‘Entre les lignes’ – 2 toned crocheted shawl

Learn to make this shawl ‘ Entre les lignes’ using the tunisien crochet technique – with Rachel Henri
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

You must have a basic or intermediate knowledge of crochet techniques for this course (  No beginners please! )

Date – Friday 7th Oct 2016 – 10h30 to 13h15h price = 35€

Address – 18 ave Adolphe Demeur, 1060, Brussels

Rachel Henri has been making her own patterns in tunisien crochet for many years. This  course is focused around teaching you  the basic techniques needed to realise one of her beautiful shawl patterns ‘ Entre les lignes’. ( see photo )

The course will cover : the 4 basic stitches required , crocheting, understanding and reading of the pattern. ( The aim of this course is that you should be able to carry on and finish this project at your own pace)

There are only 3 places left.

Materials needed:

800  of any 3 ply or 4 ply fingering merino wool,

stitch markers,

5mm round ( not flat ) crochet hook of normal length.

Notepad and pen.

Price of course without materials included = 35€  available now in our E-shop.

( you will need to bring all your materials or buy them on the day.)

Contact us on 02 5440130 or e-mail : info@kaleidoscope-shop.be

 

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New arrivals for autumn 2016

Already proving very popular ‘CARACOL’ is an exciting new yarn from Malabrigo , a bulky merinos with an irregular texture, plaited with a fine  black or white thread on the outside,  comes in an array of wonderful colours and knits up on 9 – 15mm needles.

price 23, 40 / 150g/ 90 m ( see all colours in our E- shop )

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Carcol ‘ Salpicado’

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5 vibrant new shades of Scrumptious 4 ply from Fyberspates! ( see all colours in our E- shop )

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10 New colours of Malabrigo ‘Rios’  ( 10 ply  4-5mm  see all colours in our E- shop )

 

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2 New Brooches from JUL Designs

Ram Pennambular ( 31,80€ )

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Baroque Beetle ( 31,80€ )

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And Lots of new ‘TOFT’ crochet kits + 2 new books , have fun making all your favourite animals & Dinosaurs etc… prices from 28€ per kit

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Summer vacation dates 2016

Here are the opening hours from  July 25 th to September 14.

PLEASE CONSULT THE TABLE BELOW FOR OPENING DATES AND TIMES. ) It is a good idea to telephone first before setting out just in case of late changes. ( thank-you )

                                    OPENING HOURS FOR JULY AND AUGUST 2016
            FROM  25 / 7  TO  10 / 8           CLOSED FOR VACATION 
 THURSDAY  11 / 8                          OPEN   10h to 18h
  FRIDAY 12 / 8                          OPEN   10h to 18h
  SATURDAY  13 / 8                          OPEN                                            10h to  18h
 THURSDAY  18 / 8                          OPEN   10h  to 18h
  FRIDAY  19 / 8                          OPEN                                            10h to  18h
  SATURDAY  20 / 8                          OPEN                                            10h to  18h
  THURSDAY  25 / 8                          OPEN                                            10h to  18h
  FRIDAY  26 / 8                          OPEN   10h to 18h
 SATURDAY  27 / 8                          OPEN   10h to 18h
           FROM  30 / 8  to  7 / 9   CLOSED FOR VACATION 
  THURSDAY  8 /9  OPEN  ( winter opening hours resume)   10h to 18h30
   FRIDAY  9 / 9                           OPEN                                          10h to 18h30
  SATURDAY  10 /9                           OPEN                                          10h to 18h
  TUESDAY  13 / 9                           OPEN                                          10h to 18h30
WEDNESDAY  14 / 9                           OPEN   10h to 18h30
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Tunisian crochet course – shawl

Learn to make this shawl using the tunisien crochet technique – with Rachel Henri
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

You must have a basic or intermediate knowledge of crochet techniques for this course (  No beginners please! )

Date – Friday 1st July – 10h30 to 13h30h

Address – 18 ave Adolphe Demeur, 1060, Brussels

Rachel Henri has been making her own patterns in tunisien crochet for many years. This 3hr course is focused around teaching you  the basic techniques needed to realise one of her beautiful shawl patterns ‘ Comme un air de printemps’.

The shawl is made up of diagonal panels of 12 sts, which are crocheted together to form this rectangular shawl ( +/- 70 cm X 140 cm )

The course will cover : the 4 basic stitches required , crocheting one or more panels of the pattern, understanding and reading of the pattern, assembling and if time how to adjust the size in relation to the amount of yarn. ( The aim of this course is that you should be able to carry on and finish this project at your own pace)

There are only 6 places maximum and a minimum of 4 reservations are required

( if not Kaleidoscope reserves the right to cancel and refunds will be issued)

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Materials needed:

800 or 1200m of any 3 ply or 4 ply fingering merino wool,

stitch markers,

5.5 or 6mm round ( not flat ) crochet hook of normal length.

Notepad and pen.

