Friday, December 18, 2009

January Classes at Passionknit!

January Classes at Passionknit
3355 Yonge St. 416-322-0688

For pictures of each project, please check out:

Learn to Knit on Four Needles – Cabled Wrist Warmers
Don’t be scared! It’s easy and fun! Knitting on four needles allows you to make all sorts of small items in the round. In this class we will be making wrist warmers on 4 needles with a cable technique using beautiful Mirasol yarns. Please know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. (Pinchy)
$30 plus materials.
Tuesday January 5, 7 – 9pm

Learn Entrelac – Make a Headband!
If you’re interested enterlac, this is the class for you! We will be knitting a groovy winter ear warmer that will help perfect your technique. This project is the perfect size for your TTC knitting bag and will certainly jazz up your winter wardrobe. Please know how to knit, purl, pick up stitches and read a pattern. (Pinchy)
$30 plus materials.
Wednesday January 6, 7 – 9pm or
Monday January 25, 11 am – 1pm

Short Row Technique – Vintage Style Hat
This beautiful vintage style hat can be made in several yarns and is a wonderful fashion statement! Short rows are very important in shaping a garment, working heels in socks as well as a great exercise in developing your dexterity. In addition to learning short rows, this is a wonderfully exciting project to hone your pattern reading skills. Please know how to cast on, knit, purl, read a basic pattern and bind off. (Pinchy)
$30 plus materials.
Monday January 11, 11am – 1pm or
Thursday January 14, 7 – 9pm

Finishing 101 – Blocking, Weaving In Ends
This class is designed to set you on the path to finishing your hand made garments. We will give you a peek into the craft of finishing. We will demo and go over blocking techniques and how to make a blocking area at home, talk about various fibres and stitches and demo weaving in ends. Participants will go home with handouts and tips galore! This is a great class for beginners or advanced knitters who want tips and ideas for finishing your special creations. No materials are needed for this class, however, participants may want to bring a notebook. Handouts are included. (Peachy)
$30 handouts included.
Thursday January 21, 7 – 9pm

Beginner Lace – Pretty Cowl
If you are interested in learning how to knit lace and read charts – this is a perfect class for you! This is a simple cowl made out of beautiful hand painted Koigu yarn. You will learn all the basics of lace knitting and reading a lace pattern. Please know how to knit in the round and read a pattern. (Pinchy)
$30 plus materials.
Tuesday January 26, 7 – 9pm

Passionknit Stitchers’ Night
This is a special night out for our Passionknit customers to come and socialize.
Come join us to “unwind” the last Wednesday evening of every month for a fun knitting night. Come and let our array of amazing new yarns and patterns inspire and push your knitting and crochet to the next level.
The last Wednesday of every month from 7pm – 9pm (Free)

Registration Information:
We keep classes small in order to be able to spend one-on-one time with each student. Please register in advance either by coming into the shop or calling us. Payment in full for the class is due upon registration, please check your schedule and class description carefully, registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. We also do not offer make up classes.

If you must cancel a class you have registered for, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance, we will issue you a credit toward another class.

Two-hour classes are $30, which is for the class only. Materials and applicable taxes will be in addition unless otherwise noted. If a class does not run due to lack of interest, you will be refunded in full.

A 10% reduction on materials costs is offered once you are registered. You may pick out your materials anytime after registration.

Doors will open 15 minutes before class and class will start promptly at the stated time, please be on time.

We also welcome suggestions for class ideas – just send us an email or give us a call!

For up-dates on Passionknit events and classes please join our mailing list by calling or emailing us.

Class Rating:
Peachy = Easy
Pinchy = Medium
Persnickety = Difficult

Alisa McRonald, Fibre Arts Teacher
My love of the fibre and textile arts came as soon as I was old enough to sit on my mother’s lap at her sewing machine.

I have been fortunate enough to exhibit my work at galleries and shops in New York, Los Angeles, Asia, England and Canada. It was in the late 1990’s when my work as an artist became solely fibre based.

My interest in hand spinning came first from my love of animals and wanting to learn about yarn production from start to finish. I was able to gain hands-on experience during a two year internship at a small fibre mill / angora goat farm in Elora, Onatrio. During this time, my fibre knowledge was expanded exponentially.

I have been teaching fibre arts classes to both children and adults for several years and I am excited to bring my teaching skills and fibre knowledge to Passionknit. I feel fortunate to be working with a group of people who are amazing knitters and believe in helping people with their endeavors.

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