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Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

3.5" and 5" IC needle sets, in your choice of a Black Vegan Suede case, or a Grey Denim Case

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Fixed Circulars, Interchangeable Tips, Cables, Connectors & Adaptors, and a selection of Deluxe Needle Sets!

Handcrafted wooden shawl pins made in India; available in Mango Wood or Rosewood

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

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Cassatt: Lilacs in a Window (c1880) - Socknado - Dyed Stock

Unique colour creations exclusively available each month!

March 2024 - Cassatt: Lilacs in a Window (c1880)

Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) was an American painter and printmaker known for her association with the Impressionist movement. She spent much of her adult life in France, where she became close friends with many leading Impressionist artists, including Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot.Cassatt's significance in the world of art extends beyond her revolutionary role as a female artist in a predominantly male art world at that time. She is famous for her  portrayal of women's domestic lives, showing the average woman in daily activities. Her most famous works usually feature mothers and their children.Cassatt's technical expertise is seen in a rare still-life painting, "Lilacs in a Window," which showcases her mastery of luminous color and loose, expressive brushwork. Departing from the typical formality associated with still-life genres, she introduces dynamic angles in the background, crafting a casual yet vivid frame reminiscent of real life. Despite the vase being shadowed, its form remains distinctly rendered and the hundreds of delicate lilac blossoms are masterfully suggested, layered in hues of purple, violet, and lavender. 

Socknado - 80% SW Fine Merino / 20%Nylon 
350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge:  27 - 32 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)  US 1.5 - 3 or 2.5 - 3.25 mm

While we make every effort to represent colour accurately, they may vary slightly when viewed on different monitors.


Ancient Arts Yarn can be purchased through several different options:

  • Place an order through this website
  • Come visit our store at 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB
  • Order over the phone at 403-454-5663
  • Visit a local yarn shop that stocks Ancient Arts Yarns. A list of shops can be found under the stockist menu above.

Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

  • Choosing the right yarn base
  • Colour choices
  • Calculating yarn requirements

Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at sales@ancientartsfibre.com to get started.

Order Changes

If you need to make changes to your order before you receive a shipping notice, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to accommodate any changes you need. We can be reached by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or phone at 403-454-5663.

Combining Orders

To save on shipping costs, you can combine your orders. To do so, please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663. If your order has not yet shipped, we can combine it with another order and refund to you any shipping costs may be saved by combining.

Shipments to United States

  • Shipped by USPS or UPS
  • Please note that only USPS will deliver to US PO Boxes
  • Tracking numbers provided on all shipments
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to Canada

  • Shipped by Canada Post, ICS Courier, Purolator and UPS
  • Please note that only Canada Post will deliver to PO Boxes
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to International (Outside Canada & USA)

  • Shipped by USPS and Canada Post.
  • Tracking number available to most destinations
  • You are responsible for any additional brokerage, duties or taxes that may be incurred on import into your country. We cannot change or reduce the amount on your commercial invoice or change the description to gift.

We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

Please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

Phone: 403-454-5663

Email: info@ancientartsfibre.com

Studio: 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB, Canada