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Knitting Class list for Jan to March 2015

Classes coming up: January to March
Two hour classes = $25.00,    Three hour classes = $30.00, others marked Materials are extra unless otherwise indicated

Beginner – Level 101- absolute beginner Novice – Level 102 – Comfortable with the knit stitch, the purl stitch, work basic increases and decreases, and can cast on and cast off Intermediate – Level 103 -
Each class has been labelled with the skill level required to tackle the class. If in doubt about taking a certain class, just ask us and we can let you know more information.
101 knitting – Saturdays – Jan 10 + 17 - 10am to 12pm -  Learn all the basics from A to Z Two sessions -  Learn the basic skills of knitting – casting on, making knit stitches, making purl stitches, combination- knits & purls, stockinette stitch, garter stitch and castng off. Ready to advance? - move on to 102 Learn to Knit in the Round. Patterns: beginner hats, fingerless, boot cuff, baby sweaters, booties Materials: Worsted weight wool yarn Needles: 4.5mm or…

We're Making Mittens - All Canadians need winter mittens!!

We’re Making Mittens

Every Canadian needs mittens- with cables, stripes, thrums, felted, fair isle

Fridays – Nov 7 – Dec 5 from 12pm to 3pm

$25.00 to join the Mitten Club

Save 10% off your yarns used for your club mitten pattern
All patterns are supplied

We will teach you the skills you need so don’t worry about that!!
If you need more help before the next class, you can always drop in on Wednesday afternoons for help!!

If this winter is like last winter – we will need nice warm mittens!!

Please register before the first class

Getting the Best Fit from your Hand knit Socks

Getting the Best Fit from your Hand Knit Socks
I hear this over and over again… My socks fit OK, but the fit could be better
I have a wide foot but a narrow heel… how do I get a good fit?
We are offering the “Sock Secret Weapon to getting the Perfect Fit” Class
Join us on Wednesday November 5, 2014 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
During this 3 hour class: $30.00 + HST (Includes hand-out)

We will discuss fit, measure your feet and design your special fit
The class is limited to 6 participants Payment required at time of registering. You will discover techniques that will make socking knitting so much easier!!

Contact Karen at the shop – email – phone – drop in (Homework and materials list available)

Needle Felting class - fun with fibres!!

Needle Felting a Tea Cosy – Freehand Floral!!

Join Sue Mitchell for 3 hrs of felting fun 
Friday October 31st from 12pm to 3pm
We are so pleased that Sue can come to teach at Grey Heron
She usually winters south offering her felting skills at A Good Yarn in Sarasota
We will be needle felting a floral pattern onto a felt tea cosy
Class cost = $45.00 (fibre supplies extra) – will need felting tools
Only 7 spaces!!  Must pay at time of registration (non refundable)
Check out Sue’s work on her ravelry link:

Grey Heron Fall Retreat weekend info package

Grey Heron Fall Knitting Retreat 

Retreat weekend details
Thursday October 2nd
·Book signing with Megan Goodacre at Grey Heron shop in Collingwood 1:00pm to 3:00pm ·Arrange your transportation to Chantry Breezes in Southampton – Check in after 4:00pm ·Get settled in your room, plan your dinner at an area location- options provided ·7:00pm to 9:00pm – meet the group – gathering front room, bring your current knitting project for show and tell
Friday October 3rd
·Breakfast – 8:00am to 9:00am – dining room Chantry Breezes ·Class – 9:30am to 12:30pm -Knitting with wire and beads - Karen ·Lunch – 12:30pm to 1:30pm – dining room Chantry Breezes ·Class – 1:30pm to 4:30pm - Shawl design - Megan  ·Free time until dinner 4:30pm to 6:00pm – explore Port Elgin – Idiots Guide to Knitting - book review ·6:00pm - Dinner at local restaurant - included
Saturday October 4th
·Morning lakeside walk – 7:30am – try the paved beach walk ·Breakfast - 8:00am to 9:00am – dining room Chantry Breezes

Meet the Artist @ Loft Gallery this weekend