Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winter class list ----

Grey Heron's Winter class list for January

Learn Knitting Fundamentals - Beginner class

Absolute beginner:

For the absolute beginner - the classes run over 3 consecutive weeks

Wednesday daytime= Jan 8th, 15th, 22th - 10am to 12pm
Saturday morning = Jan 11th, 18th, 25th – 10am to 12pm

You will learn: setting up the ground work to knit, then hands on
- to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off

Cost $49.00 paid in advance by Tuesday Jan 7th.

Class fee includes - instruction book and practice yarn, needles, 6 hours of instructions

Top Down Small sample Sweater

Enthusiastic – Advanced beginner:

This class provides you with the tools for knitting a top down garment. It becomes a “no sew” project. 
Since you start knitting at the neckline, your project starts off faster, fewer stitches to deal with, you can try on your sweater as you go and at the end – no seams to sew!!

Thursday daytime = Jan 9th and Jan 16th – 10am to 12pm

Cost $ 39.00 paid in advance by Wednesday Jan 8th.

Class fee includes – pattern, yarn – (must provide own needles), 4 hours of instructions

 It’s Toe Up sock time

Intermediate: must have experience using DPNs 
Previous sock knitting required:

Toe-up sock knitting has its advantages:
you can try on your sock as you go, leave no leftover yarns behind

 We start with a small sample sock and move on to start your first pair of full size socks
toe cast-on, short row heel, shaping gussets,  stretchy specialty cast-offs.

Thursday daytime = Jan 23rd and Jan 30th - 10am to 12pm 
Cost $39.00 paid in advance by Wednesday Jan 22nd.

Class fee includes: pattern, yarn – (must provide own needles), 4 hours of instructions

Thrumming Mitten class

Intermediate: must have experience using DPNs

Learn this wonderful technique called thrumming. We teach you how to make a thrum, several techniques 
for knitting in your thrums and general discussions.
These mittens are perfect for dog walking, keeping your fingers warm and toasty and help keep the winter winds out.
Kits are available or we can build one for you.

Tuesday daytime= January 21st - 10am to 12pm

Cost $ 50.00 includes all materials – please bring your own needles – paid in advance by Monday Jan 20th

Class fee includes: pattern, yarn, roving, 2 hours of instructions

Cables Beginner

Enthusiastic Beginner:

Let’s have fun making cables. We will create a sampler swatch with several examples of different types of cables.
Let’s take it one step further – cable without a cable needle!! How’s that for fun… 
Don’t be scared off – it is not difficult.
We will teach you how to read a pattern with cable charts and understand the fundamentals.

Tuesday daytime = January 28th – 10am to 12pm

Cost $ 34.00 includes one skein of Cascade 220 – paid in advance by Tuesday 27th

Class fee includes: yarn, pattern and 2 hours of instructions (must provide own needles)

Oops, I’ve made a Mistake! – Now what??

Absolute beginner – Intermediate knitter

“Something’s wrong and I can’t figure it out. I might have made a mistake but I just can’t tell.”

Does this question sound like what you ask yourself from time to time? Here’s your chance to learn how to catch and fix a mistake. Learn how to “frog it” back and fix your mistake. 
Learn the old “hook and ladder” method of fixing mistakes.

Wednesday daytime = January 29th – 10am to 12pm

Cost $ 29.00 includes handouts and 2 hours of instructions – paid in advance by Tuesday Jan 28th

Class fee includes: This time we ask you to come with some homework. Instructions handed out at time of registration
Materials to bring: two swatches, 4.5mm to 5mm needles, 3mm crochet hook

As with all our classes, preregistration is required. The class fee is non-refundable or transferable.
Class minimum is set at 3 students and a maximum of 6 students.  
Up coming classes include: Beginner Crochet, Bootcamp Refresher, Lace for Beginners, 
Colourwork for beginners and Intermediate knitters, Bead work, Double knitting, Stitch Combos

Grey Heron 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, ON 

If you have questions, send us an email: greyheron@bellnet.ca

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Spirit....

Well, I can't believe another year has flown by. Our new location in the Arts & Culture district of Collingwood provides us with beautiful large bright windows, displays of colours and a good karma table area for gathering.
We've had several graduates from our classes who have grown to love the relaxation that knitting provides us in our busy everyday lives.
We have helped create heirloom baby blankets, family felted clogs, beaded cowls, hats and scarves, lace shawls, thrum mittens, needle felted animals, knitted Christmas Tree angels and much more.

Thanks to all for supporting our shop. It's been a pleasure to guide you, help you, laugh with you and share knit afternoons with you.

Wishing you a Very  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12 Days Til Christmas SALE...

In keeping with the spirit of "It's better to give than receive" here's your chance to do just that. 

We are in a giving mood, starting this week on Friday 13th - It's your lucky day.... 

To kick off our SALE, we start with....

Friday 13th - Gorgeous fingering weight yarn by Rhichard Devrieze-  $15 per skein

Saturday 14th - Real Fox fur pompoms - $20.00 for 2

Sunday 15th - from our friends at Cabin Fever my most favorite book "Need a Hat book" - $17

Monday 16th - Bucilla Christmas stocking kits - create your very own family heirloom - 50% off

Tuesday 17th - Sally Melville's wonderful book " Book 2 - The Purl Stitch" - $18

Wednesday 18th - Knit Picks interchangeable Harmony or Sunstruck kits - $57

Thursday 19th - Bravo DK yarns by the bag - 10 balls = 1460yds for $25

Friday 20th - Soakbox kits- yarn, pattern, nail polish, soak wash, soak hand cream - $25

Saturday 21st - Cascade Pacific yarns - 213yds wool blend - $6.00

Sunday 22nd - Clover notions - offering a wide variety of knitting notions 15% off

Monday 23rd - Felting tools - have fun needle felting - all tools 20%

Tuesday 24th - Manos Clasica - wonderful chunky wool, perfect for our cold winters - $15

We are OPEN everyday til Christmas - Mon - Fri 10 - 5:30 Sat 10 - 4 Sun 11 - 4

From all us of @ Grey Heron - "We wish you a very Merry Christmas"