Trailhead Yarns! Yarn Tasting & Trunk Show


Trailhead Yarns! Yarn Tasting & Trunk Show


Trailhead Yarns specializes in dyeing yarns that are plant based and include cotton, linen, and tencel. You’ll get a chance to sample four Trailhead bases, view the THY trunk show up close and talk to Sam about her unique yarn bases and dye techniques.

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What It's All About

Yarn Tasting! Try out four different bases of Trailhead Yarn's unique and vegan yarn lineup while Sam talks to you about project choices for each yarn base. In the sampling kit, you'll get to try Cabot Trail (100% tencel, laceweight), Fundy Tides (55% cotton, 45% linen, laceweight), Badlands (100% linen, sportweight) and Conception Bay (100% cotton, DK weight).

Sam will show you all the projects from her trunk show and answer questions about fibre characteristics and dyeing. You'll leave with a new appreciation for hand dyed yarn, a better understanding of fibre choices for projects and some swatches for future projects. Trailhead Yarns will have a "pop up" shop at RCY and you'll have opportunities to purchase yarns directly from Sam and Carole. (Plus! Participants in the Yarn Tasting event will receive a $20 voucher to use on purchases of yarn from the Trailhead Pop Up shop.)

This event is scheduled to be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia: 

About Trailhead Yarns

Trailhead Yarns started selling hand-dyed Canadian wool in the spring of 2013. In 2016 a life changing wool allergy had Samantha looking for non-wool options and she quickly realised the lack of quality options. The new mission for Trailhead Yarns was created: providing beautiful hand-dyed yarns for those with allergies, living in warmer climates, wanting wash and wear as well as vegans yarns. Read more about Sam's journey here.

Please Bring:

  • Knitting needles and/or crochet hooks in sizes 3.5mm and 4.5mm.

  • Notebook/paper and pencil


  • sampling four yarn bases in THY beautiful colourways

  • a Q & A opportunity that allows you to learn more about working with cellulose fibres and dyeing

  • a $20 voucher to use for purchases on Trailhead Yarns from Sam and Carole; and

  • seeing, touching and (possibly) queueing the trunk show samples from Trailhead Yarns.

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