New Fibre Skills for the New Year

We have a full line up of Online Classes and specialty Workshops on offer to help you try your hand at new skills with our amazing teachers and supportive online community. You can view and register for all our classes from Beginner Knitting and Beyond here.

The long and cold winter we have been experiencing here on the west coast has had us reaching for our favourite knits and you may have been noticing some wear and tear. A hole here, a snag there, worn out heels and toes on beloved hand knit socks. Do not despair, we can help! Join knitting savant Holli Yeoh for her amazing Mending Workshop -Online via Zoom and learn the tips and techniques to keep you knitted items in the condition they deserve and join the movement to reduce textile waste and repair over replace.

Mending Workshop with Holli Yeoh – Online via Zoom

Date: Saturday February 5th from 9:30-12:30pm PT

We spend too much time on our hand knits to throw them away when they get a hole. Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, practical repair class. You’ll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning and how to use a knitted patch to repair a hole. The techniques are transferable to commercially made garments, as well.

Holli will share other repair strategies including needle felting to repair small holes.

Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.

Date: Saturday February 5th from 9:30-12:30pm PT

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.

Photo Courtesy of Holli Yeoh

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

Make 2022 the year you learn how to knit socks!

Socks for Beginners Online via Zoom

DATES: Wednesdays February 9, 16, 23 and March 2nd form 6:00-7:30 pm PT.

Beginner Sock
Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh

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

DATES: Wednesdays February 9, 16, 23 and March 2nd form 6:00-7:30 pm PT.

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

Or take your beginner crochet skills to the next level…

Beyond the Basics: Crochet Hat Online via Zoom

DATES: Sundays February 13, 20 and 27th from 2:30-4:00 pm PT.

For the crocheter who is comfortable with their foundational skills and ready to take the next step.

Learn how to crochet the gorgeous Chain Hat by Svetlana Kochina (pattern included) in this crochet class with Rebecca.

During the first session we will work together making and checking a gauge swatch and how to choose which size to make based on those measurements. In the second and third class we will work on the project together and go through the finishing techniques. There will be homework to be completed between each session.

The hat may not be finished during the duration of the class but you will be ready to fully complete on your own time.

Skills Needed: Chain and single crochet.

DATES: Sundays February 13, 20 and 27th from 2:30-4:00 pm PT.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

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

For all our online classes and workshops please see here!

One thought on “New Fibre Skills for the New Year

  1. Hello, I contacted your store about a year ago regarding crochet classes. I thought I was on a list and would be called when a class came up. I see that I just missed the class to crochet a hat. Are there other crochet classes coming up?
    If I had a group of four people, could we have our own class? Could I be added to an email list for classes?
    Warmly, Rayana

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