Knitting circles were once a popular place to exchange rumours about the area's handsomest firefighter, which of the neighbouring towns' mayors were secretly left-handed, and the fate of the Crumb brothers. Get your finger on the pulse and some yarn with today's Groupon: for $60, you get two weaving workshops at Creativity! in Belle River (a $150 value). Most workshops run on both weekends and weekdays for three hours from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Under the passionate tutelage of Anne Hunt, students at Creativity! untangle artistic inhibition to craft textural masterpieces during fibre-rich workshops. Interested pupils can reserve a spot among five others in two weaving workshops ($75 each), wherein colourful fabrics and yarn entwine to create a woven piece that's suitable for gifts or hiding leftover pizza under. Popular classes include hand-woven bowls, hand-woven life purse, and hand-woven amulet. Pupils master the basics of pattern design while working with a supply kit included with the course. When the weather is nice, Anne likes to move the small assembly outdoors to the banks of the Belle River, where tranquility seeps into participants’ pores at a rate paralleled only by bathing in paraffin wax.
1333 Belle River Rd.
Belle River, Ontario N0R 1A0