Friends of the Guild

These stores, organizations, and individuals either have supported the guild through advertising and teaching, or are connected to our members based on their shared passions. Please keep us informed of any changes.

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All Strung Out Fine Yarns is Ontario’s premier source for fine knitting and crochet yarns.  Focusing on natural fibres, they pride themselves on being at the heart of Guelph’s vibrant crafting community. Classes, private instruction, knit-alongs, and several knitting groups each week.

Bead FX in Toronto sells both online and in person. They have a wide variety of beads and classes, including bead making. A discount is available to guild members if you show your membership card (in person). Contact them several days before ordering if you would like the discount applied to an online order.

Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild Guelph (C.E.G.G) is a teaching guild open to anyone interested in traditional and contemporary forms of embroidery. The aims of the Guild are to build on the heritage of embroidery by refining needlework skills, to promote creativity while encouraging the interplay of ideas among members, and to extend awareness of embroidery to the community.

Creekbank Sewing Machine Shop in Mount Forest has machine, classes, and fabric. Guild members get a 10% discount if they show their card.

FabricLand sells fabrics, patterns, thread, notions and needles. The staff there are all excellent sewers, and very helpful. They offer a student discount if you bring the supply list to prove you’re taking a class. They have stores in many cities, including Guelph. NOTE: Guelph Fabricland is closing April 14th, 2016. They are currently in a closing sale with everything between 20-75 percent off. They are looking for a new location in Guelph but have not found one yet.

The Grand River Bead Society (GRBS) is a group of bead enthusiasts who wanted to share their knowledge and inspire others about all things beading-related. It is a non-profit, volunteer group of people who share an abiding love of, and an enthusiasm for, beads, beadwork, and related jewellery-making skills. They are a member of the Guelph Arts Council. The organization has become a thriving arts community that includes beaders, stringers, wire-workers, metalsmiths, glass bead lampworkers, fiber artists, polymer and metal clay artists, and others who incorporate both novel and traditional materials and techniques in their work.

Herrschners, is a catalog company and has been in continuous operation for 116 years! Their head office is located at 311 Frederick Street, Unit 3, in Kitchener. They used to have a retail store on Victoria Street.

Kloepfer Custom Framing and Gallery, 18 Paisley at Norfolk, are experts in all stages of stretching and framing a wide variety of textiles and needlecraft projects.

Len’s Mill Store is, well, you just have to see it for yourself. They sell a wide variety of fabric, patterns, notions, yarns, and needles. Remember to look high for their quilt display. They are in many cities, including Guelph.

Library at Bullfrog Mall has a Knit’n’Lit group that meets from 9-10am on Wednesday mornings. That’s before the library opens. All levels are welcome, and they are great at helping new knitters.

Mary Maxim is the largest mail order merchandiser of exclusive needlework and craft kits in North America and offers secure internet ordering. Mary Maxim began with hand knit designs in the early 1950s. Their retail store is located in Paris (Ontario, that is).

Michael’s Arts and Crafts sells a wide variety of craft supplies. Again, many locations, including Guelph.

Needle Gnome in Acton sells supplies for many types of needlework, including cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, knitting and crochet. They also have custom framing and finishing services, hold classes, and sell giftware items. Their site will allow you to shop, both their secure Online Shopping and our Clearance Centre (on Ebay). Renata offers a generous discount to guild members. (Bring your membership card.)

ONN (Ontario Network of Needleworkers) is a network of over 20 stitchery Guilds across the Province, which represents nearly 1,100 members.

Sew Fancy is an online and in-person craft store based in Guelph. If you can’t find a tatting needle or sashiko patterns, try here.

Sew Gorgeous is a non-profit organization that aims to provide necessary (and beautiful) clothing for children of need around the world.

Stitcher’s Place is a Canadian on-line and retail store, specializing in counted cross stitch, as well as some needlepoint, embroidery, stamped cross stitch and stamped embroidery. They are in Cambridge.

The Stitch Niche is Guelph’s newest yarn shop and is now back in business after being closed down once, we’ve returned to make knitters everywhere filled with utmost joy!

Triangle Sewing Centre sells and repairs new and used sewing machines, offers sewing classes to all ages, and sells fabrics, threads and notions. They are excellent at helping you get the most out of your machine, whether it came from your grandmother’s attic or the store’s showroom. Guelph.

UnderCover Quilts in Fergus has fabric and classes. They also offer a discount to guild members.

At Wellington Fibres, outside Elora, we raise Angora Goats and produce a number of different natural, dyed, and hand-painted yarns processed in our own spinning mill. Custom processing of natural fibres is also available.

Wyndham Art Supplies and the Guelph School of Art have been supporting local artists since 1992. They have a wide variety of supplies and employ artists and craftspeople who have worked with a wide range of media. They also have an excellent framing service.

Yarn Bird is an Arts & Crafts Supply Store in Elora, offering a selection of imported yarn and supplies.