May 2022 news..

Posted by Brenda Alexander on May 07, 2022

Welcome to May! We've had a few decent days here on the West Coast, but mostly chilly evenings and lots of rain! A great opportunity to use up that stash and start new projects. 

Business news from our perspective is about the same as the last time I posted way back in February 2021 in terms of shipping delays and product on the shelf. We (and you, our customer) have had to be very, very patient waiting for things to wend their way through the still slow shipping channels.

We have lots of stock, especially of yarns and fibres we can get within Canada. We are very thankful that Brassard continues to ship to us regularly and businesses like Nordic Yarn Imports and Estelle Yarns (our wholesalers) continue to ship within Canada in a timely way. Without exception, we have a sample garment for every yarn we carry so you can see them all "in action".

We carry a lot of product from Ashford Wheels and Looms and are thrilled to be in the TOP 10 Canadian dealers for 2021 once again. Although we have seen a few delays receiving shipments, their products are always worth the wait. Rather than just selling online and leaving you on your own, any product you buy from us we've used ourselves and can give you advice and help when needed. 

There hasn't been one supplier that hasn't raised their prices over the past 12 months. Most of these increases are due to the raising price of fuel and raw materials. As a small business we can't absorb these increases so have had to regretfully raise prices on some of our core items. 

Schacht, Majacraft and Harrisville continue to have large delays (2-3 months) in production and shipping. If you're ordering something from these companies it's a good idea to check with us first before placing your order. Unfortunately we don't have the ability to have our inventory on our site, a quick phone call to us will avoid disappointment.