Natural/Plant Based Dyeing Workshop
November 9, 2019 - 10:30am - 4:30pm; $80
Location: Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St. Mahone Bay
In this brand new class, students will learn a dyeing method that they will be able to use with most plants, flowers, and lichens. Everyone will go home with one plant-dyed skein that they dyed themselves!
Topics to be covered include materials, various fibres, mordants, dyeing methods and techniques, and sustainable collecting of the plant materials.
A note from the teacher, Evelyn Allen: I am a fibre artist who has been knitting most of my life and weaving for over 20 years. When I was young I studied at NSCAD taking the foundation art program and pottery. Working with colour absolutely fascinates me! I have been dyeing wool and natural fibres since the late 80s - using both plants and acid dyes. Over the years I have acquired a knowledge of techniques and dyeing methods using many types of plants and some lichens through hands on experience and lots of trial and error!
All materials provided. Wear old clothes and bring your lunch.
Beaded Knitting Class
November 16, 2019; 11am - 3pm
Take your knitting to the next level by adding a little bling. We will explore working with pre-strung beads and placing individual beads as we knit a small Christmas ornament.
Materials: Yarn & beads provided. You will need 3.25mm needles (straight or circular) as well as your regular knitting kit (scissors, stitch markers, darning needle)
Saltwater Mittens Class
Saturday, November 23, 2019; 10:30am - 4:30pm
This class was so popular the first time we offered it that we've decided to host it again right away! Heather will walk you through making a pair of mittens from the hugely successful books Saltwater Mittens and Saltwater Classics.
Skill level: Intermediate - To attend this class you must be able to knit and purl in the round and have previously knit a plain pair of mittens.
Materials: 4mm needles (can be DPNs, long circular for magic loop, whichever you are comfortable using for working small circumferences)
Christmas Knitting & Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 14, 2019; 11am - 4pm
One of our favourite days of the year is when we get together to knit on our last minute Christmas gifts, drink apple cider, and listen to Christmas music. Join us as we celebrate the season and finish up our Christmas knitting.