tiny coven studios open studio day
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

tiny coven studios open studio day

drop into tiny coven studios on the first saturday of every month for OPEN STUDIO DAY!

come in for a casual shopping experience. stock up on your favourite herbal remedies, add to your yarn stash, pick up a sustainably crafted housewarming gift for those friends who have it all, get inspired to add the beauty of natural dyes to your wardrobe and home... local maker and farmer friends will occasionally be joining the docket too!

snacks and drinks provided.

cash, card, and debit accepted.

children are welcome. the resident coven pooch (100lb. weimaraner/lab mix) will be home on most occasions, so please leave fur babies at home when you come to browse. house is wheelchair-accessible via the back door (entry via back lane, please give a heads up so we can be sure the space is cleared for you).

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tiny coven studios spring studio sale
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

tiny coven studios spring studio sale

it’s time for another tiny coven studios sale!

we’re having a slightly pared down version of the sale this spring, featuring only sunflower knit products so that willow (the resident coven pooch) can ease into the whole process of people filing in and out of the house over a day. featuring locally made goods, delicious snacks and drinks, and a comfortable atmosphere, support local this year while you browse for the perfect gifts for loved ones (and maybe for yourself).

cash, card, and debit accepted.

children are welcome, please leave fur babies at home. the resident fur baby will be happy to meet you. she’ll likely bark ferociously as you come up the steps and then lick you as soon as you walk in. she’s great with babies and likes kids, but very active kids can make her nervous, as do some adults, so if she jumps backwards or hides, don’t feel bad. it’s her, not you. if you have stability issues with standing, please get in touch in advance so that i know to greet you at the door. she’s still in the “let me jump up to sniff your face” mode of puppyhood.

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eco-printing scarves & napkins
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

eco-printing scarves & napkins

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: march 4, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm

cost: $40 plus $15 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to eco-print

more details: join ash of sunflower knit and learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. students will dye silk scarves and/or cotton napkins using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials.

tickets can be purchased in-person or by phoning the store at 204-772-5648.

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creative coven february challenge
Feb
1
to Feb 28

creative coven february challenge

ever wanted to create your own shawl design? need a little extra direction and support in getting through all the various steps from casting on through binding off?

join your fellow taster and level 1 creative coven students in an online challenge through the month of february to get a kickstart on your next design! through weekly emails and homework, with prompts and discussion in the private facebook group for group support, we’ll work together to get your design out of your brain and into the world. and since you’ll maintain access to your class content forever, falling behind or needing to take a step back is no problem! you can always return to your progress at your own speed.

this challenge will focus on the knitting aspect of your design. level 1 students will be able to work through the publication and business aspects of their design on their own time.

please note that students who have signed up for only level 2 are more than welcome to join in the group discussions and to use the month as an opportunity to get a new design off the needles. however, they will not receive weekly emails as the content focuses on classwork included in the taster and level 1.

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eco-printing
Dec
22
11:00 AM11:00

eco-printing

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: december 22, 2018, 11:00am-2:00pm

cost: $40 plus $12 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to eco-print

more details: need a last-minute holiday gift (or 3)? join ash of sunflower knit and learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. students will dye silk scarves and/or cotton napkins using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials.

tickets can be purchased in-person or by phoning the store at 204-772-5648.

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tiny coven studios 4th annual holiday sale
Dec
15
to Dec 16

tiny coven studios 4th annual holiday sale

the tiny coven holiday studio sale is back for year 4!

featuring locally made goods from local makers and farmers, delicious snacks and hot drinks, and a comfortable atmosphere, support local this year while you browse for the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones (and maybe for yourself).

cash, card, and debit accepted.

children are welcome, please leave fur babies at home. the resident fur baby will be happy to meet you if she’s not snoozing on her bed!

participating vendors:

  • sunflower knit (naturally dyed yarns and accessories, herbal remedies, books, knitting tools and notions)

