Saturday, December 15, 2012


A long time ago...when I had a "proper" job as a library person, magazines got to be called "journals" and I still call 'em that. Well, this week was JOURNAL week!  Through my letter box dropped first, Handwoven from the States, then came the TAFTA journal (yummy stuff) then all at once dropped Yarn, Embellish and Felt.  Oh heaven!  But the trouble is, I sit with my cup of tea and spend the whole day reading them all cover to cover and back again and then I have to wait ages for the next lot!  I do though, dip and flick over the ensuing interval, and resort to browsing the back issues when it all gets too much.

So imagine my excitement when opening up Embellish, to discover two of my lovely makers / friends have articles in this issue: it makes you so happy to see two Tasmanian girls getting the exposure they deserve!
                   Rita Power has shared the joys of her path through textiles and
                   Robin Darke has shared with us another of her beautiful little make-it-yourself projects : twisted buttons and rings.

Then in the current Issue 28 Yarn Magazine,  knitwear designer Jude Skeers has given us a lovely pattern to use the marvellous new Zauberball wool/nylon 4 ply from Schoppel Wolle.  The Lucky Ewe @ Oatlandshandmade has Zauberball and Crazy Zauberball both in-stock now.  Come in a try this stunning new yarn which has the look and feel of hand dyed about it : I decided to stock this yarn because it matches so well with many of our own Tilly's Yarns.  Sock yarn doesn't just have to knit socks!! 

We have also some great free scarf patterns to use this yarn as well!

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The Lucky Ewe is the "wool stash" room of Oatlands Handmade. Stocking fleece, fibre, yarn and all sorts of goodies for textile makers. The Lucky Ewe also stocks a range of clothing / wearable art, kits, accessories and books.