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London-Wul is a fibre farm in New Brunswick Canada where animals are neither destroyed nor sold without exception. Also a national award winning shop and studio, London-Wul is home to textile artist Heidi Wulfraat.


Sunday, September 07, 2008

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

.... London-Wul offerings, for more information feel free to call 506-382-6990 or e-mail info@thewoolworks.com

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Saturday September 6, 2008

Beginners Knitting Instructor : Tanya Stokes-Jones

Perfect project for first time knitters. Learn some of the basics and create a functional dishcloth at the same time. Perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself.

Techniques: Knitted cast on, Yarn overs and Knit 2 Together decreases , Garter stitch

Supplies: 5mm needles, 1 ball Mission Falls cotton (included in class price) , Darning needle

When: 1pm – 4 pm Cost: $35.00 plus HST (includes yarn)

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cozy Bedtime Socks Instructor : Tanya Stokes-Jones

Using 1 circular needle or Double points - your choice.

Soft and cozy socks for you knit by you! Terrific beginner sock knit with chunky yarn. A great class to learn how to knit in the round using double pointed needles or to try out 1 circular needle (Magic Loop Method) for socks. You will also learn increases and decreases as well as grafting. Only skill required is the knit stitch.

Techniques: Long tail cast on , Knitting with 5 double pointed needles OR Magic Loop method, Afterthought heel construction , Wedge toe , Increases and decreases , Kitchener stitch/Grafting

Supplies: 5mm double pointed needles (5) or 5mm circular 32" + , 1 skein Noro Kochran 100g , Darning needle

When: 1pm – 4 pm Cost: $30.00 plus HST , (London-Wul Materials purchased separately)

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Saturday, September 27
, 2008,
MULTI-TECHNIQUE DYE WORKSHOP
Instructor Joanna Close

A fine arts graduate, (Master of Arts in Textile and Fibre Art
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK)
textile artist Joanna Close works as a professional weaver, spinner and dyer. Joanna has spent several years hand-dyeing wool for Rug Hooking artist Deanne Fitzpatrick. She has compiled substantial research in natural dye techniques and has developed a signature body of one of a kind hand dyed, hand woven landscape designs.

Learn how to dye wool and other animal fibres (mohair, llama, alpaca and silk), for all your fibre projects. We will use acid dyes as well as natural dyes to dye fabric, yarn and fleece. Each student will bring home their own dyed samples.

This class will encompass a number of dye theories and techniques including,

colour theory, dyeing proteins, cellulose and synthetic fibres, safety precautions when dyeing, dyeing for striped knitting, dyeing solid colours,
dyeing mottled coulours (space dyeing), dyeing for a warp and weft), dyeing techniques for hooking

When: 10am-5pm Cost: $150.00 plus HST includes all materials

Note: Please bring a lunch and your sense of adventure!

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Toe Up Socks Instructor : Tanya Stokes-Jones

Are you tired of having too much sock yarn left over? Have you been looking for a new way to knit socks? If so, this class is for you. We will be learning how to construct a sock from the toe up. During this class you will work on a baby sock to allow us to tackle each section but you will go away with the know how to make your favorite cuff down sock patterns from the toe up.

Techniques: Eastern Cast On, Backward loop Cast off , Short Row heel , Translating Cuff down sock patterns to Toe up patterns.

Supplies: 1 ball Mission Falls Wool , 4 Double pointed needles (3.75mm) , Darning needle

When: 1pm – 4 pm Cost: $35.00 plus HST (includes yarn)

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cabled Hat Instructor : Tanya Stokes-Jones

Ready to branch out from scarves and rectangles? If yes, this project is perfect for you. This chunky cabled hat is a fast knit and can be done with or without the cables. You will learn to knit on circular and double pointed needles as well as learn a basic cable and increases. All you need to know is how to knit and purl comfortably in ribbing.

