03 Nov Fresh Arrivals: November 2017
At this time of year I am trying to keep my eyes peeled for items of high quality that I can use to inspire or create meaningful handmade gifts for the holidays. I never seem to have enough time to make as many as I would like, but, just as in cooking, my endeavor is made SO much simpler when I have the right tools on hand and quality ingredients. All I need to do is pick a simple pattern to let them shine. We try to keep this in mind as we are bringing on fun new things into the shop. Here’s the latest round-up of these gems for you!
First up, some new additions to our bookshelves, nightstands, and totebags to inspire, comfort, and expand your creative horizons–these volumes and the stories, patterns, and recipes within come to us from across our own New England region and as far flung as London and Japan. Makers from the world over share their work, designs, inspirations, and thoughtful approach to life and craft.
A fresh batch of embroidered softie doll kits from Kiriki Press has also just landed. These complete kits include everything you need for you (or you and a child) to stitch up an adorable hedgehog, fox, lion, or cat embellished with a bit of beautiful embroidery stitches and designed for multiple ability levels. You can also find Rebecca Ringquist’s popular embroidery patterns back in the shop, each one printed onto fabric and ready for you to stitch in creative meditation. You can add a binding or stitch them onto a pillow or tote to turn either into a piece of art!
And this yarn, o this yarn guys! We’ve been getting in loads of the colors we love for everyday wear that are just right for those favorite sweater projects, but you know we can’t resist a good pop of color or sparkle either. New (electric!) colors from Malabrigo and Manos del Uruguay include Matisse Blue on Arroyo and Colibri on Manos sock. It’s taking all our willpower to avoid napping upon a pile of these gorgeous skeins from Knit Collage, but we do encourage you to come pick up some for your own fiber cloud napping experience. I suppose, if you must, you could also make a really lovely statement piece to cheer you up on grey days. I’m told that’s a thing people tend to do with beautiful yarn…!
P.S. Don’t forget to come in and check out the Tulip tapestry needles in their snazzy magnetic case and the point protectors that actually look like sweet little tulip buds on your needle tips! I know, riiiiiiiight?!