September 24, 2020

Fall Series of Facebook LIVE Events

  • A koala and sloth bag with a clear window.

When the weather changes this time of year, the fingers itch to begin a new project — and along with a new project comes a new project bag! Tika Bags has created some new designs with new fabrics to celebrate the beginning of fall and KNITTING SEASON!!!

We will be hosting two Facebook LIVE Events in October to celebrate. Join us October 17 and 18 at 1PM EST to see our new fabrics, new products and a Give-Away! Tune in to find out how to enter the contest!

Shoppers will be able to purchase directly from the LIVE event using Comment Sold, so you can pre-register at tikabags.commentsold.com/account ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss out on the first few goodies.

In addition to our quality crafted project bags, Tika Bags has become known for our unique and cleaver notions. We scour the marketplace to find the bestest and brightest tools that exist. So plan on finding some here during these events. This year we’re offering a Trick or Treat bag with every purchase of $75 or more. Why shouldn’t we adults have some fun and mystery too?
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Yarns For Big, Squishy Knits!

  • A chunky cowl in green, blue and pink speckled bulky yarn.

I know, I know. Its only July. It’s about this time every year that my mind starts wandering into images of cool weather with such a chill that makes me happily reach for a bit of knitted comfort. So I am thrilled to announce that my Poseidon Super-Bulky single-ply yarn has been born!

This base is kettle dyed in small batches so no two skeins are alike. The feedback on this yarn has been so positive that I had to make a pattern for it. My Anemone Cowl is now available FREE for a limited time both on my website and on Ravelry. It is the perfect companion to this giant skein of luxurious, squishy yarn! If you want a super fun, quick knit with just a little bling – this pattern is for you!

I incorporated both the Channel Islands Cast On and Bind Off for this cowl and the results are stunning. The overall texture of this cowl is meant to show off the beauty of variegated yarns. You are of course free to use whichever super bulky yarn tickles your fancy, but I would love it if you would tag me on Instagram @maelstromfiberarts when you post pictures of your project!

You can download the pattern for free through the end of July at maelstromfiberarts.com and on Ravelry. Happy Knitting!

Jennifer – Maelstrom Fiber Arts

June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival

  • An illustration of a laptop with a blue ball of yarn on the screen advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Bewitched Pigments is proud to sponsor the June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival being presented on Facebook. We will present 19 other vendors throughout both Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2020 with a new vendor starting a 45-minute live video showcasing their fiber related products with a new presenter beginning on the hour each hour from 10 a.m. EDT until 8 p.m. EDT.

Vendors will present a wide array of products including bare and hand-dyed yarns, yarn bowls and boxes, shawl pins, buttons, bags, stitch markers, patterns and fiber tools!

Bewitched Pigments will be the final presenter rounding everything out with a special announcement at the end of their live video. The Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival is an inclusive and welcoming event and we hope you will all join us throughout the weekend.

April Bag of the Month: Snarky to Sweary!

  • Bags and accessories in pink yarn ball fabric.
  • An aqua drawstring bag with cartoon sloths.

Happy April! As we all get used to this new way of life, we thought sometimes a little snark can help us get through the tough times! And who better to help the medicine go down with a spoon full of sugar than Cynthia Frenette?!

This month we are spotlighting 18 — that’s right, 18 — of Cynthia Frenette’s best fabrics! From Snarky to Sweary there is something to make everyone smile!

You can pick from any items we sew, mix and match, and make your own awesome sets for the year!

Orders go LIVE Friday April 3rd at 9 a.m. PDT. Shop early, because the window for orders closes Monday at midnight! That gives us just enough time to order, sew and ship by the week of May 11th (or earlier).

Preorders give you the chance to get any item in our shop made custom without additional fees! After we ship, there will be extras, but they are not always available in every item. Shopping the preorder allows you to get exactly what you want without having to stalk the shop later or miss out!

