Departures from Kingston and Brockville

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Knitters and fibre-lovers! Saturday, August 20 2016 is the day we TWIST again! This year Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. is offering a day trip so you can relax and enjoy the ride! Board the coach in Kingston or Brockville (you can knit while someone else drives!), arrive at the arena in Saint-André-Avellin for the annual TWIST Fibre Festival, then shop from over 125 vendors, take an afternoon workshop (separate registration required), have a break at the Foodie Fair, and then snooze on the coach back to Brockville/Kingston! Your ticket includes:

    • A return one-day journey from Kingston/Brockville to Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec, in a chartered coach with a washroom on-board, and plenty of space for all your purchases!
    • Your admission to the Festival
    • Ample time to shop over 125 yarn and fibrecraft vendors under one roof
    • Time to have lunch at the Foodie Fair
    • A textile art exhibit with a modern twist
    • A goodie bag for every passenger!
    • Prizes!

“Lots of fun on the bus ride — venue and vendors were great!”    

“Well organized, lots of fun, and, of course, GOODIE BAGS!”

                                                           —2015 Toronto Knitters Frolic coach passengers

TWIST is an annual event that serves as a showcase of the fibre world and is intended for the general public, enthusiasts, fibre producers, fleece animal breeders, artists and artisans, and professionals and semi-professionals!

The price per person is $80+ HST including admission to the Festival.
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The Details: The bus departs Kingston at 08:00 sharp Saturday, August 20 2016 from the “Toys R Us” parking lot at Midland Ave at Princess Street. (Park your vehicle in the SW corner of the parking lot.) Please arrive by 07:45 for check-in. The bus departs Brockville at approximately 08:55  Saturday, August 20 2016 from the Food Basics parking lot off Jefferson Drive (at Stewart Blvd, behind Tim Hortons). The bus departs Saint-André-Avellin from the arena at 17:00 sharp the same day. The bus is scheduled to return to Food Basics in Brockville at approximately 20:00 and at Toys R Us in Kingston at 20:55 Saturday night. Every passenger receives a goodie bag and a door prize ticket! If you wish to enrol in a Saturday afternoon (12:00 to 17:00) workshop, please register yourself directly on the TWIST workshop page.  Don’t forget your knitting for the journey!

Refund Policy: This trip is non-refundable after August 5, 2016.

ArtFest Kingston 1 – 3 July

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Come see what’s new onboard the yarntruck this weekend at Kingston’s annual ArtFest in City Park!  The Purlin’ J’s yarntruck is open all three days: July 1 – 3. Look for Lil Dorothy near the Barrie/King edge of the park in the same spot as previous years.

ArtFest features 150 artists and artisans from across Ontario and Quebec for THREE days starting Friday Canada Day, Saturday and Sunday. Walk the shady paths throughout the park and enjoy outstanding pottery, glass, and wood pieces, jewellery, gourmet food, live music, art workshops, live outdoor theatre, poetry and more! NEW this year is a craft beer and wine area!

Yarntruck hours are 10 am to 8 pm on Friday, July 1, and 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3. Visa, MasterCard and cash accepted. Two ATM machines are onsite.
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June 25 in Lansdowne

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See you Saturday, June 25 in Lansdowne, Ontario for the Lansdowne Textile Festival! Spinners, weavers, rugmakers, quilters and other fibrecrafters will demonstrate their skills, and you can shop from lots of vendors, including the Purlin’ J’s yarntruck!

Onboard this weekend you’ll find a new batch of Riverside Studio’s sock yarns in either single or plied. Lots of gorgeous colours for your summer sock knitting!

The Festival is at the Lansdowne Community Hall (1 Jessie Street) from 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission! Lunch is available for purchase.

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Odessa Car Show 11/12 June

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Shop the yarntruck over two full days this weekend at the Odessa Fairgrounds! The Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada (Upper Canada Region) is hosting the 43rd Odessa Car Show this weekend, June 11 and 12. In addition to the dozens of vehicles on display, there’s a flea market, craft sale, and canteen!

NEW onboard the yarntruck is Lichen and Lace‘s hand-dyed superwash merino worsted-weight yarn. Lots of yummy colours to choose from!

The yarntruck is open all day Saturday and Sunday. The Odessa Fairgrounds are 10 minutes West of Kingston, Hwy 401 exit 599 South (County Road 6). Public parking is off Shane Street. Admission is $3 and children 12 and under are free.

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June 5 Pop-up at the Ambassador!

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Just announced! Shop Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. in the west parking lot of the Ambassador Hotel (1550 Princess Street in Kingston) this Sunday, June 5 from 11 am to 3 pm only!

See you then!

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Kingston Scottish Festival 28 May

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Your next opportunity to shop Purlin’ J’s yarntruck is this Saturday, 28 May at Rideau Acres in Kingston for the annual Scottish Festival! A full day of pipers, drummers and dancers. The day culminates with the much-anticipated mass band competition!

Food and Beer tent! Kids zone! Free Admission. Parking Charge of $5/vehicle.

