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Rowan Magazine 55 has arrived! February 4, 2014 – Posted in: Books, Magazines

“The Spring/Summer 2014 season looks to two opposing directions, one heavenly and future facing, the other grounded and ancient in its appeal. We see a mix of delicate pastel lace designs, bold and beautiful stripes and inspiring colour blended stripes, rustic textures and handcrafted artisan crochet. We see inspiration taken from Moorish tile art, Antique floral lace patterns and geographical patterning that can be found in rock formations.” Click here to preview. – Melissa

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Rowan Magazine 53 has arrived! January 23, 2013 – Posted in: Books, Magazines, New in Store, Project Ideas

Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 53 From the Rowan website: The new season is a season of contrasts – contrasts between the natural environment and the latest technological advances. Inspirations for Spring 2013 are pulled from the fragility of blossoms and the fresh new growth that the sun encourages to the abundance of the summer flowers that follow. As a bold contrast, the digital age inspires an optimistic approach to life as we look forward…

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New from Rowan… September 12, 2012 – Posted in: Books, New in Store, Project Ideas

Kidsilk Haze Trio Rowan has introduced a new yarn into its Kid Mohair lineup this Fall – “Kidsilk Haze Trio comprises three ends of Rowan’s ever popular Kidsilk Haze spun together to make a beautiful soft and lightweight yarn. Trio offers all the softness of Kidsilk Haze in a heavier yet lightweight yarn.” With the yarn came a beautiful pattern collection of nine easy to wear, modern shapes. Click here to preview projects. Kidsilk Haze…

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New Book, Magazine July 18, 2012 – Posted in: Books, Magazines, New in Store, Project Ideas

Knit. Swirl! by Sandra McIver Lisa and I had the pleasure of meeting Sandra McIver at TNNA in June (she’s lovely!) and of seeing some samples of her “Coat of Many Colors”knit up at the Mountain Colors booth (see cover image below). While the book photography is gorgeous, pictures can’t possibly capture the beauty of the colours and texture of this garment – it truly is a work of art. We were completely besotted and…

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New in Store: Books and Gadgets! June 12, 2012 – Posted in: Books, New in Store

Some new arrivals in store this week: Bagsmith Block N Roll 38″ x 50″ Blocking Mat From the Bagsmith website: Let Block n Roll make your beautiful projects look even better.The generous surface area of Block n Roll can accommodate projects of many sizes for knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, needlepoint, cross stitch, and/or scrapbooking. Projects may be pinned directly onto the surface of the mat. The 20mm X 20mm grid is very useful in lining…

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