June 2019

I knew the site was a bit out of date but three years! Whew! A lot has happened in the world of wool.

Patons has been bought by Heirloom Knitting Yarns and the two amalgamated businesses are now known as the

Australian Yarn Company. All the favourites have been retained and in some cases the colour range has been expanded.

Totem and Bluebell have considerably more colours and the palette is wonderful. The famous Heirloom 8ply is still available as is the Baby wool.

Dreamtime from Patons is incredibly popular and is available in both 4 and 8ply.

Naturally and Alpaca Yarns from New Zealand are very popular, the only sad note is that the mill which used to process and spin NZ Possum and wool

has ceased production so there will be no more possum blends for the foreseeable future. What we have left in the Shop is the last of this beautiful yarn.

People ask if we stock acrylics, we have some but not a great deal as we tend to prefer the natural fibres wherever possible. One of the exceptions to this is the

top of the range Sirdar yarns from England. For people with wool allergies this is one of the most beautiful and durable acrylics available and it washes superbly.

On a personal note we have five people working throughout the week: Lana, Suzanne, Rowena, Judith and myself, Lorraine. Rowena and Judith are our teachers

and both are highly skilled at both crochet and knitting. The classes run three days a week year  ’round, 10.30am until 12.30pm Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

“Phone the Shop for further details on 9458 3101.

Happy Knitting

Lorraine

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