07.06.13

The winter season has well and truly kicked in!

We have been extremely busy with lovely full classes, wonderfully chatty social sessions and heaps of knitters & crocheters keen to start new projects.

We have lots of lovely customer & staff projects to share with you in our Whats on the needles at Tangled Yarns.

This weekend is the Queens Birthday long weekend and Tangled Yarns will be open
ALL WEEKEND!

We will be open our regular hours on Saturday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm and will be open from 10am – 3pm on the Monday public holiday.

Brown Sheep

Even though the temperature has dropped our Cotton Fleece remains a strong favourite.

We have just unpacked a lovely large shipment of colour that is making its way to our shelves.


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Swing by Ses Springett {knit}

Summer Garden Granny Square by Lucy of Attic24 {crochet}

Rhubarb Crumble by Joeli Caparco {knit}

Papillon Scarf by Birgit Tuchsen {crochet}

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This week I am excited to add another fantastic publication to our Tangled Yarns collection!!

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Pom Pom is a quarterly, collectable publication based in London, UK for smart, creative types who like knitting patterns with a modern aesthetic, great photography and interesting writing.


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We’re also into lots of other types of crafts and of course music, fashion, art, food and just generally making the world a little more beautiful with the things we make!

Pom Pom was set up in 2012 by Lydia Gluck and Meghan Fernandes. They knew (like you probably did!) that knitting is super-cool, but felt like based on the way it was presented in the media, it didn’t always look super-cool to the naked eye. So backed by their amazingly talented army of friends who also happen to be designers, writers, photographers and all-around wonderful people, they got started making a magazine, hoping to present knitting and craft in the best possible light!

Lydia was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics, and still thinks that grammar is the most interesting thing ever. She also does music stuff, drawing stuff, knitting stuff and writing stuff. All kinds of stuff really.

Meghan is an American transplant to London, where she’s lived for almost a decade. Lured by the streets of Bloomsbury and ancient libraries, she came over to study English Literature, and – oops! – forgot to leave. She wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th century women’s literature and has worked for a publisher, a gallery and a knitting shop – leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine.


This week we launch with the the latest issue #5!


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It’s full of wilderness inspired fun and knitted goodness.
This is the first anniversary issue and lots of lovely designers joined forces to help celebrate!

First up is our cover superstar by the wonderfully talented shawl designer, Beth Kling.

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Then is this super-cute, retro top from Andi Satterlund.
It features lots of nice details like some tidy waist shaping and a neat ribbed edge at the sleeves.

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And then this very dreamy, woodsy shawl from the inimitable Caitlin ffrench.

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Next up we have a cropped cardigan by Nadya Stallings with a decidedly ‘Parent Trap’ vibe.

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Followed up by this quick and fun lace scarf from Meghan Jackson.


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And last but not least, it’s some cosy bed socks from Lydia Gluck.

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Issue #5 also includes some great articles, including a peek into the Devon life of Viola dyer Emily Foden at her new home at John Arbon Textiles, a look at the ins and outs of crafty tattoos, a pretty darn delicious recipe for s’mores brownies, handy tutorials and lots more!


Interweave Spin Off

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The history of spinning comes alive in the latest issue of Spin-Off Magazine.


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The theme of this issue is history. Spinning’s past is old, but the stories and inspiration that come from it are fresh and intriguing.

There are more than a few fascinating topics covered int his issue.

The feature articles of Spin-Off Summer 2013 let you:

Discover spindle spinners of the Postcard Golden Age with some beautiful examples

Learn the intriguing history and creation of spindle whorls from across the world

Meet Florence Feldman-Wood shares her story about The Spinning Wheel Sleuth, her go-to publication for
information about rare and antique wheels

Understand the spinning tools that were simultaneously a result and a cause of the Industrial Revolution

Follow the restoration process for the Jane Austen House Museum spinning wheel

Learn how Louie Garcia is preserving traditional cotton spinning and weaving techniques

There is also an interesting feature on the ancient textile technique of sprang, a form of braiding that forms a flexible, woven cloth. There’s a great feature about George Washington’s silk sprang sash as well as a handspun sprang gallery.


Cascade

Our shipments from Cascade are coming thick and fast as we top up our most popular yarns and continue to build winter stock.

This week we have new deliveries of our Baby Alpaca Chunky, 128 Superwash Chunky.


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Baby Alpaca Chunky

Hiker’s Waistcoat by The Fibre Company {knit}

Chunky Circle Scarf by Lindsi (People Webs) {crochet}

Rosa’s Caponcho by Emma Fassio {knit}

Snow Day Scarf by Rachel H {crochet}


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128 Superwash Chunky

Waffle Cone Slouchy Hat by Julie King {crochet}

Thirty-eight by Jane Cochran {knit}

Accidental Cowl by Elizabeth Trantham {crochet}

One Night, One Skein, Seed Stitch Cowl by Diana Levine {knit}

Noro

More luscious Noro has been unpacked and is already disappearing fast.

In particular we have new stock of Taiyo and Silk Garden.


