Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall Workshop with Cheryl Toy of Little Church Knits

We are so excited to have Cheryl Toy of Little Church Knits join us for our Fall Workshop here at Grey Heron's new location in the bay side city of Belleville. 

Cheryl is an passionate knitter, designer, podcaster and instructor. 

Each module has a brief description of the class and with Cheryl's flair for teaching, you will learn an abundance of techniques, skills and tips/tricks. 

Each module will have a break at the halfway point for refreshments. 

The workshop will be located at 25 Pinnacle St. S, Belleville, ON K8N 3A1

Here's our line up:    

Skills Building – 3 hour module - $65.00 – 
Beginner + - Friday Oct 13th 1pm to 4pm

Here’s your chance to learn and brush up on techniques- gain confidence and add new skills to your daily knitting process.  
Magic Loop, Tubular Cast On, Long tail cast on (two versions), 
Stretchy Bind off, Three Needle Bind Off, Provisional Cast on

Strand and Steek – 6 hour module - $120.00 – 
Intermediate (intrepid advanced beginner)
Saturday Oct 14th - 9am to 12pm – 1pm to 4pm

Strand = Traditional two-handed knitting using more than one colour of yarn

Steek = Steek stitches are in addition to your knit in the round patterned colourwork. Once your knitting is complete, the steek stitches mark the way for you to cut your work open so that it is now flat piece of knitting. Several methods of finishing those raw edges will be discussed and the by hand method will be used.

This class is a project driven workshop where traditional two-handed stranded knitting is taught. The morning unit will begin with a quick tutorial on continental knitting to enable participants to carry yarn in both hands.

We will continue with a discussion on colour theory and colour dominance.
The project will feature a set of 4 Fair Isle Coasters mixing and matching charted colourwork patterns. The Steeking process will follow.

Knit to Fit – 3 hour module - $65.00 – 
Beginner + - Sunday Oct 15th - 9am to 12pm

How many times have you knit a project like a sweater or vest only to discover it doesn’t fit!?
Have no fear, learn from Cheryl how to read the pattern sections referring to fit, bust measurements, finished measurements, positive ease, negative ease and other features to know about.
What size should I knit? How to take your own measurements. What style suits me?
Bring your very favourite sweater with you – to be used as a reference piece

Mosaic knitting – 3  hour module - $65.00  - 
Beginner + Sunday Oct 15th 1pm to 4pm

Here’s a fun technique using two colours creating a pattern usually from a chart by slipping stitches. The finished look is wonderful!! 
Angular and Geometric patterns in a repetitive charted format create an interesting lighter and more flexible finished project.
This project class will have a pattern for a hat – knitting in the round.

Materials list 
Each module has a required materials list. We will notify you what to bring. If you need to purchase the supplies from Grey Heron, you will received a 20% savings. 

Register early - Class numbers are limited - call 613-721-9222 or drop by
Payment is required at time of registration

Sign up for all 5 modules for $270.00 (save $45.00) 
One module = $65.00 - sign up for 2nd, 3rd and 4th module at $58.00 each 

Cancellation -

Workshop module fees are non-refundable.If you unable to attend your registered paid class, please notify us a minimum of 48 hours in advance. We can offer you either a shop credit or register you for a Spring workshop module.    

Keep your eye on our Facebook page for additional pictures and information. 

Grey Heron "We make ideas happen" 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Grey Heron is moving....

Grey Heron is on the move….

We are relocating to Belleville, ON

on the shores of the Bay of Quinte

25 Pinnacle St. South, Belleville

Our last day open in Collingwood will be 
Thursday July 13th.

It’s been our pleasure to look after you for 
the 9 years we’ve been in Collingwood.

We hope you will visit us at our new location.

We will be reopening the first week of August.

We will carry the same fabulous yarns that we currently do, so when you need more – call us and we will mail it to you!!


Check our Facebook page for further details.        @greyheronyarns

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tartan Day Celebration

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tartan Day Celebration

5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Beaver Valley Community Center, Thornbury/Clarksburg

Scottish immigrants helped settle Grey County and we remember their efforts when we celebrate our Scottish heritage each year. Our band has helped keep this tradition alive by playing music in local parades and events over the past 57 years. 
To celebrate our Scottish roots, our Band will be hosting a Tartan Day Celebration on April 1st 2017 at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury and welcome all to enjoy an entertaining night together. 
Social hour begins at 5:00 with a cash bar provided by the Thornbury/Clarksburg Rotary Club. Dinner will begin at 6PM with the “Ode to the Haggis” followed by traditional food: Scottish meat pies, neeps, tatties and of course Haggis! 
There will be music throughout the evening. Special guests include Jennifer Potter, Highland Dancers, and Highland Country Dancers. 
A number of new sets will be performed by the Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums. 

