A Very Special Warm & Woolly Yarn from Maniototo Wool

A Very Special Warm & Woolly Yarn from Maniototo Wool

June 11, 2022

We are thrilled to introduce a very special collection of Maniototo Wool Warm & Woolly Aran Yarn, from sheep farmed in the Maniototo region of Central Otago New Zealand. The sheep are “New Zealand Halfbred”, the offspring from Merino rams and Romney ewes, known as Merino-Cross.

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Introducing the Louie & Lola 'Cosy Country' 2022 Advent Calendar

Introducing the Louie & Lola 'Cosy Country' 2022 Advent Calendar

March 23, 2022

We've taken our inspiration for the 2022 Louie & Lola 'Cosy Country' Advent Calendar from the beautiful Tasmanian farmhouse and countryside which we are lucky enough to call home.

Our 2022 Advent Calendar Pre-Sale will be held at 12pm AEST, Saturday 9 April.

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What's so special about possum yarns?

What's so special about possum yarns?

January 08, 2022

Our first Shop Update for 2022 sees the return of our Merino Possum Fingering yarn, a very special yarn base produced by Wild Earth Yarns in the South island of New Zealand.

It's been a long wait for this yarn base, as it is not spun all that frequently, but that's another reason that makes this base very special.

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IT'S KNITVENT SEASON!

IT'S KNITVENT SEASON!

November 06, 2021

Now that we're officially into November, we hope you are starting to get into the festive spirit!

This week we have a very special Shop Update for you, especially for the Curious Handmade Knitvent 2021 gift knitting season.

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We're Tickled Pink to have raised over $16,000 for Breast Cancer Research

We're Tickled Pink to have raised over $16,000 for Breast Cancer Research

October 30, 2021

Your generosity towards our fundraiser has been totally overwhelming and we're so thrilled to share that together we have raised over $16,000 AUD for breast cancer research.

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Introducing our extra special 'Pink Ribbon' Collaboration

Introducing our extra special 'Pink Ribbon' Collaboration

October 20, 2021

Introducing something extra special which we have been excited to collaborate on with Thread & Maple and knitwear designer Tracie Millar of the Grocery Girls on for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Our limited edition 'Go Pink' bundles are coming back for breast cancer research

Our limited edition 'Go Pink' bundles are coming back for breast cancer research

October 19, 2021

Following the success of our June breast cancer fundraiser, we are bringing back our limited edition Thread & Maple 'Go Pink' Notions Clutch Bundles for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

These special bundles will be available in our shop from 12noon AEST, Saturday 23 October whilst stocks last.

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Welcome to our Pink Ribbon Fundraiser

Welcome to our Pink Ribbon Fundraiser

October 19, 2021

To enter the fundraiser simply make a donation of $5AUD or more through our National Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraising page, between 12noon AEST, Saturday 23 October and 12noon AEST, Saturday 30 October 2021.

Our amazing prize pool for this round includes donations from some generous and talented Aussie Indie Dyers and friends in the fibre arts community.

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Did someone say Lamingtons?

Did someone say Lamingtons?

October 18, 2021

When Jessica Gore of The Sweater Collective said she was designing a Lamington Shawl, we knew it would be a delectable knit.

Lamingtons are a tasty dessert here in Australia, made from chocolate-coated sponge cake sprinkled with coconut and often sandwiched with delicious jam in the middle and Jessica's gorgeous new shawl design perfectly captures the sweet magic of brioche knitting.

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The Shawl Society - Saturday 25th September

The Shawl Society - Saturday 25th September

September 24, 2021

I credit Helen Stewart and The Shawl Society for my love of shawls.

Back in 2016 when I was a relatively inexperienced knitter, it was the first Curious Handmade Shawl Society season which expertly guided me through the process of shawl knitting and demystified the art of lace knitting, perhaps now my most adored knitting technique.

We are thrilled to now share our yarn with you for the sixth and final shawl of The Shawl Society Season Five.

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Louie & Lola goes to The Big Wool Show 2021

Louie & Lola goes to The Big Wool Show 2021

September 03, 2021

Please enjoy our presentation for The Big Wool Show 2021, where you'll get a little sneak peak of what yarns we will have in-store for you.

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It's time for the Westknits 2021 MKAL - Shawlography

It's time for the Westknits 2021 MKAL - Shawlography

September 03, 2021

We love a good Westknits MKAL, it's one of the highlights of our knitting year.

And would you believe that the 2021 Shawlography MKAL is Stephen's 12th MKAL?

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