Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter Summer, well, we're in September already so it's obvious that we're counting on an Indian Summer! Moda Metallics set the right mood: Northern Lights, startling sunsets, misty mornings and nights that are beginning to draw in. The six additions complement our range of metallics and, for something a little different, try using the 'wrong side' of the fabric, you'll be surprised by the effect:                     'Lario' by the Three Sisters for Moda is definitely a collection to remind us of summer, with this stunning scenic panel reminiscent of the Provence and the soft tones of the complimentary fabrics:    ...

 



Newsletter Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Newsletter This Spring has been so incredibly busy at Kiki's that we have decided to make a few changes: our newsletters will be a quarterly feature on our website and for regular updates you can now follow us on Facebook! The Royal Mail’s changes to postage rates mean that it has become extremely difficult to calculate postage accurately on our website. Please do not be put off if you believe the postage to be rather high as we will reimburse the difference if the actual postage is lower. Our pre-loved spinning wheels are proving popular, with the Delft wheels a firm favourite. ...

 



November/December Newsletter

November/December Newsletter As promised in our last newsletter, Bali Pops, Bali Snaps and Bali Crackles have arrived! These are gorgeous pre-cut hand-painted batiks by Hoffman for Stof in colours to inspire you no matter what the weather is like outside:                            We have added some more bolts of fun children's fabric to our collection. Circus animals to be used on their own or complemented with balloons to delight a special little person!  Bears are always a favourite and this panel of Bear and his family will delight young and old and can be used together with the ...

 



September/October newsletter

September and October in our new premises have exceeded all expectations! As a result, this newsletter is somewhat late…but here it is at last. We promised to put our new selection of Bali Pops in this newsletter, but they've been so popular that there are none left to put on the website! Fortunately, a new lot of Pops, as well as Crackles and Snaps, will be arriving in November and they promise to be as beautiful as the last ones.  We do have a lovely selection of brushed cotton Christmas fabric for you: Snow Much Fun by Henry Glass. Soft as ...

 



July/August Newsletter

JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER  July and August have been incredibly busy as Kiki’s will be moving to new premises: Birchwood Cabin, Smithy Heritage Centre, Lochcarron IV54 8YS. The Grand Opening is on 22nd August, and the new shop will be open 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays.  New patchwork fabric, including some wonderful brushed cotton Christmas fabric, will be in next month’s newsletter, as well as our new selection of precuts: Bali Pops by Hoffman Fabrics.  This newsletter is mainly a showcase of the beautiful quilts and bags made by the Lochcarron Quilters & Stitchers. For the group’s ‘mini quilt challenge’, quilts were made ...

 



May/June Newsletter

MAY/JUNE NEWSLETTER May/June has become a combined newsletter for many reasons, one of which is the arrival of several second-hand spinning wheels. OurDelft wheels have proved extremely popular and no wonder: they spin a 4-ply as easily as a chunky art yarn, are solid oak and great for beginners and experienced spinners alike. This particular pre-loved spinning wheel is varnished, comes with 3 huge bobbins and is ready for spinning. It can be tried out at Kiki’s Craft Corner, collected in person or sent by courier.            The latest Moda Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs and Layer Cakes are from the ‘Athill ...

 



April Newsletter

APRIL NEWSLETTER This April there’s a range of new patchwork fabric for spring projects:                          The latest collection of Moda Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs and Layer Cakes are ‘Papillon’ by 3 Sisters. Pastel blues, pinks and reds with a hint of grey:               Spring is a time to try something new, spin up something a little different. Why not try one of our speciality tops? Tencel to give a lovely sheen and the softness of silk or some soy bean tops for lustre:         The Lochcarron Quilters & Stitchers have all been busy working on different projects. Teresa finished a ...

 



March Newsletter

MARCH NEWSLETTER March began with the arrival of plenty of new patchwork fabric by Stof. Dots, roses and hearts for a splash of colour or soft blues to tone things down. A handful are shown below, the rest are easy to find in our Quilting section under ‘What’s New’:                 The Moda Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs and Layer Cakes for March are ‘Rouenneries Deux’ by French General. Soft reds, greys and creams with a delicate floral design will make a beautiful quilt on their own but also combine well with our other French General ...

 



February Newsletter

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER February has been a busy month with the arrival of ‘heart’ fabric by Stof and flower hearts by Michael Miller:               Although there is still snow on the mountains, let spring burst upon you with this fat quarter bundle of Moda fabrics and Daffodils and Narcissus threads from our Out of Africa collection:                                          All the previously listed second-hand spinning wheels have been sold but a lovely new arrival is this pre-loved ‘Ariadne’ spinning wheel, made of solid beech and, with its double drive and small drive wheel, highly suited to DK and fine lace weight spinning:                                          The Lochcarron Quilters ...

 



January Newsletter

JANUARY NEWSLETTER  January has seen the arrival of another beautiful pre-loved spinning wheel. This fully reconditioned second-hand spinning wheel is the ‘Delft’, made of solid oak and with easy to adjust Irish tension:           TheDelft spinning wheel has some very large bobbins, taking up to about 300 grams of yarn. The bobbin on the left is similar to that of the Delft wheel and has some of Kiki’s ‘Merino Rainbow Blaze’ spun on it, while the bobbin on the right is a standard Ashford bobbin and the yarn some of our Merino/Tencel spun together with grey Shetland for a marbled effect: The ...