Tuesday, February 08, 2011

It's February already!

Opening hours
Please note that the shop will now be opening 10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday to Saturday. (Monday opening remains at 13:00 - 17:00)

New in the shop

Rico Superba Bamboo. Super soft Merino and bamboo blend 4 ply yarn. Perfect for socks, shawls and garments. Available in 8 shades. (Apologies for the quality of the images)


Rowan Revive. 4 new shades in the popular Rowan Revive, recycled DK cotton/silk blend.



Debbie Bliss Bella 8 new designs from Debbie Bliss suitable for DK weight Cotton and Cotton blend yarn

Noro Flowers 2 with 12 new designs by Jenny Watson in the range of Noro Yarns including, laceweight, sockweight, DK and Aran weight

Rowan Purelife Classics 12 designs by Martin Storey featuring Rowan Purelife Revive and Organic Cotton

Rowan Summer Baby  20 designs for newborn to 4 year olds in beautiful spring and summer weight yarns


Saturday 26th February   
Colour blending for spinners

A course to learn how to create your own unique fibre blends for spinning
We will look at how to combine different colours and textures in carded batts and learn to spin them in different ways to see the effects they produce
The workshop will include how to combine colours to create complimentary and contrasting shades for knitting and weaving projects and we will add silk, alpaca and other fibres to our blends
This workshop is a lot of fun and involves quite a bit of plunging in and being creative
Suitable for all abilities of spinners from those who have just learned to those who are more experienced

Saturday 5th March
Learn to weave

Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom
Rigid heddle looms are easy to use and great for creative weaving
This course is for people who want to learn to weave from scratch or those who have been doing a bit of weaving on their own but need some guidance
We will use a range of plain, fancy and textured yarns to weave a sample and give you ideas to work on at home
We will also have a go at warping up a loom
All workshops run from 10:30 to 3:30 and cost £45.00
All materials and equipment are provided
Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided, lunch can be obtained from one of the many coffee shops, bakeries, bars or restaurants close by.
To reserve a place on any workshop please email karen@onceasheep.com or call Karen on 01475 648089
A deposit of £10 will secure your place.