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Winter Holiday Hours 2016


Remembrance Day Hours

The shop will be open from 12:30 PM – 6 PM tomorrow, November 11.

Do You Have an Account with Us?


The ladies at Wabi Sabi are finally entering the 21st century with our new customer account program! Opening an account with us is free, easy, and could get you a fabulous prize if you join before the end of November! Read on for all the details…


Benefits of having a customer account at Wabi Sabi:

  • Keep track of your purchases: Run out of yarn? Lose a ball band? We can pull your purchase information and find out which yarn or needle size you bought that one time!*
  • Track classes and store credits: Lose a receipt and need to make an exchange? Need a return? We can reprint receipts for purchases under your account name!
  • Are you a member of a local fibre guild? We can keep track of your discount!


The best part? We will be having a draw at the end of the month for a 100$ gift card!**

You can join our program the next time you stop by the shop, over the phone, or even online!

If you can’t make it in by November 30, send us an email or fill out our contact form by with the following information and we’ll add you to our system!

Subject line: Customer Account

  • Name
  • phone number
  • email address


*Works with all purchases made after setting up an account.

**One entry per customer. Customers must be able to pick up the gift card from the shop.

Happy anniversary!

Can you believe it’s been eight years since Wabi Sabi first opened its doors? Neither can we! What started out as a little local yarn shop has grown into a flourishing community, and we’re so grateful that you’ve joined us in this journey!

You might have noticed a few new faces in the shop over the past few months. Caitlin and Julia joined us at the beginning of the summer, and if you haven’t met them yet, be sure to stop by and say hello! We’re also excited to announce that Emily has stepped into the position of store manager, after Marie-France’s retirement over the summer! We look forward to what she will bring to the shop!

The past eight years have been better than we could have ever hoped – here’s to another eight years of laughter, creativity, friendship, and fiber! We hope you’ll join us in celebrating tonight and the coming years! Happy eighth anniversary, everyone!

Ottawa Yarn Store - Wabi Sabi

Ottawa Yarn Store – Wabi Sabi

August Ashford Demos!

It’s August, which means one thing: TWIST FESTIVAL! One of the biggest fibre festivals in the region, Twist will have you covered for all your fibre-y needs, be they yarn, wool, or equipment! We’re very fortunate to have the ever fabulous Kate Sherratt from Ashford NZ joining us again at our booth this year – you won’t want to miss her demos! But if you can’t make it to Twist this year, have no fear…


We’re having another Wabi Sabi Ashford Demo Night on Thursday, August 18 from 6-9! You can register for your free spot here, and get a front row seat to fantastic equipment demos from the Ashford queen herself! Kate, along with Marc Peloquin from Harmonique, will be demonstrating how to use Ashford wheels, looms, carders, and more! Everyone is welcome, and fan-girling is expected! 😉 If you can’t make it to Twist, this is the next best thing!


And if you can’t even wait that long, Emily will be demonstrating the fibre-blending capabilities of Ashford drum carders and blending boards on Saturday, August 13 from 2-3 PM! (That’s tomorrow!) You can reserve your seat in the last of our Summer Seminars here!

Sweet Georgia Has Arrived

Delicious new yarn and fibre arrived from Sweet Georgia this morning – Superwash DK and Superwash BFL braids! Yum!

Weekly Roundup: June 28 – July 3

We’ve got a great series of free summer seminars coming up in July and August! You can find a list of the ravelry workshops, demos, and mini-classes here!

We won’t be hosting a Spin or Weave night in July, but if you need your Wabi Sabi spin fix you can join our Tour de Fleece discussion on our ravelry group here! We hope everyone has a relaxing summer, and we can’t wait to see you all again in the fall!

Wabi Sabi will be closed on Friday, July 1, but we will resume our regular hours on Saturday, July 2!

Summer Hours

We have updated our summer hours and will now be open until 7 PM on Thursdays!

Ottawa Yarn Store - Wabi Sabi

Tom Knisely is Coming to Town!

“What can we learn from Antique Textiles?”

Tom Knisely has been collecting textiles of one sort or another for more than five decades. He tries to be observant and look past the, “Oh, isn’t that pretty!” to “What does this piece have to tell me?” It’s rather like being Dr. Doolittle! He walks with the coverlets, talks to the coverlets, and listens to what they tell him. He has been the teacher and general manager at the Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center in East Berlin, Pennsylvania for more than thirty years. Copies of Tom’s latest book, Handwoven Baby Blankets, will be available for purchase. Wabi Sabi is pleased to sponsor this lecture, and we hope you will join us for this unique opportunity!

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

3 Rosamond St East, Almonte, ON

Contact the museum for further information: (613) 256-3754


Wabi Sabi is Hiring!

Wabi Sabi is hiring!
Wabi Sabi is seeking a reliable and personable individual to work as a member of its sales associates team!
Wabi Sabi is looking for applicants with:
– Retail experience in addition to experience in particular fiber arts (knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning or felting)
– Flexible schedules – applicants must be able to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis, as well as weekdays at certain times of the year
– The ability to do physical work such as opening orders, filling shelves, and moving displays
Applicants must have computer skills, including knowledge of Ravelry and social media (Facebook and Instagram).
Bilingualism is an asset.
This is a part time position, and weekly hours will vary. 
No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Applications must be sent by email before Friday, May 6, 2016 to the attention of Marie-France Gosselin –