Brigadoon Fiber Farm

Bringing Fine Alpaca Fibers, Yarns and More, to You!

Class Sign Up

Classes are loaded on a first come basis. Spots must be purchased prior to the class, either online or stopping by the shop. Knitting classes are max 7 students while spinning classes are max 5 students.

Yarns for knitting projects can be purchased at the location or your choice, in our shop, or located in your stash. Needles may be whatever you're comfortable using in the diameter required. If you require help in choosing a yarn, please contact us with any questions or pop by the shop and we'll be happy to help. Wheels must be in working order and easy to use. Beginner spinners - please be aware that some antique wheels need more work that we can deal with in one class. If you're looking for a wheel, we're happy to offer advice.
 
Cancellations must be processed 1 week prior to class.

Knitting 101 – Simple Cowl – Learn to knit with us while making your own beautiful Cowl! You will learn how to cast on stitch, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and the bind off stitch, reading a pattern and how to finish a project. No previous knitting experience necessary. Held on two days to leave time for a little at home work.

$40+tax per person.

What you will need: Size 8mm needles, 1 skein bulky yarn in your favorite color. 

September 25rd 7pm – 8.30pm

October 2nd 7-8.30pm

October 16th 7-8.30pm 

December 11th 7-8.30

Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Riggid Heddle Weaving, 101


Interested in learning to weave? Create your own scarves, fabric, rugs, throws and more. In this class you'll experience the basics of weaving, color interaction, reading a draft, identifying parts of the loom, warp and weft, identifying appropriate materials, preparing the loom, tools and plan, warping the loom,  wet finishing/fulling, steam pressing and more. Go home with your own handwoven cowl or scarf! No experience necessary.


$60 +tax. Materials to be purchased in house, loom rental included. Limited seats available.


September 22nd 10am-4.30pm

October 27th 10am-4pm

December 1st 10am-4pm

Riggid Heddle Weaving 101
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Knitting Thrum mittens – These really are a must! Learn to knit these wonderfully fluffy and warm thrum mittens! You’ll learn to knit thrumming, cast off and on during a project, Knitting with the magic loop method and picking up stitches. Students must have beginner knitting experience with ribbing and decreasing. Held on two days to leave time for a little at home work. Please choose 2 class dates to attend.

$70+tax per person.

All yarns are included. You will need 3.75mm and 4.5mm circular needles with 16” loop.

November 13th & 20th - 6.30-8.30pm

December 16th - 1-4pm

Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Spinning 101 – Learn the basics of spinning on a wheel. You will learn how to draft and spin a continuous thread. Some wheels are provided, but if you have a wheel bring your own (please let us know if you will be needing a wheel). Spinning Materials are included. No experience necessary.

$80 + tax per person 

Sept 23rd 12.30-4pm

October 10th 12.30-4pm

November 18th 12.30-4pm

Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired
Spinning Art Yarns

Get creative in this class! Play with color, texture and techniques. Explore various art yarn types and how to create them. From barber pole, beehive and boucle to adding locks and beads! Spinning experience necessary, or completion of Spinning 101

$60+tax - supplies are included but feel free to bring any fibres you'd like to play with from home. Some wheels are available for use during the class but are limited.

December 9th 11-4.30pm
Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Spinning Fractal Yarns 

Up your spinning game! Fractal spinning is creating a gradient self-striping yarn utilizing the colors of a dyed braid. It only shows once you knit it up, producing delightful, colorful stripes. A fun way to spin and something different to add to your skills basket.

$70.00+ tax per person 

All supplies included. You will require your spinning wheel and 2 bobbins.Some wheels available for use during class

 

March 11th or 26th 1-4pm

April 23rd 1-4pm

Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired
Practical Weaving Math

Ever wonder how to make the most of your projects and ensure you have enough yarn? In this class we'll get into the nitty gritty of weaving math. Learn how to measure loom waste, warp, take up and determine shrink in each project and how it applies to your finished project. Find the appropriate epi/ppi for mystery yarn and be confidant in your math!

$40+tax. Please bring paper and pencil for note taking. Handouts and samples included in the class. Feel free to bring any mystery yarn you may have in your stash!

November 6th 6.30-8.30pm

Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Weaving Study Group


We're trying something new here on the farm and would love to host a weave alone with other weavers while exploring various techniques and forcing ourselves to sample along the way! Each group session will be 3 meetings, once a month with a different technique explored each session. There are no grades or judging, show and tell is encouraged! Some experience is necessary. First technique to be determined.


$30+tax - cost covers print handouts and 3 meetings.


First Session: October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th 7-8.30pm


Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Drop Spindle Spinning 

Learn one of the oldest forms of spinning fiber into yarn! In this class you'll learn how to prepare fiber, pre drafting, choosing a drop spindle, drop spindle mechanics and how to spin a consistent thread. We will also learn how to remove the spun thread and prepare it for use! 


$65 + tax, drop spindle and kit included

$40+ tax without drop spindle kit

Fiber is included in both class prices. 


October 10th 6.30-8.30

December 4th 6.30-8.30

December 16tg 1-4pm


Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Painting a Warp

In this class, we'll be discovering colorplay on warps! In this class we'll explore winding the warp, prepping the fibre for dye and discussing color interaction. using our broad pallet of acid powder dyes you'll create a colored warp of your own. We'll play with techniques and various setting proccesses. You'll leave the class with a new appreciation for color and your own hand dyed warp for a scarf. You will be winding your own warp for a scarf, in wool, in this class. All materials are provided. Warp is suitable for riggid heddle or floor looms. 


$95+tax. Please wear clothing suitable for working with dye, tie backs for long hair and bring an apron. Each student is asked to bring a facemask as well.


October 28th 12.30-4.30pm

Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Weaving with a Painted Warp


In this class, you'll take your previously dyed warp and learn how to place it on the riggid heddle or table loom. We'll discuss color interaction, which colors compliment, detract, wash out and pop in your chosen warp. We'll practice wet finishing techniques appropriate to your project.


$60+tax, weft to be purchased in house, riggid heddle and table loom rental included (1  table loom available). If you did not participate in the painted warp class, pre-painted/measured wool warps can be purchased for $40. 


November 3rd 10-4


Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired

Wet Felting Flowers

Create beautiful felted flowers from fibre. Watch as a flower of your creation comes alive before your eyes. We'll play with both wet felting and needle felting. Explore color combinations and layering colors to create a 3-D felted flower.


$35+tax, all fibre and needles are included in cost. Bring a photo of a flower you're like to replicate or simply your imagination! 


October 22nd 6.30-8.30 

November 16th 6.30-8.30


Class
Name & Email Address
Date of class(es) desired
UA-85446268-1