About Us

about us

We are a creative & fun knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting store & other types of crafty things store!  you can check out our main WEBSITE or  keep up to date on what’s going on with our STORE BLOG.  We’re working on our e-commerce site, but in the meantime you can order from us by e-mail  or over the phone, (416) 653-7849.

location and how to get to the store

1378 Bathurst St, Toronto Ontario M5R 3J1 Canada. We are 3 blocks south of St. Clair Ave on the West side of Bathurst St  Here is a  MAP!

There is FREE parking for one hour on the side streets north & south of the store (on Helena & Alcina).  The closest subway is St. Clair West Station on the University subway line. Alternately, you can take the Bathurst Street Bus (number 7), which leaves from the platform in Bathurst Subway Station, and runs very regularly – get off at the Nina Street stop, which is the first stop after Davneport. If you have a disability or are escorting a person with limited mobility please contact us and we can find closer parking for you: (416) 653-7849.


e-mail us  or  phone at (416) 653-7849

hours and holidays

Regular Store Hours (Labour Day to May 31st)
Sunday           11am – 6pm
Monday           11am – 6pm
Tuesday          11am – 6pm
Wednesday    11am – 8pm
Thursday         11am – 6pm
Friday              11 am – 6pm
Saturday         11am – 6pm

Summer Hours: June 1st to Labour Day
Sunday           Closed
Monday           11am – 6pm
Tuesday          11am – 6pm
Wednesday    11am – 8pm
Thursday         11am – 6pm
Friday              11 am – 6pm
Saturday         11am – 6pm

holiday closures

We will be closed Dec 25th & Dec 26th,  Jan 1, and public holidays such as Victoria Day, Labour day, Simcoe day, and Thaksgiving, but otherwise we’ll be keeping regular store hours.  Check the website for up-to date information.

staying in touch

Don’t be a stranger! Keeping up to date on what’s going on at the store is easy and you can chose any way that works for you:

  • Follow our News Blog for updates of store products, sales and events.
  • Follow our Project Blog to see what we are working on, projects that inspire us, and pattern freebies.
  • Join our Facebook Page and our updates and event invitations will automatically show up in your  Facebook news feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter and you’ll get everything that’s on our Facebook page.
  • Join our e-mailing list and we’ll send you our monthly newsletter, event invitations and Sale alerts. We will not redistribute your e-mail address  or spam you – promise!
  • We host a Stitch ‘n Bitch 3 times a week, so drop by, we’d love to see you!


project help and consulting

We are happy to help you out with your project!  We are friendly, knowledgeable professionals and we want you to enjoy your hobby as much as we do.  Help comes in many forms, so here is what we offer:

  • We’ll help you find a project from our store. We can set you up with a pattern or you can bring in a pattern and we will help you find appropriate yarn and materials, plus give you the advice you need to make it work out successfully.
  • While choosing a project from our store, we can help you pick out the perfect colour and yarn to meet your needs. We can even help you combine colours, match your skin tone, or offer a clothing consultation.
  • We’ll always help you find a project that is within your skill level. If the project you choose is beyond your capabilities we will advise you and can suggest alternatives.
  • If you have a question or need a little bit of quick help to get you on your way, just pop by and we’ll help you out for free. This help is for questions that take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to address and would be appropriate if you need clarification on a specific direction or an abbreviation in a pattern, or if you need some quick help with a small technique, like making an increase. If your problem is more extensive or will take longer we will let you know and you can choose to book a private tutorial for $13.50/hour, 1/2 hour minimum.
  • If you want to take on a challenging project that is beyond your skill level we are happy to provide private tutorials, by appointment, for $13.50/hour. To make an appointment please call us at least 1 day in advance at (416) 653-7849.
  • We can help you revise, alter or design a pattern or project (subject to project constraints) for $40/hour, 1/2 hour minimum.


stitch ‘n bitch

What is a Stitch ‘N Bitch?  A Stitch ‘N Bitch is a social knitting group.  We gather and chat while we knit and/or crochet. Stitch ‘n Bitch is free and you can just drop in and join us.  You don’t have to bring anything other than yourself and your knitting/crochet (or you can purchase a project here). Stitch ‘n Bitch is strictly a social event, teaching is NOT conducted during these hours by staff or other attendees. If you need help with your project please call us at (416) 653-7849 or e-mail to make an appointment for a private class/tutorial.

