Welcome To Maker Savvy

We're the new store in town...


Maker Savvy is a new store in Kanata, Ontario. We supply products and classes to makers of textile arts. We offer fabric, yarns, Bernina Sewing machines, threads, and other sewing/quilting notions. In our yarn area we feature Canadian Hand Dyers in a variety of yarn bases and weights. We have dyers represented from Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

We still support the quilters among you with fabrics, thread, notions, patterns, classes and Bernina sewing machine sales and service. Longarm quilting services are available from “The English Rose”. What’s new you say? If you are into knitting/crochet, you will be pleased to know that we now carry beautiful materials, patterns, notions and classes for you as well! New stock is arriving daily so check back often.

We have been very pleased with the response to the new look and layout of the store. It is gratifying to know that there is such a wonderful community of “makers” out there that support the various textile arts in general and our store in particular.

Winter Store hours:
Open 10am to 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Open 10am to 8pm Wednesday
Open 10am to 5pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

Holiday Hours:
Saturday December 21st, 10am to 5pm
Monday December 23rd 10am to 5pm
Tuesday December 24th 10am to 1pm
December 25th to January 1st – closed for the holidays
Thursday January 2nd, 10am to 6pm

Summer Store hours – starting June 24th
Open 10am to 5pm Monday and Tuesday
Open 10am to 8pm Wednesday
Open 10am to 5pm Thursday to Saturday
Closed Sunday

Random Textile Factoids

Fascinating facts about textiles and the industry...


Pounds of Cotton in a bale


Bales Used For Textiles Per Year


Stitches Per Minute By Flat Knitting Machines


Yards Per Minute Ten Colour Roller Printed

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Dropped Stitches

  • thanks for the great afternoon of fun and product reveal…

    ” What a great reveal on Thursday!!! Great store Wendy & Dan!!! CONGRATULATIONS and thanks for the great afternoon of fun and product reveal. Can’t wait to get into all my new wool. “

    Kathy O'Hagan
  • Beautiful stock will keep clients coming back for more

    ” The great variety and beautiful stock will keep clients coming back for more and encourage wonderful craftsmanship! Congratulations on the new store.”

    Kate Stewart
  • Can’t wait to take new courses

    ” Beautiful new store. Can’t wait to take new courses.”

    Lou McCrae
  • Are you a maker?

    “someone who creates or invents things, either using traditional crafts or technology:”

    Cambridge Dictionary
  • Social Knitworking is a great time to meet new and old friends…

    “I’ve been quilting now for a few years and love all the new fabrics that come into the store, I’ve also taken my first knitting class with Francine and she’s a very kind and patient instructor that makes everything look so easy. There’s a beautiful table by the front window of the store where the social knitting takes place it’s great to sit and meet both new and old friends to sit, knit and socialize.”


The Maker Savvy Team

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