Friday, May 20, 2011

June Classes!

June's going to be a busy month for me! Tamaralda and I are giving a talk on Wednesday June 15 at 7:30pm for the Downtown Knit Collective. We are speaking about our experiences with our knitted and crocheted skirt addiction!

I'm also the new Membership and Promotions person for the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners. If anyone is interested in learning more about the OHS please get in touch! I'll be posting lots about what the OHS is up to over the next several months.

Here are the classes I'm teaching at Passionknit in June. Please call 426-322-0688 for more information or to register.

Sock Knitting!
This is a two-part class where students will learn the basics of sock knitting. We will be working on four needles from the cuff down. Please know how to work on 5 needles, read a pattern, cast on/off and be available for both classes. (Pinchy) Wed. June 8 AND Wed. June 22, 7 – 9 pm. $50 For both classes; materials additional.*

Knit a Toy – Monster Madness!
This class is going to be a fun one! We will be working on making one of Rebecca Danger’s Monster Chunks (check out her patterns on Ravelry)!
This cute toy is a great way to use up leftover yarn and learn many techniques. We will learn to decrease, pick-up stitches and grafting. Please know how to knit with 4 needles and follow a pattern. Please bring Aran weight or heavier leftover yarn (approx. 100yds) and DPNs a few sizes smaller than recommended for your yarn. (Pinchy) Thurs. June 9, 7 – 9pm
OR Thurs. June 23, 7 – 9pm. $35 includes: stuffing, eyes, felt and glue. *

Colour Class!
Does colour intimidate you? Does colour theory bore you? If you want to let loose and learn how to build a colour palette that works for YOU – this is the class you’ve been waiting for. Participants will be asked to bring in an image that inspires them through colour – it could be a photo of a sunset, an image from a magazine, a favorite piece of art… During the class we will discuss why the image works and build a usable palate that the participant can take with them. Colour will be demystified through creativity and fun! (Peachy) Thurs. June 16, 7 – 9pm OR Thurs. June 30, 7 – 9pm. $30*

Absolute Beginner Knitting
If you are interested in learning the basics of knitting this is the class for you! This class is for those of you who have never knit before and want to get started. We will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch and how to cast-on. We will talk about different ways of knitting as well as knitting terminology. (Peachy) Wed. June 29, 7 – 9pm. $30 plus materials.*

*Please bring your knitting tool kit to class:
Needles, stitch markers, scissors, note pad, etc. Also, please roll any skeins into balls before class!

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