Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Pittenweem Arts Festival

Arts Festival Box Office at 47 High Street, just a few doors down from us

The Pittenweem Arts Festival is an annual visual arts event in places and spaces around the village. You can read more about the festival on their website, including the parking restrictions!

The festival runs from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th August.  

As usual the shop is EVERYDAY during the Arts Festival.  10am to 5pm.  




We're well stocked up with Zauberballs, Vivacious 4ply, Socks Yeah and Jamieson's Spindrift and lots lots more! Including a stunning trunk show from My Mama Knits starting on the 1st August.  


My Mama Knits

It will be here until the Perth Yarn Festival in early September, or as long as stocks last. 


We also have our annual sample sale, including shawls, garments and baby items!


Hearts and Crafts at the Pittenweem Arts Festival

Hearts and Crafts, this years Community Craft Project, is at Venue 48, Coastline Community Church.  

There are lots of beautiful handmade items inspired by this year's theme of hearts.  These items will be sold on behalf of two charities  - The British Heart Foundation Scottish Branch and The Pittenweem Fishermen’s Memorial Association.

This is the 10th anniversary of the project, which has raised over £18,000 for charities.  You can read more about it here!


indicative only... we'll share images of the actual badges when we get them!
{photo credit Lorna Reid}

We will also have some beautiful hand stitched badges by Lorna of Chookiebirdie.

{photo credit Lorna Reid}

Lorna is also showing a new collection of large scale work in Pat Holland and Ian Ledward's venue at 1 Mid Shore.  Check out her Instagram for work in progress images!  

Really looking forward to seeing these in real life.

Remember!  The Woolly Brew is open EVERYDAY, 10am - 5pm, Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th August.

Hope to see you soon!


Thursday, 26 July 2018

Baa Ram Ewe Titus Pick n Mix in the shop

£24 per tube

We now have Pick n Mix tubes featuring 6 shades of Titus from Baa Ram Ewe.

Titus is a soft and fluffy blend of British wool and alpaca.

Each ball is 12.5g in weight, and the tube gives you enough for fingerless mitts (pattern included in the tube!) and small accessories, like this cowl.

The cowl is called Tool Box by Adventure Du Jour and is available on Ravelry and in the shop.  There are also other matching accessories.

I followed the modifications on the Ravelry pattern page as the Titus has slight less meterage than the designer specifies.

Check out our mini skein and advent boards on Pinterest for more ideas.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Strokkur



This jumper arrived in the post!  A very generous gift from Anne*.

It's knitted in Lettlopi using Ysolda Teague's Strokkur pattern.  Pattern is available to buy on Ravelry and in the shop.

It's a relatively simple garment knit - it's seamless with limited shaping.  The bold yoke would be ideal for beginners in stranded colourwork.  The aran weight yarn means it knits quite quickly too!


We have a lot of colours in Lettlopi...


and a bundle of pattern ideas on Ravelry

*Anne, please get in touch so I can thank you personally!

Bassenfell Shawl



This asymmetrical shawl is knitted in one of our newest yarns, Fibre Co. Cumberia Fingering.

Bassenfell features a gorgeous (and easy) i cord edge and an easy (and beautiful cluster stitch)!

Pattern is by Clare Devine and available to buy on Ravelry (or in the shop through Ravelry in-store pattern sales)

Yarn is available in the shop too!  In 9 shades...


My Mama Knits August Trunk Show


Our Summer trunk show is My Mama Knits!

Did you miss our fantastic one day trunk show in April?  This is a great opportunity to see My Mama Knits hand dyed yarn in person.

We'll have a limited selection in the shop during the month of August... (and a few days into September too!)

Teaser pics to follow!

images from April 2018 one day trunk show