workshops, knit and crochet classes.

 Want to learn Tunisian Crochet from a self taught designer?  Jennifer LeCaine is available to teach a 4 week workshop for you to learn this crochet method which resembles knitting, and to knit a garment for yourself or a gift in the 4 week class, for $75.  We will have a choice of garments posted before class, so you can have your yarn and tools ready to go.  She can come Tuesday evenings 7-9PM, or from 3-5 PM on Sundays, so let us know with a call @ 604-275 1239 and a deposit and we will set up a date to begin.  It could be Sundays Nov. 6th, 13th, 27th and Dec. 4th. 




Soon, we will be able to offer even more classes, so if there are any specific techniques that you would like to learn, or any specific projects you want to make, let us know right away and we will see if we can find enough students to offer a class for that subject.  Otherwise, our teachers are capable of teaching whatever skill you want to learn, so we offer classes for individual needs and almost always have a class available that you can join.  If you can't commit to the full six weeks offered at the time, don't worry, you can make it up in another class.

Willina will also be offering the regular Beyond Beginner class once a month before the workshops below, Sundays, 10:00-12:00, for 6 months, $110, for those who wish to continue working on their chosen projects, there is room for new students!



This is a choose your own project class, you can learn to knit socks, fair isle, intarsia, entrelac, lace, or whatever you like, in our Beyond Beginner classes, so get your name and deposit in now to hold your place, Max 6 students. 604-275-1239.  If you want to learn to Knit or Crochet, you can also do that in this class.

Want to take a 4 week workshop @ $80 including your pattern, learning Fair Isle on a small scale, and knitting a gift for some lucky loved one?  Check out the Fiddlehead Mittens, pattern from Ravelry which you can have us download to your email address here in store which is worth $5.95US, and we have several options for yarns, while you are in class all yarn and accessories are 10% off.  You can knit these with 100% sport weight alpaca, using 7 balls of various colours of your choice @ 8.95/50g, less your 10% discount as a student, or 2 balls of Hikoo Simplicity Multi @ $7.95/50g plus 1 ball of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted @ $11.50/100g, 1 ball of Noro Silk Garden Lite with the Pure Wool Worsted solid, plus 1 ball of alpaca for the lining for all of these, or come on in and choose whatever you like!  We could make this starting October 29th - November 19th, or November 5th to 26th, Saturday mornings from 10-12, if the regular Beyond Beginner class does not go.

Next Beyond Beginner Knitting and Crochet, Wednesday night class with Edita will start Sept. 28 - November 2, 2016, from 7-9PM.  The following class will be November 9 - December 14, $110 for 6 weeks,

next Friday morning class starts Friday, Sept. 23 - October 28, 2016, and following class will be November 4, and 18 - December 16, 2016, from 10-12.

and Saturday afternoon from 2-4PM can start Sept. 24 - October 29/16,  and then Saturday Mornings 10-12 October 29 - December 3, 2016, and afternoons from 1-3PM, November 5 - December 10.

If you are interested, make sure to get on the wait list, as there is almost always something coming up that will prevent at least 1 student from making it, you know life happens when we are making other plans! 

Join Edita for help with that project you are dying to tackle but know you will need help! This is the class that you have been waiting for, because you can knit anything you want and the teacher will be able to guide you with whatever it is!  If you aren't sure what you want to make in class, come on in and see all our samples, which you can try on and see what the finished product looks and feels like.  Or, choose from our many patterns for just about anything!!   If you are wanting to learn to knit, you can also join this class, and Edita will teach you from scratch!  Beginners are lent needles and yarn to practise with, and if you wish to knit something once you have learned, you can choose something from our many patterns and yarns and away you go!


New Class! BLAST THOSE UFOS! Edita would like to help you finish your UFO'S!! Unfinishing objects, for those who don't know. Every knitter/crochetter has at least one of these! For whatever reason, we're stuck, it's boring, he's gone, hate the colour now, just a few of many stalling reasons we just can't seem to get it done. Join other knitters and have fun concentrating on one project for this class and get help from the teacher as you whip along! Or bring all your smaller UFO projects and finish a bunch of them! Don't be shy! We all get stuck sometimes, even me, who has knit for more than 50 years! "What the heck does this mean? Oh, well, I will just start something else!"   We could do this Monday afternoons, 10-12 or 12-2,  $110 for 6 weeks, MIN. 4 STUDENTS, MAX. 6. 604-275-1239.  This class could also be a regular beginner or beyond beginners as well, we can do both in one class. 





Building Blocks Blankets Every 3rd Sunday  OF THE MONTH  12-2 starting September 18th, 2016, so Oct.16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 15/17 Feb.19, Mar.19, Apr.16, May 21, June 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20

New Workshop!   Michelle Purl Hunter's Building Blocks Blanket with Willina, starting Sept. 18th, Sunday afternoons 12-2 ONCE PER MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS!  Fee of $260 includes the book.  Pay all at once, or by 4 quarterly payments of $ 65 with a commitment to complete the year.  Maximum of 6 students, Minimum of 4.  Students receive 10% on all items purchased while in class.

Learn new skills by building a block by block afghan over the next year by taking this workshop with the help of Willina Collins.  Choose your yarns here, you may buy one ball per month or purchase them all at once if dyelot is a concern.  Suggested yarns are Hikoo Simpliworsted (recommended) as used in the book, Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Superwash, or Hikoo Simplicity, the latter 2 will result in a smaller blanket. 

 or solid

OR Building in Color book with 3 colours and 24 skeins of Hikoo Simplicity if you are a more experienced knitter

who wishes to learn colorwork starting from October 16th 2-4PM, then Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 15/17 Feb.19, Mar.19, Apr.16, May 21, June 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20.