Thursday, August 18, 2011

August News

New in the shop

I have some exciting news, unfortunately I can't share the details with you just yet, but just as a teaser try to keep the morning of Monday 7Th November free in your diary for a trip to Once A Sheep! For now my lips are sealed!

The new yarns and most of the pattern books for Autumn Winter 2011 are now in stock. Combining beautiful colours and textures they will make this Winter's knitting an absolute pleasure.

I was so excited by all that loveliness that I re-discovered my knitting "mojo" that had eluded me a little over the summer. So here is what I have finished so far:

Cordial in Rowan Drift from Rowan Magazine 50 (The pattern itself features Rowan Big Wool)

Crystal Bolero in Rowan Alpaca Chunky from Rowan Winter Warmers

Holly Hat in Rowan Alpaca Chunky from Rowan Winter Warmers. I can tell that this is going to become a favourite yarn and pattern book!

Veny Hat in Rowan Colourspun from Rowan Nordic Tweed.

And now I have cast on the cover pattern, Bow Jacket,  from Debbie Bliss Time For Tweed. I am using DB Luxury Tweed Aran in 033 Scarlet, identical to the cover shot.

Finally we also have new colours in the existing ranges of:
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, Rialto DK, Luxury Tweed and Andes
Rowan Felted Tweed Lima and Big Wool
Rico Essentials Merino DK and Aran

Coming soon are new "one ball" scarf yarns from Designer Yarns, Rico and Rowan.


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

Silk Spinning 10th September 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)

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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