Sunday, December 2, 2007

Update on the wedding dress

As many of you know (if you know me) i am in the midst of knitting my wedding dress. It was coming along well, until i put it down for a few months and couldn't seem to pick it back up, even after an official engagement had happened and all that jazz, you would think i would be more stoked to finish it if i had a deadline! Well no. So, i try and jump start my ambitions again i decided to start over! What a great solution!?! Well in fact it actually does seem to be a good solution, i am much more ambitious and due to it being in the round and having to not purl any longer! I have also started the corset top which should be extremely fun, mostly because it knits up much faster than having to deal with a round of 300-600 stitches!

Snow means knitting!

Well it's December 2nd again and the holidays are on their way! For knitters this is always a season of feverishness because families begin to expect an array of handcrafted items such as socks, hats, scarves and the occasional sweater for someone who has been especially good the past year. This year why not indulge those do-gooders with some good ol' fashioned warmth and keep your work to a minimum! We have all kinds of wonderful patterns to choose from and many patterns that we have demo's for that are free with a the projects yarn purchse! AND they only require one skein of yarn! For example, to promote Louet's brand new novelty boucle and self striping yarns we have a one skein hat from Clyde and a pair of matching finger less mitts from Bonnie and wonderful and fun self striping worsted weight!

Also, remember alpaca is 5 times warmer than wool! SO for your babies little noggins you may consider using Alpaca with a Twist's Big Baby yarn for some cute little tot hats! We have a free pattern of this as well which also only uses one skein, in fact you could probably also get a pair of little thumb-less mittens as well!

For the more elegant we have a brand new shipment in of the always luxurious Venezia worsted from Cascade (70% Merino, 30% Silk). I absolutely love this yarn! It is a brand new yarn, 219 yards! Great colors, awesome stitch definition!

Remember, knitters love knitting gifts! We have beautiful handcrafted silk needle and crochet cases from Lantern moon, books galore, project baskets, and the always popular gift certificates! Hand dyed yarns or hand spun yarns are also always a thrill to receive because they may be to extravagant to buy on a whim, but always loved and lusted after!

Don't forget we have plenty of classes from now until the holidays where you could make a finished project in just one class! Needle felting classes galore! Kids love these simple, yet fully animated treasures!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

We ship!

It is a blusterous chilly day here! A good time to start hats, mittens, sweaters, ahh the list goes on and on! As i have not yet been taught to update the website, i will use the little technical knowledge i have to use the blog for updates... for now that is! Between midterms at UW Madison and the stacks of work at the shop when i get back on Fridays i swear i'll have time to learn the website!

I wanted to make an announcement: We ship all over the U.S.! Can't find Georgia Mommaerts Quail Hill beautiful fibers near you? We can ship you all you need for your needle felting and spinning projects! Please contact me for more details or with an order!

We have a new shipment of books! Needle felting books galore! Ever wanted to know how to needle felt a very real replica of your canine friend? Well with Fleece Dog by Nobuko Nagakubo you can! Many other books are on the shelves now, and we will be ordering more soon! Interweave's Special Holiday Gift Magazine was in Thursday, but by Saturday it had sold out! We have 10 more on order which should be arriving soon!

AND do not fear! The needle felting supplies should be arriving tomorrow! It was a sad weekend to be out of felting needles! And then Columbus Day set everything back! We even have holders for 6 and 12 needles coming soon!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Felted Table Puppets

Last Saturday (9/22) we had our first needle felting puppet class! What a blast! Each puppet came to life and each had its very one distinct personality! Diana Horan taught the class, and will be teaching another October 27th from 10-2pm if you're interested please check our website for more information: or call (608)637-3443

Needle Felted Pumpkin!

CUTE! We now have kits to make this adorable little pumpkin! All the fiber is local from the sheep of Jackie Reils to the carder of Georgia Mommaerts at Quail Hill Carding company. These little kits include a felting needle and instructions for $8.50

We will also be having a class (or a few throughout the day) at the Driftless Fiber Festival, Saturday, October 6th

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Welcome to our ewetopian world!

Welcome to Ewetopia's blog! We hope to use this for community updates, all the newest fiber arrivals and document our projects and our patron's projects with tips and links to find great patterns and info!