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REMINDER Yarn Swap THIS Sunday!

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You asked for another swap, so we’re reminding you that the next one is coming up THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday April 15 from 1-3pm

See all the details HERE

YARN SWAP April 15th

 

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NEXT SWAP: SUNDAY APRIL 15, 1-3 pm

$15 – Proceeds go to the Red Door Women’s Shelter

It’s that time of year again … time to tidy up your yarn stash and purge the stuff you’re never going to use. That’s right, you can bring us your shame and leave your guilt in our yarn swap bins with the assurance that the yarn that didn’t work out for you will have a second (or third, or fourth) life in a new home.
What do you do at a swap? Bring in the yarn and needles you don’t want and take home whatever you like from our swap bins. The leftovers are donated to charities, and don’t be embarrassed by the quality of the yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street KnitWest Toronto Support Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic!
If you want to donate but can’t make the date please feel free to drop it by when we are open, sealed up in a plastic bag. The only yarn we can’t accept is anything that is strongly scented (cigarette smoke or perfume). We are also a drop-off point for Street Knit and Knitted Knockers of Canada.
  • $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

YARN SWAP Jan 28

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Yarn Swap

Sunday, January 28, 1 to 3 pm

It’s that time of year again … time to tidy up your yarn stash and purge the stuff you’re never going to use. That’s right, you can bring us your shame and leave your guilt in our yarn swap bins with the assurance that the yarn that didn’t work out for you will have a second (or third, or fourth) life in a new home. And while you are here you can also drop off your knitted donations for Street Knit and Knitted Knockers of Canada!

What Is A Yarn Swap?

What do you do at a swap? Bring in the yarn and needles you don’t want and take home whatever you like from our swap bins.

Leftovers Go To Charity

The leftovers are donated to charities, and don’t be embarrassed by the quality of the yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, West Toronto Support Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic!

Donate Any Time

If you want to donate but can’t make the date please feel free to drop it by when we are open, sealed up in a plastic bag. The only yarn we can’t accept is anything that is strongly scented (cigarette smoke or perfume). We are also a drop-off point for Street Knit and Knitted Knockers of Canada.

The Rules

Yarn swap is a congenial, collective, happy event. We gently remind our swappers to play nicely in the yarn boxes:

  • Be Kind
  • Be Gentle
  • Share
  • 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!

YARN SWAP Sunday Oct 22

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Yarn Swap

Sunday, October 22, 1 to 3 pm

It’s that time of year again … time to tidy up your yarn stash and purge the stuff you’re never going to use. That’s right, you can bring us your shame and leave your guilt in our yarn swap bins with the assurance that the yarn that didn’t work out for you will have a second (or third, or fourth) life in a new home.
What do you do at a swap? Bring in the yarn and needles you don’t want and take home whatever you like from our swap bins. The leftovers are donated to charities, and don’t be embarrassed by the quality of the yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, West Toronto Support Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic!
If you want to donate but can’t make the date please feel free to drop it by when we are open, sealed up in a plastic bag. The only yarn we can’t accept is anything that is strongly scented (cigarette smoke or perfume). We are also a drop-off point for Street Knit and Knitted Knockers of Canada.
This is a FREE drop-in event, you do not need to register

FREEBIES in Store

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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.

 

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Yarn Swap

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

Swap Hacks

  • 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!

YARN SWAP This Sunday!

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Yarn Swap

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!

Sixteen Bags Full!

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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.