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Gina Brown's

107-5718 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 0E8

403-255-2200 | Website

Gina Brown's may be a misleading name for some, but for the avid knitter, cross-stitcher and general handicrafter, it is a name to know.

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What:

Store Type | Fabric/Sewing, Hobbies
Payment | Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash

Where:

Neighbourhood | Southwest
Cross Street | 57 Avenue

When:

Monday -Saturday: 10AM–5:30PM Sunday: 12PM–5PM

Profile Last Updated: May 20, 2009

The Fiber Artist
This family owned shop was established in 1970. The fiber artist can select from over 300 yarns from all over the world includes Rowan, Sirdar,Debbie Bliss, Fleece Artist, Phildar, Katia, Garn Studio, Briggs and Little, Patons and more. There are also books available as well as thousands of patterns and classes offered year round at reasonable prices.

The Goods
The store stocks all sorts of yarns, many European. The store carries an extensive selection of knitting, needlework, cross-stitching and English smocking supplies. Gina Brown's stocks a selection of how-to books for the first timer, as well as a large variety of patterns for all sorts of different hand-sewn art.

Learning from the Best
Whether you are looking to learn from stratch, get some help with a tricky project, or master the technique you've always wanted to try, Gina Brown’s has the class for you. The classes meet both on weeknights and during the weekends teaching hobbiest two-colour stranded knitting, magic ball knitting, mobius knitting, sock knitting, knitting with beads, finishing techniques and even knitting basics. Other classes include designing beaded wire jewellery, designing funky felted bags and even learning how to crochet. All supplies used in the classes are to be purchased at the store.