Monday, September 30, 2013

knit wear fall 2013 magazine has just arrived

Once again, Knit Wear has a fabulous magazine full of interesting styles -

Colour blocking section,   24 intriguing projects to make...  

As they say - Simple handknits for the thoughtful knitter!!   $15.99

No excuse required to have more cake...

It's our "Relocation Celebration" 

Thursday October 3rd to Saturday October 5th

Come check out our new shop  space

Cake cutting on Thursday October 3rd at 2:00pm

Enter our draw to WIN a set of Knitters Pride needles

Yarn SALE  10% off      (in stock only)

Daily draws too - pattern books - Eucalan - Notions and more

Grab your needles & hooks and join our Thursday Drop in afternoon

Grey Heron 65 Simcoe Street, Studio 1, Collingwood, ON


Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Felting Time @ Grey Heron

It’s Felting time @ Grey Heron

Here's your chance to learn about felted knitting
Come join in the fun!! 

We are making felted clogs, felted hats, felted mittens, felted handbags +++

Wednesday October 9, 2013      1pm to 3pm   $25.00  

Materials extra (includes one FREE pattern)

Learn about felting: What yarns to work with: 

How to machine felt: How to embellish with "Needle Felting": 

We will provide you with a list of "Tips & Tricks" to improve your finished project

Preregistration required  by Friday October 9th. 

Call or drop by....

Harry Potter inspired felted clogs
Felted Mohair/wool hat

Monday, September 9, 2013

Namaste handbags, totes and accessories have arrived

All Namaste bags come in a wide array of colors and are made of extremely durable, animal friendly, easy to clean materials. Namaste believes fashion and function can exist together.

We have the Mini Messenger and the Devin Wristlet are in stock. The messenger is a cross body fit for a busy lifestyle. The wristlet is the mini purse, cosmetic bag or the multi faceted wallet.

Travel bag - Great quality - Fun - Functional 

Pumpkin - Lime - Red - Black - Yellow 

Mini Messenger $85.00
Devin wristlets $43.50 

More bags coming in soon.

New yarns have arrived from Brown Sheep - Serendipity Tweed

Serendipity Tweed is a beautiful blended yarn - cotton  and wool. This bi-twist has a lovely feel too.
60% Cotton, 40% Wool

210 yards/skein
Size 4.5mm (US7) Needle Recommended
Average Gauge 5 st / 4"

Nice colours - such as

 Retailing $10.80

Colorado Columbine 


Teal Orchid
Oregano Leaves

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

We're making Mittens - Double Point Needle class

We're making Mittens

It’s heading towards cooler weather and that means “It’s time for Mittens”

Thursday morning – Sept 12th and 19th – 10am to 12pm OR
Saturday morning – Sept 21st and  Sept 28th – 10am to 12pm

Cost $30.00 paid in advance – Tuesday Sept 10th

Learn to use double point needles while making mittens. This class prepares you for knitting in a small circumference like, sweater sleeves, hat decreases and small projects.

We work on ribbed cuffs, thumb gussets and grafting the closure.

Prerequisite – comfortable with the knit and purl stitch
Pattern book included
Homework – knitting homework between weeks
Materials – bring/purchase – 4.5mm double point needles, yarn
Call for more information – 705-444-0370

Knitting Refresher - Crash Course!!

Knitting Refresher "Crash Course" 

Have you been away from knitting for some time?, then this is the class for you….

Saturday morning – Sept 14th 9am to 12pm OR

Thursday morning – Sept 26th 9am to 12pm

Cost $28.00 paid in advance by Thursday Sept 12th.

Three hours = This class focuses on 12 segments of 15min increments covering yarn review, needle update, cast on methods, cast off methods, knit/purl stitch, increase/decrease ++++

Prerequisite: knitting experience
Bring your needles, notions and scrap yarns

Learn to knit Socks

Learn to knit Socks

Here’s your chance to learn how to knit the most popular small portable project – and it’s FUN!!

Thursday mornings = Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th – 10am to 12pm

This class is designed to prepare you for knitting your first pair of socks.
Starting at the cuff and knitting our way down to the toe, we will teach you the sock parts, (gussets, heel flap, heel turn and kitchener stitch) and several tips and tricks to make your sock knitting experience FUN!!

Cost $45.00 paid in advance by Friday Sept. 27th

 Instructor - Heather Hufton

Pattern – book included
Homework = knitting homework between classes
Prerequisite = comfortable knitting with double point needles
Materials = purchase yarn and double point needles

Call for more information 705-444-0370

Fall classes begin -

Here's the line up for Fall classes @ Grey Heron

Absolute beginner:
Beginner Knitting Classes:
For the absolute beginner - the classes run over 3 consecutive weeks

Wednesday daytime= Sept 11th, 18th, 25th - 10am to 12pm
Wednesday evening = Sept 11th, 18th, 25th - 6pm to 8pm

You will learn: setting up the ground work to knit, then hands on
- to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off

Cost $36.00 paid in advance by Monday Sept 9th.

Class fee includes - instruction book and practice yarn
Additional materials for purchase needles 4.5mm -

Call for more information 705-444-0370