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June Newsletter

quotidian: (adj.) Of or occurring every day; daily Ordinary or everyday; mundane There’s a beauty in the evening hours, when your working day nears its end and you sit comfortably, with a little sigh of relief, to knit. You might miss one or two days, or even whole weeks now and then, but if you’re like most of us, knitting is a daily pleasure that you practice. And like all patient practice, no matter how humble, it results in wonderful things…progress, learning, growth and satisfaction.  We're happy to tell you that Fleece Artist’s hand-dyed laceweights have arrived in the studio!...

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May Newsletter

What a Fibre Fest! We saw so many old friends and met so many new ones. The way that knitters chat, when we get together, is a beautiful thing.

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April Newsletter....Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! We were poking around the earth outside the studio this afternoon, planting some early seeds (and pulling some early weeds…), and were so happy to see the world making progress toward spring. It seems, despite everything, that the season of new hope and optimism is here at last…we’ve got the tulips to prove it! Speaking of beautiful colours emerging, we are all stocked up for Vancouver Island Fibre Fest. We’re excited to be part of this year’s Vendor Market, where we hope to meet lots of our online knitting community in person. Come to the booth and...

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Save the Date: Fibre Fest 2018

We're excited to announce that Saltwater Purls will be one of the vendors at Fibre Fest this year. We'll be rubbing shoulders with lots of great folks, from designers and fibre artists based right here on the Island, to dyers and artists from the Mainland. It's a great time of meeting new friends, shopping in the marketplace, experiencing excellent workshops, and getting a look at what's hot right now. Keep an eye on the official Fibre Fest 2018 website for more information, and to register for workshops. Hope to see you there!

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February: Time to think about you

If you’re a knitter, you’re a giver. During the last few months of the year, you probably spend hundreds of hours -- and all your skill -- creating for those you love. Small, last-minute sweets are cast on in those few weeks leading up to the holiday, when free patterns abound for ‘thick and quick’. When the last mug cozy, or wristwarmer, or sock is bound off in late December, we all breathe a little easier. For us knitters, January is a time of rest and recuperation. It’s time to give your hands a break and browse some patterns…time to...

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