Posts Tagged ‘Lotus Yarns’

Ready, Set, Knit! 407: Kathy talks with Barry Klein

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Barry Klein, owner of Trendsetter Group. Barry has been working in the industry for over 40 years and run Trendsetter for the last 27.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #407 - Kathy talks with Barry Klein. Listen now on the WEBS Blog -

Barry discusses being the US distributor for Lotus Yarns, the Mimi recall and what you can do if you have Mimi in your stash at home. You can read more about the recall process in a letter from Barry, here.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :


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Upcoming Events:

If you’re local to our retail store we’re hosting another American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday July 29th, more info here.

Are you headed out to Stitches Midwest August 6-9 in Illinois? WEBS will be there and you can save 50% on admission with a coupon from us.

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store the 3rd week of July, more details to come.

The Blue Sky Alpacas Trunk Show has grabbed everyone’s attention, be sure to stop by the store and check it out!

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see!

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Celebrate Crochet! Luxury

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
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It’s National Crochet Month and we’re excited to share some of our favorite crochet techniques and trends happening in 2013. This week we’re focusing on crocheting with luxury fibers.

Being able to work with luxury fibers is something every crocheter looks forward to. Thankfully you don’t have to win the lottery to indulge in a little high-end crochet. One skein and a simple project can keep the cost down but allow you to add a little something to your wardrobe to makes you feel extra special. And when everyone ask you about it you get to say it’s silk or cashmere or even mink!

Start with a nice small project like this simple Crochet Necklace by Creativeyarn but go luxury by using Artyarns Beaded Pearl and Sequins yarn.


Try something a little larger like the Julie Cuff from Robyn Chachula‘s wonderful book Blueprint Crochet but work it in a skein of Mimi by Lotus Yarns which is 100% Mink!


If you’re ready for a slightly bigger project why not go for Julia Vaconsin‘s gorgeous Phoenix Mitts and work them up in the luminous Ensemble Light from Artyarns, an amazing blend of silk and cashmere!


When you’re ready for a bigger project with lots of impact visually, but not on your wallet, try a scarf or wrap like our Crocus Lace Stole. A single skein of the Silk Cashmere from Jade Sapphire would feel amazing around your shoulders and neck, and since this is an easy 1 row pattern you can just keep working till you run out of yarn.

Have you worked with any luxury fibers? What’s been your favorite?