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The Art of Window Dressing at Crumbz Craft

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The Art of Window Dressing at Crumbz Craft

When you work in retail, your shop window is one of your biggest assets - it speaks to passers-by, calling them inside, telling them what they can expect, teasing them with what they can buy. So the way you dress your window is critical.  Your window is there even when you aren't - people driving by at night or walking their dog early in the morning see it and it is therefore one of your biggest opportunities to speak to potential customers. Over the years Crumbz Craft have enjoyed putting together special seasonal windows, celebrating our craft wins at the Lilydale...

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Shared Sewing Lessons at Crumbz Craft - twice the value for half the price!

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Shared Sewing Lessons at Crumbz Craft - twice the value for half the price!

Sharing a Sewing Lesson - is just sew sensible! It’s not everyday you win a sewing machine is it!?   But that’s exactly what happened to one of our lovely customers, Margaret Baker when she rang in to Darren James’ radio show on 3AW and unexpectedly won a brand new wiz bang ultra modern Toyota Oekaki sewing machine – which of course she had no idea how to drive!   As a teenager growing up in England Margaret was a keen seamstress – ‘It’s what you did, if you wanted something new to wear for the dance that night –...

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It's a wrap - summarising our brilliant Yarn-a-Thon in May 2017

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It's a wrap - summarising our brilliant Yarn-a-Thon in May 2017

Our 'all-night-knit' in May was such a success and so popular, everyone has asked if it can become an annual fundraiser, and we’re thrilled with that idea. Watch this space for details of next year’s Yarn-a-Thon – we have decided we will be fundraising to support mental health and to raise awareness about it. After all, physical health is only one part of our overall health; emotional and mental health is essential for us all to function at our best and we’re excited to be supporting it. This May we chose to support FCAV, Foster Care Association of Victoria, with...

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The Secret Art of Blocking

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The Secret Art of Blocking

Shara Lambeth is our expert at Crumbz Craft when it comes to blocking – here’s what she had to say about it.   When did you first come across blocking Shara? People have been blocking for probably as many years as they’ve been knitting, but it’s more popular and well known now. About 7 or 8 years ago it became the ‘in’ thing and everyone began talking about it. As soon as I tried it and realized what an amazing difference it made to my finished work, that was it, I was hooked. Here are 3 snapshots of blocking my...

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