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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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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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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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