Wednesday, February 1, 2017

32nd Hospice Georgian Bay Fundraising Silent Auction 2017


Grey Heron Yarn Shop



These “Thrum Mittens” have been hand knit in the traditional Canadian way by inserting wool fleece “thrums” into the mitten to create an extra layer of warmth.

Traditional, Thrum Mittens were hand knit by coastal communities like our Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland regions to protect the fisherman’s hands from the frigid Atlantic waters.

As part of our “Canada 150” yarn shop celebrations, these mittens have our specially designed label by Jelinek Cork http://www.jelinek.com/ made in cork on each of the mitten cuffs.

The yarn and fleece come from a Nova Scotia hand yarn dyer
“Fleece Artist” who crafts magnificent colours in each of
their products.



It is our pleasure to present these Thrum Mittens for the fundraising

 silent auction @ the 32nd Annual Ski & Snowshoe Day celebrated by

Locations North in support of Hospice Georgian Triangle

& The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

Thursday February 2nd, 2017 

For more details, please follow this link

  


Grey Heron Yarn Shop 65 Simcoe Studio 1, Collingwood

Open Monday to Saturday



Serving the Georgian Bay region for 12 years



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Refresher Knitting Bootcamp



Saturday February 4, 2017  OR
Saturday March 4, 2017

9:00am to 12:00pm

$40.00 for 3 hours


Have you been away from knitting for a while and now want to rekindle your Knitting Spirit?

Then this 3 hour course is for you!!

We review: cast ons, increases, decreases, cast off, pattern reading, yarn label review +++++


Skill Level: Must know basics of knitting


Materials: needles, handout and yarn supplied


Preregistration required


Learn to Knit Socks



Learn to Knit Socks @ Grey Heron

 

                                      Cuff Down Class
                                             
                           Thursday February 23 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
                                              
                            Saturday February 25 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm


Learn sock anatomy – Cuff, Gusset, Heel, Instep, Sole
Knit a small sock sample – Learn new techniques
Then, you will cast on for a pair of cozy warm socks – 
good “beginner” sock- FREE pattern

Or, start your first “sock yarn weight” sock

Skills needed:  Must know how to knit in the round with DPNs and/or circular needles.


So, join in the fun!!              You will be very glad you did!!

Cost: $40.00 for 3 hours of instruction – Pre-registration required


Call, drop in or email for further details:

705-444-0370                    greyheron@bellnet.ca
                                                                         



Monday, January 9, 2017

Knit Group Social - every Thursday



Grab your knitting or crocheting and head over to 
Grey Heron Yarn Shop at 65 Simcoe St, Studio 1, Collingwood. 
We are located in the old Enterprise Bulletin building on the corner of St. Marie St and Simcoe St in the Art District of downtown Collingwood. 

It's a fabulous social afternoon 
Spend time with other like minded creative artisans

It's FREE

We serve coffee and tea - sweets jar is always on the table

Mark your calendars - every Thursday 1pm to 4pm

Hope to see you soon... Karen  







Thursday, January 5, 2017

Knitting in the Round



Knitting in the Round

In this class, we will teach you how to knit in the round and get you started on this lovely cowl project. During the class, you'll cast on for the Oats cowl pattern by tincanknits.



Ribbed edging, Knitting & Purling, Markers, Longtail Cast on
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
·         Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
·         Fee: $30.00 per person, not including materials.
·         Class Size: maximum of 8 students
·         Registration: Class must be paid for in full at time of registration to hold your seat.
·         Skill Requirements: Must be able to confidently cast on, work in the round, knit, purl, and bind off with little to no assistance.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Learn to Knit - Life time skill of FUN!!



Learn to Knit – Life time skill of FUN!!
Dates for 2017:
Saturday, January 21, 2017 OR
Saturday, March 11, 2017 OR
Saturday, May 6, 2017 OR

Saturday, September 16, 2017



Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Class Size: maximum of 6 students
Registration: Stop by to register or call
payment in full required at time of registration
The class is FREE, but in order to attend you must purchase one of our materials packages

We have prepared different kits of materials for you to choose from

Each kit contains a book, needles and yarn
Skill Requirements: Absolute beginner – Ready to learn!!

Learn to Knit Thrum Mittens



In this class, you will be learning how to knit

Warm and Cozy Thrum Mittens


A fabulously fun and easy pattern
By Fleece Artist
Ribbed cuff, stockinette hand, thumb gusset, top decreases

·         Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
·         Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
·         Fee: $40.00 per person, not including materials.
·         Class Size: maximum of 8 students
·         Registration: Class must be paid for in full at time of registration to hold your seat.
·         Skill Requirements: Must be able to confidently cast on, work in the round, knit, purl, and bind off with little to no assistance.