News from The Needle Emporium

June 2018
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Road Trip
I will be heading to Cleveland this week for TNNA. This is a trade show for yarn shop owners to see what is new for the upcoming season.
Here is a sneak peek of a new yarn coming from Blue Sky Fibers. 
I will be blogging about these as well as showing them on Instagram and Facebook. Please follow us and then you won't miss out on what's new.

Gorgeous New Colours

We just received an amazing order from Life in the Long Grass (LITLG).

"We are an Irish artisan hand dyed yarn and art studio in the countryside in Ireland. I am a keen knitter and was taught to knit and crochet by my Mum and our crafty neighbour Mrs Ryan. I love working with natural fibres and incorporate them in our home and what we wear as much as possible.

We worked as a graphic designer (Caroline) and architect (Jonny) in London and Spain before moving back to Ireland and living in the countryside – from there it was a natural transition to take our love of colour, art and design and apply it to our love of yarn.

Life in the Long Grass?

Our name represents the natural life of the wool that we dye; wonderful sheep braving the elements and a way of life where taking the time to make something and enjoying the process is as important as the wool itself. We are crazy about texture and rustic living and are inspired by our surroundings in the countryside, you will spot this in our main body of colourways.

Environmentally Aware Hand Dyeing Methods & Packaging

We dye using professional washfast and lightfast dyes which have minimum impact on the environment as we exhaust each dyepot so all the colour is absorbed onto our yarn and the water is clear and safe to use again for our next batch.  This is achieved by meticulous calculations and recipes that we have created to be as exact, efficient and environmentally friendly as we can.  All our labels are made from 100% recycled paper and our wool is sourced from small farms in South America and British breeds."

See all the colours on our website

Uneek Sock

Urth Yarns has a new sock yarn out. Meet Uneek Sock.

A self-striping sock kit for matching socks. The kit contains 2 pre-wound cakes and is packaged in a cute box.

75% Extrafine Merino

25% Nylon

Machine Washable

2 balls each with 200m (220yards)


Knitting Camp

This year is Rowan's 40th Birthday. We are going to hold a party at Camp. Cake. Games. Party Favours. 

Rowan will be sending yarn for our goodie bags, amazing door prizes and garments for the Friday evening fashion show. I can't wait to see all the new garments in person this weekend,

We still have room in all the workshops but don't wait too long. There is a limit on the number of people we can have in the dye workshops.

See the workshops and pricing on our website...

Studio Linen

Dusk is a semi-fitted ‘waterfall’ style cardigan with diagonal stitch detail on the fronts and sleeves, worked in stocking stitch and K1, P1 rib.

Purchase the pattern on Ravelry...
Small Hours is a double v-neck, t-shirt style top knitted in the round until the start of the armhole shaping. The sleeves and the v-neck are then worked on two needles. The sleeves have a rib selvedge edge, the neck a lace and eyelet detail and the shoulders a three-needle cast off.

Purchase the pattern on Ravelry...
These great designs are knit with Erika Knight Studio Linen.

Studio Linen is 100% linen: 85% is recycled rayon-linen fibre, sorted from selected wastage and regenerated using the eco-friendly hydrolysis method. Blended with 15% premium natural linen, these fibres are twisted and dyed by a specialist Italian spinner in Biella to produce a unique yarn with a dry hand feel and subtle sheen.


After much deliberation we have decided to clear out our yarns from Debbie Bliss, Classic Elite and Malabrigo. There are different reasons for each but it is time to free up shelf space.

These are available in the store and online.

Don't miss out on great savings.

Spring/Summer Hours

Our Spring/Summer hours are in effect until the end of August.

Tuesday - Friday 10-5:30
Saturday 10-4
Sunday - Monday Closed

Mark Your Calendar

We are psyched about the shows happening in 2018

KW Knitters' Fair
Saturday September 8

Knitting Camp
September 20-23

Woodstock Fleece Festival
Saturday October 13
If you missed our last newsletter you can find it here.

If you need a last minute gift, we have Gift Certificates in the store. Don't have time? We can send you a gift certificate by email. Call the store at 1-800-667-9167 and we'll hook you up.

Thanks for reading
Don't forget that I blog daily (A Really Good Yarn) about new yarns, upcoming shows and what we're working on at The Needle Emporium.

Happy Knitting
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