January – Newsletter/Blog

owl2OK, here we go, my first ever Newsletter/Blog (this could take a while especially as I have lost my first draft!)  I think that once you commit your thoughts to paper that’s it they are off your mind, now I just can’t remember what I wrote!!

Several people (especially my Son Gareth) have been telling me I need to get ‘with it’ and write a blog so this newsletter can double up as my first blog (a bit of a cheat I know) and then hopefully I may ‘blog’ about once a week and issue a newsletter every couple of months (or once a month if I have time!!) (you will have to get used to my exclamation marks and brackets, I definitely over use them!!!!!!!!!).

Now I had better get some news into this Newsletter.  I have some great yarns in my sale at the moment:

Wendy Aran with Wool 400g             Was £10.40 now £7.99

Wendy Mode DK 50gm                      Was £2.45  now £1.95

Wendy Hatti                                    Was £6.30  now £4.75

Twilleys Mist DK 50gm                                        now £1.99

Learner kits                                     Was £5.00  now £3.75

And some great book titles greatly reduced


Twilleys Freedom Wool – This is a super chunky weight 100% wool and is great for felting (a bag will be in progress very shortly) I have never done this before and I am really looking forward to the felting part.


New Cross-stitch kits from DMC featuring Tatty Teddy and ‘Say it with Cross-stitch


Kingcole Opium Pallette – building on the tremendous success of their Opium they have now brought out a varigated version with some beautiful colour blends and some fantastic new patterns

Kingcole Shine – some great new colours and patterns this year

Kingcole Big Value Aran – 100% Acrylic with a really lovely soft handle

I have also seen a fantastic new summer yarn from Wendy which is a blend of cotton and silk with a gorgeous marled effect (this yarn will be released later in the spring)

All of the above will be gradually filtering into the shop over the next few months!!

Next month I will be attending the Knit & Stitch Trade Show in Birmingham to seek out new and wonderful products for Owl Tree Crafts and all my fantastic customers (and me of course).

I have added a few lines in the Haberdashery Department including grosgrain ribbon, cotton bias binding, hemming web and Taylors Chalk.  I also have a selection of Tartan Ribbons for all of you who celebrate Burns Night!

Kumihimo is still going down a storm and I thought I would let you know S-Lon Thread and the big eye needles are now on their way to Owl Tree Crafts.

Signing off now to get on with some knitting (what a hardship!)  Hopefully I will add some photo’s next time.


Look forward to seeing you soon!