Autumn is here on the calendar but it still feels like Summer! I hope you have all had a lovely Summer and are ready for some creative making as the season slowly changes. We have already seen several wonderful fiber festivals come and go, the most recent that I was able to attend was The Woodstock Fleece Festival. It is so interesting and exciting to see the growing awareness and interest in supporting a local fiber industry. So much work and passion goes into this but the resulting community and products are so worthwhile. Check out https://uppercanadafibreshed.ca/ for more information!
Magnificent llamas at The Woodstock Fleece Festival
One of my personal favorites:)
Alpaca Avenue is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm and some Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. (or by arrangement) The store is in an unusual location being in an industrial area and is very small but you will find an interesting collection of yarns and gifts! My focus is primarily on alpaca but I also have some local wool and hand dyed sock yarns.
A sample of the beautifully hand dyed sock yarn from Li'l Red KettleHead.
Time to knit a garment for the cooler weather? There are so many beautiful patterns to choose from! The yarn at the top of this photo is 80/20 alpaca/merino Canadian yarn and the yarn on the right of the photo is 100% wool from St Josephs Island. It knits up beautifully!!
New yarn bowls by Tony Eyamie of Patina Studios available in the shop and on my Etsy shop.
Yarn bowls and mugs by Anne Pryde. Spinning supplies alpaca slippers and ties, hand crafted soaps, candle holders, Soap nuts (natural laundry detergent) and so much more....
Coming soon!! I am very happy to announce that I will be selling some of https://www.sweetpaprikadesigns.com/ organic merino hand dyed wool in Bulky and Worsted weight and possibly a few other treasures....
Fingerless mitts in Largo Organic Merino by Sweet Paprika Yarns and pattern Ferox by Talitha Kuomi, available on Ravelry.
More from Salt River Mills Yarns coming soon....The newest addition to their gorgeous Suri yarns is single plyed chunky yarn. It is 60/40 suri/ultrafine USA grown wool.
An exclusive offer....3 skeins of Suri Singles and pattern by Deborah Newton. I will have 2 colors available to start with and samples of the remaining color choices for future orders.
Only 3 left as of October 19 but more on the way....
A final note to mark your calendar for a couple of upcoming events!! I will be at Etobicoke School of the Arts annual craft show on November 18th. It is a wonderful event that supports a local school and has many interesting vendors of hand made items. November 25th is Handmade (Art and Fine Craft Sale) at Neilson Park Creative Centre. (free admission)