Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Rico Merino plus Tweed DK in the shop

125m/50g - 45% wool, 45% acrylic, 10% viscose

Our newest DK is a new wool and acrylic blend from Rico.

5 shades are available - shades of brown and grey and a lovey deep green too.

It's very soft with a tweedy fleck adding interest.

I immediately cast on a triangle shawl in garter stitch using 4 of the shades.

When this is finished it will be a shop sample and another free simple pattern which will be available in the shop!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Old Maiden Aunt Yarns Trunk Show!

Old Maiden Aunt Yarn returns for her second trunk show this year!

Saturday 10th November 2018, 10am to 5pm

February's visit was such a success and so many of you are HUGE fans of Lilith's dye techniques and shades that we've squeezed another trunk show in before she goes deep into Edinburgh Yarn Festival prep.

As usual there will a range of yarn bases and shades and mini skein packs too (very popular in February).

Remember this is ONE DAY ONLY.

Come meet Lilith and see her yarns in person.

New Season from Rowan!

Rowan Alpaca Classic - 57% Alpaca/43% Cotton

We've got a new yarn from Rowan this Autumn/Winter.

Alpaca Classic is made using a cotton net which is filled with superfine alpaca fibers.  It's a soft, light weight yarn and we've got 10 shades in the shop.

Patterns by Lisa Richardson, using Alpaca Classic, are included in the new Rowan magazine (Issue 64, in the shop!) but it's a versatile yarn that works well on different needle sizes for garments and accessories!

Rowan Felted Tweed DK - a blend of 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca and 25% viscose

We've also got 8 new shades of Felted Tweed DK.  This yarn has a tweed effect, perfect for fair isles, striping and other colour work.

These new shades were created by Kaffe Fassett and there is also a pattern book, Kaffe's Colours, using these new bold shades and the existing Felted Tweed colour palette.

We've also got Rowan Loves... Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze back in stock.  Simple and stylish garments and accessories that show different combos of Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze... and... these garments can be knitted in the new Alpaca Classic too!

Oh... and don't forgot our Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies.  This uses 2 strands of Felted Tweed held together... lots of colour possibilities in the shop!

Rowan Felted Tweed collection Autumn Winter 2018

Opal Rainforest 14 in the shop!

Another new collection from Opal... Rainforest 14

It's a 4ply and comes in 100g balls (you only need 1 ball for a pair of socks)*

The classic 75% wool with 25% nylon mix - warm and hard wearing and they hold their sock shape!

*As usual 1 ball makes 1 pair of socks, or 2 pairs of short socks, or 2 short cowls. You could make 2 hats, or at least 2 pairs of small hand warmers, or several small gift bags or 20 small bunting flags!

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. Or how about mixing it up with our solid colour Socks Yeah 4ply.

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!