Baaad Anna’s Classes and Workshops

Baaad Anna’s Classes are here! Drop by the store to register.


Knitting 101 – (Beginner)textiles2


when: Monday, October 5th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd

time: 6:30pm – 8pm

cost: $55 (materials not included)

instructor: Janna Valle


Wanna Knit but have never learned how or haven’t picked up the needles in a while? This class will provide the basics for knitting: casting on, binding off, knit and purl stitches. Participants will work on a simple, but totally lovely cowl! Maximum 8 participants.


Materials needed: 100 grams of bulky or chunky yarn and one pair of signle pointed knitting needles sized at between 9mm and 11mm. All of these materials are available for purchase at Baaad Anna’s.

 One wooded button is provided. Bring your own button if you wish (anything over 1 inch in diameter)

 **Please Note we will be skipping the week of October 12th for the long weekend**



Knitting 200 – (Intermediate)


when: Monday, November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

time: 6:30pm – 8pm

cost: $65 (some materials included in cost, see below)

instructor: Janna Valle


This is an intermediate level knitting class, for those who are comfortable with the basics and wanna try something more complex, and learn how to read a pattern and knit in the round with circular needles. Participants will make a chic cabled cowl. Maximum 8 participants.


Materials needed: Pattern, knitting needles and cable needle are all included in the price of this class. Please bring 150 grams of super bulky yarn (Gauge + 7 stockinette stitches by 12 rows equals 4 inches square). Super Bulky Yarn is available for purchase at Baaad Anna’s.





Felted Foods Workshop


when: Saturday, October 17th

time: 10am – 12noon

cost: $21 (includes a basic kit of wool – 30g)

instructor: Kirsten Zerbinis


Play food is a great thing to have in the playroom, but why get the plastic stuff? Felted wool can be sculpted to any shape you like, and you’ll get toys that are warm to the touch, durable, non-toxic and beautiful. In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of needle felting and make a few pieces of play food to take home. Maximum 8 participants.


Materials Needed: felting needle and felting mats



Finishing Techniques


when: Saturday, November 7th

time: 10am – 12noon

cost: $22

instructor: Kirsten Zerbinis


In this workshop you’ll learn the basic skills needed to finish a garment, Topics covered include the following: blocking, stocking stitch seaming, revers stocking stitch seaming, garter stitch seaming, weaving ends invisibly, conventional cast off, sewn bind-off, picking up stitches, buttonholes and grafting (time willing). Maximum 8 participants.


Materials Needed: 4×4” squares of knitting, 2 in stocking stitch and 2 in garter stitch; darning needles, worsted weight yarn, knitting needles in the size appropriate for that yarn.





Janna Valle is an avid knitter and weaver, is currently an art student in the Textiles Program at Capilano University and is founder of Vancouver Yarn, Vancouver’s online yarn directory (www.vancouveryarn.com). She has a special passion for yarn; dying it, knitting with it and weaving with it She always has a dye-pot going, her loom warped up and a knitting project on the go. www.jannamaria.com


Kirsten Zerbinis is a Port Moody based fiber artist and teacher. She has been knitting for 26 years and encourages all those around her to pick up needles and give it a go. So far, most of her friends and many of her neighbours have submitted to her unending insistence that knitting makes life better, and they really should try it.


She is a devotee of Elizabeth Zimmerman, who delcared, “Really, all you need to become a good knitter is wool, needles, hands and below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, like yours and mine is an advantage.” She believes that bravery and a devotion to experimenting will make you a better knitter than any pattern book.

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