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Mid-Summer Sale, Julie Asselin, and More!

Stop by the shop and do a little perusing of our mid-summer sale! We’ve knocked down the prices on some of our summer yarn collections, as well as some of our fall-appropriate yarns! Work up a lovely stole for those summer weddings, or get started on some soft alpaca mittens for the fall!

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We’ve also received a brand new order of Julie Asselin yarns, chock full of colour! She sent us beautiful skeins of Leizu Fingering and drop dead gorgeous Leizu Fingering gradient kits! And if you’re looking at gradient kits, be sure to check out our kits from the Orleans-based Red Sock Blue Sock! Equipped with over 900 yards of fingering weight yarn, these kits are just PERFECT for big shawls that will keep you warm this fall!

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And speaking of keeping warm this fall… try on a pair of brightly coloured worsted-weight socks from the fabulous Opal Yarns!

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Join us & Ashford NZ at Twist Festival!

Once again Ashford New Zealand is joining Wabi Sabi for Twist 2015! The weekend of August 22nd and 23rd we will joined by Kate Sherrath and Marc Peloquin at our booth at Twist Festival 2015 in St-André-Avellin, QC.

Check out all the amazing Ashford products on display and being demoed including spinning wheels, looms, carding equipment and lovely fibre.

If you missed our last order of Hedgehog Fibres from Cork, Ireland make sure to stop by our booth this year!

Need more deets on Twist: Check out the info below or check out the Twist website!

http://www.festivaltwist.org/en/home/

twist

 

“TWIST 2-day unique fibre festival in St-André-Avellin, Québec bringing together the most important players in the field.

TWIST is an annual event that serves as a showcase of the fibre world and is intended for the general public, enthusiasts, fibre producers, fleece animal breeders, transformers, artists, artisans, professionals and semi-professionals.

-featuring more than 40 workshops,

-free activities for kids,

-a textile art exhibit with a modern twist,

-a foodie fair

-and over 125 exhibitors from all trades of the fibre industry.”

SEE YOU ALL THERE!

 

 

Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Kits Have Arrived!

This display of bright and fabulous colour is all thanks to the brilliant local Red Sock Blue Sock – new sock and gradient kits are now in stock! You definitely don’t want to miss this!

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Red Sock Blue Sock pairs her gorgeous Basic Sock yarn with punchy heel/toe colours!

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Each gradient kit comes with four colours, adding up to a whopping 200 grams of yarn – that’s 920 yards!

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Fall Courses Have Arrived!

Much of our highly anticipated Fall class line up is now posted on our website… Get ’em while they’re hot! There’s loads to choose from, but be sure to check back often as there are more being added all the time!

WE LOVE LOUET!

Come to see our newest acquisition, the David 70 Loom by Louet! The David has a built-in raddle and comes standard with eight harnesses and 10 treadles. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular small floor looms around!

It comes in two sizes, 27” and 35”.

We also have a Louet Warping mill and some carding equipment on display… and of course a wide selection of the lovely Louet Gems Yarns. Spinners… we haven’t forgotten about you.. we have a victoria wheel, a S17 and a new S10! Come on by and take a look and fuel your daydreams!

 

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Special HOLIDAY HOURS!

Please note that Wabi Sabi will be CLOSED for CANADA DAY & PAINTING on

Monday, June 29th
Tuesday, June 30th
Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day

Sorry for the inconvenience.
Happy Knitting :)

 

Tomorrow (Sunday, June 28th) will be the last day to shop until July 2nd!!

 

 

It’s Time to Felt!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your felt on! Whether you’re a wet-felter or a needle-felter, we’ve got all the fun and funky supplies you need! Enjoy our new Ashford arrivals, including foam, fibre, and felting punches, or play around with our brand new selection of C-1/Pelsull and Short Merino Fibre sample bags! What are you waiting for? LET’S FELT!

 

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New Yarn from Red Sock Blue Sock

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These beautiful skeins of locally dyed sock yarn from Ashley at Red Sock Blue Sock are simply to dye for! Check those speckles out!

 

Weaving Night at Wabi Sabi June 26th!

Weavers on Friday June 26th join us for an evening of weaving with Marie-France at Wabi Sabi from 6-9pm! Bring your loom, your projects (both finished and unfinished- we love show and tell) and your ideas! Its all about sharing 😉
If you need to warp up your loom you are welcome to use our space.
This evening is free of charge but space is limited so please register online!
http://wabi-sabi.ca/events/weaving-night-at-wabi-sabi/

Hintonburg Happening Tonight!

We hope you’ll join us this evening for Hintonburg Happening, from 7-9! We’ll be hosting a brief talk at 7 PM by three local artists: Anne Thériault, a painter, Laura Sheppard, a ceramic artist, and Janet Whittam, a weaver and basket maker. We’ll also have a hands-on weaving demonstration for both kids and adults! See you tonight!