25.01.13

It looks like we have a wet end to the holidays with plenty of rain predicted for the weekend….ideal conditions to snuggle in with some yarn, a hot cup of tea and a good read.

Whatever you are up to this long weekend, stay dry, stay safe if you venture out & about and most importantly enjoy time doing something that makes you happy.

We have lots of exciting news to share with you again this week – settle in!

Friday Finds

A little bit of what we have loved this week…

Stradbroke by Deanne Ramsay (crochet)

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Cameo by Paulina Popiolek (knit)

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Blooming Baby Blanket by Natalie Gowen (crochet)

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Piccole Onde by Kelly Straub (knit)

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Cascade Heritage Sock


Tangled Handmade

Over the past almost 4 years we have fielded requests almost daily to purchase
our adorable little knitted & crocheted items in store.

Each time I explain that the ‘sample’ garments are actually my children’s clothes
from when they were babies so they have way too much sentimental value.

We are also very careful to explain that the patterns are licensed by the designers
and therefore it would be against copy-write to sell the finished garments without permission.

However I do understand that many know how to knit but not crochet and vice versa, and that time can sometimes be against us…and we certainly embrace the giving handmade!!

So with this in mind I am excited to announce a new edition to the Tangled Yarns family…..

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We have been busy working closely together with a some wonderful designers who have given Tangled Yarns permission to pass on the Handmade love with our finished products.

Our own Tangled Yarns designs will also feature in our Tangled Handmade goodies.

Many of you may recall seeing some adorable little blankets that Alice was working on towards the end of last year. One of the first designers on our list was of course the amazingly talented Lucy from Attic 24.
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Over the coming weeks we will add to our collection of items for Tangled Handmade, revealing the designs that will be lovingly made by the Tangled Yarns team.

Designs will include baby cardigans, booties and hats, blankets, bunting plus a few extra little surprises along the way.
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As each item is unique, Tangled Handmade items will only be available in store for the time being. But as always, if you see something that we share in our newsletter or our Facebook page please feel free to contact us and we will see what we can do.

I hope you love Tangled Handmade as much as we do!

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The Simple Things

Another new addition to the store this week….
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The Simple Things is published thirteen times a year and celebrates the things that matter most.

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It’s about slowing down, enjoying what you have, making the most of where you live, enjoying the company of friends and family, and making simple food for friendly gatherings. We like to grown some of our own vegetables, visit local markets, rummage in thrift shop, and decorate home with the plunder.

And we like to thing that the small things we do make a difference in the long run – whether is’s making, up-cycling, growing, cooking, entertaining, escaping or relaxing.

Issue 5 is packed with ideas for a brilliant start to the new year!

Here are just a few of the highlights:

Making homemade pasta – it’s fun AND delicious!
Try pinhole photography, you’ll be amazed
Lift your spirits by using the power of colour in your life
Discover the pleasures of keeping chickens: fresh eggs are only half the story
Make a gorgeous paper candle shade

A sneak peek inside….

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Simply Crochet


Yet more wet weather reading!

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Simply Crochet is a brand new dedicated crochet magazine from the makers of Mollie Makes.

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Featuring over 20 crochet patterns every month and technical advice, clear instructions and crochet inspiration, Simply Crochet will get you hooked on handmade!

Simply Crochet is packed full of ideas for lovers of the wonderfully versatile craft of crochet.

Inside this issue you will find gorgeous designs for home, accessories and gift ideas plus great tutorials.

A sneak peek inside…
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Copies are very limited for this first issue but if you do miss out
we are hoping to have more on the way from next month.

Please email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to be placed on a waiting list.
We will let you know as soon as possible if we are able to secure more copies.

Rest assured we will have plenty of copies available for future issues!

Cascade

Amazing but we needed another small top up from Cascade this week!

The majority of this shipment is customer orders but we have added several new colours to our wide range of Cascade Heritage Sock yarns…


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Christmas Green, Strawberry Cream, Lemon, Anis, Lilac

Our Cascade Heritage Sock in its bold and bright colours are perfect for all
forms of colour work or simply for adding some colour to your life.

Sun Valley Socks by Karin Aida

Double Heelix by Jeny Staiman

Vellamo by Taina Anttila

Ball Winders & Swifts

After being wiped out over the festive season we were delighted
to receive our shipment of Ball Winders and Metal Umbrealla Swifts this week!

Clover


Just in time for our new groups of crochet students,
a new shipment of goodies has arrived from Clover including our Soft Touch Crochet hooks.

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Classes

Another busy weekend ahead, our regular Tech Support Session is at 10am tomorrow with Anita and a fresh batch of keen crochet students start our Learn To Crochet course on Sunday!

As always our classes have filled fast but we do have the odd space left in some upcoming classes.

Entrelac
Thursday 31st January 6pm

Continental Knitting
Saturday 2nd & 9th February 1am

Learn to Knit Socks (Top Down)
Thursday 7th, 14th & 21st February 6pm

Don’t forget our regular Tech Support Sessions are held every week –

Tuesday’s at 12noon

Wednesday’s at 10am

Thursday’s at 10am

Saturday’s at 10am

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
if you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns


Our customer, Liz popped in to visit the other day and told me of her latest project plans.

This week it has all come together and I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you!

This is a thrifted disco light with an amazing transformation….

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Liz removed all the ‘disco bling’ and replaced it with African Flower hexagons in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

Now the only question is where can I find a light of my own!?

Derrin has whipped up a stunning splash of colour in our Cascade Ultra Pima Quatro.

This is Sweet November Knit Shawl by Caryl Pierre.


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It has been some time since I last knit socks but I couldn’t resist making these ones for my mum.

I have used two lone skeins of Tosh Sock (Molly Ringwald & Smoke Stock) and the pattern is LoveSocks by Devon Clement.

I love the quirky twist of alternating the main colour and contrast colour on each sock and the super sweet heart on each heel.


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The only modification that I made was to make the ribbed cuff a twisted rib.

Sadly the majority of our Tosh Sock has flown out the door but some of the new colours I just added to our Heritage Sock would be ideal if you are keen to make your own pair of Love Socks!


Australia Day Long Weekend


Tangled Yarns will be open Saturday 26
th and Sunday 27th January over the long weekend.

We will be closed on the public holiday Monday 28th January.

As always our online store will remain open and all online orders will be processed and shipped when we return on Tuesday.

Inspiring your passion

Kelly


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