Hello Natural Fibre Lovers!
“Spring day” has come and gone and the season is slowly changing towards warmer weather in the usual “one step forward..two steps back” kind of way here in Cape Town!
Natural Yarns HQ has successfully moved and I am having SO much fun in the new space which is much easier to browse as everything is now in one room! Let me know if you’re coming through to the Cape Town Peninsula (near Kommetjie) and you’re welcome to make an appointment and pop in!
As the warmer weather rolls in, we are excited to announce some brand new yarns in stock ~ we are especially happy to announce the addition of Rowan yarns!
These include Felted Tweed, Baby Merino Silk, Fine Art, Revive and Creative Linen.
Thanks to all who answered the survey questionnaire in our Winter newsletter, and congratulations to Kat Weston who won the lucky draw prize!!
If you’re in Cape Town area (living or visiting) from the 7-9 October, we will be at Hobby-X Cape Town at the CTICC ~ Come and visit Natural Yarns at stand C19!! I have been working on some special things for the expo that I can’t wait to share with you!
HOBBY-X CAPE TOWN 2016
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Win tickets to see Natural Yarns at Hobby-X” and let me know what you would most like to come and see on our stand at Hobby-X Cape Town!
Winners will randomly be picked between now and Friday evening so send us an email soon!! (If you live out of Cape Town, you are welcome to give your ticket to a friend who can make it to Hobby-X Cape Town this weekend, so feel free to enter from elsewhere but be sure to name the person who you want to nominate!)
– standard competition T&C’s apply & are on our website.HOBBY-X WORKSHOP:
Bronwyn Firth is presenting a workshop on how to knit a cowl (snood) in the round on Saturday at 9.30am. The yarn included in the course kit is our gorgeous Silk Blend DK from Manos del Uruguay! Find booking information on the Hobby-X website HERE.
TEA COSY KITS AND COMPETITION
I have been working with Jenny Whitehead who designs the MOST gorgeous tea cosie patterns – she has put together a really special “Natural Yarns Flower Power Tea Cosy” for me in beautiful pure wool DK! The kits will be available at Hobby-X and online afterwards… and there will be a raffle at R10 per ticket which you can enter at the event (and online when we open the online shop again) to win an already knitted cosy!
Ticket proceeds for the knitted cosies will go to two charities – Natural Yarns will donate our portion to “The Lighthouse Fund” for their ElderCare Project, and Jenny would like hers to go to “Wild Rescue Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Reserve”.
The raffle will end on Sunday the 23rd October. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday the 25th.
MOHAIR & MAGIC SHAWL
The “Mohair & Magic Shawl” is now live on Ravelry and will also be launched in print form at Hobby-X!
You need 1 Ball of Adele’s Brushed Mohair + 1 Magic Ball + a 9mm needle to knit your own ~ We have lovely colourway options newly in stock Come and browse through the colourways available…snap up a kit, or put together your own colour combination!
SPINNING, WINDING, WEAVING
The spindle kits now include the lovely new spindles that I am having made ~ As you may know from my Instagram feed, I am passionate about hand spinning yarn and I encourage you all to at least try it if you love unique, natural yarns!
I am so excited to stock locally made Turkish Drop Spindles!
My woodworker has also put together swifts which will be available at Hobby-X (while stocks last) or you will be able to order online again at the end of next week. (No more waiting for your child or significant other to get home so that they can hold your skein for you!) ;)
We have also been working on a range of weaving tools, including peg looms and frame looms ~ check them out online and at Hobby-X!
The yarn bases include:
- Merlin Sock and Merlin DK (75/25 Merino/Silk)
- Hey Mickey SuperFine (100% SuperFine Superwash Merino 430m/100g)
- Journey Sock (75/25 Merino/Nylon) – perfect for socks, dyed in fun colours!
- Vital Sock (100% Superwash Merino)
- Dream Lace (100% Superwash Merino Singles)
and a few other lovelies!
OTHER EXCITING NEWS:
We have a number of limited edition and NEW and gorgeous exclusive colourways from Nurturing Fibres! …and a couple of other new things have been going on behind the scenes which will be revealed at the show! (Clues in the logos below!)
These are some of the brands we stock that you can expect to see at our stand at Hobby-X:
Keep warm, enjoy browsing our website, but above all: have fun creating!!