As many of you know, Wabi Sabi has been a drop-off point for the 25 000 Tuques Ottawa Chapter, collecting knit and crocheted hats for Syrian refugees arriving in Canada. Local support has been incredible, and the Ottawa coordinators have put together an event: Sip N’ Stitch will be an afternoon of music and knitting, and further details can be found on their Facebook event here!
Wabi Sabi is collecting wooly donations for several charities this December! If you’d like to drop off a donation, please place the items in a plastic bag with the name of the charity on it.
We’ll have a box for Warm Hands Network until Thursday, December 17. Warm Hands collects items to be sent to children in remote Canadian communities, and their specific knitting guidelines can be found here: http://www.warmhandsnetwork.org/Guidelines.html
We’ll also have a box in the shop for First Canadian Winter Newcomers. The first Canadian winter for newcomers can be a bit of a shock, especially if they’re unprepared for it! First Canadian Winter collects handmade hats, scarves, mitts, slippers, and more for newcomers to Canada.
We’ll also have a box for the 25 000 Tuques Initiative, which aims to greet every Syrian refugee that arrives in Canada with a handmade toque and a personal welcome note from the knitter! You can find more details about the initiative here: https://www.facebook.com/25000TuquesOttawa/?fref=nf
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% cashmere! Warmi (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!
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!
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 (email@example.com or Marie-France Gosselin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!
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!