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TUPPERWARE Party!

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Knit-O-Matic Tupperware Party!

What

Millennials are bringing classics back, including Tupperware Parties! If you didn’t grow up in the 70s & 80s you may not be as familiar with Tupperware brand products as Baby Boomers & Gen-Xers. Tupperware is known for extremely high-quality kitchen products that WORK. Tupperware is NOT a disposable product, you only buy a Tupperware product once, they last for life and come with alifetime warranty. They’re safe, BPA free, and are made from virgin ingredients (no recycled plastics which can leech chemicals).

Tupperware is not marketed like regular commercial products. They don’t sink tons of money into advertising, marketing and corporate deals with retailers (yup, manufacturers pay for shelf space in large retailers). Instead, they sell through individual sales reps – they’ve been empowering and offering women career opportunities since their inception.  Before the advent of the internet, Tupperware was historically sold through parties held by sales reps. While I love shopping online, as a retailer I appreciate that the human element is special. Sales people don’t just want to sell you something, we have the knowledge and experience to help you get what you NEED, and do it fast. I like my apple gadgets, but the human brain is still my favourite type of computer.

If you do remember Tupperware, you might think of it as something suitable for families. But they have lots of options for singletons and aparmtment & condo dwellers.

Why

Excellent Question! A knitting and food storage isn’t really a natural pairing. Well, it’s a short-long story. Short version: everyone needs to eat.

The Long Version: a few years ago my mom went to a Tupperware Party and a friend’s house and bought me a lunch container for my salads (I’m a salad person). When my mom gave it to me I thought it was cute, but after using it continuously for at least a year I swear by the thing! It’s perfectly designed, everything is just the right size for a lunch salad, it never leaks, washes easily, and still looks like it did the day I got it. At the same party, my mother got herself some special containers to keep fruits & veggies fresh, and after a year of use she swears by them! My mom is a cynic, so I figured they had been properly vetted, and as a salad person I wanted my leafy greens to last longer. So when I found out that an old friend of mine was selling Tupperware, I thought “Great! We can have a little retro fun, throw a party in the slow season, and I’ll buy myself some containers.” And then the special containers went on sale …. there was a 2 for 1, and my brother’s birthday is coming up, soooo …. I bought them. AND THEY ARE AWESOME! I Love them so much I LURV them! When they arrived at the store my assistant, Liane, looked at my containers longingly, she told me a sorrowful story about a nefarious roommate stealing her Tupperware …. so instead of saving the second set for my brother, I gave them to Liane. And SHE LOVES THEM!

Anyway, it’s a slow time of year, and I need to buy some quality containers for my freezer (I’m clutzy, I drop everything, and all of the other brands of containers always shatter), I can’t be the only person who could use a few kitchen solutions, so I figured, let’s have a Tupperware Party in the store! The Tupper-people will bring us some food, show us some stuff, I’ll buy my freezer containers, and we’ll hang out & knit!

NOTE: We do NOT sell Tupperware. We are NOT Tupperware consultants, we will NOT be selling Tupperware. If you want to connect with a Tupperware consultant I refer you to our Tupper-people, Lisa & Curtis.

When

Saturday July 29, 1pm – 2:30pm (we can go later if we want)

Where

HERE! Knit-O-Matic, 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto Ontario

RSVP

RSVP is completely necessary, but it’ll help us estimate how much food to bring.Please let us know if you have any deathly food allergies, and if there is anything specific you want our Tupper-people to bing so you can see it in person (like, I don’t know, the ice shaver or the pressure cooker): RSVP HERE 

Can’t Make It?

Can’t Make it but still want in on the fun? No problem, Tupperware has a full e-commerce website, you can shop online HERE. (I think the shipping might be a little bit more when you buy online – when you buy in person through our Tupperware couple, Lisa & Curtis, it’s only $3.95 per order)

Our Frolic Play-List

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Our Frolic Play-List

We’ve finalised what we’re taking to the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic THIS Saturday.  The following products will be packed up on Friday morning, and won’t be available in store on Friday Afternoon and Saturday. Additionally, they won’t be available online on Saturday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (we don’t want to accidentally sell anything twice). We’re sorry for any inconvenience!

Wollmeise

Sweet Georgia

Quince & Co

Malabrigo

Koigu

Mineville

Fleece Artist

Handmaiden

Madeline Tosh

 

The Knitters Frolic Marketplace is a fabulous one-day fibre lovers extravaganza. About 50 vendors from across Canada offer yarn, fibre and related goodies and notions. Meet with other fibre enthusiasts and be inspired!

