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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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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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Farm update!

Dont miss the Flash Sale this Saturday June 19, 2021  10am -2 pm.  You may find some great treasures that you can not live without.

Since things are now openning up, remember to sign up for the newsletter so you do not miss out.  Classes will be starting up shortly.  If you have a specific interest in a class let me know and we can see about seting one up.  Spinning class? weaving class?  Learn to spin? Learn how to process your own fleese?

It is quiet on the farm these days.  The sheep have left to have their staycation.  They will be back in the fall.  The fleeces are being processed.

The garden is growing!  The farm stand has been moved up closer to the garden.  Farmer Sam will be busy again.

I am finishing up my class on the double heddle loom.  The new class started to today.  These are through the Schacht School of textiles.  #schachtspindleco.com

 
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Welcome to fall 2020! Sun is Shining!

Flash sale!!

The sun is shining and the tent is still up.  Who’s ready for another fun flash sale on Saturday October 3, 2020 10 am -2 pm  

Come on by to stock up for your winter projects.  If you require anything special for Christmas it would be best to think about ordering it now.

This week we have on the flash sale table:

Colorful batts,  roving, hand spun yarns, Baa Ram Ewe knitting kit, GEMS fingering yarn,  fibre, yarns, books, purl and loop placemat looms,  a demo wheel and looms  25% off.  And so much more!!

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

What else is new!

Celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week Oct 5-11th 2020 

Schacht free weave-a-long at Schachtspindle.com, Find the link to sign up in the Sept 2020 newsletter.  

 

PILLOW SAMPLER WEAVE-ALONG

Get ready to learn exciting techniques and be challenged to choose a range of weft yarn weights in monochromatic colors. This weave-along gives you the technical support you need to expand your creative exploration of yarn color and texture.As you prep and weave, post your progress! #schachtspindle

Sharon 🙂

 
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Mid August 2020

Since we are now in Phase III the Studio is open Monday to Friday 1:30-5:30 PM or by appointment!

Due to the current strain on the postal  and delivery systems, small individual orders are not being accepted by my suppliers. If you need parts or accessories for your spinning wheels or looms please let me know so I am able to gather enough for an full order September 1, 2020.  Thanks for understanding.” Be calm Be kind Be safe”

COVID19 Procedures:

Masks are mandatory

Please use hand sanitizer from the pump bottle upon entering.

Only 3 people in the store at a time. 

These procedures are set up for your protection and mine as outline by WorksafeBC

I have enjoyed catching up with everyone. 

I am still clearing floor space for all my new stock. Saturday we will be have another  Flash Sale!

Our Fourth sale will be Saturday Aug 23, 2020, 10am- 2 pm   The flash sale table will be under the big tent in front of the shop. Rain or Shine!! There will be new items every week!

This week we have on the flash sale table:

Briggs and Little pure wool country roving, hand spun yarns, Baa Ram Ewe knitting kit, GEMS fingering yarn,  fibre, yarns, books, purl and loop placemat looms, demo equipment 25% off.  And so much more!!

The farm stall is open and will be packed with fresh veggies from Farmer Sam

 

 
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Flash Sale #3 Aug 15,2020

Since we are now in Phase III the Studio is open Monday to Friday 1:30-5:30 PM or by appointment!

COVID19 Procedures:

Masks are mandatory

Please use hand sanitizer from the pump bottle upon entering.

Only 3 people in the store at a time. 

These procedures are set up for your protection and mine as outlined by WorksafeBC

I have enjoyed catching up with everyone and hearing all about your pandemic projects. It was so much fun these last 2 Saturdays we are having another Flash Sale!

Help me gain some floor space back in the shop for the new stock I have ordered!

Our Third sale will be Saturday Aug 15, 2020, 10am- 2 pm and will continue weekly the rest of  August. The special sale items will be on the flash sale table under the big tent in front of the shop.  There will be new items every week!

This week we have on the flash sale table:

Briggs and Little pure wool country roving, hand spun yarns, Baa Ram Ewe kitting kit, GEMS fingering yarn, 20/25cm Louet Lisa frame Loom,  Matchless bulky plyer flyer head for older wheels, fibre, yarns, books, purl and loop placemat looms, demo equipment 25% off.

The farm stall is open and will be packed with fresh veggies from Farmer Sam

See you on Saturday

Sharon 🙂

 
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