Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fibre and Beads Meet at the Knitter's Frolic!

I'm always amazed at what people do with beads, especially when it's outside the realm of jewellery. While I can't knit beyond the very simple stuff, like scarves, I do like to do kumihimo and have taken a couple of felting classes.

I absolutely love what this show has to offer! If you like to work with any kind of fibre - yarn, silk, roving - then this show is for you! And yes, BeadFX will be there!

Toronto Knitter's Frolic is held over two days, but the Marketplace takes place only on the Saturday. Workshops take place on both days.

Dates: Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27

Frolic Marketplace: Saturday only; 9:00am - 4:30pm; Admission: $5.00 at the door
Frolic Workshops: Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), 6 Garamond Court

Getting There: TTC access via 100 Flemington bus from Eglinton or Broadview subway station. For out of towners, HWY 401 to the Don Valley Parkway, south on the parkway to the Wynford Drive exit, west on Wynford to Garamond Court. Turn right and then left into the JCCC parking lot. Wheelchair Accessible. Limited parking available – TTC recommended. For those who will be driving please check the Parking Map which indicates inexpensive parking lots close to the JCCC.

Vendors at the Marketplace include 1 Stop Alpaca Farm, AB Originals, Adirondack Yarns, Alpaca Avenue, BeadFX, Busy Hands Knitting & Gifts, Cabin Fever/Shelridge Farms, Camilla Valley Farm, Cottage Craft Angora, Creative Yarns, Cynthia Blanton Studio, Dye Version, Eweknit, Feather Your Nest, Gateway Fibreworks, Gemini Fibres, Georgetown Yarn, Grand River Yarns, Hopeful Shetlands, HummingHill Alpacas, Indigodragonfly Designs, Infiknit, Knitca, Knit-O-Matic, Lady Slipper Alpacas, Linda’s Craftique, Mary’s Yarns, Needle Arts Book Shop, Northern Custom Design, Pierre Thiran, Rain City Knits, Raventwist, Rose Haven Farm, Roving Winds Farm, Seaspun Yarns, Serenity Knits, Shall We Knit, Sheeps Ahoy, Sheppard Handmade, SOAK, Soaring Studios, Stoddart Farm, Sweater Kits, Sweet Fiber Yarns, Sweet Paprika Designs, The Black Lamb, The Knit Cafe, The Needle Emporium, The Purple Purl, The Woodlot, The Yarn Store, The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze, Turtlepurl Yarns & Notions, Unraveled, Unwind: Yarn House, Waterloo Wools, Wellington Fibres, Zig Zag Stitches!

Dr. Knit Sessions Saturday in the Marketplace: Knitting ills and ailments diagnosed and cured! Rent Dr. Knit for 15 minutes and get her expert advice. No questions too simple, no problems too large! Sit down with Dr. Knit from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. and discuss your questions one-on-one, $5 per session (all proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life).

For detailed information on the workshops and registration forms can be found on the Downtown Knit Collective's website: www.downtownknitcollective.ca/wp

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