Thursday, December 31, 2009

The blog is on the move

Changes are a foot ... and here at the Threads, we have decided to shake things up a bit and move our blog. We are very excited about our new blog home, and hope that you will follow our adventures throughout the year ahead. You can find our new blog here Come visit soon!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #24

December 24: For the last day of our Christmas Advent Calander we would like to send our warmest Christmas wishes to you all, and take this opportunity to thank-you for your support in 2009. Wishing you and your families a safe and Happy New Year. The Threads & More Team.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #23

December 23: All Specials from the Advent Calender over the past 22 Days of Christmas ARE BACK ON!!! Including 15% Off Sublime Yarns, Addi Needles and Hooks, all Jo Sharp, Noro Silk Garden Lite and our Yarn Oodle Kits, as well as 20% off all Rowan and Debbie Bliss Pure Silk and a massive 70% off all Rowan book!!! As well as many more, click here to view the full list. This advent surprise is available instore until close, and online until midnight tonight.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #22

December 22: Threads now has a flickr site ... and we want your creative input, join our group at and upload your latest knitty/crafty project to go into a random draw to win a yummy stash of woolley goodness. You have until 12 noon tomorrow [23rd December 2009] to join and post a picture to go into the draw. The winer will be annouced on Christmas Eve ... good luck.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #21

December 21: If you spend $50 or more in store or online today, you will recieve a Lucky Dip Surprise package, featuring some our Favourite things!!! Look forward to seeing you in store if you need a break from crazy Christmas preparation.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #20

December 20: In homage to our beautiful friend Parisa, today's advent surprise is 15% discount on all sock yarn [Noro Silk Garden Sock & Kureyon Sock, and Spud & Chloe Fine] plus a few more in store and sock pattern books. Look forward to seeing you in store if you need a break from crazy Christmas preparation.

Farewell Little Fire

Tomorrow Threads & More will say farewell to our very good friend Parisa ... and I would like to invite all our Threads friends to pop into the store tomorrow to say a final goodbye, share a coffee and cake. Pari - you will be missed! But I know you will be tuning in from whereever you are, and I look forward to your guest appearances on our blog, and with any luck another season in the store!

In the meantime, we will all be following your travels at
xxx au revoir madame pari

Christmas Advent Surprise #19

December 19: a simply sublime advent surprise today - 15% discount off our entire range of Sublime yarns: Cashmere Merino Silk, Organic Cotton, Soya Cotton, Angora Merino, and Kid Mohair Blend. All are double knit [8ply] and knit up beautifully. This advent surprise is available instore until close, and online until midnight tonight. Sublime yarns - yum! *the fine print: in stock items only, no special customer orders - sorry

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #18

December 18: More stocking stuffer ideas .. pressies under $30 - everything from the last 2 days PLUS more. Our favourites The too cute "My Best Friend" scarf kits, the brand new I "Heart" Knitting notions kits, our very popular Wonder Balls, as well as the best selling Wild Tea Cosies book by Loani Prior, the list goes on. Just take a look at our Stocking Stuffer section online or visit us in store for loads of goodies to pop under the tree as last minute gifts.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #17

December 17: More stocking stuffer ideas .. pressies under $20 - everything from yesterday PLUS more. Gorgeous just released "I heart Knitting" summer scarf kits, Lantern Moon notions, Fairy Lace scarf kits reduced to under $20 for the day, Art Viva tasmanian oak knitting needles, the list goes on. Just take a look at our Stocking Stuffer section online or visit us in store for loads of goodies to pop under the tree as last minute gifts.

Christmas Advent Surprise #16

December 16: Today and for the next few days we will be showcasing our little stocking stuffer ideas as last minute options ... today we will look at pressies for $10 and under. Mini cross stitch kits, Soak sample packs, DMC medicis thread medleys, Retro string market bags, Felting & Fibre Art Embellishment Kits .. we have even set up a little spot of the online shop to help you search for your stocking stuffers ...

