In June 1, 2013 the doors opened for the first time realizing my dream of Alliston Yarns!
We have hundreds of colourful yarns, buttons, books, patterns, needles, indeed all the accessories needed to work with yarns adorn the walls and shelving of this adorable nook.
Hand knit and chrochet shawls, blankets, sweaters, dresses and doll clothing cover the walls. The shelves are topped with many gifts ideas including stuffed animals, wooden toys and home-made accessories. Five hat racks are kept filled with baby hats/bonnets, youth and character hats.
Our highly qualified staff have crochet, knitting and finishing classes available as well.
We are open 6 days a week.
Alliston Yarns Philosophy
Our philosophy has been to somehow give back to the community.
This is why we started a program called " Head to Toes" and Alliston Yarns in the Headquarters of this Alliston charity.
What is "Head To Toes"?
Many people have unwanted yarns, crochet cotton, needles, and crochet hooks. They are encouraged to drop them off at the store where they are picked up by caring people who manufacture items with these and then return the items to the store to be donated to Family Christmas Basket in the Alliston area.
To date, we have received 302 handmade items for the Fall and Christmas seasons from scarves, hats, mitts, socks, sweaters, headbands, ladies cowls, wheelchair blankets, blankets for babies, toys for children, slippers for adults/children
We anticipate that every year going forward will be bigger and better and appreciated all the help we receive.
If you want to donate to the cause please contact us by clicking on our contact page or call us at 705-434-0880
YEAR TO DATE DONATIONS: 302 and counting!
Items Needed Now:
Baby Boy Hats
Adult-Youth Sized Slippers
Recent Contributions: 5 Baby Hats delivered to Stevenson Memorial Hospital and also a gorgeous baby blanket from the "Head To Toes" campaign!
Charities we support
Childrens Aid Society
Barrie Out Of The Cold
Elizabeth Fry Society
Alliston & District Humane Society