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 flannel, swirls and snowmen, just the thing for quilts to snuggle under on winter evenings:


Scandinavian-themed linens have also arrived: Chalet des Alpes by Stof. Pure linen with either red or very dark blue Nordic designs, great for decorating your house with this winter. Extra wide at 60″, there’s also an equally wide linen/cotton blend available in the same soft grey as the background of the Chalet des Alpes:



With November on the doorstep, it is definitely time to start on those Christmas gifts. If you are planning to make a gift for that special little boy or girl, we have some fun new fabrics in. Owls, toadstools, elephants, flowers and ladybirds:



Thinking of felting projects? How about trying some white Icelandic wool? Not as soft as Merino but felts even better! And can of course be dyed as well. Want to spin something surprisingly soft with that delicious ‘next to the skin’ softness? We now stock white Polwarth. Both Icelandic and Polwarth tops can be found in the ‘Spinning/Felting’ section of our website.

 New in this last month have been Merino/Silk tops: Hydra,Phoenixand Libra. Also part of this range is Lynx, which is temporarily out of stock due to high demand but will be back in stock within the next week or so. A blend of dyed Merino wool tops and tussah silk to create a rainbow effect with a silky sheen, perfect for spinning and felting:



The Lochcarron Quilters & Stitchers have been as busy as usual and in the next newsletter we hope to show you pictures of the two quilts being made for our chosen charity projects: Alzheimers Scotland and the Howard Doris Centre in Lochcarron. For now, these are some lovely examples of the diversity of the group. Jean has been having fun with some of our layer cakes and made this blue and white quilt and bag:


And Pat designed, quilted and embellished this stunning clematis wall-hanging:


The Lochcarron Spinners have been spinning at various venues and events, and will be spinning again with the Wester Ross spinners in the Achmore Village Hall between 2 and 4 p.m. on 17 November. Come and join us if you are in the area!

 Finally, some pictures of our Grand Opening before it became impossible to take pictures because of everyone who came to share this special day with us! Thank you to everyone who helped us make this happen, it would not have been possible without your encouragement and support!