Friday Sept 30th to Monday October 3rd at the Outdoor Learning Centre, Powell River, B.C. Canada
Our 2nd Retreat offering at this location. Our first, (pre-covid) gave us memories to sustain us and treasure through you-know-what! We feel now it’s time to regroup and celebrate. Coming together in a natural wilderness setting and sharing this experience can only enrich us. Let us know if you’re interested.
Interview @ RSCKnits Studio in Lund
Exciting day! RSCKnits Studio's first guest, Cynthia Owens - one of our top three supporters. I've posted the video interview here for you.
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Interview at RSCKnits Studio
Opening of our Lund Studio
Our Lund Studio is now open, by appointment only. You can book a time online or phone 604-485-4859. The studio is on my home property (Roisin) on forested acreage off Sarah Point Road in Lund. NO DROP INS PLEASE
It’s a new venture for Great Balls of Wool, our Powell River Store is still happening, we have our webpage, and now Lund Studio! I do have wool and yarns for sale there but my intention is to have time and space to devote to designing hand knitted products which, for those of you who know me, know that is ‘MY THING’!
Great Balls of Wool will have a table at the Lund Seafood Festival next weekend May 14th, 15th. Come visit us there! Should be a big hit given that it was cancelled for the last 2 years.
Look forward to seeing you, hearing from you, putting an order together for you. Whatever works! Roisin
Conversation yesterday in lane with friend who knit one shawl pattern many times. I commented on how her knitting skills had progressed since the first time she knit that pattern.
I shared with her that if I find a pattern I like, I will knit it several times. Once I’ve got the technical knitting details down I feel free to experiment with colours and yarns.
Different knitters follow different knitting paths. For me, experimenting is the fun part, I don’t care at all about tension and see knitting as a skill and art form rather than a craft.
Here’s what I look out at while I knit. This was yesterday, or day before. I’ve lost track of time. Belinda is at the store today 11-4pm. I’ve been working on a Butterfly Shawl (believe my 9th one since start of covid) This one is in all natural Eri Silk 99% with a thread of gold metallic through it to give some sparkle. The Butterfly Shawl has been my covid go-to. Kinda obsessing! The covid butterfly emerging from it’s cocoon, and the silk and cocoons too….you get the theme!
Since I’ve had time to knit and think and think and knit I’ve got my next project lined up. One I’ve been wanting to get to for a long time, and some of you have been waiting a long time too for me to get to it.
The long promised Bulky wool top down vest, knit all in one piece. More on this in next blog. In the meantime, please check out our re-launched webpage. We’re working hard to get all our inventory on there and easily accessible. You can buy online and click on ‘hold for pickup’ then just run in to the store and grab it. I’m also available for advice, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org – Till next time, Roisin
Glad to be greeting you with our newly relaunched website. It’s been a journey and we’re still working out glitches. I’m learning so much more about my online store my brain is exploding. It’s similar taking on a complicated knitting project pattern and having to rip it out 10 times.
Our store in Powell River is open daily (except Sunday) for the month of December. Our going forward plans are to move some of our inventory and product to my studio in Lund (more on that in another blog) and keeping a Mini Store going in Powell River at our same location for now.
Staying open during Covid was(is) an on-going challenge. We’ve ridden the roller coaster, bounced around on the waves, ebbed and flowed with the tides, etc. etc.! now time for restructuring.
I’ll be working more through our website; doing zoom classes, tba. If you’re having knitting issues, problems with your pattern or whatever, book an online consult with me right now. You’ll find it in the drop down classes menu. You have been coming to me for 11 years with knitting issues and I’ve yet to meet a problem I couldn’t solve.
Problems with our website? Let me know, like I said, glitches being worked out. Not all our product is online yet, lots of pictures to upload and and and, but we’re getting there.
Looking forward to our continued connection, in person, online, we’re happening! Lots of exciting new plans will be unfolding, stay tuned.
Destination Yarn Store – One Stop for Inspiration and Materials.
A fully stocked, wide selection, gloriously eclectic yarn, wool and fibre destination.
Ethically sourcing has been a hallmark since inception.
Home of RSCKnits Originals – one-of-a-kind, locally designed and created.
Great Balls of Wool – in biz since Nov 1, 2010
Owner, Roisin Sheehy-Culhane has been knitting most of her life. Taught by her grandmother, Rose, at 6 yrs old, her needles have been clicking every since. She has never viewed knitting as a hobby. For her, coming from the Irish tradition of ‘knitting for necessity’ it is a constantly evolving well honed skill.
Living for many years on the West Coast she has developed many of her own designs and patterns, incorporating the skills of the Coast Salish indigenous wool workers with original concepts of Australian Jude Skeers and Roisin’s own knitting visions. Stylish, artistic garments for everyday wear.
With her life experience of knitting, Roisin sees this as an opportune time to share her skills. Many classes, courses, workshops are offered at Great Balls of Wool.
This store is located on Marine Ave, main street in Powell River, B.C. in a 1930’s store built by Mme Loukes for her 5th Ave Dress Shoppe.
At Great Balls of Wool our yarns are chosen with care.
Honouring the animals who’s fleece and fibers we love
Support for local producers and artists
Priority for fair trade companies
Each individual piece represents years of skill development, design expertise, and many hours of hand knitting with love in every stitch.
Classes, courses, workshops.
Elizabeth Zimmermann, Baby Surprise Jacket, and Child and/or Adult Surprise Jacket.
Fiber Trends Felted Clog Slippers
The Lundie Hoodie, baby, child adult (a Roisin original design and pattern)
Chantal Poncho (A Roisin original)
Savary Island Clammer (R original)
Jude Skeers Circular Shawl
Coming in February, Zevolution J
ON line sockistas.