Saturday, December 03, 2011

December Newsletter

Debbie Bliss
Thank you to everyone who came to meet Debbie Bliss on November 7th, it was a fantastic day and a wonderful opportunity to try on all the styles featured in Debbie's latest design books. Thank you also to all the bakers who brought such delicious home baking!
All the photos can be viewed here Debbie Bliss visit.

A final thank you to everyone who made a donation, we raised £100 to support the Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock.

Christmas Wish List Service
As it's December I feel it's now acceptable to use the "C" word. Yes Christmas is fast approaching and I'm sure we all have something woolly on our list for Santa.
Two simple steps will guarantee your Christmas happiness this year.
  1. Collect a form from Once A Sheep, fill in details of what is on your wish list and leave it with me in the shop (or you can email your wish list to me at
  2. Using your Wish List, Once A Sheep will “advise” gift buyers what might be a suitable purchase for their intended recipient
Alternatively Gift Vouchers are available for any value which may be exchanged for any items from the shop.

New in the shop
Whilst I know we are still in December, I have had a preview of all the Spring/Summer collections for 2012 and I think you are in for a treat, along with a host of new pattern brochures and books, there are some lovely new yarns. I will bring you more on this as soon as I have pictures.

In the meantime we have several new books in stock.

The new Kim Hargreaves book Scarlet
Twenty one designs, including garments & accessories.
Yarns: Rowan Fine Lace,
Cashsoft 4ply, Pima Cotton,
Kidsilk Haze, Baby Alpaca DK,
Lima, Kid Classic, Cocoon,
Felted Tweed Aran, Boucle,
Alpaca Chunky, Big Wool &
Amy Butler Sweet Harmony

Sarah Hatton's new booklet Vintage Inspired Projects
A collection of 7 garments and 2 accessories, all with a feminine vintage feel.

Martin Storey, Aran Knits 
23 Handknit Designs in Rowan yarns by Martin Storey.
Inspired by traditional fishermen's sweaters from around the British Isles, the 23 classic cable and Aran projects in this book are perfect for knitters who want to experience the delight of creating Aran texture without finding the patterns too complicatied to knit.

Kim Hargreaves Vintage Designs to Knit
25 Timeless Patterns for Women & Men from the Rowan Collection. Edited by Kate Buller.

Rowan Studio 25.
Studio 25 is inspired by the coming festive season. The collection includes 'must have' Nordic pattered garments as well as elegant, easy to wear evening pieces. Martin Storey uses Kidsilk Haze, Kid Classic and Shimmer to create a collection that lets you select the perfect festive knit for you and the party season.

Creative Crochet 28 January 2012 
Learn how to create amazing effects using different stitches to get texture in the surface of a crocheted fabric 
Work with colour and different textures of yarns together to produce visually pleasing effects 
Look at how to add texture and how to use these different elements in designing crocheted items
Creative Spinning 25 February 2012 
Get creative with texture, fibres and colour in this workshop designed to unleash your artistic side! 
You will learn unusual techniques for producing wonderful, unique art yarns 
You will be encouraged spin beyond your comfort zone
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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