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New Year Thoughts. 2020

2019 was quite a year!

  • It was the year The Knit Café got crazy for Punch Needling
  •  We introduced some new classes, including a really inspiring Natural Dye Class that yielded swoon-worthy results, and a fairisle sweater knitting class where we ended up with a colourful array of Soldotna Sweaters
  • The Knit Cafe hosted a trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed
  • Canadian Hand Dyers like Hello Stella were added to The Knit Cafe’s Yarn menu
  • Our home sweet home got some improvements including a large communal table that is great for classes and also for our Social Night which is now the first Friday of the month and is so much fun! You should come.
  • A new year of Yarn Club began.
  • Brand new Knit Cafe patterns were introduced.
  • Patterns like the Arts and Crafts Hat, the Be My Guest towel, the Warm Thoughts cowl, and the Equinox shawl.

Our Schedule of Classes for 2020 has some goodies!


Brioche Class


Knitting Level Two


Sweater Class


Introduction to Embroidery Class


Introuction to Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom Class


Rug Hooking Class

You can read all about the 2020 classes at The Knit Café HERE.
Happy New Year
Craftily Yours
Kristin

 

Spring Classes 2019 at The Knit Cafe

Spring is almost here and The Knit Café has a whole new group of classes on offer to prove it!

Knitting Classes like Knit 101, Knitter Crash Course, Fingerless Mitten Workshop, Sweater Class, Continental Knitting Workshop, Knit in Colour, Brioche Knitting Class, First Pair of Socks Class, Toe-Up Sock Knitting Class, and the  Baby Blanket Class.


Crochet Classes like Crochet 101, Crochet Crash Course, Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners and the Crochet Blanket – Hexagon Class shown above.


Punch Needle Workshop and also our Rug Hooking Workshop have new dates and times


So do our Weaving Classes. Classes like… Introduction to Weaving Plaid and Introduction to Weaving Stripes both for rigid heddle loom weaving and also Tapestry Weaving Classes.


Then there are Needle Felting Workshops.


and Yarn Dyeing Workshops.


Macramé Workshops.


and Embroidery Classes too!

You can see the full list of classes with descriptions and dates and times and fees in our webshop HERE

A few brand new classes are yet to be announced so stay tuned for that news. Until then- Craftily yours
Kristin

Back to School Fall 2018

It’s that time of year when all the kiddies go back to school, but why should they have all the fun?

The Knit Café’s Fall and Winter Schedule of Classes is here!

This season at The Knit Café we have some classes hosted by guest instructors.


Six Starter Stitches 
This class has just been announced! It’s an embroidery class taught by Sam Lamb. I love that this class includes a printed sampler designed by Sam.


Natural Dyeing Basics with Kerri Westlake
We are really excited that this talented local hand dyer will be teaching a class here. Kerri will also be showing off her beautiful yarns at The Knit Café in a trunk show on October 20. Find the details HERE


Punch Needle Workshop with Arounna Khounnoraj
This class SOLD OUT lickety-split! but don’t worry we are planning another Punch Needle class and we will announce details soon.

Other brand new classes include…


Knitting Level 2
A class for graduates of Knit 101 or anyone who wants to improve their knit game. This class includes three brand new Knit Café patterns for a trio of chunky accessories.


Toe Up Sock Knitting
If you have mastered sock knitting from the cuff down it might be time to try it the other way around. This class is full of interesting tidbits; a seamless cast on, knitting with the magic loop technique, German short row shaping, and stretchy bind offs.


Beyond Basic Brioche
This is a second level Brioche Knitting Class for advanced techniques. We also run an Introduction to Brioche Class which you can check out HERE


Needlepoint Workshop – Bargello!
This is a little different than our regular needlepoint class but everyone is welcome even if you have no experience with needlepoint. Novice or not this is a great opportunity to learn how to add patterning into your needlepoint designs. So cool!

… and some old favourites are back!


Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
Hooray! Our yarn spinning class is back. If you were ever curious about making your own yarn then this is a good chance to find out how it’s done.


Thrum Mitten Class
These mittens – stuffed with fuzzy, unspun wool are extra warm, extra cute, and extra fun to make!

Be sure to book early for our most popular classes like:


Introduction to Weaving
This is weaving a on a lap loom called a Rigid Heddle Loom. With it you can make your own beautiful fabrics. In this class we learn the basics from start to finish while working on scarf projects. This is a great class!


Tapestry Loom Weaving Class
If freeform wall hangings are inspiring  you then you should try Tapestry Weaving. In this class you even learn how to make your own loom!


Introduction to Rug Hooking
Rug hooking is a traditional craft where you can make rugs but so much more!


Crochet Blanket for Absolute Beginner
Yup! You heard right. You need no crochet experience before learning how to make a really beautiful blanket


Introduction to Macramé
This macramé class is a new one at the Knit Café but it seems to be in demand. In this one night workshop you will learn basic macramé techniques while you make a classic plant holder project.

Check out our full calendar of classes and register  in our webshop!

Craftily yours
Kristin

Announcing Spring and Summer Classes 2018!

It’s spring everybody! and that means we have a new crop of crafty classes sprouting up!
All our Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet classes have new dates, ditto for other popular classes like sweater knitting, and crochet blanket classes, but wait! There are new classes too, including classes featuring other crafty activities. Think Felting, and Dyeing, and Weaving, and Rug Hooking and Needlepoint and Macramé!
You can check out all the classes in The Knit Cafe’s Webshop
but here is your preview.

Brand New Classes First

Knit the Bonnie Bandit Class

A Crash Course in Cable Knitting

Next Level Cable Knitting – Cabling without a Cable Needle

 Crochet Flowers

 Introduction to Macrame

Back by popular demand!

Baby Blanket Workshop

Yoga Socks or Fingerless Mitten Class

Our Most Popular Classes are back too

Introduction to Weaving – Stripes!

Tapestry Loom Weaving Class

Introduction to Rug Hooking

First Pair of Socks Class

Needle Felting Class

Yarn Dyeing Workshop

There are plenty more classes! See them all HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Back to School at The Knit Cafe

We have updated our class schedule with new dates for the Fall and Winter season!

Check out our roster of classes for knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, dyeing, rug hooking, spinning and needlepoint too. In addition we are working on some brand new classes that will be extend our class menu even further. Stay tuned for exciting updates!!

Read more and register for Knit Café Classes

HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

 

Spring 2017 Classes!

A new spring season is on it’s way and we have new classes springing up to prove it!

Check out all the dates for our popular beginner classes including Knit 101 and Crochet 101 and the Knitter’s Crash Course and the Crochet Crash Course, of course. ALSO……

Weaving Classes

We are so excited to be able to offer some new weaving classes at The Knit Café. Our tapestry weaving classes have been so popular and we are really getting into learning all about weaving. We have recently acquired some Rigid Heddle Looms to use for classes. These are compact looms that are easier to learn on then floor looms and are more accessible for new weavers as they are a lot less expensive and can be packed into the closet when not in use. Come see what it’s all about. We have two Rigid Heddle Loom classes on the schedule – The Stripes Class, and The Plaid Class!

Introduction to Weaving – Stripes!  Brand New Class!
Thursday April 20, 27, May 4, 6:30-9:30pm/ Sunday August 20, 27 12:30-5pm

Introduction to Weaving – Plaid! Brand New Class!
Wednesday June 14, 21, 28, 6:30-9:30pm

Tapestry Weaving Class
Sunday May 21 12:30-3:30, May 28,12:20-2:30/
Sunday July 9, 12:30-3:30, July 16, 12:30-2:30pm/ Sunday September 10, 12:30-3:30, September 17, 12:30-2:30pm

