Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Commissioned Handspun - "The Moors"

My friend Liza commissioned me to spin her an appropriate yarn to knit a scarf with. She needed a gift for "the man who has everything", so what better than a truly handcrafted effort.

I took my wheel down to Skookum Lake over the weekend, and sat outside with a lovely view of the lake, and spun for the better part of the day. Exceedingly relaxing and fulfilling.

It's 2 ply aran-chunky weight, 6.5 oz, 225 yards, 100% mystery wool. I call it "The Moors", as its spun from some of the same wool as "Heathcliff". Looking back over the Heathcliff post, I see that I claimed it was my favourite that I had spun to date. Liza will think that I have quite perjured myself completely, as I said the same about this one. Clearly, I've truly enjoyed the mystery wool, gifted to me by my from my friend Linda!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

A Delightful Announcement: Shabby Motley Opening Soon!

It is with great joy that I announce the Fall opening of my shop, Shabby Motley - a yarn shop, a café, and a dedicate space for showcasing an array of regionally produced goods, including handcrafts, textiles, art, and edibles.

Visit the shop, enjoy a coffee with Tuula's famous Scandinavian baking, and work on your projects.

If you wish to learn a new accomplishment, classes and workshops will be held throughout the Fall and Winter, in knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing, crafting, etc.

The online store will launch along with the storefront at

Shabby Motley will be open October 1st, barring disasters or unforeseeable mishaps, at 356 Queen Street East (formerly Frank's Food and former to that, Taste of Scandia), across the street from Fabric Land, directly next door to Algoma Bicycle Co.

If you wish to sell your products at Shabby Motley, please contact for details.