Signatur Sept 2020 Newsletter 109

Mon, 14 Sep 2020


Canberra Popup Shop
Zooming Mitre Classes
Sydney Designers On Show: new venue
New Season Designs
Canberra Pop Up Shop
In Style Canberra
Thurs 24th - Sat 26th Sept 10am to 4pm

Hotel Kurrajong - Kurrajong Room
8 National Circuit, Barton ACT

Designers On Show
at The Coal loaders Center 
Sat 10th & Sun 11th Oct

Zoom Knitting Class
Online bookings - open 13th Sept

US Sept
3rd,4th,11th 5pm - 7pm
Sept 4th,5th & 12th
Sydney 14 hours ahead

Please join Jane's daily visual feast on Social Media
Canberra Pop Up Shop
 Canberra showcase at Hotel Kurrajong  
in the Kurrajong Room - Sep 24-26
At last! I am back in Canberra with some very talented friends at Hotel Kurrajong, 8 National Circuit, Barton, where you'll find us in the Kurrajong Room. All designers will be there with plenty of stock to choose from:
Signatur Handknits, Page ShoesMargaret Cane Clothing, Alive with Style Handbags, Le Pin Parasol French Tableware and Jane Brown Pearls.
Can't wait to see you Thurs 24th - Sat 26th Sept 10am-4pm
Book your place from Sep 13!
Please email for info 
BOOK - opens 13th September!
STITCHES At HOME Jane's September Mitre class sold out in just 2 days.

The class format is 3 x 2 hour sessions
The class will be recorded and can be revisited by  class attendees. In addition to the class, there are additional events US pm/ Sydney am which are complimentary with the class. 

Central time USA Sat 3rd, Sun 4th 5pm - 7pm
& Sun 11th 6pm - 8pm
Australia: Sun 4th, Mon 5th 9 am to 11 am.
and Mon 12th Sept 10 am to midday

Sydney daylight saving 3rd Oct 
STITCHES SHOWS are amazing US knitting/fibre shows, hosted by my Swing, Swagger, Drape publisher XRX of Knitter's Magazine fame, now zooming STITCHES At Home

My September Mitre Knit class with Jane Slicer-Smith was fantastic. So many bonuses being able to teach from my studio where I can show extreme close-ups of each design and the design process.  

I've created many garments in Mitres from skirts and ponchos to swingcoats, knitted waist down, then waist up, on the diagonal, in fact, every which way! I never believed I could be entertained so much by two row stripes! So, from my Sydney studio, my class will thread you through a handknit design journey incorporating Mitre Panels and garments knitted totally in Mitres, as above the Harlequin Swagger above, as well as Mitres for shoulders, armholes & sleeve heads! Sharing tips, tricks & the challenges I discovered whilst manipulating Mitres into stunning garments. 
Meet the Makers at the Coal Loaders
follow please

Sat 10th & Sun 11th October 9.30am to 3pm/ Sun to 2.30pm
Images below links to each individual designers websites
Designers On Show at The Coal Loaders
Jenepher Walker Millinery with one-off pieces, Fiona Roderick artwork and Lino-cut prints, Denise Smith glass lampwork beads and jewellery, Helen Ashley ceramics and homewares, Carol Tiling with custom made Page Shoes, Eco print dyed fabrics and garments from Sylvia Riley, Jeweler Madeleine Chalfant, hand knits from Jane Slicer-Smith with Signatur Handknits and knitting kits and we'll be joined by local artist Josephine Josephsen from Punch Street Studio with local scenes in acrylic on canvas.  
Centre above artwork of the old Wharf at North Sydney's Coal Loaders Centre for Sustainability, picture left shows the wharf and the tunnels. This historic site was featured on Gardening Australia, with virtual gardening solutions, raised bed allotments, a lift down to Harbourside and the original tunnels from the coal loading facility, Harbourside walking tracks to Ball Head.

