Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet the Artist @ Loft Gallery this weekend



Loft Gallery
Clarksburg
tel 519-599-5912
Summer Hours:
July/August: Open Thursday to Monday
Thursday         11-5
Friday              11-6
Saturday         10-6
Sunday            11-5
 Monday           11-5


Hi Everyone
We are into mid July now and open 5 days a week for the summer (see times above).
This Saturday is and "Meet The Artist Day" in Loft Gallery on "Artsburg Day" weekend.
"Meet The Artist Day"  July 19   10am to 6pm

visiting artists:
Debra Carroll, Janet Liesemer , John Adams and Kelly MacIntyre
Some of the artists will have new paintings and you can talk to them about possible commissions if you like.

The artists also love meeting customers of their paintings and getting feedback from them.
Check out our website www.loftgalleryart.com to view their current paintings that are in the gallery.

Look below to see some of our new paintings in the gallery.
Announcing: Launch of new Website
www.debralynncarroll.com

Debra has launched a new website with a history of many of her paintings never before seen in Clarksburg from her career in Toronto.

You will also see some paintings she has painted and sold since coming to Clarksburg and opening Loft Gallery with me 8 years ago.

If you don't see your painting here please take a photo of the room with Debra's painting hanging in it and send it to us at info@loftgalleryart.com.
Thanks,

Phil and Debra,
Loft Gallery,
Clarksburg

 John Adams - Endless Trail 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Join the Heron Accessories Club



The Heron Accessories Club
Knit “Must-Haves”: Experiment with new techniques in small projects: Sharing time with others

Each month we offer a new technique and a pattern to try – or bring a pattern of your choice

Beading: Braided Cast On: Colourwork: Lace: Latvian: Stripes: Brioche: Cables
Double Knitting: Miters: Thrums: Slip Stitches: Short rows: Fancy cast ons:  

Knit -----   Hats: Scarves: Mittens: Berets: Cowls: Shawls: 
Fingerless: Jewellery: Slippers

We have chosen patterns from  Ravelry -  “the Cream of the Crop”
They might not be the easiest – but they certainly are interesting and well liked!!

Once you register you will receive an email with the pattern.
Print your download, review the pattern for areas you need help with, drop in to the club meeting, purchase your materials and get ready to start.

If you run into trouble, you can attend the Wednesday FREE help afternoon and/or join in the drop in help each other group.

Six months until the gift giving season!!  We will keep you on schedule!!

Membership card - $30.00
Member Benefits
10% discount on yarn used for the project of the month pattern
10% discount on knitting needle sets – Addi, Knit Picks, ChiaGoo
FREE accessory pattern each month – advanced to intermediate
FREE pattern review/techniques day – instructional
Drop In – Sit’n knit group – help each other – share tips and tricks – date flexible  
Drop in help afternoons – Wednesday 1pm to 4pm FREE with membership
Club meeting times
Review pattern/techniques day = 3nd Thursday and/or 3nd Saturday in August – December - FREE
Thursday 10am to 11:30am – Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18- Intermediate
Saturday 10am to 11:30am – Aug 23, Sept 20, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 20 – Advanced Beginner
Drop by to register. If you have questions, give us a call or send us an email.
Grey Heron 65 Simcoe St. Collingwood, ON    greyheron@bellnet.ca

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Just arrived 12" ChiaGoo circulars - perfect for knitting socks!!

This is Chiao Goo's new line of stainless steel circulars. They have been working hard to get this right for us knitters.
The multi-strand, steel cable is coated with a nylon allowing for your yarn to slide right over. The tips and joins are just spectacular!
In China, the color red signifies happiness, hence the little slogan, "Knit Red. Be Happy".

12 inch cables in sizes 2mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, 2.75mm and 3.25mm = $7.85 each

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Join the Heron Sock Club



The Heron Sock Club
Have fun: Knit socks: Experiment with new techniques in sock knitting: 
Sharing time with others
Each month we launch a new sock pattern – we deem interesting and technically curious
Once you register you will receive an email with the pattern. Print your download, review the pattern for areas you need help with, drop in to the club meeting, bring you materials and get ready to start.

