Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 2011 News

New in the shop

Little Red In The City is now in stock and on sale for £18.00, more than a collection of beautiful contemporary patterns this stunning new book from Ysolda Teague gives you all you need to know to make sure you create the perfect fitting garment every time.

Last month I showcased some of the new yarns and pattern books due in from Rowan, this month I thought I would give you a taste of what is to come from Debbie Bliss. With some beautiful new yarns and pattern booklets I'm finding it hard to decide what to knit up first!

All Autumn/Winter 2011/12 Yarns and patterns will be arriving from now through to Sept/Oct. I will keep you posted as soon as they appear in the shop.

Due in very soon from Debbie Bliss

8 stunning designs in Debbie Bliss Angel, a beautiful blend of Kid Mohair and Silk. These designs will also look stunning in the new Debbie Bliss Angel range called Party Angel featuring shimmering strands of sparkly thread, just in time for the winter party season.
25g/ Approx 200m
Quality:- 76% Super Kid Mohair, 24% Silk
Care:- Hand wash
Needles:- 3.25mm-5mm/US3-8
Tension:- 10cm: 18-24sts x 23-34 rows

Six more designs for Andes—the beautiful Baby Alpaca and Mulberry Silk blend from Debbie Bliss.

Eight designs from Debbie Bliss in Rialto Chunky, a beautiful new addition to the Rialto Family.
50g/ Approx 60m
Quality:- 100% Merino Wool
Care:- Machine wash at 30°c
Needles:- 6.5mm/US10.5
Tension:- 10cm: 15 sts x 21 rows

Six new designs from Debbie Bliss in Glen, using the simplest of stitches and styles.
The knits are all based on squares and rectangles with minimal shaping, ideal for new knitters or those who want to relax with an easy knit project.
Fibres: 30% Fine Alpaca,30% Merino Wool, 40% Acrylic
Weight: 50g
Length: 90m
Needles: 6.5mm/US10
Tension 10cm sq: 21rows x 14sts

Six designs using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and Rialto ranges set in the beautiful Charleston House, home of the writers and painters known as the Bloomsbury Group.

Six country house designs by Debbie Bliss in Luxury Tweed Aran and Luxury Tweed Chunky.
Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Aran Tweed.
85% Wool
15% Angora
88m/50g Ball
Needle: 5mm US8
Tension: 10cm 24rows x 18sts
Machine washable 30°C
Made in Kilcar, Ireland

Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Chunky

85% Wool
15% Angora
100m/100g Ball
Needle: 6.5mm US10.5
Tension: 10cm 18rows x 12sts
Machine washable 30°C
Made in Kilcar, Ireland


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Inside Crochet


Weaving for Beginners 27 August 2011
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

Getting the most from your Rigid Heddle Loom 12 November 2011
This workshop is for those who can already do some basic weaving but want to get more out of their loom
We will cover use of texture and colour, fleece weaving, pick ups and Leno
There will also be a refresher on warping the loom

All workshops run from 10:30 to 3:30 and cost £45.00
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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