Classes

From beginners to experienced fibre enthusiasts, there is something for you at LITTLE RED MITTEN. Our expert teachers can help you learn to knit, weave, crochet, spin or dabble in other interesting fibre arts while you pick up plenty of tips and ideas to help with future projects. Our goal is to give you the skills and knowledge to help you make wise choices which result in pleasing and successful projects.

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  • Felted Slippers with Louise Class #2
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    November 1, 2019

    In this class, we’ll be making the lovely Duffers by Mindie Tallack to create a comfortable felted slipper that you can make for everyone in your family!

    Louise will walk you through Judy’s Magic Cast-on, as well as knitting the slippers in the round, and finishing them. Then the magic will occur when you felt them to make a comfy, cozy slipper that is perfect to keep for yourself, or to give as a Christmas gift. The pattern used in this class can be purchased in-store.

    Please bring to class: 8.00 mm Needles (DPNs or circular with a 40” cable if you are working in magic loop – please note if you wish to work in magic loop you must already be familiar with this method as it will not be taught in this class), 400m worsted weight feltable yarn.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable knitting and purling

    Cost: $65

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  • Rigid Heddle Weaving 101 with Monika Class #1
    9:30 am-1:00 pm
    November 2, 2019

    In this 7-hour class, you will learn basic weaving terms, how to set up your rigid heddle loom, and weave a scarf as your first project.  Monika will discuss various yarns, finishing, embellishment techniques and how to apply them to a wide range of projects.  Class includes two skeins of The Croft yarn in your choice of colours.

    Some rigid heddle looms are available to rent at an extra cost.

    Prerequisites:  none   Cost: $110 (includes yarn)

  • Magic Loop with Angie
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    November 2, 2019

    Learn how to cast on and work in the round with Magic Loop. This technique is ideal for knitting a small circumference object in the round on one long cable needle—a great option for those who don’t love working with double-pointed needles.  Angie will show you how to cast on, join in the round, and continue working in rounds on a baby  sized Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits.

    Please bring to class: either interchangeable needles with a set of 4.00mm and 5.00mm tips and a 32-40” cable or both a 4.00mm and 5.00mm circular needles with a 32-40” cable length.

    Prerequisites:  comfortable with casting on, knitting and purling   Cost: $50 (yarn provided)

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  • Wet Felted Bowl with Jane
    1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    November 5, 2019

    Let Jane show you how to create a beautiful and unique decorative bowl using a wet felting technique. You will use this simple method to make a bowl that you can give as a handmade gift, or use to hold your notions or odds and ends. This class is perfect for beginner felters, or those who are not familiar with wet felting.

    Please bring to class: a bowl, towel, and scissors. Prerequisites: None. Cost: $60

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  • Entrelac Scarf With Jane Class #1
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    November 7, 2019

    Learn Entrelac while making the beautiful Entrelac Scarf by Allison LoCicero. We will learn how to set up and start the entrelac pattern in the first class, and then learn how to finish the scarf in the second class. Please bring to class: 4.5mm needles, 150g worsted weight yarn (if making in the same yarn as sample, you will need 3 balls of Noro Silk Garden)

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off. Cost: $50

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  • Introduction to Cables with Angie
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    November 8, 2019

    If you’ve been intrigued by the intricate look of cables and would love to learn this popular knitting technique, come and join us for this 3-hour workshop. We will be working swatches with basic cables and learn to read charts and written cable instructions. At the completion of the class, we will discuss some beginner cable patterns you may want to try next!

    Please bring to class: 4.5mm needles (straight or circular), a cable needle, and 50g of worsted weight yarn.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off. Cost: $50

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  • Rigid Heddle Weaving 101 with Monika Class #2
    9:30 am-1:00 pm
    November 9, 2019

    In this 7-hour class, you will learn basic weaving terms, how to set up your rigid heddle loom, and weave a scarf as your first project.  Monika will discuss various yarns, finishing, embellishment techniques and how to apply them to a wide range of projects.  Class includes two skeins of The Croft yarn in your choice of colours.

    Some rigid heddle looms are available to rent at an extra cost.

    Prerequisites:  none   Cost: $110 (includes yarn)

  • Knitting 101 with Louise Class #1
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    November 9, 2019

    This 4-hour class is for absolute beginners or returning knitters who want to learn or review how to knit, purl, cast on and cast off.  We will practice how to fix simple mistakes, recognize incorrect stitch mount, know which way to go when picking up your knitting, create different fabrics using knit and purl…and more.  There will be several choices of projects that you may work on over the class (those supplies will be extra and offered at a 15% discount the first day of class). Three patterns will be included with this class.

    Cost: $100 (includes yarn, needles and reference materials)

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  • Socks From Tubes with Jane
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    November 14, 2019

    Let Jane show you how to add fun heels (and toes) to your socks by adding them to pre-knit (cranked) tubes. With this technique, you can make a pair of socks in no time! Kits for the class that include a sock tube, and contrasting yarn for the heels and toes are available for an additional $20.