Knit Classes

Find Your Fade – Knitted Spring Shawl Workshop  Brand New Class!
A new knitted shawl for spring- what could be better? What if you could use all the colours in your crayon box? Then you would have a “Find Your Fade” shawl. Learn how to stitch this popular shawl project and get a discount on materials too. Read all about it HERE
Wednesday May 3, 6:30-9pm

Sweater Class
Wednesday May 10, 17, 24, break 7, 7-9pm

Knit in Colour Class
Thursday June 8, 15, 7-9pm

Introduction to Knitted Lace
Thurs May 31, 7-9pm

Fix it! Finish it! Class Brand New Class!
In the Fix It Class we practice fixing common knitting mistakes and also learn creative mending techniques. In the Finish It Class we learn proper finishing techniques including seaming and blocking. Take them both, or take one or the other. Read all about it HERE

Thursday June 29, July 6, 7-9pm

ZigZag Blanket Workshop
Wednesday July 5, 7-9pm

Baby Blanket Workshop
Tuesday May 2, 6:30-9pm/
Tuesday July 4, 6:30-9pm

First Pair of Socks
Thursday July 20, 27, 7-9pm

Yoga Sock or Fingerless Mitten Class
Thursday April 6, 13, 7-9pm / 
Wednesday July 12, 19, 7-9pm

Brioche Knitting Class Brand New Class!
Learn brioche knitting techniques including one and two colour designs for beautiful reversible knits! Read all about it HERE
Wednesday May 24, 31, 6:30-8:30pm

Knit 101 Baby
Thursday June 1, 8, 15, 22, 1-3pm

Spinning Classes

Drop Spindle Class – Introduction to Spinning
Sunday April 2, 9, break 23, 12:30-2:30

Spin Master Class Brand New Class!
Advance your hand-spinning
techniques in this second level drop spindle class. Sample a variety of fibres; both plant and animal fibres, and refine your spinning skills. Read all about it HERE
Sunday June 11, 12:30-3:30

Crochet Classes

Crochet Blanket for Absolute Beginners
Sunday June 18, 25, 12:30-2:30pm

Crochet Blanket Class
Wednesday May 10, 17, 6:30-9pm

Crochet Shawl Class Brand New Class!
Learn you lacy stitches and finishes in this Intermediate level crochet class and end up with a pretty shawl besides. Read all about it HERE

Thursday June 1, 8, 6:30-8:30pm

Tunisian Crochet Workshop Brand New Class!
A whole new textile technique with a new tool and everything! Tunisian Crochet is like a hybrid of knitting and crocheting and has a distinct look. Learn the basics in this one evening workshop. Read all about it HERE

Thursday July 6, 6:30-9pm

Other Crafty Classes

Yarn Dyeing Workshop Brand New Class!
Colour your own yarn in this intro to hand dyeing class. Use non toxic dyes to add variegated colour patterns to your yarn. It’s fun! Read all about it HERE
Sunday May 7, 12:30-4:30pm

Needlepoint Workshop
Tuesday May 9, 7-9pm

Introduction to Rug Hooking  
Tuesday June 20, 7-9pm

Needle Felting Workshop
Sunday March 26 12:30-2:30 / Sunday June 4, 12:30-2:30pm /
Sunday August 13, 12:30-2:30pm

You can check out the whole class schedule and register for classes in the webshop right HERE.
Or call us 416 533 5648, or come by 55 Roncesvalles Ave.

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

A New Year Brings New Classes to The Knit Cafe

We are here to help you keep all your craft related New Year’s Resolution for 2017. Check out all these classes for January and February!

