For the Sewist
Autumn/winter stock is starting to filter in, as well as some non-seasonal fabrics. The include:
- Boiled wool: we have been able to source more colours of this popular viscose/wool fabric for this year. Currently in stock we have petrol, peacock and moss green, to add to the fuchsia and camel (this one is 100% wool) from last year. In a couple of months we will be adding navy, olive and yellow, and will possibly be able to get some black if there is interest. These fabrics are perfect for the Tessuti patterns we have in stock.
- Nani Iro double gauze: this selection is mostly spotted in a range of different colours
- Avalana: printed jersey - remember the monkey fabric we had last year? Due to its popularity we have brought it back again this year, and have added a few more designs, for both children and adults, with more coming. This Danish designed cotton/spandex fabric is certified Oeko-tex which means it has been tested to ensure no harmful products remain.
- Printed ponte: we have been able to get more stock of the popular ‘Squares’ and ‘Geo’ ponte from last year, as well as four new prints. These fabrics are softer than our plain pontes, and are perfect for a range of garment styles.
- Linen: we have sourced linen from another of the Baltic states, Estonia. These are medium weight fabrics with a lovely soft hand which will work well in shirts or blouses.
- Outback Wife: if you have not been in store for a while you will not have seen these beautiful 100% printed cotton barkcloth fabrics. These are a good trans-seasonal fabric as they are slightly heavier than standard cotton. We have some plain colours to augment this range, expanding the options for how these fabrics are used. Vintage style dresses and skirts will make up beautifully in these fabrics.
- Sewing patterns: Thread Theory is the latest indie pattern designer now in store. These are menswear patterns, and we have started with a shirt, two styles of pants and a t-shirt style top.
- Have you seen our display of Marimekko fabrics? Some of these fabrics are available for sale, the only caveat is that they cannot be taken until after the Marimekko exhibition finishes. Please let us know if you are interested.
For the Knitter/Crocheter
- ONLine: is a range of 100% super wash space dyed merino wool. This yarn is very soft, and uses 3-3.5mm needles. Perfect for shawls, scarves or cowls.
- New colours of the Lang Yarns Mille Colori Socks and Lace are now in store, and are already proving popular.
- Alpaca Superfine is a 100% baby alpaca yarn from Borgo de’Pazzi. Made in Italy, this yarn uses 3-3.5mm needles. So far we have three colours - rust, grey and mauve. It is sooo soft and luxurious!
- We have a handful of Noro Rainbow Rolls available. This is 100% wool pencil roving in gorgeous colour combinations, and can be spun into yarn or used as embellishment with felting.
- Have you seen the Noro Kasuri yarn? A mixture of rayon, Japanese Ganpi paper and nylon, this yarn is soft but stiffer than the usual yarn. The label indicates no washing but we have knitted up a sample and hand washed it without problems. However, it is not a yarn you would wash often or machine wash. This yarn comes in the lovely colour combinations Noro is known for.
- A range of KnitPro stitch markers are now available
- Shawl pins to keep your shawls in place