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. shop@threadsandmore.com.au

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.
extract from www.news.com.au

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