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what we're thinking. what we're up to.

On the Move, Part One

On the Move, Part One

We've moved from one beloved location to a whole new, exciting space! Join us in bidding a fond farewell to Madrone Lane and looking forward to our new home in Kingston.

lifestyle

Meet the Mice, Part Three

Meet the Mice, Part Three

These creative people work the closest with the yarns on our shelves and the tea in our pantry, they design and write the Churchmouse Classics patterns, and so much more.

staff bios

Meet the Mice, Part Two

Meet the Mice, Part Two

These helpful folks are the friendly voices who answer your phone calls, write the emails and blog posts you read, monitor the threads you follow on Ravelry, and more.

staff bios

Meet the Mice, Part One

Meet the Mice, Part One

Let us introduce the members of our staff who are instrumental in sending yarns, teas, and other treats to you!

staff bios

The Touch of Mohair

The Touch of Mohair

Goodness, do we love working with a mohair yarn! Join us in learning more about this beautiful, warm, fuzzy 'diamond' fiber.

fiber

We're Making: Autumn 2022

We're Making: Autumn 2022

The Churchmouse staff shares what's on their needles, hooks, and in their teacups this fall!

staff picks

Swatch for Success

Swatch for Success

Swatching is the best way to get to know your project before you knit it! In this post, we guide you through our favorite swatching method and how to get the most information out of your swatch.

techniques

Last-Minute Little Trimmings

Last-Minute Little Trimmings

Enjoy easy, no-yarn crafts with Kit!

techniques

A Sampling of Stranded Colorwork

A Sampling of Stranded Colorwork

From single stitch patterns to intricate motifs, you'll find stranded colorwork traditions around the world—each has their own interpretation and yet they share so much. In this post, we explore a few of these traditions and how they've inspired our own patterns!

techniques

'Teas' the Season

'Teas' the Season

Every holiday season, the Mice gather their favorite teas and mix up some festive brews! Please enjoy these five fun drinks recipes.

recipe, staff picks

The Touch of Alpaca

The Touch of Alpaca

From lace-weight to chunky-weight and everything in between, from super luxurious to hardy basics, from tweedy to fluffy—so many yarns we carry have a little alpaca in them!

fiber

We're Making: Autumn 2021

We're Making: Autumn 2021

The Churchmouse staff shares what's on their needles, hooks, and in their teacups this fall!

staff picks

Churchmouse Celebrates

Churchmouse Celebrates

This year, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas turns 21 years old—and we are so grateful. At this milestone, we take a look back on the path we've taken, then look forward to the next steps of our journey!

lifestyle

Blackberry Season

Blackberry Season

Our local berries make us want to knit and stitch and bake! Read on to discover a blackberry-inspired knitting stitch and a delicious berry crisp recipe.

recipe

A Sampling of Lace

A Sampling of Lace

From simple eyelets to intricate patterns, we've always been fascinated by lace knitting. At Churchmouse, we aim to design lace projects that are both aspirational and accessible —explore some of our favorites with us!

techniques

The Touch of Linen

The Touch of Linen

Linen has been a warm-weather favorite for thousands of years—and it's been in our knitting and crocheting baskets for nearly as long!

fiber

We're Making: Summer 2021

We're Making: Summer 2021

The Churchmouse staff shares what's on their needles, hooks, and in their teacups this summer!

staff picks

Go Out, Breathe In

Go Out, Breathe In

A break in the clouds encourages us to take a break of our own! Let's grab a project, some snacks, an extra layer, and step outside.

lifestyle

The Touch of Cotton

The Touch of Cotton

Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber in the world—and we love to knit with it, too!

fiber

Just Add Color

Just Add Color

We ease our way into adding color to our knitting list, starting with a little peek and working our way up to a splash!

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