27.05.11

Friday Favourites

Last week some of our new buttons were featured in the newsletter on a project of Lauren’s – a little Paxton.

Not only were the buttons adored but we also received several emails for more details on the project in particular the yarn used.

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Lauren has used the super soft and squishy WOOLGanic Organic Merino…ideal for tiny little newborns.

WOOLganics was one of the first yarns that we stocked when we first opened over two years ago and has always been a strong favourite.

Join us with some organic love this week while our WOOLganics DK Merino is our Friday Favourite.

Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks

Bright woollen colours and new pattern books

Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with string

These are a few of my favourite things!

Friday Favourite Conditions – No holds 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.

Head Hands & Heart


There has been a real cold snap here in Brisbane this week. Time for some quick and chunky knits! The timing of our latest WOOLganics Head Hands & Heart shipment couldn’t have been more perfect.

We have replenished our existing colours and added three new colours –

Wind, Violet & Petal

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Even my girls have complained and they don’t usually don’t feel the cold.

(seriously what is it with little people and the cold?!)

I jumped at the chance to whip up something to keep them warm…

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The pattern is Autumn Leftovers by Jane Richmond. I have made some small modifications to re-size the baby/toddler pattern to fit my two.

Some other ideas for HHH….

Shawl Collar Vest by Jennifer Miller

Stolen Moments Wrap by Amy Swenson

Happy Solitude Cowl by Veera Valimaki

Through the Woods by Kalurah

Cascade Yarns
After our Cascade order went for a little visit in London it finally arrived on our doorstep yesterday much to my relief!

Fresh out of the box we have plenty of new stock of Cascade 220.
Ideal for Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood or Emilien by Ariane Caron-Lacoste for the man in your life.

New stock also of our massively popular Cascade Eco!

Eco is such a versatile yarn, perfect not only for blankets and throws but also garments such as Owls by Kate Davies, Heather Hoodie Vest by Debbie O’Neill and of course Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.

This week I have added something a little special to our Cascade Yarns range….the oh so soft Cascade Eco Alpaca! This yarn is incredibly soft and silky; at first touch you would be forgiven for thinking that it is cashmere.

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I test knit Eco Alpaca last year by knitting my
Garter Yoke Cardigan and simply fell in love with the yarn.

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More

Eco Alpaca inspiration….

Essential Cardigan by Laura Grutzeck

Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane

Shaelyn by Leila Raabe

Basic Chic Hoodie by Bonne Marie Burns

Knit A Long Updates


The end of our May Cable Knit-A-Long and our extended Blanket KAL is fast approaching!

I decided there was enough time for me to squeeze a final cable project in for the month and whipped up a Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson in the Fire Head Hands & Heart.

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Unfortunately with the crazy month that I have had this month my Umaro blanket didn’t quite make the deadline…maybe next month!

Entries for both Knit-A-Longs close at midnight 31st May and the winner will be announced in our newsletter on 3rd June.

Simply email in your finished cable projects photos to go in the draw and win your purchase price of yarn* back as a gift voucher.


*up to the amount of $50, yarn must be purchased from Tangled Yarns during May.

Anniversary Surprise Blanket

Many of you may recall the amazing blanket that Derrin made me for the stores second anniversary.

We have had so many requests for the pattern that Derrin has written it up for us. You can now find it on Ravelry!

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BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets


Get your winter woolies on and head on in to your favourite destination for everything handmade under the stars The BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market, King George Square this Friday night, May 27 from 5pm-9pm.

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As always, they will be showcasing a huge lineup of Brisbane’s best Indie Designers which will include their regular talented marketeers along with some very exciting new ones.

Along with the amazing array of handmade homewares, bags, jewellery, accessories and art you may spy some randomly gifted soft toys! That’s right, BrisStyle’sMega Toy Drop that has been taking over the city is set to culminate in the Square this Friday night. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some sweet softies in the stalls as well as around the square.

In the meantime, pop on over to the BrisStyle Inc. website for a sneak peek of all the Designers who will be there and follow the Toy Dropping excitement on the blog!

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The markets will be trading rain or shine so if the weather is a little on the crazy side, make sure to head to the large undercover Deck located above The Groove Train in King George Square.

Sponsored by the Brisbane City Council, the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market is an event not to be missed. Support your local community and shop ethically amongst the stars at Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything handmade!

