workshops, knit and crochet classes.
Next Wednesday night class will start Nov.18, 2015 - Dec.23, 2015, from 7-9PM. $110 for 6 weeks, and
next Friday morning class, Beyond Beginners, Nov.14 - Dec. 18, 2015, 10-12. $110 for 6 weeks. We are taking a waiting list for both of these classes, as they are already full. 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!
Our Saturday morning Beyond Beginner knitting and Crochet classes with Willina Collins begin again October 17 from 10:30 to 12:30 and go 6 weeks to November 21, 2015. $110 for 6 weeks. There are a couple of spaces left, or if 1-3 PM is better for you, the afternoon class will begin October 17 - November 21, 2015. Our maximum # of students is now 6, so make sure you let us know asap. Call us if Tuesday nights are better for you, and we might be able to put a class together then as well. This is 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 Willina 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!
You might have missed the coolest event ever having taken place at Wool & Wicker in the coming on 18 years we have been here in Steveston. 3 full days at the feet and in the thrall of Cat Bordhi, knitting teacher,author of 1 prize winning novel, 8 knitting books displaying a knowledge of manipulation of stitches of extraordinary genius, numerous knitting patterns, mentor of other visionary authors, knitting tour leader, philanthropist and inspirational human being. Don't miss her again. You won't be sorry. Please take some time to explore her accomplishments and even if you are not inspired to knit any of her designs, help her with her vision of contributing to the work of Dr. David Krag, who is researching the cure for cancer, by purchasing her PDF book Art of Felfs where all of the fee for the download goes to his research. We offered this workshop for our weekend with Cat, but the workshops that happened had the most interest. We have some samples in the store, and saw many lovely ones that Cat had with her. These boots/slippers make fabulous gifts for everyone, sized for every human! Also a fabulous pattern for teaching children to knit! All in garter stitch that they can handle, and they will be amazed to see the transformation after you seam their slippers and felt them in your washer. Watch them get hooked on knitting! SEE HER WEBSITE CATBORDHI.COM.
VERSATILDES - A NEW LANDSCAPE FOR KNITTERS -
MAKE A WRAP, SCARF, VEST OR SKIRT with this new easy to knit shape in rib and reversible cables
.CAT'S NEWEST BOOK PDF @ catbordhi.com/books/versatildes.
Cat wants knitters to know that many yarn shops are now affiliated with Ravelry, so you can help your favourite shop survive by downloading her PDFs by buying in store on Ravelry through the store. You can call the store and see if they are partners with Ravelry, and give them your credit card info to download your preferred patterns, and have them sent to your email address where you can download them to your device or print them out. -
Note! Wool & Wicker now has stock of Frog Tree Ewetopia in most colours available for your projects, see colours below
SEVEN SUPER SKILLS COWL - pdf downloadable from catbordhi.com/patterns/seven-super-skills cowl, $12US.
COMBINING TUTORIALS ON 7 OF MY MOST APPRECIATED TECHNIQUES IN A VERSATILE COWL, CROCODILE CAST-ON, GUIDANCE ON DIGESTING ILLUSTRATIONS AND CHARTS; HUNGRY STITCH, NIFTY MOVES TO CROSS PAIR OF STITCHES; LEARNING TO READ YOUR KNITTING JENY'S SURPRISINGLY STRETCHY BIND-OFF, FINISH A CIRCULAR EDGE WITH A CONTINUOUS CHAIN.
PERSONAL FOOTPRINTS FOR INSOUCIANT* SOCK KNITTERS
We have copies of this book available at Wool & Wicker.
* Insouciant (that cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you)
KNIT PERFECTLY FITTING SOCKS WITH NO SHORT ROWS, NO STITCHES TO PICK UP, NO GAUGE CALCULATIONS, NO GUSSETS, NO HEEL FLAPS, AND NO GRAFTING!
As a follow up to Crochet - A new Beginning we are offering Crochet - The Next Generation, a project based class starting Monday nights 2015, 7:00pm – 9:00pm for 6 weeks. This is a project based class where you purchase your pattern and yarn from Wool & Wicker and Willina will be there to help with any challenges that arise. Cost of class is $110 (not including supplies).
Please note: We have classes ongoing, so if you don't see a start date for the class you would like to attend, please call the store and get your name on the list for the next class. Just can't keep up to date with changing start dates!
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 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 50 years! "What the heck does this mean? Oh, well, I will just start something else!" We could do this Monday nights, 7-9PM, or Friday nights, 7-9PM. $110 for 6 weeks, MIN. 4 STUDENTS, MAX. 6. 604-275-1239
Edita's classes for Beyond Beginners will go Wed. night, 7-9PM, and Fri. morn., 10-12 noon, $110 for 6 weeks, choose your project and pattern here and get help throughout. 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
basic knitting skills required (you can cast on, knit and purl).
For all of our classes yarns must be chosen here before class. We try to keep the class fees as low as possible, and it all goes to pay our wonderful teachers and a class organizer. Those students who bring their own yarn purchased elsewhere make it difficult for your wonderful shops to keep offering classes.
Intermediate Knitting: With Willina Collins, Saturday mornings, 10:30-12:30PM, and afternoons 1-3PM, $85 for 6 weeks, starting May 30 until July 11/15. Knit your choice of project. Challenge yourself beyond the basics. Pick a project which you think is above your ability, and grow beyond your wildest dreams! You will learn so much in this class, because you learn from what the others in class are doing as well. Call the store AT 604-275-1239 and sign up now. You may also join this class as a drop in, $20 per class, or a make up if we have enough room. Please call in advance. We can still start an afternoon class from June 13/15, from 1-3PM.
With Edita Michalek, current president of the West Coast Knitter's Guild.
We now can also offer beginner and beyond beginner knitting with Edita Michalek on Friday mornings, 10-12, and Wednesday nights, 7-9PM. 6 weeks, $85, starting May 27th to July 8th/15. Limit of 8 students, so you get personal attention. For Beginners, we provide yarn and needles for you to learn with, when you decide on first project, needles are returned and yarn and needles are purchased. Call us and get in a deposit to hold your place! Or, get your name on the list for the next class. 604-275-1239