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Habu at Urban Yarns!

Friday, August 20th, 2010


Well, Urban Yarns is hosting yet another exciting and fabulous event: September 28th and 29th Takako from Habu Textiles will be teaching four 45 minute Japanese schematic pattern reading workshops! There will also be a trunk show where you can enjoy a “hands-on” presentation of over 30 kit garments.  We will have some kits available for sale in the store and you will also have an opportunity to consult with Takako and place orders.


What is Habu? For those of you not in the know, Habu is a textile line. I would use the word yarn here, but Habu seems to be something a bit more than yarn, hence the term textiles. Habu makes their ‘yarns’ from fibres I never would have thought possible. The one I am most intrigued by is the combination of stainless steel and silk. You would think this combination would be scratchy and strange but it’s shimmery, soft, and beautiful. Habu also makes yarns from paper, cord, and ramie. Some of these fibres I haven’t even heard of before!


Habu has quite a following. Although their kits often have no pictures to accompany them, people seem to flock towards these unique designs and fibres that create truly one of a kind garments. Venus, one of our UY gals, created a beautiful tunic from one of the Habu kits and it is stunning, you can check it out at the shop if you drop on by!


The Habu Details:

Who: Takako from Habu Textiles

What: Japanese Lace Classes

Where: Urban Yarns of course!

When: September 28th from 1-2 and 4-5 and September 29th 12-1 and 3-4

The cost of a class is only $10.00 and there are only 12 seats available per class so give us a call and reserve yourself a seat!

Who is Kaffe Fassett?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010


Some (but probably not too many of you) might be wondering who Kaffe Fassett is and what all the hubbub is about. Well, let me tell you because Kaffe is coming to town!  Urban Yarns and The Cloth Shop (a lovely little shop, just down the block from UY. I’m not much of a quilter but I never leave there empty handed….) have joint ventured to bring Kaffe Fassett and his partner Brandon Mably to give a talk and a workshop. Anyone with a love of colour should not miss this opportunity to hear Kaffe speak or to learn from Brandon in his workshop.

The name Kaffe Fassett has long been a staple in the world of knitting and quilting. He is best known for his colour and design work which has gained such popularity he is even the subject of a one man show! Kaffe’s revolutionary colour combinations have spawned lines of yarn and fabric and several books on the subject. He is a man of simple designs that show off the beauty of his unique colour combinations. His book Kaffe Knit Again is in the shop and it’s quite the inspirational book to flip through.

Brandon has been working with Kaffe for many years now and shares his love of colourwork. While Kaffe’s talk will focus on elements of design, the workshop will have demonstrations and instruction on the Fair Isle knitting method with up to 12 colours at a time! This is a once in a lifetime chance to see and work with 2 very talented men.

The talk with Kaffe will take place on Friday, October 1st from 7:30-9:00 at the UBC Golf Club, and the Persian Poppy Workshop is Sunday, October 3rd from 10-4 with a break for lunch (which is provided). Give us a call to sign up for these events. Tickets are selling fast so snap up your tickets in a hurry!