This coming Saturday, June 11th, Once Upon a Sheep will be hosting a gathering outside the shop. There will be some cookies and cold drinks served and we have something special for you…
Trunk Show with Bramble Ridge Hand Dyed Yarns
Meaghan Mitchell, the owner of Bramble Ridge, will be coming to the shop for the day and will have a display of her yarns for you to see. We will be carrying her yarns soon and want all our supporters to have an advanced peek at what is coming.
10% off all cotton and cotton blend yarns and PK Cardholders get an extra 10%!
As in life, change brings about opportunities. This year the opportunity before us to embrace something a little different for our annual sale, Mad About Ewe.
Let me give you some history – the first time we ran this sale it was held at night and the name “Midnight Mad About Ewe” was a take on Valentine’s Day. We opened at 8:00 pm and stayed open until 12:00 am – midnight. We wondered if anyone would show up but we decided to be optimistic and had volunteers ready. We arranged with the Baptist church across the street to allow us to use their parking lot. We had volunteers escorting shoppers across the road to our shop inside The Salvation Army Caring Place. We had coffee for the husbands who did not want to let their wives go alone at night to the shop in such a “dangerous” area.
The sale was a HUGE success and the knitters & crocheters were lined up outside waiting their turn to come in. The volunteer salespeople were run off their feet while we had hourly 15-minute flash sales. Oh my goodness! It was crazy fun! We conducted the sale this way for a few years, however, the sale eventually evolved into a daytime sale over Valentine’s Day weekend. We still brought in the same level of sales, but the pace was a little slower and not as crazy.
Now we are in a different location than we were at the beginning and it is a smaller space. Normally this is fine, however, COVID-19. Last year we were back to line-ups outside due to social distancing rules for businesses, and it was not fun for anyone. Our customers did not let us down, though, and we still had a wonderful sales total in spite of the limitations.
This year we are going to embrace change again in order to keep everyone safe , which includes our volunteers. Rather than Valentine’s Day weekend, we are going to conduct the sale over a two-week period. You will still be able to access the amazing sale yarns in the back room and everything in the shop will be on sale.
Here are the details:
Dates: February 15th – February 26th
Hours: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tuesday – Friday and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturdays
I love a good sale…especially a yarn sale. I’ll even buy a yarn I don’t even need when I see it on sale! Do you know how hard it is to work in a yarn shop and there be a sale on? Well, my stash is getting to the point where my husband dragged me away out of town so that I wouldn’t be there when this sale was on. Can you believe that???
Anyway, it’s time to clear our inventory and do we have some deals for you!
All Cotton and Cotton Blends are on sale -20% off
All sock yarns are on sale – 20% off
The following yarns will be 25% off:
Also, check our sale bin for deals 30% and up.
Sale Starts Saturday, July 21st!
*PK discount does not apply to yarns that are on sale
Just so you know, they’re going to be doing some road work on Lougheed Hwy so you may have to park at the Haney Place Mall behind the shops on the north side of the street and walk over.