Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Stitchbirdie at the Woolly Brew - NEW workshop 17th November

Hand Stitched Sampler

A brand new workshop on Sunday 17th November (10am-4pm) from Lorna Reid aka Stitchbirdie.

Using a variety of embroidery stitches and embellishments this piece is a bright and modern take on a traditional stitch sampler.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and those looking to expand their stitching skills and confidence.  All materials are provided along with lots of tips and techniques from an experienced teacher and artist!  

Just let us know when you book which colour palette you'd like to use - Green/Blue or Orange/Red.

Cost is £50, please see our workshop page for terms and conditions

NEW books in the shop

We've got three new books in the shop!



A sequel to a Year of Techniques (copies in the shop!), Boost your Knitting features 12 new designs and tutorials to improve your skills.  Things like - intarsia in the round! Double-knitting! Brioche!  And lots lots more.  Check out the patterns on Ravelry.



From Bristol Ivy, Drape and Fold in the sequel to Knitting Outside the Box (copies available in the shop!).  This new book features six innovative knitting patterns exploring drape and fold in knitted fabric.  See the patterns on Ravelry.




A new collection from Marie Wallin using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindirft yarn.  We've also got more copies of Shetland too.  See the designs on Ravelry and buy the book and yarn in the shop!



NEW festive sock yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners



New festive sock yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners... Robin!

This is a limited edition 4ply sock yarn with a striking self patterning effect.

Free pattern from Winwick Mum available too.

NEW 6ply sock yarn from Opal



Sweet Dreams is this year's 6ply sock yarn from Opal

Perfect for a thicker (and quicker) socks and accessories.

1 big 150g ball will make at least one pair of socks (it depends on the foot!)

We have a free pattern in the shop.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

a 'new' alpaca hat



Another version of our free shop pattern.  This time using Rowan Alpaca Classic, a mix of cotton and alpaca.

Original version in Rico Luxury Alpaca

For the Rowan hat you need to hold two strands together.  Although I've done ours in one colour, you could use different colours to create a marled appearance.

And if you're looking for matching mitts, try our free Simple DK Mitts pattern.

Simple DK Mitts, easy to modify.  One ball of Rowan Alpaca Classic for one pair

Both patterns are available in the shop as well as the yarn of course.

And coming soon... a new shop sample... Love Note by Tin Can Knits in Rowan Alpaca Classic

work in progress!