Beginner Embroidery - Three Christmas Ornaments
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Embroidery - Three Christmas Ornaments

Get into the holiday spirit with this embroidered ornament workshop! This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 3” embroidery hoop ornaments, exploring various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

INSTRUCTOR : Alex

PROJECT: Students will make 3 Christmas ornaments . Three workshop-exclusive patterns will be provided and students will be given a selection of fabric, and embroidery floss colors to choose from. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home.

DISCUSSION: How to transfer your pattern to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks for working with sparkly floss, finishing techniques to display your ornament. 

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome.

NOTE: Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Students will take home to any supplies necessary to complete the project. 

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Beginner Embroidery - Three Christmas Ornaments
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Beginner Embroidery - Three Christmas Ornaments

Get into the holiday spirit with this embroidered ornament workshop! This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 3” embroidery hoop ornaments, exploring various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

INSTRUCTOR : Alex

PROJECT: Students will make 3 Christmas ornaments . Three workshop-exclusive patterns will be provided and students will be given a selection of fabric, and embroidery floss colors to choose from. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home.

DISCUSSION: How to transfer your pattern to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks for working with sparkly floss, finishing techniques to display your ornament. 

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome.

NOTE: Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Students will take home to any supplies necessary to complete the project. 

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Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  This class is very similar to our previous rug hooking classes, except we'll be working with the punch needle instead of a traditional rug hook. 

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern ($95)

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 10 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.

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Drop in Weaving - Weave a Cushion
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Drop in Weaving - Weave a Cushion

A new type of simplified weaving class is here! This class is for people who would like to show up and get straight to work. No heavy theory, just sit down and weave fabric to sew into a cushion!  Geared towards students with no experience, who want to drop in and test drive a loom without taxing their brains with theory.  Also, this class is great for experienced weavers who wish to spend an afternoon weaving and would prefer not to sit through two hours of demos and theory.  

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($125)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms. Looms will be set up with black or white cotton, with lots of weft colours & textures for your weaving. 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is an intro class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 6 people.  All materials provided. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 6 people is not met. 

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Beginner Weaving - Weave a Cushion (Full class with theory and set up demos)
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Beginner Weaving - Weave a Cushion (Full class with theory and set up demos)

Weaving is actually pretty easy, it's just the set up that is so darn complicated.  When you come to this class, the majority of the set up will already be done! The looms will be "dressed" and you'll be weaving in no time. That said, the set up and theory is important/necessary and also fascinating so we will spend about 2.5 hours going over that process.

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($160)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms, exploring different patterns. Lots of colours and fibres will be available, you can pick and choose to your liking. 

DISCUSSION: types of looms, loom anatomy, basic weave structures, project planning, how to wind a warp, how to dress a loom, basic finishing techniques

DEMONSTRATION: condensed version of the warping process & dressing a loom, 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is a beginner class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 6 people.  All materials provided,  45 minute lunch break, lunch NOT provided. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 6 people is not met. 

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Drop in Weaving - Weave a Cushion
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Drop in Weaving - Weave a Cushion

A new type of simplified weaving class is here! This class is for people who would like to show up and get straight to work. No heavy theory, just sit down and weave fabric to sew into a cushion!  Geared towards students with no experience, who want to drop in and test drive a loom without taxing their brains with theory.  Also, this class is great for experienced weavers who wish to spend an afternoon weaving and would prefer not to sit through two hours of demos and theory.  

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($125/person)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms. Looms will be set up with black or white cotton, with lots of weft colours & textures for your weaving. 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is an intro class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 6 people.  All materials provided. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 6 people is not met. 

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CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

Fern's School of Craft is hitting the highway and bringing rug hooking classes to Calgary! We have teamed up with the fine folks at WORKSHOP to bring an evening of rug hooking with a punch needle to the Inglewood neighbourhood in Calgary.  Workshop is a beautiful space that hosts pottery classes on top off having shared artist studio spaces.  We're so excited to join in on the creative energy! 

The The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern $130

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Several patterns will be provided.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes, with approx 30 minutes after class to purchase supplies.  

Registration for this class is through WORKSHOP STUDIOS.  Click the link below to be redirected to their website registration. 

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Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop

The ancient craft of embroidery is back on the rise, and for good reason! It’s a relaxing and timeless art which requires little setup and few tools. What it does require is a bit of know-how, patience, and a few tricks to master your needle and floss.  This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 6” embroidery hoop, exploring the various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

INSTRUCTOR : Alex @floralsandflossembroidery ($120)

PROJECT: Students will make a floral embroidery in a 6" hoop. Two similar patterns will be provided and students will be given a large selection of embroidery floss colours to choose from, as well as various colours of fabric to stitch on. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home. 

