Joan Janes, the owner of LITTLE RED MITTEN, has been interested in fibre arts since childhood. She has enjoyed knitting, spinning, sewing, quilting, embroidery and weaving and is always ready to learn something new. As a teenager, she worked in the old Parkspin mill on Metcalfe St. in St. Thomas. The challenge of keeping huge spinning machines smoothly running made her crave the peacefulness of spinning at a wheel. While living in South Dakota in 2002, she finally got a chance to learn the craft. Joan has knitted avidly for many years. While living in the U.S., she completed the correspondence courses for the Master Knitting program from The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) and later marked the coursework of other knitters for several years. She is a Certified Knitting Teacher with the Craft Yarn Council of America. Joan has a Bachelor of Education, and has experience both as a school teacher and a piano teacher. Joan and her husband, Matt, are now thrilled to be living in their hometown again after almost 30 years away (in Caledonia, Kitchener, Kincardine, Chatham and Brookings, SD).

For all of your quality yarns and a huge assortment of knitting and spinning supplies, visit LITTLE RED MITTEN, St. Thomas's favourite yarn shop. Located in a renovated home in the historic district of St. Thomas, Ontario, LITTLE RED MITTEN is a unique shop that is a must-see for yarn enthusiasts. Whether it's wool, alpaca, cashmere, cotton, bamboo or any other fibre, look for it at LITTLE RED MITTEN. You'll find plenty of patterns, books and magazines, and a rainbow of colours and fibres to inspire your next project, and the best choice of knitting and spinning tools around. If you've always wanted to "spin a fine yarn", you?ll love our Majacraft Spinning Wheels, and our selection of gorgeous hand spinning fibres and wooden hand spindles. Come for the great classes or bring your friends to visit and knit in our community room ... or cozy up in our parlour and check out the knitting books and patterns ... or weather permitting, sit and knit on our wrap-around porch (original to 1842!). We?re always happy to welcome you at LITTLE RED MITTEN. For those who love to knit for charity, we offer a collection point for finished items and a box of 'oddballs' of yarn to donate - recycling at its best! Please let us know what you would like to do and we'll find a way to get it done.


LITTLE RED MITTEN 86 Talbot Street (Across the street from Jumbo) St. Thomas, ON Canada N5P 1A5 phone: 519-207-2880 STORE HOURS: Monday - Wednesday 10am - 5pm Thursday - Friday 10am - 8pm Saturday 10am - 5 pm Debit, VISA and Mastercard accepted.


Joan Janes
St. Thomas
86 Talbot St.
N5P 1A5
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