Choosing the Right Type of Yarn
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The best way to become a more confident knitter or crocheter, is to understand the different types of yarns available today. Once you know the basics, you will choose the right type of yarn every time. We will cover yarn weights and various ways to determine yarn weights, conversion guides, fibres, and substituting yarns.
Workshop Fee: $30
Materials Fee: NA
Materials to Bring: Pen and paper to take notes.
Instructor: Tracy Minnema
Tracy Minnema, began dabbling in the fibre arts when she was only five years old. Crocheting and knitting were her first foray into the fibre world, then came sewing, dressmaking, cross stitch and quilting. Tracy has a Fashion Arts Diploma, and an Education Certification in Technological Studies – Clothing and Fashion. She worked in the fashion industry for a few years, then went on to teach at the secondary level in Family Studies, for the past 23 years. Working with textiles has always been a part of her life.
Tracy is in the building stages of her new part-time venture, ‘A River of Yarn’. This is a studio and an online store specializing in luxury and affordable hand knitting and crochet yarns, patterns and accessories. Teaching makes up a large part of the business, as she offers lessons from beginner to advanced techniques in the studio. Tracy travels Ontario taking part in various fibre festivals. You can find her as a guest speaker at various guilds and shows, presenting seminars and hands-on workshops. Find out more about A River of Yarn at ariverofyarn.ca.
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