DISCUSSION: Various ways to transfer patterns to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks, finishing techniques to display your hoop, Alex’s favorite products and fabrics and where to find them.

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome. 

NOTE: Class will break 15-30 minutes for lunch, lunch not provided. Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, craft portrait not included. Cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes. 

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Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop

The ancient craft of embroidery is back on the rise, and for good reason! It’s a relaxing and timeless art which requires little setup and few tools. What it does require is a bit of know-how, patience, and a few tricks to master your needle and floss.  This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 6” embroidery hoop, exploring the various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

INSTRUCTOR : Alex @floralsandflossembroidery ($120)

PROJECT: Students will make a floral embroidery in a 6" hoop. Two similar patterns will be provided and students will be given a large selection of embroidery floss colours to choose from, as well as various colours of fabric to stitch on. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home. 

DISCUSSION: Various ways to transfer patterns to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks, finishing techniques to display your hoop, Alex’s favorite products and fabrics and where to find them.

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome. 

NOTE: Class will break 15-30 minutes for lunch, lunch is not provided. Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, craft portrait not included. Cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes. 

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Drop in Weaving - Weave a Cushion
Aug
29
11:00 AM11:00

Drop in Weaving - Weave a Cushion

A new type of simplified weaving class is here! This class is for people who would like to show up and get straight to work. No heavy theory, just sit down and weave fabric to sew into a cushion!  Geared towards students with no experience, who want to drop in and test drive a loom without taxing their brains with theory.  Also, this class is great for experienced weavers who wish to spend an afternoon weaving and would prefer not to sit through two hours of demos and theory.  

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($125)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms. Looms will be set up with black or white cotton, with lots of weft colours & textures for your weaving. 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is an intro class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 6 people.  All materials provided. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 6 people is not met. 

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Beginner Rug Hooking With Punch Needle
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Rug Hooking With Punch Needle

The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  This class is very similar to our previous rug hooking classes, except we'll be working with the punch needle instead of a traditional rug hook. 

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern ($95)

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.

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Intro to Sashiko - Stitch a Cushion
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Sashiko - Stitch a Cushion

Literally translated as "Little Stabs", Sashiko refers to the running stitches used to create geometric motifs in this form of traditional Japanese embroidery. In this workshop, we will explore historic and contemporary uses of Sashiko, patterns and pattern meanings, review best practices and why they are used and learn basic stitch techniques and transfer methods.

We will stitch small sample pieces before beginning work on our cotton cushion.  The cushion is pre-sewn with zipper on backside.  All materials will be supplied, including navy and beige thread.

GUEST INSTRUCTOR :  Lauren of @Working Cloth ($130)

PREREQUISITE: None! 

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.

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Drop In Weaving - Weave a Cushion
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Drop In Weaving - Weave a Cushion

A new type of simplified weaving class is here! This class is for people who would like to show up and get straight to work. No heavy theory, just sit down and weave fabric to sew into a cushion!  Geared towards students with no experience, who want to drop in and test drive a loom without taxing their brains with theory.  Also, this class is great for experienced weavers who wish to spend an afternoon weaving and would prefer not to sit through two hours of demos and theory.  

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($125ea)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms. Looms will be set up with black or white cotton, with lots of weft colours & textures for your weaving. 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is an intro class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 5 people.  All materials provided,  Craft portrait included. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 5 people is not met. 

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Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vingette in Hoop
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vingette in Hoop

The ancient craft of embroidery is back on the rise, and for good reason! It’s a relaxing and timeless art which requires little setup and few tools. What it does require is a bit of know-how, patience, and a few tricks to master your needle and floss.  This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 7” embroidery hoop, exploring the various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

GUEST INSTRUCTOR : Alex of @floralsandflossembroidery ($120)

PROJECT: Students will make a floral embroidery in a 7" hoop. Two similar patterns will be provided and students will be given a large selection of embroidery floss colours to choose from. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home. 

DISCUSSION: Various ways to transfer patterns to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks, finishing techniques to display your hoop, Alex’s favorite products and fabrics and where to find them.

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome. 

NOTE: Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, craft portrait not included. Cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes. 

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Into to Sashiko - Stitch a Cushion
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Into to Sashiko - Stitch a Cushion

Literally translated as "Little Stabs", Sashiko refers to the running stitches used to create geometric motifs in this form of traditional Japanese embroidery. In this workshop, we will explore historic and contemporary uses of Sashiko, patterns and pattern meanings, review best practices and why they are used and learn basic stitch techniques and transfer methods.

We will stitch small sample pieces before beginning work on our cotton cushion. All materials will be supplied.

GUEST INSTRUCTOR :  Lauren of @Working Cloth ($130)

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, craft portrait provided. Cancellations must be made 72 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.

