Friday, 27 November 2015


 FLASH NEWS BULLETIN about upcoming events

For the next 3 Saturdays in January, KnitTraders will be hosting a good old fashioned Tea and Working Bee, on Jan. 9th, 16th and 23rd from 1-3pm
ALL ARE WELCOME to share a cuppa and goodies and get help finishing up your projects to be donated to Kingston Stitches for Syrians, or assist us in sorting, labeling and packaging the donations that we’ve already received.
RSVP to KnitTraders 613 384 3951 or shop @ knittraders dot com


This is Omar (6) and one of his little sisters, Noor (8 months) who are among the lucky family who are being sponsored by the Four Rivers Presbytery Chapter of Save A Family From Syria.

According to the report from CBC, the Kingston area is getting ready to receive 600 refugees from Syria within the next few months who will all need to be welcomed with warm clothes and well as warm intentions. Several crafting businesses and organizations in our general area are pleased to be participating in the KINGSTON STITCHES FOR SYRIANS campaign to collect hats, mitts, scarves and neck warmers, socks/slippers, toys and blankets to offer these newest members of our community.

We are calling all knitters, crocheters, weavers, and sewers who would like to contribute to this collection to read the following guidelines carefully to make the most efficient use of resources during this challenging yet extraordinarily valuable effort.

We ask that all donations be new and have some handmade touch to them.

Although Syrians practice a variety of religions, the dominant religion is Muslim/Islam so please avoid imagery on clothing.

Fiber requirements:
Hats, cowls & mittens: blends of wool and acrylic are best with more wool if possible.
Blankets: ideally machine washable yarns.
Toys & Slippers: machine washable yarns, please!

Please attach a completed donation tag noting the garment type, and age/size (adult, teen, child, infant). You may wish to attach a ball band from your yarn stating fibre content and washing instructions, or you can write these on the tag. Also include your first name only and a general message  of welcome if you wish.

Place your donation in a clear ziploc bag with the donation tag visible for easy sorting and distribution.

Drop your donation off at KnitTraders 725 Gardiners Rd. or at Minotaur Games and Gifts at 78 Princess. Other drop off points in the area are Rosa’s Cafe in Bath and at The Wool Shed, Topsy Farms on Amherst Island

Share pictures and comments about your donation at the 1000 Stitches for Syria Ravelry Group page (on the Kingston thread), or on our Ravelry Group page.

Please share this project with friends and neighbours of the crafting persuasion who would like to participate. Remember, no donation is too small or too big, whether it's a small beginners' scarf or a family sized afghan - we need them all.
For more information please email

Monday, 23 November 2015

Indie Dyers - Glorious Fingering weight yarns.

We're thrilled to feature the Peppino line from the Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze in his signature Stipple effect. This yarn is a stunning 100% merino that is so firmly spun as to make it sturdy enough for socks, but soft and supple enough for all your fingering lace projects.

And for those who appreciate true decadence, we have Couleurs Mouton from Quebec, with the Kargil line composed of 80% fine merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon. This sockette that we've made in the Souris des Laurentides (Laurentian Mouse) colourway will absolutely seduce you.
Read the interview with Daniele on the ACCROCHET blog.