Sunday, August 21, 2016

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking

Mark your calendars -

Tuesday Sept 27th and Tuesday Oct 4th

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking - 9 hours of instruction!!

Take part in the 2 day program.

This is a fun learn hook chat workshop.

We supply the kit in our package pricing of $130.00.

We take you from start to finish... speaking of finished...

here's a quick peek at the two choices of kits.

We have space for 6 participants only.

Registration opens on Thursday Sept 1st.

Payment required at time of registration.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Classes @ Grey Heron

Baby Surprise Jacket class - 2hrs - $23.00

This adorable baby sweater knit in garter stitch was designed by Elizabeth Zimmermann in 1968.

The updated 12-page pattern offers child and adult sizing, a collar and a hood for additional options.

If you'd like to work through this project with some guidance, helpful tips and ideas, join us for this
two week class.

Thursday June 23rd and Thursday June 30th - 10:30am to 11:30pm

There is homework to be completed before class. We do have patterns available for purchase. 


Traditional Shetland Hap Shawl class - 3 @ 1 1/2 hrs - $60.00

Here's your chance to try a little something from the Shetland Islands. This Hap Shawl is knit in the traditional manner.

Thurs July 7th and Thurs July 21st and Thurs Aug 4th - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Pattern available at shop

Please register and pay in advance for each class. Yarn for classes must be purchased at Grey Heron.

The classes are non refundable and non transferable.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Colourwork Cowl Class @ Grey Heron Saturday May 28th

Pretty Poppy Cowl

Please join Sue Mitchell @ Grey Heron for a class in colourwork.

Saturday May 28th – 10am to 1pm – 3 hrs @ $48.00

Class includes pattern, Sue’s instruction & helpful hints

Sue’s lovely design is a great first colourwork project!

It's knit in two colours and utilizes just knits and purls.

Here’s your chance to try a variegated or self-striping yarn for the poppy colour section.
Let the colour work for you while you enjoy the process.
An optional i-cord cast on and bind off are offered for more advanced knitters.

Both charts and written instructions are available in the pattern!
Available in 3 Sizes:
S (M, L)
33” (84cm) 43.5 (110 cm), 55” (140cm)

Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration,
either in person or with a credit card over the phone.
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All class fees are subject to HST.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring is here - News shop hours

With the Lakeside Yarn Crawl starting up in June we've decided to stay OPEN on Sundays to give the crawlers an opportunity to drop by during their weekend day tripping. 

Our first Sunday to stay OPEN will be Sunday April 17th

Tuesday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday - CLOSED 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Yarn SALE until Saturday March 12th

“A Tribute to Women”

Our roundtable knitters have decided the following 
yarns are the chosen ones for the 

International Women’s Day SALE

SALE – Save 20% until Sat March 12th

The Dye Guy – fingering weight - Socky Talky $19.20
The Dye Guy – fingering weight – Paca Toes $ 19.20
Regia – sock yarns $14.00
Rowan Felted Tweed DK - $10.36
Cascade Eco chunky - $21.60
Estelle Gladstone chunky - $10.40
Estelle Murrina chunky - $10.40

Sale applies to in stock product only. 

ALL sales final – No exchange, No Refund

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Knit Thrum Mittens - class details

Thrum Mitten class
Perfect for dog walking, keep your fingers warm/toasty - keep the winter winds out.

Saturday Feb 27th 10am to 12pm
Wednesday March 9th 10am to 12pm

$25.00 (includes pattern)

Materials extra
Please purchase your supplies @ Grey Heron

Learn this wonderful technique called thrumming.
We teach you how to make a thrum, several techniques for knitting in your thrums and general discussion.
Intermediate: must have experience using DPNs/Magic Loop – knitting small circumferences

Homework – must have cuff knit so we are ready to start the thrumming process

Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration – in person, call in with credit card

Grey Heron #1 65 Simcoe St, Collingwood    705-444-0370


Getting the Best Fit from your Hand Knit Socks

Getting the Best Fit from your Hand Knit Socks

I hear this over and over again… My socks fit OK, but the fit could be better

I have a wide foot but a narrow heel… how do I get a good fit?

We are offering the “Sock Secret Weapon to getting the Perfect Fit” Class

Join us on Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

During this 3 hour class:  $30.00 + HST

We will discuss fit, measure your feet and
design your special fit

The class is limited to 6 participants

Payment required at time of registering.

You will discover techniques that will make socking knitting so much easier!!
 Be ready to take your boots off to measure your feet!!

 Must have previous sock knitting experience – Not for beginners

Bring yarn and needles - fingering - worsted
We will be practising different techniques

Contact Karen at the shop – email – phone – drop in