CLASSES FALL 2014


GINA BROWN'S CLASSES
FALL 2014



KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS 
Learn to knit; we'll cover all the basics such as: cast on, knit ,purl, increase and decrease, cast off and to sew a mattress seam. We will make a simple cowl and a cozy hat.

Tuesday September 16-30                                                          3 classes                    
Tuesday October 7-21                                                                  Fee $79                  
Tuesday October 28-November 18 (no class Nov. 11)             7.00 pm-9.00 pm
Tuesday December 2-16                                 


PICK YOUR PROJECT 
We will help you choose your next knitting or crochet project in any technique. This class is for those with basic skills who want to learn more. This group has lots of fun!

Wednesday September 3-24                                                      4 classes
Wednesday October 1-22                                                            Fee $99
Wednesday October 29-November 19                                       7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Wednesday November 26-December 17

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS
Crochet is so much fun! Learn the basic crochet stitches and pattern reading. We will make a variety of small projects.

Thursday October 3-23                                                               3 classes
     (no class Oct 9)                                                                      Fee $79
                                                                                                    7.00 pm - 9.00 pm 

TUNISIAN CROCHET  
This form of crochet uses an extra long crochet hook to create a knit like effect.  You will practice a variety of stitches and make a lacy scarf.

Thursday October 30                                                                  1 class
                                                                                                      Fee $29
                                                                                                      7.00 pm-9.00 pm

EASY RAINBOW BABY BLANKET
A perfect second project for beginners. We will focus on some basic colour theory and choose five colours to knit or crochet this fun project. A simple idea with a very modern look.

Thursday November 6                                                               1 Class 
                                                                                                      Fee $29
                                                                                                      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COWICHAN STYLE SWEATER
Make this Canadian classic with natural unspun wool. Learn to follow charts and knit with two or more colours using one of our vintage or new patterns. Very trendy again!

Thursday  November 13 & 20                     

2 classes
Fee $49
7.00 pm-9.00 pm 

                                                                       


MONDAY NIGHT SOCK CLUB

Join the fun on Monday evenings as we explore a variety of sock knitting techniques.

SOCK KNITTING 101
Learn the basics of sock knitting including how to knit on 4 needles and turn a heel. Hand knit socks are the ultimate luxury!

Monday September 22 - October 6                                        3 classes
                                                                                                    Fee $79
                                                                                                    7.00 - 9.00 pm

TOE-UP MAGIC LOOP SOCKS
These socks are  worked from the toe to the cuff, one at a time, on a long circular needle using the "magic loop" technique. You will love the easy wrap and turn heel! 


Monday October 20 & 27                                                       2 classes

                                                                                                   Fee $49

                                                                                                   7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

WILD SOCKS
Check out the crazy socks that men are wearing with their business suits!

Monday November 3 &10                                                       2 Classes
                                                                                                   Fee $49
                                                                                                   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


                                                         


BABY UGGIES
Back by popular demand for your hipster baby - and they're fleece lined!

Monday November 17 & 24                                                    2 classes
                                                                                                   Fee $49
                                                                                                   7.00 pm - 9.00 pm


WEEKEND CLASSES

ARM KNIT INFINITY SCARF
This technique uses your arms instead of needles. We will use giant yarn and have a finished cowl in less than 30 minutes!

Sunday September 14                                                             1 class
                                                                                                    Free class
                                                                                                   12.30 pm-2.30 pm
                                                                                             Please call to register

CHUNKY CABLE KNIT PILLOW
Cables may look difficult but they are easier than you think.  Our button-down pillow is a great way to learn to read a chart and make cables while you make a lovely accessory for your home.

Sunday September 21                                                             1 Class
                                                                                                    Fee $29
                                                                                                    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

FIX THAT MISTAKE
Become a fearless knitter. Learn to pick up dropped stitches, reverse backward stitches, and recognize what mistakes look like and how to fix them.  

Sunday September 21                                                             1 Class
                                                                                                    Fee $29
                                                                                                    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm



MY FIRST BABY SWEATER
A perfect first sweater - this cute style is great for little girls or boys.

Sunday September 28 & October 5                                        2 classes
                                                                                                     Fee $49
                                                                                                     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

                                                                                                                              
WORLD’S BEST MITTENS
Learn to knit on four needles and insert the thumb. These mittens are a perfect fit!

Sunday October 19 & 26                                                         2 classes
                                                                                                    Fee $49
                                                                                                   12.30 pm-2.30 pm 


FELTED CLOGS
Our favourite slippers; great for cold hardwood floors! First we knit - then we shrink.

Sunday October 19 & 26                                                       2 classes
                                                                                                  Fee $49
                                                                                                  3.00 pm - 5.00 pm 

FLOWER HEADBAND
Make this trendy headband with a knit flower and a button in the back. 

