TorontoKnits.ca Promotes Knitting, Crochet & Fibre-Arts in GTA

Toronto, Canada, October 29, 2014 — Local digital interactive boutique, Primordial Soup, launches TorontoKnits.ca, the go-to website for GTA and surrounding area knitters, crocheters and fibre-arts enthusiasts. TorontoKnits.ca boasts a curated Business Directory, Events Calendar, and regional Classifieds.

The website’s directory features a freemium subscription model, ensuring listings are accurate and reliable. Yarn stores, yarn producers, artisans, and other fibre-arts related businesses and community organisations are encouraged to register for a free listing. The curation includes verification of the business’s operations which, according to Primordial Soup, will ensure that businesses listed in the directory are still operating, therefore making the directory the go-to place for anyone looking to visit a local yarn shop (LYS), or hire a local artisan. “Too many times, I’ve looked up a yarn shop on Google Maps, or some of the other knitting directories, visited the location, and found the store was no longer in business. I’m really interested in providing a reliable resource for this information – whether close to home, or while on the road,” says TorontoKnits.ca’s founder, Christina Vinogradov.

TorontoKnits.ca is also home to a collaborative Events Calendar, where any GTA-based LYS or community organisation can promote events such as knitting / crochet classes, socials, craft fairs, art shows, or other creative festivals that will include sections for the fibre arts, sales that LYS’s or local artisans may be hosting or attending, and more. (Organizations that may wish to list events and not have a Directory Listing should contact info@torontoknits.ca.) Potential attendees can subscribe to the Calendar, and get notified of new events as they are posted. Knitters can finally, keep tabs on the community all in one place!

Rounding out the offering, TorontoKnits.ca features a Classifieds section, providing access to nearby buyers looking specifically for knit notions, crochet hooks, tatting accessories, unused yarn, pattern books and magazines, finished knit goods and more. Like the Directory, basic listings are free, with paid listings available to those looking to boost their ad.

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About Primordial Soup
TorontoKnits.ca was produced by Primordial Soup, a Greater Toronto Area digital interactive boutique. Founded in 2011 by partners Christina and Michael Vinogradov, who combined have over 30 years of experience in digital interactive design and development, the company delivers interactive products for niche markets and select clients in Canada, and internationally. Find out more at PrimordialSoup.ca.

The Inspired Knitter's Introductory Post

Hello, and welcome to The Inspired Knitter – the TorontoKnits.ca blog!

I figured I’d kick off this blog with a post about the types of content I intend to feature here. With a mandate specifically around catering to knitting, crochet and fibre/needle arts enthiusiasts in Toronto and the GTA, the focus of the content of this blog will typically be around local artisans, events, businesses and people. Once in a while, I may branch out to include international or worldwide posts, but that’ll be rare.

Through The Inspired Knitter, I intend to reach out to and interview leaders in the community who, for example:

  • run local yarn stores
  • teach knitting, crochet and other fibre/needle arts courses, classes and workshops
  • design patterns
  • run knitting publications, either independent or otherwise
  • run stitch ‘n bitches, or clubs
  • run local related events
  • produce fibre/needle artwork
  • run local related charities

I will further supplement the blog with event and store reviews, links to knitting news, posts to get the creative juices flowing and, of course, updates to the TorontoKnits.ca website. I’d also like to implement guest blog posts from local artisans who have anything to say on the craft – perhaps a tutorial on a new technique, an opinion piece on the state of knitting in the city, or anything else they may have to say with regards the industry in our fair locale.

Before I sign off, I’d like to encourage all visitors (yes, that means you!) to email me at blog@torontoknits.ca with any suggestions for articles you’d like to see, or stories you’d like to post as a guest on our blog.

Thanks, and I look forward to building a helpful, in-depth resource for all of you voracious Toronto crafters!