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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  • Learn to Spin on a Drop Spindle with Jane
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 6, 2020

    Thursday, February 6thth, 6-8pm (2 hours)

    In this 2-hour class, you will take your first steps into the art of spinning fibre.  Jane will teach you about drop spindles, fibre, drafting, spinning and plying.  Why buy yarn when you can make it yourself?

    Prerequisites: none

    Cost: $40 (includes fibre and use of spindle)

    Click HERE to Register

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  • Two at a Time Socks with Angie – Class # 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    February 7, 2020

    Friday, February 7th & 21st  6:30 – 8:30pm (4 hours)

    Is it always a chore to get your second sock finished? In this class, Angie will show you how to set yourself up to knit two socks at the same time!  Angie will show you tips and tricks to make your mitten knitting more efficient.   In this class we will work baby-sized socks in the Rye pattern by Tin Can Knits.

    Please bring to class: 3.75mm and 3.25mm 32-40” circular needles.

    Prerequisites: comfortable with knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and the magic loop method.

    Cost: $50 (includes yarn)

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  • Design Your Own Hat and Cowl With Jane – Class #1
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 13, 2020

    Design Your Own Hat and Cowl with Jane (2 Classes)

    Thursday, February 13th & 27th, 6-8pm (4 hours)

    Do you have a problem finding the perfect pattern? Have you always wanted to design something of your own but have been too nervous to take on the task? Let Jane help you create the perfect hat and cowl with your own designs in this class!

    Please bring to class: Paper, pen, 100g of either fingering or DK weight yarn and appropriate needles.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with basic knitting techniques.

    Cost: $70

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  • Learn to Knit Socks with Louise – Class #1
    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    February 15, 2020

    Learn to Knit Socks with Louise (3 Classes)

    Saturday, February 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 10am – 12pm (6 hours)
    It’s something that every new knitter aspires to – knitting socks!   You’ll learn all the steps to making simple yet lovely socks from casting on and how to hold your double pointed needles, to turning the heels and doing the Kitchener stitch to close your toes.  Socks aren’t difficult, but there are lots of tricks and tips that make the experience fun and stress free!

    Prerequisites:  very comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling and working in the round

    Cost: $100 (includes needles and yarn)

  • Anniversary Celebration
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    February 15, 2020

    We’re celebrating another year of the wonderful community that is Little Red Mitten! With special offers and of course cake, who would want to miss this gathering?

  • Pick Up Weaving with Linda
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    February 15, 2020

    Saturday, February 15th, 1-4 pm (3 hours)

    This class is the logical next step for new weavers! Learn to expand the possibilities of your loom by learning to use a pick-up stick (or two) to produce lacy weaves, windowpane, honeycomb, etc.  Learn to read pick-up patterns and explore how to use warp and weft floats in creative ways.  Please ask for loom set up directions ahead of the class.

    Prerequisites:  Weaving 101 or comfortable with basic weaving techniques.

    Requirements:  Loom with 7.5 dpi heddle, 2 colours of dishcloth cotton warped on your loom.

    Cost: $50 (students to supply materials)

    Click HERE to Register

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  • Weaver’s Idea Group
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 18, 2020

    Tuesday February 18th,  6:00pm to 8:00pm (2 hours)

    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.

    Cost: $5

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  • I’ve Got These Sweater Pieces, Now What? (Learn to Seam) with Katrina
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 20, 2020

    Thursday, February 20th,  6-8pm (2 hours)

    Not all sweater designs can be created seamlessly. Some styles require seams and while it adds an extra step to finishing, seams can provide clothing with the strength and structure needed to keep its shape for years of wearing and washing. Seams can seem daunting (hah!) but they don’t have to be. Learn 3 basic seaming techniques that will give you the foundation you need to start making seamed/pieced sweaters.

    You can either work along with the instructor and have a finished baby sweater at the end of class, or work with 4”x4” swatches.

    We will learn horizontal seams (used for shoulders), vertical seams (used for sweater sides), and combining the two for a perpendicular seam (used for attaching the sleeve).

    Please bring to class: Completed knitted and blocked homework, a few extra yards of the yarn used to knit the sweater, a blunt darning needle, scissors, and locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins.

