Clothing Drive for Lanark County Interval House June 15th, 2019

June Knitting classes

Lambs Down Park Festival 2019

Come out on Saturday, June 15th from 9 am - 3 pm and join us for the Lambs Down Park Festival

Horse-drawn wagon, Craft Market and so much more!


Interested in Needle Felting classes?


Lambs Down Park Festival

Come and celebrate 100 years of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers!!!!

Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 9 am - 3 pm

Enjoy sheep shearing, goat yoga and much more!! 


Fashion Show to help Celebrate Richmond's 200th Birthday!

Saturday May 19th at 2:00 pm join us for a fashion show fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Canada. 

Featuring clothing from The Real Wool Shop.

A light lunch and dessert will be served.

Tickets are $20

Door Prizes!!

Contact Jeanne Parker for tickets or more information 

613-863-8730 or email


St Mary's Fashion Show in Carleton Place

Festive Fashion Show!

Presented by St Mary's Parish Catholic Women's League

Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 4 pm at the Parish Hall 28 Hawthorne Ave in Carleton Place

Tickets $20  

Please contact MJ Walsh 613-253-0477 or the Church office 613-257-1284

Tickets also available at the Real Wool Shop, stop by today!

National Women's Show in Ottawa Oct 21-22

Find us at The National Women's Show - EY Centre near the airport - Ottawa Oct 21st - 22nd  

We are excited to have you be a part of the 26th Ottawa National Women's Show! This event is going to be fantastic with so many amazing exhibitors and exciting features to draw your demographic to the show.

Check out all the new and fabulous fashions the Real Wool Shop has to offer.

Saturday, October 21 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 22 10:00 am - 5:00 pm for more info.


15th Annual Bed Pan Classic Golf Tournament & Auction!

The Ultimate Golf Tournament You Won't Want to Miss!

15th Annual Bed Pan Classic Golf Tournament & Auction!

Join us at the Canadian Golf & Country Club for the Ultimate Crystal Anniversary event you won't want to miss!

This is a fun and entertaining networking event with all proceeds supporting the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation which purchases vital patient care equipment needed at the Hospital with the funds raised from this event.

On behalf of all the patients who directly benefit from your participation and support, THANK YOU!

15th Annual Bed Pan Classic Golf Tournament & Auction
The Real Wool Shop is donating a Gift Card towards this event that can be used in the store for anything your heart desires. 

For more information & registration please visit: or The Canadian Golf & Country Club

For more information on becoming a sponsor or to donate an auction item, please contact


Spring Fashion Show in Carleton Place

High Tea & Fashion Show

Presented by St. Mary's Parish Catholic Women's League

Location: St. Mary's Church Hall
28 Hawthorne Ave, Carleton Place

Date:  Saturday May 13th, 1 - 3 pm

Tickets: $20 each

Contact:  MJ Walsh 613-253-0477
or Paula Timmons 613-257-2733

Just some of the things that will be going on that day

  • Bake table for your sweet tooth
  • Door prizes
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • and of course new spring Fashions 

St. Mary's Fashion Show in Carleton Place May 3rd



Spring Fashion Show & Lunch

Let's be Fabulous!

Spring Fashion Show & Lunch
Wednesday May 3rd

Venue: KS on the Keys  - 1029 Daze St, Ottawa
- just off Bank St at South Keys, across from the movie theatre

Time: 12:15 pm start
Open seating, first come, first served so get there early for the best spot!

Cost: Special Fashion Show menu $25 / with dessert $28

RSVP: one week prior to event 613-521-0498

Parking: Free!

Door prizes!

Have lunch with a friend and enjoy the latest fashions for spring and summer for her and him!

Reserve your spot today, don't wait til the last minute. 

Yarn Tasting, curious?

Like to try new yarns?

Then this event is for you!

Think wine tasting… but instead of wine, you’ll be trying different yarns featuring Estelle Yarns!



It’s a fun way find out what you like, don’t like, or love and it’s also an excuse to enjoy the company of other fibre artists.

Space is limited so RSVP today! or call 613-257-2714

Yarn Bombing Event - Summer 2016

Yarn Bombing Event in Carleton Place this summer!

Yarn Bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk, and it’s also an excuse to enjoy the company of other fibre artists!

Taking place at the Real Wool Shop and the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum, 267 Edmund St. Carleton Place

Drop off your finished sampler at the Real Wool Shop or the Museum,

  • any SIZE
  • any yarn
  • any colour
  • any design
  • your imagination is the limit

If you want to help stitch this together, great, just let us know!

We will also be yarn bombing this summer at the Real Wool Shop . . . ask us about it!

Check out the Facebook Event 

Here's a few samples pictures I found online - have fun!

yarn bombing yarn bombing 


World Wide Knit in Public Day 2016 - Knitted Knockers of Canada!

The Real Wool Shop has teamed up with Knitted Knockers of Canada for World Knit in Public Day - June 18th!

Please join us on June 18th at Lambs Down Park Festival to Knit some Knockers for a great cause.

