What a grey & wet day we have in Brisbane today….
I was tempted to curl up on the lounge with my coffee and knitting – instead I decided to brighten things up by adding some colour to my day with our Friday Newsletter!
We just adore receiving the lovely feedback on our newsletter, it makes my week to know that you all enjoy Fridays as much as I do.
It has been a crazy week with stock deliveries, classes, customers and of course our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event!
Thank you to all who attended on Wednesday afternoon, I hope you had as much fun as we did.
Things were certainly made extra interesting with the visit from Chanel 10 News and the live cross to the shop!
Here are a few of my favourite shots from the evening, I will share more in a folder on our Facebook page shortly.
Our lucky prize winners are…..
(pattern by Biggan Dupps
Please contact us in store or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection of your prize!
Although our prize draw has finished, you can continue to donate until the end of June via our official Biggest Morning Tea page.
With an explosion of colour, we have unpacked another order from Brown Sheep this week.
All customer orders have now been filled.
If you are interested in making your own Rayures scarf we still have a small amount of Cotton Fine left in stock or we are happy to place a custom order with our next Brown Sheep order. (approximately 2 weeks from now)
I can’t wait to see all the different scarves pop up!
New stock of our lovely Addi needles has also arrived this week.
We are excited to announce that we also have stock of the NEW! Addi Lace Click – Long Tips Interchangeable Needle Sets (wow – now there is a mouthful!)
These sets are just divine with a hot pink case.
8 pairs of Addi Lace Long tips (5.5inches) ranging from 3.5mm, 4.00mm, 4.5mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 7.0mm & 8.00mm.
3 new Lifeline Cords, 60cm, 80cm & 100cm. Each cord features two threadable eyelets on each end, near the tip connections, allowing you to run waste yarn to effortlessly create lifelines as you knit.
Our monthly delivery of Jo Sharp arrived earlier this week.
We just can’t get enough of our Cascade Yarns!
To keep up with the demand we have another delivery this week.
We find these are a great gift for new babes.
Brighten up with 23 summer favourites from Interweave Knits.
The Summer 2012 issue is packed with colour and techniques just right for warm weather knitting.
Find the perfect accessory for summer parties in As Pretty Does, or explore modern lace in Knit Two Together, Yarn Over.
Clay, Cotton, Wood and Wool shows off pretty shapes with organic texture, while A Different Stripe plays with stripes of all kinds.
Round out your knitting with cozy, menswear-inspired pieces On Edwards Street.
|Jane Austen Knits
Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012, a 144-page special publication from Spin-Off magazine, explores the fashion and traditions of Jane Austen’s time and novels, through inspired knitting patterns.
Discover more than 30 patterns for hats, socks, tops, sweaters, shawls, reticules, and more. Novice to advanced knitters will appreciate the focus on techniques from lace to cables, plus the variety of patterns for women, men, and children.
In addition to this collection of beautiful knitting patterns, you will find fascinating feature articles about the history, textiles, and characters in Jane Austen’s novels.
Whether you are an avid knitter, a Janeite, a lover of the Regency era, or all of the above, you will find something to fit your fancy in this magazine.
|Made by Megan|
We have missed our Megan but she is back from a much needed break with two of her most loved treats!
This weekend we will have Blueberry Boy Bait and Hedgehog Slice to tempt your taste buds…
Our local BrisStyle crew are hitting the road with their Craft Caravan projects with three events on during June!
Friday 1 June 10am – 4pm
Saturday 2 June 11am – 5pm
Sunday 3 June 9am – 4pm
Pull up a deck chair, relax and put yourself in caravanning mode…suburban caravanning mode that is! Think two-toned retro caravans, community created bunting, neighbourhood engagement and most importantly hands-on craft and professional development advice delivered by local crafters (along with the odd pink flamingo thrown in for good measure).
The BrisStyle Craft Caravan is set to be a moveable oasis of crafting goodness, which will engage festivalgoer’s in the suburbs and inner city. The onsite retro caravan will evoke feelings of nostalgia as well as providing a fun and interactive backdrop for a friendly neighbourhood craft-up, appealing to all the family, young and old. Just like a craft holiday in your own backyard.
“This event is significant because we are taking craft to the people, giving them the opportunity to ask ‘how to’ questions about their own craft.” says BrisStyle Market and Events Coordinator Helen Berthold.
So say hooroo to the crowds and escape on your own crafty retro adventure at the BrisStyle Craft Caravan’s “make and take” suburban oasis. Participants can drop in and craft the day away using holiday crafting skills from their schooldays. In particular, the June 1 King George Square event will come to life with the extra help of community yarn bombing.
Those wanting creative development advice can check in at Dr Craft’s Q&A caravan where local creative’s will be on hand to give advice on all your crafting maladies.
Highlights of the “make and take” workshops:
If you can’t wait until June to get your BrisStyle fix head into the city this evening!
Indie Twilight Market
Once again you’ll find an amazing array of constantly evolving wares….all made here in Brisbane!
While you’re weaving your way through the stalls make sure you check out the BrisStyle Co-op located in the heart of the markets.
This Friday’s Co-op will certainly make for an exciting and vibrant handmade hub where you’ll find an eclectic line-up of our local emerging BrisStyle artisans in a boutique style setting.
Drop into the King George Square Groove Train for a bite to eat and a cold bevvy or over to the Coffee Hit for a hot toddy. There are also a plethora of great places to eat in the city as well as ATM’s just across the road.
Just perfect to make a night of it!
|Inspiring your passion!