Twitter Bundle winner drawn

Congrats to "westendweekend" on being the random draw winner of a luscious bundle of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk DK ... something soft and squwooshy to cast on over the holidays. We have popped in a set of 4mm needles and some Soak. Drop us an email [] with your postal details so we can send you your stash for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #15

Great surprises continue in store and online leading up to Christmas.

December 15: Our latest obession would have to be Addi metal needles and hooks. We just love them! And today we are sharing our obession and offering 15% off our entire range of knitting needles [including the Click System] and also the fabulous Addi crochet hooks. *the fine print: offer ends at midnight Wednesday 16th December 2009, offer available on in stock items only, and no customer special ordres can be taken - sorry.

Wonderball Winners

Congratulations to Barbara, Applefluff and SueS - you lucky bloggers have wonderballs heading your way. Drop us an email at with your colour choice [colours can be viewed at our online store] and your postal address and we will have them sent in time for Holiday crafting. And when your beautiful creations are complete - send us some pics - we would love to see them.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Advent Suprise #14

Our new favourite thing to do in store at Threads and More is tweet! We've just opened our very own Twitter account and can't wait to update you on our latest deals, yummiest yarns and crafting gossip in tasty, bitesize morsels.

December 14: Everyone who signs up to follow us on Twitter today will automatically be entered into a draw for a fabulous yarn bundle and gossip and free yarn all in one day. Heavenly!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #13

So many different surprises for all our Threads friends over the past few weeks, and there are still more to come. But today it’s all about relaxing – grabbing a moments peace through probably the busiest time of the year.

December 13: Today Threads opens it doors and invites anyone and everyone to join us at the long table to relax, knit, knatter and craft. We are open from 9am till 4pm and we look forward to your company. Our cafe has baked up some treats, our fridges are stocked with yummy new iced teas from Stolen Recipe, and our brand new coffee machine is ready to go. And if you need any assistance with Christmas gift ideas, our friendly staff are ready to help. Threads is an emporium of wonderful knitting, crocheting, stitching, felting and crafting delights, and just a short visit may help to recharge the batteries for another crazy week ahead.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #12

I'm late, I'm late!! With all our busy Christmas planning, I nearly clean forgot to let you know our Advent Surprise for today.

December 12: We would love to give three lucky Threads friends a one of a kind wonderball. Each wonderball comes with a complimentary pattern to make a scarf and/or a triangle wrap - plus when you purchase as part of the Advent Calendar you also receive our fabulous bolero pattern, but what we want to know is what else could you turn this ball of surprises into??? All you need to do is leave a comment on the blog as to what inspiring creation you would make with your wonderball and you will go into a random draw to win one of three wonderballs. So, just leave a comment and what colour wonderball you would prefer, and we will draw the winner at 12:00 noon tomorrow. Good Luck!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #11

Today is a great day! It's Friday, which means there are two whole days of social events, Christmas planning on top of all the normal weekend stuff to keep us busy. For some it's the last day of school, which means it's the first day of hoilidays!!! And that means loads of mums and dads lives have just got a whole lot crazier. And for others it may well be the last day of work, and the first day of summer holidays ... with this in mind, we have decided that this will be our last Advent newsletter ... but don't worry, the Advent Surprises WILL continue just grab five minutes everyday to read the blog or check the front page of so you can remain in the know about each and every advent surprise form now until Christmas Eve.

December 11: You will be able to grab a bargain today in store or online with 20% discount across our entire Rowan range. Both summer and winter yarns are available and would be a beautiful gift for a special knitter ... just one ball of Colurscape Chunky or two balls of Kidsilk Haze and you will be able to create a beautiful scarf or fingerless gloves in time for the cooler months ahead. *the fine print: offer extended to "in stock" items only, there will be no customer special orders - sorry. This offer will continue until midnight 12th December 2009.