Estelle Yarns has donated kits (yarn & pattern) to be given to the first 20 participants!

Bring your 4.5 dp needles (recommended) and a chair or blanket. CP BIA is donating a tent for this event.

Let's Knit some Knockers in Public!


Check out the pictures from our event on our Knitted Knockers page


Knitted Knockers of Canada  World Wide Knit in Public Day

We now carry the recommended yarn as well. It is called Ultra Pima and it knits up beautifully soft. You can see/purchase the colours we have in stock.

We will have a crafts person to help with all your questions or you could be the one giving advice to a "new to knitting" person. They come in all age groups from the very young to the more mature crafter.

Contact us for more info

Lambsdown Park Festival 2016

Hey Ewe! 

Bring the family on June 18th to 142 Franktown Rd in Carleton Place for a fun filled day. 

Lambsdown Park Festival 2016 at the CCWG in Carleton Place Ontario

This is a non-gated event and is FREE to enter the grounds and FREE parking. Demonstrations are FREE to view.

Food and merchandise vendors will be on site offering items for sale.

This year the Real Wool Shop is supporting Knitted Knockers of Canada!  There will be a booth setup next to the store and the first 20 participants receive yarn and pattern free. Please bring a chair and your 4.5 dp needles and let's knit some knockers in public!


The Carleton Place (BIA) isn’t sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada!

Food stands, vendor displays, sidewalk sale, petting zoo, pony rides, spinning and weaving for the fibre enthusiast, and of course, sheep shearing demos and sheep dog demos through out the day.

Every year it gets bigger and better. 

Something for all ages to enjoy. 

With wool being the fibre on which the festival is centred, the day will feature hands-on demonstrations of sheep herding involving working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and the spinning of wool. As well, in keeping with the festival theme, tours will be conducted of the Wool Growers facilities. The Lambs Down Park Festival will be an opportunity for us to showcase some of the dynamics of Canada’s sheep and wool industry.

Other aspects of Carleton Place’s rich heritage will be on display at the festival. For instance, since the Wool Growers occupy what was originally the round house and machine shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway, one display will track Carleton Place’s railway past.

There will be local fresh produce, petting zoo and pony rides, kids activities and more. Spectators can relax at a picnic table enjoy a bite to eat and a drink from great local vendors.

You will find unique demonstrators and displays with all kinds of interactive activities for the young and old to participate.

Visit the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers website to find out more and see pictures from years past or visit our blog of last years.

 Contact us for more info!

Ottawa National Women's Show

Come find the Real Wool Shop at the Ottawa National Women's Show

Thank you to everyone, it was a great weekend!

Check out the Monthly Calendar to see when events happen.

April 16-17, 2016 at the Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre)

You will find something for everyone:

Celebrity Guests
Fashion Shows
Get Pampered
Free Makeovers
Food & Wine Tasting
Beauty & Wellness
Fitness & Travel
Lots of great deals just waiting for you!

Bring a friend and save $5

Use Promo Code GIRLSDAYOUT on-line to save $5 when you purchase 2 admission tickets -

Check out our new arrivals

 Contact us for more info!


Men's Night Shopping Spree

Stop by this Thursday!

Dec 17th  from 5pm to 8pm for In-Store Specials designed just for men.

Having a hard time finding that perfect something for the special person on your list? Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you find it.

There's something available for everyone for work clothes, dressy or casual, in all colours, shapes and sizes.

Sizes ranges from 2 to 22 in Petite, Regular and Plus. 



Yarn Extravaganza Event in December

Check it out!

Find us on our Facebook page and join the event for our yarn extravaganza this Thursday, December 10 from 5pm to 8pm!

Shopping Event for Winter


on winter fashions Nov 26th 
5pm until 7pm

The store will be staying open until 7pm on November 26th.

Something for her.... Something for him...


Something for the younger crowd... fun hats, wrist warmers,


And we also have something for the wee ones


Be sure to add your name for a door prize that will be drawn at the end of the evening.

There will be light refreshments available.

Don't forget to mark your calendar!

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Happy Canada Day everyone!

The staff at the Real Wool Shop would like to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day this Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

The staff will be enjoying the day off visiting with friends and family. Open once again on Thursday, July 2 with regular store hours.

Come on down to Riverside Park in Carleton Place, Ontario and celebrate with lots of activities for the children during the day and entertainment for all the ages. You can enjoy a swim in the Mississippi River, or play on the beach in the many play structures for the children. Spend the day boating on the Mississippi River or lazing on the beach soaking up the sun.

There will be many other activities at Riverside Park as well as in and around the town. 

Don't forget your sunscreen!

The day is topped off with the best fireworks in Lanark County starting at dusk, usually around 10 pm. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to Riverside Park to watch the show.

Hope to see you there!

Contact us!

2015 Lambsdown Park Festival

The weather was perfect for our annual Lambsdown Park Festival.

The people were great and so were all the animals! There were vendors selling foods, handmade crafts, face painting, you name it then it probably was here last Saturday.

