Starting January

Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4 pm



After May Long Weekend

Thursday & Friday 11 am - 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 5 pm




Or to make an appointment

at other times:


Paul or Gunilla Matteau  613.269.3437

Linda Hynes  613.283.4204

Paul Laberge  613.269.3463







110 Main Street East, P.O. Box 325

Merrickville, ON


(Beside the Courtyard Patio

of the Baldachin Inn/Restaurant)




Nancy MacMillan

NancyKnot Designs & Knitwear

Taught to knit by her mother at age 9, then this skill was fine tuned by her grandmother; unleashing a lifelong obsession with wool. Always eager to continue learning and enhancing her skills, led her to take classes with some world famous designers; and participate in several Back-to-Back Competitions (a challenge to knit a pullover straight from the sheep, as quickly as possible).


Nancy believes, you must always share skills and educate others; which led her to start teaching others how to knit over 10yrs ago. New students are always given an important homework assignment---when you are comfortable with your new skills, share with as many people as you can because this will keep knitting alive for future generations! Teaching at an Ottawa Knitting Store, opened many doors in the world of wool...a commission was forthcoming for a replica Tri-colour Patriotes Toque of 1837; which now resides in a permanent exhibit in the Museum Of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. Her designs have been featured in Vogue Knitting Magazine, 60 More Quick Baby Knits and on Patternfish for Claudia Handpainted Yarns.


She also has several articles published in Wovember; {an on-line, daily educational fibre newsletter; which is published only during the month of November}. Whenever possible, Nancy tries to use Canadian sources for wool and fibres, to support local farmers. She also hosts an annual Spin-In, in Chesterville each February (during Heritage Week) to educate the public about all things fibre and about Rare Breeds Canada and the very important work they do.

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