We hope that all our Threads friends have a wonderful weekend ....
PS: the "I WANT IT" Advent Surprise from yesterday is now officially closed. Congratulations to all who responded, you will receive an email with your voucher over the weekend.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #10

As it gets closer to Christmas, and we all start crossing off our shopping list for the big day, we at Threads thought it would be nice to give all our Threads friends an early Christmas present ... Merry Christmas xox

December 10: Receive $10 off your first 2010 purchase at Threads & More. All you need to do is email us at, put "I WANT IT" in the subject line and confirm your full name and city, and we will forward you a gift voucher that can be used in store or online anytime in January 2010. *the fine print: one voucher per customer, redeemable on purchases valued at $10 or more, cannot be used to purchase gift vouchers and is not transferable.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #9

It's been crazy in the shop this week. The aircon is pumping and loads of Threads friends have been popping in to snap up a Christmas bargain, sit n knit in the cool surrounds and even have their crafting and knitting circle Christmas parties! We have been spoilt with slices, fudges and treats to share with our afternoon coffee.

December 9: With this in mind we thought that a little something special might be a wonderful addition to our Advent Surprise list - Pure Silk by Debbie Bliss is a super soft, slightly slubby, scrumptious yarn to have in your stash. Use it to create luxury scarves in time for Autumn, elegant clutch bags or simple crocheted flowers to add vintage glam to your summer frocks. Today you can take a little bit of Bliss home for 20% discount. This offer is available until midnight the 10th December 2009. *the fine print: valid for "in stock" items only, no special customer orders - sorry.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #8

Good tidings we bring ... with more surprises and presents for you this Christmas. Have you had the opportunity to peruse Jo Sharp’s latest offering in knitting fashion? Knit Issue 8 released just a few weeks ago, is a wonderful collection using Jo’s range of fine yarns in complimentary colours and textures - perfectly suited to casual living.

December 8: In support of Jo Sharp’s new Knit Issue 8, we are offering our Threads friends 15% discount across the entire Jo Sharp range @ Threads. Eleven yarns styles in loads of colours including the re-released favourites palate, six pattern books and five pattern leaflets are available right NOW online & instore until midnight EST 9 December 2009. Don’t forget, if you can’t make it into the store or onto our online shop, call the store to order over the phone [07] 3379 6699, or you can even email us at *the fine print: all orders must be paid for at the time of ordering, we can’t hold any unpaid items - sorry.

Purl Bee Froggies

Yesterday we posted a link to the Purl Bee pattern for these cute little frogs. We had heaps of fun making them ... and they were so easy - even to hand sew. You could have some real fun making little families of Frogs, and they would be a great project for a junior crafter to enjoy.

We have nearly finished sewing a giant froggie for the shop, so next time you are in store, don't forget to say hello to Maurice [don't you just love making up random names ... ]

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #7

What a weekend – the shop was full of wonderful friends of Threads yesterday as they convened the final 2009 Coven [our monthly get-together of a group of knitters to meet with Rian Anderson – our ‘white witch’ of knitting to share, learn, knit and knatter] and alongside a group of ladies learning the art of felting with Marion Douglas & to top it off, there were some pretty yummy smells coming from the cafe as Patrick added some fineese to our lunchtime platters with pesto crumbed mushrooms and ‘the works’ burgers – not to mention the preparation of today’s yummy baked treats in homage to Christmas. Which leads me to today’s surprise ... something to whet the appetite both crafty and gastronomic.

December 7: A few months ago we were able to grab a few bolts of some ‘too sweet’ Japanese 100% cotton and 100% linen. Nothing to do with knitting, crochet or felting, but we just couldn’t resist the cute little French girls and lovely little bunny prints – and now we would like to share them with you. Today online and in store we have fat quarters of these beautiful fabrics 10% off, plus if you buy a sampler set of fat quarters you will receive 15% discount .. AND just because we love it, we have grabbed cute free pattern from one of our favourite blogs The Purl Bee for the cutest vintage frog softie to give you inspiration as to what to create with your new fabric. The little frog reminds me of my girl guide days when we made these to complete our sewing badge! I’m making one for each of my boys and also for nieces and nephews [i’ll post the finished froggie family onto the blog just as soon as ...]. This offer is available until midnight on the 8th December 2009.

