Loopy Mango Valentine’s Sale!!

20140204-154826.jpg

If you know anything about us here at Wild Fibre, then you know our heart belongs to Loopy Mango, specifically their gorgeous Big Loop yarn. And we know you love it, too. So, as an early Valentine’s Day gift to all of you, every Loopy Mango Product in store will be 20% OFF the entire week leading up to Valentine’s Day! That’s right, 20% off all Loopy Mango purchases between February 9th until February 14th. And, as an added bonus, all preorders for Loopy Mango made at Wild Fibre between now and Valentine’s Day will also receive that 20% off, just in case the color or yarn you want isn’t in store. So come on in today and start shopping!

All sale items in store will be first come first serve only; all preorders must be made by 5pm Friday, February 14th to be eligible for sale price.

New In: Classic Elite

20140110-163448.jpg

Our first new inventory of the new year comes from Classic Elite, a popular brand here at Wild Fibre. We have restocked a couple favorites and are also trying some new.

First up is Magnolia, a 70/30 dk weight merino and silk single ply blend with a great hand and excellent stitch definition.

20140110-163812.jpg

We’ve also added in more Toboggan, a favorite of ours that’s already selling out quickly. This beautiful chunky weight is a 70/30 blend of merino and superfine alpaca, making it pleasantly soft and cozy. What’s best is that we now have it in practically every color!

20140110-164130.jpg

Our first new yarn is La Gran, a chunky mohair, wool, and nylon blend produced exclusively for Classic Elite.

20140110-164445.jpg

Finally, our new obsession, Inca Alpaca. This worsted weight pure alpaca is so soft we just had to have it in as many colors possible.

20140110-164713.jpg

Come in and see them all for yourself!

DIY Roundup : Pin Cushion Projects!

As knitters, crocheters, stitchers and sewers we thought we would round-up some fun DIY projects for something we use quite often, pin cushions! There are some really cute options out there, since the only things you usually need are fabric, stuffing and some sewing thread. Who doesn’t love an easy DIY project that spruces up your studio space? All of these also make great gifts, and are awesome projects for crafters on a budget.

cake pin cushion

Our first DIY pin cushion comes from Australian fashion and craft magazine, Frankie Magazine. I mean, what is cuter than a tiny piece of cake? I would love to see a whole family of mini desserts next to my sewing machine. They have a sweet blog and website chock full of great photography, fashion, and craft inspiration and I am often on this website for hours at a time.

pin cushion jar

These pin cushion jars are all the rage right now. They are great because you can store all sorts of other sewing  notions inside the jar, and make the simple pin cushion out of the screw top. We also thought that these would make great party favors at a crafty event, or the perfect hand-made gift for your crafty friends. This project comes from the Funkytime blog, via Little Pin Cushion Studios. Putting a unique stencil on your pin cushion jars is a great way to personalize your project!

Alpaca pin cushion

This little cutie is by far my favorite pin cushion in this round-up. The possibilities are endless!! Mini desserts are cute, but how about a whole zoo of pin cushion animals?? The best part is that you can use whatever bits and bobs you have around the house to dress your little animals up. Want. Need. Must. Make. This tutorial comes from Small Good Things. Genius.

 

vintage frame cushion

This pin cushion project from Beach Vintage is a great way to recycle any pretty vintage fabric you may have lying around the studio. You can get mini frames from any local craft store, and this would work with any frame size. Very grandma chic.

 

cactus pin cushion

I know, I know, all these things are almost too cute to handle. This cactus pin cushion would look great on your sewing table, and I love that it is held in this little mini flower-pot for extra cuteness factor. I also love that she uses different but coordinating fabrics to bring all the elements together. I found this tutorial on Costuramor, which is in Spanish, but the pictures are easy to follow, or you can translate it using Google.

 

pin cushion ring

as if pin cushions weren’t utilitarian enough, Pretty Prudent had to go and make these super easy, super cute pin cushion rings! These are a fast project, and put all your pretty pins that much closer to your fingertips!

