Classes

I teach various fibre arts classes at the Purple Purl, which is located at 1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. For an up-to-date schedule on all of the classes offered by the Purple Purl, see the class listings. See a previous class listing you’d like to have taken — make a request at the shop, and we’ll see what we can do!

It is also highly likely that I will be teaching informally at Ontario SCA (medieval re-creation) events throughout the summer. If you’re in Ealdormere, keep your eyes open for the Celt with the spindles!

Want me to teach at your LYS, Fiberfest, event or backyard?
Send me an email: aemmeleia-at-gmail-dot-com

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June 2008
Saturday, June 15
1:30-4:30pm (3 hrs)
In this class you will learn how to turn fluff into string! If that’s not exciting enough, you will also learn various methods of fibre preparation, spin singles and 2-plied yarns, and be given lots of hands-on help.
Class fees include a FolkLore Fiberarts ‘student’ drop-spindle, fluff for the learning session, and a “snack pack” of rovings and fibres to experiment with at home!

Two Socks on the Magic Loop
Tuesday, May 13
6-8pm (2 hrs) (Plenty of time to hang out at the PP’s knit-in night!)
Come out an explore a whole new way of making socks! Toe-up patterns, two socks at once, all on the miraculous “magic loop”.
Please bring or purchase 2 50g balls/1 100g ball spilt in half of sock yarn, and one fine-gauge (2-2.5mm) circular needle (at least 80cm long)

Forthcoming

Drop-Spindle Spinning: Beyond the Basics
TBA (August/September 2008 — contact store for details)
(approx. 2 hrs)
Able to spin a continuous single on your drop-spindle, but unsure of what you can do from here? In this class we’ll explore various spinning, drafting, and plying techniques to expand your yarn repertoire.
(more information to come)

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Previous Classes

May 2008

Introduction to Drop-Spindle Spinning
Saturday, May 3
1:30-4:30pm (3 hrs)
In this class you will learn how to turn fluff into string! If that’s not exciting enough, you will also learn various methods of fibre preparation, spin singles and 2-plied yarns, and be given lots of hands-on help.
Class fees include a FolkLore Fiberarts ‘student’ drop-spindle, fluff for the learning session, and a “snack pack” of rovings and fibres to experiment with at home!

Two Socks on the Magic Loop
Tuesday, May 13
6-8pm (2 hrs) (Plenty of time to hang out at the PP’s knit-in night!)
Come out an explore a whole new way of making socks! Toe-up patterns, two socks at once, all on the miraculous “magic loop”.
Please bring or purchase 2 50g balls/1 100g ball spilt in half of sock yarn, and one fine-gauge (2-2.5mm) circular needle (at least 80cm long)

Introduction to Stranded Colourwork Knitting
Thursday, May 29
6-7:30pm (1.5 hrs)
Ever wanted to try 2 (or even more!) colours for knitting in-the-round, but were worried about how to hold those extra threads? This class will teach you how to manage those yarns and keep an even tension working in stranded knitting, along with a few knitter’s “party tricks”: English knitters will learn Continental style, and vice-versa!
Please bring or purchase 2 contrasting colours of dk/worsted-weight wool and needles of appropriate size (however you prefer to work in-the-round: dpns, 1 long circ, or 2 circs are all fine.)

April 2008
Introduction to Drop-Spindle Spinning
Saturday, April 12
1:30-4:30pm (3 hrs)
In this class you will learn how to turn fluff into string! If that’s not exciting enough, you will also learn various fibre preparations, singles and 2-plied yarns, and be given hands-on help.

Introduction to Stranded Colourwork Knitting
Tuesday, April 15
6-7:30pm (1.5 hrs) (Plenty of time to hang out at the PP’s knit-in night!)
Ever wanted to try 2 (or even more!) colours knitting in-the-round, but were worried about how to hold those extra threads? This class will teach you how to manage those yarns and keep an even tension working in stranded knitting, along with a few “party tricks”: English knitters will learn Continental style, and vice-versa!

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Want me to teach at your LYS, Fiberfest, event or backyard?
Send me an email: aemmeleia-at-gmail-dot-com

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