Mowry's "Shift" designs took the knitting world by storm last year, just as her "Fade" designs did a couple of years ago. If you want to jump on the mosaic-knitting bandwagon, this is a great project to start with. Participants must be comfortable with knit and purl stitches.
Knitted using three colour-changing yarns, this project is fun and engaging. In this two-session advanced-beginner-level workshop you will learn:
- the mosaic knitting technique
- four types of increases
- some pattern-reading skills
- the mattress stitch
As always, yarn purchased for this class will be discounted 15%.
Free Ravelry Tutorial
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 to 6 p.m.
This tutorial offers just a brief introduction to the world of Ravelry. You will learn how to search for projects to knit or crochet, ways to determine if the patterns you like are worth the time investment to make, how to create projects and upload your own photos, and more!
Chick & Egg Needle Felting
Thursdays, March 12 & 19, 4 to 6ish p.m.
Look what just hatched! Enjoy a two-day needle-felting lesson for beginners. You will not only learn the basics of creature making, but you will also be introduced to the basics of wet felting. We will make the egg on the first day (wet felting with a resist) and then wait for it to dry and come back another day to make its newly hatched inhabitant (this cheeky little chicken). Perfect for those Easter treats and gifts with that personalized touch!
For this workshop, roving and needles are included in the class fee. You will just need to purchase (or bring) a needle-felting mat. Note that class lengths are estimated (one class may run a little shorter).
(This is not a children's class.)
Brioche II: Increases and Decreases
Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take your brioche knitting skills to the next level in this intermediate/advanced workshop. You will learn how to increase and decrease in brioche stitch while creating this beautiful hat.
Pattern cost is included in the workshop fee. Participants must know the brk and brp stitches.
Learn to Crochet
Saturday, March 14, 2 to 4 p.m.
If you’ve never crocheted before but are ready to learn, this is the class for you. You will learn the foundation chain, single crochet, and double crochet stitches.
MARCH BREAK: Friendship Bracelet
Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Children aged 7 and up will learn how to make friendship bracelets using three colours of cotton embroidery floss. Supplies are included in the price of this class.
MARCH BREAK: Kids' Learn to Crochet
Thursday, March 19, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Children aged 8 and up will learn basic crocheting skills while making a fun bookmark out of yarn. We will supply the yarn--you just need to provide (or buy) a 5 mm (H) crochet hook.
Beginning-to-End Sock Knitting
Thursdays, March 26 & April 2, 3 to 5 p.m.
In this four-hour workshop over two days, you will make a baby sock from the cuff all the way to the toe, learning skills transferable to adult socks. Participants in the course should be comfortable knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, casting on, knitting, and purling. You will learn:
- the basics of sock construction
- how to turn a heel
- how to knit in your ends
- how to change colours (if you choose the baby work sock)
- how to graft
The pattern is included in the price of this class.
Beginner Lace Knitting
Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This workshop is ideal for those who have never tried to knit lace and for those who have tried but found it intimidating.
You will learn how to read patterns and charts for lace stitches and how to track your progress through the pattern.
In the class, you will have the chance to try four different lace patterns while knitting useful dishcloths from cotton yarn.
Participants must be able to cast on, bind off, knit and purl.
Beginner Punch Needle
Saturday, March 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
While learning the basics of needle punching, participants will make a simple sheep coaster or ornament. You will learn how to:
- place a design
- use the threader
- do various punch techniques
- change colours
A sheet on how to finish the project will be handed out at the end of class.
Monk's cloth is included in the price of the class, but some supplies may need to be purchased.
Free Learn to Knit
Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This entry-level class is free with the purchase of yarn and needles and will give you the skills you need to knit a dishcloth, a scarf, a baby blanket, and more! You will learn:
- Knitted or cable cast-on
- One type of increase
- One type of decrease
- Knit stitch
Students must be 14 years or older.
Magic Loop Two-at-a-Time Socks
Saturdays, April 11 & 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Overcome second-sock syndrome by learning to knit two socks at a time on one long circular needle using the magic loop knitting method! In the first session, you will learn Judy's magic cast-on, toe increases, and the magic-loop knitting method. In the second session, you will learn how to turn a heel using the slip-stitch heel turn and heel flap. This class is appropriate for advanced beginners to intermediate knitters.
Sundays, April 19 & May 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Andrea Mowry's latest cowl is a beautiful Fair Isle design knitted in the round using four colours.
In this two-session advanced-beginner-level workshop, you will learn:
- the provisional crochet cast-on
- two-handed two-colour (Fair Isle) knitting
- how to block your knitting
- taking out a provisional cast-on
- the Kitchener stitch
Pattern is included in class fee. Participants must be comfortable knitting in the round on circular needles.