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News this Month

Retail Store – January 2020

New Yarns

New Accessories

Warehouse Sale

Needlework Nook

Lessons & Seminars

Our Community

Store Hours & Location


Congratulations to June W. – the winner of our $200.00 Gift Certificate drawn from all the full Customer Savings Cards used last year. We’ve started this year’s collection.

LOST & FOUND: A ring was found in the store by the cash. Please call and describe it if it is yours.

Don’t forget to register for our classes - there is needle felting with Nicola and more Brioche with Frankie.

A few of our new spring/summer yarns have arrived from Berroco. Many more spring yarns to come. Get started on your summer wardrobe now!

This month’s Warehouse Sale features yarns from Katia, Sirdar, and Nako.


New Yarns

Links are included for items that are on our web site.

Berroco Quinoa

Quinoa by Berroco is a “thick-and-thin cotton is wrapped up with a nylon binder to create a slightly pebbled texture in Berroco Quinoa. Contrasting shades of cotton blended with the lighter nylon thread add a marled appearance for a unique fabric that creates lightweight knitted pullovers and accessories” (quoted from manufacturer’s website).

Yarn: 50 g / 160 m (1¾ oz. / 175 yds.)
Fibre Content: 91% Cotton, 9% Nylon
Tension: 20 to 22 sts = 10 cm (4”) on 4.0 mm to 4.5 mm needles



Berroco Mantra StonewashMantra Stonewash by Berroco - “Our 100% silk yarn, Berroco Mantra, now comes in beautiful stonewash shades! Berroco Mantra Stonewash is the same soft and affordable silk yarn with new print-effect colors.” (quoted from manufacturer’s website).

Yarn: 50 g / 167 m (1¾ oz. / 182 yds.)
Fibre Content: 100% Silk
Tension: 22 sts = 10 cm (4”) on 4.0 mm needles


New colours Juniper Moon Farm Zooey and Zooey Dappled.




Other New Items

Fiber Trends Colored Roving For Needle Felting
Fibre Trends Colored Roving for Needle FeltingA bag of 8 different colors of unspun wool fiber roving. Each bag has approx. 35 g (1.25 oz.) which should be enough for numerous projects. Please note that the colours assortment may vary between packages and may not match this photo.





New Accessories

Clover Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge

Clover Swatch Ruler and Needle GaugeFrom the manufacturer: 

A multi-purpose tool for knitting and crochet. Measure your crochet hook or knitting needle size in US, metric and Japanese standard sizes. The Swatch Ruler allows you to isolate a section of your work to easily count both stitches and rows.”


  • Knitting Needle Gauge - Place the point of your knitting needle in the hole that fits best to check your needle size
  • Crochet Hook Gauge (centre square) - Place the shaft of your crochet hook in the groove that best fits to check your hook size
  • Swatch Ruler - Get an accurate stitch gauge measurement with the 4in (10cm) gauge rulers.


Knitter’s Pride Soft Grip Crochet Hooks

Knitter's Pride Soft Grip Crochet HooksWe are now carrying most sizes of the Knitter’s Pride Soft Grip crochet hooks. As we sell out of the discontinued Prym Soft Grip Crochet hooks, we will bring in the remaining sizes.

Knitter’s Pride Soft Grip crochet hooks have a smooth, soft, ergonomically designed handle that is comfortable for hours of crocheting. The precision engineering of the hook helps ensure an accurate gauge and the colour of the hook makes the yarn easy to see.

The steel hook sizes have a gold finish on the hook and shaft, while the larger sizes have a silver finish.




News from the Needlework Nook

We have received a great selection of Dimensions kits. If you would like to get a jumpstart on Christmas 2020, we are now fully stocked with stocking kits. Both cross stitch such as the Sweet Dreams and needlepoint such as the Polar Pals are available.

Dimensions Christmas Stocking Kits



Warehouse Sale

January 23, 24, & 25

 (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday)

Great deals at up to 70% off regular price 

Beachcomber from Sirdar is a thick/thin, DK weight cotton in variegated colours.

   Tension: 22 sts = 10 cm (4 in.) on 4.0 mm needles 
   Yarn Info: 50 g / 140 m (1¾ oz. / 153 yds.)
   Fibre Content: 100% Cotton
   Reg. $8.99   Sale $4.99


Azteca Fine from Katia is a knitting worsted weight in colourful self-patterning marls.

   Tension: 16 sts = 10 cm (4") on 4.0 mm to 4.5 mm needles 
   Yarn Info: 100 g / 270 m (3½ oz. / 295 yds.)
   Fibre Content: 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic
   Reg. $16.99   Sale $9.99


City from Katia is a heavy Aran/light chunky weight in colourful self-patterning marls.

   Tension: 18 sts = 10 cm (4") on 3.5 mm to 4.0 mm needles 
   Yarn Info: 100 g / 220 m (3½ oz. / 240 yds.)
   Fibre Content: 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic
   Reg. $16.99   Sale $9.99


Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect Chunky from Sirdar is a chunky weight yarn in self-patterning colours.

   Tension: 14 sts = 10 cm (4 in.) on 6.5 mm needles 
   Yarn Info: 50 g / 75 m (1¾ oz. / 82 yds.)
   Fibre Content: 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic
   Reg. $7.49   Sale $3.99


Spaghetti from Nako is a bulky weight in solid colours.

