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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.

New Tilda Fabrics

The new ranges from Tilda are in stock as of today. As always they are beautiful and just perfect.

We have the range ‘pardon my garden’ …

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and the Spring Diaries range.

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Photographs are from Tildas website as we have not even had time to photograph them they are that new into the shop!

Come and see them for yourself and be inspired or feel free to call us on 01629 734100 and we are happy to take mail orders over the telephone.

 

 

Illustrious British Wool

West Yorkshire Spinners have done it again. Their new group of yarns ‘Illustrious’ are just divine. There are thirteen shades in the range. With 70% Falklands wool and 30% British Alpaca the feel of this yarn is so soft and yet still able to give perfect stitch definition. The knitting book that has been published to go along with this range is as beautifully set out as their last book. We are learning to expect a particular style of book from WYS, knowing that those of us who like to knit with British wool are a tactile bunch even the paper the book is published on is lovely to the touch and it has the much desired spiral binding that makes it so much easier to lie the patterns flat as you knit. The photography is as great as the styles themselves. Be warned you will want to knit everything in the book.

Here are a few photos to whet your appetite. As always these yarns need to be felt to be believed so pop in to our shop and see for yourself and pick up your copy of the book and whichever colour takes your fancy.

Weeks Dye Works

This week we had our first delivery from Weeks Dye Works in the States. A whole bunch of divine hand dyed threads and linen. This is the first of many I am quite sure, as you will fall as much in love with these as we have.

The threads are six stranded flosses. Here are many many photos of the threads for you to drool over. All now available at White Peak Embroidery.

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The linen is also hand dyed and a dream to stitch on.

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Come into the shop and see for yourself just how wonderful these new threads are.

Woolly Things

We have a great stock of British Wool now so we thought it would be fun to make a display of it all even with a knitted Union Jack (knitted from British wool of course!).

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You have to admire that even the words British Wool have a very British feel to them.

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Various yarns from West Yorkshire Spinners. Above you can see both the natural browns and some of the British bird range. On the left is Blue Tit and on the right Wood Pigeon. Then in the photograph below there is the natural Blue Faced Leicester top left, top right Owl, below that Bull Finch bottom right and Pheasant bottom left, all in a DK weight.

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We are still stocking the Erika Knight yarns, you can see her British Blue along the top of the following photographs. In the middle row of the photographs below is the wonderful Countryside Tweed in five different shades from Woolyknit.

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In the next photograph you can see the Jarol range of British wool, more of the Erika Knight yarn and the Ramsdale.

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The hardest decision is which to knit with first. So come and visit and see them in all their glory and you will not be disappointed with how beautifully they all knit up.

Another new range in the wool shop this week is the adorable Puppy Scarves. Boxed up beautifully with the yarn and the pattern as well as a ready knitted head, tail and legs all included. The yarn has a self patterning print on it so you only have to knit straight and it comes out with this wonderful pattern. Then to finish off just attach the top and tail, hey presto a gorgeous puppy scarf, soft as anything. We have quite a few colour ranges in of this so again pop down to the shop and see them in the fur!

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Seaside Fabric – Wishing for Sunshine

At Heirs and Graces we have decided that the cold of the Winter has lasted quite long enough. It is time to bring on the sunshine and crack out the new seaside themed fabric, perfect for quilts to get ready for taking to the beach, on holiday or just to lie on in the back garden and dream.

The first range is in two colourways that actually compliment each other. There is the clamshell design, the fishes and the wonderful seagulls. How much fun would it be to paper piece a clamshell design quilt out of these fabrics.

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Here is the range altogether with yummy fat quarter bundles.

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The second range of fabric has a definite nautical feel showing boats and lighthouses as well as seagulls.

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It is impossible to show the detail of these fabrics to their best in the photographs, there is a printed grain that gives it the look of linen.

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These seagulls have been adored by everyone. A truly beautiful fabric which also can only be fully appreciated when seen for real.

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The little boats are just too sweet.

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Here you can see the Seaside Quilts book by Carol Porter and Rebecca Hansen which is full of wonderful designs and inspiration.

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We also have the plains in from this range so you do not have to worry about finding just the right shade to match. Altogether this display has put us all in the mood for sunshine and holidays, and of course quilting!

Drop by the shop and have a look around, or if you know what quantities you need of each of these fabrics we can take orders and payments over the phone and post them out to you. You can contact us on 01629 734100 Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Gold Work Taster Class

Ann held a Gold Work taster class at White Peak Embroidery (the embroidery part of Heirs and Graces) today. Everybody seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and most talked of going on to do more. There was a mixture of oak leaves, the Rose of Sharon (a well known patchwork block) , flowers and a caterpillar.

Here are the results at the end of the taster.

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Anyone interested in joining the next taster class give White Peak Embroidery a call on 01629732271.