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New Skills For The New Year

January 2, 2020

We have a number of amazing classes starting up in January to help you try your hand at a new skill… check out some that start in the next few weeks:

 

BEYOND THE BASICS

For knitters that are comfortable with the basic stitches, here’s a way to conquer your next knitty challenge. Bring whatever project with a new skill you would like to master, and our teacher will work with you over 6 hours of class time to teach you the skills you need to succeed in its completion. Self-paced with the project of your choice, this is a class for knitters of all skill levels to try a new technique, while receiving help and feedback on their work-in-progress. No need to abandon a project when help is less than a week away! Work with an amazing local designer to tackle a new pattern or project and master some new skills.

 

JANUARY DATES: Thursdays, January 16, 23, & 30th from 6:00-8:00pm

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

 

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SOCKS FOR BEGINNERS

For the knitter who has been knitting for a while and feels like they’ve found their footing. Let’s put a sock on it—knit with your own hands? Then this is the class for you!
Over a few weeks you will knit a top-down boot sock (DK-weight) or an around-home sock (Worsted-weight). You can also knit a tiny sock if you don’t have time for homework. If you’re a knitting socks for someone else, bring in their measurements: foot circumference around the ball of the foot and length.

Techniques To Be Learned:

  • Holli’s favourite stretchy cast on
  • Circular knitting with double-pointed needles (DPNs), or two circular needles or one long circular needle for Magic Loop (your choice)
  • Avoiding ladders and loose stitches
  • Heel construction including heel flap, heel turn and picking up stitches around the heel
  • Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
  • Getting the right fit

 

JANUARY DATES: Mondays, January 13, 20, 27th, and February 3rd from 6:00-7:30pm

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

 

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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.

JAN/FEBRUARY DATES: Saturday, January 25th & February 1st. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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

 

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LEARN TO SPIN WITH A DROP SPINDLE

Want to learn to spin your own yarn? This 2-hour workshop will teach the basics of how to make your yarn with a drop spindle. Participants will be spinning a single ply yarn and will receive a basic intro to the process of spinning your own yarn from beginning to end. Participants will also learn various drafting techniques.

JANUARY DATES: Saturday, January 11th & 18th. 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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

 

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LEARN TO NEEDLE FELT

Come by for a 2 hour workshop to learn a new art! Needle felting is quick and fun way to create three dimensional fibre art pieces.

Baaad Anna’s is happy to welcome local artist Mel Broome to come teach the basics of needle felting. Participants will learn: the basics of 3D needle felting, the tricks to creating a fine finish on your work, how to mix and shape wool like a pro. You will take home a ladybug pin and skills to open up this addictive world of fibre arts! No previous felting experience necessary.

DATE: Sunday January 19th, 1-3pm

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

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BEGINNER CROCHET, Scrubby

This is a beginner class for someone who has never crocheted before or is looking for a refresher.  Participants will learn the basic stitches for crochet including; chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet & magic ring. The class project will be a reusable washcloth or face scrubby.

DATE: Saturday, January 25th 1-3pm

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

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