"we bring knitting to life"
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 142 handmade items 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: 142 and counting!
Items Needed Now: Community Help for the winter season by using yarn provided at the store and creating something and then returning the yarn and your creation for a donation! Thank you, Alliston!
Recent Contributions: Our new total for 2023 is now standing at 142 donations! 6 HUGE blankets came in last week along with 11 more donations! Thank you all for your kind and generous donations!!!
Our GRAND TOTAL Donations History throughout the years:
2021- 1722 items donated
2022- 927 items donated
Charities we support
Childrens Aid Society
Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie
Elizabeth Fry Society
Alliston & District Humane Society