Luna Lapin

Isn’t this adorable?

We have received our delivery of the Luna Lapin book.  This book gives extensive instructions on how to make Luna the rabbit and a full wardrobe of clothes and accessories.  I can’t even begin to tell you how gorgeous this book is.  Luna has a little coat with tiny buttons and even patchwork scarf and tiny boots and satchel!

The book is priced £15.99, but it is such good value as it includes 20 garment and accessory patterns.  Sarah Peel the designer has such imagination.  I just had to include this photo of Luna working at her sewing machine!

 

The Hurrier I Go The Behinder I Get!

Does anyone find they have the same problem with their work? the faster you try and work, the more messy it becomes and then comes the unpicking……..

Well we have some beautiful Alice in Wonderland fabrics for you to try.  They really are divine.  I’m thinking of making my 7 year old daughter an Alice style dress out of one, what do you think?  If anyone has already purchased some fabric and started to sew with it we would love to hear from you an see a picture.

The fabrics start at £15.60 per metre

Look at what you can learn!

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Since Heirs and Graces opened we have been providing a ‘Patchwork and Quilting Block a Month’ class.

These classes are a great way to learn, have fun and eventually make your own quilt all at your own pace.

Classes run from 10am-4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and cost either £48 for the day or £240 for 6 classes with one class free.

Please feel free to give us a call on 01629 734100 for more details

New wool!!!

Always on the look out for different things we have now got in stock these beautiful new yarns from Rowan and some fantastic books to go along.

Rowans Felted Tweed (£8.85) is a blend of merino wool, alpaca and viscose and knits to a DK weight.  The yarn has a beautiful tweed effect perfect for fairisles, striping and other colour work and the rustic colour palette is immensely beautiful and works wonderfully with the patterns in Martin Storey’s book which we also have in stock at £9.99.

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Rowans Softyak is priced £7.50 and is just divine. It would work wonderfully well with some of the patterns in the new Rowan magazine which is packed full of patterns and very good value at £12.50.

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Permin have brought out these beautiful farmyard cushions.  They are 100% cotton and stitched on Aida.  The kit (without cushion inner) is £37.75.  This looks like a good project for a Christmas present to me.  It will sew up relatively quickly with it being on Aida.  I cant wait to get my hands on one.  The Friesian is the one for me though!

Tilda

Hands up if you love Tilda!

I just love Tilda fabrics!

Tilda is a craft brand founded by Norwegian designer Tone Finnanger in 1999, best known for its whimsical and naive characters in the form of animals and dolls. Tilda books have been translated into 18 languages!

We have a large range of Tilda fabrics and accessories with prices starting at £5 for a fat quarter

Stitch along suggestions?

Issue 93 of Inspirations magazine has some beautiful projects inside this month and I wondered if anyone would like to stitch along with me?

So the projects which we can choose from are……

A Goldwork Pheasant worked in gilt, silver and copper purl

An orts pot and needlefold on natural linen with birds of all types stitched onto it

Or a beautiful needle painted Nasturtium

Let me know in the comments below which project you would like to see developing on these very pages!!!

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Wensleydale Gems Collection – 100% Wensleydale DK 

The amazing colours in the picture above show almost the full range of  the Wensleydale Gems Collection which is a stunning range of 100% Wensleydale Fleece in 20 striking shades.
Wensleydale is the perfect fleece for dyeing, this is because of the lustre and shine of the fibre. The dyeware accentuates this natural effect giving a beautiful sheen, allowing West Yorkshire Spinners (WYS) to produce stunning shades.
The new colour collection is called ‘Gems’ with each shade named after a precious stone, I think my favourite is ‘Fire Opal’ the orange colour on the right hand side of the image.

I think I might have to knit a ‘cardigan of many colours’ as I really can’t choose between them all!

Makeup – Size 100gm hanks (225metres)

Hand Wash 30°
Reshape whilst damp
Do not Tumble Dry

 

Oh wow!!

We have just had some beautiful DMC beginners kits come into the shop.  These embroidery and cross stitch designs are by Tamar Nahir-Yanai.  Each kit takes just an evening or two to complete and can be embellished with scraps of pretty fabric.  They are aimed at beginners and are a snip costing between £17.99 and £22.95.

 

 

Wensleydale Gems

New in from West Yorkshire Spinners is the wonderful Wensleydale Gems.

They are 100% pure British wool. As the name suggests the wool is from the Wensleydale breed of sheep which lends the yarn a natural lustre unlike your usual yarn.

The colours have to be seen to be believed as does the price. They are 100g hanks and are priced at £8.50 each and the ecru is an even more remarkable price at £6.50. They are labelled as a DK but we have found they knit slightly finer than expected from a DK and are quite happy on a 3.5mm needle.

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They look wonderful all in a rainbow in our British Wool section.

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Come along to the chapel and feel it for yourself.