Price option 1 = course without materials included = 42€    ( in E- shop courses)

( you will need to bring all your materials or buy them on the day.)

Price option 2 = course with all materials included = 76€ 

 ( in E- shop courses)

A special discount price with all materials including: 200g malabigo sock yarn + a knit pro tunisien crochet hook + markers+ 16 page printed pattern would normally cost 87,40€ – For this option  please select your colour preference via our E-shop in Malabrigo Yarns – sock yarn.

Read more about Rachel:

‘I started crochet when I was about 10. I had been given a book as a birthday gift to learn how to crochet step by step. I worked on every single project described in the book. I have never stopped crocheting since then.
I have crocheted thousands of miles of scarves and blankets with a wide range of different types of yarn, using all sorts of techniques (“usual” crochet, tunisian crochet, double-ended tunisian crochet). It took me time to make wearable garments mainly because of seams, I find them tedious to make and ugly to look at.
I’m fascinated by seamless (or almost seamless) garments.
What about knitting ? I learned how to knit, even before I learned how to crochet, but my “thing” is really crochet. From time to time, I knit a bit, but it’s more an occasional entertainment than real passion.’

Contact us on 02 5440130 or e-mail : info@kaleidoscope-shop.be 

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Run rabbit…

And so begins the endless hours of Football Mania! Yes it’s that time again when knitters and crocheters of the world unite. We sit and endure the countless hours of football whilst finishing off  all those projects left on the needles….

At Kaleidoscope, our knitted belgian team the ‘Red Rabbits’ will adorn the window for a few weeks and we’d love it if you LIKE  them on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Boutique-Atelier-Kaleidoscope-128286733897568/notifications/

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Marc Woolmites team from left to right: 

Marouane Mise-en-plis, Thibault Courvite, Eden Kastar, Axel Schnitzelhase, Kevin de Bruin-Konijn, Romelu Panpan, et Radja Angoran.

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HHF = Hedgehog Fibres

 

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                    HHF @ Kaleidoscope!

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( photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

Yes the hotly anticipated delivery of stunning vibrant , spotted, speckled, semi solid & multi coloured yarns, hand painted by the team at Hedgehog Fibres are now finally hanging on our wall of temptation. ( and available to buy in our E-shop! )

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( photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

Beata Jezek is the founder of Hedgehog Fibres an Irish artisan yarn and fibre dyeing studio located in Co. Cork, Ireland.

Picture: Miki Barlok

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Hedgehog Fibres colours reflect Beata’s personal style and range from dark, rich and earthy to crazy, fluorescent and vibrant depending on her moods – but always colours she loves! Originally from Slovakia, Beata has called Ireland her home for over a decade. In Slovakian, Jezek means hedgehog so in 2008, when knitting friends pushed her to sell her yarns, Hedgehog Fibres was founded. (No Hedgehogs are harmed in the making of our products!)

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Yarn dyeing started as a extension of Beata Jezek’s other hobbies – spinning, knitting and crochet. Beata says “Soon after I took up knitting, I realised I really wanted to create my own yarn line of soft, squishy yarns in beautiful colours. It’s the colours I want to knit with, the colours I want to wear and the colours I can’t live without.”

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And another talented, very well-known, knitting designer , and colour genius living in Amsterdam, (‘Mr. West’) is also a VERY big fan of Beata’s yarns. Many of which he uses in his own pattern designs.

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On the Hedgehog Fibres website Beata’s patterns are available for download!

(all photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

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(all photos courtesy of Hedgehog Fibres)

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colour name: ‘ Monet’

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Jen jumper

The Jen pattern by Josée Paquin is available to buy on ravelry in EN/FR.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jen-3
Our version is the 3/4 length sleeve made in Coloris Yarn by BC Garn ( wool/silk /linen ) on 3.75mm needles. It is worked from the top-down seamlessly and stitches are picked up at the end for the collar. A few options are offered: short or long, 3/4 sleeves or long sleeves, stripes or not.. you chose! Sizes available from S – XXL.
You can find the Coloris Yarn by BC Garn in our E-shop.

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Silk wide sleeve top

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The Wide Sleeve top from BC Garn. (2377B)

We love this little summer top made in Tussah Tweed silk by BC Garn. It’s straight forward knitting but with it’s cinched in waist and wide sleeves it looks very flattering.

Sizes are S/M/L and you’ll need 200/250/300g of Tussah Tweed silk to make it. This pattern is free when you buy the yarn ( we have translated it from English to French for our customers )

You can find the Tussah Tweed in our E-shop in  the BC Garn section. If you’d like the pattern don’t forget to ask when you check out. Pattern no: 2377

 

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A facelift for Kaleidoscope…

Our shop gets a new look for 2016 !

Say bye bye to the tubes and Hello to the wall of Skeins! Much easier to see all the different colours and textures … 
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And for those relaxing moments a new little sofa for our clients while they sit and read the books and patterns, or just admire the ‘ Wall of Temptation’* !

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* Thanks to Séverine for that expression !

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