Hand crafted blankets, baby items, clothing & accessories.
How did you get started and what motivated you to start?
A River of Yarn has been a dream that came to fruition four years ago. It is currently a part-time yarn studio & online store. You can find me participating in many yarn and fibre shows throughout Ontario. I am always creating something new to highlight a yarn in stock. Many finished items are on display and for sale.
I love knitting the bulky blankets at the moment. They work up fairly quickly and keep you warm while you work.
All items are made in the A River of Yarn studio located east of Keene, Ontario. We are just north of Hiawatha.
How do you occupy your mind while working?
Many of the items are created while visiting with friends or watching television.
My inspiration comes from the various yarns in the studio, and what is trending in the current fashion scene.
What's the most difficult part of the process?
The most difficult part of the process is finding the time to create what I want to create. As I am still working full-time, I find it hard sometimes to set aside my making time.
Usually the last item that I have worked on is my favourite. I am always looking forward to my next project & learning something new.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
"I just love the blanket. We use it every day!"
I work as a secondary school Family Studies teacher during the day. The night time is my 'making' time.
Where else do you sell your creations? Please provide links and addresses where appropriate.
Mostly at the Artisan fair each year. My creations can be seen and purchased at A River of Yarn studio. Current part-time hours are Wednesdays 3pm - 7pm, Fridays 4pm - 7pm, and Saturdays 10am - 1pm.
Meet Tracy Minnema and buy one of her comfy creations at The Artisan Fair on November 2nd, 10am-2pm! 90 Hunter St East.