Big blankets...

Style your home with glamour & style. 

These gorgeous super sized hand knit merino throws will make your couch super snuggly! 

Melbourne friends can purchase these beautiful blankets at a bargain price from my market stall at Flemington this Sunday.

This special market deal offers four fashion colours throws. Beige, Baby Pink, Smoke Grey and Slate. They look beautiful on a bed or couch.

This Sunday, 15th October come along to Flemington Craft market and check out my Knits, kits, and of course these stunning blankets. 

Market is open from 9am - 3pm. Easy parking for only $4. The market boasts a great range of gourmet food and lovely hand crafted products. Bring the family for a relaxed day out with something for everyone. 

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Close knit community

The Stonnington council is running the second year of the Glow Festival. A festival designed to get the Stonnington community out and about in a dull Melbourne winter.

As you may or may not know, I host a knitting group at Malvern Library. Everyone one is welcome, but I mostly teach beginners how to knit.  It is through this connection with the Stonnington Library that I became involved in the Yarn based installation for the Festival.

The festival theme is 'down the rabbit hole'.. so a link with Alice In Wonderland was the perfect connection to the Stonnington Libraries. It was proposed that we create a community based Yarn project to connect with Glow.

We put together kits and tips for library users and the broader community to make Pom-Poms, finger knitting and knitted pieces along side kits including yarn and old CDs for weaving.


Meanwhile I set about knitting a variety of large form pieces as well as pieces to patch together for the yarn bombing.

I created hoops which were both woven and knitted which we threaded with fairy lights to spell out G L O W, these are displayed in the Library window.

I also knitted hoops featuring Alice in Wonderland images such as the Pocket Watch and Heart decorated with playing cards.

And of course what would an Alice In Wonderland yarn bombing be without an oversized knitted Cheshire Cat grinning madly from the tree?!

More community involvement came with the Installation, where the Toorak Library hosted a Mad Tea Party preceding the decoration of the area. 

The Tea Party was fab! We had prizes for everyone - thanks to donations  including Pancake Parlour vouchers and hamper. There was a themed photo booth, a story telling card wall, bunting made from playing cards as well as a delicious selection of tea from Yarra Valley Tea Company and gorgeous cakes and cookies from Verve Spice cafe in Toorak Rd.

With great enthusiasm, local families and others adults all set to work to hang pom poms, decorate trees, benches and bike racks! The woven CD's were strung like textiles Christmas lights. All in all, a great job.

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Thank fully we finished in time as the rain came down around 5pm.

The next day, in true Melbourne style, it was blue skies and sunshine! I stopped by to check out how the installation had fared in the rain and came across local residents curious and entertained by the sudden decoration of the space. I had a chat with a number of people who all thought it was really fun and great idea.

Be sure to check it out if you're in the neighbourhood. The installation should be up until the end of August.

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I look forward to working on more community based projects in the future, bringing together people with craft and creativity is a rewarding exercise.

 

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Glow Festival goes down the Rabbit Hole with a YARN installation at Toorak Library

Come and join the party.... The Mad Tea Party that is!

As part of the Stonnington Council GLOW FESTIVAL I have been working with the Stonnington Library to create an Alice in Wonderland inspired Yarn installation.

We have crowd-sourced woven CDs, Pom Poms, finger knitting, decorative knitted flowers and more from the Stonnington community. This Saturday we look forward to putting them all together in the grounds surrounding the Toorak Library, to create a visual and tactile textile display.

We will be yarn bombing trees, benches, bike racks as well as decorating library railings with a plethora of creative items.

To join us for tea and cakes at the 4pm Tea Party please register as we have limited spots still available.

Otherwise all welcome to join us and be part of the installation outside the Library from 4.30pm.

Come along Saturday 12th August, corner Cromwell Rd and Toorak Rd - South Yarra.  see map

#yarnderland #glowfest2017 #whatjaneknits

 

Yarnderland... takes you down the rabbit hole with a wooly twist!  

Yarnderland... takes you down the rabbit hole with a wooly twist!