 

 

New Roving!

lagoon sliver

Just a quick post to let you know that we just received a big shipment of roving! New materials include steel grey alpaca top, some delicious new undyed extra soft merino, and white welsh top ready for you to dye! We also replenished our stock of brown welsh top, Jacob wool, raw white romney top, and a variety of dyed wool in some sweet new colors! Come check it out all you spinners and felters!

mint sliver

New Year, New Yarn

Just a quick post to let you guys know about the awesome new inventory we recently got in our store! Yummy new colors and interesting fiber content are the name of the game, check it out!

blue sky jewel

If you know us, then you already know that we absolutely love Blue Sky Alpacas ! Well, we just got a whole new shipment of their deliciously soft and sumptuous alpaca silk in a whole range of yummy colors including (from left to right) black, slate, plume, white, brick, garnet, and peacock. These yarns are super soft and have a beautiful silky sheen to them.

 

 

worsted cotton

Also from Blue Sky, we got some new colors of their light and lofty worsted cotton! In colors like lemonade, honey dew, Mediterranean and ladybug, how could you not want to knit these up into something delicious?

 

 

lustra

Our featured yarn in the store this week is the amazing Lustra by Berroco. This 50% Peruvian wool 50% Tencel yarn has a luxurious shine an ultra soft handle. We are currently carrying this yarn in over 10 different colorways, and for a limited time it is 15% off! So come get it while it lasts!

 

 

nettle and hemp

Also new on our shelves are these all natural, hand-spun hemp yarns and nettle yarns from Frabjous Fibers. These yarns look really interesting and textural when knit or crocheted, but we are really curious to see how they look when some one puts them on a loom. How about you come pick up a ball and try it?

 

 

wool and nettle

The last yarn on our new arrivals list also has a fiber content of partly nettles, but is also about 65% wool.  This is Plymouth Yarn‘s Woodland yarn, and its earthy colors are perfect for your wintry projects!

Come down to the store to get your hands on some of our awesome new offerings!

Knitting In The New Year: Bringing It Home

This weeks Knitting In The New Year post is focused on things that beginner knitters can make to brighten up their homes and interior spaces. Who doesn’t love a little bit of DIY home decor? I have been thinking about this a lot lately since I just moved in to a new apartment with our master knitter here at Wild Fibre. While Paige is pretty amazing at working those knitting needles, my specialties lie in other areas. However, now that we are roommates she has me learning how to be just as good as she is! I thought it would be great to focus that knitting energy on projects that would enhance our new apartment, and help to make it a unique space that suites the ladies who inhabit it.

First up is a super easy dishcloth to jazz up those kitchen counter tops. We featured the leafy dishcloth in last weeks post, and although this diagonal knit dishcloth is simpler in shape, I just love the variety of texture that it showcases.

diagonal knit

diagonal dishcloths

These are so so so super easy to make and are a great way to add a handmade touch to either your kitchen or bathroom counter top, or draped over a small towel bar! The pattern for this dishcloth is free on Ravelry!

Next up is this amazingly simple and adorable striped blanket from Purl Soho.

hudson bay blanket

The Hudson Bay Inspired Crib Blanket has that sort of simple sophistication that makes it work in the bedroom, cuddled up on the couch, or poring over the paper at the kitchen table.

hudson bay blanket

I really like the bold colors that they used in these pictures, but I would also love to see a more monochromatic stripe pallet! Maybe a couple different shades of coral or sea-foam greens? Any way you make it, this blanket is sure to add a personal and colorful touch to your home. You can get the pattern on Purl Soho’s ABSOLUTELY AMAZING blog, The Purl Bee.

Our last project to share also comes from the Purl Bee. If you couldn’t tell, we are huge Purl Soho fans. They sell a wide variety of knitting, crochet, weaving and stitching supplies and accoutrements, and they have fabulous taste. Their blog is a plethora of ideas and inspiration that makes me drool on the daily. I aspire to be more like them every day, and I say that without shame. This next project is one that I will most definitely be trying out, the Big Stitch Knit Rug.

BIg Stitch knit rug

Seriously though, how cute is this?? I can feel my little toes sinking in to this rug just looking at this picture.

big stitches

big-stitch-alpaca-cream

This simple slip stitch pattern will baffle you with how easy it is to achieve, and all your friends will be amazed at your abilities. Making an, often times, large item like a rug will always impress people. The yarn used for this rug is Bag Smith’s Big Stitch Alpaca. It is a great mix of natural alpaca, wool and nylon which gives it a really rustic and homey appeal. The cream color that is shown here lends to a really modern look, but the yarn is also available in some beautiful earthy colors. So get knitting and sink your toes in to this!