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Get Your Natural Dye On

Learn how to make colours from nature. Join us on September 13th from 11am to 2pm for our Goldenrod meets Indigo class and learn how to make a different shades of green from local plants. Play with Goldenrod and Cedar dyes as well as learn about over-dying and Indigo vats. This class is all about experimenting and  you’ll love the results.

For more info visit:http://wabi-sabi.ca/events/natural-dyeing-2/

 

Taste of Wellington 2014

On Saturday, September 13, Wabi Sabi will be participating in Taste of Wellington! We’ll be hosting a hands-on activity for children from 11:30-1:30, and a tea-and-knit for new and regular knitters from 2-4! See you then!

Friday Nights at the Wab

Get excited – as of Friday, September 12, Wabi Sabi will be open until 8 PM!

Photos from Twist!

What a weekend! Wabi Sabi had a wonderful time with Kate from Ashford NZ and Marc from Harmonique at our Ashford Dealer’s Night on Thursday, and then had a fabulous time at the Twist Festival! Thanks to everyone who came out to our booths! Here are a few pictures from last weekend:

 

NEW! Turtlepurl Yarn and Fibre!

Can’t make it to Twist? Have no fear! We’ve got all your Turtlepurl needs taken care of in-store! We now have new fibre, self-striping sock yarn, and GLITTER self-striping sock yarn in some of the most vibrant colourways you have ever seen!

 

More weaving!

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Marie-France has been weaving up a storm, this time using 2 different colours of Cascade Eco Andean DK Wool! New to the store, Eco DK is the little sister of customer favourite Cascade Eco/Eco+. It comes in 8 natural colours and has 350 meters to a skein!

Life is always better with a little touch of plaid!

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Our very own Marie-France just wove this stunning shawl with 3 colourways of Cascade 220 yarn by Estelle, using an Ashford rigid heddle loom! Beautiful work!

Every Twist Bus Trip Comes With Prizes!

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What’s this? Could it be… prizes straight from Estelle for our Wabi Sabi Twist Bus Trip? Why, yes, it could! Not only does our August 23 bus trip to Twist come with great company and hassle-free fibre fest exploring, it also has fabulous prizes from both Estelle and Wabi Sabi! Grab your spot here or in store!

Wabi Sabi and Ashford!

Wabi Sabi will be welcoming representatives from Ashford to our fair national capital region this August! On Thursday, August 21 from 6-8, we will be hosting a free Ashford Dealer Night led by Kate Sherratt from Ashford New Zealand and Marc Peloquin from Ashford Canada. They will be speaking and demonstrating both their spinning and weaving products!

Kate Sherratt, Ashford’s Sales and Marketing Manager, is an expert spinner, weaver, and felter. For over a decade, Kate has travelled around the world, sharing knowledge and traditions while promoting Ashford’s products. Kate used her experience and love of multi-shaft weaving when she helped to design and test Ashford’s Katie Loom. Kate has a real passion for textile crafts, and we know you’ll enjoy her dynamic and inspirational presentation and personality!

Ashford will also be joining Wabi Sabi at the Twist Fibre Festival, so be sure to stop by our booths! Wabi Sabi also has a bus trip to Twist, and more information about the trip can be found here!

Join us at the Twist Fibre Festival!

That time of year has rolled around again, and all of us here at Wabi Sabi are getting pumped for the upcoming Twist Fibre Festival on the weekend of August 23-24! The festival offers fibre enthusiasts the opportunity to learn, shop, and get inspired by a multitude of artistic techniques! Every fibre artist will find something fun and engaging at Twist! And we know how to get you there – with the Wabi Sabi bus!

 

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Wabi Sabi will be hosting a fabulous day-long bus trip to the lovely town of Saint-André-Avellin on Saturday, August 23, complete with great company and fantastic prizes! Our bus trip also offers an optional trip in the afternoon to a local art exhibit at the Centre Culturelle. If you’re looking for a wonderful day of fibre enthusiasm, look no further! Book your spot online here, or in person! We still need to fill some seats, so please let us know if you would like to join us at Twist!

 

Timeline:

7:30 AM – Arrival at Michaels (next to Ikea and the Pinecrest highway exit)

7:45 AM – Departure from Michaels

8:15 AM – Departure from Wabi Sabi (1078 Wellington St. West)

9:30 AM – Arrival at Twist Fibre Festival

2:00 PM – The bus will bring those who are interested to an art exhibit at the Centre Culturelle

3:00 PM – The bus will bring them back to the festival

5:30 PM – Departure from the festival

6:30-6:45 PM – Arrival at Wabi Sabi

7:00 – 7:30 PM – Arrival at Michaels