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Intro to Block Printing
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Block Printing

We have teamed up with local artist and print maker Morgan Wedderspoon to bring you an afternoon of block printing.  Introduce yourself to the ancient craft of decorating fabric using carved blocks and pigment!  We have designed a modular system of blocks that can be combined in infinite ways to give you infinite patterns. Try it out, learn some tips, and open up a world of block printing possibilities.

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($75)

PROJECT: Students will block print two natural toned tote bag using 2-3 colours of ink.  We will have several carved blocks with geometric shapes/patterns available, and the class will begin with a demo on how to carve your own blocks.

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is a beginner class, no experience necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 4 people.  All materials provided, Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 6 people is not met. 

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Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  This class is very similar to our previous rug hooking classes, except we'll be hooking with the punch needle instead of a traditional rug hook. 

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern ($95)

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, Cancellations must be made 72 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.

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CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

Fern's School of Craft is hitting the highway and bringing rug hooking classes to Calgary! We have teamed up with the ever charming shop Fieldstudy to bring two evenings of rug hooking with a punch needle to the Mission neighbourhood in Calgary.  Fieldstudy has a beautiful selection of textiles and we're excited to get rug hooking surrounded by so much inspiration. 

The The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern $130

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Several patterns will be provided.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 10 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 72 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 10 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes, with approx 30 minutes after class to purchase supplies.  

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CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

Fern's School of Craft is hitting the highway and bringing rug hooking classes to Calgary! We have teamed up with the ever charming shop Fieldstudy to bring two evenings of rug hooking with a punch needle to the Mission neighbourhood in Calgary.  Fieldstudy has a beautiful selection of textiles and we're excited to get rug hooking surrounded by so much inspiration. 

The The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern $130

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Several patterns will be provided.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 10 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 72 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 10 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes, with approx 30 minutes after class to purchase supplies.  

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Drop In Weaving - Weave a Cushion
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Drop In Weaving - Weave a Cushion

A new type of simplified weaving class is here! This class is for people who would like to show up and get straight to work. No heavy theory, just sit down and weave fabric to sew into a cushion!  Geared towards students with no experience, who want to drop in and test drive a loom without taxing their brains with theory.  Also, this class is great for experienced weavers who wish to spend an afternoon weaving and would prefer not to sit through two hours of demos and theory.  

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($125)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms. Looms will be set up with black or white cotton, with lots of weft colours & textures for your weaving. 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is an intro class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 5 people.  All materials provided,  Craft portrait included. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 5 people is not met. 

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Beginner Weaving - Weave a Cushion (full class with theory)
May
27
9:30 AM09:30

Beginner Weaving - Weave a Cushion (full class with theory)

Weaving is actually pretty easy, it's just the set up that is so darn complicated.  When you come to this class, the majority of the set up will already be done! The looms will be "dressed" and you'll be weaving in no time. That said, the set up and theory is important/necessary and also fascinating so we will spend about two hours going over that process.

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($160)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms, exploring different twill patterns. Lots of colours and fibres will be available, you can pick and choose to your liking. 

DISCUSSION: types of looms, loom anatomy, basic weave structures, project planning, how to wind a warp, how to dress a loom, basic finishing techniques

DEMONSTRATION: condensed version of the warping process & dressing a loom, 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is a beginner class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 5 people.  All materials provided,  one hour lunch break, lunch NOT provided. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 5 people is not met. 

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Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  This class is very similar to our previous rug hooking classes, except we'll be hooking with the punch needle instead of a traditional rug hook. 

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern ($90)

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, Lady Craft portrait included. Cancellations must be made 72 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.

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Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop Mothers Day Class
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop Mothers Day Class

The ancient craft of embroidery is back on the rise, and for good reason! It’s a relaxing and timeless art which requires little setup and few tools. What it does require is a bit of know-how, patience, and a few tricks to master your needle and floss.  This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 7” embroidery hoop, exploring the various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

INSTRUCTOR : Alex @floralsandflossembroidery ($120)

PROJECT: Students will make a floral embroidery in a 7" hoop. Two similar patterns will be provided and students will be given a large selection of embroidery floss colours to choose from. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home. 

DISCUSSION: Various ways to transfer patterns to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks, finishing techniques to display your hoop, Alex’s favorite products and fabrics and where to find them.

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome. 

NOTE: Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, craft portrait not included. Cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes. 

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Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop Mother's Day Edition
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop Mother's Day Edition

The ancient craft of embroidery is back on the rise, and for good reason! It’s a relaxing and timeless art which requires little setup and few tools. What it does require is a bit of know-how, patience, and a few tricks to master your needle and floss.  This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 7” embroidery hoop, exploring the various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

INSTRUCTOR : Alex @floralsandflossembroidery ($120)

PROJECT: Students will make a floral embroidery in a 7" hoop. Two similar patterns will be provided and students will be given a large selection of embroidery floss colours to choose from. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home. 

