Thursday, September 25, 2008

Did you know...

We carry cross stitch, needlepoint and crewel kits and supplies. We have a nice variety of kits and patterns from Lizzie Kate, Monster Bubbles and Dimensions. We have floss from Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Arts and the Thread Gatherer. We have linen fabric on the way as well as punch needles. Come get your supplies for those winter projects.

Wool Pets

Have you wanted to try needlefelting but didn't have any idea what to make? Do you need a unique present for your crafty friend? We have the answer - Wool Pets!! These are adorable kits for needlefelting animals. Everything you need, except the foam work surface, to create your pet comes neatly packaged in this carry out box. Come in and see the selection before they are gone.

Della Que

Are you looking for a new circular needle case? Check out these beauties from Della Que. They are made of silk but more importantly when you open them they have pockets labelled with each needle size - way cool!! Lots of colors and designs to choose from. We also have the crochet bags for your hooks or double points.

There actually is a person named Della Que. She called the shop the other day and was so excited because we are the first shop in Alaska to carry her product. Yeah!

New Reading Material

Here's the latest in books at the shop. There is quite the variety of topics so I'm sure you'll find a project to start on.

Also, check out this year's edition of Quilting Arts Gifts. Great for presents!

Noni Patterns

We received a shipment of Noni patterns. These are cool felted handbag patterns using Ella Rae yarn. We have a great selection including an adorable felted kids jacket.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Class Schedule

The long awaited class schedule is printed. You'll have to come in for your copy or email me and I'll send you one. Below is a sample of what we have planned.

Beginner Bits for knitting and crochet
Needle felting
Knitting lace
Punch needle embroidery
Rug hooking
How to start a sweater
Felted bags
Wool appliqué
Drop spindle demonstration
Knitted shawls
Spinning wheel demonstration
Felted slippers
Kids classes
Angelina demonstration
Crocheted scarves

Lantern Moon

It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas. A shipment of Lantern Moon knitting bags and needle cases arrived. They are totally awesome! There are lots of choices but better hurry for the best selection.

More Yarn!!

The shipment this day is from Plymouth Yarn Company. There is an awesome baby alpaca that is soooo soft. Another nice sweater yarn called Cleckheaton 8 ply; this is part wool part silk and machine washable. We are also getting fancy yarns for the holidays. Better hurry in.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Westminster yarn for fall

2 boxes of yarn came this week from Westminster. They included yarns from Rowan, Rowan Classic and Nashua as well as a few pattern books. There is quite the variety in weights, colors and fibers. We have wool cotton, wool silks and 100% wool from DK to super bulky. You'll be sure to find something for your next project.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The current reading material additions

The newest magazines have arrived. Lots of eye candy and great ideas. The special issue of FELT is going fast so hurry in so you don't miss out.
Earlier this summer we got Knitting with Gigi books - the follow on book is in and includes purling. Awesome projects in the other 2 books.
Come check it out.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ella Rae Classic

We have 62 colors of Ella Rae Classic, 10 colors of the handpaint and 20+ colors of the heathers on the way. These yarns are the equivalent to Cascade 220 but in a pull skein and they felt beautifully. Come in to see the wonderful choices.

WOW! We've got yarn

The new displays have finally arrived and I finished putting together 2 out of 3 of the new islands. There is tons of new yarn in the bins. The place is quite colorful if I do say so myself.