We are awash with fabric! The latest winter warmers include wool/cashmere coatings, double sided wool blends, a black embossed wool blend, patterned warp stretch pontes, boiled wool (see A Word about Wool), wool jersey and a number of wool blends. We also have a diverse range of pontes which include striped, marled and our standard plains.
Pinwale corduroy is a popular fabric, which we are finding hard to source this year. We have a spotted pinwale and have just taken delivery of a plain dusty blue. At the moment that is the best we can do, however we keep looking in the hope that more will pop up.
We have expanded our range of printed cotton jersey, with two more prints from Art Gallery, as well as a new range from Stof Fabrics. These jerseys have met the Okeo-Tex® Standard 100 that ensures there are no harmful residues in the fabric. We also have some Cloud9 organic cotton lightweight denim in pastel aqua and pink. Plus our stock of printed cottons just keeps on growing!
Our yarn range has expanded! We have recently brought in two new brands of yarn. The first of these was Juniper Moon Farm, an American company who have a lovely range of yarns. We chose one yarn, Findley Dk Dappled, which is a wool/mulberry silk space dyed yarn. It is very soft, and when made up appears mottled rather than stripes. We have a sample item in store to demonstrate this effect.
The second brand is Lang Yarns. This 150 year old Swiss company produce a large range of yarns. We currently have three of their yarns in stock, Mille Colori Baby, Mille Colori Sock and Lace, and Jawoll Magic Degrade, which are all fingering weight yarns, knitted on 2.5-3.5mm needles, and are perfect for shawls. We have also just ordered some more of their newer yarns for delivery in July. The Malabrigo yarn has been restocked, including the addition of a new line, Arroyo, which is a double knit (8-ply) super wash yarn.