    Please bring to class: 2.5mm needles (DPNs or circulars if you prefer to work your socks in magic loop),scissors, a darning needle, and your socks from tubes kit.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with knitting, purling, and decreases.  Cost: $35

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  • Knitting 101 with Louise Class #2
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    November 16, 2019

    This 4-hour class is for absolute beginners or returning knitters who want to learn or review how to knit, purl, cast on and cast off.  We will practice how to fix simple mistakes, recognize incorrect stitch mount, know which way to go when picking up your knitting, create different fabrics using knit and purl…and more.  There will be several choices of projects that you may work on over the class (those supplies will be extra and offered at a 15% discount the first day of class). Three patterns will be included with this class.

    Cost: $100 (includes yarn, needles and reference materials)

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  • Weaver’s Idea Group
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    November 19, 2019

    Want to be inspired with your weaving? Join us for show-and-tell style sharing of everyone’s latest projects as well as a monthly tutorial on a new style, technique, or project. Get great ideas and learn something new with fellow weavers each month! Open to all with weaving experience. Please pre-register.

    Cost: $5

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  • Entrelac Scarf With Jane Class #2
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    November 21, 2019

    Learn Entrelac while making the beautiful Entrelac Scarf by Allison LoCicero. We will learn how to set up and start the entrelac pattern in the first class, and then learn how to finish the scarf in the second class. Please bring to class: 4.5mm needles, 150g worsted weight yarn (if making in the same yarn as sample, you will need 3 balls of Noro Silk Garden)

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off. Cost: $50

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  • Two at a Time Socks with Angie
    9:30 am-12:30 pm
    November 23, 2019

    Do you suffer from ‘second sock syndrome’?  This class will show you how to set yourself up to knit two socks at the same time!  Whether toe up or cuff down, Angie will show you tips and tricks to make your sock knitting more efficient.   In this class we will work baby-sized socks in the Rye pattern by Tin Can Knits.

    Please bring to class: 3.5mm 32-40” circular needle.

    Prerequisites: comfortable with knitting socks and the magic loop method. Cost: $50 (includes yarn)

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  • ARNE & CARLOS – New Nordic – Knitting & Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    November 29, 2019

    New Nordic – Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting

    The Norwegian knitting style focuses on shifting the tensioning of the yarn away from the finger and onto the needle. This is done by minimizing the distance between the yarn, the needle and left index finger. By holding the yarn as close as possible to the needle and picking from the finger you will never have to think about tensioning the yarn correctly, as all you need to do is knit or purl and the tension will come automatically! When you knit the Norwegian way, you will also be able to better relax the muscles in your neck, shoulder, arms and hands. In that sense, Norwegian style knitting is actually much more ergonomic than many other ways of knitting. And finally, there is one more added bonus of knitting the Norwegian way: you will increase the speed of your knitting dramatically! In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of knitting and purling the Norwegian way, as we knit a hat using chunky yarn. The Norwegian purl is particularly fun to learn: Arne always says it is like a dance!

    Class kits must be purchased separately from Little Red Mitten. They will be available shortly, and we will contact participants for kit selection.

    Needles (not included):
    1 circular needle size 6mm / US 10, length 40cm / 16″
    1 set of 5 DPNs size 6mm / US 10

    VERY IMPORTANT note about needles:
    Because you are shifting the tension from the way you hold the yarn and on to the needle, there is nothing you can do to control the tension, as it comes automatically. The only way to get the right tension if you are a loose knitter is to go down a size in needles and if you are a tight knitter you will need to go up a size in needles. Therefore, the specified needle size for this project is for the people who knit to the specified gauge and must be taken with a pinch of salt. If you already know that you knit loosely or tightly, we ask you to consider that when you select the needles to bring this class. Or if you are unsure, just bring needles in a couple of sizes, so we may help you determine the correct size in class.

    Homework: N/A

    Level of knitting proficiency required:

    Some experience in knitting and purling required, participants should know how to knit and purl either as Continental style knitters (“pickers”) or English style knitters (“throwers”). This class is suitable for inexperienced and intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn the Norwegian way to knit.

    Important Note:
    We will be focusing on teaching the Norwegian Knit and Purl so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE & CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.

    Price: $165 Plus Class Kit ($31.50)

    CLICK HERE to register for this class.

    Please Note

    All classes include coffee/tea/water and written class materials.  Class prices do not include yarn or needles.  Class descriptions detail yarn and needle requirements for each class. We are offering yarn kits for each class that can be pre-purchased to ensure you have the specified yarn for your chosen class.  These will be waiting for you at your class.