   Tension: 9 sts = 10 cm (4 in.) on 8.0 mm needles  
   Yarn Info: 100 g / 60 m (3½ oz. / 65 yds.)
   Fibre Content: 25% Wool, 75% Premium Acrylic
   Reg. $7.99   Sale $4.99


Spaghetti Effect from Nako is a bulky weight in marled colours.

   Tension: 9 sts = 10 cm (4 in.) on 8.0 mm needles  
   Yarn Info: 100 g / 60 m (3½ oz. / 65 yds.)
   Fibre Content: 25% Wool, 75% Premium Acrylic
   Reg. $8.99   Sale $4.99


Next Warehouse Sale

February 27, 28, & 29 (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday)


Discount Centre

Don’t forget to check out the great yarns in the Discount Centre, including a great selection of discounted sock yarn! Always open during store hours.


Lessons & Seminars at Wool-Tyme

Classes at Wool-Tyme

We have lots of great classes for you at Wool-Tyme. Click on the title or go to our Lessons, Classes, and Seminars page for descriptions and details. Click on the link below to register online, or register in person at the store, or by phone (613-225-9665).

Specialty Classes

Needle Felting I – Introduction to Needle Felting with Nicola

Class is Full

If you’ve been wanting to try needle felting but don’t know where to start, this two-hour introductory class is for you.  We will start with the very basics, materials, safety, foundation shapes, and how to approach a new project.  You can expect to have a finished pincushion by the end of the class.

Skill Level:  No experience required
Date: Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 9 am to 11 am
Fee: $40.00 (supplies included)

Please call or email us at woolinfo@wool-tyme.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list. We will contact you when a new class is scheduled.


Needle Felting II – Beginner Needle Felting: Owl or Penguin with Nicola

During this two-hour class, we will be focusing on basic shapes, surface embellishment, and eyes while working on a little owl or penguin. We will also discuss how to use similar techniques to create other simple creatures.

Skill Level:  Beginner
Date: Sat. Feb. 15, 2020, 9 am to 11 am
Fee: $40.00 (supplies included)


Brioche Basics with Frankie

Brioche knitting is not nearly as hard as it looks! You can create beautiful, complex-looking items using this technique. Brioche is a form of double-knitting that produces deep textural patterns which are shadowed or highlighted with a second shade. In this 2 part series, you will learn the basics of Brioche knitting, including the cast on for knitting Brioche flat and knitting Brioche in the round, learn the basic Brioche knitting technique, the finishing/casting off of brioche, and troubleshooting, and get started on a personal project.

  • Part 1- Sat. Mar. 14, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm
  • Part 2 - Sat. Mar. 28, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm

Fee: $80.00


Brioche – Beyond the Basics with Frankie

This 3 hour class will mainly cover troubleshooting in brioche. Come to this class if you:

  • have a brioche project on your needles but would like some reassurance on where to go from there, or
  • would like some guidance on increasing, decreasing, and binding off, or
  • need more reinforcement of the techniques learned in Brioche Basics.

Date: Sat. Feb. 1, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm
Fee: $40.00




Standard Classes


Knitting 101 - $30.00

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • May 23, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm


Knitting 102 - $30.00

  • Feb. 1, 2020, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Mar. 28, 2020, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Jun. 13, 2020, 1 pm to 4 pm


Fearless Finishing - $35.00

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm
  • Apr. 18, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm
  • Jun. 13, 2020, 9 am to 12 pm

Learn to Crochet - $30.00

  • Sat. Apr. 18, 2020, 1 pm to 4 pm

Crochet II - $30.00

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Sat. May 23, 2020, 1 pm to 4 pm



Private Lessons

Learn the basics of knitting or crocheting, or cross-stitch! Do you want to learn a specific technique? These one-on-one sessions are great for learning what you need to know! Call 613-225-9665 and make an appointment for a private lesson & get instruction with one of our experienced staff. By appointment only.

Fee:  $10./ ½ hr. $20./hr.



Wool-Tyme and Our Community

Blankets for our Community

Many thanks to everyone who has donated time, yarn, or blankets to Project Linus over the past year. Many blankets have been dropped off at CHEO and other local children’s charities for children to enjoy.

Our next scheduled get together will be January 23rd. We are always looking for new volunteers!

Wool-Tyme collects donations of yarn and handmade blankets for local charities in the Ottawa area. The blankets for children are distributed under the Project Linus banner and we collect blankets for adults as well. The blankets are given to various charities around Ottawa including CHEO, the Children’s Aid Society, women’s shelters, and charities for the poor and the homeless.

Donations (yarn or blankets) must be new material, machine washable and dryable, and be free of odours (e.g. smoke, scented fabric softener) and pet hair. You can come and join the volunteers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (at Wool-Tyme, 190 Colonnade Rd S, Ottawa) to sew on tags, piece together squares, or make blankets. Thank you to everyone who has donated yarn, or made squares, blankets, or quilts.


See you soon....... From the w.w.w. ( The wonderful women at Wool-Tyme )
Store Hours: Mon-Wed. & Fri. 9:30 - 6; Thurs. 9:30 - 8; Sat. 9-5; Sun. closed
Closed Family Day (Monday, February 17)

WOOL-TYME  2-190 Colonnade Rd S. Ottawa, ON, Canada; K2E 7J5