Below: Wall hangings & homewares from Palm Art, Silver and Freshwater Pearls from Christina Mija, Felted clothing and jewellery from Grace LevisArtwork from Nicole Miranda. This event is part of Sydney Craft Week. With 14 designers and makers.
New Designs for Winter 2020
Santa Fe Jacket
This spell-binding kit offers seven chest sizes and two length options.
The Fox, Khaki, Moss combination below left and right shows the shorter length knitted in 4 colours. Santa Fe Jacket centre image shows the longer length, knitted in 6 colours, which allows for bolder contrasts. Black, Smoke, Cloud & Wine are the 4 main colours with Red Berry and White as the contrast colours in smaller proportions
Santa Fe Jacket, Diamond Tunic & Shona Jacket 
Diamond Tunic in Mustard Fleck, shown sleeveless but as usual with Signatur patterns, full sleeves are also included.
Shona Jacket below left and right shown with a shawl collar but also available with a standard round neck. I've never knitted the Shona as a vest and it translates quite nicely. I also have a sweater on the needles for the Shona Sweater.
Knitting kits for all designs include the full knitting pattern, all the yarn plus matching, handmade buttons.
Craft Shows and Markets
Australian designers (in fact designers everywhere around the world) who sell direct at markets need your support.
The Signatur Handknits Sydney Studio is still open by appointment

Style Pop Up Shop - Canberra Kurrajong Hotel
Thurs 24th to Sat 24th September  10am to 4pm
Six exhibitors include clothing, handknits, shoes, handbags, jewellery and homewares

Designers On Show
at The Coal Loaders Centre Waverton
Sat 10th & Sun 11th October
9.30am to Sat 3pm/ Sun 2.30pm

Meet the Makers is all Australian-designed and made goods with 14 exhibitors from shoes to knitwear, felting, ceramics and artwork.
Studio Open Days
Simply call 0427 064 834 and make a time, one customer at a time, 2 people maximum (let the other be a wonderfully lovely BF, mum, sister, daughter, aunt or brother: husbands of course welcome but under strict terms and conditions) Please email Signatur Studio Ballyshannon Rd, Killarney Heights NSW 2087. 
Looking for a Pattern?
Finding a pattern on
go to A - Z Design Index
Purchasing Patterns 
Email me if you would like a free shade card
To purchase JUST the PATTERN you still need to pick a colour or colourway! Sorry, but it's a website rule. (until some smart IT person trades their suggestions for a kit for their BFF)

Pattern = knitting instructions, supporting diagrams & graphs, colour image with notes. 
For single colour designs
click on the rainbow and pick a colour.
For multi-colour designs pick a colourway to order the pattern.

Knitting kits include the pattern, plus Signatur 8ply Australian Pure New Wool yarn & hand-made buttons: plus a spare. 
It's all about colour! 
Buy to knit yourself or gift your sister, mum, daughter, Nana or BF a kit they will love for the challenge!
Wave Wrap kit or finished design can be purchased from
A playful piece worked with short rows in two sections with centre back seam.
Above left to right; Azteca in Pink/ Smoke. Centre Joker in Caribee. Azteca Fine in Purple/khaki.
Below left: Azteca Fine in Faded Denim and right Azteca in Plum/Smoke.

The Wave Wrap comes kitted with the pattern and the yarn, price varies as thicker yarn required more yardage. 
Left: Keep it simple with the Basket Stitch Wrap, again can be knitted in any yarn.
Azteca, Azteca Fine & Joker are all blends with 53% Wool/ 47% Acrylic

AZTECA  original 12ply 180m/197 yds  $65

270m $45

JOKER 53% Wool/ 47% Acrylic 98yds per 50g. $75
Ready made $185 15% off all knitting kits and yarn 15% will not show on your order but will be discounted when goods are dispatched.
Hope to see you soon!
 If you'd like to discuss anything in this newsletter - or anything at all, please email Jane. Thanks for your support - Laura, Petra, Philippa, Cathryn, Helen, Margaret, Annette and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!

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