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New in store!

It’s been a while since we last posted – time to recap what’s come in this season!

First off, we’ve got unbelievably soft baby camel fibre from Mongolia! This must be felt to be believed!


Drop dead GORGEOUS yarns from Amano yarns in Peru! Ayni (sport) is a blend of 80% alpaca, 20% silk. Mayu(dk) is a blend of 60% alpaca, 20% silk, and 20% cashmereWarmi (worsted) is a blend of 70% alpaca and 30% merino. Puyu (bulky) is a blend of 70% alpaca and 30% silk.\


Ab FAB Ozark Opulent is in as well!


And don’t forget about this new natural ombre offering from Borgo de’ Pazzi Firenze – Stout!


We’ve got some great new books that would make a great gift for the knitter/felter/spinner/weaver in your life, including Sequence Knitting: Simple Methods for Creating Complex Reversible Fabrics by Cecelia Campochiaro!


Awesome new dyes from Jacquard, including indigo, acid, and procion dyes, as well as alum and citric acid packets!


And lastly, new bottles of soak, and an adorable selection of new Soak Box kits! Each kit comes with a bottle of Soak, two balls of luxury yarn, and a pattern!


Copper Knitting is Back!


Join us on Saturday, November 28th from 10:30-2 for our legendary copper knitting class with the talented Sayward Johnson! Online registration can be found here!

Exciting News!

The current owners of Wabi Sabi are ready to retire from the full time commitment of running a shop. Carol and Marie-France have worked hard to make Wabi Sabi the shop it has become as a vibrant fiber shop in the heart of Hintonburg in Ottawa.

Over the last seven years, hundreds of people have learned to knit, felt, spin and weave at Wabi Sabi. The growth of the business has been substantial, we feel it is a viable business opportunity and we are now open for discussion with potential buyers.

Serious buyers should contact Carol Secord ( or Marie-France Gosselin (


Ottawa Yarn Store - Wabi Sabi

Ottawa Yarn Store – Wabi Sabi

Thanksgiving Hours!

It’s that time of the year again – TURKEY TIME! We’ll be filling our plates and our bellies on Sunday, October 11th and Monday, October 12th, so the shop will be closed on both those days! We’ll see you again on Tuesday!

Happy knitting!

Madeline Tosh… Please arrive in an orderly fashion!

Madeline Tosh is in the house, everyone please stay calm! We have Tosh Merino and Tosh Merino Light, and of course some fab Unicorn Tails! …drool….


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!


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!


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


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!



“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.”




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!


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


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



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!


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!