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Happening this Fall

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It’s that time of year again; we have posted the Fall/Winter class schedule on our website! Classes include Fair Isle Wristwarmers, Frankensocks, Natural Dyeing, as well general knitting and crochet for beginners, and the return of the very popular Tapestry Weaving! Spots fill up quickly so please let us know if you are interested in any of our classes. You can sign up in-store or online.

Sip N Stitch is also on again for the season. Join Donna on Wednesdays from 1-3pm for an afternoon of knitting and tea (cost is 2$).

We are excited to announce our upcoming Red Sock Blue Sock Trunk Show. Starting on Friday, September 22, from 7-9pm, and all day Saturday September 23, 10-5pm, we will be featuring their gorgeous and colourful hand-dyed sock yarn.

This week we received our much-anticipated shipment of Madeleine Tosh! It is flying out the door, so please stop by soon if you are hoping to snag some for yourself!

Please follow us on Instagram for the most current updates on events, classes, and new products arriving in-store.




Keep on Stitchin’ -Halfway Point!

We are officially at the halfway point of our Keep On Stitchin’ KAL in our Ravelry group! It’s been so much fun (and so inspiring!) to see everyone’s amazing projects with The Blue Brick, Riverside Studio, and UandIKnit yarns and patterns! Keep up the amazing work, everyone!

There’s still time to cast on and enter to win a Wabi Sabi $50 gift card! Check details here.

Dont forget to post your lovely WIPs and chat with others in the chatter thread – cheer on and get inspired!

And of course be sure to post your finished objects in our FO thread – that’s where we’ll be drawing our prize winner!

Keep up the amazing knitting, everyone!

New Courses!

Hard to believe that summer is winding down – time to learn something new!

Whether you are an absolute beginner or looking to refresh or upgrade your skills, our course offerings will have something for everybody!

September courses will include Wheel Spinning 101, Knit 101, Crochet 101, and Project Class!

Follow the links for details and to sign up – or view our course calendar here.

You can also contact us by phone or sign up at the shop – we also offer class gift cards, for those who would like to give the gift of learning!


We’ve got many more great classes that have yet to be posted, so keep an eye on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates!

Keep on Stitchin’!

The Twist Festival is fast approaching, and we all know what that means… our back room is full to the brim with equipment! As a result we’re taking a break from our Wednesday Sip N Stitch during the month of August.That doesn’t mean the fun has to end – let’s keep it going with an online knit-a-long (KAL)!

If you’d like to join us, stop by our KAL threads in our Wabi Sabi Ravelry group for Chatter/Works In Progress and Finished Objects (FO’s) . Post a qualifying FO by the end of August and be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card! **

What’s a “qualifying FO,” you ask? Why, it’s any FO that has something to do with the three amazing trunk shows we’ve hosted this spring/summer! Any of the following options will qualify:

  1. Any project from a UandIKnit pattern, knit in the yarn of your choice! (
  2. Any project from a skein of Riverside Studio yarn, knit in the pattern of your choice! (
  3. Any project from a skein of Blue Brick yarn, knit in the pattern of your choice! (
  4. Any project from a Blue Brick pattern, knit in the yarn of your choice! (

Each FO you post will get you an entry into the draw (and if you combine any of the options listed, you could nab a double entry)! Knit and crochet projects are welcome. It doesn’t matter when you started the project, just be sure to finish it AND post your pictures by August 31!

Let’s get stitchin’!

** We’re happy to mail the gift card to you if you live outside of Ottawa, but as we don’t have an online store, we’re afraid that the card can only be redeemed in person. Thank you for your understanding!

The Blue Brick Trunk Show Kick Off!


The Blue Brick is coming to the Wab! Join us Friday, July 21 from 7-9 PM for an exclusive trunk show featuring a fab selection from Toronto dyer Shireen Nadir!

Meet the dyer behind these incredible signature ombré yarns and check out her inspiring samples! There will be an bountiful selection of Blue Brick yarns available – you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Trunk show kick off begins with a fab party on Friday night, (event is free and no registration is required!) and the show will run until the end of day Saturday! See you there!

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Holiday Hours

Our Holiday hours are as follows:

Friday, June 30th: open 10-6
Saturday, July 1st: closed
Sunday, July 2nd: closed
Monday, July 3rd: closed
Tuesday, July 4rth : resume regular hours, 10-5!

We wish everyone a fabulous holiday weekend!

A Wabi Sabi Trunk Show with Riverside Studio!

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Join us Friday, June 23 from 7-9 PM for an exclusive trunk show featuring a fab selection from local Canadian dyer Kathryn Drysdale!

Meet the dyers behind these drop dead gorgeous yarns and and have prime access to a great selection of squishy goodness! This is a great opportunity to get firsthand input on colour choice – and you won’t want to miss the ladies of Wabi Sabi strutting their stuff on the runway!

Can’t make it Friday? No fear – the trunk show will be here all Saturday, and Kathryn will be in the shop from 11 – 2 pm!

Further details are here. Mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss it!

Spin and Weave Night


Join us for an evening of spinning and weaving!

Event is free but space is limited – sign up here!

The Great Canadian Flag-A-Long

Canada’s 150th anniversary is upon us, and we’re celebrating in a big way! We hope you’ll help us ring in this exciting milestone with a huge patchwork Canadian flag!


That’s right – we’re making a great big flag and we need your help to knit, crochet, weave, and felt red and white squares! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been crocheting for years or just learned to knit – everyone is welcome to join!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 6-inch by 6-inch squares
  • made in either red or white solid (or tonal) materials – please don’t use red and white in the same square!
  • can be knit, crochet, woven, or even felted – it’s up to you!

Any yarn that fits the bill is welcome – feel free to use old stash yarns, hold two or three strands together for a quick bulky knit, or play with fibers like rafia and paper!

We need roughly 70 red and 30 white squares for our giant flag, plus a couple of custom-size squares for the maple leaf! (Ask us for more details if you’re interested in tackling a custom-size square!) We’ll need these squares to arrive in the shop by Friday, June 23rd, in order to give us enough time to assemble them!

We’ve pulled together a couple of free patterns for anyone who wants to make something more exciting than a simple square!

Knit: Mitered Square Blanket Pattern by by Suna Knits!

Knit: Grandmother’s Favourite Dish Cloth

Crochet: How to Crochet a Classic Granny Square by Kathryn Vercillo

Crochet: Corner to Corner Dishcloth by Lily / Sugar n’ Cream

What better way is there to celebrate 150 years of Canadian community than coming together to make a fabulous, fiber-ific flag? Happy birthday Canada!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so we’ve put together this guide full of gift ideas for crafty moms!

  1. Soak Wash and Gleeners – Great for keeping your hand knits neat, clean, and fresh.
  2. Yarn Bowls by Jane Snyder –  Decorative and functional! Available in two sizes and several colours.
  3. Pattern Books and Magazines – We are loving the latest issue of Little Looms! And we’ve got great books for knitters, dyers, spinners, and weavers!
  4. Yarn! Fiber! – For every discipline; indie dyers, and staples!
  5. Cards – Gift cards for Moms who have everything! They can come in and pick up something special. We also have beautifully designed, yarn-themed cards to go with your gift!