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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  • Lecture – The World of Arne & Carlos
    10:00 am-12:30 pm
    December 1, 2019

    Lecture – The World of ARNE & CARLOS

    Scandinavian design superstars ARNE & CARLOS have gained a passionate international following not only through their work with well-known names such as Comme des Garçons, Urban Outfitters, Dale of Norway, Regia, and Rowan, but also their nine bestselling instructional books and numerous online tutorials. It is in their books and videos that we are warmly welcomed into their vibrant, colourful, creative world, which is based in a renovated train station in the Valdres region of Norway, north of Oslo. Here we see glimpses of the eclectic collections of memorabilia, the rich variety of materials and patterns, the natural elements outside and homey comforts of inside that spark their ever-active imaginations. These are the sources of their hugely popular handcraft designs, which reflect their enthusiasm for finding new ways to value the old, as well as their commitment to developing innovative ideas that are wholly their own. In this engaging lecture, ARNE & CARLOS speak frankly about the way they live, and how every one of us can be inspired by the everyday things that surround us. Learn how to create fabulous, unique knitting and crochet designs, as well as other projects, using their unique lifestyle techniques, and walk away feeling energized and finally ready to bring your own original ideas to life.

    Price: $40

    Books will be available for pre-purchase.

    CLICK HERE to register for this lecture.

    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.

  • ARNE & CARLOS – New Nordic Christmas Ball “The Squirrel”
    2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    December 1, 2019

    New Nordic Christmas Ball “The Squirrel”

    Christmas is a special time for those who live in the north.  Winters are dark and cold, so people spend a lot of time sitting by the warm stove with some handwork.  ARNE & CARLOS have a particular weakness for that time of year.  With techniques, patterns, and sources of inspiration fondly shared by the designers,  ARNE & CARLOS will outright charm you!  Their knitting antics are the perfect recipe for holiday decor that is colourful and festive, whatever your skill level.

    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 (no purling in this class). This project is suitable for inexperienced, intermediate and advanced knitters.

    Price: $165 Plus Class Kit  ($30)

    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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  • CANCELLED – Two-at-a-Time Mittens with Angie
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    December 6, 2019

    TAAT Mittens

    This event has been cancelled

    Friday, December 6, 6-8:30pm (2.5 hours)

    Is it always a chore to get your second mitten finished to give you a nice, warm pair? In this class, Angie will show you how to set yourself up to knit two mittens 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 mittens in the World’s Simplest Mittens pattern by Tin Can Knits.

    Please bring to class: 3.75mm and 4.5mm 32-40” circular needles.

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

    Cost: $50 (includes yarn)

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  • Fairisle Christmas Ornament with Katrina
    9:30 am-12:30 pm
    December 7, 2019

    Saturday, December 7, 9:30am-12:30pm (3 hours)

    Learn the basics of stranded knitting while making an intricate looking Christmas ornament that is deceptively easy to knit! Whether you are new to stranded colourwork and want to start with a small project or have knit stranded colourwork before and want to enhance your skills, this class is for you.
    In this class you will learn to read a colourwork chart, keep even float tension, and manage your dominant colour, all while knitting in the round. Join us to explore the fun of knitting stranded colourwork by creating your own two colour Christmas ornament.

    Please bring to class: 3.5mm DPN needles, scissors, stitch markers and a darning needle. Bring needles made from a grippy material if you aren’t used to using DPNs. Go down a size (3.25mm) if you are a loose knitter or up a size (3.75mm) of you are a tight knitter.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with knitting, purling, decreases, and working in the round.  

    Cost: $50 (includes yarn)

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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