Sweet Stash Bags

Paige and Emma have been hard at work constructing and stitching these sweet little stash bags! They are the perfect accessory for carrying around your crafty tidbits. Emma uses hers for her scissors and embroidery supplies, and Paige tends to fill them up with left over yarns and other little knitting notions. They will soon be for sale in our shop, and hopefully online (once we get our Shopify set up). Who doesn’t love something handmade to carry around their crafty supplies?

 

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French Knot Details

French Knot Details

 

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I love the soft and pretty color palette we are using for our new product. Its sort of fresh and vintage feeling at the same time, and the soft pink contrasts so well with the sea-foam greens. We will keep you posted on the arrival of these little sweeties in our Savannah store!

Felted High Fashion

The other day while perusing the Citizens of Fashion blog I found this post on Australian designer Dion Lee‘s 2013 collection and was totally amazed by his use of felted wool. He uses this versatile textile to create beautiful garments that explore the duality between modern vs classic, structured vs aqueous, and understated vs striking. Felt has a lot of redeeming qualities. It retains heat, releases moisture, and can be easily cut and manipulated without worry of it unraveling. Dion Lee’s work is a great example of how this usually industrial material can be used to create a variety of shapes and silhouettes.

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I love the look above. It is sort of Grey Gardens meets couture runway. I also love the idea  of a hat being a connected part of an ensemble, it creates a silhouette I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.

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The architectural inspiration behind these pieces is obvious, but it is so cool to see how a really raw and industrial point of inspiration is translated into something sleek and streamlined.

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UMM. This jacket is amazing. I love the idea of not only using urban architecture as inspiration, but also the architecture of the human body. This jacket brings the idea of inner structure to the outside. AWESOME.

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I have been looking everywhere to figure out how he achieves this amazing ombre material. It looks to me like the  fabric has been nuno felted in different gradients. For those of you that don’t know, nuno felting is when you felt raw fiber onto a sheer or more open weave fabric such as lace, gauze or chiffon. I don’t have any solid proof that this is how he does it, but it would make sense, as nuno felting was actually developed in his home country of Australia.

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As a woman in the real world it is sometimes hard to imagine yourself actually wearing couture garments in everyday life, but these jackets are something I would sell a kidney for. Check this guy out!

Malabrigo : Need I Say More?

Malabrigo Yarns is one of the most adored and sought after yarns of fibers enthusiasts. Sumptuous merinos, silks and a variety of different weights are just the tip of this yarn company’s iceberg. Their kettle dyed yarns have colorways that you simply CAN NOT match. Go ahead..try it. Every time we order stock from Malabrigo it goes FAST, which is why we are letting you know now that we just received a new shipment! We now have four different varieties of Malabrigo yarn in stock just waiting for your nimble fingers..knit it…weave it..ply it..come in and BUY it, because it will not last long!

Malabrigo Lace:

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Malabrigo Lace colorways we carry

Malabrigo Lace yarn is the perfect blend of soft + light + fuzzy. Need a cardigan that adds color and elegance without adding weight?  The Whisper Cardigan is the perfect balance of lofty and light and makes the perfect knit for chilly southern nights. The pattern for this little lovely is for sale on Ravelry here.

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floofies whorl

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we love this pretty, light weight cowl! The scalloped edges are so dainty! The pattern is called Floofie’s Whorl, and it is free on Ravelry!

Silky Merino

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Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn is pretty much as soft and lustrous as you can imagine. This DK weight, single ply yarn is great on a variety of needle sizes. It is just fluffy enough that it will beautifully fill out the stitches when using larger needle sizes. There are so many beautiful things you can make with this yarn, here are a couple of our favorite patterns!

Enrejado Shawl

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The Enrejado Shawl showcases the subtlety of the color changes in this yarn perfectly and is classy, soft and feminine.

roku mits

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mulled wine mits

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Above are two different types of mitts that use the Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn, and are perfect for beginner knitters. The top ones are called Roku Mitts, and the pattern is free on Ravelry! I love that they call for two colors of this fantastic yarn, because once you see them it is almost impossible to settle on one! Also, the geometric pattern on the cuffs are fun and youthful. The bottom ones are called Mulled Wine Mitts and the pattern is also a free Ravelry download. This pattern is great for beginners and also utilizes the unique kettle dyed effect of the yarn.

Malabrigo Rasta

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I am going to throw it out there right now that Rasta is my favorite type of Malabrigo Yarn we are carrying right now! The color changes in the silky merino and lace are subtle, the changes in Rasta are dramatic and beautiful! These yarns are super bulky, 100% merino wool, and are slighty felted, which make them real easy to work with!  There are seriously hundreds of patterns out there that work great for this special product, it was hard to narrow it down to just a couple of our favorites, but are three awesome scarves!

herringbone rasta

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This Herringbone Cowl pattern is perfect for the color variations of the Rasta yarn! Each stitch gives its own little pop of color!

Aujourd'hui cowl

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The geometric feel of the Aujourd’Hui Cowl is beautiful in contrast with the organic change of colors you get with Malabrigo Rasta!

convolution scarf

convolution 2The Convolution Scarf was just too sweet to pass up sharing with you! It’s very versatile and it has the effect of being a complicated cable pattern, when it’s actually perfect for beginners! The pattern is for sale on Ravelry

Gruesa

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This single ply super bulky yarn has a great slubby, thick and thin texture and makes a beautifully chunky and organic textile. The colors of Malabrigo Gruesa are not as variegated as the Rasta yarn but come in lovely bright colors that make a bold statement no matter what you create with it.

gold inflation

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The Gold Inflation Cowl is simple and lofty, and shows off the subtle changes in yarn thickness that makes Malabrigo Gruesa so great!

autumn hat

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The Autumn hat is a simple and comfortable slouchy beanie that makes a perfect gift for your girlfriends or guyfriends!

There are so many project possibilities with Malabrigo Yarns, and we will continue to share our favorites!

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