And to sustain you through all your busy crafting activities this time of year, come visit us in store for some complimentary vanilla shortbread, or, make some yourself using the recipe we found on another of our favourite sites: Nigella Lawson! Happy days!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #6

Christmas shopping is in full swing at the shop, and we have been working hard, wrapping all the beautiful wonderballs, fairy lace scarves and yarn-oodles for you to put under your trees. Our wonderballs have been so popular that we have put up new colourways on the web to tempt and inspire. And don’t worry in the coming days there will be even more Christmas gift ideas for all your crafting needs.

December 6: You asked ‘Santa’ for Noro, so we thought we would help all the Santa’s out there and offer 15% discount on Noro Silk Garden Lite – perfect for knitting through summer in time for wearing Autumn wraps and soft shawls, light weight sweaters and cardi’s. Use it in all your DK/8ply patterns and wonder at the beautiful variegations in colourways that only Noro can achieve. This offer will be available until midnight 7th December 2009 EST.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Advent Surprise #5

December 5: Today you'll be able to fill your Christmas stockings with our first ‘i heart knitting’ kit – the Fairy Lace Scarf. This light airy mohair scarf is a perfect holiday knitting kit, as it's small enough to take everywhere and the yarn is light enough to not make you break out into a sweat by just looking at it! Available in 19 colours, they are available right NOW online & instore until 10:00am EST 6 December 2009. Don’t forget, if you can’t make it into the store or onto our online shop, call the store to order over the phone [07] 3379 6699. *the fine print: there's no fine print today, just lots of lovely scarf kits needing adoption.

Friday, December 4, 2009

And the winner is ...

Congratulations Lizla! Our random number generator has resulted in the number 17 being the lucky number - which means comment 17 by Lizla is the winning comment.

Lizla said...
As I can not have the time to knit uninterrupted....I would instead like the mind that could remember which row I completed just before I had to rescue the cat, feed the child, read, cover the cut.......

Many of us here at Threads agree that time is one of the greatest gifts of all! - That and yummy yarn and needles to knit/crochet & craft away the time! ;0)

Lizla - please drop us an email with your contact details and we will have your stash bag shipped immediately

Christmas Advent - Surprise #4

December 4: It’s now only three weeks till Christmas – how are your preparations going? Are you stuck for ideas for what to buy the crafters in your life? The next couple of days may well bring you some joy. We have our beautiful wonderballs featured today, and when you purchase online or in store, you will receive a complimentary pattern to knit up a simple yet striking bolero designed by Parisa Roohipour just for us at Threads. We haven’t discounted the Wonderball – we think that at $25 each they are perfect value: what with enough yarn for two scarves, or a wrap or bolero; and then all those trinkets – it really IS the gift that keeps on giving.

The Wonderball: Different yarns of many colours & lengths are hand tied together to create a surprise yarn ball of wool blends, textures, cotton, interlaced with surprises, such as, ribbons; stitch markers; miniature crochet toys; mini pin cushions and other wonderful bits and bobs. Popular in the 1800's, the wonder ball was traditionally given as a gift at Christmas - as the person knit, small trinkets and surprises would fall from the ball. The wonderball embodies the spirit of giving, as the gift continues to reveal presents and the knitter produces a lasting gift of either a scarf or wrap.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Wish List - WOW

Our Advent countdown continues – yesterday’s blog comments were a great read. We hope you all directed your “santa” to the blog to find out what you really want this Christmas.

Keep an eye on the Advent Calendar as the Threads Santa may very well be able to make those wishes come true! ... we wish we could tell you more - but we don't want to spoil the surprise [did someone say Addi? or was that Noro?? - Shhhh they'll hear you!!].

And just a special note to Lilycobweb - we can't give send you Parisa, but we can give you this. Parisa will be missed in the new year as she continues hers travels, but we KNOW she will be back! X

Have a crafty day everyone!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Advent - Surprise #3

December 3: #1 Staff Favourite! Our simply gorgeous “Yarn-Oodle” throw kits are all OOAK [One Of A Kind] created by our Threads staff in a range of colours and textures, and include all the yarn needed to create a beautiful throw for your home, or as a special gift for a loved one. Grab one today and knit your way to fabulousness this summer – with names like sherbet, retro & grape kneehigh – you won’t be able to resist! Today only, all our Yarn-Oodle kits are discounted by 15% - that’s a saving of over $40! And to kick start your project, we will include a set of 6mm needles complimentary! Sale starts now online & instore and will continue until 10:00am EST 4 December 2009. Don’t forget, if you can’t make it into the store or onto our online shop, call the store to order over the phone [07] 3379 6699.
*the fine print: sale applies to ‘instock’ items only, no special orders can be taken, and we can’t keep yarn-oodle’s on hold for you - sorry.

