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November Classes and Workshops

November 4, 2019

In addition to our Learn to Knit on Tuesday nights starting Nov 5th, and the new Kids Learn to Knit classes on Thursday nights starting Nov 7th, we have a few amazing workshops happening in November to help you get your fibre crafts on! Check these out!

To register visit us in store, call 604-255-2577, or reserve your spot online!


FINE FINISHING Technique Series with Holli Yeoh

Uplift your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques that rival commercially made garments. In this series of 3 skill-building workshops, we’ll work on cast ons, seams, full-fashioned increases and decreases, grafting, weaving in ends, and more. You will feel a sense of pride and confidence in your finished projects!

Part I: Fine Finishings – Beginnings

In the first class, we’ll work on cast-ons, selvages, fully fashioned increases and decreases, and bind offs.

Materials needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

DATE: Saturday, November 23, 9:30am-12:30pm

COST: $55 each (or $125 for all 3 classes)

Part II: Fine Finishings – Endings

After all the pieces of your project are completed, you’ll want to prepare them for assembly and wearing. In the second class in the series, we’ll cover blocking, ends, applied edgings and if time permits, buttonholes.

Materials needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour
  • 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles
  • Homework swatch

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

DATE: Saturday, November 23, 1:30-4:30pm

COST: $55 each (or $125 for all 3 classes)

Part III: Fine Finishings – Seaming

Make sure to give your knitting the attention it deserves when seaming your garments. You’ll have a chance to try your hand at mattress stitch on both stockinette stitch and garter stitch as well as false grafting. We’ll discuss the merits of reinforced seams and cover other seaming techniques as time permits.

Materials needed:

  • Two colours of Worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour
  • Three 4.5 mm knitting needles
  • Darning Needle
  • Homework swatches

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.DATE: Sunday, November 24, 9:30am-12:30pm

COST: $55 each (or $125 for all 3 classes)

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh, of Holli Yeoh Designs

Register NOW!


BUILDING BLOCKS beyond the basics WORKSHOP SERIES

Have you completed a beginner knitting class and enjoy participating in our learning community? Have you been knitting for a while and want to expand your skills? This class is for you. Using the Building Blocks book by Michelle Hunter, you will practice beginner-to-intermediate knitting techniques on twelve unique squares, which can be combined into a lap blanket.

We suggest you take the Knitting Refresher Workshop before enrolling in Set A or B. You may enroll for the beginning of set A or set B after completing the Knitting Refresher.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

• Worsted weight yarn (we recommend Sugar Bush Bold)
• 5mm knitting needles (we recommend 60cm/24″ circular needles)
• Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter (available for 50% off regular price with registration at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store)

Set A Class Description
During set A—offered September, November, February, and April—you will learn how to knit one or two squares every week.

✩ Week one: Yarn Over and Bobbles (square 3)

✩ Week two: Cables, Slip Stitch (squares 5 & 8)

✩ Week three: Left Twist, SSK (squares 9 & 10)

NOVEMBER DATES: Thursdays, November 14, 21 & 28, 6-8pm

COST: $90+tax.

Set B Class Description
You may enroll for the beginning of set A or set B. During set B—offered October, January, March, and May—you will learn how to knit one or two squares every week.

✩ Week four: Simple Decreases (square 4)

✩ Week five: Right Twist, Mock Cables (squares 6 & 7)

✩ Week six: Make One, Advanced Decreases (squares 11 & 12)

During each class, practice your new stitches on a swatch before you continue on your next square. We suggest you begin a swatch plus the bottom border for each square covered in that class. You might decide to bring as many as three separate knit pieces, with three balls of yarn, if we are working two squares in a class. Otherwise, you could practice and unravel with a single ball of yarn. See below for a hint about holding stitches.

DECEMBER DATES: Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 6-8pm

COST: $90+tax.

 

Additional Classes
We include two more classes in the Building Blocks course. You may register in advance or drop in—we hold a 2 open drop-in seats for additional participants.

Ask a Teacher: your chance to review anything you learned during the course or ask other knitting questions.

NOVEMBER DATE: Thursday, November 7, 6-7:30pm

Put it Together: learn to join the squares you have completed, using Mattress stitch (vertical seams), Overcast stitch (horizontal seams), and Slip stitch (crocheted seams).

DECEMBER DATE: Sunday, December 15. 1-2:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

REGISTER NOW!


INTRO TO WHEEL SPINNING

This is a two day beginner spinning class using an Ashford Kiwi Wheel, and includes equipment rental for a 10 day period.  Participants will learn how to set up and use the equipment. All materials included ($40 reduction in cost if you have your own Ashford Wheel). Minimum 2 and maximum 4 participants.

Materials (INCLUDED): Participants will receive a three week rental of an Ashford Two Treadle Kiwi Spinning Wheel and 100 grams of Corriedale wool in two colours of your choice.

NOVEMBER DATES: Saturday, November 23rd & 30th. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

COST: $135 (+tax) plus $80 deposit on the Spinning wheel

INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Griffiths

To register visit us in store, call 604-255-2577, or register online here to reserve your spot!


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