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New Workshops a’Coming

May 20, 2021

Ready to get your fibre craft on? We have the following new workshops coming up as well as our most popular classes that have you covered from top to toe! Many of these classes have been developed after being requested from our fabulous students. Is there a class or workshop you would like to see? We love to hear from you!

While we are still in a time of social and travel restrictions, online learning provides the opportunity to remain connected to each other while learning some new fibre skills! Check out this great segment of this morning’s CBC BC Early Edition with our very own knitting teacher, Rebecca Glazier where she talks about all about knitting and teaching online!!

We are so lucky at Baaad Anna’s to have such an amazing group of teachers delivering our classes online. You can read more on Holli Yeoh, Rebecca Glazier and Mel Broome each by clicking on their names to be taken to their Teacher Spotlights to learn more about each.


This weekend we have…

Stash Busting Workshop – Online via Zoom

DATE: Sunday May 23rd from 10:00-1:00pm PDT

We all have one, it may be categorized neatly into tidy a cupboard or spilling out of every corner, our stash, filled with lovingly received, collected and treasured yarn. In this workshop you will dive into your stash to find up to 3 collections of yarn including a single skein, a sweater quantity, and two skeins of the same colour.
We will crowdsource together options you can make with your stash!
Send the details of the 3 yarns you will be ‘bringing’ to the workshop one week before: We’ll need yardage, weight and how many balls/ skeins you have for each one, photos can be sent in as well that include ball band.
Learn how to navigate Ravelry to find patterns to suit your yarn.
We can’t guarantee we’ll find a project for each yarn, but we’ll give it a good go, and you will learn the invaluable tools to continue your research.
Materials Needed:
  • Up to three collections of yarn from your stash including one single skein, a sweater quantity, and two skeins of the same colour.  Please email us your findings one week before the start of class.
  • Raverly account (free)
DATE: Sunday May 23 from 10:00-1:00pm PDT
INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

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


Learn To Needle Felt  Workshop-Online Via Zoom

DATE: Sunday May 23rd from 10:00am – 1:00pm PDT

Join us for this 3-hour workshop online 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. No previous felting experience necessary. Great for all ages!

MATERIALS INCLUDED:

  • 50g Roving Fibre
  • 2 Medium felting needles
  • 1 Felting Block

DATE: Sunday May 23rd from 10:00am – 1:00pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Mel Broome

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


New and Upcoming:

Beyond the Basics: Spring Sorrel Crop – Online via Zoom

Dates: Tuesdays June 1, 8, 22 and July 6th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT.  Please note July 15 and 29th off for extra knitting time.

The Spring Sorrel by Wool & Pine is the perfect spring knit. With the support of Rebecca, who you may have spotted wearing her gorgeous version during our Knit City Virtual Trunk show, you will create this beautiful addition to your wardrobe.

Designed to accentuate your beautiful curves with a touch of negative ease in all the right places. This sweater is like a fresh spring breeze blowing through your closet, Spring Sorrel looks fabulous layered over your favorite spring dresses and flowy tops. ∼Wool & Pine

In this four part class you will tackle all the steps and techniques for a top down, circular yoke sweater. There will be a break between the second and third session to allow for knitting time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Skills Needed: Be able to knit and purl in the round.

Dates: Tuesdays June 1, 8, 22 and July 6th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT. Please note July 15 and 19th off for extra knitting time.

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


Beginner Sweater Class with Holli Yeoh – Online Via Zoom

DATES: Wednesdays June 2, 9, 16 and 23rd from 6:00-7:30 pm PDT

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

Using a baby cardigan pattern that Holli Yeoh has designed specifically for this class, you’ll learn the basics on sweater construction, shaping, swatching, pattern reading and lots of other helpful tips. Come to class with your first gauge swatch already knit and you’ll be well on your way to completing your first sweater. By the end of the class you’ll have the skills to tackle a full-sized sweater for yourself!

Expect to work on the project at home between classes so you’ll be ready to learn the next step in the sweater at the next class.

Suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

DATES: Wednesdays June 2, 9, 16 and 23rd from 6:00-7:30 pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

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


Intro To Double Knitting Workshop – Online via Zoom

JUNE DATE: Sunday June 6th from 10:00am to 1:00pm ∼or∼

JULY DATE: Saturday July 17th from 10:00am to 1:00pm PDT.

Double knitting is so much fun! And maybe not as spicy as you think! In this class you’ll learn the modern style of double knitting – working with two colours across the row at the same time and mirror reversed patterns. Once you have this skill you’ll be able to go on to design your own double knit patterns!

Skills Required: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off. Experience in two handed colourwork knitting is helpful – if you haven’t tried this yet Rebecca suggests you practice knitting and purling with yarn coming from your non-dominant hand before the class.

JUNE DATE: Sunday June 6th from 10:00am to 1:00pm∼or∼

JULY DATE: Saturday July 17th from 10:00am to 1:00pm PDT.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Glazier 

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


Tip Toe Up Sock Class with Holli Yeoh – Online via Zoom

Date: Thursdays June 10, 17 and 24th from 6:00-8:00pm PDT

This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. Over three weeks we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on, Holli’s favourite increases, placeholder stitches for the heel, a stretchy sewn bind-off with no sewing, opening a large hole in your sock for the heel, and grafting on the needles. Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: two circular needles, one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles. Or feel free to use needles that you’re most familiar with while learning the other new skills.

There will be homework each week so you’re ready to try the next step in the class together.

You may knit a sock of any size, but plan to work about half the sock between each class. If you’re knitting a sock for someone else, come to class with the foot circumference and foot length (not shoe size).

