Fibre Arts Studio, School and Store
Looms Weaving Classes Felted Bag

426 E. Victoria Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7C 1A5

Business Hours:
Tuesday to Friday
11-5pm and
Saturday 10-4pm



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Fall 2013 Classes @ Threads in Time - theme "Christmas Gift Ideas"

Summer has finally arrived in Thunder Bay, alleluia, and just in time for Fall and school.
wow! Oh well, better late than never. I have an exciting assortment of classes for the Autumn.
My theme is Gift Ideas for Christmas, so we are going to offer: 3 dimensional, non-knitted felt birds to the roster, and swarovski crystal earrings, knit-beaded bracelets, fabric bead necklaces, needle felting a picture, a knit and felted mini-purse, knit and felted double soled slippers and of course our ever popular Personal Footprint Socks and Knit 2 Socks at a Time class, along with Beginner Knitting for 8 - 12 year olds and Adult Beginner Knitting. If you would like to see photos of the items to be knit in the classes, please go on my website: to check them out.

Children's Beginner Knitting:
1 1/2 hours each session, 4 part class for 8 to 12 year olds
(limit of 4 students) Wed. Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2 & 9th, 2013 3:45pm to 5:15pm $49.00
(materials not included)
Learn how to cast on, knit a small project and cast off and sew in ends.

Adults Beginner Knitting:
4 part class for 13 years and mature children at heart. (limit 6 students)
3 hours each session, Wed. Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2013 6:30 - 9:30pm $89.00
(materials not included)
Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, do basic lace stitches, increase, decrease and cast off.

Personal Footprint Sock:
3 part class for intermediate knitters. 2 1/2 hours sessions (limit 6 students)
Sat. Sept 14, 28th and Oct. 5/13 10 am to 12:30pm $69.00 (materials not included)
You will need a copy of Personal Footprint book which is available in the store,
a set of 40 inch sock needles - to your gauge & 100 grams of sock yarn. This is a toe up sock.
You should know how to knit and purl and have knowledge of reading patterns.

Felt bird
Felted Bird (not knitted)
using wool roving One session only $29.00 Sat. Sept 21/13 10am - 1pm
(materials not supplied) Learn how to fabricate a 3 dimensional bird using wool felt and a felting needle. No knitting required. See website for photo. A great gift for any nature lover or collector.

Fabric Bead Necklace:
2 part class ($49.00 includes materials) Sat. Sept 21 & 28/13 1 - 3pm
Create a beautiful fabric knot necklace embellished with glass beads. See website for photo.
A beautiful and classy gift for a dear friend.

The store will be closed Thanksgiving Weekend from Sat. Oct 12th and re-opening Tues. 15th.

Knit Beaded Bracelet
Knit with Beads to create a bracelet:
1 session only $29.00 1 - 4pm Sat. Oct. 5/13 (limit 6 students)
Learn how to knit with beads while creating a beautiful fabric bracelet. See website for photo.
A fantastic gift of jewellery for a special someone. (materials not included)

Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings or Bracelet:
1 session only (tools supplied for class) $29.00
(limit of 6 students) Sat. Oct. 19/13 1 - 4pm Precious stone kits available in store.
Learn how to bend jewellery wire t-pins to fashion a fabulous pair of earrings or a bracelet. See website for photo. Your girlfriends, sister, mom, grandma - will adore this gift.

Knit Two Socks at a Time:
3 part class $69.00 Intermediate level (you must know how to knit a sock)
Sat. Oct. 19, Nov. 2nd & 16/13 10am - 12:30 pm (limit 6 students)
You will be learning to cast on two socks on a 40 inch circular needle and work from the top down.
Be ready to never suffer from second sock syndrome, ever again!

Felted Slippers with a double sole:
(dates pending)Felted Double Sole Slipper
2 session class $49.00 Sat. Oct. 26 & Nov. 9/13 10am - 12:30pm
(limit of 6 students) Intermediate level, must understand how to wrap and turn and make stitches.
You will learn to knit the most comfortable slippers you will ever wear. Felting demystified.
Learn how to take the fear out of shrinking something in the washing machine.

Needle Felting on a flat surface:
1 session class $29.00 Sat. Oct. 26/13 1- 4pm
(limit of 8 students) (materials not included)
Learn how to create a beautiful picture on a pre-felted shoulder bag. Bring your own design or use the one available in the purse kit. Learn how to manipulate wool fibre and yarn to create an artistic impression on fabric. Wow, someone in your life with a gorgeous bag for Christmas.