If you run into trouble, you can attend the Wednesday FREE sock help afternoon and/or join in the drop in help each other group. Have no fear – this is FUN!! Are ready to take up the challenge?? 

We have planned for an intermediate and advanced beginner pattern for each month so you can choose a design that suits your interest and experience level.
You choose if you want to knit a sock a month. No pressure – No deadlines 

Membership card - $30.00
Member Benefits
A sock club project bag – exclusive Heron design
10% discount on sock yarn used for the sock of the month pattern
10% discount on sock knitting needles
FREE sock patterns each month – advanced to intermediate
FREE pattern review/techniques day – instructional
Drop In – Sit’n knit socks group – help each other – share tips and tricks – date flexible - TBD
Drop in help afternoons – Wednesday 1pm to 4pm FREE with membership
Sock yarn reviews – as new sock yarns arrive, the Heron Sock Club will have an opportunity to choose this yarn for their sock patterns – in advance of the yarn hitting the shop shelves
Club meeting times
Review pattern/techniques day = 2nd Thursday and/or 2nd Saturday in July – December - FREE
Thursday 10am to 11:30am – July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 11- Intermediate
Saturday 10am to 11:30am – July 12, Aug 16, Sept 13, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13 – Advanced Beginner
Drop by to register. If you have questions, give us a call or send us an email.
Grey Heron 65 Simcoe St. Collingwood, ON  greyheron@bellnet.ca

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WWKIP 2014

The table was full of knitters enjoying each others conversations as the sun beamed in the windows.
We have a stack of squares to "dress" the shop sign post with - WOW!! well down knitters......

It is so much fun gathering each week... Drop in on Thursday afternoons 1pm to 4pm. Stop by and you will see what I mean...





It was a terrific day... what could be better??? A yarn sale of course!!

SAVE 10% on all in stock yarns
Check our clearance section for some great buys!!
 


 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Grey Heron news

Grey Heron news
It’s the time of year I like to take my holidays
This year we are heading to the
Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton http://cheesefestival.ca/
With a few side trips to local wineries such as Stanners Vineyards http://www.stannersvineyard.ca/
We will be closed Friday June 6th until
Reopening on Thursday June 12th around noon


Now, I leave you with this…
A new shipment of Manos Alegria has arrived


This gorgeous fingering weight merino blend is
perfect for a few projects by Megan Goodacre AKA Ticksy Knitter
Check her FREEBIES here
 

See you soon, Karen 

P.S. Our Knitting Retreat in Southampton has spaces available only for daily participants.
Let me know if you want to join in.
Friday October 3rd and/or Saturday October 4th - $125 per day (2 classes and meals included)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Grey Heron's Fall 2014 Retreat in Southampton


Grey Heron Fall Retreat on the shores of Lake Huron
Chantry Breezes B&B in Southampton- steps from the lake
(1 1/2 hrs from Collingwood)

Thursday Oct 2 to Sunday Oct 5


We have planned for: 
6 classes, 3 samplings (Tea, Wine, Chocolate)
Delicious food, tons of FUN and laughter
with time to visit area yarn shops!!

If this is something you would like to participate in, 
please let me know.

We have booked rooms for arrival Thursday afternoon. This will give you time to settle in, meet and greet with others and enjoy a lovely dinner together

If you prefer to check in on Friday - that's fine too
we start our program around 
9:30am and continue until 4:00pm

We have allowed for FREE time for:
beach combing, trail walks, and knitting 

All meals, snacks are included
Cost from $525.00 per person (includes class instruction too)
( price will vary depending on arrival timing/choice of single/double accommodation rates)

( EXTRA: class yarn kits are individually priced)
8 spaces available for the full package

5 spaces for daily participants - 
option for Friday and/or Saturday - $125.00
(includes lunch, dinner and choice of 2 classes) 

 
Please call 705-444-0370 or email: greyheron@bellnet.ca
to confirm your space - $100 registration fee required (cancellation fees will apply)
More details will be provided shortly - Karen