Classes & Events

Classes & Events

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Sign up early to reserve your seat! Find us in Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt or call 604-885-2725. Payment is accepted at sign up. Cancellations for refund are accepted until one week before the class date, to allow students on the waitlist to fill the open seat.
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All students must be fully vaccinated and comfortable wearing a mask during class. If you have any questions about Covid protocols, please email, call, or drop by the store.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 11am – 12pm (1hr) $25 + materials
LEARN TO KNIT, with instructor KAREN GAZE
This class is suitable for beginners; no experience needed! Learn to cast on, knit, and cast off. No project, just skills. Easy-to-follow patterns given out in class.
Materials needed: 25g of worsted weight wool & 1 pair of 4.5mm knitting needles

SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 2 & 16 & 30, 1pm – 3pm/day (6hrs) $75 + materials
MY FIRST SWEATER, with instructor KAREN GAZE
Suitable for experienced beginners. Come and knit a sweater together! We’ll be working the “Flax” pattern by Tin Can Knits. It has sizes from 6 months to 6XL. Please refer to the pattern for needles and wool requirements.
Materials needed: free “Flax” pattern by Tin Can Knits (www.tincanknits.com/pattern/flax), wool and needles recommended in the pattern for the size of your choice, stitch markers, & yarn needle.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 12pm – 4pm (4hrs) $60, supplies included
NEEDLE FELTING: PET PORTRAIT ORNAMENT, with instructor SYDNEY MORE
This class is suitable for needle felters with some prior experience. Learn to create your own, one-of-a-kind 4” hanging decoration using a felting needle, wool, and plastic teddy-bear eyes to make a lifelike rendition of a cat or dog. Please bring a reference photograph of the pet you would like to capture. All supplies included.

SATURDAY, OCT 9, 10am – 4:30pm (includes lunch break) $45 + materials*
BEGINNER MACHINE SEWING with instructor DEB GOWLAND
This two session class is designed for anyone who has never sewn on a machine before or needs to get reacquainted with theirs. You will cover the different functions and stitches that your machine has and learn basic sewing practices to sew a sturdy grocery bag. Fabric selection will be part of the class.
Students will need to bring a sewing machine and a basic sewing kit with scissors, measuring tape, marking tool and stitch ripper.

*Kits are available for this sewing class:
The Deluxe Kit, $54: Dressmaker’s scissors; chalk pencils in white and blue with erasing brush; 100 count glass-headed pins in assorted colours; tomato pin cushion with grinder; stitch ripper; 8-pack of polyester thread in assorted colours; an organizer box, and a branded Sew Easy cloth bag.
The price of fabric will depend on what you choose during your first class.

The Standard Kit, $26: Dressmaker’s scissors; chalk pencils in white and blue with erasing brush; 100 count glass-headed pins in assorted colours; tomato pin cushion with grinder; stitch ripper, and 3 spools of polyester thread in black, white and grey.
The price of fabric will depend on what you choose during your first class.

The D.I.Y Kit: I’ll supply my own tools and fabric, thanks!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 11am – 12pm (1hr) $25 + materials
LOVE TO KNIT, with instructor KAREN GAZE
Students must know how to cast on, knit, and cast off. Learn how to purl, increase and decrease, long tail cast on and knitting in the round. Select your first project from patterns provided in class.
Materials needed: 25g of worsted weight wool & 1 pair of 4.5mm knitting needles

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 12pm – 2:30pm (2.5hrs) $45, supplies included
NEEDLE FELTING: POCKET HUGS, with instructor SYDNEY MORE
This class is suitable for beginners. Learn how to make an adorable gift or fidget toy in the shape of a small animal holding a heart. Pocket hugs were designed by Sydney as a small token of affection, to remind the recipient that they are loved. In this class, she’ll take you through the steps in making your own 2” tall cat, bear, or dog character using the colour palette of your choice.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 11am – 12pm (1hr) $25 + materials
KNIT ANYTHING, with instructor KAREN GAZE
Students must know all the skills from Learn to Knit and Love to Knit. This class will introduce colour work, following a pattern, 4-needle knitting, and cables. Your project to take away and finish will be either a cable knit or colour work hat, pattern provided.
Materials needed: 100g of worsted weight wool (50g each of 2 colours if choosing the colour work hat), a 16” 4.5mm circular needle, & four 4.5 mm double point needles.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1pm – 5pm (4hrs) $55 + materials**
TINY TAPESTRIES, with instructor JANNA MARIA VALLEE
This class is suitable for beginners. Learn the art of designing for and weaving tapestry in small-format sketchbook studies. Tiny Tapestries will introduce new weavers to the fundamentals of tapestry. We cover the elements of design to consider for small-scale tapestry using paper collage and then dive into the basics of tapestry weaving including some ‘magic’ techniques.
**Kits are available for this tapestry class:
The Hemlock Loom Kit, $55: 5″x8″ hemlock wood tapestry loom made by the Everlea Studio, 35g of Everlea Worsted in five naturally dyed colourways (7g each), 2 tapestry needles (the colourways that you receive may vary slightly from the colourways shown).
The Cardboard Loom Kit, $17: 5”x8” cardboard tapestry loom made in class, 35g of Everlea Worsted in five naturally dyed colourways (7g each), 2 tapestry needles (the colourways that you receive may vary slightly from the colourways shown).

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 12pm – 2pm (2hrs) $35 + materials kit ($TBA)
NEEDLE FELTING: SNOW-PERSON ORNAMENT, with instructor SYDNEY MORE
This class is suitable for beginners. Create a unique 3” tall snowperson ornament out of felted wool. Learn how to make the basic snowperson body shape, and decorate with cute wintertime accessories. Students will take home an unbreakable and lightweight ornament ready to hang on the tree or be given as a gift.

SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 4 & 11, 1pm – 3:30pm/day (5hrs) $65 + materials
CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS, with instructor KAREN GAZE
This class is suitable for students familiar with all of the skills from Learn to Knit, Love to Knit, and Knit Anything.
What else says Christmas like a homemade stocking? Learn how to knit a cable or colourwork stocking. Both of these can be knit on double pointed needles but the use of a 16-inch circular needle would simplify the knitting.
Materials needed:
Cable stocking: www.yarnspirations.com/ca-en/patons-sugar-twist-knit-stocking.html “Sugar Twist” pattern (free), 200g of worsted weight wool, 4mm or 4.5mm double point needles at least 8” (or a 16” circular needle instead), stitch marker, & cable needle.
Colourwork stocking: www.cascadeyarns.com/patternsFree/W104_220.pdf “Cascade Christmas Stocking” pattern (free), 200g (total) of worsted weight wool in at least 4 colours (50g of each), 4.5mm double point needles at least 8” (or a 16” circular needle instead), stitch marker, & yarn needle.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 12pm – 2:30pm (2.5hrs) $40 + materials kit ($TBA)
NEEDLE FELTING: GINGERBREAD ORNAMENT, with instructor SYDNEY MORE
This class is suitable for beginners. Learn how to make a cute and unique 4” tall gingerbread person entirely out of wool. Sydney will teach you the basic body shape and decorating techniques, and then you can either find inspiration using suggested designs, or let your imagination guide you! Students will take home an unbreakable and lightweight ornament ready to hang on the tree or be given as a gift.

A note about needle felting safety:
Please note that although there will be a safety demonstration at the beginning of each needle felting class, it can be a very prickly craft, especially as one is learning. Rubber finger cots will be provided as optional protection, or students may bring a set of thimbles from home. Instructor does provide adhesive bandages throughout the class.
If you have a medical condition that makes needle pokes more dangerous, please let us know before the class date and special accommodations will be arranged.