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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Twigs & Willows.....Oak Leaf.....Pressed Leaves.
Alana Dakos loves leaves, and she expresses her love beautifully
in her designs for her new book, Botanical Knits.
Clockwise from left:
Twigs & Willows Cardigan in Cascade 220 Superwash and wood buttons;
leaf motif from Twigs & Willows Cardi;
leaf motif from Pressed Leaves Hat in new Kenzie yarn;
leaf motif from Oak Leaf Hat in Depoe Bay yarn.
Come in and see our samples from Alana Dakos' Botanical Knits.
Catch the love.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What's New Wednesday

NEW!  Kenzie from New Zealand
Kenzie by HiKoo
50% New Zeland merino, 25% nylon,
10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noil
DK weight    160 yds    needle size 6-8
FEELS GOOD.
 
Thank you to everyone who came to meet Grace Akhrem and take her workshops.
She may be gone, but her patterns are still here, for example:
L-R:  Maid Marian hat and scarf (crochet) and Robin Hood hat (knit).
Sharon's offering the Maid Marian duo in June classes.
 
Our newsletter will be out soon with the June schedule.  Don't miss it.
If you don't get it, sign up on this web page.
Joan's offering a class on how to make this adorable Parlor Cat:
Parlor Cat - June class
 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Holiday Weekend Hours!

 
 
Just a reminder that tangled Purls will be closed this Saturday, May 25, 2013 for the Memorial day weekend. Have a safe, happy holiday with your friends and families!

Friday, May 17, 2013

A Special Invitation!

Please join us for a couple of very special days at Tangled Purls!
Grace Akhrem's Designer Trunk Show will be available for viewing all day, both Monday & Tuesday, May 20th & 21st. A nice selection of her patterns will be available for purchase or order.
Monday, May 20th from 5 to 7pm, meet nationally known designer, Grace Akhrem, in person. Come be inspired by her beautiful designs! Grace will be available to sign patterns purchased during the event.
Tuesday, May 21st, 1pm to 5pm, Grace will help us kickoff of our Olana Shawl Knitalong*. She will be available to help you with your color selection for your Olana Shawl.
 
We still have a few spaces left in Grace's classes, so call the shop for sign up details:
 
Monday, May 20 - Create Your Own Basic Toe-Up Sock 9-1pm
Monday, May 20 - Fixing Mistakes 2-5pm
Tuesday, May 21 - Olana Slouch Hat 9am-noon

We look forward to seeing you a these fun, inspiring events!
The Tangled Purls Staff
*Our KAL is free based on materials being purchased at Tangled Purls. We will meet Saturday afternoons, twice a month. You may join the KAL at any time.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Alana Dakos has done it again.
Her new book, Botanical Knits, has just arrived and it's a beauty.
With 12 designs featuring leaves--Alana's favorite--this book is a must.
Oak Trail Hat from Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos.
The hat was knit in Depot Bay yarn by Alexandra's Crafts.
 
  If you liked Coastal Knits, you won't want to miss Botanical Knits.
Carol has knit four designs by Alana Dakos and swears by her patterns.
"They're always letter perfect and a pleasure to knit."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's New Wednesday

We have new stock of two great yarns in colors for everyone:
Sweet Georgia's 'Tough Love Sock' and Spud & Chloe's 'Sweater'.
Left:  'Sweater' by Spud & Chloe, 55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton.
Worsted weight, 160 yds, 7-9 needle (US).
Right:  'Tough Love Sock' by Sweet Georgia, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon.
Fingering weight, 425 yds, 0-1 needle (US).
 
The Spring Garden Tee design by Alana Dakos comes in sizes for children and adults.
Shown:  Spring Garden Tee - child's size,
knit in 'Morning Glory Cotton' by Blossom Street.
Lots of cute colors for that special child.
You can't find a sweeter tee for summer.
 
Reminder.....designer Grace Ahkrem will be atTangled Purls May 20 and 21!
She's one of our favorite designers and we can't wait for you to meet her.
 
Designer Grace Ahkrem - May 20 & 21 at Tangled Purls
Classes and trunk show! 
Click the newsletter tab above to see a list of her classes and how to register.
 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Classes With Grace Akhrem!



Class Sign Ups Begin Saturday, May 4th at Tangled Purls! 
 


Check your email, Facebook, or click the "Newsletter" tab above for a list of classes.
 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What's New Wednesday

The mercury's rising.........and here comes the sun just in time for Mother's Day!
It's not too late to make something special for her. 
She's worth it.
 
She might like something for summer's warm weather........
L-R:  CoBaSi by HiKoo-cotton, bamboo, silk, and nylon--feels great;
Ultra Pima by Cascade  - 100% cotton with amazing luster;
Shibui Linen - 100% linen  - perfect for lightweight garments or lace.
 
If Mom knits or crochets, how about treating her to a class?
Clockwise from upper left:
Turkish Socks - knit - Sharon's class in May;
Jean in Carol's sock class;
Girlfriend Market Bag - crochet - Sharon's class in May;
Madeleine and Marsha in Carol's color blend shawl class.
 
Thank you for shopping at Tangled Purls.