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This year’s Yarn and Craft Market is going to be bigger than ever with about 38 stalls of knitting related joy. Last year some stalls were so busy you had to make like it was a mosh pit and dive right in. We have mentioned most of the stall holders in the previous post but here are some more:

Cathryn will be back with Push My Buttons, Robyn, the Alpaca Yarn Lady will be there, Juliet will have a stall for Craft Circle, Donna will be there with Fibre Craft Yarn, Vivienne will be back with Fibres of the Yarra Valley, Can Do Books will have a great selection of knitting books, Dairing yarns will be back with their great collection of special yarns, Tarndie yarns will be joining us this year, Jennifer with Little Yellow Cat will be there, and Danielle with her lovely Half Baked Yarns. Gotland yarns are new this year and will be be selling Gotland rovings, fleece and yarn. Gotland is a variety of sheep known for its good nature and its soft and curly fleece.

On her Facebook Little Yellow Cat said, “I’m building up my Fairy Bread sock yarn stocks so it doesn’t sell out before lunchtime like it did last year.” That’s good to know, I like the look of that colourway. Although, Little Yellow Cats’, Blue Beetle and VoVO are also great names for those of us who like the nomenclature as much as the yarn.

If you are on Ravelry we have put the market up as an event and there is a discussion thread on the Guild’s Group page. It’s going to be a great market, so tell your friends and support these great yarn makers.

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The Guild Committee have been busy inviting stallholders for this years market, organising our own retired books stall and completing this years raffle blanket. The market will happen on Sunday 21 May at the Coburg Town Hall, from 10am to 3pm. Entry is free. Many of our regular stallholders are coming back and some new ones have come onboard to keep it interesting. We are still supporting Victorian yarn makers and dyers that mostly do not have shops, online or in the world. This makes the Yarn and Craft Market a unique opportunity to meet the makers, see and feel their yarns and products, stock up your stash, and support the Guild.

Some of the stall holders returning this year are Ixchel Angora Fibres & Yarn, Nanny’s Spin On ThingsMiss Click ClackShiloh WoolMetafour StudioDyed By Hands YarnsCat & SparrowLara DownsKaye Adolphson DesignsRaxor Yarns & FibresChangeling YarnsColoured JulesPush My ButtonsThe Craft Circle, Crafty Yarns, Yarn Barn, Fibreyarncraft. New this year are: Wool DaysOziFarmerNotAnotherHatWool2yarn, and Heathermaid.

There will also be Guild member’s stalls including, Barbara’s project bags and knitted accessories, Sadie with hand dyed silk gradient yarns, Angela’s fun project bags, Kay’s preserves, cards and handmade items, Maryanne and Marg with their tea cosies, and Rose with a stall of knits with her proceeds all going to charity.

If you are as excited as we are about this year’s market you can download and share this photo sized flyer and tell everyone.

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The Guild’s annual Yarn and Craft Market is on again at the Coburg Town Hall, from 10am-3pm on Sunday 21 May. This is a fantastic event for the Guild and for the stallholders we love to support, who are all small yarn producers and indie dyers from around Victoria. Come back soon for information about this year’s stallholders.

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This years market is going to be bigger than ever with over 30 stall holders bringing GREAT stuff. Here are some more of the stallholders not previously mentioned: Shiloh Yarns will be there with their silky yarns, and Spin Addict (Fibres of the Yarra Valley). Metafour Studio will have the beautiful Tasmanian super fine yarn from White Gum Wool, some fibre and weaving equipment as well as some Metafour Studio handwoven originals.

Other stalls are, Crafty Wool Yarns, Can Do Books, Kaye Adolphson Designs, Push My Buttons, Raxor Yarns and Fibres, the Alpaca Yarn Lady,  Coloured Jules mohair yarns, Changeling Coloured Yarns, Little Yellow Cat with Knitting kits and hand dyed yarn, and Madam Tricot with project bags and accessories.

 

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There will also be Guild member’s stalls including Jill’s beautiful cashmere yarns, Barbara’s project bags and knitted accessories, Nola’s hand knit beanies, Angela’s fun project bags, Kay’s preserves, cards and handmade items, Maryanne and Marg with their tea cosies (pictured), and Rose with a stall of knits with her proceeds going to charity. The Machine Knitters Guild will be demonstrating so if you ever wanted to learn how to use one of these machines, this is your chance for an introduction.

Knitwear designer Georgie from Tikki Knits will join us this year and will have her own items, as well as information on her stall about the large-scale, community textile art project called the WARM project.

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The Guild will have a stall of second-hand books and patterns and will be offering a yarn winding service so you can get that beautiful skein of yarn you purchased wound into a cake ready for knitting when you get home. We will be selling raffle tickets at the entrance to the market for our 2016 Must Have Blanket (and other great prizes). If you want to know more about the Guild stop by and say hello, there will be some tables and chairs in the foyer if you want to sit and knit for a while. To keep your caffeine levels stable there will be a coffee cart out front. Don’t miss this great opportunity to win a fantastic blanket, touch yarn and meet makers and yarn dyers.

 

 

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save the date

The Guild’s annual Yarn and Craft Market is on again at the Coburg Town Hall, from 10am-3pm on Sunday 29 May. This is a big event for the Guild and for the stallholders we love to support, who are all small yarn producers and indie dyers from around Victoria. Come back soon for information about stallholders.

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There are 18 stallholders getting ready to have great fibre and other items ready for the Yarn and Craft Market on Saturday 23 May 2015 at the Coburg Town Hall, 10am-3pm. Some stalls will be selling related items such as patterns, notions, knitted items and project bags. The Guild will have our ‘Must Have’ raffle blanket on display and a selection of Winter Warmer items for sale to raise money for the Guild and charity. There will be a Cafe2U coffee cart out front to keep you going.

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Stallholders include: Ixchel Angora Fibres & YarnsNanny’s Spin on ThingsDyed By Hands Yarns; Cat & Sparrow; Lara Downs; Spin Addict (Fibres of the Yarra Valley),  Dyed by Hands YarnYarn Barn;  The Craft Circle, Vivian with lovely hand made project bags; Shiloh Wool; Little Dipper Yarns; Felicity with hand dyed silk; Cricket Looms from Metafour Studio; Maryann from Bundoora Homestead Tea Cosy ExhibitionKaye Adolphson Designs and more, plus assorted Guild member’s stalls.

The Coburg Town Hall  is located at the Moreland Civic Centre at 90 Bell Street, Coburg. You can get there by train, tram, bus or car. It is a ten minute walk from Coburg train station on the Upfield line, a five minute walk from Tram 19, along Sydney Road, a two minute walk from Bus Route 513 and others at the stop on Bell Street and there is a free public car park in Urquhart Street, behind the Hall. (This may get full so you may have to park a little further away.)

This is a great opportunity to get to know and support some Victorian yarn makers and to restock with beautiful yarn for your knitting.

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The Guild will be having their annual yarn and craft market at the Coburg Town Hall on Saturday 23 May. The market is a great opportunity to see, touch and purchase yarns made by small suppliers from around Victoria. Many of the yarn makers that have stalls at the market do not have bricks and mortar shops so this is your chance to meet them and their yarns. If you would like to have a stall at the market we are currently taking bookings. The rate for Guild members is $35 and non-members is $75. Email the Guild at: hkguild@gmail.com for details and a booking form and book your stall. Table sizes, venue details and payment information are included on the form.

Knitters love getting to know new yarns so take this chance to show yours off. Feel free to download our poster image and send it to your friends, and why not follow this blog so you get the latest posts emailed to you.

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