Saturday, January 23, 2016

Winter Class Schedule- January to March 2016

Crochet Class Schedule

Learn to crochet- Beginners (two session options)
Saturday January 30- 11:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday February 11- 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Have you been yearning to learn the craft of crochet? Are you a knitter looking to expand your skill set? Do you want to create quick easy projects in no time? Then our “Learn to Crochet for Beginners” class is for you! During this class you will learn the basics of crochet while working on a functional dishcloth out of basic cotton yarn and a medium sized hook that you will be able to take home with you at the end of class!
Cost: $40/person (per session) - all materials and tax included

If you attend the first session and would like to attend the second session without materials, the cost will be $30/person or $65 for both classes.

Confident Beginner Crochet
Thursday February 18- 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Have you learned the basics of crochet and are looking to expand your crochet knowledge? Then sign up for our “Confident Beginner Crochet” class and learn to make a stunning cowl! The stitches learned in this class will take you beyond the basics and you will also learn how to follow a crochet pattern while working on a simple cowl project that can be continued after class ends.
Cost: $60/person- all materials and tax included

Intermediate Crochet Skills
Thursday February 25- 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday March 3- 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Getting confident with those crochet skills and looking for more? Join our “Intermediate Crochet Skills” class and push yourself even farther beyond the basics! During this time you will work on a basic baby hat and use techniques such as the magic circle and crocheting through the front/back of a stitch. As the hat grows, so will your love for this quick and satisfying craft!
Cost: $42/person-all materials and tax included

If you attend the first session and would like to attend the second session without materials, the cost will be $30/person or $67 for both classes.

Beginner, confident beginner and intermediate class package (1 class per level for 3 classes total) - $130
All 5 crochet class package- $190 (Materials included in 3 sessions)

Specialty Knitting Classes

Heart Hat Knit-a-long Class
Saturday February 13- 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have you ever signed up for one of our fun knit-a-longs? Are you looking to learn the basics of Fair Isle knitting? Then join us in our heart hat class and enjoy knitting some adorable Fair Isle hearts in a DK weight hat! During this class you will learn the proper technique for catching a float and how to recognize proper tension when changing colours while knitting. We will throw in a few more tips and tricks and have you addicted to changing colours in no time!
Cost: $65- all yarn and tax included
Class cost for KAL signups: $20 (KAL kit must be purchased from Stix and Stones)
Class fee: $30- materials not included
HOMEWORK: Ribbing portion of the hat project MUST be completed before class
Please Bring if not purchasing KAL kit: 100% superwash wool in DK weight and at least two colours, 4mm needles- ensure homework is completed before class.

Latvian Cuffs and Mitts
Saturday Feb 27- 2:00pm to 4:00pm

If you are confident in your Fair Isle or stranded knitting skills then why not try out Latvian cuffs and mitts for a little challenge on your next project? You will learn to use multiple colours to create the look of Latvian braids and multi coloured ribbing for the edges and cuffs of your projects that will be the perfect complement to your Fair Isle mitts, hats, socks and whatever else you can dream of! You will work on samples in class that you will be able to take notes on and replicate at home and also adapt to your favourite patterns!
Cost: $30- materials not included
Please Bring: 5mm needles, darning needles, cable needles and a selection of worsted weight superwash wool in a minimum of 5 colours- small scraps are perfect for this class!

Baby Sweater Basics- from the top down!
Saturday March 12- 2:00pm to 4:00pm

If you are a confident beginner knitter that is looking at expanding in to sweater knitting, then this is the class for you! We take you through the basics of knitting a sweater by working on a baby sized sweater in class that will be knit from the top (neck) down!  We will discuss the basic construction of a sweater, what you need to know before beginning a sweater project, the properties that go in to creating and choosing a sweater pattern and so much more! Join us for Baby Sweater Basics and you will be knitting full sized sweaters in no time!
Cost: $42- yarn and tax included
Please Bring: 4.5mm circular needle at least 24” in length

Saturday March 19- 2:00pm to 4:00pm*
*An additional class may be considered from 11:00am to 1:00pm if needed

Itching to learn the basics of needle felting? Get addicted with our adorable Easter Egg Needle Felting class! You will learn how to start your project and build on it using 100% animal fiber rovings and the proper felting needles and mat to get you started off on the right foot. You can take home as many Easter Eggs as you can manage to make during this time and use them as decorative ornaments for the holiday! All ages and skill levels are welcome to join in on this fun and interactive class!

