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:
to confirm your space - $100 registration fee required (cancellation fees will apply)
More details will be provided shortly - Karen

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Learn to Spindle Spin @ Grey Heron

Spinning Daily best discribes " Spindle Spinning" 
Learning how to spin is learning the process of drawing out the fibers and adding twist until you have created a continuous thread of stable yarn. Starting out on a hand spindle is a great way to master the craft with a minimum of expense and equipment. Drop spindles are ancient tools that were a necessity in ancient times and are still used in many parts of the world to produce thread and yarn. If you're thinking about picking up a spindle for the first time, you may not know the difference in spindle whorls and why they matter.
Learn the drop spinning process from expert spinners and take pride into creating your very own handspun yarn. 

So, after reading this - Who would like to learn?
No previous experience required!!

Jean Thomas has graciously offered to teach us to spin yarn 
using your very own Drop Spindle. 

We will make a spindle, practice with fibre 
and gain a new appreciation for creating. 

Question #1 - Are you interested in taking this class?
Question # 2 - Here's the timing - Tuesday daytime  or Saturday morning
Question # 3 - Cost =$25.00 plus materials
2 hours of instruction - includes - Drop spindle, fibre and instruction  

Contact the shop for more details.  705-444-0370

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sock knitting - patterned sock class

So, you've made your first few pairs of socks and are now ready 
for your next challenge? 

Well, here it is - A Chevron lace sock pattern called " Jaywalker"
With a name like that, it has to be a fun knit

We offer a two part class with Heather 

Thursday May 15th and Thursday May 22nd @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

Jaywalker is a cuff down knit or a toe up knit - take your pick
If you want to start with a small sample size, we have that too

Join in the fun - Class fee $15.00
Please pre-register - limited seating
Save 10% on your sock yarn purchased for class 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Calling all Yarn Bombers

Calling all Yarn bombers

Let's have some fun!!

My sign post needs a little Spring facelift

We are looking for volunteers to knit a few squares

so we can turn our sign post from drab to FAB

We supply the yarn - You supply the creativity
We will have the yarn balls ready for next week Thursday

Drop in to pick up details and yarn

FYI ----- The shop will be closed on Mondays during May