Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Habu is here!

We're so excited to announce that our latest Habu order has arrived and hit the shelves! Among the fibers that we now carry are:
  • A-32, silk mohair
  • N-68, 1/3.5 linen wool roving
  • XS-21 and XS-55, L25/3 linen
  • A-1, 2/17 tsumugi silk
  • A-166, 2/30 ramie 100
  • N-67B, 2mm. linen paper
  • A-20 and A-21, 1/20 silk stainless
  • N-75, 2/48 fine merino
  • A-177, 2/48 super fine merino
  • A-174, 1/8.5 cotton gima

In addition to these wonderful fibers, we've also received several new patterns using Habu yarns, and two books that feature Habu yarns - Haiku Knits and Ori Ami Knits - are on their way to the boutique. Stop in today to see these unique fibers in person!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shirley Paden Design Master Class

Please join us in welcoming internationally recognized hand knitwear designer, Shirley Paden, to Yarns By Design on Sunday, October 31! Shirley will teach her Sweater Design Master Class from 11:00am-6:00pm (with a one-hour lunch break) which is based on her new book, Knitwear Design Workshop: The Comprehensive Guide to Handknits.

Today, Shirley is the founder and owner of Shirley Paden Custom Knits in New York City, where she designs an exclusive line of custom-knit clothing. She teaches master knitting classes for the fashion industry and conducts seminars on lace, entrelac, cables, color knitting and finishing techniques. Her designs have appeared in magazines such as Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting, Knitter's, Family Circle, and Knit It! Shirley has also been featured on HGTV and Knitting Daily TV.

Learn to design knitwear with a perfect individual fit! From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last seam, Shirley will guide you through the knitwear design process. Based on the successful workshops that she teaches to the fashion industry in New York, Knitwear Design Workshop will give you the foundation to take your knitwear designs to the next level with confidence. The class fee is $150 (lunch included). Call the boutique at 412-832-0657 to reserve your spot!