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.

Threads and More Team x

Sunday, September 6, 2009

felting frenzy

Several times a year we have a wonderful felting teacher Raewyn Penrose visit from New Zealand to teach us new exciting technique and share her amazing talents with us... Along with the felted blanket, felted vest, hats and handbags, scarves and panels, Raewyn also on this visit taught us to felt a blended fabric... a fun time was had by the ladies, shreading all our wonderful yarns, fabrics, and embellishments to add to the wool tops.. the results were incredible.
Happy Knitting or in this case Felting!!
The Threads and More Team x