Store Events

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

Patchwork Duffle SAL

March is National Quilt Month! To celebrate, we're making the Patchwork Duffle Bag by Knot & Thread.

This bag has two size options, and can be made in a solid or patchwork version. It's the perfect opportunity to use your favourite fat quarters, a layer cake, or all the scraps that you've been saving!

When: begins Thursday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm EDT
Where: YouTube
Price: FREE!

Sew Shevaun Trunk Show

March is National Quilt Month, and we're celebrating the all month long with quilty events!

On March 25th & 26th, we're welcoming Sew Shevaun to our store for a trunk show. She makes the most delightful quilted pouches and organizers, perfect for taking your sewing and knitting on the go.

We will - naturally - have cupcakes from Batter Up Bakery to snack on!

When: Saturday, March 25th from 11:00-5:00 & Sunday, March 26th from 12:00-5:00
Where: Fabrications Ottawa, 1677A Carling Ave.

Fabrications Birthday Celebration

Help us celebrate Fabrications 6th birthday - with fabric, fibre and fun!
Join us in-store on Saturday, April 1st. There'll be a "Spin to Win" wheel, and one lucky customer will win 50% off their order! There will also be loot bags for the first 50 people, and of course - cupcakes!
When: Saturday, April 1st, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Fabrications Ottawa, 1677A Carling Ave.
Price: FREE

Ranunculus KAL

The Ranunculus Sweater is one of our favourites, for good reason! Knit on a large needle, this beauty knits up quickly using a variety of yarn weights. We have seen so many versions, with varying sleeve lengths and styles. Make a warm and cozy one using DK weight yarn, or choose a mohair to create an open, ethereal fabric. Join Emily and Caitlin in as they chat about all the options and modifications, to help you knit your own!

In addition to sharing knitting tips and tricks and answering your questions, you'll learn all about:

  • choosing your yarn
  • choosing your size
  • cast on options
  • top-down sweater basics (order of construction, separating for sleeves, etc.)
  • reading knitting patterns and keeping track of stitch counts
  • combining different increases and decreases for textured patterns
  • different sleeve options
  • ribbing and bind off methods
  • blocking other finishing techniques

You will need:

  • 400-1000m of fingering weight yarn (depending on size, length of body/sleeves that you choose). We recommend choosing a solid, semi-solid or lightly speckled yarn so the pattern is more visible.
  • 6mm (10 US) circular needles, 16” and 24” or longer for body, and set of DPNs for the sleeves
  • 5mm (8 US) needles 16” and 24” or longer for neckline and hem, and a set of DPNs for sleeve cuffs
  • 5 stitch markers that will fit your needles
  • tapestry or darning needle

A note on yarn: the original pattern calls for the equivalent of a fingering weight, and notes that thicker yarns can be used, which will alter the “degree of transparency” of the fabric. We will discuss this during the KAL, but suggest looking at finished projects in Ravelry to see what the sweater looks like when knit with different yarn weights.

When: begins Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00 pm EDT
Where: YouTube
Price: FREE!