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Other Fun Things

Natural Dyeing

Date(s): May 15th, 2016, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn to dye with natural materials in this beginner dyeing class. We will use extracts and locally sourced dye materials to produce a range of colours. We will also discuss mordanting, safe practices and sustainable havesting.  By the end of the class you will have sample skeins of dyed yarn and inspiration for further exploration!
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No experience necessary!
Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.      

Spin night at Wabi Sabi!

Date(s): May 20th, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spinners - join us for an evening of spinning with Donna at Wabi Sabi from 6-9pm on Friday, May 13 ! Bring your wheel or spindle, and your hand-spuns for show and tell!   Please remember that our spin nights are not courses - if you need a beginner spinning course you can find one here!   This evening is free of charge but space is limited so please register online!      

Weaving night at Wabi Sabi!

Date(s): May 20th, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Weavers - join us for an evening of weaving with Marie-France at Wabi Sabi from 6-9pm on Friday, May 13! Bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished- we love show and tell) and your ideas! Its all about sharing ;) Please remember that our weaving nights are not classes - if you need a beginner course you can find one here! If you need to warp up your loom, please email us ahead of time to book a warping time slot. This evening is free of charge but space is limited so please register online!      

Spin night at Wabi Sabi!

Date(s): June 17th, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spinners - join us for an evening of spinning with Donna at Wabi Sabi from 6-9pm on Friday, June 17 ! Bring your wheel or spindle, and your hand-spuns for show and tell!   Please remember that our spin nights are not courses - if you need a beginner spinning course you can find one here!   This evening is free of charge but space is limited so please register online!      

Weaving night at Wabi Sabi!

Date(s): June 17th, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Weavers - join us for an evening of weaving with Marie-France at Wabi Sabi from 6-9pm on Friday, June 17! Bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished- we love show and tell) and your ideas! Its all about sharing ;) Please remember that our weaving nights are not classes - if you need a beginner course you can find one here! If you need to warp up your loom, please email us ahead of time to book a warping time slot. This evening is free of charge but space is limited so please register online!      

Fiber Art Workshop

Date(s): June 25th, 2016, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop, you will learn to make a composition by using pieces of fabric and paper to make a base for your own personal fiber art piece! Students will use felt, yarn, fleece, and thread to make a unique piece. Techniques covered in this course include running stitch, couching, and French knots. You will also learn how to frame your work to make it look professional. All materials are included and no experience is necessary.   Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.

Summer Seminar: Ravelry - Part 1

Date(s): July 2nd, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Keep hearing about a mysterious website known only as... Ravelry? Tried to find a pattern but just couldn’t figure it out? This one-hour workshop will cover all the basics of Ravelry, from signing up to finding the perfect pattern! Emily will show you how to narrow down your search and download a pattern! This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Summer Seminar: Blocking De-Mystified

Date(s): July 7th, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Can’t quite figure out blocking, or want to get a sneak preview of blocking wires in action? Join Donna and learn the ins and outs of blocking your hand knits! As this workshop demo is only an hour long, we will only have time to block the designated shop projects. This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Summer Seminar: Ravelry - Part 2

Date(s): July 9th, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
So you’ve signed up on Ravelry and downloaded a few patterns - what next? Time to explore your online knitting “notebook!” Emily will show you how to add a knitting project to your notebook, how to add patterns to your favourites, your queue and your library, and how to enter your knitting needles and crochet hooks! This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Summer Seminar: Ravelry - Part 3

Date(s): July 16th, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking to really up your Ravelry game? Join Emily for this last segment of our Ravelry tour and learn all about putting spinning and weaving projects onto Ravelry, searching for patterns based on yarn choice, and searching for yarn based on pattern choice! This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Spin night at Wabi Sabi!

Date(s): July 22nd, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spinners - join us for an evening of spinning with Donna at Wabi Sabi from 6-9pm on Friday, July 22 ! Bring your wheel or spindle, and your hand-spuns for show and tell!   Please remember that our spin nights are not courses - if you need a beginner spinning course you can find one here!   This evening is free of charge but space is limited so please register online!      

Summer Seminar: Cables

Date(s): July 23rd, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Just can’t get the hang of cables, or a little scared to try them on their own? Let Emily show you how to cable with confidence! Participants should start a small swatch in advance of the workshop (~4 inches wide, at least 1 inch of knitting, in garter stitch) and bring a cable needle with them. This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Boro & Hantha Stitch Sampler

Date(s): July 24th, 2016, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come explore Boro and Hantha stitching in the beautiful simplicity of the running stitch! Indulge your inner textile artist while working with hand painted hemp fabrics and linen threads. Other classic sewing techniques of appliqué, reverse appliqué and quilting will also be introduced. Taught by local Artist Maureen Ballagh. No experience is necessary, and all materials are included. running-stitch-pot-holder#1 running-stitch-pot-holder#2 running-stitch-pot-holder#3 Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.

