Thursday, 27 January 2011

New Addi Click Bamboo Video Demonstration

We have just finished the first in a series of videos. The first one demonstrates how to put together our new Addi Bamboo Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles. More to come.

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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Patterns Now Available Online!


I often receive requests from customers about whether they can buy the patterns from our kits separately. Well, now you can!

We are adding our most popular patterns to our shopping cart as PDF downloads in a new Patterns category. The first batch includes the ever popular Giant Retro Cowl Pattern (pictured). Keep checking back for new patterns as we load them up before Winter 2011.

Happy Knitting
Pat

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

In Memory of Marta Cantos


Four years today since mum passed away. What an impression she left! Lets all take time to remember a much loved and dearly missed artist.

Pat

Mixed Fibre Yarn Packs for scrumbling and freeform knitting


When you produce custom spun and dyed yarns you always end up with left-over bits. Over the years we have safely stored a treasure trove of these off-cuts and have recently packaged them up into delicious mixed seasonal yarn packs of 500gms each.

Each pack contains a unique mix of yarns making them perfect for scrumbling and freeform knitting projects. $59 each (normal retail a least $150 if sold as individual balls) - and a 10% discount on orders of 2 or more packs in the same seasonal colourway.

Happy scrumbling!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Book Review - The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin

For all our customers who have found taking the first step to transforming their craft hobby into a viable business a little confusing and daunting - we have the perfect book for you. The new guide by Kari Chapin - The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online demystifies the process of getting your craft business up and running.

From determining the right price for your creations to strategies for selling through both bricks and mortar shops and online sites, Kari gives you a comprehensive array of tips, resources and case studies of successful craft businesses which are sure to inspire and motivate.

There are also a great sections on branding, styling, photography and most importantly marketing.



The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online

Friday, 7 January 2011

Honey Comb Wristwarmers - New design


For a while now I have been thinking about a knitting project which would incorporate one of my favorite cable stitches - the honey comb stitch. It is a simple stitch which is great for practicing your cabling technique as it uses the two most basic stitches - C4F and C4B.

A few swatches later and the Honeycomb wristwarmer design emerged. Knit seamless in the round using the cable pattern and some carefully placed ribbing, these little warmers are a cosy fit. The original pair took just over one ball of a DK weight yarn (Sublime Extra Fine Merino in Salty Grey) to complete - however the knitting pattern includes instructions for a slightly shorter version which only takes one ball. I have put together a knitting kit which includes the yarn, knitting pattern and Addi Bamboo DPNs (15cm long) - available online for $49. Enjoy!