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December 9, 2010

Is there a beginner knitter or a wanna-be knitter/crocheter on your list?  Why not give them a gift certificate for a Baaad Anna’s Class.  See below the list of classes for January 2011!  Call or email to register you or a friend!  604-255-2577


Beginner Knitting


Dates: Tues – January 11, 18, 25 Feb 1

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost: $65-$85 (+ hst) sliding scale

Instructor: Hilary Jones


This is a beginner knitting class for anyone who has never picked up needles, or for someone who is looking for a beginner refresher. Participants will learn the basics including casting on, knitting, purling and casting off. The class project will be a choice between simple leg warmers, hat, scarf, or arm warmers. Minimum 5 participants and maximum 8.


Materials needed: One pair of 6.5mm needles and 2 ball of a chunky weight yarn.




Beyond the Basics – Intermediate


Dates: Thur – January 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost: $65-$85 (+ hst) sliding scale

Instructor: Hilary Jones


For those who can knit and purl and want to take their knitting to the next level. You’ll learn techniques like, increasing, decreasing, cables, following patterns and deciphering abbreviations. An appropriate project will be offered, however if you have a pattern you’d like to bring in to work on, please bring in when registering. Minimum 5 participants and maximum 8.


Materials needed: Materials will be based on the project chosen.





Beginner Crochet


Dates: Monday – January 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost: $65 – 85 (+hst) sliding scale

Instructor: Hilary Jones


Crochet is a lot easier than you think. Its versatility and endless creative possibilities make it a favorite among many handcrafters. This class will teach the basics of crochet including: making a chain, working in the round and three of the most common stitches. The project for this class will be a simple beanie.


Materials required: Chunky weight yarn and 6mm (j) crochet hook





Cozy Socks – Intermediate


Dates: Sunday, January 9, 16, 23

Time: 1 – 3pm

Cost: $65 – $85 (+hst) sliding scale

Instructor: Hilary Jones


Who doesn’t love a pair of hand knit wooly socks? This is a great class for beginner sock knitters since they’re knit up on bigger needles. All the basics of building a sock will be covered in this class, plus you’ll walk away with a great pair of cozy socks that are perfect for wearing around the house or under big boots ~ and they make great gifts! Minimum 5 participants and maximum 8.


Materials needed: 6mm dpns and 200g worsted weight wool or 400g chunky weight wool





Felt of the Month Workshop


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.


This workshop is intended for adults, but children from 8-12 are welcome if accompanied by an adult who is also taking the class (those 13 and up do not need to be accompanied). Each participant pays for the workshop separately, but may share materials and tools if they wish. You will need to have rubber gloves, a needle felting tool, and a needle felting mat.

Materials needed: a Needle felter and a felting mat


Time: 12 – 2pm

Cost: $32 (+hst)  Wool Materials Included

Instructor: Kirsten Zerbini


Saturday, January 22 – The Bakery

Saturday, February 26 – Fruit Stand

Saturday, March 26 – Eat your Veggies





Elizabeth Zimmerman Knit-A-Long


Date: Mondays, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm

Cost: $65 – $85 (+hst) Sliding Scale

Instructor: Kirsten Zerbini


For 50 years, Elizabeth Zimmerman and her daughter Meg Swansen have been pillars of the knitting world with their spirited independence and their clever patterns for cozy, gorgeous basics.

This class is for those who are enjoying the warmth and wit of an EZ pattern and would like some support and instruction while they do so. Try your hand at a Tomten or a Baby Surprise jacket. Take a crack at your first Pi Shawl or Percentages sweater.


Materials Needed: one EZ pattern or pattern book, materials and tools required to make your project, and a sense of adventure!






Finishing Techniques


Date: Saturday, January 8

Time: 1 – 3pm

Cost: $35 (+ hst)

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic skills needed to finish a garment. Topics covered include the following: blocking, seaming, weaving in ends, grafting, sewn bind off, picking up stitches, joining yarn, buttonholes.


Materials: One skein of worsted weight yarn in a light, solid colour; needles in the right size for the yarn; a darning needle.

Before class: Please knit four squares: two in stocking stitch and two in garter stitch. Each square should be 3-4 inches wide and tall.




Please note that all classes must be paid in full 2 weeks before the beginning of the class and a refund will not be given for cancellations within 1 week of the start date! To register please email or call 604-255-2577


Baaad Anna’s strives to offer accessible and affordable classes, while supporting and respecting the work of instructors. We are trying out a ‘sliding scale’ for the registration fee, and hope that participants will pay based on their own income!


Materials for classes can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s.





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