Workshops & Classes
All workshops, classes and knit-togethers are at the shop, 187 Main Street Picton, unless otherwise noted.
Knit & Natter – Every Tuesday from 5pm – 7pm
All are welcome to come along and bring whatever crafty item you are working on. This is a free event.
Wool & Wine in the County 2018 November Retreat is now open, click here for details and registration.
Thrummed Mitts Class – 3 Thursday afternoons – November 1st, 8th & 15th, 1-3 pm
Come and knit with us they soft cozy mitts!
We will start with double pointed needles and knit in the round (it is possible to knit using the magic loop method if you prefer this method).
Day 1 we will cast on and knit the ribbed cuff right up to the thumb and put the thumb stitches onto stitch holder. This will give you a chance to put in a few rows of thrums and learn how to take the roving and split it into thrums.
Homework for the week before the 2nd class – continue the mitt up to the point where you would be doing the decreases of the top of the mitt.
Day 2 we will do the decreases at the top of the mitt and finish the top and then pick up the thumb stitches and knit up the thumb and add thrums. At the end of Day 2 you should have 1 finished mitt. If there is time at the end we will cast on the 2nd mitt.
At the end of the 2 days you will have 1 finished mitten and the ability and knowledge to knit the 2nd mitten along with a mitten pattern to make more mittens in a variety of sizes.
Materials to bring: a set of double pointed 4.5 mm needles, scissors, tape measure and a darning needle.
Material you can purchase at the shop or bring along: 1 ball of 200 yards of worsted weight yarn (a number of colours will be available to choose from) and 50 grams of merino roving (we have a large selection of colours of merino to choose from).
This class is taught by Lesley Snyder, the owner of Rosehaven Yarn Shop and an avid felter from the past decade.
Felted soap and felted dryer balls make excellent hostess gifts or are great to use yourself!
Spend an afternoon playing with colours, wool and soap and see all the things you can create!
Materials will be included and you will have your choice of colours from the wall of merino rovings in our downstairs studio space.
In the 2 1/2 hours you should be able to complete 1 bar of soap and at least 1 dryer balls in basic multi colours. What you actually finish will depend on how detailed you get with any additional designs on your soap and balls.
We will bring out the needle felting needles so you can play and learn to add images or anything else your imagination can come up with!
Materials to bring:
A big towel to help with keeping the water off the floor.
A medium sized bowl or container that can hold soapy water while you felt.
Scrap yarn that will create to core of your dryer ball. Acrylic is fine, the wool roving will felt to just about anything.
A plastic bag to take wet items home with you.
This workshop will be taught by Chris Hall of CakeTin Hats.
Students will design and make two beautiful small felted vessels from merino wool and silk fibres using different design techniques, styles and colours. You will learn about resist techniques and differential shrinkage methods used to create various shapes. By the end of the day you will have completed two lovely little vessels which you will take home to dry. These can be used to hold your little treasures, small potted plants, jewellery, spare change or as lovely free standing sculptures. Felting is full of endless possibilities and what you create will only be limited by your imagination!
Skills required: Some felting experience is preferred but not mandatory. Felting skills involve everything from delicate hand and finger dexterity to strong physical effort in the arm and shoulder area and requires some standing. Maximum 6 participants.
Materials included: Merino wool, silk fibre, template material, soap slurry, bubble
wrap, pool noodle and felting tools will be available to use.
Students are required to bring: Two old bath towels, two hand towels, a bucket, sharp scissors, an apron or a change of top (not necessary but just in case you get wet) and your lunch (or there is a cafe located across the street).
Cost of the full day workshop, including materials is $120.00 (plus HST).
Call Rosehaven Yarn Shop between 10 and 5 at 613-476-9092 to pay for and hold your spot. Cancellations will be refunded if notified a 30 days in advance of workshop date. Less than 30 days before the workshop no refunds will be given.
Thank you for your interest and hope to see you there!