Workshops

Workshops

The workshops are held in my log cabin which was originally built in the 1850’s and is located in the Oak Hills forrest in Stirling Ontario. Filled with Canadiana antiques, the cabin has a rustic feel of old pioneer days. The cabin has been featured in a number of magazines and on the cover of Homes & Cottages.

The classes are either 3 or 6 hours. Attendees staying for the day will be served a home cooked lunch. Coffee,Tea and snacks will be provided throughout the day for all classes.


October
28

Knitted Balls for the Holidays

Instructor: Christopher Walker

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This informative and exciting workshop will take you through the creation of a festive holiday ball using double-pointed needles. Techniques of knitting in the round, using two-colours, reading charts, and stranded colourwork, will be used. At the end of the class you will be well on your way to having a festive ornamental ball. You will also have learned the skills to create and knit your own holiday patterns.

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; confident beginners and anyone who has yet to try working with two yarns at once will love this class!

Additional Cost: Just bring a smile and be open to having fun!


October
29

Coureur des bois Toque

Instructor: Christopher Walker

  • Sitting by the fire, in our pre-confederation log cabin, you learn the exciting history of some of Canada's greatest woodsmen; the Coureur des bois, while knitting a modern day version of their iconic Toque. Techniques of knitting in the round, using two-colours, reading charts, and stranded colourwork, will be used. At the end of the class you will be well on your way to having completed the Coureur des bois toque. You will also have learned the skills to create and knit your own patterned Toque.
  • Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; confident beginners and anyone who has yet to try working with two yarns at once will love this class! Additional Cost: Just bring a smile and be open to having fun!
  • Supplies to Bring:2 skeins worsted weight yarn (one red, the other whit) circular needles appropriate for the size of yarn , stitch markers, tapestry needle, and a crochet hook.