That being said, one of our customers who moved to Quebec about a year ago is planning a trip to Kingston with her new crafting buddies next weekend to take part in the 6th Annual Fall Show and Share. For those of you who are in the Kingston area, I urge you to take advantage of the fact that you are our neighbours and get your favourite (or latest, or greatest, or sweetest) knitting/crochet/felting/hooking project and bring it into the store before next Monday, Oct. 22nd. (If it's on a hanger, it's even better.)
This lovely little sweater is the first of the projects that has been dropped of. We will be putting the projects on display for the week and will be hosting the reception for all customers and participants next Saturday Oct. 27th from 1-4pm. What a great opportunity to see how much we all enjoy our crafting and to connect with others who have the same passions.
Another reminder: there are still a few spots in Andrea Graham's Needle Felting workshop on Sat. Nov. 3rd. (Link to the information by clicking on the November schedule of activities above.)
Just to clear up a bit of confusion, we've had a few customers who were thinking that this felting class had more to do with "fulling" or knitting a piece from pure wool yarn then shrinking it in the washer to provide a more resilient fabric for bags and slippers, etc. What Andrea actually does is teaches the technique of needle felting which is the matting of wool fibres using needles to create 3D forms and beautiful effects to embellish almost any material. http://www.andrea-graham.com/
We are so priveleged to have such an artist in our midst and to be able to take advantage of the creativity that she shares in her classes. Please call the store 613-384-3951 to sign up. Finally, although those of you who are in the Kingston area are the ones who get in on a lot of the fun that our cyber-space buddies might miss out on, you are also the ones that we need to call on for help. And WOOL-TYME Kingston has a nice but persistent problem.
As many of you know, we are the area coordinators for PROJECT LINUS, an organization that distributes hand made blankets to children who are going through a stressful time in their lives. They are dropped off at shelters, Almost Home, the Children's Aid, the Native Friendship Centre and many other locations as well. All of our customers have been so generous in bringing in blanket donations and we have developed this very real problem that we are needing to process more blankets each month than ever before.
What I'm looking for is someone who could donate about an hour or two every couple of weeks to pick up a bag of blankets to which they will sew on labels identifying the blanket as being from Project Linus, measure, fold and tie the blankets and return them to the store where someone will drop them off to our recipient agencies. It's a nice little volunteer job that requires a car for pick ups, a bit of space for measuring and basic sewing skills. If any one is interested, please contact me at the store at 613-384-3951. Thanks a million.