Kingston, ON: Anwyn Studio, a local yarn shop specializing in hand-dyed artisan yarns, spinning fibre and fibre arts classes, is celebrating its grand opening at 105 Mowat Ave in Kingston this weekend, Nov 9 and 10.
“Anwyn Studio is a place to come and slow down, to sit and create, to share knowledge and to learn. It’s a place where local fibre artists can share their craft, and independent artisans can retail their work,” explains Meriel Taylor, the owner of Anwyn Studio. “The fibre arts are of such a tactile nature that having the ability to touch and feel the wool is extremely important,” adds Taylor.
To celebrate its grand opening, Taylor has invited Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company to open its yarn truck at the studio for three weekends in November (Nov 9, 10, 16, 23). Joan Sharpe (aka Purlin’ J) owns and operates the truck and offers a carefully curated collection of yarns, knitting needles, notions, books, and patterns for sale. The truck, nicknamed “Lil Dorothy,” is featured in the latest issue of Vogue Knitting.
“The yarn truck is a unique twist on the traditional yarn shop, while the studio is a warm and welcoming place to learn new fibre arts skills,” says Sharpe. “They complement each other.”
Anwyn Studio is offering “Knitting for Newbies” classes, as well as intermediate knitting and beginning needlefelting classes most weekends in November. Each class is $35 and includes a voucher to shop for needed materials at either Anwyn Studio or the Purlin’ J’s yarn truck.
When Taylor is not at the studio, she is at home spinning, taking care of her chickens, and tending to her dye garden.
Parking is available at the studio. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/AnwynYarn.
(613) 766-1422 studio