Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 2012 Newsletter

Important Information

Once A Sheep will be closed for annual holidays from 1st-14th July inclusive. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have yarn on order or layby please let me know if you will require it before the 1st July.
New in the shop

Now available in the shop is Rowan's latest edition of the Studio Range, Rowan Studio 27 features Rowan Wool Cotton and Wool Cotton 4 ply.

I have now ordered yarns and pattern brochures from Debbie Bliss, Noro and Rowan for Autumn/Winter 2012/13.

Here's a very sneaky peak at some new Rowan yarns and patterns:


Also coming soon are Rowan 52 the Autumn/Winter 2012/13 Magazine, new brochures for Kidsilk Haze, Rowan Tweed, Rowan Purelife and Big Wool/Drift.

Space prevents me from featuring shots of all of the individual patterns but you can see just how exciting the new season will be. Next month's newsletter will feature the Debbie Bliss ranges for next season.

In other news I'm delighted to let you know that is now live. Whilst the online shop currently features a limited range, I will be adding more products to the website every day.

Workshop Information

All workshops run from 10:30 to 15:30 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

Improve Your Spinning with Janet Renouf Miller 21st July 2012

A course for anyone who can spin, even if not very well, but also suitable for those who are competent at basic techniques and want to improve their repertoire
We will look at how to spin different thicknesses of yarn, how to produce different types of yarns and how to use different fibres to best effect
We will have some fun with plying techniques and learn to make 3 ply yarns and use plying to get different effects

Professional Finishing Techniques with Carol Meldrum 25th August 2012

Often with hand knitted garments it can be the finishing off that can let you down
On this workshop we will show you how to give that professional look to your knitted garments
On the day we will work through tried and tested increasing and decreasing methods, picking up stitches and creating button holes and button bands
We will also look at the various mattress stitch methods and where and when to use them to get the best results
On the day you will be asked to bring a selection of pre knitted swatches with you to sew together
You must be confident with basic knitting techniques


Finished Objects

I have finally finished my Aeolian shawl which began as a Knit-along (KAL) last June but was left to hibernate from last August. I began to work on it again in May as I couldn't bear the thought of leaving it for a whole year. Once I picked it up again, I fell in love with it again and couldn't put it down. I used Breagha hand dyed Bluefaced Leicester lace weight and nearly 3000 beads!
I have also completed two Slouchy hats for my two daughters (goodness knows why they decided they needed hats in June, perhaps the Scottish weather?) and a pair of simple Noro socks.

Meet your fellow crafters and learn something new

Knit and Knatter
Wednesday 10:00-14:00
Thursday     20:00-22:00

Spin Saturday
First Saturday of the month

Clyde Coast Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Third Sunday of the month
See the Clyde Coast website for details of membership and activities

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