Schedule

Textured Temptation

Saturdays noon to 5 p.m.

March 4, April 1, 29, May 6, June 3

 

Richly textured fabric is irresistibly touchable. Travelling cables, wandering the surface of a knitted garment, beckon us to follow. Cabled fabric is undeniably alluring, and we must knit it.

In this 5 session, 25 hour program, cables will meander in and out of our fingers while we demystify their overs and unders.

In hours 1 and 2 students will build a cabled sampler scarf, working from charts and symbols, cabling and twisting left and right, working simple and complex crossings, knitting rope, braids, diamonds, honeycomb, serpentine, and bobbles.

In hours 3, 4, and 5 the focus will turn to a cabled class project, a Chunky Cardigan by Norah Gaughan, from the Knitted Cable Sourcebook.  Students are required to purchase the book for the pattern.

Consideration will be given to shaping in a cabled garment, gauge, designing, and aran panels.  Tips on keeping track, and maintaining good tension will also be covered in this richly textured program.

An illustrated 27 page manual will be included in your class fee.  

Students enrolled in a Working Hands Studio Program are also welcome to attend TGIFNK free of charge, while their program runs.

Healthy refreshments and tea will be served all day.

Please email for registration information, yarn suggestions, and course details

 

Learn to Crochet

with Venessa Bentley of Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio
 
my granny stripe
 
Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m.
 
January 12, 26  February 9, 23
 
at Crafty Creations 
778 438 3008
6425 120 St
Delta, BC
(closed Tuesdays)

 

 Thank Goodness It’s Friday Night Knitting!

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Winter Dates: January 20, 27, February 3*, 10, and 17

*February 3 will be a special evening of cutting steeks and picking up for button bands

 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This class is intended to meet your needs as you work through a knitting or crocheting project that you might need some help with.  The class is rich with learning, as so many technique lessons pop up each week!  Working on a different project during each class is a great way to get all you can from this program.  I will share the projects and techniques that I am working on, and there is an extensive library of books and patterns available to inspire you.  I always have some new magazines to share, too.  Come and climb into a cozy chair for the evening!

You may register at a reduced rate if you pre-pay for 3 classes.

Delicious (almost famous) tea will be served. 

Please register by Wednesday each week, if you plan to drop in.  These classes are usually full. tinking@telus.net

 

Knitting a Fair Isle Cardigan in the Traditional Way

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Saturdays from noon to 5 pm October 15, November 12, December 10, January 7, Friday evening February 3, and February 18
 
The art of Shetland Knitting, whether it be traditional lace, or stranded colour work, is rich in history.  Knitters from the islands north of Scotland known as Shetland, deeply value their knitting traditions out of a sense of identity, and because they have relied on their knitting to earn a living.  Fair Isle knitting designs, worked with Shetland Wool, reflect the harsh climate from which they originate.  This is cozy wool knitting, grounded in the detail of the colourwork designs.  This program will take an in-depth look at the steeked cardigan as we knit our way through the beautiful Kate Davies’ design, Ursula.
We’ll begin with a fun but very useful small steeked project to warm our stranding fingers, and build confidence – yes, you can do it!  This program, will include 25 hours of instruction and support, a binder of notes, demonstrations, and plenty of knitting time during and between classes, with email support.  Students must purchase their own Ursula pattern.  A free pattern will be provided for our introductory small project.  Refreshments will be served. Please contact Venessa to register and inquire about project supplies.