Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Very Merry, Very Special Christmas Surprise from Us to You!



Hey Y'all,
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! We have a big exciting surprise for you! Last week we announced that you can now purchase SHELTER -- Brooklyn Tweed's amazing new yarn collection-- at our brand new online shop. If you missed the post awhile back about the SHELTER line from Brooklyn Tweed (aka Jared Flood), you can read all about it here. Hill Country Weavers is one of a handful of flagship stores around the country that has the honor of carrying SHELTER in-house, and offering it online was the next big step for us.

NIGHTSHADE
designed by Kathy Bateman
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)
Well, guess what else? Suzanne was so excited and inspired by the unique quality of SHELTER, she invited a number of local designers to create patterns that put an Austin twist on the yarn. This posed an interesting challenge, since Austin has four seasons: summer, summer, summer and Christmas. The substantial woolliness of SHELTER and the Southwestern heat of our city don't have an obvious fit, but that just upped the ante on the challenge. What designers discovered is that SHELTER's color palette and earthy texture actually play quite nicely with the weird unreconstructed hippie/urban cowboy aesthetic that Austin is known for. We think it's fascinating how this yarn, which was developed in New Hampshire, with a very New England feel to it can still look quite natural when paired with neon, stucco and cowboy boots.

HILL COUNTRY
designed by Snowden Becker
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)

Very soon we'll have a print version of the pattern collection available for you. But as our special gift this holiday season, Suzanne toiled tirelessly and ceaselessly to get the patterns online. That's right, you can buy them TODAY at our online shop! Here are some more gorgeous pictures of the projects, taken by Austin photographer Meg Rice.

GUADALUPE MOUNTAIN WARMERS
designed by Kourtney Moon
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)

NAPPANEE
designed by Emily Kausalik
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)


CYPRESS
designed by Kathy Bateman
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)

PEDERNALES FALLS SCARF (right)
designed by Suzanne Middlebrooks
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)

PEDERNALES FALLS BLANKET (above and below)
designed by Suzanne Middlebrooks
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)

MODERN TARTAN
designed by Elizabeth Green Musselman
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)

SARAH ROSE
designed by Elizabeth Cobbe
photo by Meg Rice (c 2010)


1 comment:

Rose said...

Awesome news...great designs!