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A Wrap Up of our Yarn-a-Thon Fundraiser for beyondblue in May 2018

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A Wrap Up of our Yarn-a-Thon Fundraiser for beyondblue in May 2018

Here's a quick wrap up of the highlights of our beyondblue fundraiser this May where we raised a staggering $8,835 with your help - a massive thank you to all who contributed, donated, supported and cheered us on with brownies and home made cake!

 

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4 Most Essential Things to Consider when Substituting Yarns

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4 Most Essential Things to Consider when Substituting Yarns

One of the most important factors to bear in mind when you’re thinking of using a different yarn than the one suggested in a pattern, is that the pattern writer wrote that particular pattern with that specific yarn in mind. So, to get the same drape and loft and look as the garment in the picture on the front of your pattern – you’re going to want to get the best possiblesubstitute yarn. And as you’re about to find out, a yarn is made up of a series of different attributes, so there’s a lot to consider in your substitution. Say...

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Our Night with Arne & Carlos

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Our Night with Arne & Carlos

Every once in a while, in amongst the sea of emails that try to drown you every day, one jumps out at you in your inbox and you read something rather exciting. That’s what happened to us a month ago when we were approached by Australian Country Spinners with the offer of co-hosting an evening with Norway’s most famous export – no, not Carlsberg beer - textile designers Arne & Carlos! We were understandably pretty excited and after excitedly jumping up and down quite a lot we quickly replied with a ‘yes please’. And then it became one of those...

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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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