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Hibernation for the yarntruck

Apologies, but Lil Dorothy, the yarntruck, does not like snow. It accumulates! So she has decided to go into hibernation in advance of the Fat Goose Craft Fair on Sunday December 1. You will see her again in the spring! In the meantime, save the date, Dec 14, and come to Stitch By Stitch (550 Days Road, Kingston) for some holiday treats and all Koigu yarn 15% off! And the Toronto Knitters Frolic is Saturday April 25! Purlin' J's will be hosting a bus trip to the Knitters Frolic once again. Tickets go on sale in Feb. 2020. If you need a particular yarn, send an email to info@purlinjs.ca and we can try to help you out! All of Lil...

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Yarntruck and Stephanie Earp on Saturday Nov 23

On Saturday November 23, join Montreal-based knitwear designer Stephanie Earp for a workshop on how to make your own knitted clock!  In this workshop, we’ll go over the basic techniques required to knit this pattern, including tips for working stranded colourwork, the backward loop increase (and its merits compared to other increases) and measuring gauge. Then the fun starts, as we get out our coloured pencils and design a unique chart using the blank chart provided in the pattern, or choose colours for the existing charts. You can learn about the event here and you can buy your ticket here. You can also purchase tickets in person right up to 10 am Saturday at Stitch By Stitch, 550 Days Road, Kingston.  The...

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Needle Arts Fair is Sat 5 October!

Shop the Purlin' J's yarntruck this Saturday from 10am - 3pm at the Needle Arts Fair! This annual event is hosted by the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts and takes place at the Senior's Centre, 56 Francis Street, Kingston, Ontario.The yarntruck will be parked in the north parking lot. Admission to the Fair is $6. Lunch available! Plus demonstrations, auction, door prizes, and free mini-workshops! (See schedule below.) Vendors from Ontario and Quebec, including the yarntruck! Free Mini-Workshops:10:30 - Alabama Chanin Sewing Technique with Lorna Rae11:30 - Swedish Weaving with Christine Allan - $5 kit fee 12:30 - 1897 Schoolhouse Samplers talk with Lianne van Leyen 1:30 - Demonstration: Torchon Bobbin Lace being made with Janet Wagg and Donna Hamilton 

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New Purlin' J's Shop within a Shop

Customers and fans of Purlin' J's yarntruck can now shop for yarn anytime inside Kingston's Stitch By Stitch quilt store Kingston's mobile yarntruck, Purlin' J's Roving Yarn Co. now has a "shop within a shop" inside the long-established quilt shop, Stitch By Stitch, at 550 Days Road (at Golden Mile). The bright red yarntruck has been on the road since 2013. Purlin' J's Roving Yarn Co. was named one of the "Top Ten Most Remarkable Small Businesses in Canada" by The Globe and Mail's Report on Small Business in 2014. Now Purlin' J's occupies a small piece of brick-and-mortar, as well as the yarntruck, so that yarncrafters may shop for premium yarn whenever Stitch By Stitch is open. Like the...

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