Yarn Emporium Grand Opening! Sept 2 & 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kingston, ON: On Friday, September 2 at noon, Mayor of the City of Kingston, Bryan Paterson, cuts the ribbon on Purlin' J's Yarn Emporium, Kingston's only brick-and-mortar yarn shop. Please join Joan Sharpe, the creator of Kingston's first and only mobile yarn truck, and now owner of Purlin' J's Yarn Emporium, as she welcomes Mayor Patterson to Grand Opening celebrations.

The new Purlin' J's Yarn Emporium offers yarn lovers an opportunity to shop for fabulous yarn, five days a week. The Emporium unofficially opened its doors at the end of May 2022 and it has quickly become a hub for knitters and crocheters. The Parlour, at the front of the shop, is the social making space, while the Studio, at the rear of the shop, is the place for classes and workshops. The fall workshop schedule is posted here.

Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company was established in 2013 as Kingston's mobile yarn truck, appearing at fibre festivals and craft fairs. The red truck, nicknamed "Lil Dorothy", has been featured in Vogue Knitting magazine, as well as Canadian Living, The Toronto Star, and The Ottawa Citizen. In 2014, Purlin' J's was named one of the "Top Ten Most Remarkable Small Businesses in Canada" by The Globe and Mail's Report on Small Business.

The Emporium carries a wide selection of yarns from brands such as Koigu, Rowan, Malabrigo, and more. It also carries Kollage Square knitting needles, made in Brockville, Ontario.

Purlin' J's Yarn Emporium is located at 2-675 Arlington Park Place in Kingston. Regular hours of operation are: Tues, Thur, Fri and Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Wed 10 am to 8 pm.

Follow Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company on Instagram and Facebook.

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