I’ve been teaching knitting, spinning, and introductory weaving in small class settings since 2016. I’ve recently started teaching online. I have many years of experience teaching adults and have always emphasized the “why” along with the “how.”
I love sharing my fibre experience with beginner and intermediate makers alike.
Private Knitting or Spinning Lessons
Do you need some help getting to the next level in your knitting or spinning? I teach adventurous beginners how to make their own yarn on a drop spindle and how to master many different knitting techniques. Contact me to set up a class! Private or semi-private – sign up with a friend! $35/hour for an online meet up. Limited in-person classes available, $45/hour, Courtenay / Comox Valley, BC.
Mosaic Colourwork Cowl
In this two session class, you’ll get an introduction to mosaic colourwork – a simple technique where you only work with one colour at a time but create a complex looking pattern. We will make a cowl using two colours of worsted weight yarn. You’ll gain skills in pattern and chart reading. I’ll also show you the I-cord bind-off with button holes. We will work with my Branching Out Cowl pattern. Materials required: about 85m each of two colours of worsted weight yarn and a 4.5 mm (US 7) needle (9″ straight or circular). Three hour workshop over two sessions; minimum 2 students, maximum 4. Cost: $50 per person
Contact to book for September.
Next Steps Workshop: Cables and Charts
In the Cables Workshop, you will knit a cozy headband while mastering knitted cables. You will be working from a printed pattern to make the headband and will therefore learn how to read charts and understand cable symbols on knitting charts. We will meet online – the equipment list and pattern will be sent to you via email. Two hour workshop; minimum 2 students, maximum 4. Cost: $35 per person. Register by contacting me at the link below. If the times below don’t work, please feel free to suggest a time.
Contact me to book for September and October
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Knitting Classes
Are you an adventurous beginning knitter looking for a new challenge? Join 1 to 3 other students for online knitting help and socializing over your knitting. Each student will work on a project of their choice and at their own speed to master new knitting skills with plenty of support and encouragement along the way from the instructor.
Perhaps you want to learn to knit in the round or perhaps you want to try some lace? Maybe it’s time to embark on your first simple sweater or shawl and you want some support? Maybe you just need to learn how how to read and work from a pattern? We can tackle all of this and more.
Cost: $45 for three classes – pro-rating available if you join mid-session. Minimum 2 students, maximum 4. (If 4 students, class is 75 minutes long)
Online: Mondays Sept 13th, 20th, and 27th, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Contact to book for afternoons or evenings in September or October.
Colourwork Hat or Cowl
Hats and cowls knit in the round are great small projects to gain experience with the wonders of stranded colourwork – you’ll love watching the patterns develop! Over two 90 minute sessions, you will explore introducing colour to your knitting! We will work with the Anthology pattern (Ravelry link) from Tin Can Knits – you choose hat or cowl. Materials required: about 300m of worsted weight yarn in a variety of colours and a 5mm 16″/40cm circular needle (for the hat, you’ll also need double pointed needles). (Some advance homework required before first class.) Three hour workshop over two sessions; minimum 2 students, maximum 4. Cost: $50 per person
Contact to schedule.
Beginner Knitter Package
Join me to learn the basics of knitting – you’ll learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off while working on a simple project like finger-less mittens, dishcloths, a scarf, or a cowl. The beginner package includes two sessions (about 2 hours total), scheduled about a week apart. Before the classes, you’ll need to get some basic supplies. Once we decide on your project, I’ll send an equipment list. $65 plus materials.
Online or in-person in Courtenay, BC. Email to schedule.