    Prerequisites: Must be familiar with knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and changing colours. Cost: $50

     

    Homework:

    What you’ll need: 

    ·   Three pieces of the “Gingersnap” baby cardigan by Kristen Rettig, knit and blocked or two to four 4″ x 4″ knit swatches with

    ·  A few yards of extra yarn (the same yarn used to make the sweater or a contrasting colour if you are using swatches)

    ·  Blunt darning needle

    ·  Scissors

    ·  Locking stitch markers or coiless safety pins

    Homework: 

    Option 1: Knit at least three pieces of the “Gingersnap” cardigan by Kristen Rettig and gently block them. Only weave in the ends from colour changes, leave the yarn tails from the cast on and bind off from each piece. You’ll need at least three pieces (the back, the solid front (right front) and the striped sleeve.

    Option 2: Knit two to four 4” by 4” swatches in stockinette with worsted weight yarn. Do not add any extra borders. Gently block the swatches.

    Pattern (free on Ravelry): 

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gingersnap-2

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  • Two at a Time Socks with Angie – Class # 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    February 21, 2020

    Friday, February 7th & 21st  6:30 – 8:30pm (4 hours)

    Is it always a chore to get your second sock finished? In this class, Angie will show you how to set yourself up to knit two socks at the same time!  Angie will show you tips and tricks to make your mitten knitting more efficient.   In this class we will work baby-sized socks in the Rye pattern by Tin Can Knits.

    Please bring to class: 3.75mm and 3.25mm 32-40” circular needles.

    Prerequisites: comfortable with knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and the magic loop method.

    Cost: $50 (includes yarn)

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  • Weaving 101 with Monika (Class #1)
    9:30 am-1:30 pm
    February 22, 2020

    Rigid Heddle Weaving 101with Monika (2 Classes)

    Saturday, February 22nd & 29th, 9:30am – 1pm (7 hours)
    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.  Some rigid heddle looms are available to rent at an extra cost.

    Prerequisites:  none  

    Cost: $110 (includes yarn)

    Click HERE to Register

  • Learn to Knit Socks with Louise – Class #2
    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    February 22, 2020

    Learn to Knit Socks with Louise (3 Classes)

    Saturday, February 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 10am – 12pm (6 hours)
    It’s something that every new knitter aspires to – knitting socks!   You’ll learn all the steps to making simple yet lovely socks from casting on and how to hold your double pointed needles, to turning the heels and doing the Kitchener stitch to close your toes.  Socks aren’t difficult, but there are lots of tricks and tips that make the experience fun and stress free!

    Prerequisites:  very comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling and working in the round

    Cost: $100 (includes needles and yarn)

  • SOLD OUT – 2D Portrait Felting with Jane
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    February 22, 2020

    2D Felted Portrait

    Saturday, February 22nd, 1-4pm

    Do you have a great picture of a favourite person or animal that you’d love to recreate in an exciting new way? Jane will show you how to turn your picture into a stunning piece of art with A 2 dimensional needlefelting technique.

    Please bring to class: A clear picture of the face you would like to needlefelt. Fibre, needle & pre-felt will be provided.

    Cost: $65

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  • Design Your Own Hat and Cowl With Jane – Class #2
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    February 27, 2020

    Design Your Own Hat and Cowl with Jane (2 Classes)

    Thursday, February 13th & 27th, 6-8pm (4 hours)

    Do you have a problem finding the perfect pattern? Have you always wanted to design something of your own but have been too nervous to take on the task? Let Jane help you create the perfect hat and cowl with your own designs in this class!

    Please bring to class: Paper, pen, 100g of either fingering or DK weight yarn and appropriate needles.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with basic knitting techniques.

    Cost: $70

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  • Weaving 101 with Monika (Class #2)
    9:30 am-1:30 pm
    February 29, 2020

    Rigid Heddle Weaving 101with Monika (2 Classes)

    Saturday, February 22nd & 29th, 9:30am – 1pm (7 hours)
    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.  Some rigid heddle looms are available to rent at an extra cost.

    Prerequisites:  none  

    Cost: $110 (includes yarn)

    Click HERE to Register

  • Learn to Knit Socks with Louise – Class #3
    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    February 29, 2020

    Learn to Knit Socks with Louise (3 Classes)

    Saturday, February 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 10am – 12pm (6 hours)
    It’s something that every new knitter aspires to – knitting socks!   You’ll learn all the steps to making simple yet lovely socks from casting on and how to hold your double pointed needles, to turning the heels and doing the Kitchener stitch to close your toes.  Socks aren’t difficult, but there are lots of tricks and tips that make the experience fun and stress free!

    Prerequisites:  very comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling and working in the round

    Cost: $100 (includes needles and yarn)

  • Songbird Fibres Trunk Show
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    February 29, 2020

    Come on in and visit Vicki to see the beautiful fibres and yarns she’s created with inspiration from her love of birds and bird watching!

Please call for class registration