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Learn to Spin – and meet Nicola!!

April 22, 2012

Very excited to talk about new stuff happening at Baaad Anna’s and also introduce yet another staff member – Nicola Hodges!

Nicola Hodges

Nicola is a tap dancer, knitter, spinner, felter and explorer among many other things.  She lives in Vancouver, where you can usually find her knitting on a bus somewhere or hanging out making things with people at Baaad Anna’s.

Nicola has been working at Baaad Anna’s for over a year now and I’m sure that many of you have had the pleasure of meeting her and/or learning from her!  She is teaching our fantastic felting workshops, and will be teaching our spinning workshop.   Find out details about these amazing workshops below and stop by on Monday or Wednesday and say hello to Nicola and check out our fantastic new spinning and felting supplies and fibre!

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Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 1-3pm
Cost: $45 (includes 50 gr of fibre)
Instructor: Nicola Hodges
This workshop will teach the basics of how to make your own yarn with a drop spindle. Participants will be spinning a single ply yarn and will receive a basic intro to the process of spinning your own yarn from beginning to end. Participants will also learn various drafting techniques. Minimum 4 and maximum 6 participants.
Materials: Participants need a top-whorl spindle, they can be purchased through the store, there will be some for use at the class, but we encourage participants to purchase their own.

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Make one of these felted owls or bowl

Felting Workshop

Date: Sunday, May 13
Time: 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45 (includes 1 felting needle and 100 gr of fibre)
Instructor: Nicola Hodges
This afternoon workshop will teach you all teh basics of needle and wet felting. The class will teach a variety of techniques – making mini felted items (animals, bowls, jewelry) let your imagination run wild in this class! Minimum 5 and maximum 8 participants.
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