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    A River of Yarn

 15 minutes south of Peterborough, ON
On the Trent Severn Waterway  

Classes
Winter offerings are coming soon...

Are you a member of a local guild or group and looking for some ideas of topics to bring to your group?   As a Fashion & Clothing teacher with 25 years experience, I am offering the following off-site workshops:


General Fashion Design:

- Putting Colour Theory into Practice              - The Design Process

- Principles & Elements of Design                  How does Clothing Communicate?

- Taking Proper Body Measurements             - Repair/Redesign/Recycle

- Types of yarn & how it is produced              - GEMS:  Gauge, Ease, Measurement, Sizing

- Yarn Labels & what the Symbols Mean         - Little Luxuries

- How to create T-shirt yarn                             - How to Substitute Fibres & Yarns

- Unknown Fibre?  Let's Test It                         - Pick a Stitch Workshop eg: Brioche

- Creating Felted Fabric                                    - Creative Button Recycling

- Need Instant Gratification? Try an accessory!

- Choosing the right yarn & supplies for your project 

Knitting Focused Workshops:

- Using the Neko CDP Needles                     - Fixing Knitting Mistakes

- Needle Types:  What's the Difference?       - Finishing Techniques 

- Knitting by Design                                       - Understanding Gauge

- Knitting 101                                                 - Reading Knit Patterns & Charts

- Knitting 201                                                  - All About Cables
- Knitting in the Round                                    - Bind-off Techniques
- Lace Knitting                                                 - Cast-on Techniques

- Working with Beads                                      - Increases vs. Decreases 

- What is Fair Isle?                                          - Shadowbox Mittens

- Socks Basics                                                - Thrummed Mittens

- Socks from the toe up!                                  - Mitten Basics

Crochet Focused Workshops:

- Crochet 101                                                  - The Crochet Beanie

- Crochet 201                                                  - Embellishments

- How to Read Crochet Symbols & Charts     - All About the Hook

- The Granny Square                                      - Crocheting in the Round

- Pooling Colours in a Crochet Scarf               - Bavarian Crochet Square

- Increases vs Decreases                                - Socks by Crochet - Yes you can!
- Foundation Techniques                                 - C2C?  Working corner to corner!
- Finishing Techniques                                    - Understanding Gauge