24 Feb Fresh Arrivals: February 2017
February has brought gobs of goodness through our doors and we’re sharing the freshest of the fresh with you right here to feed all your crafty adventures! We’ve always got one eye on the larger crafting scene and another on what our local stitchers are vibing on. Scroll down to see the trends and find some inspiration to banish any winter blues–
February brings with it the first of several Cotton + Steel fabric deliveries as we begin to anticipate the spring sewing season (Shout out to our favorite delivery guys Frank and Ovie who we have NEVER pestered asking about whether they’ve seen any C+S boxes…). These are some of Genevieve and Kate’s favorite prints fresh on the bolt. The C+S designers have such a strong eye for design and we love their whimsical illustrations that just cry out to be fussy cut and incorporated into quilts and sewing projects of all kinds!
Clockwise, left to right: Brooklyn Tweed’s Winter 2017 Capsule Collection by Michele Wang; Texture: Exploring Stitch Patterns in Knitwear by Hannah Fettig; Knit Wit Magazine, Issue 5; Crochet Home: 20 Vintage Modern Crochet Projects for the Home by Emma Lamb; Maine Knits by Beatrice Perron Dahlen; Learn to Crochet/Love to Crochet by Anna Wilkinson.
We’ve been expanding our cache of inspiring and instructional crafty books for you recently. As our crochet classes have expanded, we wanted to be sure and track down some titles that offered solid patterns but also captured a fresh aesthetic taste that really sheds new light on all crochet can be. You may have seen some sneak peeks of these on our Instagram lately (first person to crochet up that fabulous cropped sweater in Anna Wilkinson’s book wins!).
If knitting is more your thing, you can’t go wrong picking up the latest Knit Wit Issue, the loveliness that is Maine Knits and Brooklyn Tweed, or the gorgeous layout of Hannah Fettig’s new book Texture. We love these books because they are so beautifully presented but also because of the clarity and thought these designers put into their patterns.
Clockwise, left to right: Madeline Tosh Merino Light Unicorn tails; Knit Collage Bulky Daisy Chain in Sweet Papaya; Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry in an array of new colors; Cascade Yarn’s Eco Baby Llama Chunky.
Of course, we didn’t forget the yarn guys! As Boston pivots from balmy spring-like days to icy snow days, we’re finding renewal and sustenance in cheery colors and nuanced texture. we got in a huge batch of Unicorn tails in ALL THE COLORS GUYS so grab those while you can. Knit Collage’s one-of-a-kind bulky yarns are helping us make the most of fun and quick-knitting winter accessories (come check out their new samples in the shop!), while Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry is quickly becoming a favorite standby for knits that require a sturdy but elegant touch.
We also recently got in some of Cascade Yarn’s Eco Baby Llama Chunky yarn. GUYS. We’re pretty sure this is what clouds feel like. It’s so supple and we hope you enjoy working with it.
Stop in, say hi, and check out all this goodness for yourself! We can’t wait to see what you’re going to make.
P.S. Don’t forget: TONIGHT, February 24th, is the last of our stitch nights dedicated to our NuDay Syria Drive! You can continue to drop off donations through February.