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Holiday Gift Swap and Fundraising Party with Fabrications!

Written on October 25, 2017 at 10:02 am, by

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…

Emergency, Emergency, Call Knit 9-1-1

Written on April 24, 2012 at 9:19 am, by

Is there a knit doctor in the house? National Knit in Public Week will soon be here, and the Wab will be bringing in the “House” of knitting to answer all your most difficult problems. (The date will be announced shortly.) In lieu of payment, donations for the Ottawa Breast Cancer Action Society will be…

Twist It Up

Written on April 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm, by

Here’s the latest scoop from the Wab. The Twist Festival (August 24th-26th) is looking for fibre lated vendors, supplies or finished goods. If you’re interested please contact them at or give us a call 613-725-5648. If you’re worried about being there alone don’t be. The Wabi sabi crowd will all be there and we promise…

Scary Things Are About At The Wab

Written on October 13, 2011 at 8:19 pm, by

Halloween is almost here.  Are you ready? Have no fear, The Wab is here. We’ve got all sorts of very frightening felting kits to make your Halloween the spookiest ever. We’ve got: bloody eye balls, spooky spiders, Jack-O-Lanterns.  We’ve also got an amazingly vampire-ish wet felted bat class on October 28th from 4-5:45pm. But if being scared…

Christmas is sooner than you think

Written on July 22, 2011 at 11:44 am, by

Hey Knitters: we’re collecting mitts, hats, scarves, for the Carelton Tavern Christmas dinner. A fabulous community outreach run at one of Lesley’s favourite drinking establishments. dinner. it is never to early to start.

Volunteers Needed

Written on May 11, 2011 at 8:57 am, by

The folks at The Cornerstone Shelter are looking for a knitting teacher for some residents who are keen to knit mittens! Are any of you knitters ready for a change of volunteer job? I do not know how long these lessons would last. This would need to be discussed.  I did learn however, that there's usually…

The Hintonburg Bike Parade

Written on April 26, 2011 at 8:20 am, by

Knit, crochet, spin – for cycling! Have you ever wanted to yarn bomb a bike, like this? Or this? Here's your chance! Help the Hintonburg Cycling Champions decorate bikes of various shapes and sizes for a Wabi Sabi window display. The window goes up May 4th.  It's all to promote the first-ever Hintonburg bike parade, on…

Party with The Wab and CPAWS

Written on April 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm, by

Come see for yourself our amazing Earth Day window display this Friday from 6-9pm. There will be refreshments, music and great conversation. Learn about all the great things CPAWS is doing to protect our environment. Plus see for yourself all the great works of arts. You’ll love it.

Cup of Tea Pincushion.

Written on April 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm, by

  This charming pin-cushion is easy to make, using basic embroidery stitches. Made from wool felt, and nestled in a porcelain tea cup, it is a perfect Morther's Day gift. $25 per person, $30 for Mother and daughter.  May 4th 7-9pm  All materials; including tea cup are provided. 

Animals For Change

Written on March 14, 2011 at 11:54 am, by

Our recent needle-felting workshop for CPAWS. Many of these animals will be gracing our Earth Day window.  A very cute skunk.  I Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers. Thank you for sharing your creativity and time.