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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

What's summer without watermelon?
Biscotte & Cie's Melon colorway.  New stock.
384 yds  fingering wt  80% superwash merino 20% nylon
100% fun!
Summer reading.....
Finishing School by Deborah Newton should be in everyone's library.
Natural Nursery Knits -- 20 projects for a new babe by Erika Knight.
Conquering the Cold -- 30 projects to keep you warm by Stitch Mountain.
Stop by before week's end to check out our summer clearance items.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

The name Koigu is synonymous with hand-dyed excellence.
Founded by Maie Landra and based nearToronto, Canada,
Koigu has long been known for its fabulous color blends.
Our Koigu stippled yarn above is the dye pattern for which they are most reknowned.
We have more in Ducks and Beavers colors:
Koigu KPPPM - Painter's Premium Palette Merino
is light and soft enough to be worn indoors or out.
100% merino - 175 yds (fingering wt)
28 sts / 4" on 3(US)
Use it for scarves, gloves, hats, socks, etc.
Another company known for its dye methods is Mountain Colors.
Based in Montana, Mountain Colors sock yarn is alive with color.
We have it in 425 yd skeins - 90% merino superwash 10% nylon.
7-8 sts/in on 1-3(US).
Fingering wt - socks, gloves, hats, scarves.
You'll stand out in the crowd wearing Mountain Colors.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

NEW - Pebble by Shibui.
Tweedy lace wt made with recycled silk, fine merino, and cashmere.
Imagine it paired with Silk Cloud--fabulous. (photos above right)
We have new stock of Silk Cloud in lots of colors, too.
Pebble.  224 yds of pleasure.
Stylish and practical, Namaste bags and needle holders come in many colors.
We have new stock, including the sensational new Harlow (above left),
see-through bags (above right) and needle holders (lower right).
Take your pick.  Namaste is all good.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

When the dog days of August hit us, working with cotton comes to mind.
NEW - Avalon by Cascade: 
In 50% cotton / 50% acrylic, Avalon is perfect for summer projects.
Lots more colors at the shop--come and see.
Cotton also comes in thread, usually used for crochet.
Did you know crochet cotton can be used for knitting, too? 
We have crochet cotton in sizes No. 10 and No. 30.
Carol knit this pretty doily using No. 30 DMC Cordonnet Cotton.
(Liz Snella's Heirloom Doily - Ravelry - free)
Alexandra Baldwin, the namesake of Alexandra's Crafts,
is one of the many talented hand-dye artists whose yarn we carry.
She's known for her bright color combinations in fingering to worsted wt.
Here's the gorgeous sock yarn she dyed exclusively for us in Tangled Purls' shop colors:
Alexandra's Crafts - a name to remember.  Come and see for yourself.
We are partnering with the Salem Assistance League Auxillary volunteers
 as a donation site for its school supply drive this summer.
Can you help?
Donations are needed by August 24.  Supplies will be made available to school counselors
 for local kids duing the upcoming school year. 
notebooks - paper - pencils - ball point pens - erasers - crayons - pocket folders -
rulers - pencil boxes - scissors - Elmer's glue/glue sticks - felt tip markers
simple calculators - composition books - 6" protractors
Thank you!

Friday, August 1, 2014


Magical Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails have arrived at Tangled Purls! These 52 yard hand-dyed twists of the, oh so popular, Tosh Merino Light are perfect for striping, colorwork, hex puffs, color accents, and more. We have even heard some individuals are on a quest to collect every color (we received all 30)!

Don't you just love Paul's creative way of displaying our new Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails?