Crochet with Jenny King

Our crochet classes with Jenny King have been so popular that we now have them twice a week. They are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1.00 to 4.00 and are for all levels of crochet skill.

Crochet Patterns Yarn and Crochet Needles Warana
Crochet patterns swim suit warana

We also have some of Jenny's wonderful yarn in stock.

crochet stonewash yarn warana

Stonewash comes in large 100gm balls containing 280metres of cotton rich yarn. This 60%cotton/40% acrylic blend yarn gives you the best of both worlds. It will work well for any #3 pattern or 8 ply here in Australia. It is a tube knit yarn so there is no splitting and this gives it a wonderful earthy texture. Stonewash, as the name implies , means for everyday casual garments or relaxed comforting home wares. It is perfect for baby wear as it is sooooooo soft.

Jenny King Designs Embellish yarn is silky and has a knitted tube construction to make it unique. No need to worry about the Z or S twist. This is a great yarn for those people who cannot wear animal fibres but still want luxury in their garments. It feels really soft on the skin with a sheen that looks as sumptuous as silk without the weight or expense. Embellish is great for Jenny King Designs Get Squared garments and makes up quickly. Designed in Australia.

Jenny King Designs Fantasy yarn 100meters per 50gm ball. 60 % cotton and 40% polyester. It is great for summer clothing, throws, wraps and assorted homewares. It is also great for fringing.

If have ever wanted to learn crochet or just want to join a crochet group then check out our class list here for future class dates and times.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

What A Team! Janome + Anna Maria Horner

Looking for some great ideas for projects using your Janome machine?  Well Janome has teamed up with the very talented Anna Maria Horner to bring you delightful projects including The Right Turn Bag.
I just love that you can use up strips of fabric and use the great decorative stitches on your Janome machine, and with Anna Maria’s instruction, you’ll have yourself a unique tote bag that will turn heads.

Some of our ladies decided to give it a go and here are the results.

Above is Erina’s front and back of her bag using her purple and orange fabrics. 

Helen and her daughter on the left decided to have a day together making the bag.  Helen is not a fan of straight lines so she did wavy stitching and used lots of embellishments.  Helen’s daughter Gemma made the large version of the bag.  Deb on the right wanted to use up some of her vast stash of spotty fabrics.

Christine used some scraps of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and used some coordinating solids for the stitching detail.
Check out Janome + Anna Maria collaboration projects here and get stitching today.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

2015 Park Bench BOM

Last years Block of the Month was the lovely Park Bench quilt designed by Jaybird Quilts.  Each month we created a hexagon block using Jaybirds Hex N More and Sidekick rulers.  These blocks were fantastic as they had no Y-seams making piecing painless.

Here are some of the finished quilts from our ladies who Park Benched with us.

Libby made her Park Bench using Tula Pink fabrics.

 Patsy made two Park Bench quilts.  The above with a select collect palette.

The second of Patsy’s Park Bench quilts has a different layout and she has used batik fabrics.

Pam made her Park Bench quilt a little shorter. 

Angela also made 2 Park Bench quilts.  This one is her eclectic with grey.

Barbara also shortened her quilt and used a blue and brown colour palette.
(There are a few quilts still to come as some of our ladies are still finishing them off ,so I will update with those as they come in)

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Where The Cool Kids Go

School holidays mean kids sewing classes and we were super impressed with the enthusiasm of 8 young sewers who came along to Kimz eager to sew.

Rhonda had our sewers making the above funky coaster and placemat which involved them sewing straight lines, changing threads, using decorative stitches and quilting.

Our kids were hard at work for 3 hours stitching.

 Well done to all of our sewers who came along and completed their placemat and coaster.  We can’t wait to see you all again for our next school holiday kids sewing class.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x