Friday

Lantern Moon Knitting Bags, Hand Crafted Needles and Accessories at Stix & Stones





Introducing our newest collection of knitting accessories, bags and needles from Lantern Moon!



Lantern Moon is an eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable company with products produced in Vietnam. Every item they produce has been beautifully crafted by hand and made from the most exquisite materials.



Marilyn Needle Case For Straight + Circular Knitting Needles at Stix & Stones


Lanter Moon is highly regarded for the quality of their Rosewood & Ebony knitting needles, knitting bags and accessories.


Zip Compact For Double Pointed Needles at Stix & Stones

I invite you to visit our store to see our wonderful selection of knitting needle cases, including double point cases, circular cases, interchangeable circular cases, crochet hook cases and combination cases. 



Each of these cases are available in 3 different colours.




We received a fantastic variety of tape measures in fluffy sheep and crocheted flowers - all available in different colours.




There is a wonderful selection of knitting bags including the Lauren- Uzu bag and the Anna bag - both shown below in the available colours.


The LAUREN Bag in Natural Uzu at Stix & Stones
Lantern Moon Anna Bag at Stix & Stones

And my personal favorite.... The Knit Out Box! A fantastic and innovative idea to keep your yarn from bouncing around! You place your ball of yarn inside, weave your end through the keyhole, place the top back on and fasten to stay closed. It is fantastic, portable and collapsable so it fits perfectly into your knitting bag! It is available in 6 different colours of silk! 



Contact Stix & Stones at 705-223-8245 to order using a Credit Card. We ship to our customers worldwide using Canada Post.




Reminder! Stix & Stones new store location opens for business on Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 147 Main Street, North Bay. All other contact information remains the same.




To accomodate the move into our new store location, Stix & Stones will be closed on Wednesday, March 29, Thursday, March 30, and Friday March 31, 2011.


We apologize for any inconvenience.


We are hosting a special preview party from 6-9pm on Friday, April 01. And it is not lost on me that this is April Fools Day but this move is very much our new reality and an exciting new chapter in my life and business.


We hope you can join us!


Our new North Bay location will be open for regular business on Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 10am.




Take care and I thank you for your continued support!


Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones.
North Bay, Ontario.

Saturday

Carolyn Barnett Workshops At Stix & Stones: Button Making & Introduction To Machine Knitting.



Join us at Stix & Stones May 14 & 15, 2011 as we present two exciting workshops by Designer Carolyn Barnett.




Carolyn creates custom hand loomed knitwear on her home knitting machines and Polymer-Clay Buttons and Accessories at her studio in Kingston, Ontario. Carolyn retails her creations at craft and art shows, including the upcoming Spring One Of A Kind Show in Toronto, as well as to her private clientele and her online Etsy Store.




Carolyn also conducts workshops based on her designs and we have invited her to present the following two workshops:





Button Making Class
Saturday, May 14, 2011
10:00am to 4:00pm
$55 Per Person Plus $20 Material Fee For Polymer Clay and Tools.

In this class we will be learning how to create and design our very own buttons, pins and shawl sticks! 


You will be able to choose from a variety of Polymer Clay colours to match an already completed project or to keep for a future project! The end product is absolutely stunning and everyone's projects will turn out so differently from one to the next. 

Please visit Carolyn's blog for pictures of her previous classes at http://www.theartofwool.blogspot.com/

The tools and materials used in the class are where the "material fee" comes from and you will be able to take them home as well for future use. 

This is going to be a fantastic workshop with great colours and creativity and so many ideas to explore! 

Please bring your own lunch with you. We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. 

Seating is limited to 15 people and is acknowledged on a first come first serve basis. You must pay for this workshop in advance to ensure your spot. If you have reserved a spot and not yet paid, your spot may be given up to another student. In the event you need to cancel your space, I will provide a refund IF I am able to fill your spot. If I am inable to fill your space, no refund will be issued. 

To register for this class please call Stix and Stones at 705-223-8245 and make a secure payment over the phone with Visa or Mastercard


Introduction To Machine Knitting Class
Sunday May 15, 2011
10:00am to 4:00pm
$55 Per Person


In this class we will learn all the basics of using a home knitting machine! This class is limited to 8 people all of which will be able to use a machine for the day OR, if you have a knitting machine, please bring it with you so that you are able to learn on your own machine and so you will be able to get used to it and be comfortable using it again on your own. 


