Monday, 29 July 2013

Could you be our new Team Member?

KnitTraders is looking for a new employee.
And of course among you, our fabulous customers and friends, we have a  tremendous pool of potential.

While many fantasize about working in a yarn shop: "you get to sit around and knit all day", the reality is that it is a very demanding job, both physically and in terms of knowledge. But for the right person it can be a wonderfully enriching experience.

We are looking for someone with a strong mix of the following skills and straits:

. Excellent people skills.
. Available 10-20 hours per week for both morning and afternoon shifts, and the ability to fill in other shifts when required. (Please check the hours we are open to be sure that these are realistic for you.)
. Healthy, energetic and strong. The job requires that you spend a lot of time on your feet, up and down ladders, and lifting boxes.
. A quick learner who is detail oriented and works well within a team.
. A calm and confident problem solver who can apply their skills to handling the wide variety day to day events at the shop.
. Observant, self-disciplined and self-motivated.
. Sound knowledge and experience in knitting ( also but to a lesser extent in crochet, felting, spinning and traditional rug hooking.)
. Retail, customer service, and/or cash experience is a definite asset.

If this sounds like you, and you are interested in learning about the yarn industry and bringing your love of fibre arts into your working life, please apply but...

Please send an email with your resume and a little about yourself before Friday, Aug. 9th to Include email contact information as well as a phone number.
If you have any further questions please address them to the email above.

Anne Woodall
 from KnitTraders of Kingston

Monday, 22 July 2013

The first of the New Fall Yarns

The first of the new Fall Yarns just arrived last week, and what a way to start the season: Manos del Uruguay's  FINO is a beautiful hand dyed fingering weight yarn in varying tones. 70% wool and 30% silk enhance the colour grading and make you want to rub your face in it. (We knitters are a very sensory bunch). 4 colours in stock and more to come.

We are also welcoming back a old favourite in great new colours. King Cole's FASHION ARAN is just the answer for those searching the classic look of tweed. 5 rich base colours with flecks of colour throughout in a wool acrylic blend worsted weight.