The yarntruck is open 9-5. Visa, MasterCard and cash accepted. Gift certificates available.

Lang may yer lum reek! (May you live long and stay well!),
Purlin’ J

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The Day of the Pig! 22 May

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The yarntruck is making its return on Sunday May 22 to our friends at Seed to Sausage in Tichborne, Ontario, near Sharbot Lake.  This year marks the fifth-year anniversary of The Day of the Pig, a full-day festival of fun, food and friends! Enjoy roast pig, top chefs, music, bubbly (and non-bubbly) beverages, an artisan market (including the yarntruck!), demonstrations and more! Come prepared to stay for the day; there’ll be tables and chairs but bring your own chair for best results!

The yarntruck is open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday May 22. Credit cards accepted. 12821 HWY 38, Tichborne (Sharbot Lake).

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The Tett 7/8 May

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Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! This weekend, May 7 and 8 marks the return of the Purlin’ J’s yarntruck, Lil Dorothy! I hope to see you at The Tett Centre in Kingston for the Mother’s Day Arts Expo. It is a weekend full of music, dance, unique arts, and delicious food and fibre!

The yarntruck has lots of gift ideas for mom, including gift certificates! And new this season is Purlin’ J’s ability to sell digital patterns to you onboard, thru Ravelry’s In-store Program. Come and see what’s new onboard!

Yarntruck hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

imageThe Arts Expo is open Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 5pm both days.

The Arts Expo features an art show and sale, open studios, guest artists, Sunday brunch by Desert Lake Gardens in the Malting Tower (Two seatings; 9:30 and 11:30) and much more.

Participating Tenants: KINGSTON ARTS COUNCIL / KINGSTON HANDLOOM WEAVERS AND SPINNERS / KINGSTON LAPIDARY & MINERAL CLUB / KINGSTON POTTERS’ GUILD / KINGSTON SCHOOL OF DANCE / MODERN FUEL / CREATIVITY STUDIOS / JOE’S MILL / JUNIPER CAFE / JUVENIS FESTIVAL

 

 

 

Knitters Frolic Day Trip

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imageKnitters and fibre-lovers! Saturday, April 30 2016 is the day we Frolic in Toronto!  Once again, Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. is offering a day trip so you can relax and enjoy the ride! Board the coach in Kingston or Belleville (you can knit while someone else drives!), arrive at the Japanese Cultural Centre for the 19th Annual Knitters Frolic, and for a $7 admission fee, shop from over 50 vendors, take an afternoon workshop (separate registration required), have a break at the Frolic cafe, and then snooze on the coach back to Belleville/Kingston! Your ticket includes:

    • A return one-day journey from Kingston/Belleville to the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto in a chartered coach with a washroom on-board, and plenty of space for all your purchases!
    • Ample time to shop over 50 yarn and fibrecraft vendors under one roof.
    • An opportunity to enroll in several Saturday afternoon workshops, such as Slip Stitch Illusion with Fiona Ellis (separate registration required).
    • Time to take a break at the Frolic Cafe for a snack.
    • A goodie bag for every passenger!
    • Prizes!

“Lots of fun on the bus ride — venue and vendors were great!”    

“Well organized, lots of fun, and, of course, GOODIE BAGS!”

                                                           —2015 Frolic coach passengers

 

The Details: The bus departs Kingston at 08:30 sharp Saturday, April 30 2016 from the “Toys R Us” parking lot at Midland Ave at Princess Street. (Park your vehicle in the SW corner of the parking lot.) Please arrive by 08:15 for check-in. The bus departs Belleville at approximately 09:15  Saturday, April 30 2016 from the Quinte Mall parking lot at lamppost No. 4. The bus departs Toronto from the Japanese Cultural Centre at 17:15 sharp the same day. If you are enrolled in an afternoon workshop, it will end at 17:00 so you have a bit of time to get to the bus.The bus will make a comfort stop on the way back to Kingston. The bus is scheduled to return to the Quinte Mall in Belleville at approximately 20:00 and at Toys R Us in Kingston at 20:45 Saturday night. Every passenger receives a goodie bag and a door prize ticket! Book on or before March 18 and get an extra entry to win the grand prize draw, valued at over $100! If you wish to enroll in a Saturday afternoon (12:00 to 17:00) workshop, please register yourself directly on the Knitters Frolic workshop page. Don’t forget your knitting for the journey!

Read the Knitters Frolic FAQs.

Refund Policy: This trip is non-refundable after April 8, 2016.

Clearance Sale! Sunday December 27 only!

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Sunday December 27 Only!
Yarn clearance sale! Selected yarn up to 50% off regular prices! Books 25% off! Brands on sale include:
• Zen Yarn Garden
• Mrs. Crosby
• Koigu
• Sirdar
• Debbie Bliss
• Malabrigo
• Noro
• and MORE!
Inside Frontenac Mall (1300 Bath Road, Kingston, Ontario), near Dollerama. 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday, December 27 only. Visa, Mastercard, and cash accepted. All sales final.

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"One of the coolest 'yarn stores' I've ever seen" --Vogue Knitting magazine, Holiday 2013

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