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by Kristin Ravelle (subscribe)
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Published September 2nd 2015
Great Environment to Learn Yarn Arts
Downtown Hamilton, Ontario has a busy artsy district that includes the Handknit Yarn Studio co-founded by Kate Hand and Tracy Young in 2013.

The Handknit Yarn Studio has just moved into their new location at 144 James Street N, around the corner from their old shop on Cannon St., and a few blocks north of central Jackson Square. They offer year 'round classes in knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning to everyone interested in yarn arts.

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Handknit Front Shop Window

Their new studio location has a fabulous back section with two sky lights to offer great natural lighting for their yarn arts classes, and additional space for their great selection of local Ontario and specialty yarns from Ireland, Iceland, through South America.

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Great Ambience

Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. and there is one class per week, rotating each yarn art. Participant numbers are kept small, about 6 per class.

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Great Selection of Upscale Yarns

For a list of their classes, please see their class schedule here.

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Sulka Mirasol Yarns

Knitting classes cost $45.00 including materials (yarn and needles) + HST, via cash, debit, Visa, or Mastercard.

Learn to Spin classes are $110.00 + HST. This is for a two-session course and participants learn fibre prep, spinning, plying, and finishing a skein of yarn.

Beginner Crochet classes are $45.00 + HST (includes materials).

Beginner Weaving classes are $135.00 + HST (includes materials such as a small hardwood weaving frame, tapestry bobbins, and shuttle). This is a two-session course as well where participants learn weaving on a loom frame.

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Specialty Yarns

A simple project to try out is knitting a headband. This is a headband I knit from Isaac Mizrahi's Craft yarn called Lexington, using mostly the bamboo stitch without a pattern. This is a chunky yarn that knits up in one sitting and is extremely warm.

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Headband Knit from Mizrahi Yarn

You will find Handknit Yarn Studio on Twitter at @handknityarn

Telephone: 905-393-5976

Check out their website.

Shop Hours Are:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday - 11:30 to 6:30
Saturday - 11:30 to 5:30
Sunday - 11:30 to 4:30

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Why? Learn Fibre Arts
When: All Year
Phone: 905-393-5976
Where: Downtown Hamilton Ontario
Cost: $45.00 to $135.00
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