Cost: $45 all materials and taxes included. 

To register for any of our upcoming Winter classes, give us a call at Stix and Stones at 705-223-8245. Only paid seats can be reserved and class numbers will be limited and tend to sell out quickly.

Help and Learn Sessions

1:30pm to 3:30pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
1:30pm to 3:30pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm(Mid Sept to May ONLY)
10:30am to 12:30pm

$15.00 per class 
$60 for 5 class pass
$110 for 10 class pass

Help and learn sessions are designed for all knitting skill levels, from those who have never even held knitting needles before, up to experienced knitters. Learn to knit, get help with your projects, ask questions and learn a new technique with plenty of one on one time! Drop in based- no need to call or register in advance, just come when you can. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Learn to Love Fiber Arts" March Break Kids Camp 2015

"Learn to Love Fiber Arts"  March Break Kids Camp 2015
Dates: Monday March 16 to Friday March 21- 10:00am to 12:00pm daily

Price: $25 per day per student OR $110 for the week

Ages: 6 and up

All materials included each day
8 student maximum per day

Arm/Finger Knitting
Monday March 16, 2015

In this class we will learn fun and interactive techniques for knitting and
crochet without needles! It’s exactly how it sounds- we will use our hands
and arms to make projects instead of using needles and hooks and by the end of the class we will have completed a new project or - maybe two!

Pom Pom Art
Tuesday March 17, 2015

In this class we will use fun colours of yarns to make endless amounts of
pom poms! What will we do with these pom poms? Just about anything!
String them as necklaces, attach them to headbands, make pom pom
animals... you name it! We will come out of this class with quite a few fun
completed projects!

Spool Knitting
Wednesday March 18, 2015

In this class we will be making our very own knitting spools and then learning how to knit on them as well as what we can make with the finished product! The kids will be able to bring home their knitting spools and yarns to continue working at home. In the class we will make necklaces, headbands,bracelets and more!

Straw Weaving
Thursday March 19, 2015

In this class we will use yarn and unconventional items such as straws, popsicle sticks, or cardboard to make our own weaving looms and create some fun projects such as bookmarks, bracelets, headbands and more!

Felting-needle and wet felting
Friday March 20, 2015

In this class we will learn the amazing art of felting using both the needle felting and wet felting techniques- don’t worry; it is perfectly safe for kids of all ages! During this time we allow the kids to make whatever they can dream up and everyone’s end result is always different. This class is very hands on, interactive and fun and is definitely our most popular kid’s class!

Please call Stix and Stones at 705-223-8245 to register for any or all of these classes! Only a paid seat is a reserved seat as our kids camps fill up quickly!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Winter 2015 Class Schedule- February to March

Knitting 911- How to fix mistakes!
Date: Saturday March 7, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm AND 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $30/person
Please bring: two colours of yarn in the same weight, needles to match, darning needle, crochet hook
We have our students asking us in every class to help them fix their mistakes- in this class we will teach you how to recognize and fix your own mistakes! A few of the techniques we learn in this class are: recognizing your own mistakes, picking up a dropped stitch, un-knitting, ripping back, how to fix twisted stitches and so much more! By the end of this class you will be a mistake fixing expert!

Socks from the Toe up
Date: Saturday March 14, 2015
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $45/person
Please bring: A DK weight or heavier yarn with double point needles to match OR 32” circulars for magic loop
Have you mastered the art of knitting socks from the top down and are you ready for a new challenge? Try out our socks from the toe up class and learn some great new techniques! Just as it sounds- we will be knitting a tiny sample sized sock... from the toe up! During this class we will cast on at the toe, knit the foot, turn the heel, knit the cuff and cast off at the top all while discussing the benefits of knitting a sock in the opposite direction! You will come out of this class with a tiny sock- perfect for baby gifts or add a ribbon and use it as a decoration or ornament!

