Showing posts from May, 2014

Grey Heron's Fall 2014 Retreat in Southampton

Grey Heron Fall Retreat on the shores of Lake Huron Chantry Breezes B&B in Southampton- steps from the lake (1 1/2 hrs from Collingwood) Thursday Oct 2 to Sunday Oct 5 We have planned for:  6 classes, 3 samplings (Tea, Wine, Chocolate) Delicious food, tons of FUN and laughter with time to visit area yarn shops!! If this is something you would like to participate in,  please let me know. We have booked rooms for arrival Thursday afternoon. This will give you time to settle in, meet and greet with others and enjoy a lovely dinner together If you prefer to check in on Friday - that's fine too we start our program around  9:30am and continue until 4:00pm We have allowed for FREE time for: beach combing, trail walks, and knitting  All meals, snacks are included Cost from $525.00 per person (includes class instruction too) ( price will vary depending on arrival timing/choice of single/double accommodation r

Learn to Spindle Spin @ Grey Heron

Spinning Daily best discribes " Spindle Spinning"  Learning how to spin is learning the process of drawing out the fibers and adding twist until you have created a continuous thread of stable yarn. Starting out on a hand spindle is a great way to master the craft with a minimum of expense and equipment. Drop spindles are ancient tools that were a necessity in ancient times and are still used in many parts of the world to produce thread and yarn. If you're thinking about picking up a spindle for the first time, you may not know the difference in spindle whorls and why they matter. Learn the drop spinning process from expert spinners and take pride into creating your very own handspun yarn.  So, after reading this - Who would like to learn? No previous experience required!! Jean Thomas has graciously offered to teach us to spin yarn  using your very own Drop Spindle.  We will make a spindle, practice with fibre  and gain a new appreciation fo

Sock knitting - patterned sock class

So, you've made your first few pairs of socks and are now ready  for your next challenge?  Well, here it is - A Chevron lace sock pattern called " Jaywalker" With a name like that, it has to be a fun knit We offer a two part class with Heather  Thursday May 15th and Thursday May 22nd @ 10:00am - 12:00pm Jaywalker is a cuff down knit or a toe up knit - take your pick If you want to start with a small sample size, we have that too Join in the fun - Class fee $15.00 Please pre-register - limited seating Save 10% on your sock yarn purchased for class 

Calling all Yarn Bombers

Calling all Yarn bombers Let's have some fun!! My sign post needs a little Spring facelift We are looking for volunteers to knit a few squares so we can turn our sign post from drab to FAB We supply the yarn - You supply the creativity We will have the yarn balls ready for next week Thursday Drop in to pick up details and yarn ******************************************** FYI ----- The shop will be closed on Mondays during May