Lipstick Evening Bag:
(date to be announced at a further date)
2 session class $49.00 (limit of six students) Kits and extra hardware available.
Knit a funky, charming purse for a special friend and a special occasion in wild colours and/or with bling!
Once you have knit and felted one, you will have to make more…..

I trust that you are loving the Fall line-up. Register asap to get a space. If you pay with cash you will receive 10% off your materials.

I look forward to seeing you to help you with your Christmas and winter knitting projects.
Check out the Sale bin and randomly located discounted yarns - 20 to 50% off throughout the shop.

We are hoping to help out CBC and the Santa Claus Parade again this November. Our idea is to knit up mittens and hats for elementary aged children which will adorn the CBC float and then be gifted to 2 or 3 schools whose children are in need of warm outer wear. You can pick up donated yarn here anytime.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and friendship. Gratefully,



April 1, 2013

Spring Classes @ Threads in Time - 2013

Crochet Class w/Susan Lang
Sat. Apr. 6 & 20/13 10- 12:30 $49.00 (Beginner level)

Basic Crochet stitches. Gain an under standing of crochet structure.
You will work with a worsted weight cotton and a 5mm crochet hook.
No experience needed.

Lazy Katy Shawl w/Susan Lang
Sat. Apr. 13 & 27/13 $49.00 10 am - 12:30pm
if a 3rd class is needed the cost will be $20.00 for session. (Intermediate knitting skill required)

(pattern in Regia #613 booklet) or google Birgit Freyer; Shawl *Lazy Katy*
Learn the technique to acquire this beautifully bordered, elegant shawl.
Susan de-mystifies the intricacies of this project.

Noni Lipstick Purse w/Vicki Watson
Sat. Apr. 13th 1:00 - 4pm & Wed. Apr. 24th 6:30-9:30pm.
$49.00 (Intermediate Level skill required) Kits available with pattern/hardware and wool.

This sweet little evening bag requires some short row knitting and a bit of sewing to finish. Vicki has knit up a sample that can be seen at the shop. The pattern designer recommends vibrant, bold colours. Knit the bag, felt it and come back for the second lesson to sew on the hardware.

Knit Swirl Coat w/Vicki Watson $29.00
Mon. April 15/13 6:30 - 9:30pm

Vicki has knit this exquisite garment and has agreed to give a lecture/info session on
how to read the pattern, execute and knit it and give you short cuts on eliminating half of the yarn ends and will answer any questions that you come up with.
Please read the pattern that you want to work with so that you have an idea of the questions that you will need answered.



December 2012

Christmas Wishes to you and yours.

Thank you for your continued support of Threads in Time.
Your business makes us what we have become and for that, we are grateful. WE trust that you will enjoy peace, success and abundance in 2013.

WE have an exciting line of classes scheduled for the New Year. They are listed below. I will have, extended Christmas hours for you this week and will offer you a Boxing Day Sale on DEC. 28th. with 20% off of everything in the store, including books. 30% off on all Colinnette yarn.

WE have our regular hours this week, Monday to Saturday, Sunday we will be open from Noon to 4pm and Monday Dec. 24th we will be open from 10:00-1:00pm. WE are CLOSED Dec. 25th & 26th and will re-open Thursday 27th, 28th & 29th as usual.

We will enjoy being off Dec. 30th, 31st and January 1st. We will re-open on January 2nd, regular hours.

Friday Night Knit Drop-In Dates for 2013 are as follows:
Jan. 4th & 18th; Feb. 1st & 15th; March 1 & 15th; April 12th & 26th; May 10 & 24th; June 21st (yes, just one);
July 5 & 19th; Aug. 2, 16 & 30 - see, you get 3 here! Sept. 13 & 27th; Oct. 11 & 25th; Nov. 8 & 22nd and Dec. 6th, 2013.

Materials purchased for the classes will be discounted by 10%, excluding books.

Beginner Knitting: 4 Wednesday evenings Wed. Jan.16, 23,30th & Feb.6th 6:30 – 9:30 pm $89.00
We are also offering afternoon sessions from 1:30 - 4:30 the same dates with Instructor Margaret Duncan
Learn to knit a variety of small projects. This course will teach you casting on and off, increasing and decreasing, pattern reading, basic finishing techniques, and how to work with different yarn types. Your prime project will be to knit a scarf using 6 different stitch techniques.
Supplies needed: Bamboo or wood 4.5mm straight needles; 16” 4.0mm circular needle; 50 gms dish cloth cotton; 50 grams Sirdar Click or a dk wt. yarn for a hat; 100 gms sock yarn/scarf;
Patterns provided for class projects.

