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Store Events

See below for all of the store events happening in the near future.

Hack Your Sagebrush Sewalong

Patterns are like recipes; when you change them to suit your taste is when you truly make them your own! Join Katy for this 4-week sewalong as you learn to “hack” a pattern. We’ll be working with the Sagebrush Topby Friday Pattern Company. For basic sewing instruction on putting this top together, check out the pattern designer's SAL here.

You’ll learn all about:

  • Choosing fabric for your project
  • How to reduce the volume of a gathered sleeve
  • How to insert decorative trim between seams
  • How to finish the back with a button closure (instead of ties)
  • How to easily turn this top into a dress (two different options)
  • How to sew French seams for a clean finish


You will need:

  • A copy of the Sagebrush Top Pattern
  • Fabric for your project. Please keep in mind that if you intend to make a dress, you will need 1-2 additional metres of fabric.
  • Tracing paper
  • A ruler and measuring tape

When: 7:00 pm EST starting Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024
Where: YouTube
Price: FREE!

Pocket Hug Make & Take

On Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th, join us in-store for a Valentine's themed crafting session! Learn to make a Pocket Hug - a heart you can take on-the-go to remind you that YOU ARE LOVED!

No prior sewing knowledge is needed, and this craft should take about 30 minutes to complete. The cost to participate is $5, which covers all the materials you need to make one embroidered pocket hug. There will also be a kid-friendly yarn-wrapped version, which is free to make.

RSVP on Facebook (it's not necessary, but it helps us plan).

When: Saturday, February 10th from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, February 11th from 12:30 to 5:00 pm
Where: Fabrications Ottawa, 1677A Carling Ave.
Price: $5 for adults, free for kids

Fair Enough Cowl Knit-along

Brrrr… it’s chilly out there! You need a warm and cozy cowl to keep those icy winds at bay! Caitlin and Emily are back with a brand new Knit-along sure to fit the bill. The Fair Enough Cowl is the perfect introduction to stranded colourwork knitting for those looking to challenge themselves, and a great casual knit for those who’ve been around the Fair Isle block a time or two. Short pattern repeats means this project will fly through your fingers and you’ll warm up in no time!

As stranded knitting is often thought of as a more advanced skill, we recommend that you already feel comfortable knitting in the round on circular needles before tackling this project. 

In addition to sharing our own personal knitting tips, tricks, and quirks, we’ll learn all about:

  • Hw to choose colours for vibrant stranded knitting
  • Considerations for choosing yarn materials
  • Colour dominance in stranded knitting
  • How to swatch for stranded knitting
  • Adjusting the size of your cowl
  • How to hold your yarn for stranded knitting
  • How to read a chart
  • Fixing a wrong-colour stitch in a row below
  • The importance of wet blocking your stranded knitting!

You will need:

  • Yarn:
    • 100-110m of DK or Worsted weight yarn EACH in Main Colour (MC) and Background Colour (BC)
    • Our sample was knit from Tosh DK in the colour ways Oscuro (MC) and Modern Fair Isle (BC) (1 skein each). Please note, Emily cast on 132 stitches for a larger cowl and still had plenty of yarn left over.
  • Colour:
    • We will talk about picking colours for stranded colourwork in the first session. In the meantime, if you’re feeling nervous about colour choice we recommend checking out this clever blog post from TinCanKnits (especially the part about value!)
  • Needles:
  • Notions:
    • At least one stitch marker that will sit comfortably on your larger needle (optional: add extra markers in a different colour if you would like to use stitch markers to keep track of your pattern repeats)
    • Darning needle
    • A small crochet hook or handi tool to help fix wrong-colour stitches (optional)
  • Pattern:

When: 7:00 pm EST starting Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
Where: YouTube
Price: FREE!

 Amaranth Fibres Trunk Show

It's our first trunk show of the year! Save the date - more details coming soon.

When: Saturday, February 24th & Sunday, February 25th, 204
Where: Fabrications Ottawa, 1677A Carling Ave