Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I have added a new product to the Precious Purl shelves - gorgeous 100% Wool Felt from
The Netherlands, in delicious colours.

It was so hard selecting my favourites, I wanted them all! I chose 27 colours that jumped out at me. I can see now that a gorgeous yellow could have been added for Zing! - next time! What will you make ?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Yarn, Knit, Yarn, Knit, and some Crochet thrown in!

Lots of Yarny business at Precious Purl this last week!
We were at the Handknitter's Guild Yarn and Craft Market at the Brunswick Town Hall yesterday. I'm sorry if you missed all this gorgeous yarn in one place, as it only happens once a year! Thank you to all the lovely people who visited our stand, we were hard to miss right next to the entrance.

If you did miss out, you will just have to visit us in Fitzroy or come to the Bendigo Wool and Sheep show, the next big highlight on the Yarn Lover's calendar. July 15th - 17th at the Bendigo Show Grounds is an event not to be missed.

Stay tuned for more workshop details, coming soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Do you live near Geelong??

Lots of gorgeous bits and pieces being packed for a day in Geelong! We are off to the Geelong Patchwork and Quilters Quilt-In this Saturday 21st May, at the Barwon South Civic Centre,
 7 Reynolds Road, Belmont from 9.30 - 4.00. Looking forward to it!

The following Saturday, 28th May, Lara Downs/Precious Purl will be well and truly present at the Handknitter's Guild -Yarn and Craft Market at the Brunswick Town Hall 10am-3pm.
Much dyeing of gorgeous yarn is happening between now and then! More details available at http://www.handknittersguild.wordpress.com/

Precious Purl will still be open for business of course, while some of us do the visiting elsewhere.

For all would be felters, a new date has just been announced for Pam's next Cobweb Felting class - Saturday 6th August.
This will be the 3rd time this class has run this year, due to demand, so if you missed out on the other 2, get in quickly with your expression of interest.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beautiful Fabric pieces to inspire ........

Some gorgeous new arrivals from India have me quite excited.
Fiona, an Australian living in India, is developing a wonderful range of textile products and providing employment for local ladies at a good wage.
We have in store now, a lovely range of Silk Fat Quarters made from vintage saris. These come in a toning pack of 4 and the colours are rich and vibrant.
Also packs of 4 hand dyed Silk Organza pieces approx 24 x 55cm, and Silk and Sparkle Kits with bits and pieces to inspire your creativity.
These amazing Stitched Squares come in fabulous colours and are just waiting to be made up into cushions, jackets, bags whatever you can think of! 

Wonderful stitched designs that are appealing from both sides!

These pictures really do not do justice to any of these products, they really need to be seen and touched lovingly as inspiration comes to you!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

To all Felters ............

Just wanted to let you all know that there has been a 20% price rise in Fibre Fusion products and this includes the very popular needle felted Felbi Logs and Planks.
Wool prices have soared worldwide, so great for the Wool Growers among us!

At Precious Purl we have decided to hold our current price on these products until 1st July!
Felbi Logs    150 x 200cm     still $45
Felbi Planks    35 x 200cm    still $18
 Large range of colours in store. Stock up now!