Monday, January 2, 2012

Knotty By Nature

Today, I checked out the grand opening of one of my favorite LYS (local yarn stores) in their new location. They used to be on Government between Herald and Chatham St, but are now located in Fairfield (1704 Lillian Rd) just past the Ross Bay cemetery.

Knotty By Nature was conceived by Stephanie and Ryan a few years ago. I remember meeting Stephanie for the first time through a mutual friend. You can tell that they truely love fibre and fibre arts and are excited about sharing that love with the community around them.

I was so excited about checking out their new location. The moment I walked through the door I was enveloped with the warm smell of cedar used in shelving and accents throughout the store. The store is divided into two rooms, the front for consignment sales and classroom space, the back for the traditional yarn store fare: yarn, fibre for spinning and dyeing, notions, and books.

One of the things I love about fibre arts is the tactile experience involved, and KBN does not disappoint! Check out those cool shelves made out of coloured yarn! I always love going to KBN to see interesting ways they present their fibre and all the locally handmade goods.

I'm sure they'll be an awesome addition to the neighbourhood. If you're ever in the area, I encourage you to stop by, even just to see the shop and experience the warmth of the store!

Congrats Stephanie and Ryan!

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  1. Great photos, thanks for sharing! I don't know when I'll get down to check out the new shop, so I appreciate the sneak peak.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I haven't had a chance to wander over to that neighbourhood, so it was great to see it from your point of view!

  3. Glad you enjoyed the pics ladies - I couldn't resist heading over on the one day I had left with hubby at home to watch the baby. Though I must say, the store is spacious enough to wheel a stroller around - a definite bonus!