June 2019

Everything is in full bloom

I hope you are having a wonderful June.  Everything is in full bloom in Victoria, the weather has been beautiful, and the birds are singing!

We have been getting new yarn, buttons and patterns in the store the last few weeks.  Below are just a few.


Zida by Truly Myrtle

Zida is a dramatic asymetrical triangle with strong lines.  The textured stitches are formed with simple slipped stitches and an easy and rhythmic lace pattern.  Finished size after blocking is approx. 97" x 21".







Zitron Trekking XXL Tweed Sock
75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 30sts, 459yds, 100g

Why not try the Zida shawl with 1 skein of Zitron Trekking XXL tweed 230 and 1 skein of Zitron Trekking XXL tweed 275.

HiKoo Abracadabra

The yarn that changes color when exposed to the sun!
35% Superwash Merino, 50% Polypropolene, 15% Nylon
100yds, 50gms, US 4-6 (3.5 - 4.00mm)
22 - 24 sts  $16.95

Before sun exposure

After sun exposure (works in the shade too)

Shown left to right: 722 Blue, 721 Purple, 720 Pink,
723 Yellow

This Thumbelina Sun Hat by Jan Cullen would look adorable in this yarn.  Get the free pattern here:

Bark Lines by Joji Locatelli

Create this beautiful shawl worked in one piece from the top down.  Horizontal and vertical lines alternate until you reach the border, where a natural motif takes over to create a beautiful ornamented edge.

Use 800 m of your favorite fingering weight yarn.
Finished size is 8-" x 26" after blocking.


Harbour and Fishing Port Cards

Textile Heritage has re-issued these adorable cross stitch card kits for a limited time.  
Kits include card, envelope, floss, instructions and needle.

Design size: 9 x 9cm (3.5 x 3.5")

Christmas is far away, but there is a new Crazy for Crewel embroidery Kit, "Decorating the Tree".

The kit includes printed fabric, needle, Stitch instructions, Appleton Wool, and beads.

10.5" x 7.75"

Decorating the Tree


 Handpainted Shell and Handpainted Wood



Lily soaking up some sun on the deck

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To May 2019