Knitting & Felting: The Perfect Combination with Becca Smith

Knit a Stylish Ascot ‘Gadabout’ & Enjoy a Tunisian Crochet Crash Course with The BagSmith!

Rebecca Smith, Creativ Festival

Rebecca Smith, Owner of The Bag Smith

Rebecca Smith, owner of The BagSmith, is a life-long, passionate knitter who loves working with great fibres. She is the author of ‘Big Stitch Knitting’ and ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting’ as well as a number of pattern books. PBS Television guest appearances include the Shay Pendray Needle Arts Studio Show and Knitting Daily.


Tunisian Crochet (25) Beginner

Creativ Festival, Tunisian

Learn Tunisian Crochet with Rebecca Smith at Creativ Festival.

This is a hands-on crash course in Tunisian crochet, which is worked with a hook that has an end like a crochet hook and a shaft like a knitting needle. Explore two methods for making the foundation row. Then learn and practice the basic stitches: the Tunisian Simple, Knit, Purl and Full, as well as the Sunshine and Flame stitches. Learn how to change colour, discuss increases, decreases and finishing edges. Bring: Single ended Tunisian crochet hook, 6.5mm (US size K) or larger – or – purchase in class for $6. Yarn courtesy of: Red Heart™.

3 Hour Workshop – Thurs 5:00 to 8:00


Yarn & Felt: The Perfect Combination (25) Advanced Beginner

Yarn & Felt Class at Creativ Festival

Yarn & Felt Class with Rebecca Smith

Create a simple cable that runs the length of this stylish ascot called the ‘Gadabout’. Using pre-felted merino with a matching yarn in your choice of 6 fabulous colour ways, you’ll use the felt as embellishment on this quick to knit piece. Circular pieces of felt are cut out and threaded onto Apple Creek chunky yarn and then knit in as you go. This chic fashion accessory is sure to keep you warm while turning heads on the way! Pre-requisite: Proficient in casting on and off, binding off and knit & purl stitches. Kit $75/$80 comes in 6 colours, complete with yarn, needles & pattern (Retails for approx. $125). Ordering instructions provided with registration.

3 Hour Workshop – Fri 1:00 to 4:00

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Creativ Festival is back October 22 to 26, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building offering 3 days of unbeatable shopping and 5 days of hands-on learning. Choose from 200 workshops and seminars and register for classes individually or save with conference passes.

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