Upcoming Events

Here is our list of live and virtual events: pop ups, events, and classes held at Numana Yarns, vendor shows, plus our Yarn n' Yak's on Saturdays! If you are in the area, we'd love to see you!

Pop Ups and Events at Numana Yarns

Local Yarn Store Day Pop Up

April 27, 2024, 11:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us and several fabulous vendors as we celebrate Local Yarn Store Day. More details to come.

Fireweed Fibre Pop Up

May 1, 2024, 11:00 - 8:00 pm (Open late for this popup!)

Erin & Trystan will be stopping in on their way to the HippyStrings retreat in Jasper! They have a beautiful assortment of yarn and fibres to choose from - I often treat myself to some of their spinning fibre when I see them! 

Sarah's Fibre Arts Pop Up

May 11, 2024, 11:00 - 5:00 pm

Sarah will be back with her lovely assortment of project and notions bags. She often uses upcycled fabric, so many of her items are one of a kind!

Knit in Public Day Pop Up

June 8, 2024, 11:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us and several fabulous vendors as we celebrate Knit in Public Day. Bring a chair and sit outside in the company of other yarn enthusiasts (an indoor seating area will be set aside in case on inclement weather). More details to come.

Classes

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Crocheting in the Round - Three Ways - with Susan Chin

March 3, & 10, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Crocheting in the round is a useful skill to know for items like hats, mittens, cowls and sweaters to making stuffies and granny squares. Students will learn how to join their work in the round, work in spiral rounds, joined rounds, rounds that form a tube and flat circular and square fabrics.

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Crochet Intensive: Slip Knit to Treble Stitch - with Susan Chin

March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2024, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Our beginner class teaches the basics of crochet over four sessions. This includes the foundation chain, single crochet, half double and double crochet, treble, as well as crocheting into chain spaces -- many of the ways crochet is stitched in a flat (worked back and forth) fabric. We’ll also look at ways to hold a hook and yarn, stitch tension, pattern terminology, how to read a pattern, join new yarn and weave in ends.

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Back & Forth and in the Round Colourwork Knitting Techniques - with Susan Chin

March 9 & 16, 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

In this technique focused workshop, you will be introduced to Fair Isle knitting (two-colour stranded colourwork). The instructor will cover colourwork knit flat and in the round.

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Back to Basics: Let's Learn to Spin on a Wheel or e-spinner! - with Elana Goodfellow

March 23, 2024, 9:30 - 12:30 pm
Have you looked at all those beautiful yarns in yarn shops and have really wanted to learn how to create your own? Have you bought a spinning wheel but want to learn more about how to use it to spin yarn? Do you already know how to spin yarn but need a refresher on using your wheel or e-spinner? Or maybe you just want to learn to spin for the sake of spinning! This three hour workshop is for all of you!

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Frame Loom Weaving - with Serah Hedin

March 24, 2024, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

This introductory workshop teaches both traditional and contemporary weaving techniques on a frame loom. 

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Working With Hand Dyed Yarn Chat Session - with Tammy Bylsma

April 13, 2023, 10:30 - 12:00 pm

In this chat session, we will go over the various ways that yarn is hand dyed and what factors might come into play when it is knit or crocheted when working with different styles of hand dyed yarn.

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Knitting Intensive - with Susan Chin

April ,14, 21, 28, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Students will learn how to cast-on, knit and purl, how to bind off, 1x1 ribbing and fixing easy mistakes. We’ll also look at ways to hold the needles and yarn, stitch tension, pattern terminology, how to read a pattern, join new yarn and weave in ends.

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    Vendor Shows 

    Rose City Fibre Fest in Camrose, AB (store will remain open in Edmonton)

    April 6, 2024, 10 - 4 pm at the Camrose Regional Exhibition

    This is the closest yarn show to Edmonton now that Gathering Threads (formerly the Edmonton Fibre Frolic) is no longer running

    Knit City in Toronto, ON (store will remain open in Edmonton)

    May 18 - 20, 2024, at the Westin Harbour Castle. 

    Marketplace hours: May 18 (9 am - 5 pm), May 19 (9 am - 3 pm).

    Visit Knit Social to see more information on this first time event in Toronto, including workshops, tickets, and where to stay and park!

    Knit City in Calgary, AB (store will remain open in Edmonton)

    August 16 - 18, 2024 - more info to come

    Prairie Fibre Festival in Lacombe, AB (store will remain open in Edmonton)

    September 14, 2024, at the Lacombe Memorial Centre

    Plan for a yarn and fibre filled weekend, with the fibre show that perfectly situated right between Calgary and Edmonton!

    Silver Willow Fibre Festival, Saskatoon, SK (store will remain open in Edmonton)

    October 5, 2024, 10 - 4 pm, at the Lakeview Church on 19 Glazier Road

    Join us for the first silver Willow Fibre Festival in Saskatoon! We are so excited to be going to an event in Saskatchewan again!

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    Yarn n' Yak

    Bring a project to work on, visit with other fibre lovers, and show off some finished projects. If you are taking a class on a Saturday morning, feel free to stay after the class to continue working on your project.

    Join us anytime between 1:00 - 4:00 on most Saturdays (events such as pop ups will cancel Yarn N' Yak). Please see the calendar for dates.