We will be making a baby sized hoodie or "sample sized" that can be used as a gift for a loved one or a sample for yourself to reference. We will be using sock weight yarn- self patterning is preferred for this project- which you may bring with you if you have some or you will be able to purchase it in my shop with a 15% discount.


There is a lot of discrimination against knitting machine as people seem to be under the impression that you're "cheating" or not really making it yourself. Well, I say we use sewing machines for making garments instead of sewing it all together by hand, so what is the difference? Spinners commonly use a Spinning Wheel, not just drop spindles. With a home knitting machine you work the machine, it does not work itself automatically. The main bonus is speed: you can make a garment in a fraction of the time and you can also create your own cut and sew fabric very quickly from a knitting machine! Especially Stocking Stitch fabric. There are alot of benefits to both machine and hand knitting and one technique does not weigh out the other. 


Machine knitting is an expansion of knowledge in this wonderful craft of knitting and a great way to move your abilities up a level!  Again, this is going to be a fantastic class and I personally cannot wait to expand my knitting knowledge with the machine! 

Please bring your own lunch with you. We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. 

Seating is limited to 8 people for this Sunday workshop and is acknowledged on a first come first serve basis. You must pay for this workshop in advance to ensure your spot. If you have reserved a spot and not yet paid, your spot may be given up to another student. In the event you need to cancel your space, I will provide a refund IF I am able to fill your spot. If I cannot fill your space, no refund will be issued. 

To register for the Introduction To Machine Knitting class please call Stix and Stones at 705-223-8245 to make a secure payment over the phone with aVisa or Mastercard.


I look forward to seeing you!




Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones.
North Bay, Ontario.

Tuesday

Stix & Stones Is Moving! Come To Our Grand Re-Opening Preview Party Celebrating Our New North Bay Location On Friday April 01, 2011 From 6-9PM!

I am pleased to announce that Stix & Stones is moving to a new retail location in downtown North Bay and we are inviting you to come to our Grand Re-Opening Preview Party on Friday, April 01, 2011 from 6pm-9pm! 



Our new address will be:
147 Main Street West
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 3W7.


Our business contact phone number and email remain the same:
Phone:  705-223-8245
email: stixandstonesnb@gmail.com





Now With Convenient Free 2 Hour Parking!
Our new retail location is located just half a block west of our current store and offers two entrances; one from Main Street and the second on Oak street directly across from the 2 Hour Free Parking Lot.


I am looking forward to the larger interior store space to display our fabulous selection of quality hand knitting yarns, accessories and jewellery.  




Our new larger retail space means more room for larger classes and workshops! Look for an exciting line up of teachers and classes to be announced over the coming months! Get ready to sharpen your skills!


Stix & Stones Grand Re-opening Preview Party, celebrating our new retail store on Friday, April 01, 2011 at 147 Main Street, North Bay! 6pm-9pm.


New store open for regular business starting Saturday, April 02 at 10am.


Our current retail store remains open for business as usual with our hours being:
•  Monday & Wednesday: 10am - 5:30pm.
•  Tuesday & Thursday: 10am - *7:30pm.
•  Friday & Saturday: 10am - 5pm.
•  Sunday: Closed.
*Join us Tuesday & Thursday evenings for our Knit Nights 5:30pm-7:30pm. 




Thank you so much for your continued support. I'm proud to serve our customers in Northern Ontario and around the world retailing the finest selection of quality hand knitting and crochet yarns, patterns and accessories!


Happy Knitting!


Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones.
North Bay, Ontario.

Saturday

New For 2011: Berroco Flicker at Stix and Stones

New for Spring 2011 is Flicker from Berroco!


Intended for a Fall release, Berroco was so excited about this new yarn they decided to start distributing Flicker now. And we couldn't be happier!


Berroco Flicker is a gorgeous chainette style yarn made of the softest Baby Alpaca in natural shades, with tiny metalic filament threads in either Silver or Gold, creating a subtle effect which is soft to the touch.

Nansen

Flicker lends itself to classic accessories and garments in shades that will last a lifetime. And that subtle touch of metallic thread is so charming!

Loken

Toren
Unique pattern designs are a trademark of Berroco designers Norah Gaughan and Cirillia Rose, and 6 Free Patterns accompany the release of Flicker, available from the Berroco website.

Viveca

Contact Stix and Stones to order Berroco Flicker using a Credit Card at 705-223-8245 or visit our retail store in downtown North Bay.

Bringing you the finest selection of hand knitting yarns and accessories in Northern Ontario, we hope to see you at Stix and Stones in North Bay soon!

Happy Knitting.

Ms. Rae Brenne.