We've been fans and retailers for the Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze for quite some time. Rhichard is making a trip to Edmonton in June and contacted us about making a stop at the store to meet up and have some fun! We said, "heck, yes!"
Come in and join in the fun at River City Yarns on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. Here's a quick overview of the line-up of fun events:
- 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Yarn Tasting and Ask Rhichard
- 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Magic (Trunk) Show
- 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Show and Share Photo Booth and extended hours for private shopping
Yarn Tasting! Register for this event: we'll be sampling 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. There is a registration fee for this event and everyone goes home with a special "goodie" bag.
Trunk Show! Watch as Rhichard magically turns skeins of yarn into garments and accesssories with the help of his Magic Wand and Mystical Trunk. Rhichard will talk about each trunk show sample and RCY will have project kits on hand.
Show and Share Photo Booth: Bring in your finished projects in RD yarns and have your picture taken with Rhichard. We'll make a nice photo book to post on our YouTube channel so you can be inspired over and over again!
Ask Rhichard! See sample skeins and hear Rhichard talk about his "new style of dyeing" . Ask him questions about colour and his dye processes and get an opportunity to take home a skein or two of Peppino dyed in this new style.
Men's Knit Group: We get it that guys might feel a little conspicuous in a yarn shop but we want you to feel welcome! If you're a guy who likes to knit or crochet and you'd like to hang out with other guys, we've got a group for you. And on Saturday, we've got a special guest (see above).