Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Beginner's Knitting Workshop

There are a couple of places left on the Beginner's Workshop this Saturday, October 9th.  10am-1230pm, £20, all materials included.  Pre-booking essential, call the shop on 01670 504045 to book your place!

Treacle is 1 year old and to celebrate we are having a birthday party on Saturday October 30th.  Come to the shop between 10 and 330 and celebrate with us - relax with a cup of tea and a slice of cake bring something you have knitted and are proud of!  Without our lovely customers, we wouldn't be able to do what we do.

We love this time of year and the shop is chock full of gorgeous yarns and inspiration to get your knitting season underway.  You know by now how relaxed and friendly a visit to Treacle is - we do our utmost to help you leave happy and confident in your chosen project!  If you haven't been to the shop yet, make time to indulge yourself ...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

So, what's new in the Treacle world?!

The weather has such a wonderful autumnal feel at the moment, you can feel the seasons changing.  The kids are back at school, it's nearly time to pack your Birkenstocks away until next year and we are getting ready for a fantastic time in the shop.  So needles to the ready and embrace the coming months safe in the knowledge that Treacle will keep you knitting with a happy heart!

We have so much lovely new stock it's hard to know where to begin.  Chunky Mochi (delicious, everyone needs a pair of wristwarmers); Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply (in a rainbow of shades); Pure Suffolk Wool (aran, unbleached, undyed), produced just outside of Morpeth - you can't get more local than that; the new fad Cancan (a frilly frou frou scarf can be yours!); handknitted mittens in organic merino from Jammy Knits; beautiful handsewn project bags from Hortensia ... we could fill a book!

Our Beginner's Crochet Workshop kicks off the season on September 25th, and it's full! - visit our website for the full programme.  And watch this space for details of our 1st Birthday celebrations ... where has the time gone?

Happy Knitting, Kym and Claire

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Phew - we made it ...

So that's that.  The end of the Summer Holidays.  We managed to stay open every day, even with 6 children to juggle.  Brilliant!  Thanks to all our regulars and all the new customers who discovered us over the holidays.  Remember we provide mail order, online shopping, over the phone help and much more.  We feel so excited about the new season and have lots of gorgeous goodies in stock now!  And don't forget to come and Knit2gether on Tuesday evening, 730-930 in the shop, £3.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our new website is LAUNCHED!!

We have been working really hard getting our fabulous new website up to scratch and it's DONE!  You can join the mailing list at, book your workshop place, shop online, find out who we are and what we offer, and everything else you might need to know about the Treacle world!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I know it's raining ...

but look at it this way - perfect weather to pop into Morpeth, come say hello to me, choose something lovely to do, go home back into the warm, make a cup of tea and knit the day away.  Pure Bliss.  See you soon then?

Woman's House Radio 4 Feature on Knitted Sculptures!

Friday morning, listen NOW!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Morning followers - is there anyone out there?

I am happily blogging away to myself and wondering if anyone is actually reading this?  Get in touch, have a chat, make a comment!!  What would YOU like to know?

Fancy a bit of learning?

Book your workshop online!
We have a great range of workshops coming up from Beginners to Improvers and more.  You can now book your workshop place through our online shop - visit the Workshop and Courses section.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More treats ...

We just received delivery of KnitSimple, a gorgeous knitting mag from the US packed FULL of patterns for kids, men and women from gloves to cardis. £4.50 a copy. Lovely!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The summer holidays (and our sale) have begun!!

So it's the first day of the six week school holiday - the sun was shining optimistically earlier but now it's grey again. Oh for a sunnier clime!

The shop is closed on Mondays throughout August, and we have slightly revised opening times, Mon-Fri 930 til 4, Sat 9 til 5.

Our SALE has started - all summer stock is reduced to make way for the lovely new items coming in all the time. Pop in and have a look - take a little project on holiday with you (Mini Mochi Hat, Summer Bunting, Erika Knight Socks).

Happy Summer Everyone!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More treats in-store now ...!!

Another parcel arrived yesterday full of gorgeous ceramic buttons from Injabulo, all handpainted, unique and washable. From lions to flowers, why not treat an old cardi to a new look? £4.50 a card.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Didn't we do well ...

We raised £146.09 for Marie Curie at our Blooming Great Tea Party yesterday!!

Well done and B I G thanks to all those who mucked in and helped, baked amazing cakes and came along donated generously.

What's next on the treacle agenda? The summer S A L E ... Watch this space for the start date!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Anyone for tea?

It's a bit of a squibby morning but the clouds look like they will be kind to us on our Blooming Great Tea Party Day TODAY! Pop along to the shop, Chantry Place, Morpeth, make a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care and we'll make you a cuppa. Choose a slice of delicious homebaked cake, donated by our lovely customers. See you there!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things ...

OOOO exciting boxes arrived yesterday! We have lots of gorgeous new shades in the fabulous Mini Mochi - knits as 4 ply.
And FREE pattern support!

And our magazine stocks are growing - we have hard-to-find publications from the USA including Crochet World and Designer Knitting. But only limited quanities so get in quick! Call 01670 504045 or post here if you need help!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Blooming Great Tea Party

treacle are hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party this coming Saturday, July 10th, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. This is a national event and we thought "We like tea and cake so why not join in"! It's all very simple - come along between 10am and 3pm, make a donation, and let us make you a cuppa and have a slice of cake (mostly donated by our lovely customers!). treacle are donating 10% of all sales made on the day to Marie Curie.

Here we go ...

It's been some time since I've blogged. The shop has been open for 9 months now and there are loads of exciting plans for the future. Claire and I are so encouraged by our fabulous customers, who are supporting us in lots of way (not least by becoming treacle regulars!). After all, our shop is your shop - without you we wouldn't exist!

We are currently in the throes of having the whole treacle website revamped, hopefully launching at the end of July. So the Blog is now an important part of us keeping in touch and letting the world know what we are up to. Sometimes you may find my posts invaluable, other times pretty pointless but as a new Blogger, I am just going to chat as if we were having a cup of tea and slice of cake in the shop!

Tell your friends to join, get talking to each other here, make this your space too. Treacle is going from strength to strength and we are very excited about all our new ventures! Kym