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New classes have been posted!!!

Please check the workshop page as we have added some new classes.

We will be doing various classes including  a felted hedgehog holding a heart, a felt hand bag, nuno felting a scarf, then for Easter a felted rabbit.

New shipment to the shop includes Ashford Montage (a blend of all their fibres).  This is an economical roving of ever changing colours  that is good for spinning, wet felting, or even just core wool.

Their other new fibre is pure luxury– black Merino and 30% mulberry silk we will be using this in our scarf class on February 18,2023

 

 
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Happy New Year!! 2023 has arrived!!

Hope everyone survived the big snow storm.  You probably managed to get some projects done!  I certain did.  This January clean up I even found warps from last year! lol

Big Thanks to neighbour Bob! He rounded up all the neighbour kids and took them around the big sheep pasture on 3 toboggans.  The sheep were of course hiding in the barn.

We will be sending our a newsletter soon with our up coming classes. We are fine tuning the dates with or lead instructor Marion Vandall.  If there is a class that you really wish to do,  please send an email and we can see about scheduling it in.

The 12 days of Christmas are nearly over.  In the olden days it was time to pick up your spinning and get back to work.  We have lots of fibre for Distaff Day if you are lacking lol!  On Friday at St Peters Anglican Church Hall  in Duncan, there is a Distaff Day celebration. I will be going and am happy to get back to see everyone again after our covid years.

So Grab a friend and start spinning on Friday!!

 

 
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Ho Ho Ho Christmas is coming!!

Looking forward to seeing all our friends at the Errington Craft sale on Dec 10, 2022 at the Errington War Memorial Hall.

2022 has just flown by!!

Christmas is coming up way too fast.

They also want to let you know that the Christmas tree is up and there are many wonderful Christmas ideas under the tree.

A spinning wheel?

A loom?

Felting kits?🎄⛄

Learn to Spin on a drop spindle?

Sock yarn to make that perfect pair of socks for someone special?🧦🧦

There are so many possibilities!!!!

Gift certificates are available if you just can’t decided!

We have spent some busy time in the studio this year.  We did lots of dying and it seemed to just march right out the door.  We introduced some dyed silk and have them available in small lots(20 meters/65feet for$5.72+gst.) for embroidering that something special on your project🪡

We have plans for more classes in the new year.  Some our our most popular are the needle felting classes. Our instructor Marion Vandall made herself available  to come up from Victoria to teach.  Thank you so much Marion for all your help throughout the year. We will see you in the New Year!😊

Have you ever thought of trying Rigid Heddle Weaving but can not commit a lot of time?  I will be opening the studio on some days so you can give it a try.  Please watch for the dates in up coming newsletter or on the website. We will be using the Ashford Sampleit 40cm Loom. It will be warped and ready for and enjoyable creative experience.

Nuno Felting on Silk Chiffon. You will be creating a beautiful scarf.  They are fun to do and you will wear it  with a big smile.

Consider getting your besties together for an afternoon of felting fun as a birthday outing! or just an fun outing with friends contact us for booking

 

 
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Summer is definitely over now!

Well, we had a good run of summer!😎 Time to tuck in and do some fibre projects.  Please check the workshop page for the upcoming classes, check your email as we have sent out a newsletter.  If you wish to be on the mailing list and be the first to know what classes are being offered, you can sign up here on the website.

November has started and a handmade gift for family and friend is always nice for Christmas. 🎄 Please pop into the store and pick up your supplies for knitting (hint some lovely sock yarn), weaving, felting (kits or classes or create your own design with the many colours of Ashford roving.

They have a new shipment of spinning wheels for sale!😊

 
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Welcome to September 2022

We have had such a busy time here at Grinsheep.  The warm weather allowed us to do lots dyeing of  different fibres. Pictured here is “Wave” 100% mulberry silk . Anyone interested in embroidery may find this adds a little silky shimmer to your projects. 20 meters/65feet will be $5.72+gst. More colourways are available.

We are have started our plans for classes:

Have you ever thought of trying Rigid Heddle Weaving but can not commit a lot of time? 😊 I will be openning the studio on Saturday Sept 10, 2022  10 am -12 pm for you40 to come and give it a try. We will be using the Ashford Sampleit 40cm Loom. Looms will be warped and ready for and enjoyable creative experience,

Cost $60.00/person. Prepayment is necessary. Spaces are limited to 4 people. All materials and instructions supplied.👍🎄

Please contact the shop to reserve a loom at grinsheep@gmail.com   What fun for September!!😎

We have had enquires for other classes and we are just working them into our exciting schedule.  Stay tuned…..see you soon

 

OOOOOOOh I hate to say this but if you think you want a spinning wheel, loom or any other equipment  for Christmas🎅🎄 please think about getting you order in!  Supply chain issues may still be slow so we don’t want you disappointed Christmas Morning.🎄

 
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Summer is here 2022!!!!

