As of November 30, 2018 Alpaca Avenue will no longer be located at 1128 Martin Grove Rd in Etobicoke. It is not the usual location for a yarn store but was an opportunity that became available a few years ago when my husband rented warehouse space in the building and the office at the front of the building became my little shop. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have had and have met many wonderful people who also love making things by hand. I have discovered a wonderful community of makers on line as well as in person. The rent has been affordable but now it increasing to the point where I cannot keep the shop open anymore. I will continue with my yarn business from home. How it will evolve, I am not sure at this point but ideas are percolating!! I hope to continue selling at local events and on line.
From the start I have enjoyed supporting other makers and local producers as much as possible. If you have been to the shop you will have noticed pyrographic art by Carole Peters for sale. They will be returned to the artist when I close up shop but are still available for sale until then. They are truly one of a kind and would make a wonderful gift or addition to your own art collection.
My focus has been on alpaca yarn for a good reason. It is a wonderful soft and warm fiber and over the years I have looked for a variety of alpaca yarns to offer that showcase its unique characteristics.
Hand crafted pottery yarn bowls are available for the gift giving season as well as a small selection of mugs, alpaca slippers and ties, top and roving for spinners, knitted items and other yarns not mentioned above:)
Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I Hope you have a wonderful Fall and Winter and that you have lots of time for joy of making something for yourself or someone else with your own hands!