Saturday, 9 June 2018

Carbeth Cardigan in Rowan Felted Tweed DK

Kate Davies' Carbeth sweater and cardigan appeared to cause a mass cast on earlier this year, so we've naturally jumped on the bandwagon and made one for the shop!

I've used Rowan Felted Tweed DK in two shades of purple, holding two strands together.

If you have a look through the projects listed on Ravelry you can see how versatile this seamless pattern is.

It's easy to change the length of the body (it's written as a cropped length) and the sleeves.  How about adding some shaping (it's a boxy shape) or stripes to destash.

We've got over 10 shades of Rowan Felted Tweed  in the shop, lots of lovely combos in you like the marled look.

You can buy the pattern on Ravelry yourself or in the shop.

Lettlopi in the shop!

Classic Icelandic wool in an aran/worsted weight.

13 shades in stock including popular greys and browns as well as popping brights.

We've created a pattern bundle on Ravelry for some inspiration.

For a shop sample I've cast on a Strokkur jumper by Ysolda Teague but I'd love to do some slippers too!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The Croft from West Yorkshire Spinners in the shop!

Our newest Aran yarn is The Croft from West Yorkshire Spinners.  We've got all 8 shades.

It's 100% Shetland wool (superwash) with a lovely dappled appearance.  Great value at £8.50 for 100g hank.

And we've got the pattern book too!

Pattern book has 14 patterns!
We've also got a bundle of pattern ideas on Ravelry too.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Community Craft Project at Pittenweem Arts Festival

Fish, Tea Cosies, Hats to Bonnets, Festive Flowers, Couthie Cushions
Winter Warmers, It's a Hoot, Christmas in Summer, Thistles Galore

It's the 10th anniversary of the Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft project!

This vibrant community project inspires both local residents and visitors to make a wide range of items, sometimes learning new techniques!

It creates a wonderful display of handicraft skills and it raises funds for many diverse causes.  In the past 9 years it has donated over £18,000 to local and national charities.

Anne-Marijke Querido with Festive Flowers

Project co-ordinator Anne-Marijke has brought together knitters, crocheters, patchworkers, sewers and felters.

Each year they work within a theme.  So far the group have made fish, tea cosies, hats, flowers, and cushions, and been inspired by the themes of thistles, Christmas, owls and winter warmers.

Each item is sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival which takes place annually at the beginning of August.

Cheque presentations 2012 and 2016 

Proceeds are then split and donated to charity groups.

Beneficiaries have included local organisations like the East Neuk Community Trust and the East Neuk Food Bank as well as national charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Care and Alzheimer Scotland.

Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia
It's a Hoot cheque presentation 2015

Want to support this Community Craft Project?

Hearts & Crafts 2018

You can donate an item for sale - this year's theme is Hearts!

You can volunteer to help with the exhibition!

You can buy something!  This year's Pittenweem Arts Festival is on 4th - 12th August 2018

Hearts and Crafts

The next get-togethers for Hearts and Crafts have been scheduled!

Come along for pattern ideas from project co-ordinator Anne-Marijke.

Don't worry if you can't make it. You can still donate heart themed items for sale, just drop them of at the shop.

Remember this is not just about knitting or crochet, sewers, embroiderers and quilters can contribute too!

In the last 9 years this project has raised over £18,000! Let's make this 10th anniversary year the best yet.

Items will be sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival in August and proceeds will be donated to the British Heart Foundation and the Pittenweem Fishermen's Memorial Association.