Showing posts from April, 2013

Collaboration Is Key To Business success;

Collaboration Is Key To Business success; What Is collaboration And How Will It Help Me? Collaboration is a working practice whereby individuals work together to a common purpose to achieve business benefit. It is the ability to work together as a team and support each other to have a stronger chance to improve business performance and outcomes. Collaboration is the key to Empower  your business and take it to the next level. Collaborating with other business women with similar target audiences to you will help boost sales, website traffic and your reputation, but in order to ensure collaboration success you will need to follow these basic rules and collaboration practices. According to research and best practices, the combination of several factors may help steer collaboration to achieve business results, Empowerment - Empowerment is the attitude needed to unite together in a direction and vision for your joint campaign. In order to achieve the best results all p

Let's give a BIG WELCOME to "Titus" from Yorkshire UK....

No, it's not the fall - but Titus is here!! in eight lovely colours!! Baa Baa Black sheep have you any wool? We will - this fall... Presenting this marvelous British thru and thru 4 ply oh natural gorgeous wool.  Introducing - " T itus", a stunning, luxurious natural 4 ply yarn that's Yorkshire through and through. The y 've taken the beautiful long locks of the Wensleydale in a natural grey shade, mixed it with the finest of all British Breeds, the Bluefaced Leicester and then added another little Yorkshire surprise, which gave us inspiration for its name. We have the Born & Bred pattern book by Ann Kingstone in stock. As well as two singles the gorgeous fingerless Baht'at and the Ilkley Moor beret. Two lovely styles. $29.95 per hank 50% Grey Wensleydale 20% Bluefaced Leicester 30% UK Alpaca 320m/ 350yds per 100g hanks 2.75mm - 3.25mm Hand wash.

Manos Alegria - arrives!!

Gorgeous colours - soft - squishy - shawls - socks - gloves - mittens - hats   $22.00 Alegría (“joy” in Spanish) is an easy-care yarn in exciting colors, hand-painted to create a celebration of different colors in every skein. It has a rich, cushy hand that makes a delectable choice for socks, babywear, or accessories. Content: 75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide, hand painted Put Up: Approximately 445yds/100g twisted reeled skein Gauge: 28-30 sts per 4" on US #1-3 Needle Care: hand-wash, dry flat or dry clean IMPORTANT NOTE: When the workers at the Manos Del Uruguay cooperative skein the yarn, they use the yarn in the skein to tie up the bundle. Therefore, do NOT cut the yarn to unbundle it when winding into a ball. Elise uses a darning needle to loosen the knots. Botanica Ciebo Glicinas Pindo  

Closed Saturday - KnitFest Spring 2013 workshop

This year I decided to host our annual KnitFest workshop at our shop location. Why not be surrounded by gorgeous wools and yarns and not to mention a room full of beautiful knitted samples. Kate Atherley Glenna C will be here teaching a variety of classes.  Good food: Good friends: Great learning: Fabulous Coffee :) Please note, we will be closed all day on Saturday April 13th. See you again on Monday April 15th @ 10am. 

Changing gears....

Great news – we are having a SALE on all clothing and accessories. We have decided to close down our clothing side of the business. ALL seasons are coming out on the floor for clearance.  We have sorted racks by sizes to make selecting easier. ******************************* Grey Heron will now expand into a “Fibre Arts shop” We are pleased to announce we are a new Ashford Spinning wheel & Loom dealer. We will carry assorted tools, fibres and accessories to cover all your spinning, weaving & felting needs. We currently carry 30+ name brands of wools and yarns along with a full wall of notions, accessories, books, patterns. We are so delighted to represent eight Canadian “Indie” dyers.  (Rhichard Devrieze yarns, Turtlepurl, Biscotte & Cie to name a few) The SALE will continue until the end of May only.  Hope to see you soon..... Karen 

Welcoming... Biscotte & Cie

On my latest yarn crawl thru Ottawa, I bumped into this wonderful yarn called Gobelin by Biscotte & Cie at Wabi Sabi. The Gobelin yarn kits, Thalassa semi solids and Felix self striping sock yarns will arrive this week. Here's a sneak peek..... Carousel socks are a free download from

New arrivals

Since our weather is still on the cooler side, why not make a lovely Aran sweater. Our new yarn arrival Fashion Aran by King Cole has produced a wonderful book full of family knits. Fashion Aran = $6.00 219yds @ 5mm    20 + patterns $18.00 Opium by King Cole - textured cotton blend 273yds @ $13.00 @ 6mm Lovely summer patterns, light weight sweaters, cape, shawls, short sleeved jackets cardie and tank Summer accessories