Knitting Classes

zigzag blanket

ZigZag Blanket Class
Wednesday January 11. 7-9pm

sweater

Sweater Class
Friday January 13. 20. 27. February 10, 7-9pm

baby blanket class

Baby Blanket Class
Tuesday January 17, 6:30-9pm

knit 101 hat

Hat Class
Tuesday January 24, 6:30-9pm

thrum mittens

Thrum Mitten Class
Thursday February 9, 16, 7-9pm

custom fit socks class

First Sock Class
Friday February 10, 17, 24

simply twisted

Cable Cowl Workshop
Sunday February 19, 12:20-3pm

sweater design

Sweater Design Class
Saturday February 18, 25, March 4, 18, 10:30-12:30pm

Crochet Classes

crochet crash class

Crochet Crash Course
Thursday January 26, 6:30-9pm

crochet blanket

Crochet Blanket Class
Wednesday February 8, 15, 6:30-9pm

Other Crafty Classes

needle felt birds

Needle Felting Workshop
Sunday January 29, 12:30-2:30pm

needlepoint class

Needlepoint Workshop
Tuesday January 31rst, 7-9pm

weaving

Tapestry Loom Weaving Class
Sunday February  26, 2-5pm, March 5, 2-4pm

See you there
Craftily yours
Kristin

New Weaving Class!

Today I created a brand new window display featuring the work of Edie Kim.
Edie is a very talented crafter who teaches many classes here at the Knit Café – quite brilliantly too!
She is about to teach another one.

Weaving!

weaving

If you are like me, then you have been transfixed by the influx of beautiful examples of hand woven wall hangings that seem to be popping up everywhere. It’s a whole new way of playing with fibre!
Edie has made us some beautiful examples that are now hanging in the shop. Would you like to make a wall hanging of your own?

weaving

The Knit Cafe’s is hosting it’s very first Weaving Class this October. Our class is quite unique. Students will not have to invest in expensive looms to create there first hand woven pieces. Instead we will be making our own simple tapestry looms in class. All the materials for your DIY looms are included in the class fee.

The Knit Café will also be putting together some yarn and fibre, tapestry weaving, sampler packs just for students in this class. This is a great option for those new to the textile arts but for knitters and crocheters who have yarn and fibres in bits and bobs in your stash you can start planning your woven masterpiece around your favourites.
Here are the details:

Tapestry Loom Weaving Class

Sunday Oct 16, 2-5pm and October 23, 2-4pm

Register HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

Fall/Winter 2016 Class Schedule is Here!

Let’s plan for Autumn and Winter Knitting!
Here are this season’s classes.

Click on any link in this post to take you to the class description with dates and prices. All the classes are now available in the webshop where you can browse them all together and register too. Or come by 55 Roncesvalles or call to register 416 533 5648

Absolute Beginner Classes

Knit 101
knit 101

Crochet 101
crochet 101 class

Knitter’s Crash Course
knit crash

Crochet Crash Course
crochet crash class

Learn to Knit Headbands
knit 101 headband

Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners
crochet blanket with lloyd

Learn to Crochet Toys
owls

Beginner Classes

Crochet Blanket Class
crochet blanket

Baby Blanket Workshop
baby blanket

The Magical Striped Scarf Workshop (Learn to Purl Class)
noro scarf

Hat Workshop
knit 101 hat

ZigZag Blanket Workshop
zigzag blanket

Cable Cowl Workshop
simply twisted

Project Class (for beginners to advanced students)
project class

Yoga Socks or Fingerless Mitten Class
yoga socks

Knit Halloween Costume Class
halloween costume

Intermediate Classes

Thrum Mitten Class
thrum mittens

Crochet Baby Slipper Class
baby slippers

Sweater Class
sweater class

Amigurumi (Crochet Toy Robot)
crochet robot

Introduction to Lace Stitching
lace class

Advanced Classes

First Pair of Socks Class
socks

Custom Fit Socks (Knit Toe Up)
custom fit socks class

Knit in Colour
knitting in colour class

Sweater Design Class
sweater design

Other Crafty Classes

Tapestry Loom Weaving
weaving

Introduction to Rug Hooking
rug hooking

Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
janana

Needlepoint Workshop
needlepoint class

Needle Felting Workshop
needle felt birds

Craftily yours
Kristin