Techniques: Long tail cast on, Knitting in the round with circular needle , Knitting in the round with double pointed needles, Decreasing , Basic cable

Supplies: 1 skein of Noro Iro OR 2 balls of LOPI , 6mm 16" round needle , 4 or 5 double pointed 6mm needles , Cable needle , Darning needle

When: 1pm – 4 pm Cost: $30.00 plus HST , (London-Wul Materials purchased separately)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Extreme Mittens Instructor : Tanya Stokes-Jones

These mittens work up in no time with this chunky colorful wool. You will learn all of the techniques needed to follow a conventional mitten pattern. A great class to learn how to knit in the round using double pointed needles, increases and decreases. All you need to know is how to knit and purl.

Techniques: Long tail cast on , Increasing and decreasing , Knitting in the round with double pointed needles , Kitchener stitch/grafting

Supplies: 6mm double pointed needles (4) , 1 skien Noro Iro 100g OR 2 balls of LOPI, Darning needle

When: 1pm-4pm, Cost: $30.00 plus HST , (London-Wul Materials purchased separately)

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Burning Blossoms Felted bag, Instructor : Tanya Stokes-Jones

Felted Purse (part1), Felted Purse (part2, Sunday November 16, 1pm-4pm)

Learn how to felt this fabulous firey bag just in time for Christmas. You will learn two great felting techniques, fulling and needle felting, and will be able to make your own individual creations using these. Must have basic knitting skills such as casting on and knitting

Techniques: Knitting in the round on circular needles, Machine washer fulling , Needle felting

Supplies: 7-9mm 24" round needle , 2 balls of Lopi , Felting needle

When: 1pm – 4 pm, (parts 1 and 2) Cost: $45 plus HST, includes 2 classes (London-Wul Materials purchased separately)

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cables in The Bag Instructor : Tanya Stokes-Jones

Learn how to follow a chart to make various cables that turn into a wonderful bag. Must have basic knitting skills such as casting on, knitting and purling.

Techniques: Chart reading , Knitting cable patterns

Supplies: 6.5mm straight needles , 2 skeins Briggs & Little , Darning needle , 2 round bamboo handles

When: 1pm-4pm Cost: $30.00 plus HST , (London-Wul Materials purchased separately)

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Sunday November 30/08

Weaving on a Simple Loom Instructor: Heidi Wulfraat

Practice the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
Choose your materials and create a complete project during this full-day workshop (one Christmas gift checked off of your list:).
Learn to *choose appropriate materials for warp and weft *calculate yarn requirements to complete a given project * decide which reed is best suited to your project *warp a rigid heddle loom *weave a gorgeous scarf of your own design

When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Cost: $85.00 plus HST, plus materials purchased during the workshop. Looms provided
Notes:
* please bring both a lunch and you're sense of adventure!
* for maximum attention this workshop is restricted to two people. If you and a friend would like to participate on a date other than November 30/o8, bookings can be arranged

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December 4 and 5, 2008

Bookbinding Workshop , Instructor Joanna Close

A native to New Brunswick, fine arts graduate, (Master of Arts in Textile and Fibre Art
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
Joanna Close works as a professional weaver, spinner and dyer. Apart from an active scheduling of solo exhibits as well as selected group showings, Joanna has been excellently received as a fibre arts instructor throughout Atlantic Canada and in Dawson City, Yukon.

Workshop Description
Learn how to make three kinds of hand bound books, Hardcover, Japanese stitched and Accordian style. We will also make our own book cloth to cover the hardcover book, please bring ½ meter of 100% cotton fabric for this purpose. Great for Christmas gifts!

When: 6pm-9:30pm Cost: $175.00 plus HST, materials included

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January 24th 2009

The Art of Fibre Workshop, Instructor Joanna Close

A native to New Brunswick, fine arts graduate, (Master of Arts in Textile and Fibre Art
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
Joanna Close works as a professional weaver, spinner and dyer. Apart from an active scheduling of solo exhibits as well as selected group showings, Joanna has been excellently received as a fibre arts instructor throughout Atlantic Canada and in Dawson City, Yukon.

Workshop Description
Learn how to turn your thoughts and ideas into fibre art. Knowledge of fibre techniques is not required but may be helpful in our discussions. This class will be a theory and discussion based class focusing on using your head before your hands. We will work on creating a sketchbook of research and ideas for future projects.

When: 1pm-5pm Cost: $100.00 plus HST, includes materials.

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