Worldwide Knit in Public Day & Our 5th Birthday!

June marks 5 wonderful years for Tangled Purls and we kicked off the celebration over the weekend with Worldwide Knit in Public Day!

WW Knit in Public DayWe had a wonderful day with so many of our favorite friends and customers who stopped in to knit with us, win prizes, have a cupcake (or two) and show off their latest projects.  It was a terrific day and we appreciate each and every one of you who came to celebrate with us and share our passion for fiber.

IMG_20150613_114147_kindlephoto-107590805To help us celebrate our birthday we’ve set out a surprisingly great selection of sale items — all newly discounted — that will be available throughout the week! This darling little shopper looked very interested in the basket of Cascade Bentley…

toshlightJust in time for our birthday festivities, our new shipment of Madelinetosh (Toshmerino Light and Vintage) is here! Come see some of the fabulous new shades for the season, as well as many of our favorites that we couldn’t resist. These are just a few of the scrumptious hand dyed shades we brought in for you!

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Thanks again for five wonderful years and here’s to five more!

Happy Stitching!

TNNA 2015

Vivian and Marie just returned from five days in Columbus, Ohio — soaking up fiber inspiration at TNNA (The National NeedleArts Association) Convention 2015. Here are some of our highlights!

We met Mary-Heather and Sarah from Ravelry (they were awesome and very helpful!) and (bottom right) Vivian posed for a photo during her baby hat project with Donna at Deep South Fibers. We fueled ourselves with coffee and pastries and enjoyed some amazing fiber displays, including the giant ball of yarn with needles at the Colinette display!

We were excited to sit with Maridee and Barbra from Yarnover Truck! We loved hearing about their mobile fiber business in Southern California, and we learned that Barbra (who works for Disney Studios) was the model for the knitting scenes for Rapunzel in the animated movie Tangled, and for Kanga in the movie Pooh — how cool is that?

We {heart} designers! We were so excited to meet Ysolda Teague, Andrea Rangel and Carina Spencer — they were lovely! Don’t you just love that vintage bicycle? We also had a chance to chat with Pam Powers, Heather Zoppeti, Amy Herzog, Toby Roxane and so many other wonderful, creative people!

Madelinetosh was just one of the many wonderful fiber booths we visited and drooled over. We loved spending time with Malabrigo, Manos, The Fibre Company, Knitted Wit, and so many others (including some new ones we won’t be telling you about just yet — stay tuned)! We came home with tons of awesome ideas to share with you!

We really enjoyed visiting with Heidi from Pepperberry Knits (her cashmere bundles are some of our favorites), and had a chance to catch up with Michele from PDXKnitterati (whom you might remember as a recent guest designer at Tangled Purls). No trip is complete without the PDX Carpet cameo!

Stay tuned as we bring some of the new ideas and products from TNNA to the shop!

Sunshine & Superwash

It’s nearly June! Where does the time go?

We have been filling the shelves with new arrivals!

Look at these rich jewel tones in Allegria from Manos del Uruguay!

New shades of Rios by Malabrigo are on our shelves!

This is one of our favorites for worsted weight projects.

It’s never too early to start thinking about knitting for fall and winter.

These new colors from Manos are fabulous!

Arroyo by Malabrigo is a delightful superwash sport weight yarn — perfect for this time of year. We’ve just brought in some new shades you will love!

The Nymphalidea KAL has been a lot of fun, and the results are spectacular!

Stay tuned for news about our upcoming trip to TNNA — we’ll be bringing back tons of great new ideas and inspiration to share with you!