- with the exception of Beginner
level classes, all technique
workshops require basic
understanding of knit/purl,
cast-on/off, and increases and
- unless otherwise specified,
required materials for all classes
are not included - you may
purchase these materials at the
shop, or bring your own
- all classes and workshops
require 3 participants to run, and
are capped at 6 participants;
payment in full is required to
reserve your spot!
- if you have any questions or
concerns about our classes or
workshops, please do not
hesitate to contact Bridget @
Needles in the Hay by phone
705-740-0667 or by email
Spring 2015 Classes!
Disaster Management Skills for Knitters
Thursday, March 26, 7-9 p.m.
Due to popular demand, this is a class specifically designed to give you experience in identifying
and fixing your own mistakes. Using a homework swatch with built-in goofs, we’ll practice
dropping individual stitches to fix problems in rows below, including recovering a dropped stitch,
and reversing a cable. Pattern for homework swatch provided at registration.
$20 for one session
Codebreaking the Yarn Shop
Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Are you curious about the difference between Aran and Worsted weight wools? Or what all those
yarn labels are trying to tell you? Would you like to be more confident about substituting yarn?
This class is for you! We'll have you covered with understanding yarn weights, ply, fibre content,
and what those yarn labels really mean. Materials: Notepaper and Pen; and (optional) a knitting
pattern you want to substitute yarn for. Bring your questions as well!
$30 for one session. Instructor: Glenna C.
Knit Your Best Sweater!
Saturday, April 25, 2 - 4 p.m.
Are you ready to delve into the wide world of sweater knitting, but daunted about how to do it
right? Or have you knitted some sweaters already but interested in ways to improve your fit,
pattern modification, and size selection? In this class we’ll look at all of these things and more.
Measuring, choosing size, the differences in sweater styles, and interpreting your pattern to suit
your own individual body size and shape. Please bring your preferred sweater pattern and a
stockinette swatch knitted in your preferred yarn.
$30 for one session Instructor: Glenna C.
Beginner Rug Hooking
Thursday, April 30, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Beginner Workshop will cover a basic introduction to the art of rug-hooking. This includes
various techniques for hooking, as well as different tools and supplies you can use. A small kit is
available for purchase with a design on burlap, a small hoop and instructions to make a coaster
sized rug. Hooks will be available to borrow or purchase, and yarn will be available for use
during the workshop.
$25 for one session + materials (kits available for $25) Instructor: Margot