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Baaad Anna’s Virtual Classroom Community

September 30, 2020

Back in March when things began to shut down we were right in the middle of two in-person classes, Socks for Beginners and Beginner Learn to Knit.  Our incredible knitting teachers, Holli Yeoh and Rebecca Glazier rose to the challenge and along with their adventurous beginner students, took the leap and we moved the classes over to Online via  Zoom platform and haven’t looked back!

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Since then we have delivered online classes and workshops from brand new beginner knitting and crochet, to first sweaters, hats, bags, socks, felted gnomes and specialized techniques. Both of our online teachers are professional fibre artists. Holli @holliyeoh has been designing and publishing for over a decade and we are so honoured to have her share her technical expertise and patient, welcoming demeanour with our community by offering a wealth of classes and workshops for the beginner to well-advanced knitter. Rebecca @wildwestdye is a local indie dyer who has been community building by hosting free knit-groups (the Knit1Tea1@rebeccaknit1tea1 now online via zoom), volunteering with next weekend inaugural online fibre fest Fibre Love Affair, and teaching project-specific step-by-step classes and intro crochet! And we also welcome a new addition to our online offerings with our online Intro to Needle Felting workshop featuring Mel of Lovesfelt!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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Holli Yeoh, Rebecca Glazier and Mel Broome bring to our classes their expertise, knowledge and teaching experience along with the joy of being part of your fiber arts journey.  The glowing online reviews and emails we have received highlight both the amazing level of instruction along with a sense of the Virtual Community and friendships these online classes have fostered. An element of our virtual community is sharing through Instagram and we would love to see your projects from the classes and beyond, both in progress and finished, so don’t forget to tag us @baaadannas@holliyeoh@rebeccaknit1tea1  and @lovesfelt so we can see your work!
Come join us in our virtual classroom soon! Check out all the classes and registration HERE.
Our next BEGINNER KNITTING with Rebecca Glazier – ONLINE via ZOOM starts on October 19th and for anyone already on their knitting adventure and ready for a new skill SOCKS FOR BEGINNERS with Holli Yeoh – ONLINE via Zoom is a great place to start your online knitting adventure!

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

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!

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

Materials Needed:

  • 3.25mm needles for a DK weight sock OR 3.75mm needles for a Worsted weight sock; choose either DPNs, two 24″ circular needles for two circulars method, or one 32″ or longer circular needle for the Magic Loop method
  • 375yd/345m of DK weight such as Estelle DK OR 350yd/320m of Worsted weight yarn such as Malabrigo Rios
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup which can be arranged any day between 11am-2pm)

DATES: Tuesdays October 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 10

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of  Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!


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