Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Saturday, December 19, 2009
In the meantime, we will all be following your travels at www.lightinglittlefires.wordpress.com
xxx au revoir madame pari
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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.
Monday, December 14, 2009
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 pattern...free gossip and free yarn all in one day. Heavenly!
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
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
Friday, December 11, 2009
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
December 10: Receive $10 off your first 2010 purchase at Threads & More. All you need to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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
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  3379 6699, or you can even email us at email@example.com. *the fine print: all orders must be paid for at the time of ordering, we can’t hold any unpaid items - sorry.
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
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.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
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
Friday, December 4, 2009
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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
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  3379 6699. *the fine print: sales applies to ‘instock’ items only, no special orders can be taken.
Monday, November 23, 2009
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 email@example.com.
Monday, November 2, 2009
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
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Don't forget to check out the great patterns also available in these yarns.
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 needles are beautifully hand made from Tasmanian Oak, then hand painted with groovy spots, they look, feel and smell devine.
Art Viva needles are also available in the below colours.....
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.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"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
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
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL *ages 8+
fun with felt, is a class that even the boys enjoyed last time we ran it!!!
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
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.
Threads and More Team x