January 22, 2020

Happy anniversary!

2020 rings in the 11th year of business for mom-owned Slipped Stitch Studios!

We’ve come a long way from sewing project bags out of JOANN scraps at nap time on the kitchen table, to the lovely team and studio we have now. We are still quite small, but it works best that way.

We are so proud of all the indie designers and yarn dyers that we get to collaborate with. In 2019, we realized that over half of our inventory is shop-designed or indie-designed fabric! You can’t get this stuff anywhere else!

We have grown our product line from a single project bag size, pattern magnets and needle cases, to seven sizes of project bags ranging from Mini to our Extra Large Tote. We also have two types of needle and hook organization (large and small), a Needle Nook to keep your double-point, hook and circular projects in check while they are on the needles, and Yarn Socks to keep your yarn from getting tangled. Patty Lyons fans alone helped us bring back the Pattern Wallets out of retirement in 2018 and they are better than ever! Finally, we have expanded to sourcing and creating tons of unique stitch markers, Stitch Kits, and supplies! It’s been a busy 11 years, and we have so much more planned!

This weekend in Huntington Beach, California, we will be hosting a birthday party in the studio! Everyone is welcome to come on over and check out what we do and where we do it. We will have sales, door prizes, snacks and fun! The famous mobile yarn shop, the Yarnover Truck, will be at the shop to provide everyone with their daily does of fiber, and Parlez Vous Crochet will be in the shop with her beautiful and unique crocheted jewelry line!

If you can’t make it, no worries! You can celebrate our birthday from the comfort of your home! Use coupon code: HAPPY11BDAY to get $11 off your order of $60 or more! Offer good now until Sunday at midnight.

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Colorful Shawl Cuffs for a Colorful Year

Make a colorful start to the year with my new series of colorful shawl cuffs!

I knew that I had to put my own personal touch on this bold trend, but I wanted to do so in an environmentally friendly and stylishly functional way. Each piece is handcrafted with cork fabric and metal snaps. Cork is a renewable fair trade resource and a great vegan alternative to leather. The woven backing feels soft against the skin, even where the charms are hand-stitched onto each piece. One of my favorite benefits of working with this material is the brilliant array of colorways to choose from!

These Cuffs are available in both Classic and Charmed varieties. Each piece has a unique texture of natural cork bark serving as a reminder of the similarities and differences that we share. We’re all human, but each one of us has our own special abilities and path to walk.

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!

Fluttery fashions make your stitches take flight!

  • A dragonfly in amber in a silver shawl pin on a skein of gray yarn.

As this year draws to a close and a new year is about to begin, I wanted to celebrate this change with dragonflies! They are back in beautiful new colors, and are joined by a new floral design. Each Czech glass bead features one of these graceful creatures etched on an orb of crystalline color, appearing to float or fly just above the glow.

Adorn your historical knits in amber, or spread your wings and flutter through a clear blue sky. For a more dramatic look, soar into the sunset or fly across a swirling, stormy sea!

How will you take flight in the new year?

December 19, 2019

Second chance at 2019’s most requested collection!

  • A pink drawstring bag with Mister Rogers quotes and images.

I am sure Mr. Rogers believes in second chances, and so do we! We are ending the year with one of our “most requested” fabrics of 2019. We all clearly need a little more of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in our daily lives.

This loving tribute is not a preorder. It is live Friday at 9 a.m. Pacific Time and ready to ship! We will be shipping the orders Friday and Monday before Christmas!

BY THE SEA Yarn Club

  • White hands hold blue and gray colorwork knitting.

Our new yarn club, BY THE SEA, was conceived to create a special treat for knitters and makers alike to celebrate our Italian yarns and the talented handwork of some Italian artisans we fell in love with, to compose a bundle of exclusive accessories, curated for this occasion, so that each one is unique and unrepeatable.

The theme refers to a song that we happened to love, By The Sea by Morcheeba: a gentle rhythm that takes you to a perfect moment walking on a pier, staring at the quiet life occurring around.

We thought to celebrate these feelings of freedom and wilderness, believing that perhaps life’d be easier somehow if we all let go that way; the sea simply evokes this for us, with its endless movement, sometimes calm and soothing, some other rough and scary, but always immense to watch and breathe.

We’ll be dyeing inspired by this environment, and the colorway will be exclusive for the club, so try to imagine all the little treasures that you may find on the beach after a storm… try to imagine that peculiar salty smell in the air… try to feel your feet creating crimpy footprints strolling up and down the shore…

We searched for artisans that could exalt these ideas in their artwork, keeping in mind that our aim is to insert accessories that could be awesome, of course, but also handy of course.

Please make note of a few useful information about the CLUB:
– Subscriptions will be listed in our Webshop from DECEMBER 20, 17.00 CEST (that’s 10 a.m. Eastern)
– Subscriptions will be open until JANUARY 20, unless they are sold out before; shipping will be scheduled in early February.
– We decided to list only a limited quantity of bundles, because they are handcrafted especially for this event and all unique.
– Each club box will include 200g of our new woollen yarn, a blend of Italian Wool and Alpaca in their natural grey hues, hand dyed exclusively for the club, and two different accessories, curated by our lovely partners Marianna of @isewsoidontkillpeople and Alice & Eleonora of @last_one_stones

December 12, 2019

Your Favorite Sheep Are Here!

  • A pattern wallet with cartoon sheep.

Friday the 13th at 9 a.m. Pacific time, get your lucky pants on and join us for a special re-release of our customer favorite knitting and sheep-y fabrics! These are limited and ready to ship. Order quick and we will get your order out to you in time to arrive by Christmas!

Also, don’t forget to check out the shop! We have BRAND NEW Travel Organizers for Needles & Hooks! There are awesome designs in every category, perfect for your gift-giving needs!

December 5, 2019

Yarnover Truck Happiness Gradient Yarn Club is Open to New Members!

A cake of blue gradient yarn with patterns.

Join the second half of the Yarnover Truck Happiness Gradient Yarn Club for the final three packages. It’s a great holiday gift for a fiber-loving friend or family member, too!

Our club theme is Happiness and it still includes three packages, plus you’ll have the chance to order some skeins of the first three colors already shared! Each package includes an exclusively hand-dyed gradient colorway from Apple Tree Knits, one new knit pattern and one new crochet pattern, plus some fun extras all tied to the theme.

Get all the details and sign up on our website.

Sparkly Friends to Mind Your Ends!

  • A hand holds a white plastic bunny and silver and yellow plastic sheep.

Give yourself a gift to enjoy while you knit and crochet gifts for others! These festive end minders keep your loose ends tidy while dancing a little jig on the edge of your project. Choose from Christmas, Hanukkah or Solstice! The colors for these sets are brand new and include glitter gold, glitter silver, red, green, translucent white and translucent blue.

Since sheep, lambs and rabbits have been equally popular so far, I decided to make this a mixed set of all three critters! If you haven’t treated yourself to a set yet, this is a great way to test out all three shapes and decide which is your favorite. Which color or holiday would bring you the most joy?

November 28, 2019

Christmas Mystery Yarn

  • Holly berries with the words Secret Santa.

Christmas is coming and is one of our favourite holidays. We love the Surprise Factor and what better way to get a Christmas gift for yourself or someone else than with our Secret Santa kit?

You will get a hand-dyed yarn in a unique colourway. We want to keep the base surprise, too! It will be a lush base, unique for the occasion. We can only say it will be fingering weight and 400m per 100g; it is a very lush base and FUN!

We also have our new limited-edition My needles are on fire” t-shirts available for sale.

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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