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.