Saviours of the Lost Arts


Brisbane
will celebrate all things crafty and handmade with the return of Brisbane City Council’s Saviours of the Lost Arts program this month.

Saviours of the Lost Arts, running from 31 May – 11 June, is a chance to taste-test free craft classes plus showcase and sell handmade wares.

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From a Winter Warm Up Knit-A-Long to a Crafty Dads class on constructing paper planes, Saviours of the Lost Arts offers hands-on workshops across the city in more than thirty crafts including knitting, felting, origami, glass beading, upholstery, lapidary, silver smithing, woodturning and chutney-making.

No experience is required just a willingness to pick up scissors, knitting needles or some paint and have some fun.

Importantly, participants will also have the opportunity to network as well as learn how to successfully turn a craft into a micro-business.

Supporting the resurgence of craft, Saviours of the Lost Arts celebrates age-old craft traditions and encourages the passing on of these skills from generation to generation.

The highlight of the Saviours of the Lost Arts program will be a Craft Fair held in King George Square on Wednesday, 1 June from 8am to 4pm where an eclectic range of craft makers demonstrate and sell beading, embroidery, knitting, felting, patchwork, stitchery and more.

Brisbane City Council has partnered with over 60 craft guilds and organisations throughout Brisbane to deliver Saviours of the Lost Arts.

To register for a Saviours of the Lost Arts workshop email sotla@brisbane.qld.gov.au

The Lost Arts Craft Fair on Wednesday 1 June is open to everyone and no bookings are required.

Detailed information about each workshop is available online at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/live

Classes & Workshops

Our classes are filling up fast with new faces keen to learn and regulars challenging themselves with something new.

Our Learn To Knit Socks classes scheduled for June are filling fast!
Saturday 4th, 11th, and 18th from 1-3pm or Thursday 16th, 23rd and 30th from 6-8pm.

During these classes you’ll learn how to create beautiful socks, great for the cool weather we’ve been having – and they’re a perfect portable knitting project

Please note that this is an intermediate class – you will need to know how to comfortably knit in the round using either magic loop or double point needles.

All of our standard classes are $25.00 per two hour lesson.

Bookings are required and can be made by calling the store on 07 3666 0276


Don’t forget the two Biggan Design workshops on offer –

Fair Isle Technical Support Workshop
After holding several Colourwork workshops designed for the beginner we thought we would offer something for the more advanced colourwork knitter.

Our Fair Isle Technical Support Workshop is a student driven workshop, with students bringing in their project or pattern of their choice for advice and technical help.

Saturday will be focused on Fair Isle tips and tricks and Sunday will focus on steeking with crochet hook or sewing machine.
Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June
10am – 2pm

$170 per person, including light lunch

Top Down Cardigan Workshop
This workshop is designed to unlock the mystery of top down knitting! Over three classes you will create a top down cardigan designed by Biggan whilst learning cast on, raglan and shaping techniques.

Saturday 25th June, 9th July & 23rd July
10am – 2pm

$250 per person plus supplies

We do require a 50% non-refundable or transferable deposit to secure a place in these workshops as soon as possible. Payment can be made either in store, via direct deposit, PayPal or phoning the store on 07 3666 0276 with your Visa or MasterCard details.

A Night with Biggan

We have had the pleasure of having Biggan Dups in store frequently over the past few months and she never fails to surprise me with one amazing knitted outfit after another.

Many of you have fallen in love with her garments after seeing the numerous different ways that they can be worn. One of the benefits of knitting your own garments is that you can tailor them to your own body shape.

We would like to invite you to join us for a very special evening with Biggan. This event will focus on the Biggan Design knitwear range, you will have the opportunity to meet with Biggan and her lovely daughter Henrietta.

They will then take you through the versatile garments designed by Biggan as they show you how easy they are to wear. Afterwards you will have the exceptional opportunity to try on many of the garments in the collection and have a better understand on how you can create the look yourself.

Wednesday 8th June
6:30pm – 8:30pm

This exclusive event is strictly by invitation only. If you would like to find out more, please contact tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

Made by Megan


This week we have some spectacular Chocolate Shortbread and Lemon-Blueberry Yoghurt Cake to accompany your tea and coffee!

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Facebook Page
 
It is a week after officially launching our Tangled Yarns Facebook page and we have been having a great time sharing images and a little of our day to day at Tangled Yarns!

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly
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