Courses

  • 4 Lessons

    Heel & Toe Variations for Top Down Socks

    Do you you love knitting socks and are ready to adjust the fit and feel of your finished project? I'm going to knock your socks off with some fun heel flap and toe variations and modifications you can make to the next pair you knit! If you're already familiar with the traditional heel flap and toe, I will go over the construction techniques for each one and you will find thorough instructions on how to incorporate the heel into your own sock stitch count in the course workbook .  

  • 5 Lessons

    Fresh Indigo Leaf Dyeing

    Fresh Indigo leaf dyeing is a very easy way of getting into natural dyeing. In this course we are going to be dyeing using both the salt rub method and ice dyeing method. You will learn: planting indigo, harvesting the leaves, ice dye method, salt rub method, propagating from cuttings, seed saving and more!

  • 3 Lessons

    Spinning Study Group: Working from Fleece

    Join us for the Working from Fleece Study Group at the School! Running from October 6th to Nov 17th, 2022; this study group will work through content from Kim McKenna's courses: Working from Fleece & Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns available at School of SweetGeorgia

    New lessons will be released on Thursdays each week. We're happy to have you here!

  • 9 Lessons

    Working from Fleece

    In this fibre prep course taught by Kim McKenna, we take a look at the difference between woollen and worsted yarn. We'll walk through the equipment for carding and combing clean, scoured fibre, teaching you how to prepare combed sliver and roving as well as carded roving and rolags. Also learn how to finish your handspun, where you might find a few surprises when you sample the different methods presented. 

    In the course lessons, you will also learn Kim's small batch scouring method, which Kim uses when working with medium fleeces—fleeces with crimp between 6 to 10 crimps per inch. The other scouring method taught is one reserved for those very special, very fine fleeces; ones worth the extra work involved in scouring the fleece lock-by-lock.

  • 6 Lessons

    Spinning with Supported Spindles

    Walk through each step of Debbie Held's supported spindling process and alleviate any mystery surrounding the use of these spindles, demonstrating just how portable and spinning-friendly they are! The supported spindle has a unique beauty to it, not only in the finished yarn but in the fluid movements of spinning that yarn.
  • 6 Lessons

    Rigid Heddle Study Group: Colour & Weave

    Join us for the Rigid Heddle Study Group at the School! Running from August 4th to August 26th, 2022; this study group will work through content from Amanda Wood's course: Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom, from weaving a colour & weave gamp, wet finishing your gamp and weaving either the class pattern or designing your woven cloth.

    New lessons will be released on Thursdays each week. We're happy to have you here!

  • 7 Lessons

    Acid Dyeing Basics Study Group: Fundamentals

    If you are intrigued by the beauty of hand-dyed yarns and fibres and would like to learn about using acid dyes along with a supportive group, join us in this four-week Acid Dyeing Study Group. We will start from the very basics—from setting up a dye space and mixing dye stock solutions, to finishing up some hand-dyed yarns and fibres. Let’s dye some magic together!
  • 5 Lessons

    Colour & Fibre Play II

    Join instructor Diana Twiss as she guides you through the methods to scale up from a unique 30-gram fibre blend to 500 grams or more. Besides making larger quantities, you’ll learn spinning and plying techniques to vary the yarn you can get from that same blend (such as using a drum carder, blending board, or hand carder). 

  • 16 Lessons

    Fundamentals to Finishing Knits

    Uplift your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques that add a touch of sophistication and polish to your projects, making them look better. In this skill-building course you’ll discover Holli’s favourite cast on, fully-fashioned increases and decreases, short row shoulder shaping, seams, weaving in ends, successful pick up and knit tips, buttonholes and more.

  • 4 Lessons

    Fundamentals of Weaving Series

    Join us for our Live Lecture series with Master Weaver Laura Fry! The first Wednesday of every second month, Laura will join us live through Zoom to share a series of lectures on weaving fundamentals she has developed.

