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, JANUARY 15TH

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
THURSDAY,  MARCH 23RD
6:00 pm – 9:00 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.  Choose one of these dates:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH
10:00 am – 12:00 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. In this class, 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:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
THURSDAY, MARCH 9TH
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Skills required:  NONE!

Cost:  
$45 + HST

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902-429-5667

Introduction to Needle Felting

Instructor:  Janine Guinan

Learn a simple way to felt by shaping natural fibres with a needle.  Both flat and sculptural techniques are covered in this workshop as you create an embellished felt bracelet and a three dimensional sculpture.  If you like color, texture and fleece, you don’t want to miss this class!
3 hours.


SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Skill Level:  Beginner.
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.  Part 1: you'll learn to spin your own unique yarn on a hand-turned to- or bottom-whorl drop spindle, exploring different types of fibre.  Part 2:  you will learn ways to prepare fibre for spinning (carding, picking, combing and spinning from the lock), and how they 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.

PART 1: SUNDAY, APRIL 30TH
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
PART 2: SUNDAY, MAY 7TH
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Skill Level:  No experience necessary. 
Cost:  $150 + HST
spindle and fibre sampler included! 

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Weaving for Beginners

Instructor:  Janet Dawson


Join instructor Janet Dawson of The Bobbin Tree for this introduction to the basics of weaving, and make a one-skein scarf on a small, portable rigid heddle loom. You'll learn how to plan a project, dress (set up) the loom,
and weave your own cloth. You'll even get to take the loom home overnight to complete your homework!

9 hours.

PART 1: SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND
PART 2: SUNDAY, APRIL 23RD

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Skill Level:  Beginner.
Cost:  $175 + HST
Materials Included!

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902-429-5667

Introduction to Sock Knitting

Instructor:  Mimi Fautley

Learn the basics of sock knitting:  yarn and needle selection, heel turning and toe shaping and custom sizing, while you knit a scaled-down version of a simple pattern that is bound to become a favourite.
Two 3-hour sessions.


PART 1: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
PART 2: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Skill Level:  Basic knitting skills and some experience with knitting on double-pointed needles.
Cost:  $65 + HST 

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902-429-5667

Knit a Hat

Instructor:  Mimi Fautley

Learn how to knit on circular and double-pointed needles and make a custom-sized traditional cap, beanie or slouchy hat. Hats are a fun, quick project and a great introduction to the techniques required in larger projects like sweaters. 
Two 2-hour sessions.


PART 1: THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PART 2: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Skill Level:  Basic knitting skills (casting on, binding off, knit and purl)  Great for all levels!
Cost:  $50 + HST 

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902-429-5667

Thrummed Mittens

Instructor: Mimi Fautley

Atlantic Canadian knitters have been making extra-warm fleece-lined mittens using this technique since the early 1800s. Thrummed mittens retain their warmth even when wet, making them ideal for fishermen working year-round in the frigid North Atlantic, but everyone will appreciate them in the winter. In this workshop you will learn the thrumming technique while working from a pattern that features all sorts of nice details. 
Two 2 1/2-hour sessions.

PART 1: SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
PART 2: SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Skill Level:  experience with knitting on double-pointed needles
Cost:  $55 + HST 

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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.   

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Skills required: basic knitting skills
Cost: $38 + HST

Register for the full 'Knitting in Colour' Series $110
(a 15% savings!)

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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.  

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Skills required:  advanced beginner
Cost: $40 + HST

Register for the full 'Knitting in Colour' Series $110 
(a 15% savings!)

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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. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12TH
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Skills required:  Some experience with circular knitting
Cost: $45 + HST

Register for the full 'Knitting in Colour' Series: $110 
(a 15% savings!)

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902-429-5667