WINTER/SPRING 2019 CLASSES




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GINA BROWN'S
CLASSES

WINTER/SPRING
2019


WEEKEND CLASSES


ULTRA BULKY CABLE BLANKET
The latest in home d├ęcor. This class uses giant needles and super bulky yarn.
Best of all its free with purchase of the kit!
Sunday January 20 1.30-3.30 pm 1 class Fee Free with Kit

BRIOCHE COWL
Our new chunky cowl is super cute. A fun technique with two colors of bulky yarn.
Sunday January 27 11.00am-1.00pm 1 class Fee $29

MARITIME MITTENS
These double layer mittens are super warm and super cute. Only in Canada!
Sunday January 27& February 10 1.30-3.30 pm 2 classes Fee $49


NEW! FELTED DRYER BALLS
Save energy costs with these all natural wool balls that you add to your dryer
Sunday February 10 11.00am-1.00 pm 1 class Fee $29


FLEXI FLIP CHUNKY READING SOCKS
Make these luscious reading socks. No more sets of four needles. Your work is on two needles joined with a short flex cord, and you knit with the third. These unique needles are excellent quality and warrantied by Addi Turbo of Germany.
Sunday February 24 & March 3 11.00am-1.00pm 2 classes Fee $49

STAINED GLASS SHAWL
This attractive shawl has the look of stained glass with a combo of short rows of self striping yarn, framed with a solid color. Very dramatic.
Sunday February 24 & March 3 1.30-3.30 pm 2 classes Fee $49

CABLE PONCHO
Make this simple rectangular poncho and learn a variety of cables. They are easier than you think!
Sunday March 10 & 17 11.00 am-1.00 pm 2 classes Fee $49

ENTRELAC COWL
This technique looks like woven ribbons of knitting in several of your favorite colors.
Sunday March 10 & 17 1.30-3.30 pm 2 classes Fee $49

BRIOCHE HAT
The brioche stitch is perfect for our stylish hat.
Sunday March 24 & 31 11.00am- 1.00pm 2 classes Fee $49

COWICHAN STYLE HAT OR SWEATER
Make this Canadian classic with natural unspun wool. Learn to follow charts and knit with two colours. We will help you plan your traditional sweater with one of our many vintage patterns. Toddler sizes and hat patterns available too.
Sunday March 24 &31 1.30 pm-3.30 pm 2 classes Fee $49

CONTINENTAL SHAWL
Speed up your knitting. You will learn to knit Continental style and reverse knitting instead of purling. Add a few rows of simple lace with our triangle scarf/shawl that can grow as large as you like.
Sunday April 7 & 14 11.00am-1.00 pm 2 classes Fee $49


WORLDS EASIEST BABY SWEATER
This simple sweater is great for beginners and best of all, there are no seams.
Sunday April 7 & 14 1.30-3.30 pm 2 classes Fee $49

KNIT A BABY BUNNY
Our baby bunny is so cute and cuddly. A perfect gift for little people and big ones too.
Sunday April 28 & May 5 11.00-1.00 pm 2 classes Fee $49


FELTED CRITTERS
Learn to needle felt with raw wool and a felting needle. We will make a whimsical animal. Creative, quick and lots of fun.
Sunday April 28 1.30 pm-3.30pm 1 class Fee $29



EVENING CLASSES

KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS
Learn to knit- all the basics. Cast on,knit,purl,increase, decrease, cast off and sew a mattress seam. We will make a simple cowl and a cozy hat.
Thursday January 24- February 7
Thursday February 21-March 7 3 classes
Thursday March 28- April 11 Fee $79
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 January 9-30 4 classes
Wednesday February 6-27 Fee $99
Wednesday March 6-27 7.00pm-9.00 pm
Wednesday April 3-24
Wednesday May 1- 22
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS
Crochet is so much fun! Learn your basic crochet stitches and pattern reading. We will make a variety of small projects. 3classes
Monday February 4-25 (no class February 18) Fee $79
7.00pm- 9.00pm

FINISHING TECHNIQUES
Bring your sweater in pieces, ready to sew together. We will show you how the pros do it.
Monday April 29 1 class Fee $29
7.00 pm- 9.00 pm


MONDAY NIGHT SOCK CLUB
Join the fun on Monday night, as we explore a variety of sock knitting techniques.

