A River of Yarn

Only 15 minutes south of Peterborough, ON, Canada


2019 Classes

Beginner Socks: 

Cuff Down

Using Neko curved double point needles!

Use Neko curved double point knitting needles

Class Description:

Nothing feels better on the feet than a pair of hand-knit socks, and the choices of beautiful yarn and interesting patterns are endless. Sock knitting is meditative, portable and addictive! Learn traditional and seamless sock construction in our Beginner Sock class. This class is a great way to go beyond the basics and add a few more knitting techniques to your toolbox and you'll end up with a pair of beautiful socks for winter coziness.


$60 plus materials (includes Neko sock pattern)


4-ply sock yarn

Set of Neko 2.5mm cdp knitting needles


Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dates: January 9 & 23, 2019


1. Payment in full is required to reserve a class spot and must be reserved 48 hours before the starting date of the class. 
2. Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than 48 hours before the first class, you will be fully refunded, or payment can be transferred to another session. After 48 hours before, there are NO REFUNDS. 
3. If there are less than 3 students registered in a class before the class is scheduled to start, we reserve the right to change class dates or cancel the class. If a change in dates does not work for you, or the class cannot be re-scheduled, we will happily refund your class fees.

Are you a member of a local guild or group and looking for some ideas or topics to bring to your group?   

As an Ontario Certified Technology & Family Studies secondary teacher
with 25 years experience, I am offering the following off-site workshops:

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

Simple Toe-Up Socks: Afterthought Heel
Using Addi Flexi-Flips 

Learn to use Addi Flexi-Flips knitting needles
Class Description:

We love Toe-up socks! Easy to try on as you knit and you can be sure to use every last bit of your yarn. You can also choose to add a splash of colour in the heel and toe. This class is suitable for intermediate to adventurous beginners comfortable with knitting and purling, circular knitting, ribbing, as well as basic increases and decreases. 


$60 plus materials (includes toe-up sock pattern) 


4-ply sock yarn

Optional: 50gm contrasting heel and toe colour in 4-ply sock yarn

Set of Addi Flexi-Flips 2.5mm or 2.75mm or size to obtain gauge. 

Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dates: January 16 & 30, 2019

Fibre Parties Get togethers

Fibre Parties

Ever thought about a Fibre Party?  

This is where I come to your house with the latest yarns, patterns & accessories.  You invite your crafty friends and  family for a get-together. I present all the new products for everyone to discover.  Free yarn tastings will be provided for you and your guests.  Everyone will have an opportunity to 'custom' order from the new line-up of products.  No more waiting to see what the LYS decided to stock. You and your guests can be the designer this time!

Parties will be offered twice a year, during the spring & fall. 

Contact me for details. 705-740-3881

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