Thursday April 22nd, 2021 is Earth Day and isn’t it nice that we have more options in yarn that are eco friendly.

For crafters hoping to avoid any acrylics, 100% wool is always a great option. We stock Cascade 220 Solids which is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool and is lovely and soft. This wool is great for hats, mitts, garments and also wonderful for felting.

Another option which is free of plastics is our Cascade Ultra Pima and Ultra Pima Fine cotton. We have customers using them for many things including bralettes, which are very popular for this summer!

If you really want to go the extra step for earth day, we added Eco Paint DK to the shop a few months ago. Eco Paint DK is 100% organic wool dyed with GOTS certified products. Eco Paint DK comes in a variety of lovely colours with something to please everyone.

Eco Paint DK

Thank you for your continued support of our small, family business throughout this past year. We appreciate it very much and are happy to answer questions you have.

Happy stitching,


Earth Day 2021 (Princess Margaret Public School)


Back to school time! Love it or hate it, back to school also signals that fall is coming so fibre artists start to get very excited! We can start digging out the chunky yarns and wool and get going on blankets, scarves, hats, mitts – pretty much anything goes for this time of year (even crochet bikinis if you’re going on a beach holiday haha).

We have some wonderful yarns to give you some motivation for fall and winter and we also have the Ubuntu crochet along kits to give you something to work on weekly as of September 12th to create the beautiful blanket in small, medium or large as designed by Dedri Uys (crochet queen!). The special stitches and techniques file is already out and let’s you check your gauge and practice new stitches before start day. Shop for your own Ubuntu kit here and also check out the Clover Amour hooks which are comfortable for hours of crocheting – which I can attest to personally.

Now that your we’ve got you thinking about blankets, check out the Cascade 220 Solids. We have this lovely 100% Peruvian wool available in Hudson’s Bay colours for some very cozy winter projects. Daisy Farm Crafts has a free pat

tern on her blog for a baby-sized blanket but you could make it any size you like! If a blanket is too big a project, maybe try mittens, slippers or a scarf as those will also make great gifts. The only limit is your imagination – and when that runs out, go to Pinterest and Ravelry 🙂

If you’re looking for a one skein project that will look great for yourself or for a gift, check out the Mondial Bacio which is a soft merino blend chunky kit (it comes with 2 wooden buttons). The single skein kit makes a hat or scarf and is available in wine, royal blue or dark grey.

Last (but not least), if you’ve been a subscriber you know that I love knitting socks and I think they are great for any time of year. Socks make for a very portable project, work up fairly quickly and leave you with something usable, comfortable and warm when you’re done! We have a range of sock yarn available for various budgets in a wide range of colours. New to The Stitchery is Scheepjes Invicta Matterhorn (only $7 for a 100g ball!). Don’t let the price fool you, this isn’t a discount yarn and is a virgin wool blend from the Netherlands.

Thanks for sharing your time with me! I look forward to seeing some of your fall and winter projects!

Happy making!

~ Monika ~