Category: yarn store

Tangle’s Spring Windows

March 19th, 2014 — 8:22pm



1 comment » | yarn store

Tangle’s Holiday Windows

December 3rd, 2013 — 9:02am

When I told Christina I wanted to do black and white for the theme of this year’s holiday windows, she wasn’t convinced, but I think that I’ve won her over…

Tangle holiday windows

Tangle holiday windows

Tangle holiday windows

Tangle holiday windows

We wrapped empty boxes with newsprint, made giant dahlias out of newsprint and black card stock. Sewed new curtains out of fabric from the shop, and made paper streamers from newsprint. A little gold spray paint added some sparkle. Carnations hanging from the ceiling were from Amazon and the rose trees were from Target. As I usually do, I knit stockings to go with the theme. These are knit from Cascade Magnum and big needles (the only way I like to knit these days.)

Comments Off | crafting, yarn store

Tangle’s Summer Windows

May 2nd, 2013 — 8:59am

We’ve been overhauling Tangle. We’ve been here on Main Street for nearly 5 years, so it was time to change a few things up. The store is rearranged, the windows are new and the class schedule is completely re-deisgned. This doesn’t sound so bad when it’s written down all in one little sentence, but it was an extraordinary amount of work. So thankful to be finished!

The last week of my life has gone to redesigning the Tangle class schedule.

Everything for the windows is handmade. The paper clay barnacles, the egg carton seaweed, the clams, the jelly fish and the sea urchins made from knitting needles, skewers and foam. It was so much fun. Also, so much work!

Paper clay barnacles for Tangle's windows.

Under the sea windows in progress

Under the sea windows progress.

Tangle's under the sea windows.

Tangle windows: jellies!

Comments Off | yarn store

Tangle’s Holiday Windows 2012

December 1st, 2012 — 9:20am

These windows took a whole team of crafters to pull off and even though they seem pretty simple, every single thing in them is handmade.

Christmas windows require worker bees.

Scheming #tanglewindows

Bubbles #tanglewindows

Scraping off the hand lettering. #timeforsomethingnew
scraping the lettering from the previous windows was SO much work!

Sneak peek #tanglewindows

Tangle's 2012 holiday windows!
the burlap curtain is my favorite. We handmade the entire thing.

Holiday windows.

Sometimes you just gotta knit a bunch of stockings
I hand knit the stockings.

Holiday windows

We also put together some pretty cute kits.
Holiday kits

Tangle kits

Tangle kits

And got in some really cute bags.

New bags at tangle

New bags at tangle

1 comment » | yarn store

Tangle’s Summer Windows

July 10th, 2012 — 10:17am

These are my favorite windows, by far!

I started with some sketchy calligraphy which I took to Copy Copy to be blown up. We had to cut out each word and blow it up 588%, which took about 2 hours in total. Then I cut out each word again, taped them inside the windows and painted over them with an oil based paint pen. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!!

Tangles widows

Tangles windows in progress

Tangles windows

Tangles windows

Tangle windows things to sew

Tangle windows - things to knit

2 comments » | yarn store

Tangle’s Spring Windows

March 2nd, 2012 — 8:16pm

Tangle's new widows

Basically, at this point, everyone groans when I come up with a new idea for our windows. They seem to be getting more and more labor intensive. But… I kinda think it’s worth it.

We created these giant pinwheels out of knitting magazines. The large took 16 pages and the small took five pages. I also sewed new curtains out of Anna Maria Horner’s newest line.

Tangle's new windows

Tangle's new windows

Tangle's spring windows

Big thanks to Carrie for helping me pull the whole thing off.

Pinwheels for Tangle's windows

1 comment » | crafting, yarn store

New windows at Tangle

January 10th, 2012 — 9:42am

Last week, we took all the Christmas decor down at Tangle and I did new windows including new curtains. If you look in my room or closet right now you’ll notice that mustard and grey are my favorite colors, especially together. It’s only fitting that the windows at Tangle should match.

Tangle's winter windows

Tangle's winter windows

Tangle's winter windows

Tangle's winter windows

Tangle's winter windows

Tangle's winter windows

Tangle's winter windows

2 comments » | yarn store


May 26th, 2011 — 10:31am

Here’s the most recent round of publicity that Tangle has received:

kjct interview
(totally unexpected, of course on a day I was lazy about doing my hair.)

letter to the editor in the Daily Sentinel

1 comment » | yarn store

knit on the corner 2011

May 13th, 2011 — 2:14pm

Tangle sponsored (and created) Knit on the Corner again this year during our city’s Art and Jazz festival. Art and Jazz has always been my favorite Main Street event and I love that Tangle gets to be such a public part of it now.

Here are some of the photos from the event: (click any to see more)

Rex - knit on the corner

buffalo knit on the corner

buffalo - knit on the corner

knit on the corner - buffalo

Silly Fool - knit on the corner

knit on the corner

(This year’s knitting and crocheting was all made by me and Christina.)

Comments Off | yarn store

Media frenzy

February 15th, 2011 — 2:01pm

So Main Street, where Tangle is located, is under construction right now. The water and sewer pipes were old and just needed replacing. Marketing a business when the road leading to it is under construction is a challenge, but Tangle and our neighbors seem to be holding their own. In fact, Tangle is doing significantly better than we did this time last year.

Our local newspaper published a front page article about a business that is closing on Main Street and blaming it all on the construction. Not only is the owner blaming the construction, but she was making it sound like all of Main Street was going under only no one was talking about it.

That made me mad. It made lots of my neighbors mad too. So I sent an email to the editor of our paper and while I was at it, I copied it to all the other media in town. Little did I know it would start this media frenzy.

I ended up having my letter published in both local newspapers and had interviews on all three tv stations. The newspaper that ran the original article also ran a follow-up article that painted a more fair picture of how Main Street is actually doing.

I was so shocked that it was that easy to get the attention of the local media! But I’m so glad I sent the email. It was good for Tangle to get the extra exposure, but more than anything I just wanted to make sure Main Street was represented fairly.

1 comment » | yarn store

Back to top