Knitting and Dyeing Classes at Warm Hearts Yarn

Warm Heart Yarn is offering a number of knitting and dyeing classes for adults at 35 Rover Blvd, Suite D in White Rock.
To register or for more information, call 672-2008 or visit
Learn to Knit: Dishcloth Series

Heidi and Katie are teaching a series of dishcloth classes, each focusing on a different skill. During the weeks we are teaching, Heidi will teach a class 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, and Katie will teach 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. Participants do not need to take both classes; we are hoping to reach all who are interested by offering two different days and times. With exception to the first class, all of the classes are free. The recommended yarn for all of the classes is Cotton Supreme (solids, we don’t recommend black while learning) and either a size 7 or 8 needle.

Intro to Knitting: Saturday, June 15, 3-4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Katie Brousseau Fee: $20 includes yarn, needles, and “learn to knit” bookDescription: during this class we will start with the basics. Participants will learn how to cast on,
the knit stitch, and how to bind off.
No previous experience is necessary. Ages 12 and up, please.
Basket Weave Dishcloth Class: focus on purling; prerequisite: knowledge of cast on, knit stich, and bind off.
Session 1: Tuesday, June 18, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Heidi Narum Fee: Free (see above for recommended yarn and needle size)
Session 2: Thursday, June 20, 5-6 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Brousseau Fee: Free
Cable Dishcloth: Focus on creating cable stitches (don’t be intimidated, we promise it isn’t as difficult as it looks.) Prerequisite: mastery of the knit and purl stitches, cast on and bind off.
Session 1: Tuesday, July 9, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Heidi Narum; Fee: Free
Session 2: Thursday, July 11, 5-6 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Brousseau; Fee: Free
Lace Dishcloth: focus on creating lace with increases (yarnovers) and decreases. Prerequisites: knowledge of the knit and purl stitches, and cast on and bind off.
Session 1: Tuesday, July 23, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Heidi Narum; Fee: free
Session 2: Thursday, July 25, 5-6 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Brousseau; Fee: free
Hurdle Stitch Scarf

June 27, 6-8 p.m.
Fee – $30 – includes 1 skein of Casablanca yarn
Skill level: You should know how to cast on, knit and purl.

1 skein Casablanca (please do not substitute a different yarn)
size 8 double pointed needles
2 knitting needle tip protectors
#13 or #16 yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
pattern will be provided

In this class you will learn to deal with “tricky” yarn
2.tricks to keep track of where you are in a pattern to make very tidy edges
4.Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn bind off (not very bulky)
5.why finishing is the most important part of knitting
6.ergonomics of knitting

Direct questions to Stephanie Hagelberg at 662-7335.

Tie Dyeing and Yarn Dyeing
June 29, 10 a.m.-noon
Fee – $20 – includes dyes and detergents.

In this class you will learn how to spell “Tie Dye.” This class if for EVERYONE! Kids and their parents are welcome. The dyes used are NON-TOXIC fiber reactive dyes. This means we will be
doing CHEMISTRY! There is a covalent bond between the dye molecule and the cellulose in the fiber. I may try to get you excited about chemistry.

Supplies: Please wear “craft” clothes in case you get dye on them. This is not too likely. I have tie dyed with hundreds of very young children with rare splashes. Please bring a pair of kitchen gloves that fit you. Metzger’s or Smith’s sell a couple types of gloves. The thin nitrile ones will work also. You will have time to dye two items so you may do 1 of each shirt and yarn or 2 yarns or 2 shirts. Please bring 100 percent white cotton pre-washed t-shirts if you wish to dye t-shirts. I will have some t-shirts available the day of the class for direct purchase from me. (Cash or check) If you wish to dye yarn please bring white or very light colored 100 percent cotton, linen, silk or rayon yarn wound in a dye skein (This is a circle of yarn, like a coiled rope.) Polyester, acrylic and nylon will not work! They have no bonding sites for this dye. Suggested yarn Cotton Supreme, Good Earth, and Ultra Pima all available at the store.

Direct questions to Stephanie Hagelberg 662-7335.

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