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Holiday Gift Swap and Fundraising Party with Fabrications!

Join us for an evening of fun and fundraising at Fabrications at 1018 Wellington St. W on November 27th from 7pm to 9pm! All proceeds of the evening will go directly to the Parkdale Food Centre.

I’m sure we are all aware of the reality of food insecurity in our community. The Parkdale Food Centre seeks to meet individuals immediate food needs, but is also a constant warrior in the battle to address the underlying causes of food insecurity.

The focus of the evening will be an old fashioned secret gift swap. Bring a handmade gift, and put it under our tree.   The item you contribute must be handmade by you, made using supplies from your stash, and notions should be no more than $5! Please gift wrap your contribution and feel free to put your name on it or not as you prefer. We will take turns selecting a parcel that someone else has made! These items can be anything! A holiday ornament, a scarf, a tote bag, a microwave heat bag, napkins, a coffee cup cozy, an apron, crocheted brooch, knitted wristlets, legwarmers, and so much more! Use your imagination and don’t worry about it being perfect! Follow our social media accounts (@fabricationsottawa or @fabricationsott or @wabisabiyarnor @wabisabiyarn) for creative ideas!

We will also have a silent auction with some awesome big tickets surprises (jeans class, shirtmaking class, class at Wabi Sabi, pattern packages), door prizes, and refreshments.   Come with a friend!

You can purchase your ticket at either Fabrications OR Wabi Sabi (in-store only). Tickets include a $5 coupon from the store where you purchase your ticket for any notions that you might need for your project. Entry tickets also include three tickets for your choice of door prize draws. Extra door prize tickets can be purchased for $5.

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable.


October: Yarn and More!

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We’re so excited about October! Signs of Fall are turning up and we’re ready to get cozy with lot’s of knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, felting, and all of our favourite crafts! We’ve got so many things to look out for this month, including:

Wabi Sabi’s Shetland Wool Weekend Cast On Party: We’re having a party! Join us in casting on Gudrun Johnston’s Bousta Beanie – pattern is free on, and we are offering a free hard copy with the purchase of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight yarn, which the pattern calls for! Party starts at 6 pm on Friday, October 6th!

Roots and Rain Yarns Launch Party: We are so excited to announce that Wabi Sabi’s own Donna is launching her own line of naturally dyed yarns! The launch party is on Friday, October 13th, and begins at 7 pm – you won’t want to miss this exclusive first look at her gorgeous hand-dyed yarns!

Brooklyn Tweed: Coming to the Wab! Brooklyn Tweed yarns will be available for purchase right here, as of October 27th! Mark your calendars and update your ravelry project queues! We’ll have a great selection of their yarns to offer, and we’re so excited to show you all the samples we’ve been knitting up!

Wabi Sabi’s 9th Birthday: Come celebrate with us! Great fun things are going to happen. We’ll be dropping hints in the coming weeks!

As always, we have so many new yarns, favourites and new, and classes galore! We’ve got an easy access list of upcoming classes here, links go to each page for details and sign up.

We’d love to see your photos! If you’re at a shop event, class, or gazing at your fantastic finished objects and want to share, tag us #wabisabiyarn ! We look forward to celebrating fall with all of you! And as always, follow our facebook, instagram, and twitter for the latest updates on new yarn, books, notions, classes, and everything going on at the shop!


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Spruce Harbor Shawl

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We love the Spruce Harbor shawl by Erika Flory ! We are offering a free copy of this delightful pattern with the purchase of Quince & Co Chickadee, featured in the pattern! Come by the shop to pick out your colours!

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!