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New Year and a new idea for classes

   The pandemic has been challenging, to say the least, but we have been able to adapt to all the changes so far, so we will continue. With the current covid numbers, I do not feel comfortable putting a bunch of strangers in a room together for classes. I know there are a lot of you who have been waiting to take weaving, knitting, painting and sculpting classes. I am thinking that maybe the way to go with this is to do one-on-one classes. You and me, or you and your friend(s) and me. Everybody masked. Everybody vaccinated and taking all precautions to make this a safe experience. Please contact me if you wish to book a class over the winter months. 

[email protected].

Winter is here!

    This year the shop will be open all winter long! This will make it easy for people to pick up soft, fluffy yarns and mask orders. You can also check out the fabric board and choose which patterns you want your masks made from too! If the weather is bad, please check Instagram or Facebook for an update on any changes to hours. 

The shop has a wide range of hand-dyed yarns from across Canada as well as a nice selection of sock yarns and fun yarns from elsewhere! From handspun baby bison to the yarns of Master Dyer, Rhichard Devrieze, you will find something interesting for your next project. 

There is also ​a wide range of accessories for knitting, crocheting and weaving. Need some inspiration? Buy a kit and have everything you need to start the project right in front of you. Project bags to keep everything in are also available in fun fabrics too!


Sundays 12:00pm-5:00pm

Mondays CLOSED

Tuesdays CLOSED

Wednesdays 11:00am-5:00pm

Thursdays 11:00am-5:00pm

Fridays 11:00am-5:00pm

Saturdays 11:00am-6:00pm

In the winter months the shop may be closed on storm/bad weather days, so please call to confirm if it's open in the weather is lousy. The shop is open on some holidays, but not all of them. Please check the shop's Facebook page or call to confirm.

#30 Government Wharf Road

Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

Canada B3G 1M7

(902) 463-5411


The shop now open, but you can still order online. The masks now on the website too. Over 150 fabrics to choose from! You MUST  check out all the new yarns which have been added to the shop! I can ship items anywhere, but it's more fun to come down and check out the shop in person!

Non-medical masks now available at the shop!

I have been hoarding crazy fabric for years and I'm finally vindicated! I have a wide range of awesome masks - Dr. Who, Star Wars, Walking Dead and lots more while supplies last. I also, of course, have LOTS of unicorn masks. If you are having trouble getting your kids to wear a mask, try an awesome pattern and they may want to wear it to show it off! I have adult size and child size available. I can make them two layers or three layers with an inner layer of polypropylene. Nose wire, adjustable ear loops - lots of options!

The masks are all available for purchase online-just click the link below to see what I currently have for designs.

Non-Medical Masks | The Violet Unicorn (

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