Thursday, 15 January 2015

Winter Workshop Schedule

Our Winter Workshop Schedule is ready and we are excited about our program this winter :) 
From Dyeing your own yarn to making a sweater your way to weaving and spinning - come  join us for some fiber fun :)  Please contact or visit the store for further information :)
Colour Your Yarn – Lyn Gemmell
Level:  Introduction
Date: Saturday – February 7, 2014
Time: #1 - 10:00 – 12:30
            #2 – 2:00 – 4:30
Cost: $25 (+tax) (supplies extra)
This exciting class will give you the tools to start dyeing your very own yarn.  Create one of a kind colour combinations. Let your artist shine through. J

Toe-Up Socks Using the Magic Loop Method – Janet Rice-Bredin & Karen Abourbih
Level:  Intermediate+ (not appropriate for beginners)
Date: Saturday – February 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $50 (+tax) (supplies extra)
Come learn this exciting way of sock knitting from the toe all the way up to the ribbing.  We will take you through the magical cast on, gusset, heel turn, heel and all the way to the top.  This workshop references, and we highly recommend you purchase, Socks From The Toe Up by: Wendy D. Johnson. J

Rigid Heddle Rag Rug Weaving Seminar – Janet Rice-Bredin
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Date: Saturday – February 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Cost: $15 (+tax) (supplies extra)
Learn the specific techniques relating to weaving rag rugs and bags using your rigid heddle loom. Topics covered are fabric preparation, warp types, colour & design, & warping tips. There will also be a rag rug weaving techniques demonstration. J
Supplies needed: Notebook & pen, camera or phone camera.

Knitting Top-Down Sweaters with a Yoke Neckline – Deb Gemmell
Level:  Intermediate
Date:  Saturday – February 28, 2015
Time:  10:00 – 4:00
Cost: $50 (+tax) (supplies extra)
Using Cabin Fever’s Need A Yoke Book – come and learn how to create your own look for a beautiful top down sweater.  We will be working on a summer top – to get us excited about the warmer weather. J

Beginner Weaving Workshop
(2 part workshop)- Sharon Urquhart
Level:  Beginner
Date:  Saturday – March 7 & 14 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75 (+tax) (supplies extra)
 This workshop is designed for the beginner weaver.  A loom will be provided.  The first Saturday you will learn how to set up your warp and will be weaving a simple scarf. You will be able to take the loom home for the week.  The Second Saturday you will learn how to remove your scarf from the loom and finishing techniquesJ

Stranded Knitting – Fingerless Mitts - Janet Rice-Bredin & Karen Abourbih
Level:  Intermediate
Date: Saturday – March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $50(+tax) (supplies extra)
Come learn Stranded (colour) knitting with these beautiful Fingerless Mitts.  A fun project that will surely leave you wanting to do more stranded knitting J

Intermediate Spindle Class – The Turkish Spindle – Elizabeth Leblanc
Level: Intermediate
Date: Saturday March 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 - 4:00
Cost: $50 (+tax) (supplies extra)
Do you already know how to use a drop spindle, but want to learn more advanced techniques? Do you spin yarn on your wheel but are interested in learning how to use a drop spindle? In this class, you will learn how to use the amazing Turkish spindle, how to wind the perfect center-pull ball, how to "ply-on-the-fly" using the Navajo-plying method, and much more. Basic hand spinning (spindle or wheel) knowledge required. J

Blocking Seminar – Janet Rice-Bredin
Level: All Levels
Date: Saturday  April 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Cost: $15 (+tax)
Come and learn tips and tricks to get the perfect blocked garment.  When we have put so much work into our garments we want them to look their best.

Finishing Techniques Seminar – Janet Rice-Bredin
Level: All Levels
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Cost: $15 (+tax)

Things you will learn:  how to have a perfect seam on your sweater, how to weave in your ends – tips and tricks J

Lace Shawl for those Cool Summer Evenings – Elizabeth Leblanc
Level: Intermediate
Date: Saturday April 25, 2015
Time:  10:00 – 4:00
Cost: $50 (+tax) (supplies extra)
The perfect start to lace knitting.  This is a beautiful shawl with minimal lace and knit using a DK weight yarn – perfect for those cooler summer evenings whether at your cottage or at a BBQ J

Afternoon Drop-In Knitting Groups  
Tuesday – Thursday during store hours

Personal Help Sessions – Available to book on select Friday Afternoons & Saturdays – 15mins for $7:50 (perfect for: learning to knit/special technical questions/help with existing projects)

Store Knit-A-Long Groups                  
Saturday – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                         KAL – Colour Knitting Sweater          
Sweet Yarns – 705-586-4648
947 Lorne St, Sudbury ON  P3C 4R8                         Find us on Facebook and Ravelry

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Happy New Year and Thank You

THANK YOU - THANK YOU to everyone that participated in helping us with filling our crib for the Infant Food Bank.
Thanks to all of you we raised $1,335.00 and a full to the brim crib.
As you know we also had a draw going on and the winner of the $50 GC from Sweet Yarns Inc. and a Manicure The Ultimate You - the WINNER IS Janine S. - Thank you and Congratulations.
We have the best customers ever :)

Thursday, 18 December 2014

It's Christmas Time :)

Christmas Time is here again :)  My favourite time of year :)

Sweet Yarns Will be closing for our Christmas break  - we are here until Saturday Dec 20th.  We will be closed from Dec 21 to Jan 5th and back in full swing on January 6th, 2015.

We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year:)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Thank You

As you all know we had a beautiful blanket we raffled off in the month of November and collected funds for Northern Cancer Research.  The winner of the blanket was Eileen G.  and we collected $155 - we here at Sweet Yarns will be matching your donation for a grand total of $310.  Thank you to everyone that participated in this great cause 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Infant Food Bank of Sudbury

The Infant Food Bank needs our help. 
With a donation brought to Sweet Yarns or The Ultimate You (947 Lorne St) we will enter your name in a draw to win a $50 Gift Cert. from Sweet Yarns and a Manicure from The Ultimate You.
With all our hearts we thank you for your generous donation
Paulina, Karen & Melanie

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Workshop Schedule

Fall has arrived and with that comes the cooler weather - so perfect for knitted cozy things :)

Let us help you get started with some of our workshops

Please check with us for additional information or check our out website

The Beginner Series :)
Sept 27th - Lear to Cast On/Knit/Purl/Cast Off
Oct 4th - Learn to knit in the round
Nov 1st - Learn to crochet
Nov 8th - Learn to cable
Nov 15th - Learn Lace
Nov 22nd - Learn I-cord
Nov 29th - Learn arm knitting

The First Series :)
Oct 29th - First Cowl
Nov 12th - First Hat
Nov 26th - First Mitts

Full Day Workshops :)
Oct 25th - Beginner Spindle
Nov 1 &8 (this is a 2 day workshop) - Beginner Weaving
Nov 22 - Understanding Your Wheel - Beginning Spinning
Nov 29 - Intermediate Weaving
Dec 6th - Toe-up Socks using the Magic Loop

Let's have some fun together :)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Happy Summer Holidays Everyone

Hello :)

Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful Summer.

It's time for us to close up shop for our Summer Holidays.
We are taking a little break - but rest assured what we will be dreaming up new projects and activities for the fall and winter months that are soon approaching.

I was in my garden yesterday harvesting some wonderful produce and I am loving the wonderful colours of summer.

The store is now closed and we will be back in the swing of things SEPTEMBER 02/2014 rested and full of energy.

Enjoy the rest of summer and happy knitting/crocheting/spinning/weaving :)