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Friday Favourites
This week I have been busy working on a secret little Christmas gift for my two girls. My yarn of choice is our Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino with its wonderful range of colours and its soft squishiness.


You can see a little sneak peek of the finished gift a further down in the newsletter.

With that in mind, our Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino is our Friday Favourite of the week.

Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
Bright cotton colours and new pattern books
Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things!

Friday Favourite Conditions – Applies to in stock items only. No custom orders or lay-by. 10% Off does not apply to kits as they are already reduced. Special prices apply from launch of newsletter until 9am Monday.

Christmas Competition

Everyone loves to receive gifts, especially at this time of year!

In the spirit of the season we are giving away two of the fabulous Namaste Mini Clutches in the very festive red!


There will be two draws, one for our in-store, local customers and a second for our online customers. For your chance to win a Mini Clutch simply make a purchase over $20 between now and midday Christmas Eve (24th December).
All purchases must be over $20, excluding shipping. When checking out online orders please leave a note in the comments section requesting to be entered into the Christmas Competition. In store, please place a copy of your receipt (with your contact details written on the back) in the entry box.

Good Luck!

Gift – A – Long
More last minute gifts have been flying off the needles and hooks this week at Tangled Yarns!

There is still plenty of time to make quick handmade gifts for your loved ones. This week we have some special yet speedy suggestions.

Naalepuder by Liselotte Weller

Darning needles and pins are one of those things that always seem to go missing. Why not created one of these bright and cheery pin cushions of that crafty person in your life.


This is one that I made early in the year in some Noro Silk Garden Lite.


Yarn Suggestions:

Noro Silk Garden Lite or Silk Garden

Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece

Jo Sharp SoHo Cotton

Mug and French Press Jacket by MK Carroll

Make that morning coffee or tea ritual just that little bit more special with this adorable Mug and French Press Jacket. Knit in one piece, the base from the centre out and then the sides worked flat. Although the smocking stitch pattern looks complicated it doesn’t even require a cable needle!

Finished off with the perfect button, this will make a wonderful gift for office gift swaps.


Yarn Suggestions:

Cascade 220 or 220 Heathers

Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed

Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed

Flourish Bookmark by Nina Casey

A quick last minuted gift for any avid reader, ideal thank you gift for teachers. A great way to try your hand at lace knitting before committing to a larger lace project.


Yarn Suggestions:

Biggan Design 4ply

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Sumer Garden Granny Square by Lucy of Attic24

I always try to give my girls at least one handmade gift, something for them to keep and hopefully cherish.

Both girls have wonderful handmade baby dolls that they love to play mumma with. I thought I’d add the finishing touch to their wooden dolly cot…a crochet baby blanket.

The combination the Summer Garden Granny Square and the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Spring colours is super sweet.

I hope they love it!


Yarn Suggestions:

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Perl Grey

I am always on the look out for unique and special pieces to compliment knitwear. I was delighted to come across

these very special closures for knits.

Each of the original items are produced by hand using a safe lead free pewter.

I have been wearing a pair of the divine earrings for the past week and receive constant wonderful compliments!

Ball Winders & Swifts
Very popular items this time of year are our Ball Winders and Swifts.


We have two styles of swift, the compact metal umbrella style and the wooden windmill “Kiwi” skeiner swift. Paired

with the Royal Ball Winder, you’ll be winding up your skeins quicker than ever.

This might even be a great gift for your other half if they are the ones who hold your skein while you wind it!


I love gifts that are useful all year round. An EnviroSax or two would make the ideal gift for that person that has everything.


We have just received a shipment from EnviroSax and have added some great new styles…


We also have new stock of the super popular and very handy MiniSax!!


Don’t forget that EnviorSax bags make eco friendly gift wrapping, you can watch this video on how to wrap your gifts.

Yarn Magazine


This is another great trans-seasonal issue. Join us as we learn the secrets to an excellent fit with short row bust

shaping by Liz Haywood; find out how to spin art yarn singles; and have fun experimenting with the customisable

Sleeveless Cardigan – in this issue it has been converted to a swing jacket.

