|Daily images, ideas & inspiration on Insta & Facebook
|Hay! Welcome to 2024, with...
|...10% off knitting kits until March 10
|Any Kit, yarn or book on Shopify gets 10% off if ordered by March 10. Don't let the grass grow under your feet - make hay while the sun shines - that's it - and get along to Signatur Shopify or www.sigknit.com for your special project.
|Southern Highlands tree change
|To make sure the grass grows under our feet we've made a 7 acre tree change to Exeter!
Nestled in a shallow valley that's a flightpath for magnificent Black Cockatoos, our un-named hideaway has a tiny creek that attracts an amazing froggy soundtrack. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already heard them!
We'll start with a small shack, plenty of tree/shrub planting, and restoration of the creek and its banks. You can follow on Instagram SignaturHandknits
|A design that just grew on me
Below right is a sneak-peak sample of my new design. I was going to call it Tree Change, but decided the design has fruit trees on it. So, Harvest Jacket it is. I am still jiggling the stitches around, and am amidst pattern placement.
|It'll be a few years before we move from the Signatur Studio to Exeter (: it's about 2 hours drive south of Sydney. Meantime, I'm getting plenty of knitting done as we travel back and forth (unless I'm driving).
I've now finished all the single colour pieces and am working on an Intarsia sleeve.
I'm not sure I'll manage the back - 163sts - in the car!
|Winter 2024 Shows,
Markets and Events
|Of course, as we pulled down the last show of the year in Tasmania, I was already planning for a busy schedule in Winter 2024. It begins again below and I already can't wait to see y'all.
|I start the year with two new events
In the Southern Highlands Bundanoon Makers Market, held the third weekend each month in the Soilder's Memorial Hall, friends are regular stall holders so looking forward to joining the line up on 17th March.
Australian Yarn Show is a new eventure to unite yarn enthusiasts, specialists and professionals from all across Australia. The show includes knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning and felting. The entry fee includes access to all demonstrations, plus designer discussion panels and a bustling Market.
(I will refund your entry cost from any knitting kit or garment purchase over $200.00. The entry fee is $25 or $18 concession).
|Bundanoon Makers Market
Sun 17 March Soidler's Memorial Hall 8.30am - 2pm
Australian Yarn Show Canberra 9am - 5pm
Sat 23 - Sun 24 March Rydnges Hotel Canberra Ave
(Entry fee refunded from any purchase over $200)
Handmade Market Canberra
Sat 6th - Sun 7th April
EPIC Northbourne Ave, Canberra
AQC Australasian Quilt Convention Melbourne
Carlton Gardens Thurs 11th - Sun 14th April
|Looking forward to 2024: see full list of dates and events
|Woodstock Artisan Market Sunday 5th May
Fitzroy Hall part of Woodstock House & Gardens
22 Church St, Burwood. 10am - 3pm.
Old Bus Dept Market Canberra Woolweek
2 days Sat 18th - Sun 19th May
Coal Loaders Artisan Market Sunday 2nd June
2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton 10am - 3pm.
Handmade Market Canberra
Sat 29th - Sun 30th June EPIC, Canberra
Craft & Quilt Fair Wed 3rd to Sat 6th July
ICC in Darling Harbour
Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show 19 - 21 July
Bendigo Show Ground
|I have to say a very big thank you to everyone, both online and when we meet at events for allowing me to take the exceptional journey i am on. Brett, my husband, is always there to lend a hand, and where would I be without my fabulous team of exceptional knitters. You are and have always been the world's best!
|Your knitter is on your label...
|If you have bought a ready made garment (instead of a kit) you will find a label sewn into the side seam with my contact details plus the hand written name of the knitter who created the garment. I have several knitters who've been knitting for me for at least 30 years. That's pretty amazing in any endeavour. The lovely Joyce is now 97 years old and stiil a fabulous knitter! Surely that's evidence of the therapeutic benefits of hand craft!
|It looks like my popular knitted sign will become a garment. Watch this space!
|I often see the sparkle of acknowledgement in the eyes of rural visitors when they read my sweater/sign at shows. It's like a gentle recognition that the sheep and wool that are the folklore and lifeblood of their community derive from such a pure connection to nature and bring so much love and joy. City folk who appreciate craft and natural products equally enjoy the simplicity of a formula that speaks volumes about what nature can deliver.
|Mitres continue to be inspiring: check out my YouTube video to see how simple they really are!
|Knitting Kits that make perfect gifts.
10% off all kits till March 10
on Signatur Shopify or www.sigknit.com
|Wicked Hat knitted in Mustard Fleck: pattern & yarn $25
Muffin Top Hat knitted in Stone Fleck: pattern & yarn $25
|Brett and I have had a wonderful holiday break, catching up with friends old and new, and planting 65 trees on our land! I've shared this on Instagram
|Looking forward to 2024!
| If you'd like to discuss anything in this newsletter - or anything at all, please email Jane. Thanks for your support - Laura, Kyoko, Sue, Anne, Petra, Philippa, Cathryn, Helen, Margaret and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!