Welcome to our class and event schedule. You can stop by the store to register in person or give us call at 613.384.3951  

Cancellation policy: If KnitTraders or the teacher finds it necessary to cancel a class, partcipants will of course receive a full refund or store credit.

Registered participants who are unable to attend must cancel at least 2 weeks before the class is scheduled in order to receive a full refund or store credit. After that a partial or complete credit for a future class will be considered depending on if the place is able to be filled.

You can find classes listed by date/month below:

 

Winter/Spring 2017


Introduction to Spinning on a Wheel.
4  classes

Learn to use a spinning wheel, learn about yarns and how to make your own handspun usable yarns. We will explore and understand:
  • 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!
Your hand spun yarn can be successfully used in knitting, crocheting, weaving, tapestry, rug hooking and other needle or fibre arts.
Note: Home practice is involved. You will be able to bring the wheel home with you after each class. A credit card number is required for deposit before the first class.
Presented by: Stacey Robb
Prerequisite: No experience necessary, but a willingness to learn and discover are essential.
Cost: $225- This includes 8 hrs of instruction, the use of a Lendrum wheel and accessories to bring home for practice, a selection of exquisite fibres to play with, and a $20 rebate should you choose to purchase your wheel ($799-$20= $779 special class price).
What to bring with you: Empty toilet paper and/or paper towl rolls (2 or 3 per person),
string tags or masking tape for labeling mini-skeins, pen, pencil, scissors and note pad.
Limit: 6 participants  – so sign up soon!

Woolbuddy Workshop
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.

Presented by: Trisha Morris
Prerequisite: Curiosity and a sense of fun.
Cost: $5. with the purchase of at least one Woolbuddy Kit.

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.


 

Crochet – Beginners

Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm

 This class is for people with very little or no crochet experience. You will learn about the tools and materials of crochet, how to hold the hook and yarn, basic stitches to complete a delightful mug cozy from Patons Next Steps Book 5 Crochet. You will also learn how to work an edging in single crochet, a particularly useful skill to use in many other crafts.
Presented by: Daina del Brocco
Prerequisite: No experience necessary.
Cost: $35
Materials kit cost: $15
What you should bring: Pen, pencil scissors and note pad.

Sock-In-A-Day
Sat. March 25th 10am-3:30pm.
(5 hours of instruction)

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.

Presented by: Anne Woodall
Prerequisite: You must be very comfortable with knit and purl stitches.
Cost: $60.
Materials kit cost: Included.
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.

Tapestry Weaving – Beginners 
Fri. April 7th  6-9pm
& Sat. April 8th 1-4:30pm
(6 1/2  hours of instruction)
This is Tapestry Weaving: creating gorgeous scenes of fibre and string around a circular frame.
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.

This is a fantastic art form to use up any stashes of yarns and fibres.
Presented by: Roxanne Kellett
Prerequisite: A great imagination and sense of adventure! No other skills required.
Cost: $75.
Materials kit cost: $10 payable at the first class.
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.