Archive | August, 2016

Back to the Farm August 21

21 Aug

The Purlin’ J’s yarntruck is in Bath, Ontario this Sunday August 21 at the second-annual Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival. It’s a field party with live music, craft beer, food [and yarn] trucks, and more! The gate opens at 12 pm, the first band starts at 1 pm, and it’s all over at 10 pm.

You can park for free, and there are shuttle buses available from/to Kingston. Visit the Festival website for more information.

Tickets are $20 advance and are available now online. You can also buy them in person at: Red House (downtown), Red House (west end), Brian’s Record Option, MacKinnon Brothers Brewery (Bath), or The Brake Room (Belleville). Tickets at the gate are $25. Children under 12 are free. The entire festival grounds are licensed, and wristbands will be issued to anyone over 19.

Sheep Dog Trials Aug 5, 6, 7

3 Aug

Shop the Purlin’ J’s yarntruck this weekend from 9 am to 5 pm daily at the Sheep Dog Trials!

Onboard you’ll find the debut of Purlin’ J’s exclusive limited-edition yarn advent calendar, Bling Your String bags, and more!

This annual event, held at beautiful Grass Creek Park just east of Kingston, attracts over 7,000 spectators over three days: August 5, 6, and 7.

In addition to the sheep dog trials, you’ll enjoy sheep shearing, Kingston Police K-9 demonstrations, the Ready, Set, Go flyball team, Rideau River DockDogs, and a playzone for your own dog!

See spinning and weaving demos on Friday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm given by members of the Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners Guild. The Sheep-to-Shawl Competition is Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with the resulting shawls auctioned off on Sunday at 12:30 pm.

$15 admission at the gate. Free admission for children 12 & under.
Group rates available for 10 or more. For more event information, visit

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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