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Taiyo

Bulky Ribbed Scarf / Cowl by Alicaia Bergin {crochet}

Eternalism Vest by Talitha Kuomi {knit}

Inga’s Hakelbeutel by Inga Joana Mertens {crochet}

Cutting Ferns Shawl by Erica Jackofsky {knit}


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Silk Garden

Chevron Cowl by Cheryl Cambras {crochet}

Potato Chip Scarf by Barbara Aguiar {knit}

Mini Messenger Bag by Amy O’Neill Houck {crochet}

Silk Moon Crescent Shawlette by Jaala Spiro {knit}

Knit Pro


A much needed delivery of our Knit Pro needles and accessories arrived earlier this week.

Unfortunately due to a recent rush many of the smaller sized Symfonie tips have been back ordered by our supplier. New stock will be heading our way later this month.
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Addi

It seems I’m not the only one who is in love with the Addi Click Long Lace tips, we sold out in a flash.

Thankfully new Addi stock for all our click tips, cables and sets has now arrived!


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GEMS

Last week we launched our fabulous little GEMS Stitch Markers and is seems you all loved them as much as we do!

Many sizes and colours didn’t make it through the weekend…luckily we have some more for you this week.


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When I was busy wrapping and packing our online orders on Monday I discovered a nifty little trick. Our GEMS tins fit perfectly in our Namaste Better Buddy cases and because they are metal they stick to the magnetic interior lids.

Best I order some more Better Buddy cases in a hurry!

Classes

Oops! Last week I had a few typo’s in the class dates so I thought I would re-cap some of the upcoming dates….

Skills Development Workshops

Saturday 6th July
12noon – 3pm
Little Set of Stripes Hat / Greyhaven Hat

Saturday 3rd August
12noon – 3pm
Mapleton Scarf / Wrap

Wednesday 3rd July
10am – 1pm
Cast On…Cast Off
Saturday 20
th July
1pm – 4pm
Continental Crash Course


Wednesday 31
st July
10am – 1pm
Cast On…Cast Off

Saturday 31st August
12noon – 3pm
Japanese Flower Crochet

Cowl Workshops

Wednesday 19th June
10am – 1pm
Greyhaven Cowl

Sunday 23rd June
11am – 2pm
Paper Lanterns Cowl

Wednesday 17th July
10am – 1pm
Turbulence Cowl

You can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

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


Earlier in the week Rachel brought in a couple of wonderful finished projects.

This is a Poplar Cowl by Kelbourne Woolens Design Team {knit} in three colours of our Fibre Company Organik.


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Also off the hook this week is a stunning Dory by Lisa Gutierrez {crochet} in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca.


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This caused such a flurry when it came into the shop…several of us may have been inspired to start our own!

Maureen has more projects to share, first up she has a hat – Man Thing by Justyna Lorkowska {knit} in our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky.


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I love this hat, I made one for my dad last year. It only takes one skein of our 128 Chunky and it is super quick!

Maureen also shared with me a finished Curtain Call Cowl by Thao Nguyen {knit} in one of my hand dyed yarns, a very special blend of camel and silk.


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Liz has just finished a colourful Going Around in Circles Scarf by Mimi Alelis {crochet} in our Noro Taiyo Sock.


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This colourful little Gwendolyn by Georgie Hallam {knit} for a special little girl in Liz’s life.

Liz has used our Noro Silk Garden Lite.


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Excited about a grandchild that is on the way, Robin whipped up this adorable little cardi.

The pattern is Bow Tie Baby by Rhiannon McCulloch {knit} and Robin has used our Biggan Design 4ply Merino.


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Kim was unable to resist the lure of our new Fibre Company Road to China Light and three skeins quickly became a beautiful Calm Cowl by Sazana Davidovic. {crochet}


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To keep her little boy warm, Anita has just finished Tea with Jam and Bread by Heidi Kirrmaier {knit} in our Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted.


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Derrin dropped a her finished Mapleton by Deanne Ramsay in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca.


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This is so beautiful! I may just have to start one of my own…now to decide on which yarn to use.

If you would like to make your own Mapleton scarf / shawl don’t forget we have our Mapleton Scarf Skills Development Workshop on Saturday 3
rd August at 12noon.

Off my needles after several weeks is Cradle Me by Anne Hanson {knit}. I have used our Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Ecru.

This is for a lovely friend who recently welcomed a new grandchild into her family.


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My brothers birthday is in a couple of days and to keep him warm I have just finished a hat in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca. I looked at lots of different hat patterns but decided to go with one that I made for my dad previously as it was such a great fit.

The pattern is Masculine & Feminine by Lindsay Potter. {knit}

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I was after something light, squishy and a little special so grabbed a couple of balls of our Debbie Bliss Party Angel and cast on my version of a Instant Gratification Scarf by Cyn.

I cast on 45 stitches with 7.00mm needles and knit until I was happy with the length.

It has hardly come off since I have cast off and I think I need another in a different colour.


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Enjoy the long weekend!

Hopefully I will squeeze in a little knitting & crochet time.

Don’t forget, we are open all weekend…hope to see you in store!


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Inspiring your passion

Kelly

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