DISCUSSION: Various ways to transfer patterns to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks, finishing techniques to display your hoop, Alex’s favorite products and fabrics and where to find them.

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome. 

NOTE: Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, craft portrait not included. Cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes. 

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AGA - Art on the Block
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

AGA - Art on the Block

Fern's School of Craft is a sponsor at the Art Gallery of Alberta's annual Art on the Block!  It's the gallery's largest fundraising event which supports exhibits and educational programming throughout the year.  There's a huge silent auction with work from artists and artisans.

We will be bringing with us a 36" floor loom and encouraging as many auctioneers as possible to try it out.  By the end of the evening we should have a beautiful collective weaving that one lucky bidder will get to take home.

Hope to see you there!  Tickets available March 15th https://www.youraga.ca

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Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Embroidery - Floral Vignette in a Hoop

The ancient craft of embroidery is back on the rise, and for good reason! It’s a relaxing and timeless art which requires little setup and few tools. What it does require is a bit of know-how, patience, and a few tricks to master your needle and floss.  This workshop will take you through the complete process of creating your own 7” embroidery hoop, exploring the various ways to make the class pattern your own. 

INSTRUCTOR : Alex @floralsandflossembroidery ($120)

PROJECT: Students will make a floral embroidery in a 7" hoop. Two similar patterns will be provided and students will be given a large selection of embroidery floss colours to choose from. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase additional patterns and supplies to take home. 

DISCUSSION: Various ways to transfer patterns to fabric, fundamental embroidery stitches, tips and tricks, finishing techniques to display your hoop, Alex’s favorite products and fabrics and where to find them.

PREREQUISITE: None! All experience levels are welcome. 

NOTE: Students will learn the key skills required to complete the workshop pattern. Since embroidery is a relaxing art to be enjoyed at a personalized pace, some work may be required outside of class to complete the project. Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, craft portrait not included. Cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes. 

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Intro to Block Printing -  Block Print a Tote Bag
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Block Printing - Block Print a Tote Bag

New class alert! We have teamed up with local artist and print maker Morgan Wedderspoon to bring you an afternoon of block printing.  Introduce yourself to the ancient craft of decorating fabric using carved blocks and pigment!  We have designed a modular system of blocks that can be combined in infinite ways to give you infinite patterns. Tr it out, learn some tips, and open up a world of block printing possibilities.

INSTRUCTOR: Fern

PROJECT: Students will block print a natural toned tote bag using 2-3 colours of ink.  We will have several carved blocks with geometric shapes/patterns available, and the class will begin with a demo on how to carve your own blocks.

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is a beginner class, no experience necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 6 people.  All materials provided, Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 6 people is not met. 

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Drop In Weaving - Weave a Cushion (no theory)
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Drop In Weaving - Weave a Cushion (no theory)

A new type of simplified weaving class is here! This class is for people who would like to show up and get straight to work. No heavy theory, just sit down and weave fabric to sew into a cushion!  Geared towards students with no experience, who want to drop in and test drive a loom without taxing their brains with theory.  Also, this class is great for experienced weavers who wish to spend an afternoon weaving and would prefer not to sit through two hours of demos and theory.  

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($125)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms. Looms will be set up with black or white cotton, with lots of weft colours & textures for your weaving. 

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is an intro class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 5 people.  All materials provided,  Craft portrait included. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 5 people is not met. 

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Beginner Weaving - Weave a Cushion (full class with theory)
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Beginner Weaving - Weave a Cushion (full class with theory)

Weaving is actually pretty easy, it's just the set up that is so darn complicated.  When you come to this class, the majority of the set up will already be done! The looms will be "dressed" and you'll be weaving in no time. That said, the set up is important/necessary and also fascinating so we will spend about two hours going over that process.

INSTRUCTOR: Fern ($160)

PROJECT: Students will weave a cotton cushion cover using four shaft table and floor looms, exploring different twill patterns. Lots of colours and fibres will be available, you can pick and choose to your liking. 

DISCUSSION: types of looms, loom anatomy, basic weave structures, project planning, pattern reading, how to wind a warp, how to dress a loom, basic finishing techniques

DEMONSTRATION: condensed version of the warping process & dressing a loom, plain weave, twill weaves

PREREQUISITE: None!  This is a beginner class, no experience necessary

NOTE: Class size limited to 5 people.  All materials provided, Craft portrait included. One hour lunch break, lunch NOT provided. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if the minimum registration of 5 people is not met. 

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Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  This class is very similar to our previous rug hooking classes, except we'll be hooking with the punch needle instead of a traditional rug hook. 

The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by.  You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet! 

INSTRUCTOR : Fern ($90)

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, stencilling patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.

PREREQUISITE: None!  Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, Lady Craft portrait included. Cancellations must be made 72 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.

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