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Category — Artisan Lace

Merino: Handspinning, dyeing and working with merino and superfine wools

There’s been a flurry of emails enquiring after this book thanks to the recent publicity about Margaret Stove’s new book.

If you’d like to add a copy to your collection, you can find it in the online shop – and because I can’t figure out all the tricks to the shipping rates, international shipping is set at $25. (if you’re in Australia, email me and i’ll give you the correct shipping cost of $10). If postage comes to less than $25, I will refund the difference via Paypal.

November 5, 2010   No Comments

Tribute to Orenburg, and Citron

The excitement over the launch of Margaret’s new book Wrapped in Lace is growing by the day – especially when on the receiving end of emails about how cool it is to see a whole edition of Knitting Daily devoted to it.

How very, very cool.

I’ve kind of run out of words to describe how awesome it is to have such an inspiring grandmother. Honestly, truly. It makes me wish that perhaps instead of going to university i’d gone for the daydream plan of moving to Christchurch and learning all I possibly could from Margaret.

You’ll see the mention that you can download one of the patterns for free. Yep, gratis! Here’s the link, go and download it. I think the challenge is on to knit it – perhaps once i’ve finished Citron.

See my pretty Citron above? My first ever proper Artisan Lace project, and I love love love it. Such an addictive knit, i’m almost there after about 4 days. Went down to a 3.25mm needle (from recommended 4mm) and will need to do at least one extra pattern repeat to get it big enough. Colour is the lovely Sage, which is now in the online shop if you fancy some 😀

November 3, 2010   No Comments

Week of Grandma: Artisan Lace

Welcome to a week of Grandma!

As Margaret Stove is celebrating a milestone birthday this coming weekend, what better time than to spend a week celebrating Grandma.

First up:

Artisan Lace weight merino is now available to purchase online. More colours will be added each day, so by Friday the full collection will be available. For those who are extra game, the gossamer weight is up there too.

You can now also buy both of her books: ‘Creating Original Hand Knitted Lace’, and ‘Merino – Handspinning, dyeing and working with merino and superfine wools‘.

Perhaps now is the time to finally tackle her yarn myself – it is quite different to working with sock yarn!

March 30, 2010   No Comments