........................................................................................................................................................Now in Mahone Bay Nova Scotia.

Monday, January 05, 2009


To Register for any of the following call: 506-382-6990 Linda, Sherri or Heidi

Weaving on a Simple Loom Practice the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. Choose your materials and create a complete project during this full-day workshop. 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 given date, bookings can be arranged

Learn to Knit
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
Date: Sunday, Jan 18 , 1-4pm
$35 (includes yarn)

The Art of Fibre Workshop,
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.

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
January 24th 1-5pm
Cost: $100.00 plus HST, includes materials.

Cables (Chunky Cable Hat or Cabled Bag)
Cabled HatReady to branch out from scarves and rectangles? If yes, this project is perfect for you you. This chunky cabled hat is a fast knit and is a fun way to try out cables for the first time. 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
- Chart reading- 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 1 ball of LOPI- 6mm 16" round needle- 4 or 5 double pointed 6mm needles- Cable needle- Darning needle

Cabled Bag
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 various cable patterns
Supplies:- 6.5mm straight needles - 2 skeins Briggs & Little- Darning needle- 2 round bamboo handles
Date: Sunday, Jan 25, 1-4pm
$30 + materials + HST

Sockology The mystery of sock creation will be revealed! Discover how to plan out your sock project, choosing yarn and needles and sizing. We will then move on to creating a toddler sock exploring various heel techniques. All the techniques learned can be used to create kids to adult socks of many varieties.

Techniques:- Top down sock construction- Choosing yarn for socks- Heel techniques including Heel flap & gusset heel, Peasant or afterthought heel and short row heel.- Wedge toe
- Kitchener stitch (grafting)
Supplies:- 1 ball Mission Falls Wool- 4 Double pointed needles (3.75mm) - Darning needle
Date: Sunday, Feb 1, 1-4pm
$30 + materials +HST

LEARN TO SPIN: Want to give a spinning wheel a whorl? Take the opportunity to discover the world of hand spinning. Discover the magical properties of fibre, how they have been prepared and how to spin a yarn! – you’ll be surprised what you can accomplish in one afternoon!$45.00 instruction fees, students will be registered upon payment.equipment available or bring your own wheel
Saturday Feb 7/09 1pm-4pm

2 Socks At a Time using the Magic Loop
Join us in this workshop to discover a new way to overcome single sock syndrome by learning to knit 2 socks at one time on 1 long circular needle.

- casting on 2 socks on one circular
- knitting with the magic loop method

- Worsted weight yarn of your choice (Mission Falls, Briggs & Little). Enough to make 2 toddler socks to practice the method on. For ease of learning the technique, 2 colors of yarn is recommended.
- 1 long circular needle size 4-4.5mm. Should be at least 36" long.

Please note: A general knowledge of sock construction is recommended for this workshop. Also, this workshop is free to those who attend Sockology and Toe up Socks as a special for February Sock Month
Date: Sunday, Feb 15, 1-3pm
$10 + materials + HST

Toe Up Socks
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
Date: Sunday, Feb 22, 1-4pm

$30 + materials + HST
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