  • long way homestead (local fibre mill and farmer - farm yarn and fibre, naturally dyed yarn, bags, shirts, calendars, and more)

  • ferme fiola farm (farm yarn, naturally dyed yarn, local wheat, herbal remedies)

  • bear and bunny yarn (naturally dyed yarn, knitting notions)

  • grace boyd ceramics (wood fired and porcelain ceramics)

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maritime workshop tour: shawl design 101 @ have a yarn
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

maritime workshop tour: shawl design 101 @ have a yarn

with have a yarn

where: 575 main street, mahone bay

when: december 9, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm

cost: $135

more details: find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. in this shortened crash course of the original 12-hour shawl design 101, you will learn basic shawl shapes, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. we will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new. suggested knitting level is advanced beginner and up. 

in the second part of class, samson will lead students through photography basics, beginning with showing photos taken during the knitting portion and edited over the lunch break. using tools as simple as your smart phone, learn essential elements of storytelling to elevate your social media game and share special moments with loved ones.

tickets can be purchased by emailing haveayarn@tallships.ca or phoning the store at 902-624-0569.

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maritime workshop tour: eco-printing @ radstorm
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

maritime workshop tour: eco-printing @ radstorm

with radstorm

where: 2177 gottingen street, halifax, ns

when: december 1, 2018, 12:00-4:00pm

cost: $75-100 sliding scale (additional scarves and/or sets of 4 napkins available for $15/each, or bandanas for $5 each) 

more details: learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. students will dye a silk scarf/tarot cloth and/or organic cotton napkins using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials. great for last-minute gift giving! 

in the second part of class, samson will lead students through photography basics, beginning with showing photos taken during the dyeing portion and edited over the lunch break. using tools as simple as your smart phone, learn essential elements of storytelling to elevate your social media game. students will be able to apply photography techniques learned to taking photos for creating their own holiday greeting cards. 

provided materials: silk scarves and/or sets of 4 organic cotton napkins and/or organic cotton bandanas, yarn for tieing, natural dyes (may be foraged or purchased from ethical suppliers), eco-print materials (may be foraged or purchased from ethical suppliers), ziploc bag 

students provide: clothes you are comfortable getting messy in (including footwear), an apron, lunch, smart phone and/or camera

tickets can be purchased by emailing ash.sunflowerknit@gmail.com

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natural dye boot camp
Nov
6
to Nov 27

natural dye boot camp

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: november 6/13/20/27, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm

cost: $150 plus $15 per 5 minis skein of yarn you’d like to dye (class 1) and $12 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to ecoprint (class 2)

more details: so you’ve maybe played around with natural dyes a couple of times, or maybe you follow a bunch of natural dyers on instagram and love what they do but haven’t tried it yourself yet. join ash alberg of sunflower knit for a natural dyeing boot camp! this class is for anyone who wants to dive deeper into natural dyeing. we’ll start off dyeing mini skeins of yarn in the first class to see what different mordants and modifiers can do to the end colour, move to eco-printing silk scarves and cotton napkins in class 2, make one-of-a-kind block prints on fabric in class 3, and finish off making our very own inks and paints for extra-special paper cards in the final week.

tickets can be purchased in-person or by phoning the store at 204-772-5648.

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pattern publishing 101
Nov
3
10:30 AM10:30

pattern publishing 101

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: november 3, 2018, 10:30am-12:30pm

cost: $25

more details: so you’ve designed something amazing and written a beautiful, clear pattern for it. now what? how do you turn all that work into sales? join ash alberg of sunflower knit to learn the ins and outs of pattern publishing on ravelry, for third-party publications, and self-publishing your very own book! with a focus on self-publishing online (including where to focus your advertising efforts), ash will lead you through all the steps from start to publish. we’ll be doing a live step-by-step pattern release during this class for one of ash’s new patterns!

tickets can be purchased in-person or by phoning the store at 204-772-5648.

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