    Friday and Saturday’s classes will be held at The The Atrium in St. Thomas.  Should you require any special mobility accommodations please let us know in advance and we can work together to find a solution.  Sunday’s lecture and afternoon class will be held at the beautifully-renovated CASO Station in St. Thomas.

    REGISTRATION:  To avoid any discrepancy between online, phone and in-person registrations, registration for the ARNE & CARLOS classes and lecture will be online only.

    Tickets: After your online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by email – this email serves as your ticket. Please bring a printout of this email to your class or lecture. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of your purchase, please contact us at info@littleredmitten.ca and we will resend.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made by email to info@littleredmitten.ca, listing the first and last name the purchase was made under, and the order number. Cancellations will be accepted for full refund until Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at midnight EDT. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after this date, however you may send a friend in your place by emailing info@littleredmitten.ca with the first and last name the purchase was made under, the order number, and the first and last name of the person who will be attending in your stead.

    Waitlist: Once sold out, there will be no waitlist option for the classes and lecture, however after the cancellation deadline has passed we will re-open online registration on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 at 7pm EDT for any vacated spots.

  • ARNE & CARLOS Knitted Birds
    2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    November 29, 2019

    Knitted Birds

    We all deserve a flock of our own!  Learn to knit a covey of feathered friends in this introductory class exploring the basic tenets of the knitted bird, a charming, quiet, and extraordinarily clean species comfortable in all manner of domesticated scenarios.  Scandinavian design superstars ARNE & CARLOS provide expert guidance for intermediate and advanced knitters with an interest in hatching their own handmade avian companions.  You’ll learn the fundamental steps from beak to feet to tail, leaving you well prepared to spread your wings and explore the possibilities all on your own.  In addition, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you how to knit and purl the Norwegian way.  Plus, they’ll share their tips for the easiest method of tensioning yarn correctly to get even stitches and perfect gauge, whether knitting or purling,  And you’ll learn how to read a chart, so you don;t have to rely on the written pattern!  Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn the art of the knitted bird, as well as essential knitting techniques, from the very best in the business.

    Class kits must be purchased separately from Little Red Mitten. They will be available shortly, and we will contact participants for kit selection.

    Needles (not included)
    1 set of DPNs size 3.0mm
    1 crochet hook size 3.0mm

    Very Important note about needles:
    Choosing the right yarn and tools for any project is an essential!  For those participants with little or no experience knitting with double-pointed needles, we strongly recommend bringing wooden or bamboo needles.  Please do not bring metal or carbon needles if you have never used dpns before.

    Homework:  n/a

    Level of knitting proficiency required:
    Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit and purl. This project is suitable for intermediate and advanced knitters.

    Price: $165 Plus Class Kit ($16.00)

    CLICK HERE to register for this class.

    Please Note

    All classes include coffee/tea/water and written class materials.  Class prices do not include yarn or needles.  Class descriptions detail yarn and needle requirements for each class. We are offering yarn kits for each class that can be pre-purchased to ensure you have the specified yarn for your chosen class.  These will be waiting for you at your class.

    Friday and Saturday’s classes will be held at The Atrium in St. Thomas.  Should you require any special mobility accommodations please let us know in advance and we can work together to find a solution.  Sunday’s lecture and afternoon class will be held at the beautifully-renovated CASO Station in St. Thomas.

    REGISTRATION:  To avoid any discrepancy between online, phone and in-person registrations, registration for the ARNE & CARLOS classes and lecture will be online only.

    Tickets: After your online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by email – this email serves as your ticket. Please bring a printout of this email to your class or lecture. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of your purchase, please contact us at info@littleredmitten.ca and we will resend.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made by email to info@littleredmitten.ca, listing the first and last name the purchase was made under, and the order number. Cancellations will be accepted for full refund until Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at midnight EDT. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after this date, however you may send a friend in your place by emailing info@littleredmitten.ca with the first and last name the purchase was made under, the order number, and the first and last name of the person who will be attending in your stead.

    Waitlist: Once sold out, there will be no waitlist option for the classes and lecture, however after the cancellation deadline has passed we will re-open online registration on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 at 7pm EDT for any vacated spots.

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  • ARNE & CARLOS Crocheted Primrose Throw
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    November 30, 2019

    Crocheted Primrose Throw

    Crocheted Primrose Throw

    Step into ARNE & CARLOS’ magical garden, one of their biggest sources of inspiration.  They are obsessed with flowers and the Primrose Throw was inspired by a very old piece of fabric they saw in a Norwegin mountain farm a few years ago.  Primroses are a sure sign of spring; this project is for anyone with plenty of patience and time.  The only “rule” is that the same two colours never meet as they are crocheted together.  Use your leftover yarns and turn them into a beautiful colourful throw.

    What to bring: Leftover yarn in many colours suitable to use with a 3.5mm (US E-4) crochet hook. (For example, a DK weight, 131 yd/120m/50g/1.75oz) We suggest participants bring yarn in 9 colours for this class.

