Autumn 2014 Project Knitting Classes with Patrick Madden

Starting September 2014 I am hosting two weekly project knitting class in Etobicoke, Ontario for hand knitters of all skill levels on Tuesday or Thursday night from 7:30-9pm

Fee is $60/month and students also enjoy a 10% discount on all yarn purchases and coffee and tea are provided. 

My Project Class is targeted at hand knitters of all skill levels but please note this is NOT a learn to knit class. You must know the fundamentals of knitting to attend my Project Class. The emphasis of this class is on exploring and learning new construction techniques and finishing methods and encouraging you to try different approaches to the knitting fundamentals you may already know. So if you are a new knitter ready to start your first big project or a returning knitter who needs some guidance on refreshing your skill set, then contact me to reserve your space in September.

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I provide individual consultation and mentoring as you work your way through a specific hand knitting project. You are welcome to bring a project you started long ago and wish to complete, you can bring your current knitting project or I am happy to assist you in selecting a new project, including your first garment. 

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I am there to assist you with Casting On, shaping methods, finishing and blocking, trying new construction methods such as top-down and seamless circular knitting. My classes welcome both men and women.

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My classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere for busy individuals who want to focus on their craft, free from distractions and are limited to 8 students per class.

Why wait for that "one day!" that may never come? Book your spot and let me help you get the knitting done you think of and wish for.

Please email me to reserve your place in the class or 
if you have any questions or
if you would like to sign up for my upcoming monthly newsletter to signatureyarns@gmail.com  

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Thank you and please check back for other class workshop announcements to come. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer. 
Patrick Madden

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Autumn Floral Harvest

The garden still has some beauty to share with both me, the gardener, and in the form of pollen for the bees. With the forecast for single digit cold weather and rain, I ventured outside to see what I could collect for an indoor arrangement. I wasn't disappointed. Dahlias, Roses, Sedum and the foliage from my Blue False Indigo including seed pods, all melded together to create a pretty home accent. 

I am most grateful for the opportunity to garden and in this pretty space I call home. Never take life for granted. I don't! 

Enjoy your day!

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The Perfect Rainy Sunday Morning

A rainy Sunday morning, the perfect morning for my dogs, wet as it may be because they love this weather and I don't mind it either. We have this gorgeous parkland to ourselves and for the dogs it's bliss. Enjoy your day! ~ Paddy.