Friday, 23 September 2016

Workshops! New for Autumn 2016

We've got 4 new workshops for you this season:-

Thrilling Thrums!
Well Heeled
Crocheted Shawl, 3 ways
Amigurumi Snowman

As well as Beginner's Crochet,  Brilliant Brioche and the life changing Finishing Techniques.

The dates...

23rd October - Brilliant Brioche
30th October - Learn to Crochet
6th November - Thrilling Thrums!
27th November - Well Heeled
4th December - Crocheted shawl, 3 ways HALF DAY
4th December - Amigurumi Snowman HALF DAY
11th December Finishing Techniques

Brioche can seem a bit baffling.  Janice's Meredith sampler scarf takes you through the basics (barking and burping) into the more complex two colour designs.  Move at your own pace and make a lovely sampler of different techniques - and turn it into a scarf.  All materials are included in this workshop, including detailed notes for you to take away.

Our amazing Learn to Crochet workshop will teach you the basics - from  a foundation chain to making a corner in a granny square.  All materials are included and our tutor Dorothy provides detailed notes too - to crochet a crochet hook case and face cloth.

Thrilling Thrums!  is a new course developed by Janice.  Make a cute tea cosy and learn how to thrum! and yes it does need the exclamation mark.  Thrums! are pieces of roving that are knitted into your project every so often.  It makes the item warm and cushy and provides an interesting texture on the outside too.  For our workshop you'll make a tea cosy.  Learn how to prep your thrums!, work with them and make up your cosy with some decorative finishing techniques.   As usual, all materials are provided.

Well Heeled is our first advanced sock class (watch out for Tip Top Toes! early next year).  In the workshop you'll learn how to work an afterthought heel and a short row heel.  And the advantages and disadvantages of each.  There will also be a chance to talk modifying patterns and getting the best fit for your foot.   I have seen the notes and they are detailed! You will need to do some homework for this class - more details on our workshop page.  Please note this is not a beginners class.

Crocheted Shawl, 3 ways is a new half day workshop from Dorothy.  If you know crochet basics then this is a great next steps workshop for you.  You get to choose a some 4ply/sock yarn and which shawl you want to make (but you get all 3 patterns to take home).  Two shawls start in a corner the other starts at the center top.   These versatile patterns could be easily worked in different yarns - solid or semi solid and you could also experiment with different thicknesses too.  A perfect go to crochet pattern!

Amigurumi Snowman - another half day workshop and super cute and timely too!  Yarn, hook and key chain provided along with detailed notes.  This is a beginners Amigurumi workshop - a great next step after learning the basics.

Finishing Techniques - Our best selling class - learn how to finish those knits so they look handmade with love, not homemade with despair!

As usual spaces are limited to 6 on each workshop.  We do require payment at the time of booking.

More details and prices can be found on our workshop page.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Socks Yeah! - 6 new shades in the shop!

Socks Yeah! 50g/220m - £5.45


New shades in this stunning sock yarn are now in the shop.

There are two dark moody shades, a pastel and three intense jewel shades.

They fit perfectly into the existing palette.

{photo credit Rachel Coopey}

We love this yarn!

Super Fine Eyelet Shawl


different stripe sock

Thursday, 1 September 2016

We're still loving Rialto Sock Yarn...

A self striping sock wool (75% wool, 25% Nylon) with stunning colours and a soft feel.  8 shades in the shop.

Lots of samples too...

a different stripe sock in shade 03,pattern idea in the shop!

Flax Light by Tin Can Knits in Shade 05

Knit Night by Louise Zass-Bangham in shade 02

Friday, 29 July 2016

Pom Pom Autumn 2016

The autumn issue of Pom Pom is usually fab... and this one does not disappoint.  

Patterns and details are on their Ravelry page.

Magazine in the shop!

We also have copies of Autumn 2014 (Issue 10) and 2015 (Issue 14) too.

Wendy Pixile DK in the shop

Wendy Pixile is a new addition to our acrylics range.  It's 100% ultra fine acrylic.  Which means it's soft and smooth but not squeaky!

It's also lightweight and will make lovely garments.

We've got some patterns too, but it is a standard DK so you can use it for other patterns.

It comes on 100g balls with 225m per ball.

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