Showing posts from September, 2012

Special offer to attend KnitFest

Hi everyone, We have a spaces left for our workshop on Saturday Sept. 29 th so we have decided to offer you the opportunity to attend by enrolling by the class. The pricing listed below is for the class only. This doesn’t include the lunch or goodie bags.   The remaining spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis. Here’s your chance to learn fabulous techniques to enhance your knitting skills. Happy knitting, Karen Farmilo 705-444-0370 Knit Faster... Continental Knitting – morning = $35.00 for 3 hours @ 9:30am to 12:30pm Continental knitting is arguably a faster method of knitting as it minimizes the number of motions in creating a stitch. It is also a handy skill to be comfortable with in order to make colour work stranded / Fair Isle knitting a bit speedier with a more even tension.  But maybe even more exciting is to give your hands a bit of a different motion to help ward off repetitive strain.  We will look at the differences between picking and

Scrumbling handbag class with Nancy McHugh

This is just a fabulously interesting design class for the “simple” crocheters in the crowd. Here’s a sample of the Monet Hobo Scrumbling handbag Create your very own “One of a Kind” handbag   The 2 part class schedule has been setup for Thursday October 11 th from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Thursday October 18 th from 10:00am to 12:00pm Class includes; pattern, stitch instructions, lining template, 3 bags of yarn (21 colours) All for $65.00 We are so very fortunate to have  Nancy McHugh join our teaching group. Here is her bio; Nancy's mantra "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life" has led her to careers in hand made clothing design and costuming theatre and film productions. She is a published designer for Simplicity Patterns and was listed by Flare Magazine as one of the top 20 Canadian fashion designers. Call to register or drop by the shop. Class is limited to 6 participants. Happy kn

Duct Tape Diva photos

Well, a fun time was had by all. It's surprising how heavy the finished mannequin is, how revealing it is and how hard it is to stand for more than an hour. Have a look -  Here's four of our group Diva's... more to follow next week Stuff with fibre fill, try spray foam, create a stand Display scarves, necklaces etc... when not using it as a measuring tool for your knitting or sewing. Spectacular class

A Scumbling we will go...

Well, let me tell you the latest craze @ greyheron is our Scumbling "Monet" Hobo bag. While it looks random, there is methodalogy behind it. Of course the colour play goes without saying but the pattern creates this slightly abstract gorgeous hobo bag. Get ready for a scumble class in October. Date tbd--- here's a sneek peek....  

We're going on-line... yippie!!

For all your needs at your finger tips- anytime of day or night, afterall were knitters, we know no time boundaries... We should be ready in a couple of days, and it will continuely build as new products arrive. Look for us on Online shopping - Soakwash, Cabin Fever products, Cascade, Brown Sheep, King Cole, Eucalan and the list goes on - needles too

Denise2Go arrives next week

Here's our newest needle kit from Denise interchangeables.  This handy kit gives you the most used needle sizes with cables in a beautiful little bag. The stylish case, hand-sewn from designer cottons, contains: 6 pairs of knitting needles, US#5-#10 (3.75 – 6mm) 1 G6 (4mm) crochet hook 3 cords, 14, 16 and 19” (36, 41 and 48cm) 2 end buttons and 1 extender Needles, hook and cords are all colored to coordinate with the rosy case.

Pantone colours for Spring...2013 !!!!

I know, it's early - but give them credit- they are keeping us on our toes. What a nice colour pallet.   Just wanted to keep you in the "know" 

Toasty Texter - Thrum fingerless

Tons of fleece = warm & cozy Thrumming is such a wonderful technique to add to a pair of fingerless. While you are busy texting your hands are toasty warm - hence the name. Funky Fingerless We have kits ready with multi coloured Corriedale fleece and 100% wool + blends and of course the pattern. Makes a great gift for a teen or the young @ heart... Another Small Project brough to you by the Grey Heron design group.  

Holiday Gifts just arrived

Where to start- so many lovely gifts and just the right ones too.... I'll get my list started with the Ipswich Scarf after my Aunt Ella- therefore I'll call it Ella in her honour. An 86 yr Aunt who drank beer from a bottle and smoked big fat cigars- much to my mother's chagrin... of course in the 60's that would have been out of character, but Aunt Ella was a strong Englishwomen - perhaps a feminist before her time who died in Ipswich UK. Strong - willed kind "one of a kind" ...