Showing posts from 2017

Making Dryer Balls - Thursday Nov 23th

Have you heard about Dryer Balls?  We needle felt them from 100% wool We know that wool's natural properties love to absorb water, so when you toss a few dryer balls into the dryer your clothing drys faster No need for expensive dryer sheets or  fabric softeners, just wool dryer balls.  Join the class -Thursday November 23rd  10am - 1pm $20.00 includes tools/supplies to make one dryer ball Payment required at registration Call 613-771-9222 or drop by to register 

Fall Workshop with Cheryl Toy of Little Church Knits

We are so excited to have Cheryl Toy of Little Church Knits join us for our Fall Workshop here at Grey Heron's new location in the bay side city of Belleville.  Cheryl is an passionate knitter, designer, podcaster and instructor. Each module has a brief description of the class and with Cheryl's flair for teaching, you will learn an abundance of techniques, skills and tips/tricks.  Each module will have a break at the halfway point for refreshments.  The workshop will be located at 25 Pinnacle St. S, Belleville, ON K8N 3A1 Here's our line up:     Skills Building  –  3 hour module - $65.00 –  Beginner + - Friday Oct 13 th  1pm to 4pm Here’s your chance to learn and brush up on techniques- gain confidence and add new skills to your daily knitting process.      Magic Loop, Tubular Cast On, Long tail cast on (two versions),  Stretchy Bind off, Three Needle Bind Off, Provisional Cast on Strand and

Grey Heron is moving....

Grey Heron is on the move…. We are relocating to Belleville, ON on the shores of the Bay of Quinte 25 Pinnacle St. South, Belleville Our last day open in Collingwood will be  Thursday July 13 th . It’s been our pleasure to look after you for  the  9 years we’ve been in Collingwood. We hope you will visit us at our new location. We will be reopening the first week of August. We will carry the same fabulous yarns that we currently do, so when you need more – call us and we will mail it to you!! Karen Check our Facebook page for further details.         @greyheronyarns

Tartan Day Celebration

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Tartan Day Celebration 5:00pm - 10:00pm Location: Beaver Valley Community Center, Thornbury/Clarksburg Scottish immigrants helped settle Grey County and we remember their efforts when we celebrate our Scottish heritage each year. Our band has helped keep this tradition alive by playing music in local parades and events over the past 57 years.  To celebrate our Scottish roots, our Band will be hosting a Tartan Day Celebration on April 1st 2017 at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury and welcome all to enjoy an entertaining night together.  Social hour begins at 5:00 with a cash bar provided by the Thornbury/Clarksburg Rotary Club. Dinner will begin at 6PM with the “Ode to the Haggis” followed by traditional food: Scottish meat pies, neeps, tatties and of course Haggis!  There will be music throughout the evening. Special guests include Jennifer Potter, Highland Dancers, and Highland Country Dancers.  A number of new sets will be perfo

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 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

Refresher Knitting Bootcamp

Saturday April 22, 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                                     

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  

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.