  • Tuesdays       12pm to 4pm (Mondays during  July & August)
  • Wednesdays  5pm to 8 pm
  • Sundays        1pm to 5pm  (Saturdays from June1st to Labour Day)


yarn swap

What is a Yarn Swap?  A yarn swap is a big eco-friendly redistribution of yarn, needles and other craft supplies. Bring in the crafty stuff you never want to see again and deposit it in one of our baskets. Poke around at  all the other donations and take home whatever you like. It’s OK If you don’t have any yarn to bring, you can still take whatever you like. Don’t be embarrassed by the quality of yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, Sistering Toronto, Women’s Shelters and the Hospital for Sick Children, most of whom prefer acrylic!

  • Upcoming Swaps for 2013:  Oct 13
  • Upcoming Swaps for 2014: Jan 12, Apr 13


what do we sell?

We’ve got lots of great creative stuff for both adults & kids for hand knitting, crochet, needle felting, corking, etc. We’ll be able to provide you with online shopping soon. All our prices are in Canadian dollars.

  • Yarns, roving
  • Beginner kits for adults & children, baby blanket kits, sweater kits for babies and adults,
  • Knitting needles, crochet hooks needle sets
  • Felting needles and accessories
  • Knitting & crochet accessories
  • Needle cases and project bags
  • Purse handles
  • Pom-pom makers and corking tools
  • Patterns, Magazines and Books
  • Group and private classes
  • Hand made gift cards

we do not sell

  • Yarns from Patons, Red Heart. We suggest you look for these brands at the following stores: Ontario Fashion Textiles, Walmart, Zellers, Michael’s Arts & Crafts.
  • Knitting Machines (sorry, Knit-O-Matic is just a catchy name)
  • Needlepoint and Embroidery supplies. We suggest you contact One Stitch At A Time,  (416) 481-3899 50 Lower Village Gate, Toronto, or The Enchanted Needle, located in Woodbridge on Steeles Ave W.
  • Crochet thread. For old fashioned crochet materials we suggest you visit Melodie Crochette, located on Dundast St at Grace St.
  • Finished garments – sorry, we only sell the materials and help you use them.


knitting on commission + finishing

We refer all commission and finishing projects directly to a specialist, Liane Schwarz of ‘Needles to Say’: (416) 944-3742. For all other store enquiries (like classes) please contact us at the store, (416) 653-7849 or e-mail.


  • For repairs of hand knitted or crocheted garments, please contact Liane Schwarz of ‘Needles to Say’: (416) 944-3742.
  • For machine made products and very fine repairs, we refer our cleints to Cheesworth Invisible Mending: (416) 481-2251, 645B Mount Pleasant Rd. Toronto ON (South of Eglinton Ave. East), see a MAP.


charity knitting

You can drop off your hand knit and crochet donations at Knit-O-Matic  and we’ll send them to  Sistering, Street Knit and Afghans for Afghans. We also accept donations of yarn, which are given to school groups, Sistering, Street Knit, Silver Circle West Toronto Services for Seniors, and The Needlework Guild of Canada.

If you would like to knit for charity, we suggest you contact The Needlework Guild of Canada, or Street Knit.

You can drop off donations any time the store is open (see our hours above or on our home page).  Please drop off donations in a sealed plastic bag or garbage bag and we’ll make sure it makes it to happy hands!

If you would like yarn donations for your group, please contact us at  (416) 653-7849 or e-mail and tell us about your organization and needs. If you would like donations for an individual (like your granny) we host a yarn swap once a month (see above) where you can take what you need from whatever is in our donation bins.

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