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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  • Rigid Heddle Weaving 101 with Monika – Class#1
    5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    January 10, 2020

    Friday January 10th & 17th,  5:30pm to 9:00pm (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.

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  • Knitting 101 with Louise – Class #1
    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    January 11, 2020

    Saturday, January 11th & 18th, 10am – 12pm  (4 hours)

    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)

    Click here to Register

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  • Colour & Weave Tea Towels with Linda – Class #1
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm
    January 16, 2020

    Thursday, January 16th, 1-3:30pm & January 23rd, 1-4:30pm (6 hours)

    Learn how colour and weave effects produce “patterns” in plain weave on your rigid heddle loom.  Then use what you have learned to design and weave a set of tea towels.

    Please bring to class: Paper and pen for first class (You will not need to bring your loom until second class). For second class you will need a rigid heddle loom with a 10dpi heddle.
    Prerequisites:  must be very comfortable with warping and weaving

    Cost: $90 (includes 2 cones of 2/8 cotton)

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  • Design Your Own Hat and Cowl with Jane – Class #1
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    January 16, 2020

    Thursday, January 16th & 23rd, 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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  • Mitered Square Heart with Sharon
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    January 17, 2020

    Friday, January 17th, 1-4pm (3 hours)

    Learn a new technique or upgrade your mitered square knowledge with this cute Heart Sachet.  The perfect size to tuck into a drawer or suitcase or as a small token for Valentine’s Day.  The sachet is worked with joining squares completed in sequence so that no sewing is required and then stuffed with your favourite scent.  Join us for this fabulous class!

    Please bring to class: 2.5mm or 2.75mm DPN or circular needles (no longer than 16”), 50g of fingering weight yarn (amount will make several hearts), removable stitch markers, scissors, paper, and a pen.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with knitting, purling, and decreasing.

    Cost:  $50

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  • Rigid Heddle Weaving 101 with Monika – Class#2
    5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    January 17, 2020

    Friday January 10th & 17th,  5:30pm to 9:00pm (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.

  • Introduction to Cables with Angie
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    January 17, 2020

    Friday, January 17th, 6:30-8:30pm (2 hours)

    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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  • Knitting 101 with Louise – Class #2
    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    January 18, 2020

    Saturday, January 11th & 18th, 10am – 12pm  (4 hours)

    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)

    Click here to Register

  • Crochet 101 with Sharon
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    January 18, 2020

    Saturday, January 18th, 10am – 1pm (3 hours)
    Join us for this learn to crochet class and you’ll be crocheting in no time!  Crochet 101 will introduce you to the basic stitches of crochet (chain, single and double crochet and increasing and decreasing) while working row-on-row, as well as the language of crochet.

    Prerequisites:  none

    Cost: $50 (includes hook, yarn)

    Click here to Register

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  • Weaver’s Idea Group with Linda
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    January 21, 2020

    Tuesday January 21st, 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.

    Please pre-register.

    Cost: $5

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  • Colour & Weave Tea Towels with Linda – Class #2
    1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    January 23, 2020

    Thursday, January 16th, 1-3:30pm & January 23rd, 1-4:30pm (6 hours)

    Learn how colour and weave effects produce “patterns” in plain weave on your rigid heddle loom.  Then use what you have learned to design and weave a set of tea towels.

    Please bring to class: Paper and pen for first class (You will not need to bring your loom until second class). For second class you will need a rigid heddle loom with a 10dpi heddle.
    Prerequisites:  must be very comfortable with warping and weaving

    Cost: $90 (includes 2 cones of 2/8 cotton)

    Click here to Register

  • Design Your Own Hat and Cowl with Jane – Class #2
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    January 23, 2020

    Thursday, January 16th & 23rd, 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

    Click Here to Register

  • Types of Seams with Katrina
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    January 23, 2020

    Thursday, January 23rd, 6-8pm (2 hours)

    As we all know, 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. In this class we’ll seam together the Gingersnap sweater by Kristen Rettig, which contains horizontal seams (shoulders), vertical seams (sides), and a combination of the two creating a perpendicular seam (attaching the sleeve). When you sign up for this class, you will receive homework instructions to knit and block the components of the baby sweater so that we can focus on seaming during the class.

    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

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  • Double Weave Basics with Linda
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    January 24, 2020

    Friday, January 24th, 10am-4pm (6 hours)

    Learn to warp your loom using two heddles to weave two layers at the same time.  These can be two separate layers, two layers joined at one side to produce a fabric twice the width, or two layers joined at both sides to produce a tube (great for weaving bags). Project ideas, pattern for a hanging shuttle holder, and tips for successful double weave included.

    Prerequisite: Weaving 101 or comfortable with weaving techniques

    Requirements: Loom with double heddle attachment and two 10dpi heddles,  2 colours of 4/8 cotton.

    Cost: $55

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  • Introduction to Magic Loop with Angie
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    January 24, 2020

    Friday, January 24th, 1 – 4pm (3 hours)
    Learn how to cast on and work in the round with Magic Loop knitting. 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 hat.

    Prerequisites:  comfortable with casting on, knitting and purling

    Please bring to class:  4mm and 5mm circular needles with 32-40” cables (if you only have one of those sizes, it will work just to bring one size)

    Cost: $50 (yarn provided)

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  • Introduction to Brioche with Louise
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    January 25, 2020

    Saturday, January 25th, 10am – 1pm (3 hours)

    In these two 2-hour classes, you will learn the basics of flat brioche knitting. We will start with the brioche knit stitch and the brioche purl stitch, and learn a simple increase and decrease in both one and two colours. We will then tackle fixing common mistakes. You will learn all the skills needed to knit 2 pairs of brioche fingerless mitts. The first pair will be knit in one colour brioche and the second in two colour brioche.

    Requirements: Proficiency in knitting and purling. Please bring 2 contrasting colours of worsted weight yarn and a 4.00 mm circular needle in any length.

    Cost: $50

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  • Needlefelt a Dragon with Jane
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    January 25, 2020

    Saturday, January 25th, 1-4pm (3 hours)

    This little creature has gotten lots of attention hanging out in our shop! Now you can create your own fire breathing friend to bring home with you!

    All materials supplied for this class.

    Prerequisites: None  Cost: $65

    Click here to Register

  • Intro to Steeks with Pam
    1:30 pm-3:30 pm
    January 25, 2020

    Saturday, January 25th, 1:30 – 3:30pm (2 hours)

    Does steeking intimidate you?  Then do it with friends!  Join us in the Intro to Steeking class where we walk through the process of a crochet reinforced steek on a colour work cup cozy.  Low stakes on a cup cozy with a high reward of a new skill in your knitting toolbox. You will receive homework instructions for a colour work cup cozy when you sign up for class.

    Please bring to class: completed homework, contrasting yarn in the same weight that you used for your homework, knitting needles used to complete homework, a crochet hook that is reasonable for the weight of yarn chosen, and a sharp pair of scissors suitable for use with yarn.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with knitting in the round and colour work to complete the homework swatch.

    Cost: $50

    Click here to Register

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