Thursday, 2 February 2017

Opal Illusion in the shop


New Shades in Opal 4ply are in the shop.  This is the latest shade range from Opal 4ply - get it while you can!

Illusion (75% wool and 25% nylon)

Perfect for socks and more... As usual 1 ball makes 1 pair of socks, or 2 pairs of short socks, or (probably) 2 short cowls.

You could make 2 hats, or at least 2 pairs of small hand warmers, or several small gift bags.

100g will also give you a decent length of scarf/shawl or a jumper for a baby.

Ideas for your odd bits can be found here on Pinterest.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Thistles Galore



Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft Project 2017 is very Scottish and a bit prickly.

As usual you can knit, crochet or sew.  All items will be sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival in August.

Money raised will go to charity (to be decided!)

Project Co-ordinator Anne-Marijke will be at the shop on the 3rd Feb (and 2nd Mar) with her box of stash and book of ideas. Please come along and get some inspiration... and join this successful community project.

We've got a folder stuffed with thistle ideas and a Pinterest board too.

You can read about previous years by clicking the links below...

Christmas in Summer, Its a HootWinter WarmersCouthie CushionsFestive Flowers and Bonnets to Berets. These links will start at the end of each project, you'll need to scroll through them to see the full story! BUT it will show you how much money has been raised over the years.... LOTS!


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Beginners Tunisian Crochet

Beginners Tunisian Crochet
Sunday 18th June,  1.30pm - 4pm, £35



Tunisian Crochet is also known as afghan stitch and is worked on a special elongated crochet hook. This introductory session will let you try out Tunisian crochet and make a useful cosy for your favourite coffee cafetiĆ©re. 
Techniques covered: Reading a Tunisian crochet pattern, using a Tunisian hook and working three basic stitches. 
Class Requirements: All materials provided. You may wish to measure your favourite coffee cafetiĆ©re prior to the workshop (or better still, bring it along, so that you can customise it!) 
Skill level: you must be able to work simple crochet stitches (chain, double crochet, treble). 



Book this workshop at the same time as our other half day crochet workshop and only pay £55.. Details on the workshop page!

Two new yarns in the shop - perfect for little ones

We've got 2 new additions to our fantastic Rico Baby range... perfect for any little ones in your life.

Both are easy care synthetic yarns and both are super soft.


Rico Teddy Aran in 5 shades and we've got some very cute and cosy patterns too.


And a new self patterning DK - Rico Baby Dream in 4 shades (patterns too!)




Shop samples are on the needles...

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New workshop schedule is sorted!

For the first half of the year we will be...




19th March - Learn to Crochet
2nd April -  Finishing Techniques
30th April - Thrilling Thrums
21st May- Brillant Brioche
11th June -Colour & Steek
18th June (in the morning) - Crocheted Shawls - 3 ways 
18th June (in the afternoon) - Beginners Tunisian Crochet

We're still finalising details for our Tunisian Crochet workshop, but it's a craft that combines crochet and knitting techniques and is sometimes called afghan crochet.  All materials will be included... it needs a fancy looking hook!

Call the shop (01333 312 042) or pop in to secure your place on any of these workshops!

There are lots of reasons why a workshop is a great place to learn:-

  • Learning as a group is fun - you're often not the only one stuck on something, you can ask questions of other group members and you can support each other through any tricky bits and encourage each other.
  • You get a professional tutor who can start you off with no bad habits and who can encourage you to find your own comfy spot. The group is small - only 6 people, so you'll get lots of one-to-one attention if you want it.
  • On these courses all the materials are included so you don't have to worry if you've not got the 'right' yarn or hook or needles.
  • You'll learn a life skill that can be creative, extravagant, economical, solitary, sociable, charitable, stress reducing and health inducing!
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