Monday, March 07, 2011

Newsletter for March 2011

New in the shop
The long awaited new book, Little Red in The City, from acclaimed Scottish Designer, Ysolda Teague, is due for publication in March and I am really looking forward to getting stocks of the book in soon.
In anticipation of the book arriving I now have stocks of Lorna's Laces in Ysolda Red (a colour blended by Ysolda herself) and Blackberry. Both colours are featured in one of the designs from the new book, Laika. I am busy knitting up a sample which is looking beautiful in the Ysolda Red colour.

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock

Ysolda Red


Noro Aya

As featured in Noro Flowers 2.

50% Cotton, 35% Silk, 15% wool
50 gram/135m
Needles 4mm-4.5mm/US5-7

New books have been delivered from both Rowan and Debbie Bliss.

Rowan Cotton Classics, 16 patterns for men and women designed by Martin Storey.

Debbie Bliss Eco Family. A collection celebrating friends and family in a range of designs for men, women and children. The knits are mostly relaxed and casual but there are also designs for a smarter look.

Debbie Bliss Beach Belles. A collection of six knits that have been designed to flatter "real women" with shapes that create waists or skim over hips.

Debbie Bliss magazine, Spring/Summer 2011. A collection of fashion designs created exclusively for the magazine featuring fabulous florals, colourful kids, designs to brighten the home and lots of lovely lace.

New in from Louisa Harding




Also new in from Interweave
Knitting Plus. Written by a plus size knitter to give you the tools and techniques you need to create garments that fit and flatter you. Includes 15 patterns.


Spinning for Beginners 9th April 2011
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

Silk Spinning 14th May 2011
The opportunity to sample some luxury fibre and learn to spin all forms of silk
This course will explore how to spin the different forms of silk and how to get different thicknesses and types of yarn from them
Suitable for all levels of spinners (on wheels or spindles) except for complete beginners (ie: those who cannot spin at all)

Crochet for Beginners 11th June 2011
A flexible crochet day suitable for both beginners and those who want to learn more
There will be a chance to learn or brush up on basic crochet stitches in the morning and to learn broomstick crochet in the afternoon, but feel free to bring your own agenda as this will be a flexible learning day!
All yarns and equipment will be supplied but you are welcome to bring some of your own yarns too

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 or call Karen on 01475 648089
A deposit of £10 will secure your place.

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