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Over the weekend I managed to complete stage one of the purple project for the Craft and Quilt Fair in Melbourne this month.

Stage 1

Stage 1

This was knitted using one 50gm ball of Jo Sharp DK yarn and a size 5.5mm circular needle…..there was something in the region of 400 stitches to cast off!

Stage two of this project is spreadout on the kitchen table drying …….

Stage 2

Stage 2

These are scrapmatts daisies that have been given the treatment using a purple Gelly Roll pen and then a coat of Dimensional Magic.

The next step involves beads, sequins and other pretty stuff!!!

Over the weekend, my friend Sonja and I found the new Melbourne home of Morris and Sons – at 234 Collins Street, Melbourne.  How delightful to find that there’s now a knitting and needlecraft store on the first floor of the building where there is a book shop in the basement!

I was as restrained as I could be at a 20 to 50% off sale of wonderful yarns …. Jo Sharp from England, Cleckheaton, Patons, Noro from Japan, delicious Italian specialty stuff….yum!  Great range of accessories for knitting, DMC embroidery threads, tapestry wools …. couldn’t really appreciate the full range as we were on a limited time frame.

I did come home with some balls to knit up, though – PURPLE!

purple

The lovely flecked balls with black eyelash have morphed into a gift for a friend’s birthday.  The others are for a purple “piece” for the “Saturday Night Fun” at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair in July.

This is from the Craft and Quilt Fair Website.….

Make a Purple Scarf and Win!
Saturday evening is ‘Wear Your Handmade Scarf’ night. Come to the fair wearing a scarf (or shawl, wrap or cape) you have made yourself, and you could win a prize pack of craft goodies! The predominant colour of your creation should be PURPLE… like the Craft & Quilt Fair logo!

To take part in the competition, register at the fair Gift Shop after 5pm on Saturday. Wear your entrant number while you enjoy the evening fair activities – our judges will be out and about looking for your unique style and creativity. So think fun, fabulous and funky and get stitching, stamping, printing, dyeing, knitting or beading today!

Prize packs will include:

  • beautiful fabrics from Catharina’s Country Collection, Stand C20
  • gorgeous yarns from Yarns Galore, Stand B35
  • amazing craft tools and gadgets from Punch with Judy, Stand A11
  • lace, motifs and dyes from Starr Laces and Ribbons, Stand D36


Exhibitors will also join the fun and wear their own special creations!

See that last line?  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I am challenged to create something wearable using the Scrapmatts products – not normally something you would consider suitable for an item of clothing or an accessory.  Stay tuned – this is going to be fun!

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