    2022 Live Lectures Schedule:

    • May 4th: A Good Yarn
    • July 6th: The Toolbox
    • September 7th: Goldilocks Zone: Tension
    • November 2nd: Decoding the Code: Drafts and Drafting 
  • 2 Lessons

    Eco Printing with Natural Dyes

    Join in learning eco printing, or contact printing, with Caitlin ffrench! Learn about the different methods of getting dye stuff, either wildcrafted, homegrown or store bought, to make prints of leaves and flowers onto fabric, yarn and knitted items. Whether you’d like to dye onto a sock yarn blank, and then knit, weave or crochet from this, or perhaps print directly onto a finished object you’ve already made, you'll learn all the steps needed to enjoy this beautiful form of natural dyeing!

  • 5 Lessons

    Beyond Wrap & Turn (W&T): Short Row Variations

    Go beyond the wrap and turn and explore the incredible world of short rows! In this course, knitwear designer Ruth Nguyen teaches four alternatives to the wrap and turn: yarn over short rows, twin stitch short rows, Japanese short rows and German short rows. Ruth also teaches knitters tips and tricks to substituting short row styles in your projects, and when the W&T is an ideal short choice.

  • 10 Lessons

    Tapestry Study Group: Fundamentals

    Join us for our first Tapestry Study Group at the School! In this study group, we will work through content from Janna Maria Vallee’s courses:…
  • 12 Lessons

    Knitting Study Group: Lace Mastery

    Welcome to our first Knitting Study Group: Lace Mastery! This eight week study is broken into two sections for knitters – for the first four weeks, the focus will be on either becoming acquainted with lace knitting as a beginner, or challenging your lace skills with more challenging lace patterns. Then for the final four weeks, we will walk through the steps of designing a triangular lace shawl, working through the Design Your Own Triangular Shawl course taught by Tabetha Hedrick.

     All the content is available now. Join us and follow the week by week guidance at your own pace. Feel free to join us for the first four weeks, the last four weeks or the whole study group period!

  • 5 Lessons

    Magic in the Water

    Welcome to Magic in the Water: Wet finishing for Weaving. We're going to look at what happens when you take your project from the loom and wet finish it. The final step in bringing your individually interlaced threads into real cloth!

  • 4 Lessons

    Design your Own Triangular Shawl

    Whether you’ve always wanted to design something, or you just want to put a good stitch pattern to use, this course will walk you through designing your first top-down triangular shawl, step-by-step. 

  • 7 Lessons

    Learn to Knit & Fix Brioche

    Brioche has an undeserved reputation in the knitting community for being very difficult and fiddly, especially if you make a mistake. In this course taught by Matt Akers, you'll learn how to confidently fix common mistakes that occur in all of our brioche knitting, so when you come across one of them in the wild, you’ll have the confidence in your own skills to fix them without a second thought.

  • 6 Lessons

    Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom

    Taught by Amanda Wood, this course explores pattern and colour, and how these things work together in our handwoven projects. We learn how to approach a new to you yarn – trying different combinations, playing with the sett and learning about how to respond to its particular character. Amanda also covers weaving a gamp, giving us information about how pattern and colour work together, then taking this information to make a project entirely unique to ourselves.

  • 12 Lessons

    The Intentional Weaver

    In this course, master weaver Laura Fry shares her techniques for weaving efficiently and ergonomically. Join us to learn her practices for every step of the weaving process, from planning a project to winding a warp to dressing the loom.

  • 5 Lessons

    Needle Felting Ornaments

    Dip your toes into the world of needle felting with our Needle Felting Ornaments course! Taught by Charlotte Lee, this online workshop covers all the basics to get you started in this simple, fun and versatile craft.
  • 10 Lessons

    Crochet Basics

    Dip your toes into the world of crocheting with our Crochet Basics: from Fundamentals to your First Shawl! Taught by Charlotte Lee, this online workshop covers all of the basics steps of how to start crocheting including swatching for a shawl and troubleshooting!
  • 9 Lessons

    Weaving Study Group: Twills on 4-Shafts

    In this first weaving study group, we will work on getting started with weaving on 4-shaft looms and work towards weaving our first twill gamp. Following this study group, you'll be able to design your own twill project using the yarns you've chosen to work with.

