June 2024 Newsletter


A Letter to the Customers from Debbie

Welcome Summer!

This year I decided to change up my knitting projects from socks and cozy sweaters to a cotton T-shirt for summer. Wool-Tyme has a lovely selection of cotton/cotton blend yarns and after much deliberation, I choose Juniper Moon Farms Zooey in a beautiful, saturated red (everyone needs a red T-shirt). Zooey is a cotton blend in beautiful solid colours, stipes, and a dappled effect; it was a pleasure to knit with. After blocking, I ended up with a softly draping T-shirt I will wear for years!

One of my other creative passions is needle felting. The store carries a wool roving of medium fibre thickness. The colours are lovely with natural shades, both earth tones and jewel tones. I find it easy to work with and it is suitable or all levels of felting.

Watch for felting classes in the fall. Think pumpkins and Christmas ornaments, and maybe a critter or two. No matter what your creative passion is, enjoy and have a wonderful summer.

See you in the store,



This past Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, and we were so happy to be able to celebrate it with you at Nita Beer Co. It was so good to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too\. A very big thank you to everyone who brought in a donation of red yarn for us to pass along to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa. Hopefully we see you again at our August "Tent" Sale from the 8th-17th!


From the Crafty Kit Company, these needle felting kits contain everything you need to create a beautiful and realistic animal or bird.

Each kit comes with all the felting wool you need, felting needles, glass eyes, wire, pipe cleaners, nylon, a mat to work on and clear step by step instructions.

What's New...


 Rico Creative Melange Aran Wonderball  Drama Queen Shawl Kit – Wool-Tyme

Pastel garment Tags                                Notion Tin Storage Container 

...It Gets Better...

Tynn Silk Mohair                                      Kakigori

Cotton Silk Tweed                                     James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky

Good news for Wool-Tyme Stitchers - Au Ver A Soie 100/3 silks have arrived!  Weare carrying all 300+ colours of this luminous, non-divisible silk thread thatcomes on 50m spools. Fair warning, we are missing about 5 or 6 colours that we hope to get when we make our next order. Also, we’ve only ordered a small amount of each colour to start with. Knowing that our local stitchers have been asking us to bring in silks for quite some time now, we expect certain colours to sell out quickly. 

Stitching with one strand of 100/3 will give good coverage on 36 to 40 count linen, Lugana (and even 20 count Aida) Just pull a length off the spool, thread your needle and stitch. For lower count fabric you can just double or triple the strands. 100/3 is excellent for Blackwork designs, back stitching and even machine embroidery. 

 We are having to put on our thinking caps regarding how to display the spools appropriately in the store. If you’ve visited the cross stitch area of our store then you know space is at a premium. For the moment we’re asking customers to fill in a sheet with the colours they need, and someone will pop in the back and fill it. 

They won’t be available for ordering through our website for another week or so, but if you simply can’t wait, you can email us a list and include your phone number we’d be happy to do an order with you over the phone.

 Happy Stitching!   

...What's Next 

Share a Stitch: Needlework – Wool-Tyme This group is open to those who like to do needlework and are looking to work on their own projects in a social setting. Participants can share what they are working on and support each other in their projects as they see fit. Current available dates are July 13 and August 24

Share a Stitch: Knit and/or Crochet – Wool-Tyme This group is open to those who knit and/or crochet, and are looking to work on their own projects in a social setting. A staff member will be available to help people work through patterns/projects. Participants will be signing up for Tuesday morning sessions (10am-12pm) in May and June.

Wool-Tyme Class: Learn to Crochet Held over two classes, this course is for those who have never crocheted before. Focus will be basic stitches like chain stitch, single and double crochet, joining in new yarn, good tension and even edges. Includes yarn, hook and a simple pattern to practice what you learn.

Socks Learn to knit socks with double pointed needles from the cuff down. This course is perfect for the experienced knitter wanting to try socks from a different direction. You'll learn how to cast on, knit on 4 needles, turn the heel and finish a sock.


Butterfly Super 10 Mercerized Cotton DK      Lang Punto 34 - How to Knit Socks 

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