Wednesday, June 14, 2006

What is this blog about...

I travel around the city of Toronto during this summer, and look for yarn shops... If you know a yarn store in Toronto that is not in this page. Please tell me (together with the address of the store). I will get there and put a record here. Also, if any of the information on this page is incorrect. Please email me and I will correct it as soon as possible.

35 Comments:

Blogger ax174 said...

Not really Toronto, but there's a yarn shop in Oakville's main business district: http://www.woolbin.com

I asked if they had a certain book by Elizabeth Zimmermann, and the sales person said, "I've never heard of her." Needless to say, I bought nothing.

10:44 AM  
Blogger kristin said...

Great blog! I've referred to it several times.

Here's a great store I was in recently, Americo. It has great original designs as well as beautiful yarns.

Americo Original
456 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2A8

t: 416-777-9747
e: info@americo.ca
w: www.americo.ca

One of their designs was featured on City OnLine and they have been getting calls for patterns for it from various places in Canada. They would call and ask for the pattern for "that vest" they saw on Ciy TV so they renamed the piece "That Vest"! Now they have a pattern for it for every yarn in their store!

11:17 AM  
Blogger kristin said...

Sorry, it wasn't City OnLine, but Cityline that featured their vest.

11:23 AM  
Blogger JacquiJR said...

The Flying Dragon, a children's bookstore, has a small section devoted to high end yarns: silks, cashmerinos, etc. Exquisite! They also have great adult books - a real treat to go there. It is on the east side of Bayview Avenue, south of Eglinton.

Mary Maxim opened a store in the lower floor of Yonge & Eglinton (below Indigo, where Lewiscraft used to be).

8:55 AM  
Blogger raven_harley_girl said...

Hi. Thanks for the list of yarn shops. I will first check out Romni wools as it seems to be closest, biggest and cheapest. I was just wondering if you know any places that sell Japanese yarn like Hamanaka. That store called Sweet Home, could they have it? I'll also try calling them. Thanks!

5:03 PM  
Blogger kristin said...

Please, please update this blog soon. You know you could certainly make a little bit of money from this blog to pay for things like that new sewing machine you wrote about getting on your other blog. This is still the first link that appears in Google when I do a search for yarn shops in Toronto and your list is so straight forward with nice photos and it's easy to leave a comment. You shouldn't be intimidated or discouraged because of the presence of sites like Knitmap that are too cumbersome. And they have been having a lot of problems. I tried signing up with a hotmail address and I couldn't do it. I think your page is just perfect. If only you would up-date it.....

10:40 AM  
Blogger Nicky said...

Your blog is fantastic! I was going to mention the Mary Maxim in Yonge-Eglinton centre too but someone has already... it's embarrassing but I often check Walmart first unless I am looking for something really special.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

There's a yarn store called Creative Yarn on Warden and Ellesmere. It's a nice little place to knit, they have couches. Nice people.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Rhoda said...

I'm making my first trip ever to Toronto tomorrow. If I could only visit ONE shop, which should it be!!!

5:41 PM  
Blogger SamerZiadeh said...

Sweet blog, saved me so much time.
Just randomly today a friend said I should knit my own scarf, and that's how long it took her to convince me.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I can't help to think the licence plate number for the shop in Unionville should be errased - I love the little boy trying to escape from going into the shop!

I do think Micheals could be included for those who have less time and need skill building yarns.

Did you get the little shop in Streetsville - withing the Mississauga boarders. On Thomas Street west of Main or East of the Erin Mill Parkway - If your comming in from the west it is well worth the trip. Rutties? Sewing and faboulus yarns. Semi-individual lessons with the owner on site if the door is open.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Gyasi said...

I am visiting Toronto, but learned about the Purple Purl at 1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
(416) 463 1162. It seems like I cute little yarn shop which also has a "Stich 'n Bitch" on Tuesday evenings for those who can't do day ones.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Aisha said...

thought this would help

http://www.woolandwicker.com/skacel/locations.php

11:32 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I am visiting toronto, but may be stuck downtown. which shops are closest to downtown? THANKS!

9:44 AM  
Blogger ann said...

Thanks for the clear and easy to view blog. I bought my yarn at 'Knit and Quilt' in Barrie. Here in Toronto, I'm looking for someone to block and sew my piece or teach me how to finish it with professional quality. Now, I have lots of numbers to call!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

The knitting Place, 1738 Avenue Road, between Fairlawn and St. Germain beside the Starbucks.
The owner, Hermaine, is extremely knowledgeable, and helpful. If you describe the garment you wish to make she will know a pattern and the wool to use. She has a big following

8:34 AM  
Blogger Knitting Mom Marie said...

Thank you so much! I am about to make my second visit to Toronto, and I'm so excited to be visiting this fabulous yarn town!!! I'm using your blog as my "tour guide."

2:40 PM  
Blogger Yo said...

Excellent blog. Having just moved and being an avid knitter, this is very helpful. I would suggest you visit Knitter's Attic, in Richmond Hill. The contact details are: 10119 Yonge St, Richmond Hill 905-508-5367. The owner is a lovely lady and has a large variety of stock to choose from.
Enjoy!

10:07 AM  
Blogger JTKDESIGNS said...

Thank you so much I had the chance to visit three of the yarn shops you mentioned... Love it! ... If you gat a change check out my blog
http://jtkdesigns.blogspot.com/

11:39 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

Thank you soooo much for this blog!!!! It's fantastic!!!!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Susan Furneaux said...

Great blog...headed up to Toronto on business and was searching for yarn shops. Thanks so much for doing all the leg work!!

8:49 AM  
Blogger ghanima said...

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5:31 PM  
Blogger ghanima said...

There's Camilla Valley Farm in Orangeville, too. They've got some great, inexpensive yarn there.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Great idea, thank you very much for doing this.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Great idea, thank you very much for doing this.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Thank you ofr your great job, in covering yarn stores. This has been very helpful.

7:28 PM  
Blogger eenimod said...

Great blog! Do you know if any of these stores have tapestry supplies-blank canvases, yarns etc? Thanks so much!

7:19 AM  
Blogger amisstig02 said...

The Yarn Boutique has moved to the Junction area and Village Yarns no longer exists

6:36 AM  
Blogger amisstig02 said...

Village Yarns no longer exists and The Yarn Boutique has moved to the Junction area

6:37 AM  
Blogger mai said...

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3:51 PM  
Blogger mai said...

I enjoy your blog-please keep it coming.

I think tomorrow I will make my third attempt to knit a circular scarf, can't see myself shelling out over 100$

mai

3:57 PM  
Blogger Through the Tropic of Cancer said...

Rhonda, if I could only go to one I'd go to Romni. I come to Toronto 1 - 2 times a year and Romni is always a must go. Enjoy!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Through the Tropic of Cancer said...

Great list! I come to Toronto 1 -2 times a year and though Vancouver has great yarn stores, its always nice to see what other cities have. For those shopping in the downtown area, Romni is very easy to get to. Just take Queen car westbound. I'd also recommend Romni for those who can only go to one store. Happy shopping!!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Huyen Nguyen said...

Thank you for your lovely database of yarn shops in Toronto. I found this very helpful, but outdated. I don't know why you've quit this blog, but it shows up in my top google search for needle felting in Toronto. You've got a great thing going here, I know it's been 8 years, but please update or at least make a note that you've stopped adding to this wonderful blog. Best wishes, and very grateful for your information.

8:41 PM  
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8:41 PM  

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