01.08.14


The other day I saw blossom on a jacaranda – a sure sign that spring is in the air. And while I felt a tingle of anticipation for all the lovely lightweight springtime knitting and crocheting to come, there was also a twinge of disappointment that this year’s winter has been so brief.

Surely it’s not only me who is still hoping for a few cold days during August?

More and more, my thoughts are turning to which yarns to stock for the spring and summer months. From this month, we’ll start pulling back on ordering our heavier weight yarns in preparation for our spring stock, so now’s the time to stock up if you still have some cold-weather knitting and crocheting planned!

Enchanted Knits

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Enchanted Knits will charm every knitter with 27 magical projects inspired by your favourite fairy tales.


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Ordinary in the Extraordinary:Anyone can be enchanted by an encounter with magic – an innocent child, a noble passerby, a daring knitter.

Sinister:A spine-tingling tale, a scaly creature, a jealous interloper – the stuff of sleepless nights.

The Classics:Stories passed down through the ages, as familiar as old friends (or fears), honed like knitting needles.

Nature’s Magic:The gleaming moon, a glowering tree, a furtive fox – the earthly sources of fairy stories.

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Botanical Knits

Earlier this week we were thrilled to received several heavy boxes from the lovely Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.

As long-time fans of Alana’s designs we couldn’t resist stocking up on her latest books – Botanical Knits & Botanical Knits 2.

The Botanical Knits books incorporate the natural beauty of plant life into 12 elegant garments and accessories.

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Botanical Knits, the first book in the series, includes four sweaters for every occasion, a stylish cloche, a matching pair of textured socks and mittens, and an elegant leaf-bordered wrap.


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In the follow-up collection,
Botanical Knits 2, travelling cables, organic textured stitches, and lacy stitch patterns make a reappearance. Each botanically inspired piece offers charted and written pattern instructions that are easy to follow and fun to knit.

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Zauberball

A box full of wildly inspirational colour arrived late this week! We’ve topped up in our popular Zauberball, perfect for stripey socks, colourful scarves and, of course, teapot cosies!

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Shetland Ruffles by Kieran Foley {knit}

Boteh Scarf by Kathy Merrick {crochet}

Vertizontal by General Hogbuffer {knit}

Crocheted Lace Triangular Shawl by Lisa Gentry {crochet}

Cars on Lombard by Ursa Major Knits {knit}

Schultertuch / Dreieckstuch by Orchideeflower {crochet}

Circle Socks by Anne Campbell {knit}

Comet by Tanja Osswald {crochet}

Stripetastic by Susan Ashford {knit}

Sun-squares” neck warmer by Virkpia – Pia Lindén

Wraptor by Jeny Staiman {knit}

Crocheted Ruffled Scarf by Lila Agnew {crochet}

Sectores Scarf by Bex Hopkins {knit}

Selvedge


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59 Folklore


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This issue of Selvedge tells a tale of colourful, patterned textiles. We visit Mexico where the rebozo represents both function and beauty.

With British Folk Art coming to Tate Britain, we find out how this type of art stretches traditional definitions and offers new types of creativity. Our articles on Peggy Angus, and Lesley Jackson’s survey of the history of block printing, show how fresh and modern patterns from the 50s still look.

And for stories of folk-inspired fashion, turn to the work of Stella Jean and Susanne Bisovsky whose glorious collections draw on a diverse ranges of people and places.

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 Cascade

A small shipment of our heavier Cascade yarns arrived this week, comprising primarily customer orders plus top-ups of some popular colours.

Our final orders for the heavier weight yarns from Cascade will be going in over the next few weeks, and then our attention will turn to some lovely spring yarns!


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Reloved

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It’s an exciting issue as the Reloved team present their Budget Special – complete with a beautiful set of fabric-covered buttons.


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The August issue has got a whopping 37 craft projects to inspire you, including some favourite uses for washi tape, customised shoes, upcycled pallets and fruit crates, how to turn old spoons into jewellery and accessories, plus an interview with a large-scale upcycler, design inspiration from a gorgeous French Farmhouse and much more!

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Classes


Bookings for our next round of Learn To Courses have been flowing in
plus the last of our winter workshops are coming up soon!

Several workshops have a few places left but be sure to book fast.


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Blooming flower workshop

Sunday 17th August
11am – 2pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate level

The Blooming Flower workshop provides an introduction to three-dimensional crochet by working this delightful multi-layered flower cushion.

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Entrelac workshop

Saturday 16th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate level

This workshop provides an introduction to the technique of entrelac, which enables knitters to create interconnected squares. Combined with the long colour changes of our Noro yarns, you can create a masterpiece of texture and colour.

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September Stole workshop

Saturday 30th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate/advanced level

Take on the challenge of knitting this beautiful laceweight stole!

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You can find our full class calendar on our website.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in with via phone with the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Rachel has been busy with some gift knitting, fresh off the needles –Bring It On Baby Blanket by Anna & Heidi Pickles in a stunning selection of colours from our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky collection.


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Continuing to build her accessories stash for an upcoming move to a colder climate, Rachel has also finished two great cowls.

Simple Sprinkle by Veera Valmaki in some natural tones of our Fibre Company Acadia.


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(oops…I was supposed to be knitting along with Maureen and Rachel, best I get cracking on my project!)


Plus a super squishy
Clary Cowl by Sara Gresbach in our luscious Fibre Company Organik. Finished off with one of my favourite buttons!

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Back when we first pre-ordered our Botanical Knit 2 books Anita was taken by the Life Cycle pattern. She couldn’t wait to cast it on in our
Noro Shiro and what perfect timing – it was finished this week, just as our shipment of books arrived!

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Our lovely Derrin has had her hook flying and recently whipped up this beautiful
Augusta Shawl by Andrea Mules in our Zauberball.


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This isn’t the first time that Derrin has crochet Augusta, just goes to show you how you can achieve a vastly different look from the same pattern by simply changing the yarn.

Inspiring your passion

Kelly

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