Easter Egg Needle Felting Class
Date: Saturday March 28, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm OR 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $45/person- ALL materials included!
With Easter just around the corner, we have put together a fun festive class that teaches you the basics of needle felting while making a themed decoration! Needle felting is the art of using unspun wool rovings, barbed needles and foam to create all kinds of unique pieces! This technique involves no knitting knowledge whatsoever so it is great for anyone interested in fiber arts. You will leave the class with at least one mini decorative egg- more if you catch on quickly! All you need to bring is an open mind and some creativity!

To register for any of our classes please call Stix and Stones at 705-223-8245 and remember we can only reserve paid seats. There are a limited number of seats per class so be sure to sign up quickly to ensure yours!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

October Class Schedule 2014


Drop in class
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
Magic Loop Circular Knitting
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
Drop in class
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
“I can’t wear that colour!”
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &

Drop in class
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
Fibre is your friend
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &

No drop in class this night!
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm

Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
Drop in class
Downtown Zombie Crawl!

Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm

Drop in classes are for all ages and skill levels and for anyone interested in learning to knit, learning new techniques or getting help on your projects
Saturday classes are specialty technique classes and require that you have basic knitting skills. Saturday classes MUST be pre-registered in order to attend.
Please call Stix and Stones for more information or to register for a specialty class. 705-223-8245

Class Descriptions

Drop in classes

These classes are available three times a week during the fall and winter seasons and are open to knitters of all ages and skill levels! This is the time to come in and learn to knit, get help on your project or even learn a new technique. We will teach you anything you would like to know! Each student works on their own projects individually and the teachers come around and help with whatever problems arise or with whatever questions you might help. There is always a great amount of one on one time spent with each student as needed.

We do not take reservations for drop in classes- come when you can and don’t worry about being right on time! We accommodate everyone and their own unique schedules.

Magic loop circular knitting- Oct 4

Never use double pointed needles again! Magic loop is a fantastic technique that uses one long circular needle to knit in the round eliminating the use for double points! You can use this technique to replace any project that calls for double pointed needles such as socks, mitts, fingerless gloves, sweater sleeves and even for the tops of hats!

Bring with you: Worsted weight yarn and circular needles to match in 32” or 40” length
Skill level: Enthusiastic beginner! Must know how to knit and purl

“I can’t wear that colour!” (Not just for knitter’s!)- Oct 11

Let colour do the talking as we share all about… colour families, hard to wear colours, universally flattering colours and variegated colours in yarns and fabrics. Learn how to envision colours in a project and recognize colours you love that don’t love you back and how to work with them. Working with fabric samples and colour wheels you’ll make a personalized go to colour list. We’ll swatch with different colours including hand-dyed colours, talk about washing and blocking different colours and discuss the dying process that goes into creating all them. See if the colour you love will work for garments you can actually wear. Maybe the next time you think, “I can’t wear that colour!” you just might be wrong!

Bring with you: Notebook & pen/pencil and an open mind
Skill level: All skill levels welcome

Fibre is Your Friend (Not just for knitter’s!)- Oct 18

There’s so many exciting knitting fibres available today, let’s get familiar with all their properties and figure out what to use and where!  We’ll talk animal versus plant fibres and get familiar with where you can and can’t substitute fibres called for in a pattern and how to do this properly. Learn about super wash wools versus feltable wools and the universal myth of wool allergies. Create fibre swatches using everything from acrylic to bamboo and merino to alpaca, and then discuss their unique properties and how to care for each one. This session will completely change the way you shop, and look at yarns.

Bring with you: An assortment of knitting needles and any yarns from your stash that you would like to test or fibres that you are unsure of their content
Skill level: All skill levels welcome