an holistic program for fibre lovers who want to learn to spin or build skill and technique in a well-equipped studio – the programs cover spinning technique, wheel maintenance, fibre studies, drop spindling, yarn design, project ideas, and dye pots during the outdoor summer programs - lessons are individualized to meet each student’s needs – please bring your own wheel and equipment, or inquire about renting a wheel
beginner and intermediate classes, flexible start dates, individualized programs, support to work through challenging projects
looms are available for you to use in the studio or you may bring your own portable loom
Crochet is a simple, exciting craft that provides limitless freedom to experiment, even when you are a beginner. This introductory program will guide beginners through the basics needed to gain confidence and skill. Each week students will learn a new crochet technique while working on small interesting projects.
Students are encouraged to build a personal reference journal with samples, inspiration, and project ideas to work on later in the course.
Intermediate Crochet ~ and now for the interesting textured fabrics . . . . . Build on your basic crochet skills by learning two new stitches each week following crochet symbol charts. This is a great way to build a resource book of stitch patterns with samples to use in future projects.
Savvy Stitching and Fashion Embroidery – beginner and intermediate programs for youth and adults
Learn to Embroider in The Sampler Program during July and August. You will be introduced to a variety of embroidery stitches while working on a stitch sampler and small interesting projects.
Hand Sewing programs are available for youth and adults. Please email Venessa for more information.
Cancellations, Missed Classes, and Refunds
The Working Hands Fibre Arts studio is small, so classes are limited in size. Payment is required to register and have your name on the class list. Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the start date of the class, in order to receive a credit, which may be applied to a future class. Make up classes can be provided for the duration of your program only, when available. Students who must miss a class are encouraged to email for missed notes. Classes start on time and the door opens 15 minutes before classes begin for you to arrive early and prepare.