We’re back in the same location we were last year, in Shokokai Court (the big room with big windows and lots of light): MAP

Details

  • Saturday, April 29, 9am – 4:30pm
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5.
  • FAQs

Louet Trunk Show Wed July 27th

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Louet Trunk Show

Wednesday July 27, 5-8pm

The super nice people at Louet are coming to show off their stuff! They’re bringing garment samples and yarn for us to explore and try on. It’s always good to see how yarns work up, and the company rep will be here to answer questions.

For details on the pattern above see our blog post on the Swingy Linen Skirt.

Yarn Swap TODAY!

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Just a reminder, Yarn Swap is TODAY!

When: Sunday May 8th, 1 to 3pm

Where: Knit-O-Matic, 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto ON Canada

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 want from the baskets. Don’t be embarrassed by the quality of yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, Sistering, Silver Circle Seniors Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic!

Frolic with Us!

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Toronto Knitters Frolic

We can’t believe the 2016 Toronto Knitter’s Frolic is THIS SATURDAY! We’ve been busy getting ready and are super excited to see you at the event. Please note, we are only at the event on SATURDAY.

How to Find Us There

We’ve moved this year, we’re now located in the hall-way in Shokokai Court. At the entrance turn left, walk towards the sunlight and you’ll find us. If you reach the gymnasium (Kobayashi Hall) you’ve gone too far. Our booth is small but our sign is HUGE.

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The Big Map: the whole venue (we’re the blue ‘X’)

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The Little map: our room, Shokokai Court

 

What We’re Bringing

Savings & Deals will be ABUNDANT (but we’re going to leave you hanging).

Unfortunately, since they’ll be travelling, the following yarns & products won’t be available in the store on Friday orSaturday, and they won’t be available online on Friday night and all Saturday. All of our Frolic discounts only apply during and at the event.

Yarns

  • Berroco Maya
  • Fleece Artist Merino 2/6
  • Fleece Artist Trail Socks
  • Fleece Artist Tree Wool
  • Handmaiden Cashmere and Silk
  • Handmaiden Flaxen
  • Handmaiden Flyss
  • Handmaiden Keiji Cashmere
  • Handmaiden Mini Maiden
  • Louet Euroflax Sport
  • Madeline Tosh Merino Light
  • Malabrigo Mechita
  • Malabrigo Rios
  • Manos Del Uruguay Alegria
  • Mineville Angora
  • Mineville Merino DK
  • Mineville Merino Fingering
  • Noro Silk Garden Solo
  • Noro Silk Garden Sock Solo
  • Noro Tokonatsu
  • Quince & Co Sparrow
  • Quince & Co Kestrel
  • Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Products

  • Cotton Canvas Project Bags
  • Flip & Lock Notions Boxes
  • Fur Pom-Poms
  • Mini Digital Row Counters
  • Needle Sets

 

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What We Accept

You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash – let the enabling begin!

Yarn Swap This Sunday

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Just a reminder, the Yarn Swap cometh!

When: Sunday February 7th, 1 to 3pm

Where: Knit-O-Matic, 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto ON Canada

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 want from the baskets. Don’t be embarrassed by the quality of yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, Sistering, Silver Circle Seniors Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic!

P.S.
I spent a little time tonight bagging (zilpoc bags from the dollar store are my best friends), labelling, and ruthlessly weeding my stash. The first bucket is already full – treasures abound!

Knitting Event at Textile Museum: 1000 Stitches

FYI, Knitting event at the Textile Museum of Canada (located in Toronto) ….

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1000 STITCHES: Welcoming Syrian Refugees Through the Arts of Wool and Yarn

Date: Wednesday February 17, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
Location: Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada is pleased to assist in the effort of 1,000 Stitches for Syria (1000stitches.org), welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada with the gift of handmade items to provide warmth and comfort. The organization welcomes handmade hats, mitts, cowls, toys, slippers and blankets, all distributed directly to incoming refugees through COSTI immigration services in Toronto.

Join us for an evening of knitting and sewing! If you can’t knit or stitch, join us to hear various presentations – an update on the Syrian situation, an update on Syrian settlement in Toronto and the distribution of knitted items from a representative of COSTI, a demonstration of Syrian needlework as well as the lovely musical tones of the oud.

If you have unused balls of yarn, feel free to drop them off at the Textile Museum of Canada before February 17th for others to stitch. Already finished items can be dropped off at the Museum at any time. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please contact info@1000stitches.org