TNNA 2017 – In pictures June 14, 2017 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

Whew! We’re back home after another exciting trip to the Summer TNNA show in Columbus, Ohio. TNNA is one of the largest industry trade shows of the year where retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, publishers, and designers all come together to show and discover new products, designs, trends, and techniques.  We were on our usual mission to bring the latest and greatest on the knit, crochet, and fiber scene back to Espace Tricot – and I think we…

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Our interview with Kristy Glass is up! April 6, 2017 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Podcast

Lisa and I recorded this interview with Kristy Glass of Kristy Glass Knits on a cold, grey day in NYC at the beginning of March.  It may have been dreary outside but inside the company was sunny and warm. Thanks for inviting us Kristy, we had so much fun with you! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChz_jz50dnm5IlYn6GQHAqg –  Melissa

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5000 Follower Instagram Giveaway! March 30, 2017 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Promotions

We’re at (nearly) 5000 followers on Instagram and to show our appreciation, we’re hosting a giveaway! For a chance to win a Lykke Interchangeable Needle Set plus a fabulous Wrist Ruler, just head over there and follow the simple directions. https://www.instagram.com/espacetricot/ Bonne chance!!

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We’re on the Sweet Georgia Show! February 28, 2017 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

We recently chatted with the charming and incredibly talented Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns and today you can head over and hear our conversation on the The Sweet Georgia Show – Felicia’s weekly podcast exploring “the sweet spot between colour, craft, and creativity”.  It was such an honour to be invited for this interview and an absolute pleasure to talk our heads off with Felicia whose thoughtful questions encouraged us to reflect on our industry in a way…

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Re-cap: Dyeing workshop with Julie Asselin February 27, 2017 – Posted in: Classes, Events, Miscellaneous

Guest post by our lovely Naomi who participated in yesterday’s workshop with Julie Asselin. —– (Lisa and Julie at the “meet & greet” before the workshop 🙂  ) Independent yarn dyer Julie Asselin is clearly as passionate about her work as she is about sharing it!  Her workshop at Espace Tricot yesterday covered every step of dyeing fibre and yarn, from choosing the base fibre, to the chemical processes involved, through to the finished product. Her approach…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016! December 9, 2016 – Posted in: Books, Guides, Miscellaneous, Online store

Below you’ll find a few suggestions for all the knitters and makers in your life, including yourself!  Our gift guide focuses on notions and accessories because a fiber crafter can never have too many and yarn and project ideas are just too difficult to narrow down to only a few! That said, we invite you to browse the rest of our blog for wooly inspiration as we’re always posting new yarn arrivals and project ideas. So, here are our favourite holiday gift suggestions for 2016 (click…

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A shout-out on the Ellen Show – Achievement ‘unlocked’ for the “Gleener Girls”! December 1, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

Our friends at Gleener came to us a couple of months ago with a special knitting project in mind. They chose Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn and we connected them with Jocelyne, one of our wonderful teachers and knitter extraordinaire, to create this one-of-a-kind sweater for Ellen Degeneres!! tWitch wore it on the ellen show today and gave the “Gleener Girls” a fun shout-out! The Gleener team also commissioned matching sweaters for Ellen’s dogs, designed and knit by our fabulous…

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Murray is ready for winter! November 27, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Project Ideas

When I walked into Murray’s house this evening he couldn’t contain his excitement about having a new sweater 🙂  I wanted to measure his legs to make sure that the opening was the right size for him, however it was quite obvious that I was not going to get a dress rehearsal!  I eyeballed the opening, sewed in my ends and left it to my sister-in-law to wrestle him into it.  It’s a perfect fit and I…

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Back in stock: Box Totes from Bookhou! October 26, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, New in Store, Online store, Re-stocked

Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints on gorgeous box tote bags. These beautifully designed bags sit flat on a square base and can be left open or cinched closed with leather ties. A perfect carry-all tote, these also make elegantly simple and stylish project bags! 100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining, leather handles Approximate dimensions: H 9.5 x W 8.5 x D 8.5 in. Available in 4 of Bookhou’s signature prints. SHOP Bookhou Box Totes in our webstore. Knit Stitch…

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