Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Esther Rutter - Pittenweem event



Really pleased to announce that Esther Rutter, author of This Golden Fleece, will be speaking in Pittenweem about the history and influence of wool, and the traditions that remain in today's wool industry.

This event will raise funds for Pittenweem Community Library and Information Centre.  Run  by volunteers the library offers a wide range of services to the community - residents and visitors alike.

The talk will take place on Tuesday 25th February.

It is at the Coastline Community Church, Session Street, Pittenweem.

Doors open at 7pm, for a 7:30pm start (there will be refreshments!)

Tickets are £5 and you can buy them from the Library or in The Woolly Brew.


Thursday, 6 February 2020

A Walk in the Woods



This years Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft Project is all about a Walk in the Woods!  A wide ranging theme that covers forests and woods, their trees, leaves and flowers as well as animals!

As in past years, there are regular get togethers in the shop, where you can chat with Anne-Marijke, project coordinator, and other makers.  There will be stash yarns and pattern ideas too!

The first meeting will be on Friday 14th February 10:30am - 12:30pm.

We’ve got a Pinterest board with some Ravelry inspiration here.  And Anne-Marijke has one here too.

If you want to know more about the Community Craft Project, you can read more here.

Over the past 11 years, more than £20,000 has been raised for national and local charities!

Items made will be sold during the 2020 Pittenweem Arts Festival in August.


Thursday, 23 January 2020

new shop sample - starboard



A perfect sweater to show off the bright stripes of West Yorkshire Spinner's Colour Lab in Prism Bright!

Starboard by Alicia Plummer is knitted in the round from the top down.  It comes in sizes 2 years to 10 years and is very easy to lengthen for a tunic style.

Pattern is available to buy on Ravelry or in the shop through Ravelry in-store pattern sales.  Any DK yarn will work for this pattern... it's great for leftovers too.


new shop sample - Love Note!



New shop sample in Love Note - knitted in Rowan Alpaca Classic.

Love Note, by Tin Can Knits, is knitted in the round from the top down.  The original pattern uses two strands of yarn held together - a 4ply and a laceweight.  Our version uses one strand of Alpaca Classic.

The pattern gives two lengths - both quite cropped!  But it's easy to add more length.  Because it is knitted top down you can try it on whilst you're making it - to get the length you want.

The neckline is also finished at the end... so if you'd rather it was lower and looser you can do that too.

The pattern is available on Ravelry and you can buy it in the shop through Ravelry in-store sales.

You can see other versions of Love Note here.https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-note/people


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

NEW book - Mason Dixon Knitting Field Guide



New in the shop - a field guide from Mason Dixon knitting - a masterclass with Kaffe Fassett using Rowan Felted Tweed!

The blurb... "Think of this Field Guide as a master class with Kaffe, a chance to play and learn, have fun, and surprise yourself. Although some of the designs may look complicated to you at first glance, they are all based on the basic stripe, either solid or stranded. And they all use the same yarn—our beloved Rowan Felted Tweed. Once you figure out your gauge and needle size, you’re set for multiple projects, and you will even have yarn left over from one project that you can then put to use in another."

Check out the patterns and explosion of colour on Ravelry.  Buy the book and yarn in the shop!