5 Accessories to Make Knitting More Fun!

While yarn and a couple of needles are all you need to get started, there are lots of knitting accessories that will provide additional help and convenience. Maybe you’ve seen some of these in our knitting department, but weren’t really sure what they were or how to use them. Here’s a little info about each one, so you can add them to your ‘must have’ list!

Knitting How-to: Casting Off

Casting off is a very important knitting skill to have. In this video Myles shows you one of his favorite ways to cast off that will give you a very pretty finished product.


Fabric 101: Lining Comparison Part One- Fibre Types

Lining is often an afterthought. After spending time choosing the perfect fabric some people rush through choosing the lining. The fact is that the lining that you choose will change how the garment performs. The following information will help you choose the optimal fibre type for your garment’s best performance.

100% Silk


4 Easy Knitting Projects

If you’re new to knitting, you may find the idea of making a sweater a little overwhelming and it certainly can be.  Why not perfect your new skills on smaller, quicker, easier projects?  Finishing a project will give you a great feeling of satisfaction and will help increase your confidence to move on to more time consuming or complicated projects.  Many of these can be made in a single evening. 


3 Easy to Sew Christmas Gift Ideas

Even though Christmas is over a month away, it won’t be long before it is here! This year I have made it a goal to try and make gifts for everyone on my list. I thought I would share a few of the easy-to-sew projects that I plan to make to inspire you with your Christmas project sewing!


Cuffed Pillowcases


How to Sew a Grommet Curtain Panel

We made this video about 3 years ago but it has been very popular on YouTube so we thought we would share it again! 
(Apologies for the poor sound quality, we made this video when we were just getting started!)
Not only is a grommet curtain panel simple and stylish, it's also easy to make. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Cutting Instructions:

Knitting How-to: Casting On

In this video Myles shows how to do a long-tail cast-on. In order to do this cast-on you need to make sure to have at least 4 times the finished width of your project in yarn length to have enough to create your stitches.


New Quilting Arrivals- October 27, 2016

We've received lots of new and exciting quilt groups here at the store so thought we would give a sneak peek of some of them!

Here are some of the pieces from Tula Pink's new group Slow & Steady that we have in stock. The group is a combination of teals, purples, blues and of course pinks. They are some large scale prints as well as smaller repeats such as dots or diamonds. 



Tips for Machine Quilting

The idea of making a quilt can be daunting for the first-time quilter, so we have compiled some tips to help ease your mind and help you find success with your project!
General Tips when starting out:

Tablet Cover (works for Kindle or iPad)

This beginner friendly project is made from durable wool melton cloth and a combination of 4 cotton prints that you can use to express your personality. This long lasting essential can be used daily and also makes a great gift!


Fall 2016 Home Décor Trends Part Two: Colour Palette

Subtle Sophistication – Blues have turned down the volume.  Where we were seeing deep teal and turquoise in recent seasons, we are now seeing dreamier smoky blues and washed denim shades.  These are paired beautifully with a shade often referred to as “birch” – an elegant shade somewhere between grey and taupe.