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The Project Class, with Maureen!

Are you stuck on a project, or feeling intimidated by the pattern? That’s where the lovely Maureen comes in! Let our skilled instructor coach you through your next project or two, or teach you how to finish off those sweaters that never get blocked and seamed! Try our Thursday afternoon project class (May 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 1-3 PM), our Friday evening project class (May 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 6-8 PM), or our Finish It course (Saturday, May 9 from 10:30-12:30)!

 

Manos Del Uruguay’s Silk Blend

Check out these mother/daughter shawls Emily crafted from Manos Del Uruguay’s Silk Blend! Soft, light, and perfect for spring!

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Art Batts and Rolags!

We’ve just whipped up a new set of art batts and rolags! Stop by for some bright and sparkly fibre fun!

 

Even More Maurice Brassard Cones!

Beautiful, bold, and bright new 2/8 cotton cones have arrived from Maurice Brassard!

 

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New Portabe Looms from Schacht!

We’ve just received a shipment of portable, child-friendly looms from Schacht! Try the Zoom Loom for a classic pin-loom experience, or enjoy tapestry weaving with the Mini Loom!

 

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Spotlight on: Kids’ Kits from Harrisville Designs!

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for some colourful kids’ crafts! Our Harrisville Designs kits will introduce your child to a variety of fibre crafts, including weaving, spinning, and felting! Each kit includes all of the materials and instructions you’ll need to make an awesome and creative project, and the child-friendly kits are also appropriate for the kid-at-heart!

Interested in weaving? Try the Potholder Loom! It comes in two sizes, contains enough materials to weave two potholders, and includes instructions for turning your potholders into a teddy bear sleeping bag, a kleenex box cover, or even a purse! We carry a selection of extra cotton loops, so that you can continue to make colourful projects. We also carry a Potholder Purse Kit, specifically for designed for weaving a purse, complete with felted button and straps!

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If you’re looking to take your weaving to the next level, the Lap Loom will introduce you to the art of tapestry weaving! Or try the Backstrap Loom and weave some wonderful belts, straps, or sashes! The design of the Backstrap Loom is based on traditional Peruvian looms.

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We get lots of customers interested in rug hooking, so we are especially excited to be offering a new Traditional Rug Hooking Kit! You can learn the basics of rug hooking while crafting a serene landscape with three adorable sheep!

Spool knitting is also quite popular with our customers. You can use the Traditional Spool Knitting Kit to knit colourful tubes that can then be coiled into trivets, decorative rugs, or placemats, or sewn to make bracelets or other projects!

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The Discover Crochet Kit is a great way to learn the basics of crochet! Each kit contains instructions and enough supplies to create a granny square scarf or two purses!

Playing with wool fleece can be incredibly rewarding! Try our Felted Flower Kit and learn how to wet-felt flower brooches or hair pins! We offer three flower colours: iris, poppy, or gold! Or, experiment with your super creative side, and learn how to spin your own yarn with our Magic Yarn Twister Drop Spindle Kit!

 

 

 

Summer Basket Weaving!

We’re very excited to be offering two basket weaving courses this June: Berry Basket Weaving, in which you’ll learn the stake and strand basket weaving technique to weave a sturdy basket (Sunday, June 14 from 1-4) and Weave a Birdhouse, in which you’ll learn both the stake and strand method and how to coil a pine roof from expert weaver Janet Whittam (Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, from 1-3:30)!

Stitches for Flair PROJECT CLASS!

Working on an embroidery piece? Want to advance your embroidery skills, stitches and techniques? Interested in added some embellishment to an existing garment? Bring in your own project and get the expert assistance of Pat Caffery! The Stitches for Flair Project Class will run from 10:30-12:30 on Friday, April 24th! No experience is required, and online registration can be found here!

 

Gnome Home Keepsake Box KIDS Class!

We are super excited to be offering another kids class with the wonderful Wendy! Kids ages 6 to 13 can learn how to felt and paint their own Gnome Home Keepsake Box! More details and online registration can be found here!

 

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New Lap Blanket Sample!

Marie-France just finished weaving this amazing lap throw on a 12″ Ashford Knitters Loom! She used 3 skeins of Estelle Eco DK and edged the blanket with linen fabric!

 

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If you’re interested in learning how to weave plaid, check out our upcoming plaid weaving course on Saturday, May 9th from 1-5 PM!