Christmas Advent - Surprise #2

December 2: Have you written to Santa yet? What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? We have started to compile the ultimate knitters wish list, and would love to know what you would add – just leave us a comment and let us know what your ultimate knitting/crochet/crafting gift would be this Christmas. Your wish may be granted, as just by leaving an item for our wish list in your comment, you will go into the draw to win a fabulous stash bag full of goodies from Threads [valued @ $180]. Add your comment by 10:00am EST 3 December 2009 to go into the draw.
*the fine print: there can be only one winner, we will post the winner's details on December 4 in our Advent Surprise #4 message.

Threads Christmas Advent Calendar

It’s the final countdown to Christmas – the tree is up, the decorations hung & it’s time to open the first surprise on our Advent Calendar ...

To celebrate the tradition of Christmas, Threads have come up with 25 fantastic surprises for each day leading up to the big day - exciting specials on products, fun things to enjoy in store & online, plus your opportunity to win some great prizes before Santa comes down the chimney. Each day we will send a little note to your email, post on our blog and update our front page – so keep an eye out for our messages, & remember each one only lasts the day!
December 1: Rowan books & magazines @ 70% [that’s around $10 per book]. What a wonderful opportunity to grab a gorgeous pattern book or collectable magazine from one of the world’s most popular knitwear design teams. Sale starts RIGHT now online & instore, & will continue until 10:00am EST 2 December 2009.
Not able to shop instore or online? Phone us to order over the phone [07] 3379 6699. *the fine print: sales applies to ‘instock’ items only, no special orders can be taken.

Monday, November 23, 2009

You wouldn’t believe it, but it’s only 32 days to Christmas!!! But the good news is that you can still join us this Sunday and knit up some cute little iCord decorations to adorn your tree and Christmas gifts. There are only a handful of places left in this great afternoon class with our famous iCord tutor Henrietta Dups of Biggan Designs yarn fame. For only $45 you can learn the techniques and tips to iCord your way to Christmas joy, and also make a bundle of great jewellery pieces for yourself – who doesn’t need some “me” stuff @ Christmas too? All the details are here.

If you have Christmas sorted but not the children, then maybe a place at the Threads and More holiday camp would appeal. Leading up to Christmas we have got some brilliant classes to introduce felting, beading and hand sewing softies to the junior crafters in your world. Classes are for 8 years and above, and include materials and morning tea. For more details click here.

Ok, so you have Christmas AND the children sorted, but need to occupy yourself with a new craft to enjoy through the summer months? Why not join a small group of new friends and give wet felting a go? Completing a sampler piece of flat wool felt embellished with silk and fibre will prepare you for felting fabulousness. Only 2 places left!!!

Booking for any of these classes is easy, just call the store on 07 3379 6699, or email us at

Monday, November 2, 2009

Weird Places T&M Has Been Advertised...

We're asking all our loyal shoppers to comment on this post with stories about Threads and More coming up in unexpected conversations or places, the weirder and more original the better!

We were inspired to start this particular post after a Sunday knitter confessed to having started talking about Threads and More to a complete stranger while standing in line for the toilet at a Andre Rieu concert! She realised someone was touching the hand-knit shawl she had wrapped round her shoulders and, friendly people that crafters are, struck up a conversation about knitting and her local yarn store. Inspiring stuff!

I definitely can't cope with the commute to work in the morning without my trusty handbag-sizes knitting project, and have started some great conversations with fellow commuters about the revival of crafting, and the wonder of being able to turn a heel on four needles.

Can't wait to hear about your conversation starters...