Well it is better late than Never!!

Do you have some fleece about?

Sock yarn that needs some colour?

Have you heard that Ashford has a new series of dyes?  They have arrived in the store!! This is perfect dyeing weather.  Go for it!

Of course if you have your newest copy of Little Looms Magazine you can see a beautiful blanket woven on one of their looms.  Made from their newest line of triple knit yarn. This yarn is available in the store at 10.95/ball.

I have yet to weave with it, but it is wonderful to knit something cozy!

Ashford Triple Knit Specifications

• 100% New Zealand Wool
• Triple Knit Weight (12 Ply / Aran)
• Hand Wash
• 100gm Balls at net standard condition
• 150m (164yds) per 100gm ball
• Gauge 17 – 18 sts x 22 rows = 10cm (4″)
• Suggested Needle Size 5.00 – 5.50mm (8 – 9 US)
• Suggested Crochet Hook Size 5 – 6mm (8/H – 10/I US)
• Suggested Weaving Reed 5 – 7.5dpi reed (20 – 30/10)
• 15 Colours

 
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Come on summer!!!!

Well 2022 summer is just around the corner I am certain. I think?? The weather has tucked us into the studio and we have been doing some dyeing.  We have some sock yarn done it insparational colours.   There is hardly ever bad weather for wool socks.

We so enjoyed going to the Bradley center for the 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre festival.  Nice to see some familiar faces and meet some new people. I receieved lots of questions on various classes.  I find people are shy about spending a full day in a class or workshop. Covid has changed some of our habits for sure.

I am happy to give a one on one class for weaving, spinning, felting. A popular thing lately has been to celebrate a friend’s brithday, by giving her a class and friends joining in.

Please contact the shop via email or call if there is something you would like to learn.

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October 2021

Grinsheep Halloween Kit

Come by the studio to get your Halloween kit or we can send it to you!

Each kit contains enought to make 6 ornaments for Family Halloween fun evening. All you need to get you started if you have never felted before!

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Grinsheep Hand Painted Sock Yarn

We have been busy in the shop dyeing some beautiful sock yarn.  Since fall has arrived maybe your thoughts turn to tucking up and knitting yourself some socks for those cool “winter” evenings.

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Check this fun project out!

Kits for these Wet Felted bags will be available soon.  Keep your eyes open for  the announcement in the newletter!  IF you have not signed up for the newletter please do so you don’t miss out  on the latest happenings.

 

 

 
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Flash sale and Fall Classes

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone had a good summer.  Now is the time the outside activities are winding down as it is getting darker sooner.  Our thoughts turn to doing fun inside projects. I have already started a few projects myself, dying sock yarns, weaving and some nuno felting.  I have also looked at the calendar and can not believe how fast time has gone by and September is right around the corner.

I think it is time for an end of summer flash sale!  Mark your calendars for

Saturday August 28, 2021.

10 am -2 pm under the big tent

I have started to plan out some felting classes.

Sept 11, 2021

Beginner Felting Class

—FALL ACORNS—

Morning class 9am-11am

Afternoon class 1pm-3pm

Cost $45.00 + taxes

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Sept 25, 2021

Nuno Felting

—-Scarf Class—

10am-3pm we will take a break for lunch. (Bring a lunch or nip out close by)

Cost $75.00 + taxes

As we are still in pandemic times a mask will be required, as per public health rules and class size is limited.  Please contact Grinsheep to prepay and reserve your seat in the class.  It will be nice to be back to some creativity with friends.

 
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July 17, 2021 Flash Sale

Since the tent is still up,we decided another flash sale this Saturday July 17, 2021 10am-2pm is in order!

We will have 25% of Ashford roving

Check our the new introduction to Dyeing kits that just arrived.  You get 2 skiens of yarn with 4 small dyes with insturction to start you off.

We also have undyed mulberry silk and more undyed sock yarn (superwash 25%nylon) . There is also a selection of hand spun yarns. We of course carry many accessories to help you with any weaving, spinning, and felting project you many be wanting to try or are working on.

Please sign up for the newletter so you can stay in the loop for our up coming classes.  If you or your group have a special request for a class or lesson contact Sharon.  250-248-6306

 

 

 

 
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