View our 2018 Fall Class Brochure

Click on the links below for detailed information on all of our classes.

Beginner Spinning

Learn to spin your own yarn using a spinning wheel! In this class you will learn how to prepare,spin and ply fibre into yarn. Participants will become familiar with using a spinning wheel, hand carders and various types of wool to create unique yarns for knitting, weaving and more.

Dates: Sunday Nov 4, Saturday Nov 10,
Sundays Nov 18, 25

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $185 (materials included)

Blanket and Afghan Weaves

Students will explore several four and eight shaft weave structures suitable for blankets and afghans in a round robin using table and floor looms.  A variety of materials will be used and instruction on warping with sticky yarns will be included.  Participants will also learn finishing techniques including how to make a plied fringe on the loom, fulling and brushing. Participants will be required to warp the looms before class with materials and drafts provided. Times for this will be arranged by the instructor.   Students  must have completed Beginner 2 weaving or the equivalent to participate. Table looms will be available for a deposit.

Dates: (4 Sundays and 1 Saturday) Nov 4, Nov 10,Nov 18, 25, Dec 2

Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: Diane Kozens

Fee: $315

Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno Felting is the process of combining loose wool fibres with an open weave material to form a textile. In this full day class students, will make an original draping scarf from wool fibres and an assortment of open weave fabrics. We will explore different decorative elements such as the types of fabrics, exotic fibres, and wool. Previous felting experience is not required for this technique. All materials and felting supplies are provided.

Date: Saturday Nov 17,

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $145 (materials included)

Advanced Wet Felting – 3D Sculpture

Join us for a 2-day adventure working with a 3D resist to make a unique felted sculpture. This technique can be used to create bags, backpacks, and sculptural wearables – you are only limited by your imagination!  Basic wet felting is an asset for this class.

Date: Sat & Sun, Dec 8 and 9

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Instructor:  Carolyn Agopsowicz

Fee:  $215

Beginner 1 Weaving

In this six session course, participants will learn to weave on a 4 shaft loom. We will learn weaving vocabulary, how to select materials, design a project, and finish our newly woven cloth.  We will also explore global weaving traditions and discuss sources of inspiration for weavers. After creating a sampler, students will have guidance from the instructor in designing and weaving a unique scarf. This course is an introduction to hand weaving and is also ideal for those looking to refresh their skills. Course fee covers materials for the sampler; students will supply materials for their final project. Looms may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.  No prior weaving experience necessary. Some materials required.

Dates: (6 Saturdays)
January 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315

Viking Knitting

This class will expose you to the basics of Viking Knitting which is an ancient technique of making a chain out of wire.  Create a beautiful silver bracelet to take home with you.  Please bring any jewelry making tools as well as reading glasses or a magnifier on a stand for close work.  

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time 9:30am-3:30 pm ( 6 hours)
Instructor: Lori Zdrill
Fee: $115 (materials included)

Beginner 2 Weaving

Beginner 2 weaving builds on the skills learned in Beginner 1 weaving.  In this six-session  course, students will weave a sampler, experimenting with different weave structures.  After completing the sampler ( which works nicely as a table runner), students will design a project based on their favourite pattern.  Potential project ideas are scarves, table runners, dishtowels, and placemats.  Students will also gain confidence reading a draft, determining sett and choosing materials.  Course fee covers materials for the sampler.  Students will supply materials for their final project.  Loom may be borrowed from the guild with a damage deposit.

Dates: (6 Saturdays)
May 4, 11, 18, 25, June1, 8
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Instructor: Kim McCollum

Fee: $315