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Manta Wrap Rare Yarns Knit Kit
We want you to be cozy and crafty now the chilly Autumnal weather has arrived so we’re dropping the price of our range of Rare Yarns (Essential 8ply and Endare 4ply) from $13 down to $10 a ball. Rare Yarns are a beautifully soft mix of merino and alpaca in a range of colors inspired directly by nature.
Rare Yarns comes from the simple idea that people are passionate about yarns that are beautiful, out of the ordinary and lovely to touch.
The Rare Yarns Company use the finest natural fibers and colors of alpaca, llamas, sheep, camel and goats from New Zealand, Tibet, Peru and many other places to create beautiful natural yarns.
Our commitment is to preserve the diversity of rare breeds, rare colors and rare yarns.
We support farming and breeding practices that are environmentally responsible, humane and contribute and contribute to the sustainable futures of indigenous peoples and their lands.
Pashom is a Fair Trade focussed business based in Sydney, Australia and is owned and operated by Fiona Chadwick and Scott Goddard. It was established in 2002 whilst Fiona was living and working as a volunteer teacher in Pokhara, Nepal. Apart from forming a close affinity with the country and its people, she was captivated by the beauty and quality of the products made by local cottage industries – especially the Fair Trade and ethical/sustainable businesses run by some very industrious and inspiring Nepalese women.
Aren’t these felt backpacks adorable?! They have pockets along the front that hold finger puppet toys, so your little one always has something to keep amused with!
These felt bags are as sturdy as they are cute, so they will hold up to all the play they inspire!
Pashom’s gorgeous range are made exclusively by a women’s co-operative in Kathmandu that employs over 80 women full-time and provides them with vocational skills enabling them to support their families. They are incredibly skilled in the art of felting, which is an intricate process of lathering wool and hot soapy water together and through moisture, heat and friction a unique and beautiful product is created. The wool is imported from New Zealand and is hand-dyed in Nepal using ecologically approved dyes. As there is little local demand for felt, this co-operative and its employees rely solely upon export for their livelihoods, so we are delighted to be able to contribute to their sustainability.
Little purses and pouches make great gifts for toddlers – working the zips is good for fine motor skills and isn’t it fun to find treasure in little zipped pouches?
We are proud to share with you some our newest treasures from A Charlie Horse. Based in outer Melbourne, long-time knitter Nicola has created a range of magical handcrafted toys created almost entirely from natural materials. From her experience as a kindergarten teacher she has an insight into making durable toys that will spark imaginations for many years.
Pop in and visit her knitted and felted toadstools and fairies before they’re all whisked off to loving new homes!
Our friend Anne has been working hard to bring your little ones this amazing selection of pure wool, hand knitted scarves…
Not too long, and not too heavy, these will keep necks cozy and brighten up visits to the park all winter long.
Anne’s detail is exquisite, aren’t these flowers beautiful? Which scarf do you like best? My guess is these won’t last long – there is only one of each design so don’t miss out.
Just in time for a winter of wooly work we’ve stocked our shelves with this delicious variegated yarn. Colorado, by Heirloom is a 100% pure wool 8ply. Its machine washable and available in the selection of colors pictured above, you WILL be inspired by this gorgeous yarn.
Speaking of inspired, we’ve also refreshed our collection of patterns and books, so stop by for a browse. There is lots to motivate you and get those hands busy! Aren’t these baby patterns sweet? Most are suitable for boys or girls, leaving you to choose their favorite color. Heirloom’s Colorworks pure wool yarn is perfect for children’s knitwear – its so soft and in lots of bright and pastel colors.
Knitting and crochet classes will be starting from July 17th, so if you’re tempted by the wool but not sure how to handle a hook or needle book yourself in. You won’t be disappointed by picking up a constructive new hobby in just 4 weeks! Call us to book in, spots go fast for our relaxed and affordable workshops. All skill levels are welcome!
Its getting chilly isn’t it? Time to pop in to Little Sparrow and find something snuggly to hunt for eggs in! A nice thick pair of socks will keep your toes cosy while you’re egg hunting, or dyeing…
We’ve also got cosy vests, cardigans and jumpers, all hand knitted from pure Australian wool…
Need a little treat that’s not chocolate? We’ve got you sorted with hand painted Russian pysanky eggs, chicken babushka, hand knit bunny rattles and our own handmade felt chicken sets.
Even our dollies are ready for an egg hunt!
Colorworks by Heirloom is an 8ply 100% fine Australian merino wool available in 50g/98m balls. We have TWENTY FOUR colors for you to choose from:
white, light cream
baby blue, baby pink
pale aqua, pale purple,
lime green, grape,
turquoise, light pink
pillar box red, teal,
aubergine, medium pink,
taupe, cornflower blue,
gray, medium blue,
forest green, dark red,
navy blue & black
This impressive micron wool is very soft and is machine washes very well. Why not try it out at one of our knitting or crochet classes!
Loving these colours together…..but what to make?
and which other UFO’s should i ignore
just so i can play with some new wool.
New colours in the Woolganic range
are Lotus & Krishna, the names
themselves are insiprational!!!!!
There are many more luscious hues to choose from too,
but these are today’s favourites for me
$9.00 per ball in at Little Sparrow
Now that’s the kind of delivery that I love on a day like today!
Stunning local wool from the Mansfield region!
Fine merino 8ply dyed in a miriad of divine colours, and there’s some beautiful alpaca too!
Can’t wait to get it on the shelf and sit back for an afternoon of hooking!
50g hanks Merino $9
50g hanks Alpaca $11