April 1, 2020

New Sock Lines & Shop Update

  • A woman models pink to blue faded socks.
  • Socks in a pink to blue fade.

I’d like to introduce a few new sock lines, a new base to the SBY lineup for Spring 2020 and hugely discounted Sailing Sweater Kits! All are available in our next shop update April 5th at noon EDT with new additions to colourways — all prices in Canadian dollars which make shopping in USD a real bargain!

Introducing Deconstructed Fade Sock Sets – the idea for these came to me when I kept looking at prized skeins of yarn that were too pretty to knit with. What if I could take my SBY favourite colourways and have them knit into socks as they appear in the skeins — and to further the idea, take my favourite colourways and fade them into each other in perfectly matched socks? And there you have it – each set is 2x50gm (230yds/ each skein) skeins of 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon of perfectly matched fades — all you have to do is pick your favourite pattern and knit knit knit.

Second in the new sock line is Sojourn Self-Striping Socks – from 12-24 stripes these socks are fun with long colour runs and unexpected striping patterns. All sets come with a coordinating-but-not-perfectly-matched mini for cuffs, heels and toes to add further dimension to your socks! Sets come with 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon with 80gm/350yds of stripes and 20gm/90 yds of the mini.

Third in the sock lineup is Sole Mate Self-Striping Socks – these are my favourite pairings of variegated and semi-solids, striping together – all you have to do is knit, no more switching yarns every few rows, darning in ends, or getting your balls all tangled. Soul Mate colourways for our Sole Mate Socks! 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon, 465yds.

A new base and a quick favourite is the Mariner Mohair Merino Single – so soft, gorgeous halo, and all in one perfect fingering weight single. This yarn has drape, but stability for your favourite sock weight sweaters, the softness and halo of mohair and a sheen as if there was silk in it. 56% Superwash Merino/44% Kid mohair, 100gm/437 yards per skein in a sock/fingering weight. Available now on our website!

I’ve had two shows cancelled this season and wholesale orders delayed and cancelled. As a result, I’ve also loaded my show special to the website for order, now with dyed-to-order options to be included in the update this April 5th at noon EDT – the kits, with gorgeously soft 100% SW Merino, are severely discounted (starting at $62 off the regular price!) and include the Sailing Sweater pattern along with the yarn to make it!

February 20, 2020

Supernatural Tribute Project Bags & Supplies

  • A bag with colorful fabric.

The Winchester Boys are back in town! We have the preorder for the Supernatural inspired bags and supplies shipping- and the EXTRAS are here!

Shop early, as we do have a limited amount of these! Also — we have a few “new” accessories that you are sure to enjoy!

Listings go LIVE at 9am PST on Friday!

February 13, 2020

Not Your Grandma’s Valentine’s Day Collection

  • A bag with conversation hearts fabric holding purple yarn.

It’s that time again and something is in he air… is it love? Maybe… but it could also be that garbage truck that just drove by… This year we dedicate V-Day to the lesser obvious; Our Love of Reading, Our Right to say “Nah,” and of course, our love of blunt honesty. SWOON!

All three of these themes are evident in this lovely Valentine’s Collection that your Grandmother might not have expected.

Thank you again to artist Cynthia Frenette for being generally awesome and giving us all something to celebrate honestly on this special day.

Collection is live at 9am pst Friday the 14th!

January 9, 2020

Vintage Time Hop Collection

  • A bag in yellow and orange floral fabric.

Come on wayyyyyy back to the days of old with us! We have several vintage designs that you are sure to love, including a brand new Sheep design that we are just gaga over! Also, for those of you that love the snark, check out the new Yarn Sock with this collection — it made us giggle!
All items are limited and ready to ship, so shop early! The collection is live at 9 a.m. PST!

Also! Mark your calendar and come by our Facebook page: our 11th year anniversary party is in Huntington Beach, CA, on Saturday, January 25. Join us for door prizes, sales, the Yarnover Truck and more!