Weaving night at Wabi Sabi!

Date(s): July 29th, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Weavers - join us for an evening of weaving with Marie-France at Wabi Sabi from 6-9pm on Friday, July 29! Bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished- we love show and tell) and your ideas! Its all about sharing ;) Please remember that our weaving nights are not classes - if you need a beginner course you can find one here! If you need to warp up your loom, please email us ahead of time to book a warping time slot. This evening is free of charge but space is limited so please register online!      

Summer Seminar: Rapid Warping on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Date(s): July 30th, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Direct warping on a rigid heddle loom can be a little intimidating! Let Marie-France make your life a little easier with some tips and tricks on how to warp your loom quickly! As this workshop demo is only an hour long, we ask you to leave your loom at home. We will have a loom set up for demonstration. This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Summer Seminar: Invisible Joining of Granny Squares

Date(s): August 6th, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This handy technique is perfect for joining crocheted granny squares for blankets, pillowcases, clothing, and more! Participants should bring at least two granny squares, scrap yarn, and a darning needle. This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Summer Seminar: Blending Fibers

Date(s): August 13th, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join Donna - our fiber blending guru - and learn all about blending boards and drum carders! The techniques covered in this workshop will help you prepare the fiber combinations you need for felting, spinning, and more! This event is free, but participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Events

Julie Asselin Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Date(s): May 6th, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join fabulous Canadian indie dyer Julie Asselin and learn how to dye yarn and fibre with indigo! Julie will be making the indigo vats from scratch - allowing you the opportunity to work with the real deal! Each participant will receive 1 skein of yarn (fingering or DK) and a silk hankie to practice with, but additional supplies can be purchased on the day of the workshop. indigo   Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.

Julie Asselin Trunk Show Kick-Off

Date(s): May 6th, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join the Wabi Sabi gang and fabulous Canadian indie dyer Julie Asselin on Friday, May 6 from 7-9 for a trunk show kick-off! Julie will be there to answer questions about her yarns, and you'll have exclusive first access to all your favourite yarns (and awesome accessories)! The registration fee will go towards a $20 voucher for each participant, to be used that night! The trunk show itself will run until end-of-day Saturday, for those of you who can't make it Friday night! Please note: no refunds will be offered for event registration. 11205562_956453301039602_3376420799517984387_n-2

Julie Asselin Acid Dyeing II

Date(s): May 7th, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join fabulous Canadian indie dyer Julie Asselin and learn how to dye yarn and fibre with acid dyes! Designed as both an introductory dyeing class and as a follow up for last year's students, this class will dive into the theory and design work behind dyeing your own yarn. Students will learn how to dye the yarn they want! Each participant will receive 2 skeins of yarn (fingering or DK) and a silk hankie to practice with, but additional supplies can be purchased on the day of the workshop. There will be a lunch break from 12-1.   [gallery ids="3290,3291,3288"]  

Julie Asselin Knit-A-Long

Date(s): May 12th, 19th, and 26th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
In honour of Julie Asselin's May 6-7 visit to Wabi Sabi (more details here!), we're hosting a themed Thursday night knit-a-long for the month of May! Flash your Julie Asselin stash (especially what you snagged at her May 6 trunk show!), share your love of her yarns, make some progress on your Julie Asselin yarn WIPs (or cast on a new one!) and maybe win a fabulous prize! julie This knit-a-long is not a class, and participants should have prior knitting experience. A staff member will be on hand to answer quick questions! Registration is free, but we encourage you to reserve your spot in advance!

Knit in Public Day 2016

Date(s): June 18th, 2016, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sit and knit with us under our sidewalk tent, and don’t forget to visit our annual big Knit in Public Day sale in the shop! What to bring: Water, a lawn chair (if desired – seating is available), sunscreen, a hat – perhaps a snack? Backup plan:  In the case of bad weather, we’ll be knitting in the back of the shop!   Registration is not necessary in order to attend the event. See you then!

Sunday Morning Sock-A-Long

Date(s): July 10th, 17th, and 24th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
There's a reason we call July "sock month" - socks don't overheat you while you knit them! Join Emily Sunday mornings from 10:30-12:00 and knit yourself some stylish socks for fall!  This is the perfect opportunity to fight back against the insidious "second-sock syndrome," or to try out a new pattern! sockkal This knit-a-long is not a class, and participants should already have experience knitting socks or working with double pointed needles. A staff member will be on hand to answer quick questions! Registration is free, but we encourage you to reserve your spot in advance!