There was sheep shearing, sheep dog demos, dance lessons, children's pony race, learn to finger knit / crochet / felting table . . . . just to name a few events that took place that day.

Check out the videos and pictures from this event on our head office website at 

Hope to see you next year!

Just a sample of the crafts that were made during our Annual Lambsdown Park Festival.

We had kids, young and old, learning a new talent or refreshing an old one. Some were taught how to finger knit, finger crochet or as above, how to felt sheep's wool into a lamb. Once the googly eggs and pipe cleaner legs were added, it started to look like a lamb.

We received donations from suppliers for the yarn that was used for finger knitting or finger crocheting. The sheep’s wool roving was donated by the Real Wool Shop.

Credit for the success of the craft table is due to the kids of the staff that were doing the teaching.

Thanks you guys! You did a great job!



World Wide Knit in Public Day - June 13 2015

The Real Wool Shop would like to invite everyone out for International Knit in Public Day! 

We will set up under the trees on our lawns and hopefully knit the day away.
A good way to meet new people and share stories and experience.
Light refreshments will be provided but please bring a chair or picnic blanket.
Bring your family and friends!
The more the merrier.

Knit in public day

Join our event on our Facebook 

Fibrefest 2015 – Our 20th Annual Festival of Fibre Arts

Come find us there!

Mark the weekend of September 12th and 13th, 2015 on your calendars because you won’t want to miss the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 20th annual Fibrefest in Almonte, Ontario.
At two locations—the Museum and the Almonte Arena—visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits—a full two-day festival of fibre arts!
Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting.
75 fibre art vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.
15 vintage clothing vendors giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy and purchase a huge variety of vintage fashions in one location.
Check back later in the year for more details!

Fall Fashion Collection at the Travelodge Ottawa Hotel

Fall Fashion Show

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Travelodge, 1376 Carling Ave in Ottawa

Come out and have your lunch while enjoying the current fashions from the Real Wool Shop

Show starts at 12:15

Please contact 613-722-7601 ext 4211 for reservations

Check out some of the clothing that you might see there

Fashion Show Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer


Saturday Nov 1, 2014

Fundraiser for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs

2 pm at the St. Philip Roman Catholic Church Hall

127 Burke St, Richmond ON

Decadent Desserts, Door Prizes and a Bake Sale

Limited number of tickets available

Fashions available on - more in store, come and check us out!

$20 each, children under 12 free

613-586-5680 or 


Come join us on Wednesday Oct 29 at the CP Legion for our first fashion show this fall. See all the new fashions for upcoming season.

The Ladies Auxiliary is providing snacks and drinks

Show starts at 7 pm 

$8 advance tickets - call the store or CP Legion

$15 at the door

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 19th Annual Fibrefest.

19th Annual Fibrefest 2014

Saturday, Sept 13, 2014 10am - 5pm 
Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 10am - 4pm 
Mark the weekend of September 13 and 14, 2014 on your calendars because you won’t want to miss the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 19th annual Fibrefest. 
The two-day festival of textiles and fibre arts will close this year with a Lamb Race. 
At 4 pm on September 14th, hundreds of wooden lambs will be thrown over the main falls in downtown Almonte, and the owners of the first three lambs to reach the finish line will win fabulous prizes. 
3 locations — the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, the Almonte Arena, and the Almonte Curling Club — visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits — a full two-day festival of fibre arts! 
Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. 
Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.
Whether you are interested in art, history, clothing, or textiles or are just looking for a great day out and about, Fibrefest will have something for you.
Admission to Fibrefest is $5.00 per day, which includes access to all sites.
Check out some of the yarns that will be available at Fibrefest
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Mississippi Mills Senior’s Expo

Thursday Sept 11, 2014  9:30 am - 3 pm

Almonte & District Community Centre, 182 Bridge St. Almonte Ontario
What started four years ago as a modest event for seniors organized by three local organizations is suddenly getting bigger, more professional and attracting more interest from many organizations. 
Real Wool Shop at the Seniors Expo in Almonte, Ontario
The 2014 edition, to be held Thursday, September 11, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Almonte and District Community Centre, 182 Bridge St., is now named “Mills Community Support presents Mississippi Mills Senior’s Expo” in recognition of the critical support from that organization.
For exhibitor information, to volunteer, or for general inquiry call Mills Community Support at 613-256-1031 ext. 39.
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Lambsdown Park Festival - annual event in Carleton Place

The Carleton Place (BIA) isn't sheepish about letting people know that Carleton Place is the largest distribution centre for lamb’s wool in Canada! 

With wool being the fibre on which the festival is centered, the day will feature hands-on demonstrations of sheep herding involving working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and the spinning of wool. As well, in keeping with the festival theme, tours will be conducted of the Woolgrowers facilities. The Lambs Down Park Festival is an opportunity for us to showcase some of the dynamics of Canada’s sheep and wool industry.

This is a non-gated event and is FREE to enter the grounds, demonstrations are FREE to view and food and merchandise vendors will be on site offering items for sale.

There is plenty of FREE parking on site and nearby.