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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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Yarns from Dyed-By-Hands yarns 

A quick post to recap on the Guild’s annual Yarn & Craft Market in May (scroll down for previous posts about the market). The market was in the Coburg Town Hall this year which is a bigger venue so all the stalls could spread out, and shoppers didn’t have to get the elbows out to look at everything. There were some really beautiful yarns for sale and it was great to meet small producers and their yarns.

 

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Left: A lovely shawl from the stall of Guild member Nola.
Right: View from the Ixchel Angora Fibre & Yarns stall.

 

Stall holders that were new this year included Little Dipper yarns and Sparrow Yarns. The Guild is already planning for next years Yarn & Craft Market so if you have not participated before and would like to have a stall in 2015 let us know.

 

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