Door prizes, raffles and other surprises are also part of the festivities 
Tickets are $25 each and are available for sale until March 21st at the Pharmasave in Thornbury, at the Stuff to Read/The Source in Meaford, or from band members. 
Also tickets can be purchased by contacting our band at 
We hope you will join us on April 1st for our celebration. 

Please wear your tartan and if you have a kilt, wear it with pride! SlĂ inte mhath! Alba gu brath! ….. (Good health to you! ….. Scotland Forever!) Contact: Beaver Valley Pipes and Drums
Phone: 705-606-2573

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

32nd Hospice Georgian Bay Fundraising Silent Auction 2017

Grey Heron Yarn Shop

These “Thrum Mittens” have been hand knit in the traditional Canadian way by inserting wool fleece “thrums” into the mitten to create an extra layer of warmth.

Traditional, Thrum Mittens were hand knit by coastal communities like our Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland regions to protect the fisherman’s hands from the frigid Atlantic waters.

As part of our “Canada 150” yarn shop celebrations, these mittens have our specially designed label by Jelinek Cork made in cork on each of the mitten cuffs.

The yarn and fleece come from a Nova Scotia hand yarn dyer
“Fleece Artist” who crafts magnificent colours in each of
their products.

It is our pleasure to present these Thrum Mittens for the fundraising

 silent auction @ the 32nd Annual Ski & Snowshoe Day celebrated by

Locations North in support of Hospice Georgian Triangle

& The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

Thursday February 2nd, 2017 

For more details, please follow this link


Grey Heron Yarn Shop 65 Simcoe Studio 1, Collingwood

Open Monday to Saturday

Serving the Georgian Bay region for 12 years

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Refresher Knitting Bootcamp

Saturday April 22, 2017  

9:00am to 12:00pm

$40.00 for 3 hours

Have you been away from knitting for a while and now want to rekindle your Knitting Spirit?

Then this 3 hour course is for you!!

We review: cast ons, increases, decreases, cast off, pattern reading, yarn label review +++++

Skill Level: Must know basics of knitting

Materials: needles, handout and yarn supplied

Preregistration required

Learn to Knit Socks

Learn to Knit Socks @ Grey Heron


                                      Cuff Down Class
                           Thursday February 23 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
                            Saturday February 25 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn sock anatomy – Cuff, Gusset, Heel, Instep, Sole
Knit a small sock sample – Learn new techniques
Then, you will cast on for a pair of cozy warm socks – 
good “beginner” sock- FREE pattern

Or, start your first “sock yarn weight” sock

Skills needed:  Must know how to knit in the round with DPNs and/or circular needles.

So, join in the fun!!              You will be very glad you did!!

Cost: $40.00 for 3 hours of instruction – Pre-registration required

Call, drop in or email for further details:


Monday, January 9, 2017

Knit Group Social - every Thursday

Grab your knitting or crocheting and head over to 
Grey Heron Yarn Shop at 65 Simcoe St, Studio 1, Collingwood. 
We are located in the old Enterprise Bulletin building on the corner of St. Marie St and Simcoe St in the Art District of downtown Collingwood. 

It's a fabulous social afternoon 
Spend time with other like minded creative artisans


We serve coffee and tea - sweets jar is always on the table

Mark your calendars - every Thursday 1pm to 4pm

Hope to see you soon... Karen  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Knitting in the Round

Knitting in the Round

In this class, we will teach you how to knit in the round and get you started on this lovely cowl project. During the class, you'll cast on for the Oats cowl pattern by tincanknits.

Ribbed edging, Knitting & Purling, Markers, Longtail Cast on
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
·         Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
·         Fee: $30.00 per person, not including materials.
·         Class Size: maximum of 8 students
·         Registration: Class must be paid for in full at time of registration to hold your seat.
·         Skill Requirements: Must be able to confidently cast on, work in the round, knit, purl, and bind off with little to no assistance.