SOCK KNITTING 101
Learn the basics of sock knitting, including how to knit on four needles, turn a heel and graft the toe. Hand knit socks- the ultimate luxury
Monday March 4-18   3 classes  Fee $79 
7.00 pm-9.00 pm

FELTED SLIPPERS
These felted clogs are legendary. The double sole is super comfy!
Monday March 25 & April 1   2 classes     7.00 pm- 9.00 pm  Fee $49

TOE UP MAGIC LOOP SOCKS
These socks are worked 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  April 8 & 15    2 classes    7:00 pm- 9:00 pm    Fee $49


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


OUR CLASS POLICIES
-Register by phone or in person
- Classes are limited in size, so register early. Registration is confirmed when paid in full.
- 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. Once the class has begun there can be no credits or transfers.
- Fees cover instruction only unless otherwise stated
- Please arrive on time and turn off your cell phone in consideration of teachers and class mates
-Classes are designed for adults 16 and older
-All classes, except needle felting or Beginner knitting or crochet, require basic skills.
- 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



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CLASSES FALL 2018 *NEW DATES ADDED!*


GINA BROWN'S
CLASSES

FALL 2018


WEEKEND CLASSES
Chunky Reading Socks And Boot Toppers/Socks

BEST NEW NEEDLES EVER !
Join us on the first Sunday of our new fall class session as we learn to use the latest in knitting needles. These two new needles will revolutionize circular knitting! Best of all, the classes are free with material kit purchase.
* registration confirmed when kit is purchased. Limited spaces available.

NEW! FLEXI FLIP CHUNKY READING SOCKS
No more sets of four. Your work is on two needles joined with a short flex cord, and you knit with the third. Excellent quality is warrantied by Addi Turbo of Germany.
Sunday November 25th 1.30-4.30 pm 1 class *Free instruction w/ kit purchase

NEW! BRIOCHE BOOT TOPPERS OR BOOT SOCKS
Make either a boot topper or a boot sock that will never slide down. Use the new super-short circular needles ,perfect for mittens and socks and boot toppers. We will also teach the brioche rib technique in two colours.
Sunday November 18th 1.30pm-3.30 pm 1 class *Free instruction w/ kit purchase

COWICHAN STYLE SWEATER
Make this Canadian classic with natural unspun wool. Learn to follow charts and knit with two colors. We will help you plan your traditional sweater with one of our many vintage patterns. Toddler sizes and hat pattern available too!
Sunday October 14 & 21 11.00 am-1.00 pm 2 classes Fee $49

BRIOCHE COWL
Our new chunky cowl is super cute. A fun technique with two colors of bulky yarn.
Sunday October 14 1.30 pm-3.30 pm 1 class Fee $29

RETRO SLIPPERS
These easy slippers are very mid century modern. Perfect for chilly hardwood floors. Have a basket of them for all your guests.
Sunday October 21 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm 1 class Fee $29


THRUM MITTENS or SLIPPERS
These cozy mitts or slippers are lined with wool thrums. A Canadian classic that’s super warm.
Sunday October 28 & November 4 11.00am- 1.00pm 2 classes Fee $49

FELTED CRITTERS
Learn to needle felt with raw wool and a felting needle. We will make a whimsical animal. Creative, quick and lots of fun.
Sunday November 11 1.30 pm-3.30pm 1 class Fee $29

CONTINENTAL SHAWL
Speed up your knitting. You will learn to knit Continental style and reverse knitting instead of purling. Add a few rows of simple lace with our triangle scarf/shawl that can grow as large as you like.
Sunday November 18& November 25 11.00 am -1.00 pm 2 classes Fee $49

