The Wool Emporium Tuesday, August 22, 2017    
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Class Requirements
Each class has a specific list of equipment and/or knitting pieces that you need to bring with you. You will be supplied with this list at registration.

Class Registration
Because we often have waiting lists for the classes, we require tuition to be paid when you register. You may register in person or over the phone with a credit card. For more information or if you have any question or comments please click here and use our online form.

Refund Policy
Refunds will be offered only under the following conditions:
  • Class cancellation by instructor (full refund)
  • If withdrawing from a class before it starts, no refund can be offered unless a replacement student is registered and paid
  • No refunds are available for any reason once the class has started
The refund policy is strictly enforced so that we do not have to turn people away from a class especially when there is a waiting list.

Upcoming Classes:
Beginners Knitting
Wed 7-9pm May 3 – June 7, 2017

Beginners knit a child size 4 sweater. Learn how to cast on & off, knit & purl, increase & decrease, rib, graft, use circular and double pointed needles. Cost $110 + tax (includes approx $52 in materials).
Beginners Crochet
Tues 7-9pm Sept 5 – Oct 3, 2017

Learn the basic crochet stitches plus pattern stitches while you create eight different squares. You will also learn two different methods of sewing the squares together to make a cushion cover. Cost $77 + tax (includes yarn & hook).
Finishing Techniques
Wed 7 – 9pm June 6 - 13, 2017

Finishing can make or break a garment. Learn invisible seaming, three needle cast off, grafting, button holes, plus knitting techniques that make finishing much easier. Cost $55 + tax.
More Crochet Stitches
Wed 7 – 9pm Mar 22 – Apr 19, 2017
Now that you have conquered all the crochet stitches in the beginners class you are ready to move on. Learn how to increase & decrease, work with colour, crochet ribbing plus a few other new stitches. Cost $88.00 + tax (includes yarn).
Basic Socks
Thur 7-9pm Mar 23 – Apr 13 2017

Knit both socks at the same time, not only do you reinforce the techniques you learn but you also have a finished pair of socks! Cost $71.50 + tax (includes yarn).
Aran Stitches
Thur 7 – 9pm Sept 7, 2017

Learn the basics of cables, twisted and crossed stitches that form the basis of Aran Knitting. Cost $33 + tax.
Basic Mitts
Tues 7 – 9pm Apr 4 - 25, 2017

Learn the basics of Mitt knitting including thumb gussets, thumbs and grafting. You will have a warm pair of mitts by the end of the class. Cost $71.50 + tax (includes yarn).
Intro To Needle Felting
Mon 7 – 9pm May 15, 2017

No water or wash board required. Learn the basic techniques to create felted toys, bags, pictures, appliqué, mitts, socks, and embellishment. Cost $66 + tax. (Includes all materials)
Zu-ken Mitts
Sat 10am – 4pm (2 weeks) TBA

Learn to Zu-ken hook the warmest mitts from our local expert. Cost per class $225 + tax (Includes Zu-ken Hook, yarn & fibre)
Needle Tatting
Sat 1pm – 4:30pmMar 25, 2017

Elegant & delicate, the heritage art of tatting with a needle pre-dates shuttle tatting and is much easier to learn & understand! Spend the day with Joan and learn a new craft. Cost $55 + tax (includes needle & cotton).
Knit Entrelac
Tues 7 – 9pm Mar 28, 2017

Also referred to as trellis knitting, it is a wonderful method of creating blocks of knitting that builds on and joins to the previous row of squares. Cost $38.50.
Crochet Entrelac
Thur 7-9pm Apr 27, 2017

Join as you go – crochet diamonds that appear woven when complete. Cost $38.50.
Portuguese Knitting
Sat 1 – 3pm Jan 28, 2017

Having trouble with your hands, elbows, shoulders?? With the Portuguese Method of knitting there is minimal movement so you can knit easier and faster!! Cost $27.50 + tax.
Fairisle & Intarsia
Wed 7 – 10pm June 21, 2017

Learn how to knit fairisle and weave in your floats without tangling up your yarns. Picture knits look intimidating but the technique is a lot easier than you think. Cost $38.50 + tax.
Thrummed Mitts
Tues 7 – 9pm May 2 - 16, 2017

Learn how to knit mitts with a wooly cloud inside to make them warmer and more wind resistant. Cost $55 + tax (Includes yarn & thrums).
Rug Hooking
Sat 10am – 3pm Apr 29, 2017

Learn the art of traditional Acadian Rug Hooking using strips of wool and burlap. Cost $46.20 + tax, Kit Fee $30.
Felted Knit Boots
Wed 7 – 9pm Nov 15 – 29, 2017

Learn to knit your own boots! They are warmer than leather and great if you have traction issues. Cost $88.00 includes needles not yarn.
Sock Yarn Dying
Sat 10am – 3:30pm July 22, 2017

Learn how to dye wool yarn using food safe dyes and several different techniques – tonal, rainbow, and dip dyeing. Cost $77 (includes yarn & dyes).
Crochet Mitts
Thur 7 – 9pm Sept 28 – Oct 12, 2017

Learn how to crochet mitts without a pattern – just a hand tracing! Cost $82.50.
Naalbinding Mitts
Mon 7 – 9pm Feb 27–Mar 13 2017

Learn the ancient technique of Naalbinding (Viking Knitting or One needle Knitting) while making a pair of mitts without a pattern! Cost $82.50.
UFO Nights
Fri Jan 13
Fri Feb 10
Fri Mar 10 Potluck
Fri Apr 21
Fri May 12
Fri June 16 Potluck
Fri July 14
Fri Aug 11
Fri Sept 8 Potluck
Fri Oct 13
Fri Nov 10
Fri Dec 8 Potluck

If you need a few hours away from interruptions or just spend some time with others who share your passion for handwork, this is the night for you. If you are attending please let me know by 2pm on the day of. You can call 306-374-7848 or email If I have not received any confirmations the event will be cancelled for that evening. The evenings will begin at 5pm but you are welcome to come earlier. Tea will be available or you can bring your own liquid refreshments. There is a $10 per person charge to help cover costs.
Spinners Drop In
3rd Friday of the month, Sept through June 7 – 9pm

Bring your wheel or spindle and enjoy a couple hours of uninterrupted time to spin & chat.
Day Time Drop Ins
Mondays 1 – 4pm, Wednesdays 10 – 1pm, Thursday 1 – 4pm

Bring your knitting, crochet, etc. and spend a few hours working on your projects.

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