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Our Holiday Consignment Section Has Arrived!

We are really excited to be offering a consignment section again this year, featuring the incredible work of local artists! We are currently carrying screened project bags by Trailhead Yarns, handspun and woven scarves from Jean Sharp Design, scarf brooches by Francine, stuffed animals from Truly Charlotte, bags from Liebchen Designs, art bears from Studio3 Fibre Arts, stitch markers from Owlcrazi, and we will continue receiving more products until Christmas!

 

New Project Class for December!

It’s almost 2015 and we’ve got just one more knit project course to finish off the year! Join Maureen on Thursdays (November 27/December 4/11/18) from 1-3 PM, and get the help you need to finish off all those holiday projects that have been building up! Registration can be found here.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Get in the holiday mood Sunday, November 30th with our Rudolph-themed needle felting class! Create a needle felted character from the classic TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! This class will run from 10 AM – 12 PM and is open to anyone over the age of 10! More information and registration can be found here!

 

 

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Do you hunger for new fibres?

Maybe your Md has asked you to add more fibre to your diet. Or maybe you have a sweet spot. Well we’ve got an event for you!

Shibui Yarn Tasting, Saturday, November 15th from 3:00 to 5:00  for only $20. We have a few spots left, so call or email us to reserve your spot!

November – a month of rememberance

Lest we forget.

This month’s window serves to reflect some of the homeland efforts to support our soldiers. If you stroll by 1078 Wellington, glance in our window to see knitting before the age of broadly available industrialized solutions.

If you are interested in the historical significance and contribution knitters have had to support the war effort, please join us at Wabi Sabi Saturday at 1:30 p.m., November 15th for an Artist’s Talk on wartime knitting.

War Time Kntting

Wabi-Sabi’s new window display is on war time knitting. It ‘s a collection called ‘Service Comforts’ by Nancy Green who has done all the knitting and generously agreed to lend her pieces to be exhibited in our window. The display is a beautiful collection of reproductions of hand knit war time garments all made with natural wool. Interspersed are military objects from the collection of Kevin Secord.

The project was inspired by the book “Service Woolies by Beehive.” Nancy Green was intrigued by the history of these garments. After researching the topic she learned how difficult it must have been to to recreate these patterns since there are only a few remaining knitted artifacts from this period.

Service Comforts consists of three groupings: Field, Hospital, and Sea wear. Each piece is displayed with a collection of artifacts including the original pattern book, a wooden vintage war time First Aide kit filled with hand knit bandages, WW1 bandage roller, steel knitting needles and various accessories.

Overall the exhibit is beautiful, it is an unique view on the culture of Remembrance day. Each garment is carefully created, and the display is skillfully pieced together.

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Yarn Tasting

On Saturday November 15 from 3-5 pm Wabi-Sabi is hosting a Shibui Yarn Tasting.

Shibui yarn is new to Canada but Wabi-Sabi has it in stock! The yarn tasting is a great opportunity to test the new yarn without committing to it, you will be able to try knitting with  Shibui yarn to make sure that it really is the right yarn for you. The yarn tasting is $20 per person, the event is lots of fun and you have the chance to access some amazing surprises… There are only 12 spots available so call or come in to reserve a spot, this is not an event you wan to miss! But if you’re not sold on the wonderful new yarn, or amazing surprises, there will be tea and cookies, and nobody can say no to tea and cookies.

Do not fear, if you are unable to make it in on November 15 there will be another yarn tasting on November 29 (details to follow.)

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Sock It To Me

Wabi-Sabi has socks! Pre-made socks, all the wonderful warmth without all the time spent knitting them. The ‘Bas de Laine’ socks are a perfect christmas gift for everyone on your list. ‘Bas de Liane’ are from Quebec, they come in both women’s and men’s sizes and are long-lasting. You can even get Habs or Bruins themed socks for your hockey loving friends and family. ‘Bas de Laine’ are beautiful, brightly coloured, wool socks that make an easy christmas present that everyone will love.

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Get The Word At The Wab

We’ve got new books!  In a wide range of topics from dying to knitting and  including favourites such as The Big Book of Weaving by Laura Lundell. Double Weave by Jennifer Moore, Learn to Spin by Anne Field, Mollie Makes Embroidery,Crochet One Skein Wonders by Durant and Eckman, and My First Knitting Book by Cico Kids. Looking for a present for a new knitter in your life? We also have signed copies of Megan Goodacre’s An Idiot’s Guide To Knitting.

What else? Simply Unique, The Ottawa Valley Weaver’s and Spinner’s Guild have their annual exhibit and sale beginning October 31rst to November 2nd. Check out their window display at the Wab for a sneak preview.

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This Just In

Wabi-Sabi has felt! It comes in every colour of the rainbow. It’s great for making kids toys, slipper souls, and seasonal decorations. Felt is fun and super easy to work with. Come in soon if you want some of this fabulous felt because supplies are limited.

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