Summer Classes 2014

GINA BROWN'S CLASSES     
SUMMER 2014

KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS
Learn to knit- just the basics. This course will get you started with a simple pair of fingerless gloves. Learn to read a pattern. Cast on, knit, purl,cast off and sew a seam.
It's tons of fun!
Tuesday June 17 & 24 2 classes
Tuesday July 15 & 22 Fee $49
Tuesday August 12 & 19 7.00pm- 9.00 pm

PICK YOUR PROJECT
We will help you choose your next knitting or crochet project in any technique. For those with basic skills, who want to learn more. This group has lots of fun!
Wednesday June 4-25
Wednesday July 2-30 (no class July 9) 4 classes
Wednesday August 6-27 Fee $99 7.00 pm-9.00 pm

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS
Crochet is so much fun! Learn your basic crochet stitches and pattern reading. We will make a couple of of small projects.
Thursday July 17 &24 2 classes
Fee $49
7.00 pm- 9.00 pm

SOCK KNITTING 101

Learn the basics of sock knitting including how to knit on four needles and turn a heel. In 
this shorter class session, we will make an ankle sport sock.
Thursday August 7&14  2 classes
Fee $49
7.00 pm-9.00 pm

Private Lessons
For one on one attention or help with outside yarns- these lessons can be booked during business hours.
Fee $45 for 1 1/2 hours
                                          .......knitted toys form Rebecca Danger's new book 50 Yards of Fun

Sign Up Today
Charge by phone  403-255-2200
-Classes are limited in size, so register early. Registration is confirmed when paid in full.
-No cash refunds unless the class is cancelled by Gina Brown's.
-Store credit 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 do not do make up 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 instructions, in small groups, at an affordable price.



107, 5718 1A Street SW Calgary AB T2H0E8
403-255-2200

Classes Winter/Spring 2014


GINA BROWN'S CLASSES
WINTER/SPRING 2014



KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS 
Learn to knit- all the basics. Cast on, knit ,purl, increase and decrease, cast off and finish with a seam in mattress stitch. We will make an easy cowl and a simple hat.

Tuesday January 21-February 4                                                   3 classes                    
Tuesday February 11-25                                                              Fee $75                 
Tuesday March 4-18                                                                    7.00-m-9.00pm
Tuesday April 1-15                           
Tuesday April 22-May 6      


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

Wednesday January 8-29                                                            4 classes
Wednesday February 5-26                                                          Fee $99
Wednesday March 5-26                                                              7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Wednesday April 9-30
Wednesday May 7-28 

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

Monday March 31-April 14                                                            3 classes
                                                                                                   Fee $75
                                                                                                   7.00 pm - 9.00 pm 

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

Monday April 28                                                                            1 class
                                                                                                    Fee $29
                                                                                                    7.00 pm-9.00 pm  

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

Thursday  January 30 & February 6                    

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 - the ultimate luxury!

Monday January 20-February 4                                                       3 classes
                                                                                                     Fee $75
                                                                                                     7.00 - 9.00 pm
TOE UP MAGIC LOOP SOCKS
These socks are knit from the toes 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 February 24 & March 3                                               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 March 17 & 24                                                                 2 classes
                                                                                                    Fee $49
                                                                                                    7.00 pm - 9.00 pm


WEEKEND CLASSES

ARM KNIT INFINITY SCARF
This technique uses your wrists instead of needles. We will use super chunky yarn and have a finished cowl in less than 30 minutes!
Sunday January 12                                                                       1 class
                                                                                                   12.30 pm-2.30 pm
                                                                                                    Free class
                                                                                             Please call to register
  

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

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

FLOWER HEADBAND
Make this trendy headband with a knit flower. It tapers to a button in the back. 

Sunday January 19 & 26                                                       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 February 2 & 9                                                           2 classes
                                                                                                    Fee $49
                                                                                                    12.30 pm-2.30 pm      
FELTED CLOGS
Our favorite slippers- great for cold hardwood floors! First we knit-then we shrink.

Sunday February 2 & 9                                                        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

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, read charts and use the two handed technique to carry the different colored yarns.

Sunday March 2 & 9                                                             2 classes
                                                                                                  Fee $49
                                                                                                  12.30 pm - 2.30 pm                                                    

KNIT BOOT CUFFS
These boot cuffs are perfect for leather riding boots or rain boots.

Sunday March 2                                                                          1 class
                                                                                                  Fee $29
                                                                                                  3.00 pm - 5.00 pm 

STAY ON BOOTIES
For your new baby or your grand baby- these booties are amazing!


Sunday March 9                                                                          1 class
                                                                                                  Fee $29
                                                                                                  3.00 pm-5.00 pm
                                                                   
 
CROCHET OWL
Make an adorable crochet animal. A retro look that's very up to date.

Sunday March 16                                                                       1 class
                                                                                                 Fee $29
                                                                                                 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
CROCHET BABY BLANKET
Make your first baby blanket. With basic crochet skills, we will help you create a future blankie.

Sunday March 16                                                                        1 class
                                                                                                  Fee $29
                                                                                                  3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

CABLE KNIT PILLOW
Learn to knit cables. Our button down pillow is a great way to learn  and will look stylish on your chair or couch.

Sunday April 6                                                                            1 class
                                                                                                  Fee $29
                                                                                                  12.30 pm-2.30 pm


 
TOP DOWN BABY HAT
Learn the magic loop technique and mak a hat that fits any size head perfectly!

Sunday April 6                                                                           1 class
                                                                                                 Fee $29
                                                                                                 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

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

Sunday April 13                                                                           1 class
                                                                                                  Fee $29
                                                                                                  12.30 - 2.30 pm

HEMP MARKET BAG
the perfect knitting project for spring. This fiber is hard wearing and good for the planet too.


Sunday April 13                                                                              1 class
                                                                                                     Fee $29
                                                                                                     3.00pm-5.00pm
                                                    

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

Sunday April 27 & May 4                                                          2 classes
                                                                                                      Fee $49
                                                                                                      12.30 pm - 2.30 pm


LACEY SUMMER SHRUG
This is the perfect cover up for little dresses and elegant enough for a brides gown.

Sunday April 27 & May 4                                                       2 classes
                                                                                                  Fee $49
                                                                                                  3.00 pm - 5.00 pm  
FINISHING TECHNIQUES
Bring your sweater in pieces, ready to sew together. We will show you how the pros do it.

Sunday May 11                                                                            1 class
                                                                                                   Fee $39
                                                                                                   12.30 pm - 3.30m 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!