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EweKnit

Added by Me_1639_micro smartygirl over 7 years ago / Last Updated over 3 years ago

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Notes

Eweknit provides a social space to shop, to sit and have a coffee and to talk. We’ve made an effort to stock yarns that you may not find elsewhere – such as a range of Classic Elite, Filatura di Crosa, Indigodragonfly, Koigu, Sweet Georgia, and Zen Yarn Garden – alongside old favourites such as Berroco, Cascade, and Noro. The coffee is always hot, the sweets are always tempting, and the communal knitting table always has someone willing to help with a knitting problem and/or to talk about the events of the day.

Eweknit has its roots in the fair trade community. Claudia, the creative force behind Eweknit, learned to knit at an early age when a nun at the school she attended asked her to stay after school and to accompany her to knit. The lessons about the joy of knitting and the importance of communal activities stuck with her. Seven years ago, Claudia helped found and continues to work with a single mother’s Co-operative in El Salvador that has grown from 2 to more than 20 members and that produces about 100,000 fairly traded t-shirts every year for sale in Canada.

This emphasis on fair trade carries over to Eweknit as we try to carry, promote and sell as many fairly traded products as possible. We carry yarns from Italy that are produced by small family businesses, from co-operatives in South America, and we are especially proud of our Canadian dyers such as Sweet Georgia, indigodragonfly, Koigu, and Zen Yarn Garden, who demonstrate the beauty and creativity of our local community.

Hours

Mon - Fri:
12:00PM - 07:00PM
Sat:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
Sun:
12:00PM - 05:00PM

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Finally had a chance to check out Toronto's newest yarn shop and what a nice surprise it was. The gal who was there Saturday was warm and welcoming. Their yarn selection is amazing! If your in the Bloor/Bathurst area be sure to stop in.

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by Frida on Saturday, Aug 11 2012 at 05:05PM CDT

What a find! I was passing through Mirvish Village looking for a dress when I came upon Eweknit. I entered to see what was happening and came upon the owner (Claudia) opening a big box of Zara Wool that she had just received (oh la la, I just can't wait for payday so that I have some extra cash to splurge on this amazingly soft yarn). I hadn't seen this yarn before because my other favourite knitting store(s) don't carry it so this qualifies as the "find" of the day. The store is really, really funky with high ceilings and a communal knitting space that just exudes tranquility. There were work people around hooking up the Elektra espresso machine for the coffee bar. I know that I will be back next week to sip a cappuccino and stitch abit.

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