The Threads and More Team xx

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A few weeks ago, we held a MENS ONLY felting class with Phillipa Rooke, the gents made slippers for themselves , and thoroughtly enjoyed their class, and it was great to see the guys in there giving it a go! We are hoping to hold another of these classes next year. For enquiries please contact the shop.

The threads and more team.... happy felting! x

Thursday, October 8, 2009

'Spud and Chloe' and 'Blue Sky Alpaca'!!!

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! The Threads and More team are super excited to announce the arrival of 'Spud and Chloe' and 'Blue Sky Alpaca' to our online store. These lushious yarns are being put out in our Sherwood store as I type this and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!

Don't forget to check out the great patterns also available in these yarns.

Sommerset Publications

HAS HIT BRISBANE!!!! Yes thats right Sommerset Magazines are in store now.. We are currently stocking STUFFED, apronology and Green Craft.

Stuffed - a gathering of softies, is a magazine completely dedicated to techniques, tips and the love that people have for these crazy toys,

apronology - aprons with attitude, is a fabulous magazine for all apron lovers, this magazine features every apron possible from vintage flair, kitch, crafty chica to the motorcycle momma.

Green Craft - creating today, preserving tomorrow, this is Sommersets first issue of this magazine, it is filled with hundreds of ideas to upcycle, and make eco art and art wear, well worth a read!!!

Happy Reading, the Threads nad more Team x

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Art Viva Knitting Needles

NEW IN....

We have just replenished our Art Viva knitting needles, and there are 2 new colours to choose from and we are the first to have them! White with black spots and white with red spots.

Art Viva needles are beautifully hand made from Tasmanian Oak, then hand painted with groovy spots, they look, feel and smell devine.

And we have for the month of October the Betty Jane Breast Cancer Knitting Needles also by Art Viva where a percentage of every pair sold goes to the McGrath Breast Cancer Foundation here in Australia,

Art Viva needles are also available in the below colours.....

Happy Knitting, The Threads Team x

OSCAR-winning actor Cate Blanchett has been nick-named Cate Blanket after stepping out in a colourful crochet patchwork dress to open Screen Worlds at ACMI in Melbourne last week.
"Cate is a real supporter of avant garde fashion ... let's face it, she would look good in a tea cosy or a toilet roll. Designer and Project Runway Australia mentor Henry Roth gave Blanchett a "gold star" for being imaginative and different. "I love the play of texture with this one-shoulder red-carpet silhouette, featuring hem, bodice and sleeve flounces that was all over the New York runways," Roth said
Those wanting to buy their own Blanchett blanket dress look are out of luck, however. Ms Plunkett said yesterday that the piece was a one-off dress created for their Australian Fashion Week show earlier this year and it would not be going into production.
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However at Threads & More, why not join one of our many Crochet classes and we can help you learn the Granny square used to create this dress.
Happy Knitting, the Threads and More team. x

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We are so excited, have just finished unpacking our newest summer yarns..

So now we have the full colour range of Sirdar Calico DK, Sirdar Juicy DK, Sublime Organic DK, Sublime Soya Cotton DK and the gorgeous Pima Clasico.

Calico Dk is a very pretty, light and soft cotton blend yarn for summer knitting. It is a standard Dk that knits to all Sirdar patterns. It has an incredible yardage so you will not need many balls to knit a garment and it is easy care.Blend: 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic. Tension: 22 stitches and 28 rows measured over 10 cm using 4mm needlesLength: 158m [172y] 50g ball.

Juicy Dk is made from the silkiest blend of 80% bamboo and 20% cotton and comes in a mouth watering palette, with names like watermelon, papaya and Coconut Milk, who could resist!!!. Juicy Dk is a true, rounded summer yarn and has an incredible softness, making it fabulous to knit and to wear.Blend: 80% Bamboo, 20% CottonTension: 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm using 4mm needlesLength: 95m [103y] 50g ball.

