Sculptural Crochet

Dates: TBA  (Winter 2018)
Times: TBA
Instructor: Mimi Stockland

Description: This class approaches the craft of crochet from a contemporary art perspective and explores how to take this relatively simple textile technique beyond making flat pieces and simple garments, into the realm of 3D crochet techniques. The workshop will use mathematical concepts to think about crochet, and ultimately give you the freedom to manipulate yarn and form in a fresh, inventive way that satisfies your imagination. You will be encouraged to choose one/several technique(s) that particularly interest you and explore them in further depth within a specific project. Students will start by making small samples to grasp and explore basic techniques as they are presented. By the end of the 4 weeks, they will have begun work on a larger sculptural piece incorporating one or several of these techniques. Designed primarily for intermediate to advanced crocheters, this class will expand the horizons of what is possible in crochet and give you more tools to add to your creative belt.

Fee: $95 (HST included)

Price: $95.00

The Rug Hooker’s Workshop Series (Fall)

Date: October 15 – November 19
Time: 6 Sundays, 2:30 – 5:30 pm or 10 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Catherine McCausland

Register for selected classes, or the whole series for a discount!

For anyone who has completed the introductory workshop, or has some rug hooking experience, this workshop series is a great way to work through a project from “idea” to completion while improving your overall rug hooking skills.  Each class includes a featured lesson with sampler pattern and general hooking time.

Full Series: $190 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 1: Get a Pattern
Sunday, October 15, 10 am – 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Bring an idea and we’ll develop a pattern or choose from available designs. You will learn a simple photo-to-pattern method, choose border options, and transfer your design onto burlap.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 2: Pick Your Colours
Sunday, October 22, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Pick colours that compliment each and the right texture of yarns or fabrics for your piece. Make your pattern stand out! Exploration of Memory Mats and then general hooking time.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 3: Hooking Effects
Sunday, October 29, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Get guidance on bringing your design to life: to outline or not, variations on outline styles, direction of hooking techniques, and using these tools to create movement and variety in your piece.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 4: Details, Shadows & Highlights
Sunday, November 5, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Learn a super-simple three-shade method to create shadows and highlights. Practice a variety of stitch sizes to create fine detail in your work.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 5: Texture Effects
Sunday, November 12, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Create fascinating and unusual textures that make your mat really unique. Explore unusual material choices and play with pile (stitch height and distance). These techniques make your mat a joy to both look at and touch.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 6: Finishing Off
Sunday, November 19, 10 am – 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Get a professional finish to your mat. Complete the finishing touches, correct any mistakes, clean up and press. You will learn about colour adjustment and clarification, turning and hanging options. Catherine will go over a variety of uses for rug hooked pieces.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

– 9″ x 12″ designs available.
– Fabric provided but students should be prepared to bring additional fabric for larger designs.
– Please bring your own scissors, hooks, and cutters.

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Price: from $46.00

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Crochet: An Introduction

Date: October 24 – November 23
Time: 4 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Pearl Fifield

Details: Crochet is a centuries old technique that has seen a revival in recent years with contemporary applications and designs.  It’s a craft you can take anywhere with you as it uses only a hook and a ball of thread or yarn.  The loops and chains of crochet are made with only four different stitches, then all of the different patterns and designs are just different combinations of those four basics.  Use these simple steps to craft a multitude of projects like hats, scarves, doilies, tablecloths, mini-monsters, chair-covers, and more!

Fee: $75 (includes HST and most supplies)

Price: $75.00

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Drawing With Thread

Dates: October 30 – November 13
Times: 3 Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Description: Are you a drawer/artist who would like incorporate stitching into your work? In this workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of using a needle and thread as a drawing tool to create works that are rooted in historic textiles as well as contemporary art practices. Understanding different techniques of mark making with a threaded needle, participants will learn to convert their drawings into embroidered works. Nontraditional backgrounds and stitching materials will also be explored.  Perfect for artists who wish to bring embroidery techniques to their work.  No stitching experience required, but confidence in drawing is a must.

Fee: $87 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $87.00

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