Monday, June 18, 2018

History and Colour - what a combination!!

Central Alberta has not always celebrated it's history. 

As a culture we are more aware of the people who settled here than we were 30 or 40 years ago. Lacombe is becoming known for it's historic tours of the older buildings, museums and murals. One tour highlight is the working blacksmith shop, and if you are lucky, you may be allowed to make something while there. 

Recently we had a group of students from Edmonton. One of the group grew up here and brought some classmates down for a walking tour of downtown Lacombe. He worked several summers conducting historical tours. They appeared to be having a great day! 

Other highlights feature the beautiful gardens around Lacombe, the Ellis Bird Farm, local breweries and great restaurants - some of which feature very old recipes and family favourites. 

When writing this blog, I was intrigued to discover this week's feature special 75% off yarn is named after a very old community in Japan.

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. They, too, are known for historical tours. Their tours feature classical Buddhist temples, sublime gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines, traditional wooden tea houses and geisha scurrying to secret liaisons. Some of the temples and houses were built in the 1300's. I have just added this to my bucket list of places to visit. 

If you Google Kyoto - the pictures are very colourful as is this yarn. Milled in Italy you will be able create some beautiful items. 

We have a good selection of colours - definitely enough to make a larger item and at 75% off - you can start on Christmas with colours to remind you of spring. 

This is a light weight chain yarn, it is a thick - thin yarn (varying thicknesses) and interesting colour changes. Best of all - it is machine washable - Come in and take a look . . . 

by Katia

120 yds/110 m - 50 gm
50% Wool; 44% Acrylic; 6% Nylon

Reg. $11.00

75% Off


Written by Anne, happy TLC employee who loves history and whose stash is growing rather than decreasing.

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