    Hooks (not included):
    Crochet hook 3.5mm (US E-4)

    Level of crochet proficiency required:
    This is a beginner’s class. We can teach all the crochet basics and get the participants started.

    Price: $165
    Optional Class Kit: $60

    CLICK HERE to register for this class.

    Please Note

    All classes include coffee/tea/water and written class materials.  Class prices do not include yarn or needles.  Class descriptions detail yarn and needle requirements for each class. We are offering yarn kits for each class that can be pre-purchased to ensure you have the specified yarn for your chosen class.  These will be waiting for you at your class.

    Friday and Saturday’s classes will be held at The Little Red Mitten in our 2nd floor classroom.  Should you require any special mobility accommodations please let us know in advance and we can work together to find a solution.  Sunday’s lecture and afternoon class will be held at the beautifully-renovated CASO Station in St. Thomas.

    REGISTRATION:  To avoid any discrepancy between online, phone and in-person registrations, registration for the ARNE & CARLOS classes and lecture will be online only.

    Tickets: After your online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by email – this email serves as your ticket. Please bring a printout of this email to your class or lecture. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of your purchase, please contact us at info@littleredmitten.ca and we will resend.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made by email to info@littleredmitten.ca, listing the first and last name the purchase was made under, and the order number. Cancellations will be accepted for full refund until Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at midnight EDT. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after this date, however you may send a friend in your place by emailing info@littleredmitten.ca with the first and last name the purchase was made under, the order number, and the first and last name of the person who will be attending in your stead.

    Waitlist: Once sold out, there will be no waitlist option for the classes and lecture, however after the cancellation deadline has passed we will re-open online registration on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 at 7pm EDT for any vacated spots.

  • ARNE & CARLOS New Nordic Knitting – An Introduction to Norwegian Stranded Colour Work
    2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    November 30, 2019

    New Nordic Knitting – An Introduction to Norwegian Stranded Colour Work

    Norwegian stranded colour work is all about tension. In this class, you will learn the basics of Norwegian style stranded knitting with 2 colours from expert Nordic knitters ARNE & CARLOS, who will show you the easiest and most relaxing way to hold the needles and the yarns, and teach you important techniques and tricks that will help you achieve perfect tension while keeping all of your stitches even and beautiful, in true Norwegian style! We will work with bulky yarn and thick needles and practice our colour work techniques while knitting a hat with the traditional X and O pattern, which is the easiest Norwegian pattern that you could possibly work with. Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced knitter, if you have ever wanted to learn how to knit stranded colour work as it is done in the Norway and the other Nordic countries, by master knitters who come from that part of the world, this is the class for you!

    Class kits must be purchased separately from Little Red Mitten. They will be available shortly, and we will contact participants for kit selection so they can be shipped to you to complete homework before class.

    Needles (not included):
    1 circular needle size 6mm / US 10, length 40cm / 16″
    1 circular needle size 6.5mm / US 10.5, length 40cm / 16″
    1 set of 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) size 6.5mm / US 10.5

    Homework:
    With smaller size circular needle and colour #801 Polar, cast on 64 stitches. Join in the round, and work in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.

    Level of knitting proficiency required:
    Knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is suitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn Norwegian stranded colour work or who want to improve on their colour work skills.

    Important Note:
    We will be focusing on stranded colour work techniques, so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE & CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.

    Price: $165 Plus Class Kit ($44)

    CLICK HERE to register for this class.

    Please Note

    All classes include coffee/tea/water and written class materials.  Class prices do not include yarn or needles.  Class descriptions detail yarn and needle requirements for each class. We are offering yarn kits for each class that can be pre-purchased to ensure you have the specified yarn for your chosen class.  These will be waiting for you at your class.

    Friday and Saturday’s classes will be held at The Atrium in St. Thomas. Should you require any special mobility accommodations please let us know in advance and we can work together to find a solution.  Sunday’s lecture and afternoon class will be held at the beautifully-renovated CASO Station in St. Thomas.

    REGISTRATION:  To avoid any discrepancy between online, phone and in-person registrations, registration for the ARNE & CARLOS classes and lecture will be online only.

    Tickets: After your online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by email – this email serves as your ticket. Please bring a printout of this email to your class or lecture. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of your purchase, please contact us at info@littleredmitten.ca and we will resend.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made by email to info@littleredmitten.ca, listing the first and last name the purchase was made under, and the order number. Cancellations will be accepted for full refund until Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at midnight EDT. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after this date, however you may send a friend in your place by emailing info@littleredmitten.ca with the first and last name the purchase was made under, the order number, and the first and last name of the person who will be attending in your stead.

    Waitlist: Once sold out, there will be no waitlist option for the classes and lecture, however after the cancellation deadline has passed we will re-open online registration on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 at 7pm EDT for any vacated spots.