Finishing a sweater and/or finishing: 2 Saturday 1/2 day sessions 1:00 - 4:00pm Jan. 19 & February 2, 2013. $49.00
Instructor Margaret Duncan Bring in your sweater sections or at least a couple knit swatches to sew up. You will learn how to sew up a nice clean seam and also how to block your work for a professional finish.

Personal Footprint Sock Class: 3 Saturday morning classes Jan. 12, 26th & Feb. 9th, 2013.
10:00 to 12:30 $69.00 Instructor Susan Lang
Learn how to knit a sock from the toe up using a cardboard template of your foot.
Supplies needed: Personal Footprints book by Cat Bordhi; 100 grams sock yarn;
40 inch circular needle, 2.25mm or adequate size for yarn and your tension;
stitch markers. This technique gives you a perfect fitting sock.

Fiddlehead (Fair Isle) Mittens: Advanced Knitters, pre-requisite Marg's Fair Isle class
3 sessions Sat. Jan. 19, Feb. 2 & 16th, 2013 10- 12:30 $69.00 pattern can be purchased online at
This project requires dk wt. yarn, for the outer mitten and sport weight for the lining.
needles needed: 3.25mm, 3.5 & 3.75mm or the size to obtain gauge. This pattern may be knit on dpn's, or 40" circ's.
notions needed: stitch markers, a tapestry needle and waste yarn.

Newfie or Honeycomb Mittens: pre-requisite class is Basic Mitt. 3 Sunday afternoon classes 1:00 to 3:30 $69.00
Jan. 13, 23 & 30th, 2013 Pattern will be provided. You will require a worsted wt yarn, stitch holder for thumbs and a tapestry needle. You will be learning how to carry a second strand of yarn to get a contrasted mitten.

Beginner Fair Isle Class with Margaret Duncan Feb. 16 & 23rd, 2013 $49.00 1:00 to 4:00pm
(Beginner Knitting experience required)
Learn how to use two hands to knit. Learn the importance of colour dominance and how yarn placement affects the "colour effect". A pattern will be provided or you can pick one from the many offerings in the store.
Materials needed: 100gms Galway wool and 50 gms Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden yarn for a lovely contrast.
4.0mm dpn's and circular needles, tapestry needle.

Entrelac Scarf: Beginner Knitting experience is required. Sat. Jan. 26th and Feb. 9, 2013 $49.00 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor Margaret Duncan
This is an intriquing looking technique. It is a series of rectangles and triangles based on 8 stitch sections.
Materials needed: 200 grams Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn, 4.5mm needle and The Scarf Style book.  

Ravelry (the online world wide knitting community)

Join the Threads in Time group by googling and signing up to be a member (free).  An easy way to stay connected and to stay up to date with what is going on at the store.  Find out first when the sales are happening, as well as classes, special events, cast-ons etc...

It is a fascinating forum and a great glimpse into what the rest of the worlds knitters are up to.

Weekly Tuesday afternoon Drop-in 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Bi-monthly Friday evening drop-in 6:30 to 9:30 pm,
ask for a schedule.

Merchandise that you might like to check out sometime soon.

You must come in to see the huge selection of books in stock.  There are now hundreds of titles including Elizabeth Zimmerman and Barbara Walker publications which are amazing resource  books.   Lucy Neatby instructional DVD’s, excellent to increase your expertise and confidence.

We have a huge selection of Fleece Artist and Handmaiden yarn in stock, sock to sweater weight.  Trail Sock yarn is very popular as is the Scotian Silk blend.  

Rowan yarn, books & magazine issues #49  & #50 Anniversary Edition are in stock.

We have an insane amount of sock yarn in fingering, sport and worsted weight in stock.

There is a wide variety of non-wool yarn in stock  including cotton, cotton/silk blends, bamboo, a blend of milk (you read it right)-cashmere & silk, linen & soy for those of you who are sensitive to wool and lanolin.

Beautiful pewter, silver, brass, shell and wood buttons and shawl sticks and pins. 

AddiTurbo lace, bamboo and regular circular needle sets are in again, along with spare tips, coils and extenders.

Many yarn offerings on sale for between 20 and 60% off, throughout the store.


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