NEXT SWAP: SUNDAY APRIL 15, 1-3 pm
$15 – Proceeds go to the Red Door Women’s Shelter
- $15 to participate in the swap (proceeds go to the Red Door Women’s Shelter)
- Drop-in, no need to sign up
- Everyone is welcome, all skill levels
- Location: 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto ON
- In-Store only, NOT ONLINE
Sunday, January 28, 1 to 3 pm
What Is A Yarn Swap?
Leftovers Go To Charity
Donate Any Time
Yarn swap is a congenial, collective, happy event. We gently remind our swappers to play nicely in the yarn boxes:
- Be Kind
- Be Gentle
- Don’t Grab
- Don’t Hoard
- Don’t bring anything that smells of cigarette smoke (it is unfortunately destined for the garbage).
This is a FREE drop-in event, you do not need to register, just show up!
Sunday, October 22, 1 to 3 pm
FREE Magazines & Patterns
Along with yarns for donation, people drop off knitting & crochet magazines and pattern booklets, which are often left behind after our Yarn Swap. Since they tend to pile up and they get a bit heavy and unwieldy to store, we are going to start offering them in store for FREE. We will not be offering these freebies in our online store, but when you come and visit us in person please feel free to browse them and take what you like – GRATIS.
Sunday, April 23rd from 1 to 3 pm
Speaking of Yarn Swaps, I’m just getting ready for our next swap, this weekend! Just a gentle reminder, when you drop off yarn for donation *please* make sure it is in a SEALED plastic bag (either Ziplock or garbage bag) – this protocol is to help protect us against infestation, and it also helps to re-home your yarns by keeping them clean and tidy. (Please note, donors who are disabled or infirm do not need to go to all this trouble to hermetically seal their yarns – don’t do yourself in running around trying to get your yarn ready to be to repatriated, we’re happy to handle it.)
- Natural Fibres are best stored in separate Ziplock bags (group like yarns in each bag)
- Synthetics are good in a garbage or recycling bag that is tied at the top
- Try to bag your yarns that are being donated. If you are feeling organizey you can label them too.
- ALWAYS bag and freeze yarns you bring home from a swap.
- Be gentle and play nice with other swappers; relationships are more important than string!
Sunday January 22, 1 to 3pm
Our 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 from the donations. 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!
Many thanks to everyone who came and/or donated to our yarn swap in October! It was literally an embarrassment of riches – we collected about eleven bags of yarn and hand knits for StreetKnit, three bags for West Toronto Support Services, and another bag for “A Good Yarn” of Sir John A MacDonald CI (they especially appreciated the needles). When the ladies from StreetKnit (above) left their car was FULL.
If you want to make a donation of yarn, needles or hand knits but can’t make it to one of our swaps please feel free to bring it to the store in a sealed plastic bag any time we are open.
Our next swap is Sunday January 22, 2017, 1-3pm.