Sunday November 2 & 9                                                        2 Classes
                                                                                                  Fee &49
                                                                                                  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

THRUM MITTENS
These cozy mitts are lined with wool thrums. A Canadian classic that’s super warm.

Sunday November 16 & 23                                                    2 classes
                                                                                                   Fee $49
                                                                                                   12.30 pm-2.30 pm

TOP DOWN MAGIC LOOP HAT

Learn the Magic Loop technique and make a hat that fits any head size perfectly!

Sunday November 16                                                               1 Class
                                                                                                     Fee $29
                                                                                                     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

      

MULTI COLOURED NORDIC HAT
Make this colorful hat in an authentic Nordic design. You’ll learn the Fair Isle technique, how to knit in the round, to read charts and to use the two handed technique to carry the different coloured yarns.

Sunday November 23 & 30                                                     2 classes
                                                                                                    Fee $49
                                                                                                   3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

EASY LACE COWL
This cowl is a traditional lace pattern using a chunky self striping yarn!

Sunday February 23                                                                  1 class
                                                                                                     Fee $29
                                                                                                     12.30 pm-2.30 pm

FINISHING TECHNIQUES
Bring in the pieces of a sweater ready to sew together.  We will show you how the pros do it.

Sunday December 7                                                                   1 Class
                                                                                                       Fee $39
                                                                                                       3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NEEDLE FELTED CRITTERS
Learn the technique of needle felting with raw wool, and make one of our adorable critters. Add some festive touches and you can hang it on your tree.
Sundays  December 14
                                                                                                        1 Class
                                                                                                         Fee $49                                                                                                          1.00 pm-4.00 pm



PRIVATE LESSONS
For one on one attention, or help with outside yarns- these lessons can be booked during business hours.
Fee $45-1 ½ hrs

 CALL NOW TO REGISTER
CHARGE BY PHONE 403- 255-2200
 
- CLASSES ARE LIMITED IN SIZE SO REGISTER EARLY
- No cash refunds unless the class is canceled by Gina Brown’s.
- Store credits or transfers must be made one week prior to starting date
- Fees cover instruction only unless otherwise stated
- Please arrive on time and turn off your cell phone in consideration of
 teachers and class mates
- Sorry, we cannot do makeup classes
- No babies, children or non registered companions.
- ALL SUPPLIES USED IN OUR CLASSES MUST BE PURCHASED AT GINA BROWN’S
- Your purchases allow us to subsidize the cost of our classes, so that we can offer quality instruction, in small groups, at an affordable price.
107, 5718 1A Street SW Calgary AB T2H0E8
403-255-2200
www.ginabrowns.com

2013 Annual Day After Boxing Day Sale


This is our only store wide sale!
Save on everything in the shop- yarns, books and accessories!
Sale starts at 9:00 am on Friday, December 27,with savings from 20-50% off. The sale continues on Saturday December28,  at 20-50% off.

Hope that you all have a great holiday, with time for eating,drinking and knitting. See you at the sale.

Holiday hours

December 24 10am - 1:00pm
December 25 Closed
December 26 Closed
December 27 9:00am-5:30pm
December 28 9:00am-5:30pm
December 29 Closed
December 3010am- 5:30pm
December 31 10am-3pm
January 1 Closed
January 2 10am - 5:30pm (Back to Regular Hours)

*Sorry- no returns or price adjustments during the sale

New Free Patterns To Knit Up Quick

Need some ASAP holiday gift idea? Want a project you can accomplish in one evening without giving yourself carpal tunnel?  Check out these quick knits:

Click here for the pattern for our new Lonely Cable Cowl




















Click here for the pattern for The Super Bulky Button Hat


















Click here for "Alfalfa" our free 2 needle superbulky hat pattern


Malabrigo Month!



This month we are celebrating Mal Month – the yearly celebration of all things Malabrigo. This time of year, tens of thousands of knitters cast on using the amazingly soft and delightfully handpainted yarns from Malabrigo. At Gina Brown’s, we love Malabrigo and carry almost all of their yarns – from their lace weight ; to their super bulky, Rasta.

Just in time for Malabrigo March, Sarah’s Hengpai – A Drop Stitch Slouch pattern was featured on the Malabrigo website as part of the Malabrigo Quickies Pattern Program. Well done Sarah!


 Here are a few of our favorite Malabrigo patterns designed by the staff at Gina Brown’s:

Birdie by Susan Morrell

This cute slouchy hat is knit from Rios in Arco Iris. This hat is perfect for the anticipation of Spring!





Ropes Cowl by Kristina Larson

This ever popular cowl is a great accessory for the transitition into warmer weather. Knit from Rasta in Piedras, this cowl knits up extra fast on 12mm double point needles!