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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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Yes we sure are. The Guild has had a great response from yarn and craft makers wanting to have a stall at our Yarn and Craft Market coming up on Sunday 29 May at the Coburg Town Hall, from 10am-3pm. This means that there will be plenty off lovely yarn and supplies from independent makers from Victoria for you to get excited about.

Charly from Ixchel Angora Fibres and Yarns will be back this year with her beautiful soft yarns. Like many of the stall holders at our market, Charly does not have a bricks and mortar shop so this is a great opportunity to feel how soft her yarns are and to see the rainbow of colours with your own eyes. Cat and Sparrow will be returning this year with their yarns and fibre roving (pictured) for spinning. Dairing Yarns will also be back with a stall showcasing their unusual fibres, visit their website to see what I mean.

We are very excited to welcome Kelly of Miss Click Clack to the market this year with her hand dyed sock and DK yarns with great names after places in Melbourne such as the Merri Creek sock base in the DangerWillRobinson colour way. Ursula of Little Dipper yarns is returning to the market this year with her lovely hand dyed yarn, as is Julie of Dyed By Hand Yarns. Julie will have some one off OOAK skeins that were colour experiments, that she may not repeat, along with her regular array of great hand painted yarns. Lara Downs will be back with their range of mohair and merino yarns. Janet of Nanny’s Spin on Things  is returning with her art yarns.

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

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Come back and visit soon as we add other stallholder information and share a bit more about what else will be happening at the Guild’s Yarn and Craft Market.

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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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The Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show is tomorrow! This is another great opportunity to re-stock your stash and touch lots of beautiful yarns. For more up-to-date news visit their Facebook page where the latest is that there is a record number of trade stalls this year and the fashion parades will be twice daily. There will be a Kids Korner as well as sheepdog trials, shearing demonstrations, cooking demonstrations and somewhere to sit down and get lunch.

The Wool show is open from 9am, Friday 18 July to 5pm Sunday 20 July, 2014 at the Bendigo Showgrounds, Cnr Holmes Rd and Havilah Rd, Bendigo. A Shuttle bus service will run between the Showgrounds, motels and the railway station. You can use your Myki for the train trip and view the train timetable here.

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In addition to all the woolly goodness happening at the Showgrounds, you can also visit the Nanny & Ewe Muster  at the North Bendigo Bowls Club. The Muster is a collaboration between Janet Knoop (Nanny) of Nanny’s Spin on Things and Mandie Chandler (Ewe) of Ewe Give Me The Knits! The Muster is located just 600 metres from the main gates of the Showgrounds at the round-about on Fenton Road. It will open on 18-20 July on Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12 Noon. They have a large creative space that you can use to get a bit of knitting time in while you watch a demonstration or have a cuppa.

Finally, a yarnophile’s visit to Bendigo would not be complete without a visit to the Bendigo Woolen Mills. According to their Facebook page, this is their biggest weekend of the year and they have restocked the well-trodden boards of the Bargain Room in preparation. The Bendigo Woollen Mills is located at 4 Lansell Street, Bendigo.

 

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Our annual Yarn and Craft Market will be held Saturday 28 April 2012 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brunswick Town Hall.  Free entry. Our 2012 Raffle Rug will be on display and tickets ($2 a ticket) will be available to purchase.   The cost for a stall is $35 guild members and $70 non-members.  If you are interested in having a stall at the market, please contact Anne Grace 0413 308 094.  More details will be posted in the next couple of months.

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