Yarn Tasting with Rhichard Devrieze


Yarn Tasting with Rhichard Devrieze


It’s an opportunity to meet Rhichard, in a small group setting; to ask questions and hear stories from his life in rural Ontario. You’ll get a goodie bag and an opportunity to try out some mini skeins of Rhichard’s beautiful yarns.

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What It's All About

Yarn Tasting! Come and join us for this fun, yarn experiment event. You will sample two of Rhichard's favourite bases: Thede (80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon) in a fingering weight and Fynn (100% superwash Merino wool) in a worsted weight. Rhichard will give a talk about the yarn, his dye process and answer questions. You'll leave with a new appreciation for hand dyed yarn, a better understanding of fibre choices for projects, some swatches for future projects and a goodie bag of little treats. We have other events happening with Rhichard as well! Check out the whole schedule here.

This event will be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't attend this event, please know that all the other events with Rhichard will be held on the main floor.

About Rhichard Devrieze

With fibre-dyeing in his genes, Rhichard's journey to master dyer and beyond has incorporated involvement in hand-spinning, hand-weaving, a line of one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, shepherding a flock of merinos, and dancing in the creation of colourways inspired by experience and imagination. Rhichard's yarns are colourful and unique. He also has a passion for French Bulldogs! If you have a minute, visit Rhichard's webpage and read about how it all started... with a Merino sheep named "Peppino"!

Please Bring:

  • At least one set of knitting needles (your favourite size). The main yarns we'll be sampling are fingering weight (2.5 - 3.25 mm) and worsted weight (4.5 - 5.5 mm), if you'd like to bring other needles along with you.
  • Notebook/paper and pencil


  • 2 hours of visiting with Rhichard Devrieze;
  • samples of two of Rhichard's yarns;
  • a gift bag with one of a kind goodies; and best of all...
  • a chance to ask Rhichard questions about yarn, dying, designs and French Bulldogs!

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $10 administration & service fee. 
    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.
    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise. 
  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact cynthia@rivercityyarns.com