MARITIME MITTENS
These double layer mittens are super warm and super cute. Only in Canada!
Sunday December 2&9 11.00am-1.00 pm 2 classes Fee $49

SUPER CHUNKY CABLE BLANKET
Create a unique blanket with a combination of different cables Our yarn is super chunky and knits up in no time. The latest trend in home dec.
Sunday December 9&16 1.30 pm-3.30 pm 2 classes Fee $49


Felted Christmas Ornament
Quick and easy. Make holiday themed ornaments with needle felting,
Sunday December 2 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm 1 class Fee $29


EVENING CLASSES

KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS
Learn to knit- all the basics. Cast on,knit,purl,increase, decrease, cast off and sew a mattress seam. We will make a simple cowl and a cozy hat.
Thursday October 4-18 3 classes
Thursday November 8-22 Fee $79
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 September 5-26 4 classes
Wednesday October 3-24 Fee $99
Wednesday November 7-28 7.00pm-9.00 pm
Wednesday December 5-19 (3 classes $79)

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS
Crochet is so much fun! Learn your basic crochet stitches and pattern reading. We will make a variety of small projects. 3 classes
Monday September 17-24 Fee $49
7.00pm- 9.00pm

CROCHET BABY MUKLUKS
Next steps for beginning crocheters with basic experience,These cute slippers are made with colorful hand dyed chunky yarn
Monday November 26th 1 class
Fee $29
7.00 pm-9.00pm

FINISHING TECHNIQUES
Bring your sweater in pieces, ready to sew together. We will show you how the pros do it.
Monday December 10 1 class Fee $29
7.00 pm-9.00 pm


MONDAY NIGHT SOCK CLUB
Join the fun on Monday night, as we explore a variety of sock knitting techniques.

SOCK KNITTING 101
Learn the basics of sock knitting, including how to knit on four needles, turn a heel and graft the toe. Hand knit socks- the ultimate luxury
Monday October 15-29   3classes Fee $79 
7.00 pm-9.00 pm

TOE UP MAGIC LOOP SOCKS
These socks are worked 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  November 12 -19   2 classes    7:00 pm- 9:00 pm   Fee $49


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


OUR CLASS POLICIES
-Register by phone or in person
- Classes are limited in size, so register early. Registration is confirmed when paid in full.
- 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. Once the class has begun there can be no credits or transfers.
- Fees cover instruction only unless otherwise stated
- Please arrive on time and turn off your cell phone in consideration of teachers and class mates
-Classes are designed for adults 16 and older
-All classes, except needle felting or Beginner knitting or crochet, require basic skills.
- 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





HAPPY THANKSGIVING

We will be open on Saturday, regular hours and closed on Sunday October 6 and Monday October 7. Hope you enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Back to regular hours on Tuesday

Now Open Sundays

Attention Sunday shoppers! We are back to regular hours until the May long weekend. Shop weekdays from 10-5.30 and Sundays from 11am-4pm. (closed all stat holidays)
Be the first to see the new fall yarns.

Holiday Hours 2018

Will will be closed Monday February 19th. We will be open again regular hours on Tuesday February 20th from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

2017 Annual Day After Boxing Day Sale

This is our only store wide sale -  Day After Boxing Day.
Save on everything in the shop- yarns, books and accessories!
Starts at 9:00 am on 
Wednesday December 27 and  continues at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 28th
Save from 20-50% off everything!
After Thursday the sale continues with deep discounts on a large selection of clearance yarns.
 (over 100 different yarns)
Hope that you all have a great holiday, with time for eating,drinking and knitting. See you at the sale.




HOLIDAY HOURS
December 24 11am - 2:00pm
December 25 Closed
December 26 Closed
December 27 9:00am-5:30pm
December 28 10am- 5:30pm
December 29 10am- 5:30pm
December 30 10am- 5.30 pm
December 31 Closed
January 1 Closed


*Sorry- no returns or price adjustments during the sale

Remembrance Day Hours 2017

Remembrance Day hours:

11:30 AM until 5:30 PM

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!