Monday, May 31, 2010

Felting Workshop

Calling all those would be FELTERS!!!!
We are looking for 4 more participants to be involved in our Introduction to Wet Felting Workshop this coming Saturday 5th June 1.30-3.30 at Precious Purl.This promises to be a great way to learn about the basics, ready to launch you on your exciting journey with FELT.
You will produce several swatches using a variety of materials such as pre felts, wool, mohair, silk. These can then be used as embellishment for scarf, wrap, cushion, bag, flowers etc.
Your Tutor will be Catherine Byatt of Feltazia.Catherine has held several exhibitions of her very Theatrical garments and Hats and she will inspire you with her enthusiasm  and talent for felting, along with her warm personality.
Contact us now, via the website (see sidebar) or email (see my profile)

Gorgeous hand Dyed prefelts to add to your felting.

Felted swatches can be turned into flower brooches such as this one. A great way to use a special button!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Yarn, yarn and more yarn!

Lots of yarn happening at Precious Purl!
We are getting ready for the Hand Knitters day at Brunswick Town Hall this coming Saturday 29th May 10am-3pm. Pam is out in the Dye Shed frantically trying to stock up on her beautiful hand dyes (see the Lara Downs website) while I am adding to our stock of lovely Touch Yarn in Kid Mohair and Merino.
The hardest decision will be "Which colour?" for that next project you have in mind.
Look forward to seeing you at the show on Saturday or the shop will be open as usual 11-4pm.

Another date to keep in mind is 5th June for our Introduction to Felting workshop. This promises to be a wonderful introduction to the basics and possibilities of wet felting. Even if you have had some felting experience, every Tutor can teach you something new and Catherine Byatt of Feltazia will inspire you. Go to my Profile to see my email contact to find out more and express your interest in joining in with this class. It will be held at Precious Purl 1.30-3.30pm and costs just $40, which includes all materials.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Date for your Diary!

Here's a date to remember!  Saturday 29th May the Hand Knitter's Guild will hold their annual Show and Sale day at the Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick. This event is well worth a visit to stock up on beautiful yarns and knitting/crochet supplies. It usually runs from around 10am to 4pm and as it is not widely advertised, make a note now!

Precious Purl/Lara Downs
will be there with as much gorgeous yarn as we can carry! Hope to see you.

Just a Reminder!!  
 We still have vacancies in our Introduction to Knitting class this Saturday 22nd May and also some spots in our Introduction to Wet Felting on 5th June. Details in posts below or contact Precious Purl - see the sidebar.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What Fun!

Another great workshop at Precious Purl
The o-so entertaining Penny O'Neill, Queen of the Crochet Hook, took us all on a fun ride yesterday, while urging everyone on in their quest to crochet a Beanie or Beret .

Great work from Natasha, who had never crocheted before. It's starting to take shape!
Penny couldn't resist showing off her gorgeous crocheted skirt.

We will plan more workshops with Penny, so stay tuned if you missed out this time.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Here's Beck!!!!

Let me introduce you to Rebecca Scott who will run our
Introduction to Knitting Workshop at Precious Purl on Saturday 22nd May 1.30-3.30pm. I asked her to write a little something about herself so that everyone can see how perfect she will be as the tutor.
Take note of the gorgeous pink Cashmere scarf made from Lara Downs yarn, of course.

An Interior Decorator with a passion for craft,
Rebecca Scott spent many years living with her grandma, whose influence led her to knit from a young age.
Beck considers herself fortunate to have grown up in an environment where knitting, crochet,sewing and embroidery were a normal part of life. In her work and craft pursuits Beck adores working with natural fibres and using her flair for colour.
A "chameleon" of craft, Rebecca also enjoys sewing, jewellery making, cake decorating and painting but knitting continues to remain a favourite pastime.

"Knitting is such a beautiful craft, I love the rhythm of knitting simple stitches and the sense of achievement in nutting out a complex pattern. Knitting allows you to create what you want in any style,colour and material you choose. It's such a great form of self expression."

Rebecca is an energetic, bubbly young lady and her passion and creativity will delight all ages. She is especially enthusiastic about sharing a fresh look on this timeless craft with a younger generation.
Send an email to get all the details for this workshop and others to be run at Precious Purl.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Change as good as a holiday!!

Thought I would have a change of template! A bit tired of the PINK!
 I like this clean and uncluttered look!   What do you think?

I do seem to have lost my Post Archive off the sidebar!
Well not lost,  just waaayy down the bottom!
Have tried everything to get it back up, no luck!