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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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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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She went from being a Crocheter to a Prize Winning Knitter in just a Year

She went from being a Crocheter to a Prize Winning Knitter in just a Year

Crumbz Craft regular Lisa Bolton wins First Prize at Royal Melbourne show When the lovely Lisa Bolton won a beautiful set of Knit Pro knitting needles at our cystic fibrosis fundraiser 'Yarn the Night Away' event in June last year, I remember her laughing at the irony of the prize as she was a die hard crocheter and had never expressed an interest in learning to knit. Fast forward 12 months and Lisa has not only taught herself to knit, but she has now become a serious knitter and loves it so much she entered a knitted beanie to the Royal Melbourne Show...

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Crumbz Craft - In the Press for all the Right Reasons

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Crumbz Craft - In the Press for all the Right Reasons

Crumbz Craft - Making Headlines Over the years Crumbz Craft have often been in the press, both locally and nationally, and we've collated some of our clippings and will add to them with new news items as and when they happen.   So, in chronological order, here are our stories... Article about Crumbz Crafts' Yarn-a-Thonin Handmade magazine Dec 2017   Crumbz Craft's wins at Lilydale ShowMountain Mail newspaper - Nov 2017 Herald Sun's Mikey Cahill featured Crumbz Craft's Yarn-a-Thon in his Livelist 21 Things On In Victoria list - May 2017 Herald Sun article featuring Crumbz Craft Yarn-a-Thon for FCAV...

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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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