Archive | June, 2016

ArtFest Kingston 1 – 3 July

29 Jun ArtFest YGK

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.
ArtFest YGK

June 25 in Lansdowne

22 Jun

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.


Odessa Car Show 11/12 June

9 Jun

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.


June 5 Pop-up at the Ambassador!

2 Jun

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!


Purlin' J's

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

Sue Schlabach

Artist, photographer and upcycler living in Vermont. Viewer of the world through eyes and lens.

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