In order to ensure the best learning experience, we keep our class sizes small.  This means that spaces sell out quickly! Advance registration and full payment are required in order to secure a space.  Please call or visit the store to register and take a moment to review our registration and cancellation policy.

Knitting for Absolute Beginners

Instructor:  Cathy Merriman or Mimi Fautley

If you’ve never knit a stitch, this is the workshop for you!  Learn the fundamentals of knitting including casting on, the knit stitch, and binding off.  In a short time, you will learn the skills to get going on your first ever knitting project!
3 hours.   Choose one of these dates:

SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
SUNDAY, MAY 20th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skills required: NONE!
Cost:  $55 + HST /

Materials Included!

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902-429-5667

Knitting Beyond the Basics

Instructor:  Cathy Merriman or Mimi Fautley

If you know the knit stitch, but need help with just about everything else, this 2-hour workshop is right for you.  You’ll learn the purl stitch and type of fabrics you can knit using basic knit/purl combinations.  We will review cast on and bind-off techniques and how to fix simple problems like dropped stitches and other mistakes.
2 hours. 

TUESDAY, MAY 8th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Skills required:  Some knitting experience--don't worry if you can't remember!

Cost:  $38 + HST

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902-429-5667

Crochet for Beginners

Instructor:  Morgan Forrester

Crochet is easy, fast, versatile and portable.  Let Morgan will introduce you to the fundamentals of crochet, then show you how to work a bevy of stitches and motifs, which you will combine into a one-of-a-kind scarf you can design as you go!
3 hours. Choose one of these dates:


TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Skills required:  NONE!

Cost:  
$45 + HST

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902-429-5667

3D Needle Felting for Beginners

Instructor:  Janine Guinan

Join Janine Guinan as she covers the basics of sculptural needle felting. Using a small bird as a starting project, you will learn to shape wool into three-dimensional forms with a felting needle, then embellish the it with plumage and details as wild or as realistic as you desire. At the end of the workshop, you will get to keep your needles and foam block so that you can keep exploring this addictive craft at home!
3 hours

SUNDAY, APRIL 29th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Skill Level:  no experience required!

Cost:  $60 + HST
materials included!

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902-429-5667

2D Needle Felting for Beginners

Instructor:  Janine Guinan

Learn to use two-dimensional and low-relief techniques to create a beautiful, unique landscape –– from your imagination or inspired by a picture.  In addition to the basics of needle-felting, Janine will discuss and demonstrate embellishment and framing options, base materials and using colour and texture to enhance your design.
3 hours.


SUNDAY, MAY 27th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Skill Level:  no experience required!

Cost:  $60 + HST 
materials included!

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902-429-5667

Learn to Spin Yarn

Instructor: Pia Skaarer-Nielsen

Join spinner, weaver and fibre artist Pia Skaarer Nielsen for an introduction to the ancient craft of spinning.  You'll learn to spin your own unique yarn on a hand-turned drop spindle (which is yours to keep),  how to prepare fibre for spinning (carding, picking, combing and spinning from the lock), and how different fibres give different results. You will try different ways to ply your singles to create beautiful, unique yarn and learn different uses for the yarns you can make. 
Two 3-hour sessions.
*NEW DATES!*
PART 1: SUNDAY JUNE 17th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
PART 2: SUNDAY JUNE 24th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Skill Level:  No experience required!
Cost:  $145 + HST
spindle and fibre sampler included!  

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902-429-5667

Knitting in Colour 1: Stripes

Instructor: Mimi Fautley

In this first instalment of our Knitting in Colour series, you will learn lots of tips and tricks for knitting stripes. This workshop will cover the basics of colour coordination and proportion, handling colour changes in flat and circular knitting, and using stripes in combination with stitch patterns.
2 hours.   

THURSDAY, MAY 3rd
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Skills required: casting on, knitting and purling, binding off.

Cost:  $38 + HST

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902-429-5667

Knitting in Colour 2: Intarsia

Instructor:  Mimi Fautley

In the second instalment of our Knitting in Colour series, you will learn the intarsia technique for adding pictures and non-repeating motifs to your knits. You will learn when to use intarsia (as opposed to stranded colourwork), how to understand commercial intarsia charts, how to create and plan your own designs, and how to transition from one colour to another without leaving gaps.  
2 1/2 hours.  

THURSDAY, MAY 17th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Skills required:  casting on, knitting and purling, binding off.

Cost:  $43 + HST

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902-429-5667

Knitting in Colour 3: Stranded Colourwork

Instructor:  Mimi Fautley

The final instalment of our Knitting in Colour series covers stranded colourwork, the art of creating repeating motifs by working
with two colours at the same time. You will learn how to hold a colour in each
hand, and to carry and anchor the strands at the back of your work as you go.
3 hours. 

THURSDAY, MAY 31st
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Skills required:  circular knitting, working in stripes

Cost:  
$48 + HST

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902-429-5667

Understanding Patterns

Instructor:  Mimi Fautley

Are you confused by all those abbreviations, numbers and symbols?  Unsure of how to pick the right yarn for your project? In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn to decipher “knittingese”, learn how to tell good patterns from not-so-good ones, and get tips on choosing projects that are right for your skill level.
2 hours

THURSDAY, APRIL 19th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Skill Level:  Basic knitting skills 

Cost: 
 $35 + HST 

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902-429-5667