Yarn 4 Kids shows you how to make coiled bowls, while Debra Hinton sends us a beautiful Postcard from Iceland.

Jennie shares her Casting Off advice in part 2 (the final) of Happy Endings.

Patterns in this issue Include:

Freyja Icelandic Cardigan by Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir
Valentina Stole by Rita Nici
Art Yarn Wrap by Heather Dunn
SubTle Summer Top by Melissa Deutsch Scott
Customisable Sleeveless Cardigan converted to a Jacket by Wendy Knight & Christine Jones
The Red Dress (working notes) by Rose Long
Creative Cable Usage by Michelle Moriarty
Go for Baroque Bag by Mary Scott Huff
Maxi & Mary Jane Slip-ons by Patrizia Steadman
Animal Bathtime Buddies (washcloths) by Jenny King

Felt Magazine


Felt issue 4 covers wet and dry felting techniques, machine embellishing, felt-related articles, fulled knits, felt files, a

variety of projects and lots of visual inspiration. Beautiful rich colours are featured along with plant dyeing and lots

of exciting projects to keep your fingers felting through the summer.

Features include an article on Provenance by India Flint, Felting in the Outback by Tamara Burlando, an alternative

look at Samples by Liz Evans, New Zealand fibre travel by Ian Penrose, plus Felty Facts, Book Reviews, a gallery

and more.

Projects include

How to Plant Dye your silks and wool by Lindy Frayne
World Globe sheepillows by Tabitha Bilaniwskyj-Zarins
Needle Felt Bees by Jenny Romano
Creating Images in 2D by Robin Moore
Dreadlock Holiday Hats by Sharon Roberts
Machine Embellished Bag by Sam Pope
3D Shisha Mirror Necklace by Wendy Knight
Priscilla the wool felt Pig by Michelle Moriarty
Blue Moon Fulled (knit) Bag by Diane Leftwich


With the unusually cool spring weather we have had this year I found that I had a gap in my wardrobe. I keptreaching for a lighter weight little cardi only to find that none of my winter knits fitted the bill.

Then two weeks ago came across Daffodil by Orianna Eklund and I knew that I had found my solution.

Using two shades of Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette, Woodland and Sprig – I now have the ideal layer for over light

summery dresses.


Christmas Wreath

Some of you may recall me starting a Christmas Wreath last year…the silly season got the better of me and it didn’tget finished in time. So this year we have pulled it back out again and have been making leaves every spare

moment we get!


One of the things that I love most about this is that all of my staff have knitted at least one leaf so there is a little part

of each of them that I will always remember every time I put it up.

I hope to have a finished wreath to show you this year!

BrisStyle Indie Design Market – Christmas 2010

Get your jingle bells on this Saturday and head on down to Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything

handmade this Christmas, the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market from 9am-4pm at St. Augustine’s, Racecourse

Road, Hamilton.


Featuring a stunning and varied array of top quality handmade jewellery, accessories, clothing, homewares, toys,

artworks and heaps, heaps more this is your one stop destination for extra special gifts for that special someone

this Christmas Season.

Festive Season Trading Hours
There will be some small changes to our standard trading hours over the festive season. Details of our opening

hours are below and also on the front page of our website.

Our online store will remain open everyday throughout Christmas and New Year and online orders will be posted on

the first standard trading day between Christmas and New Year and again after the New Year.

Thursday 23rd December 9:30am to 4:30pm

Friday 24th December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Saturday 25th December Christmas Day CLOSED

Sunday 26th December Boxing Day CLOSED

Monday 27th December Public Holiday CLOSED

Tuesday 28th December Public Holiday CLOSED

Wednesday 29th December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Thursday 30th December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Friday 31st December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Saturday 1st January New Years Day CLOSED

Sunday 2nd January Public Holiday CLOSED

Monday 3rd January Public Holiday CLOSED


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