03.10.14

Did you survive the school holidays?

With only a couple of days before the little people head back to the classroom, now might be a good time to take a moment for yourself with the beverage of your choice and a good magazine.

It’s also at this time of year that I start to think about Christmas – there are only 82 days until the chubby one slides down the chimney, so it’s not too early to start planning for Christmas gifts.

Just as well that our favourite magazines think the same way! This month’s issues of Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet are packed with ideas for a handmade Christmas – both larger projects and quick little ones to get you in a festive mood.

My mum has already put her order in for some more of these lavender scented wardrobe sachets that I made her last year. They are based on an idea I saw in a Simply Crochet magazine and I have used our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in some bright cheery colours. (they would also work really well in our Pierrot Tours or Pont Du Gard linen)

She just loves seeing (and smelling them!) in her wardrobe.

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Mollie Makes

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This month’s issue of Mollie Makes features space-themed pinatas, woven jewellery, hooded velvet capes, patchwork blankets and much more, plus FOUR free gifts inside!

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Notice anything different about Mollie Makes this issue? Yep, it’s had a bit of a makeover. Read more in editor Lara Watson’s letter about the new look, which reflects more of our crafting passions, love of typography and creative lifestyle.

But that’s not the only new thing about this issue! You’ll notice it’s a little weightier – the result of bringing you eight paper designs in this issue without sacrificing the project and lifestyle pages inside.

Also inside this issue you’ll find a crochet flower frame kit, a set of free sentiment printables, and a Mittens and Gloves booklet including 3 Toft Alpaca patterns to knit and crochet.

On to the craft projects! Hit the scrap basket, or treat yourself to a stack of fresh fat quarters – it’s time to piece together a patchwork quilt! If you’re new to the craft you’ll be pleased to hear that this beginner quilt tutorial includes tips on gathering fabrics, cutting and arranging them, as well as making and adding binding. Go on, give it a whirl!

Among other craft tutorials, including a show-stopping comet pinata, crochet bobble hat by Kat Goldin, dinosaur embroidered hoop art, a patchwork camera bag and a hooded velvet cape, we’re stitching constellation coasters, painting galaxy nail art and wearing DIY galaxy t-shirts inspired by the cosmic trend.

What’s more, we meet super-blogger Meredith Crawford (aka One Sheepish Girl) and tour Rachel Essex’s home, filled with an eclectic array of treasures.

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Simply Crochet

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Simply Crochet is ready to meet the northern autumn with super-stylish woolly warmers, gorgeous garments and a stunning blanket.


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There’s a bumper collection of stylish woolly warmers in monochrome and mustard to hook for the whole family, including a pair of baby mittens, a pretty shawl and a fuzzy little trapper hat.

In her column this month, Lucy from Attic 24 is getting ready for autumn in her own way, sharing some of her favourite snug accessories with us.

Ready to take on a bigger project? Try your hook at a stunning swing coat, or make Kat Goldin’s beautiful blackberry jumper with textured stitches. There’s an amazing autumn blanket for you to get stuck into as well, with shades inspired by Istanbul.

And that’s not all – kit out your pad for Halloween with six fun projects featuring spooky neon ghosts.

If you’re all about the details then you’ll love our cute, heart-shaped elbow patches and sweet, Scandinavian-style cushion.

Plus, hook your very own mini-bower bird with your special kit, designed for us exclusively by Lucy of Attic 24, and get ready for Christmas with our mini collection of festive designs – sure to get you all fired up for creating a cool Yule.

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Mollie Makes Christmas

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Needles, yarn and sewing notions at the ready – it’s time to start your Christmas crafts!

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Crack on with your handmade gifts in the new Mollie Makes Christmas. This special edition brings you crochet, knitting, sewing and patchwork festive decorations and gift ideas.

Find easy-to-follow instructions to knit, crochet, sew, patchwork and cross stitch everything from hipster dolls to pompom slippers. There are more than 150 festive ideas to create a handmade Christmas including a chevron puff quilt, crochet snoods and Nordic nightscape cushions. Plus thrifty stocking-fillers to make from stash. There are delicious sweet treats too – perfect for last-minute gifts – and the cutest Christmas decorations for decking your halls Mollie Makes style.

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Back Issue Magazines

We have been doing a little spring cleaning over the holiday break and have just moved some more of the older issues of our magazines into our Back Issue category.

It’s a fabulous opportunity to pick up some inspiration at a great price.
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Classes

Three of our most popular workshops are back on the calendar in October. Spots for these are filling fast, so get in quick if they’re something you’ve been wanting to try.

Continental Crash Course

In Continental Knitting, you tension the yarn in your left hand, using smaller movements to make the stitches. Some people find that, with practice, this speeds up their knitting greatly, especially during long stretches of stocking stitch or ribbing.

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This course is aimed at students who are already comfortable with the “English Style” of knitting ie with yarn held in the right hand. Prior knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing is required.

During the class, Anita will teach you one way of forming the knit stitch and two different ways of making the purl stitch. She will also show you how to switch between the two in ribbing, and how to do the most common increases and decreases.

Saturday 11th October

1-4pm

$45.00

Crochet Market Bag

Just in time for lazy summer days at the beach, Derrin is back with her Crochet Market Bag workshop.

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Use our lovely cotton yarns to create a funky carry-all, perfect for throwing beach towel, book and sunnies in during the summer months. It’s also a great quick Christmas gift, particularly filled with a selection of goodies.

This workshop is suitable for intermediate crocheters.

Sunday 12th October

11am-2pm

$45.00

Introduction to Entrelac

Derrin’s spectacular entrelac throw always catches our customers’ eyes. And who can blame them – it is a real work of art!

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Entrelac is a technique which enables you to create interconnected squares without seaming. Combined with the long colour changes of our Noro yarns, you too can create a masterpiece of texture and colour.

Introduction to Entrelac is suitable for intermediate knitters.

Sunday 26th October

11am-2pm

$45.00

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

Derrin has combined three colours of our Heritage Silk and Heritage Sock to wonderful effect in her Auri, highlighting the shifts from warm neutrals to soft blues and lavenders.


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Who’d have thought we’d be gushing over the cute factor of a fungus? But when it’s knitted out of Noro and adorning a teapot, how can we refrain?

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Liz has finished this glorious Wood Fungus in Noro Silk Garden and Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted.
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Also hot off Liz’s needles this week is a spectacular Line Break in a rich tangerine shade of our Ella Rae Lace Merino. (We can’t seem to keep Ella Rae on our shelves! It flys out of the shop as soon as it arrives…good thing there will be more very soon.)

Liz knitted an extra short row section and widened the mesh edging, resulting in a generously sized wrap.

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Labour Day Public Holiday

Just a reminder that Tangled Yarns will be closed on Monday 6th October,
due to the Labour Day holiday.

We will be back on deck on Tuesday.

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