Thursday, February 23, 2012

Classes and E-Spinner!

Wow!  It's almost March!  Spring!

I'm going to start off with a few classes that are coming up....

A Needle Felting Class will be running Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30-8:30pm.  I'm teaching this class through the wonderful organization, "Spark of Brilliance".  Please click on their name for more info and see the flyer for more info too!

I'm also teaching a two part sock knitting class at Greenwood Quiltery!  The socks are special because they have short-row heals and toes which mean you can easily re-knit them as they wear!  This class runs Saturday, March 3rd and 10th from 10 - 11:30am. Please contact Greenwood Quiltery for more info!

Myself and BirDeye Family Programs are co-facilitating a March Break Puppet Making Camp at The Children's Art Factory from March12 - 16.  It's going to be super fun!  We recorded an as for the camp at CFRU, which was a very fun experience - so keep an ear open for my lovely voice for more info! Visit The Children's Art Factory for complete details.

It's getting close to the time where I head back up to Haliburton School for the Arts to start my second year of the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Handspinning Program (that's a mouth full!). I'm currently working on my wheel assignment. At the end of the course last semester, each student was given a type of wheel to research, use and write a paper on. I was really excited because I had been really wanting to get an electric spinner. I got a Babe E-Spinner and it's been a learning curve. It's also been really fun.  It's run by using a sewing machine peddle. I'm excited to try some different peddles to see if a peddle from a fancier sewing machine makes a difference to the sensitivity of the wheel.  

 A few weeks ago I visited my wonderful OHS course buddy Andrea Leigh in London. We did a bunch of spinning and knitting.  We also went to St. Thomas to visit a really cute little yarn shop called, "The Little Red Mitten". It was a cute shop!  I got a child's tapestry loom.  I've been experimenting with kid's looms. They are inexpensive and very easy to use.  

Being Andrea and I are both vegan, she had some fun places to eat lined up!  We went to a restaurant called, "VegOut" it was amazing!  Here is the evidence, a piece of raw strawberry- key lime cheese cake and a cup of herbal tea - heaven! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Some Classes!

I have some classes coming up! Oh! And please join my blog mailing list to be notified when I post!  All you have to do is add your email in the space indicated to the right of this post and - voila!  It's totally private too....

First is a two part beginner crochet class that I'm teaching through Spark of Brilliance.  It runs February 7th and 17th from 6:30 - 8:30pm.  Please click on the above link or see the picture below for more info!
On Saturday February 11th, I'll be teaching at the wonderful Greenwood Quiltery!  I'm teaching a simple cowl that is done in the round.  Students will be learning tips and tricks for casting-on and joining in the round.  Please contact Greenwood Quiltery to sign up or for more information.

I'm super excited to be co-facilitating a March Break program with Birdeye Family Programs that will be held at The Children's Art Factory!  It runs March 12 through 16th.  We'll be creating a whole puppet show with the kids!  They will learn storytelling techniques, different ways to create puppets and work on a show that will be preformed to their parents and friends and in the community!  Please see the poster below for more information and also get in touch with Birdeye to register!