Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Big Knitathon!

Come and help us break a World Record for the Most People Knitting Simultaneously!

On Saturday November 17th at the shop, bring your friends and your needles, have a cuppa and a cake and get into the record books!  Treacle is taking part in The Big Issue Foundation's Big Knitathon, supporting the homeless and having some fun.

Get in touch if you want more information or let us know you can come!  If you attend, you'll be entered into a prize draw to win something lovely!

If you can't attend, you can still donate via the Treacle Wool Shop JustGiving page here.

Treacle Wool Shop
Chantry Place
Morpeth NE61 1PJ
Tel: 01670 504045

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June News


There are still superb bargains up for grabs in Treacle's SUPER SALE, from top brands such as Debbie Bliss, Stylecraft, Artesano and more -  it's the perfect opportunity to knit yourself something lovely or get organised for Christmas gifts!  You earn Loyalty Points on all products too, both instore and online.

Heritage Skills Festival, Tynemouth Station

We are really excited about taking part in a three day Heritage Skills Festival at Tynemouth Station on June 22, 23 and 24.  This FREE event has over 40 different attractions including knitting, crochet, feltmaking, spinning, stonemasonry, lime pointing, blacksmithing, archaeology and pottery, with plenty of opportunity to turn your hand to a traditional craft - there will be something to interest everyone! 
We will be selling brand new Treacle kits, locally hand spun and dyed yarns, felt gifts and more - come to our stand and say STICKY10 for 10% off your purchase on the day! Visit the Festival sitehere.

Treacle Craft Workshops

Whether you are a returner to knitting or crochet, need help finishing off your projects professionally, fancy a day out with a friend or looking to buy a unique gift, Treacle's newWorkshop Programme has lots to offer.  You must pre-book your place, either online, instore or on            01670 504045      .  And if you book 2 places at the same time, we'll give you 10% off!
Treacle Wool Shop, Chantry Place, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1PJ.
tel:             01670 504 045       Email: info@treaclewoolshop.co.uk

Friday, January 27, 2012

Treacle supporting Callum John Lowe, Fashion Design Menswear, Northumbria Uni, #3

I've had a trip to bonny Scotland and through the Highlands, filled with tattie scones and Irn Bru - joyful times. Now I'm home don’t worry, the Bovril and ham n pea’s pud stottie’s are back!

Scotland is extremely beautiful, especially the Highlands if you're travelling around the lochs, and is likely to have the most extreme weather you will get in the UK.

After doing a lot of research I thought it be best to plan a trip to Fort William as I have not been for some years and I really needed some outdoor inspiration. So I thought it a good idea to go look at some of the museums and see if I could find out more about functionality of fabrics for extreme cold as the temperature is often -1 Celsius.

My collection's concept is travel/exploration and where best to try it out than at the top of Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the British Isles standing a 1,344 metres above sea level and likely have the most extreme weather in the UK). Of course I need to produce my collection to test it!

One very interesting thing I discovered was that Ben Nevis had an observatory built at the summit that was constantly manned from 1883 to 1904. It was built mainly for meteorological data and high altitude weather. I've seen a few of photos but unfortunately it is but a ruin nowadays.

I visited the West Highland Museum and the Highland Folk Museum, which both helped get a feel for life in ‘back in the day’. I gained a great insight to how handmade tweeds were created on weaving looms. The trip made me think hard about the functionality of my designs - you need warmth, comfort, flexibility and versatility.

I would love to still be up there, you get a real feel for untouched wilderness, so pure and natural but at the same time exposed and realise that the environment can sometimes very hostile.
I plan to go back to visit the Outer Hebrides for Harris Tweed and different wool mills later this month so keep in touch for my next instalment!

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