Friday, October 22, 2010

October News

New in the shop

Regia Extra Twist Merino (Premium Line) Sock Yarns from Regia

Ideal for baby garments, accessories and of course socks!

Content: 76% New Wool, 25% polyamide
Ball size: 50g approximately 210m
Needle size: 2.5mm
Washing instructions: Machine Washable @ 40°c
Available in Solid colours and 6 Printed combinations
Machine washable up to 40°
Guaranteed non felting
Suitable for tumble drying



3 fantastic new books all featuring Rowan Yarns

Nordic Knits from Martin Storey. This collection of 25 accessories and home projects in Rowan's natural wool and cotton yarns by top designer Martin Storey.
Inspired by traditional Scandinavian colourwork and stitch patterns, it has a stylish contemporary feel, with great designs including hats and scarves, waistcoats and shrugs plus cushions throws and bags.

Touching Elegance from Kim Hargreaves. As Autumn leaves fall...
Cross the threshold into a new season with an eclectic blend of chic sophistication and bohemian charm.
Warm tones of mulberry, chestnut and bitter chocolate sit beside a monochrome pallet of inky black and charcoal grey, drawing attention to the luscious yarns and sumptuous silhouettes.

Studio Knits. This collection of 21 great catwalk designs from the successful Rowan Studio brochures has been selected by Kate Buller.  It features a range of great garment designs for all seasons, with cardigans, tops, jackets, wraps, waistcoats and sweaters in a range of Rowan yarns.

Rowan Studio 21 is also now available. Understated elegance was the Autumn/Winter 2010 catwalks' main message.  With inspiration taken from 50's icons, this issue's theme is about desirable staples.  Established stitch details in sophisticated colours combine with sleek, urban silhouettes and modern details to make the designs both fresh and timeless.

There has been one change and an addition to the list of workshops for Autumn 2010.

If you wish to book a place on any of the workshops please email me at or call 01475 648089

Colour Blending 30th Oct 2010
For the spinners, we will be running a Colour Blending Workshop.
Includes how to card (using a drum carder), spin and ply creatively with colour for the best effect.
This is a brand new workshop for Once A Sheep and I think it will be an excellent follow up for those who want to take their spinning on a stage further.

Cost: £45.00
3 places available

Creative Crochet 20th Nov 2010
We will learn how to create amazing effects using different stitches to get texture in the surface of a crocheted fabric.
We will work with colour and different textures of yarns together to produce visually pleasing effects.
We will look at how to add texture and how to use these different elements in designing crocheted items.

Cost: £45.00
6 places available

Christmas Crochet 27th Nov 2010
Learn to make small gift items and decorations for Christmas using crochet techniques that lend themselves to glitz as well as being useful in regular crochet.
Make items to take away with you and learn the basics of designing your own small pieces.
All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any beads, sequins, sparkly yarn or other bits from your own collection to add to the fun.

Cost: £45.00
6 places available

Spinning for Beginners 11th Dec 2010
Suitable for beginners who want to learn the techniques required to spin their own yarn.
Wheels and all materials are provided.
By the end of the session you will understand the mechanics of wheel spinning, be able to card and draft fibre, spin, ply and skein your own yarn.

Cost: £45.00
3 places available

All workshops run from 10:30 to 3:30

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