Sublime Organic Cotton Dk is a 100% organic cotton yarn that comes in a beautiful array of summer neutrals and vintage hues, with names like peapod, yoghurt, rasperry tea and pumpkin, Tension: 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm using 4mm needles. Length: 110m [120y] 50g ball

Sublime Soya Cotton is 50% soya sourced viscose and 50% cotton, and the colours range from ocean blues to bright corals and cirtus.. its feels devine against your skin and washes a dream! Tension 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm using 4mm needles. length 110m [120y] 50g ball

Pima Clasico is a bright summer yarn that will refresh your senses in the warm spring & summer months. It is a dream yarn to knit with and a pleasure to wear. Fantastic yarn for all baby, kids and adult knitting and crochet projects. This 100% Pima cotton yarn with a wonderful touch and shine, is among the softest cotton you can work with. Available in a variety of solid & variegated colors.100% Pima CottonWeight: 50grams / 1.75ozApprox.: 101.5 meters / 111 yardsNeedle Size: 4.5mm / 7 USGauge: 5 stitches per inch / Worsted Weight

The Threads and More Team x

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We Made The Papers!

Threads & More is featured in the latest issue of the Brisbane News Magazine "Craft Counsel issue". The article concentrates on the creative revival happening across Brisbane and features a photo of our very own Lynda and Ann happily crafting! As well as exploring the rise of craft sites and forums online, the article talks about social crafting and describes Threads and More as a 'hub of genuine creativity' for local crafters. High praise indeed!

"Craft gives you an impetus to connect with a group", explains Alix. "If you enjoy it, you want to share, so you seek out ways to do that."

And we certainly do that at Threads and More. With crafters of all kinds coming together on Wednesdays and Saturdays to hang out, have a cup of tea and, most importantly, create, we are proud to have such an active community here. Thanks to all our crafty friends for your support and are always eager for new members!

Congratulations also to Shannon Deutrom of Milk and Honey and Samantha Jockel of Biddy Bags, who are also featured in the article.

Check us out on page 12 .

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Looking for something different and challenging for your creative children this school holidays??

What about learning to make felt!, Students will learn the basic felting techniques to create a felted piece, their unique creation may become a wall piece, purse, i-pod cover or maybe a little swing back for their mobile phone.. Imagination creativity and enthusiasm are the only ingredients required!

Class price includes - instructions, all materials and morning tea.. All they need to bring is 2 old towels!
WHEN : Wednesday 23rd September or Monday 28th September 9.30 am till 1.00pm
$46.00 includes all materials and morning tea.. *Ages 12+

Or how about some beading.. Each class is self contained, so your "little beader" will leave with a piece of jewellery or 2, they can be proud of..

Students will learn basic stringing and design techniques to create a finished bracelet or necklace, or both! get a start on those xmas gifts...
Class price includes - all materials and morning tea.

When - Friday 25th or Friday 2nd October 9.30am - 1.00pm
$46 per person - including materials and morning tea


fun with felt, is a class that even the boys enjoyed last time we ran it!!!

These beautiful felted toys are just an example of what your children can create in this class.

Monsters, princesses anything they can imagine our talented teacher will help them create. The children will cut premade felt into shapes, sew them together, fill and even embellish if they choose with buttons ribbon and stitchery to create a plush toy to take home.

Class price includes - all materials and morning tea
WHEN: Wednesday 30th September, 9.30 - 1.00.
$46 including all materials and morning *Ages 8+.


To enrol our children in any of these classes please phone Threads and more on 07 3379 6699.

Thanks from the Threads and more team. x

Ever suffered from single sock syndrome??. Well don't ever again! Threads and more will show you not only how to knit two socks at the same time, but to knit them from the toe down! So in 4 x 2 hour sessions (with a little homework) you will learn:

session one - you will get started - casting in your toes
session two - knit the foot
session three - turn the heel
session four - on the home stretch - the leg and finishing.

you will also receive 10% discount for all materials purchased for the class.

Saturday 26th September, 3rd October, 10th October, and 17th October - 1.00pm - 3.00pm
$20 per person, per session + materials

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL, and can be made by phoning 07 3379 6699

If you have 3mm 80cm or 100cm circular needles, please bring them with you.

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