Skills needed: Participants should have experience knitting in the round and be familiar with making cuff down socks. If you’ve never knit a sock before, use heavier yarn such as Sport, DK or worsted weight and needles about two sizes smaller than the ball band recommendation. We recommend the Uptown Worsted on 3.5-3.75mm needles. This will knit up faster and be more a pair of slipper socks.

DATES: Thursdays June 10, 17 and 24th from 6:00-8:00pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

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


Next Steps Beginner Knitting – Online via Zoom

DATES:  Fridays June 11 and 18th from 6:00-8:00pm PDT

Ideal for knitters still new on their journey! Over two 2 hour sessions you will earn to knit your first hat!   

We will cover pattern reading, joining and knitting in the round on DPNs, working the mistake rib pattern and decreasing.

There is a small amount of pre-class homework which will be sent out with class registration.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

DATES:  Friday June 11 and 18th from 6:00-8:00pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

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


Intro to Intarsia and Duplicate Stitch Workshop with Holli Yeoh – Online via Zoom

DATE: Saturday June 12th from 9:30am to 12:30pm PDT

Tackle the intricacies of intarsia to add blocks and motifs of colour to your knitting. You’ll learn all the basics including joining colours, avoiding holes, managing all those ends and tangles, and reading graphs. We’ll also cover tension issues and show you how duplicate stitch can be used to fix mistakes or add even more colour, after the garment is done. There is nothing to fear; by the end of this workshop, you’ll have the confidence to work with colour.

Skills needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off—advanced beginner

DATE: Saturday June 12th from 9:30am to 12:30pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

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


Summer Snacks! Provisional Cast on and Kitchener Stitch – Online via Zoom

JUNE DATE: Tuesday June 15th 6:00-8:00pm ∼or∼

JULY DATE: Saturday July 31st from 10:00am-12:00pm PDT

The Provisional cast on and Kitchener Stitch almost always go hand in hand and in this fun Summer Snack class you will learn both these techniques. Find out how to create live stitches with the Provisional (crochet) cast on and then how to unravel and get the stitches back onto your needle confidently. Next you will learn the magic of the Kitchener stitch to create a seamless row of knitting with yarn and a darning needle.

Skills Required: Knit and purl.

JUNE DATE: Tuesday June 15th 6:00-8:00pm ∼or∼

JULY DATE: Saturday July 31st from 10:00am-12:00pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Glazier 

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


Fair Isle and Steeking – Online Via Zoom

JUNE DATES: Saturday June 19 and 26th from 10:00-11:30am PDT ∼or∼

JULY DATES: Tuesdays July 13 and 20th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

Is steeking on your “learn to do wish list” but feeling a little daunted by this technique, you are not alone! Taking a pair of scissors to your knitting can feel scary, especially if it is on a whole sweater!
Fear not, over the two sessions you will be guided through two handed Fair Isle, how to catch your weaves confidently and not tangle your yarn!  In the second session you will cover picking up stitches, button bands and STEEK!
The Steek This Coffee Cozy by Rachel Molenaar is a perfect project to learn these new skills as well as make a great gift.

Skills Required: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

JUNE DATES: Saturday June 19 and 26th from 10:00-11:30am PDT ∼or∼

JULY DATES: Tuesdays July 13 and 20th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Glazier 

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


Butterfly|Papillon Shawl Workshop – Online via Zoom

DATE: Sunday June 20th from 10:00am-1:00pm PDT.

Long, transitional colour changes, symmetrical design, short rows and striping are just some of the techniques used to create the beautiful Butterfly|Papillon Shawl by Marin Melchior. Recently our Project of the Month which you can read about here.

In this 3 hour workshop and using two small amounts of yarn (44y) of contrasting colours you will learn all the techniques required to make this stunning shawl and how to navigate the pattern afterwards independently.

Skills Needed: Knit and purl, cast on and bind off.

DATE: Sunday June 20th from 10:00am to 1:00pm PDT.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Glazier 

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


Beyond the Basics: Brioche Hat – Online via Zoom

DATES: Wednesdays July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

Brioche is the “it” knit for undeniable reasons, the technique creates beautifully textured, colourful and reversible results. In this four part class you will learn how to knit two colour brioche in the round and reversible cables to make the stunning Flaming Beanie by Elzbieta Torenc.

Prior knowledge of brioche is not a requirement as this will be covered in the class! So if you have been wanting to try your hand at this popular technique and not sure where to start, this is the class for you.

Skills Required:  Confident in knitting and purling, cast on/bind off and knitting in the round.

DATES: Wednesdays July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

 

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Glazier 

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


Beyond the Basics: Intro to Colourwork – Online via ZOOM

DATES: Fridays July 9, 16, 23 an 30th from 6:00-7:30 pm PDT

Photo courtesy of Tin Can Knits

Come join Rebecca for this class of colour exploration as you work on the Clayoquot Toque pattern by local designers Tin Can Knits, the perfect hat for all seasons here on the West Coast.

In this project based class you will be introduced to Fair Isle knitting, also known as stranded colourwork, chart reading, knitting in the round and decreasing . Please have your gauge swatch completed before the first class.

“Clayoquot Sound is home to many beasts of feather, fur and fin. Orca whales hunt salmon in the rich and bountiful waters, and put on a show for the tourists. Black bears shamble along the beaches and bald eagles soar overhead, keen eyes searching for their next meal”
                                                                                                                                                                                            –Tin Can Knits

We have been given permission to use this free pattern for this class by the designer. Please visit their website and check out their other designs!

Suitable for: Advanced Beginner.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

DATES: Fridays July 9, 16, 23 an 30th from 6:00-7:30 pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier

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


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