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March 20, 21, 22, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205


What’s coming this Fall

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July 24, 2019

We’ve been traveling to some of the industry trade shows to see what’s coming this fall.

 

Yarns:

Gradient tonals and solids are making a comeback. Self striping and hand dyed yarns are here to stay but we’ll see some softer gradients making their way back to the shelves.

Mohair is back, that thin wispy yarn that is light as a feather and perfectly suitable for every lacy accessory. You’ll see it in every color under the sun and in a variety of variegated colors too, with blends of alpaca, wool and nylon making them loftier and more lustrous. Thick and chunky yarns will still be part of your fall selection. They’re softer, easy to work with and great for quick or large projects.

 

I have one skein of Berroco’s Aurora Borealis to give away and a skein of Lang Mohair Luxe as well.  See below for details to register for the sweepstakes.

 

Fabrics and Stitching:

Sustainability is the key to some upcoming fabric trends. With the continued innovation of seamless fabric runs and small textile production, the fall fabrics feature small and large geometrics, organic, large bold florals alongside small scale prints. There will be a trend towards mixing all of those patterns and fabrics. Simple as well as complex textural designs will complete finished quilt tops, with sashiko, boro and slow stitching techniques becoming the perfect tool for a throwback to a simpler, mindful lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

I have one 5 inch embroidery hoop and an assortment of hand dyed fabrics for one lucky winner.  See below for details to register for the sweepstakes.

 

We have begun to accept class submissions for the the Festival in March 2020 and are finalizing contracts with our headliners. If you have considered teaching a class, please be sure to let us know and we can send out a class submission form.

 

Save the dates for the 2019 Steel Valley Yarn Crawl.There are 11 shops participating this year. Be sure to stop into every one and show your support for local yarn stores!

 

Sweepstakes Giveaways:

Winners will be announced in the next newsletter.

 

One Skein of Berroco Aurora Borealis: email pghknitandcrochet@gmail.com with the title: AURORA

 

One Skein of Lang Mohair Luxe yarn: email pghknitandcrochet@gmail.com with the title: MOHAIR LUXE

 

One 5″ Embroidery Hoop and Hand Dyed Fabrics: email pghknitandcrochet@gmail.com with the title: HOOP AND HAND DYES

 

 

 

 

 

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March 20, 21, 22, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA

 

Warm Regards,

 

Barb and Ann