Friday, March 15, 2013
Yes it's GIVEAWAY TIME again!!! We're only 25 LIKES AWAY FROM 700 likes on Facebook !!!! When we hit 700 likes I will give away this very special t-shirt...the very last promotional t-shirt that I have from when I first started my passion, Yarncoture! (size 2x) Also included in the giveaway will be one of my LUXE Mini SPA washcloth sets, complete with handmade soap samples from my wonderful soap-making friends YourYoutopia, Kamali Kollection and Nature's Secret At Its Best! PLUS A 40% off your entire purchase (one time only use) COUPON!!!!! If you would like to be the winner, all you have to do is : ~ Like Yarncoture on Facebook ~ INCREASE your chances BY: * FOLLOW MY BLOG :) * MAKING A PURCHASE IN MY SHOP http://www.yarncoture.etsy.com/ * TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO LIKE US HERE ON FACEBOOK (BE SURE TO TELL THEM TO MENTION YOUR NAME!) * Follow Yarncoture on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/yarncoture * Follow Yarncoture on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/yarncoture That's it! As soon as we hit 700 likes, I'll announce the fabulous winner! Best of wishes to all of you! Ready...set...GOOOO!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hello my friends! It's been a while since my last blog.... I've been working on a TOP SECRET project to which I'll fill you all in when the time is right. Meanwhile, check out this video on how to block a knit sweater...for those of you who don't know or have purchased a sweater containing natural fibers! Enjoy! Yarnie :)
Monday, January 21, 2013
Choosing a hand knit item can be a deal-breaker for many due to their mainly being knit or crocheted from natural fibers. One huge concern is that the item will shrink or lose its shape after the first washing. If you're not very confident that you can care for the item, you can still enjoy the warmth and softness of wool with items made with "superwash wool". This particular type of wool is processed in a way that the wool WILL NOT shrink! Pretty neat huh? You can usually machine wash these items without any shrinking...just wash and go! Superwash wool comes in a huge variety of colors and textures so if there's something that you see in my store that isn't made with superwash wool just drop me an email or send me a message through my Etsy store and I'll see what I can do for you! If you're brave enough to wash an item that is not made with superwash wool, be sure to hand-wash the item in cool water in mild soap. After washing, rinse with a small amount of hair conditioner (remember we're dealing with the "hair" of an animal and treating it like you would your hair will keep it soft). Squeeze out the excess water and dry flat and reshape while damp. If it's still slightly out of shape after drying you can reshape it by using a steam iron and "hovering" the iron over the fabric without touching it and smooth out the rough spots with your fingers. I hope this tip will be helpful in the near future as I look forward to sharing many more! Till next time, ~Yarnie~