our Open Day is almost here!
Less than one week until we welcome you to Mooresburg and the entire Viola team is looking forward to sharing our workspace with you!
Click through to this page for all the info you need to plan your trip to Mooresburg, and if you have any further questions at all, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We will be happy to help you in any way we can!
Lots and lots of yarn is ready for the big day and we spent much of last week sorting, skeining and tagging in preparation. Watching everything come together is always wonderful and this year we even surprised ourselves with the gorgeous selection of yarn that is almost ready for next weekend. On this sunny Sunday morning, my entire family pitched in with tagging skeins while Lucy snoozed in the sunshine and Pitou remained focused on two bunnies outside the window.
Here’s a list of the yarns you can expect next weekend…
a big selection of these tried and true favourites:
Kits in collaboration with Kiyomi Burgin of Needle Leaf Knits
Ghostwood Mitten Kits $54
I (Emily) have been knitting the pair shown below for longer than I care to admit. The pattern is excellent. It’s really fun to knit, clear and intuitive. I continue to mess it up, which is why you can see that mitten being pulled back (for the fourth time!) only because I am rushing in excitement. Good thing we have lots of time before the winter weather returns! We brought MCN Worsted out of retirement in order to make these kits, and are so glad that we did!
115g MCN Worsted (1 skein) & 25g Mohair Lace (1/2 skein) and a copy of the pattern!
Apricite Sweater Kits $230 - $268
Apricite is one of the most perfect cosy winter pullovers that I have ever beheld. I knew I wanted to knit it from the moment I saw Kiyomi’s sketch. Shadow DK is not always available to us, but the stars aligned and these kits turned out to be beautiful! There will be three different colour options, including the original colours, shown below. The other two are a surprise! (originally published in Laine Magazine, Issue 7)
Sizes 1-3: 4 x 100g Shadow DK & 3 x 50g Mohair Lace $230
Sizes 4-6: 5 x 100g Shadow DK & 3 x 50g Mohair Lace $268
VIOLA Sock Mini Bundles $52
contain 5 x 20 g Sock Mini Skeins (75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon)
All VIOLA prices are in CAD and we will be accepting cash or credit card.
In addition to Viola yarn, you’ll also be able to shop from handwoven cloth from Amanda Rataj, handprinted and sewn bags from Bookhou, handmade Jewellery from Hedgling, locally raised sheepskins from Blacksheep Farm (their farm is around the corner from us, and I can attest to the fact that their sheep are happy and very well cared for), knitting patterns from Kiyomi Burgin and hand carved knitting sheaths by a lovely friend, Hans Peter. Each vendor is generously donating something to our giveaway, so don’t forget to fill out a ballot while you’re here! With great thanks to each vendor who is joining us, next weekend. This day is going to be so much fun!
Sweet home baking, caffeine and more nourishment will be on hand to keep your energy up and don’t forget to bring a bathing suit if you fancy a dip in the river, it’s just steps away!
In other news, our next shop is in the calendar!
Wednesday, August 14th @ 2pm EDT!
More shop update info to follow, but know we are thinking of everyone who can’t be here next weekend and we’ll make sure there’s enough yarn to go round!