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Needle Arts Fair

Shop the yarntruck this Saturday, September 30 in Kingston at the 15th Annual Needle Arts Fair, brought to you by the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts. Enjoy a 15- year retrospective exhibit of embroidery work done by guild members, an exhibit of new work, a Canada 150 Challenge open to all textile artists, 20+ vendors from across Ontario and Quebec (including the yarntruck!), a display of gowns and hats by the Kingston Historical Costume Club, plus door prizes and demonstrations. Visit www.quiltskingston.org/cgna/ for more information. Admission is $5. Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMWhere: 56 Francis St., Kingston (Seniors Centre)

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Picton August 3

Shop the yarntruck on Thursday August 3 in Picton, Ontario, at the 34th Annual Prince Edward District Women's Institute Art & Craft Sale! New onboard the yarntruck you'll find Purlin' J's exclusive hand-dyed sock yarn from Kingston's own indie-dyer, Happy Cat. Inspired by Purlin' J's colours, it's appropriately named "Lil Dorothy". Only a hand-ful of skeins are available!  Plus locally-made and ready-to-dye sock blanks, sock boxes from Fibreyla, and new stock from Lichen & Lace!   While at the Women's Institute Art and Craft Sale shop from over 200 vendors who will be selling everything from crafts, stained glass, paintings, clothing, hats, wood products, and outdoor furniture, to wind chimes, pottery, jewellery, soap, toys and more! There will be lots to eat...

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Portsmouth Arts Market

Shop the #yarntruck on Saturday 22 July! There's a new arts market here in Kingston, and Purlin' J's is there this Saturday, with lots of new goodies onboard! First off, the hotly-anticipated Purlin' J's sock blanks will be onboard. Each is literally a blank canvas, upon which you can create your own uniquely-dyed fingering-weight yarn! Learn more about how sock blanks work here. Plus, you'll have lots of Lichen & Lace superwash worsted to choose from, as a new order has just arrived from New Brunswick! The Portsmouth Arts Market is in Aberdeen Park, the little park north of King Street, across from the Olympic Harbour. The yarntruck is open 9am to 5pm Saturday 22 July.

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ArtFest in City Park, 1-3 July

The yarntruck is in a new location in City Park for this year's three-day ArtFest. New onboard is Riverside Studio's single merino worsted (pictured), plus Purlin' J's own custom-engraved Kollage square needles. Try them out onboard and experience the difference! Have you seen Find Your Fade, Free Your Fade and So Faded on Ravelry? Lil Dorothy is fully stocked with lots of hand-dyed fingering so you can find your fade! Purlin' J's also has small cakes of hand-dyed speckled fingering so you can add to your gradient without having to purchase a full skein. The yarntruck is open July 1 - 3 in City Park, Kingston, from 10am to 6 pm daily. Look for the red truck, Lil Dorothy in the...

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PEC FibreFest 27 May

Tomorrow, Saturday May 27th, is the first ever Prince Edward County FibreFest, and the yarntruck will be there! Shop from dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand-dyed wool, fleece, yarns and so much more! You can take a class in felting, spinning, knitting, and button-making! And you can visit with fuzzy fibre friends including alpacas, sheep and rabbits! Plus sheep-shearing demonstrations and food trucks. $5 admission. Children 12 & under free. For more information, visit http://fibrefest.ca. A reminder that the Glenora ferry is currently on limited service. Check the schedule here: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/ontario-511/ferries.shtml#glenora

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