Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Colour Confidence - Andrea Mowry

In this class we are focusing on exploring techniques that allow us to use colour in new ways. Giving us more confidence to bring new colors into our wardrobe!

We will play with colour melting, two color brioche, and marling. We will discuss how to boldly choose colour and to listen to our intuition.

Supplies to bring: An assortment of fingering weight or DK yarns. Appropriate size needles for knitting a swatch - circulars recommended. Size US 4 - US 6 depending on yarn weight. Pen or pencil for taking notes.

Homework: none

Class Level: Intermediate

3 hour class - $120

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Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Salish Weaving - Jessica Silvey

Join Master Weaver Jessica Silvey for a three-hour wool weaving workshop and learn about the cultural significance and traditional techniques of Coast Salish Weaving. Participants will make a Coast Salish wall hanging and learn how to operate the twill and twine methods.

Supplies to bring: All supplies will be provided, including a mini loom for you to take home.

Homework: none

Class Level: All Levels

3 hour class - $150 includes loom and all supplies

 

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Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Designing Your Own Custom Fit Socks - Kate Atherley

Liberate yourself from pattern books! Make a sock to meet your own unique needs, for your size foot, and in your choice of yarn.

Learn how to create a top-down or toe-up sock pattern for any yarn, and for any foot. I'll show you how to custom fit a sock for specific requirements, and how to make your own design customizations like pattern stitches and colorwork.

Supplies to bring: in addition to homework: paper, pencil, a tape measure and a calculator

Homework: optional - a roughly 5 by 5 inch swatch in the round using the yarn you wish to design a sock for; if it's sock yarn, use the needles recommended on the ball band; if it's non-sock yarn, use needles a couple of sizes smaller.

Class Level: Intermediate, knitters must have worked a few pairs of socks.

3 hour class - $120

 

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Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Pockets - Kim McBrien Evans

Why don’t more sweaters have pockets? All our clothing should have pockets! Big pockets. Useful pockets. Pockets you can put actual stuff in!

JOIN THE POCKET REVOLUTION, as we explore different pocket shapes and types and how to add them to your favourite sweater patterns.

Supplies to bring:

  • notebook and pen/pencil
  • a small amount of yarn (3 small balls of scrap yarn are fine) and appropriate needles (for practicing techniques)
  • garment designs and patterns that need pockets and need them NOW!

Homework: none

Class Level: All Levels

3 hour class - $120

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Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Knitting for Speed & Efficiency - Stephanie Pearl McPhee

This interesting, full-day class examines the various techniques, attitudes and history of the most productive knitters, and is designed not necessarily to change how you knit (unless you want to) but to help you become the most efficient knitter you can be on your own terms.

We’ll look at the various styles of knitting, and have some instruction on “lever knitting” (fixed needle knitting.) We’ll talk about techniques for knitting faster through changing what you do, and the way you think. 

Supplies to bring: Your regular knitting supplies, smooth worsted weight wool, and your favourite needles to match (Circulars, DPN's, whatever you like best) as well you will need long straight needles (14 inches) of the same size. 

Homework: none

Class level: All levels

6 hour class - $230

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Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Short Row Insanity - Kim McBrien Evans

Short rows are a handy technique to have in your knitting tool box. Learn several different methods of short rows and applications for them. Learn how to use them in to shape shoulders, hemlines, shawls and and much more.

Supplies to bring:

  • small amounts of light coloured yarn in any weight. A smooth, round yarn (3 ply or 4 ply) is best. DK or worsted weight may make it easier to see your work.
  • needles: bring needles appropriate for your yarn
  • a few removable stitch markers or safety pins or scrap yarn (a few yards)
  • your own stash of favourite knitting tools: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, tape measure, scissors or snips etc.
  • notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes

Homework: Cast on 25 stitches. Knit 4 rows in garter stitch. Knit 4 rows in stockinette stitch. Leave live stitches on your needle and bring yarn and needles to class.

Class Level: All Levels

3 hour class - $120

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Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Creating Complex Hand Dyed Colour - Felicia Lo

Hand-dyeing your own knitting yarn gives you the ability to create something that is truly unique. This workshop is designed to help students create complex, layered colourways on protein fibres and yarns such as wool and silk using acid dyes. We'll be dyeing in the SweetGeorgia Studio and exploring a variety of dye techniques used to create layered or glazed semi-solid colourways as well as other low-water immersion techniques to create subtle, multicoloured yarns. Each student will make at least two hanks of hand-dyed yarn during the class. 

Supplies to bring:
• an apron or old clothes that you don't mind getting dye on
• paper and pen for notes
• calculator is handy
• a couple large plastic zip lock bags for taking your wet yarn home in
vinyl/nitrile/latex gloves to protect your hands from dye

Class level: Advanced beginner (previous dye experience is encouraged).

3 hour class - $150 includes all supplies and 2 skeins of yarn to take home.

 

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Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Shift Cowl Knitting - Andrea Mowry

Dip your toes into colorwork with this super fun class on Mosaic knitting! This is a great way to begin your color journey (suitable even for beginners!) or to expand your knitting knowledge to freshen things up! While we master the basic rules of mosaic, we will also play with i-cord edgings, knitting on the bias, and the mattress stitch to seam up our cowl!

Autographed copy of The Shift Cowl pattern included in class fee.

Supplies: 3 colors of sport weight yarn (200 yds each) - Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool is highly recommended to achieve the desired outcome!

  • US 5/3.75 mm circular needle (24" to 32" cord is recommended)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 2 small swatches (at least 3"/7.5 cm in height) to practice the mattress stitch. I recommend knitting them up in worsted weight yarn.
  • Waste yarn for seaming (a yard or 2 is plenty)

Homework: none

Class level: Advanced beginner (knitter should be comfortable with knitting, purling, casting on, binding off, increasing and decreasing.)

3 hour class - $120

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Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Technical Editing - Kate Atherley

Interested in what a technical editor does? Thinking of expanding your skill set and product offerings? 

The technical editor is a vital part of the pattern publication process, helping designers turn their notes and outlines into patterns ready for publication. Training in technical editing also makes you a better teacher and pattern writer, enhancing your understanding of how patterns work and how to read and write them.

This introductory-level session gets you started down the path. We'll explain the role of the technical editor in the pattern development and publication process. We'll dive deep into the different types of reviews required: language, numbers and usability. And we'll explain the value of the pattern style sheet: what it includes, how to establish one, and how to edit a pattern to meet specific requirements. 

We'll also talk about concrete ways to start your business and gain experience as an editor. 

No homework or specific materials required.

Class Level: All Levels

3 hour class - $120

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Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Salish Weaving - Jessica Silvey

Join Master Weaver Jessica Silvey for a three-hour wool weaving workshop and learn about the cultural significance and traditional techniques of Coast Salish Weaving. Participants will make a Coast Salish wall hanging and learn how to operate the twill and twine methods.

Supplies to bring: All supplies will be provided, including a mini loom for you to take home.

Homework: none

Class Level: All Levels

3 hour class - $150 includes loom to take home and all supplies

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