Welcome to the Needle Emporium
The Needle Emporium is now in its 32nd year of serving customers. The store is located in a historic house in the town of Ancaster, just on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. We are strategically located just off Highway 403, thus making us extremely easy to find from any direction.
Woodstock Fleece Festival
Saturday October 19, 2019
9am - 5pm
Visit the Fleece Festival website for more information
Mode At Rowan
MODE at Rowan brings quality and timeless design to the forefront and provides you with stylish hand knitwear through this season and beyond. Collection One includes 18 designs using a tonal colour palette.
First-time blockers are always amazed by the difference blocking makes to the final appearance of their knitting. After blocking, sweater parts lay flat, stitches even out, and what looked like a wild mess now behaves nicely. It’s like magic! After 20 years of teaching knitting, I’ve never grown tired of instructing my students on finishing techniques. In fact, the technique of blocking is one of my favorite things to demonstrate. I used to demonstrate blocking with pieces of carpet, but carpet scorched easily and was too thin for blocking pins to sink into. Rugs, towels and bulky blocking boards weren’t much better. Many of my students didn’t bother to block because it was such a cumbersome task. With this in mind, I set out to improve on the carpet pieces. I eventually had special tiles custom made for blocking, and the end result is my Knitter’s Block Kit.
From the designer - Andrea Mowry.
I had so much fun knitting The Shift cowl, that when the Spinsters told me they were coming out with a new worsted weight yarn, Dream State, I knew I had to make a Shift Shawl! This super fun shawl has an even larger canvas for color play! This pattern includes a recipe, to make it all your own, or row by row directions for those who want to play it safe!