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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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Fibre sandwich anyone? And not a loaf in sight.

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Fibre sandwich anyone?  And not a loaf in sight.

Have you heard of a yarn or fibre sandwich? We hadn’t!  And you could be forgiven for thinking we meant something like this!                            But fortunately we don’t!! One of our gorgeous customers, Flo Flood, who is a member of Healesville Spinners and Weavers, enlightened us the other day when we commented on how gorgeous her cowl was that she was wearing. She said it was made using yarn spun from the fibre sandwich they had made at their spinners and weavers group.          ...

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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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This time last year Babette couldn't knit...

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...but since joining Crumbz' Knit Hook & Natter group on a Thursday evening, she's picked up the craft and now there's no stopping her! At Knit Hook & Natter on a Thursday night people come and sit together in our craft room and work on whatever project they’re knitting or crocheting, over a cuppa and a biscuit, with a bit of tuition when required and plenty of laughter thrown in for good measure.   It appeals to a really diverse mix of people which makes it a lot of fun and interesting.                    Babette for example...

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Yarn bombing anyone?

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You may know it by another name?  It seems different countries around the world call it by a different name - Grafitti knitting – yarn bombing – yarn storming – guerilla knitting - but whatever you call it, the outcome is the same - colourful displays of knitted or crocheted street art, sewn around inanimate public objects such as bike racks, statues, lamp posts, telephone boxes, trees, even buses in Mexico and this tuk tuk in Cambodia!   Why do it? Naturally each artist who ‘bombs’ has their own reasons but it’s generally accepted that the overall purpose of yarn...

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