Classes

Classes - Spring 2020

Bring Your Photos to Life! Rug Hooking with Yarn

Using your own photo you will learn to look at the world differently in order to find inspiration for rug designs in unexpected places.  In this workshop we will go through the entire design process in-depth:  from finding and editing a composition, getting your design on backing, basic rules of art, colour planning, values and shading, choosing the best yarns to work with and how to rug hook, and ideas for finishing your piece.  Students will apply what they have learned to their own 5” x 7” hooked work of art that can be based on anything from landscapes, close-ups, architecture or abstract design.  This information packed class emphasizes fun, creativity and artistic freedom!

No previous rug hooking experience is necessary.

Cost:  $100.00.  This includes the class fee and materials (see below)

Materials:  Students will be provided with linen backing, handouts and yarn.  A hook and a hoop will be provided for use for the duration of the class and will then be returned to the instructor.  Hooks will be available for purchase from the instructor at an additional cost if you would like to purchase your own.  Additional yarns can be purchased from Wool n Things during the class if students wish.

Dates:  Saturday, March 28th, 2020  from 10:30am-4:00pm

Contact:  For more information or to register, you can contact Karen D. Miller directly (not the store) by email at marzipanroad@bell.net or phone 613-715-2676.  A deposit of $25.00 will be required on registration with the balance due at the class.  The deposit is non-refundable other than in the event of the instructor having to cancel the class.

There is a minimum of 3 students required to run this class.

About Karen D. Miller

Karen has been a hooked fibre artist for twelve years and has been teaching various rug hooking workshops to both adults and children for the past five years.  Her work has been exhibited and won awards at a number of venues across Canada and the United States, and has been in publications in North America, Europe and Australia.  Her first book, “Eyes Open to the World:  Memories of Travel in Wool” was published by Ampry Publishing in November, 2019.

www.karendmillerstudio.com

 


Learn to Knit

If you have always envied people who can knit, these are the classes for you. Learn the basics of knitting – to cast on, knit, purl, fix mistakes, cast off, read patterns & weave in ends. We will knit small items that can be used later as potholders or coasters. Three classes of two hours each.

Prerequisite: None.
Cost: $70 + supplies
Location: Wool N’ Things, 1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20, Upstairs, Orleans
Dates: Monday, March 30th, April 6th & April 13th

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Level: Non-knitters, beginners

You will need to bring:

1 set of 5mm single pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

1 ball Aztek, Northern or similar yarn, must be purchased at Wool N’ Things

1 set of 5mm single pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Pen or pencil & paper

To register contact Sherry at sherry.dryden@gmail.com or call 343-999-6555


Learn to Knit

If you have always envied people who can knit, these are the classes for you. Learn the basics of knitting – to cast on, knit, purl, fix mistakes, cast off, read patterns & weave in ends. We will knit small items that can be used later as potholders or coasters. Three classes of two hours each.

Prerequisite: None.
Cost: $70 + supplies
Location: Wool N’ Things, 1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20, Upstairs, Orleans
Dates: Saturday, April 4th, 11th & 18th
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Level: Non-knitters, beginners

You will need to bring:

1 set of 5mm single pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

1 ball Aztek, Northern or similar yarn, must be purchased at Wool N’ Things

1 set of 5mm single pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Pen or pencil & paper

 

To register contact Sherry at sherry.dryden@gmail.com or call 343-999-6555

A minimum of 2 students is required to run a course. A maximum of 6 will be accepted. Course fees are non-refundable other than in the event of our having to cancel the course.


Knit a Sample Cuff Down Sock

This sock may look strange but it will include the skills needed to knit socks.  Learn terms in a pattern, to increase, decrease & pick up stitches, so that you can follow a pattern to complete a sock on your own.


Prerequisite: Must be able to cast on, knit in the round.
Cost: $25 + supplies
Location: Wool N’ Things, 1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20, Upstairs, Orleans
Date: Friday, February 28th, 9:30 am – 12:00
Level: Intermediate

You will need to bring:

1 ball of Aztek worsted, Northern or equivalent yarn. (must be purchased at Wool N’ Things

1 set of 4, 4mm double pointed needles,

Scissors,

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Pen or pencil & paper

To register contact Sherry Dryden at sherry.dryden@gmail.com or call 343-999-6555.
A minimum of 2 students is required to run a course.  A maximum of 5 will be accepted. Course fees are non-refundable other than in the event of our having to cancel the course.


Knit a Sample Cuff Down Sock

This sock may look strange but it will include the skills needed to knit socks.  Learn terms in a pattern, to increase, decrease & pick up stitches, so that you can follow a pattern to complete a sock on your own.


Prerequisite: Must be able to cast on, knit in the round.
Cost: $25 + supplies
Location: Wool N’ Things, 1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20, Upstairs, Orleans
Date: Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 am – 12:30
Level: Intermediate

You will need to bring:

1 ball of Aztek worsted, Northern or equivalent yarn. (must be purchased at Wool N’ Things

1 set of 4, 4mm double pointed needles,

Scissors,

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Pen or pencil & paper

To register contact Sherry Dryden at sherry.dryden@gmail.com or call 343-999-6555.
A minimum of 2 students is required to run a course.  A maximum of 5 will be accepted. Course fees are non-refundable other than in the event of our having to cancel the course.

 


Intermediate Knitting

Do you know the basics of knitting, but haven’t advanced beyond a dishcloth or a scarf, this is the course to take you to the next level. You will learn to knit in the round, do cable stitch & practice increasing & decreasing. Three classes of two hours each.

Prerequisite: Know the basics of knitting … cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease.
Cost: $70 + supplies
Location: Wool N’ Things, 1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20, Upstairs, Orleans
Dates: Friday, April 20th, 27th & May 4th
Time: 12:30  – 2:30 pm
Level: Intermediate

You will need to bring:

1 set of 4 5mm double pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

1 circular needle, 5 mm

1 ball Aztek, Northern or similar yarn, must be purchased at Wool N’ Things

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Pen or pencil & paper

To register contact Sherry at sherry.dryden@gmail.com or call 343-999-6555

A minimum of 2 students is required to run a course. A maximum of 6 will be accepted. Course fees are non-refundable other than in the event of our having to cancel the course.


 

Intermediate Knitting

Do you know the basics of knitting, but haven’t advanced beyond a dishcloth or a scarf, this is the course to take you to the next level. You will learn to knit in the round, do cable stitch & practice increasing & decreasing. Three classes of two hours each.

Prerequisite: Know the basics of knitting … cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease.
Cost: $70 + supplies
Location: Wool N’ Things, 1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20, Upstairs, Orleans
Dates: Saturday, April 25th, May 2nd & 9th
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Level: Intermediate

You will need to bring:

1 set of 4 5mm double pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

1 circular needle, 5 mm

1 ball Aztek, Northern or similar yarn, must be purchased at Wool N’ Things

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Pen or pencil & paper

 

To register contact Sherry at sherry.dryden@gmail.com or call 343-999-6555

A minimum of 2 students is required to run a course. A maximum of 6 will be accepted. Course fees are non-refundable other than in the event of our having to cancel the course.

 


A minimum of 2 students is required to run a course. A maximum of 6 will be accepted. Course fees are non-refundable other than in the event of our having to cancel the course.