Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162



Students must REGISTER IN ADVANCE for classes... we keep our classes fairly small and they tend to fill quickly! We ask that class project materials be purchased at The Purple Purl. Check out all our Class Policies and Student Discount details here.


    As usual we will be taking a class hiatus for the hot month of August. Look for the fall schedule to be posted in the last week of August!


FALL 2017 Classes will be posted soon...





Spindle Spinning 101

TBD : please email or call to let us know you would like to be on our call list when we schedule our next session!

Turning fluff into string is an addictive and fabulous form of fibre fun! Come on in to learn about the wonders of fibre and get started on making your very own yarn.

In the frist class we'll get you spinning your own knitable yarn with a top whorl spindle! Learn how to work with processed fiber and spin singles! You will then take the spindle home and spin for a week before we return and review our skills.

The next week, we will review, and learn the new skill of plying yarn and the finishing techniques of yarn. 

No previous spinning experience needed. That's right you don't need any skills at knitting to learn how to make yarn.

Warning: we are not kidding about the addictive part. And the best part... you can take your drop spindle anywhere and spin away... 'tis very portable and awe-inspiring.


This four hour class over two weeks, will introduce you to this age old skill using a very simple drop spindle.DropSpindle

Cost - $69.00***
All materials are included in the class fee including a spindle to take home. Bring a pen and paper if you like to take notes!

Instructor: Robbie


Fiber Prep Workshop- NEW

TBD : please email or call to let us know you would like to be on our call list when we schedule our next session!


In this 3-hour workshop, you'll learn the different ways to prepare your fibre for spinning. Explore the various tools, including drum carding, hand carding and combs! Learn how to blend fibres to create gradients, tweeds, marls and other special effects.

Please buy or bring various spinning fibres in multiple colours to try blending, using our equipment. Hand Dyed Braids, such as the SweetGeorgia line sold in our shop are especially fun to work with!


Cost - $59.00

Instructor: Robbie



If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at with "Class Request" in the subject line and we will try to accommodate your ideas and schedules. Let us know if evenings or weekends are best for you.

Thank you so much for your interest and support! We look forward to stitching with you!


Happy Stitching!
Jennifer & Miko


*** Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration, either in person or with a credit card over the phone. Please check your schedule carefully, classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Make-up classes are not available. All fees include applicable tax.

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