  • 7 Lessons

    Weaving Twills on 4-Shafts

    Explore the many ways you can weave twill fabrics using just four shafts, taught by Felicia Lo Wong! The first project in this workshop will be weaving a twill gamp, which is a way for us to experiment with many different variations of twill. And then using the information we learned from making this twill gamp, we’ll design our own project!
  • 8 Lessons

    Clasped Warp & Weft on Rigid Heddle

    The rigid heddle loom is a wonderful tool for weaving small projects like scarves and cowls, and in this course, we'll explore two-colour interlocking projects, to create two very different scarves. Taught by Amanda Wood.
  • 5 Lessons

    Custom Toe Up Socks

    Socks may look complicated to knit, but by the end of this workshop taught by Tabetha Hedrick, you’ll be able to knit a pair of toe-up socks at any gauge, using any yarn.
  • 7 Lessons

    Spinning Intentional Colour

    Develop a functional, working understanding of colour and how it affects your spinning, plus gain more confidence in your abilities to spin colour with intention with Spinning Intentional Colour, taught by Felicia Lo Wong.
  • 9 Lessons

    Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns

    To spin better yarns you need to pay attention, be present and mindful while you work with the fibre at hand. Join instructor Kim McKenna in Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns, teaching techniques to take your spinning to the next level and become a better spinner.
  • 11 Lessons

    Spinning Study Group

    A 9-week study group plan to work through the SOS spinning courses and content on a week-by-week basis.

  • 1 Lesson

    Plant a Natural Dye Garden

    Join in learning to grow your own dye garden and safe wildcrafting natural dye plants with Caitlin ffrench.

  • 9 Lessons

    Weaving Krokbragd

    Taught by Debby Greenlaw, author of Krokbragd: How to Design and Weave and Krokbragd Patterns, learn about the beautiful Norwegian weaving technique called Krokbragd!
  • 11 Lessons

    Colour & Fibre Play

    Harness the power of play and explore a world of colour combinations and fibre blending with instructor Diana Twiss in our SOS Colour & Fibre Play course.

  • 1 Lesson

    Indigo Dyeing

    Join in the magical world of indigo dyeing with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors! In this presentation, learn about working with indigo dyes and creating an indigo vat, including tips and troubleshooting help, followed by a Q&A session at the end.

  • 2 Lessons

    Handpainting with Natural Dyes

    Yarn painting is one of the easiest ways to put natural colour on yarn. The colour choices are endless and the way that colour moves through the skein is fascinating and beautiful to our eye. Learn to handpaint yarns and fibres with natural dyes.

  • 12 Lessons

    Modern Punch Needle

    Teaching the essentials of functional and decorative punch needle embroidery, join instructor Sahm Jalbert and learn all of the basic steps to this fun fibre arts craft.
  • 12 Lessons

    Natural Dyeing Study Group

    A 10-week study group plan to work through the SOS natural dyeing courses and content on a week-by-week basis.
  • 6 Lessons

    Wet Felting

    In this fibre crafting course, instructor Charlotte Lee teaches how to make wet felted fibre projects such as felted soaps, felted brooches, coasters and bookmarks.

  • 6 Lessons

    Perfect Fit

    You're going to have a wealth of knowledge into everything you need to understand and adjust measurements for the perfect sweater every single time. Follow along with Tabetha Hedrick!

  • 31 Lessons

    Natural Dyeing Basics

    Learn how to use natural dyes with plant and animal based fibres. Instructor Caitlin ffrench guides you through all the steps of natural dyeing – how to scour, mordant and dye your materials (and the importance behind each step), along with the best dyeing practices for your home or studio set-up.  

  • 26 Lessons

    Spinning Sheep Breeds

    Taught by Rachel Smith, explore the different classes of wool available to hand-spinners in this extensive workshop. An excellent foundation of learning, particularly for spinners new to spinning different sheep breeds and learning about the various types of wool.

  • 17 Lessons

    Knitting with Hand-Dyed Colour

    In this course, Felicia teaches you how to develop a functional, working understanding of colour so that you can more confidently choose colours and colour combinations for your crafts. Expand and morph from essential colour theory vocabulary to traditional colour combinations and colour harmonies.  You will to be able to pick up any skein of yarn in any colour and have an idea of what you would combine with it and why. You will to be able to look at a knitting pattern and be able to envision what colours you would use for it and why.