Friday, July 01, 2011

June news.

New in the shop

The eagerly anticipated new book from Ysolda Teague, Little Red in The City, is due into the shop in the next fortnight. If you would like a copy reserved, drop me an email and I will put a copy aside for you.

New magazines in this month are :

Designer Knitting Early Fall 2011 (formerly Vogue Knitting) Click here for photos of all the stunning patterns in this edition.

The Knitter


Coming very soon from Rowan.
Rowan 50.

This is a lushly photographed collection that will have you slowly leafing through more than 100 pages of designs and articles with another 100 pages plus dedicated to instructions. Each of the three distinct design stories - Wildwood, Finesse and Winter Essentials - brings a broad range of styles, sizes and techniques.

Wildwood uses the autumnal colors of rural Britain in its heirloom arans, finely detailed intarsia and FairIsle floral sweaters, and richly striped wraps. Finesse uses retro influences from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s for a collection that heralds a return to feminine curves and classical understatement. Winter Essentials takes the fashionable shapes and textures of the coming autumn/winter ready-to-wear collections and simplifies them making them accessible to knitters.

Nordic Tweed.
21 designs using Rowan's new yarns Rowan Tweed, Fine Tweed, Colourspun and Kid Classic.

Purelife Home.

A collection of 14 knitted and crocheted patterns for the home.


15 designs for men in a variety of yarns including Lima, Felted Tweed and Big Wool.

Winter Warmers.

32 designs featuring garments, homewares and accessories using new Alpaca Chunky and Lima.

Crochet for Beginners 23 July 2011
A flexible crochet day suitable for beginners and those who want to polish up their skills and learn more
You will learn basic crochet stitches and techniques and, in order for you to get the most from the day, there will be the opportunity to ask for specific tips and advice
All yarns and equipment will be supplied but you are welcome to bring some of your own yarns too

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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