March 2010
The Needle News
The Needle Emporium

We received feedback that our last newsletter was hard to read. I'm trying a different template that doesn't have any background hoping this will make it easier.
Happy Knitting and Crocheting,
The Needle Emporium
Starting April 1, summer hours will begin in the store

Tuesday-Thursday 10-5:30
Friday noon-7
Saturday 10-4

The store will be open again on Mondays starting in September.
The Principles of Knitting

June Hemmons Hiatt
principles of knitting
From Simon and Schuster

"A word-of-mouth phenomenon since its original publication, with a passionate and loyal following, The Principles of Knitting has served as a treasured resource for an entire generation of knitters. Now completely revised and updated, this long-awaited new edition contains indispensable information for every knitter, from the beginner to the most experienced, on all aspects of the craft.

Written in clear, direct language, The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side, ready to answer any question in a comprehensive, reasoned, and informed manner. June Hemmons Hiatt includes instructions for all facets of knitting, from the most basic skills to the most advanced techniques, and offers suggestions for best practices as well as alternatives and innovations.

The Principles of Knitting provides the inspiration and instruction to help every knitter gain the knowledge and confidence needed to produce unique, beautifully crafted garments, accessories, and household items. It is the one reference guide no knitter should be without."


We have copies in the store. If you don't live close enough to visit us you can order the book from Chapters.

shepherd sock
There are seven new colours of Shepherd Sock in the store.
sonoma leaf
Sonoma Leaf Scarf from Freia Fibers. Pattern and new colours arriving next week.
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Knitter's Frolic
Saturday April 28, 2012
Don't forget to mark the Frolic on your calendar.

Market on Saturday
Classes on Saturday and Sunday

A Really Good Yarn
Julie's Blog
Blog might be a new term to you. It is like a daily diary. I try to blog every day. Posts can include pictures of what I am knitting, new arrivals in the store, knitting gossip and sometimes there will be tidbits from my personal life.

Road Construction
Wilson Street W, Ancaster
There is construction on Wilson Street in Ancaster but at the other end of town from us. Wilson Street is closed from Fiddlers Green to Halson. 

Our end of Wilson Street has no construction on it.

If you are coming from the west on the 403

Take the Wilson Street exit
Turn left on Wilson

Follow the signs for D2

Turn left on Fiddlers Green
Turn right on Jerseyville 
Turn left on Lovers Lane
Turn right on Sulphur Springs
Turn left on Wilson

If you are coming from Hamilton/Dundas or from the east on the 403 you will not be affected by the road work.
Pattern Holders
Knitter's Pride


pattern holder 

Knitter's Pride is a new company selling knitting needles and knitting accessories. We have the Simplex pattern holder in the store in both small and large.

  • This indispensable single sided pattern holder is a handy way to keep and display patterns and charts while working on a project. Useful for all knitters, but a "must-have" for lace knitters, especially
  • Convenient tool for keeping patterns close and easy to read
  • Easel back allows holder to stand upright for easy reading
  • Two extremely strong magnets keep patterns and/or charts in place
  • One extra long magnet strip also works as an indicator guide
  • Black poly-jacquard fabric is sturdy and easy to keep clean

Small Size - 25.5cms x 32.0cms (10.0" x 12")


Large Size - 25.5cms x 16.5cms (10.0" x 6")

Tent Sale
Plans are in the works for a Tent Sale this summer. Right now it looks like August but we will let you know the dates as soon as we have it booked.
Contact Us
The Needle Emporium
420 Wilson St E
Ancaster, Ontario 
L9G 2C3
(905) 648-1994
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