About the wheel – the parts, types of wheels
How yarns are made – single, 2 ply…and beyond
Drafting, speed and controlling twist
Types of fibre, fibre prep, Woolen vs. Worsted (not knitting)
Playing with fibre
What to do with your first handspun??? – Save it! Use it! It’s one of a kind….It’s beautiful!
Mon. February 27th, 6:30-8:30pm
Enter the works of Needlefelting with the assistance of teacher, Trisha Morris and these delightful kits designed by Woolbuddy. Choose from the wide selection of whimsical creatures available at KnitTraders. Learn the basics of handling felting needles and the fibre, as well as safety tips and tricks to embellish your own buddy the way you want.
What you should bring: If you have a firm piece of foam for needlefelting, please bring it. Foam pads will be available at the store if you choose to purchase one. Pen, pencil and note pad.
Materials kit cost: $15
What you should bring: Pen, pencil scissors and note pad.
Sat. March 25th 10am-3:30pm.
If you can knit and purl with ease, you can learn the skills required to make a sock in just one day. As you can see in the photo, we are not setting out to knit heirloom quality socks but to work our way through the 8 steps of creating a sock in a few hours. The working template that we use will also allow you to adapt this pattern to accommodate any size foot, using any of the typical weights of sock yarn.
NOTE: a set of large double pointed needles will be available to you during class time which can choose to purchase to bring home after class.
What you should bring: Scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers if you have them. Pen, pencil and note pad.
Fri. April 7th 6-9pm
& Sat. April 8th 1-4:30pm
(6 1/2 hours of instruction)
In this beginners class, you will learn the basic techniques to create a simple woven project around a 7″ hoop loom. You’ll create your own “cartoon” or scene, and learn to weave it using a wide variety of yarns and fibres, discovering techniques to create perspective, and how to finish your piece.
What you should bring: Thimble, scissors, dark coloured permanent marker, darning needle, a piece of cardboard large enough to place your 7” hoop on, pen, pencil and note pad. Also, any bits of fun and funky yarns that you would like to use or put into the sharing pile for all participants to access would be appreciated.