My favourite markets and shows from Sydney to Melbourne are now setting dates for our Winter 2022 events
Though I haven't seen many fellow stall holders for some time we've kept in touch via online forums - and they're as excited as me about shows where life can be lived live and large once again. In the mean time for all my international knitters, we have my new Zoom class with XRX called Pattern, Placement & Purpose.
New photos of new & faves coming soon!
When Melbourne Markets were cancelled, I asked Karen and Sally of Two Threads Clothing in Melbourne if they would do some photography for me. They had great fun with their future daughter-in-law Meg and I'll soon have new images and designs to share.
Above left the Billy Drape, centre and right. When flipped it creates a fantastic unconstructed style where the hem edge becomes the collar and the front bands become the hemline! A versatile design with so many styling options it'll be a kit you'll knit many times in many ways and colours.
Sydney AEDT time: Sun 6th 10am - Noon/ Mon 7th 7am - 9am THEN 10am to Noon (Sydney is 17 hours ahead of the USA) BOOK NOW USA CT Central Time Sat 5th - 5pm - 7pm/ Sun 6th 2pm - 4pm THEN 5pm to 7pm
class descriptions are below....
Winter 2022 shows Kick Off Downunder
The In Style Markets Bowral and Turramurra are both in spacious air-conditioned venues. At these events, with 5 or 6 stalls, I have time to give you individual attention. Woodstock Artisan Market and Coal Loaders Artisan Market bring together Australian designers and makers, with indoor and outdoor stalls and cafes. NEW Craft Alive in Ballarat, it's been 2 years since I've been able to return to Victoria, so I am jumping at the chance to be part of the Craft Alive event.
Bowral In Style Market bring 6 designers. Margaret Cane Clothing, Alive with Style Bags, Signatur Handknits, Eastbourne homewares, Page shoes and MLS Jewellery.
In Style Market Bowral Fri 11 - Sat 12 Feb
Prestytrian Church. Corner of Bendolley St 10 - 3pm
Woodstock Artistan Market Sun 20 Feb
2 Chursh St Burwood 10 - 3pm
Coal Loader Artisan Market Sun 6 March
Balls Head Drive Waverton 10 - 3pm
In Style Market Turramurra
Sat 12 - Sun 13 March 10 - 3pm
Masonic Hall Turramurra Ave/ Pacific Hwy
Explore some of my favourite stitches in this satisfying, stimulating & fulfilling class
If you not sure that your skill level will give you the most benefit from the class, I will happily send you the free pattern for the Textured scarf shown, held and worn by Meg in the hat picture below. I created the Textured Scarf pattern to build confidence and abilty prior to diving into the Pattern, Placement & Purpose class.
We’ll look at classic stitch patterns and cables, then less traditional techniques I use to achieve knitted-on button bands. Lot’s will be explored from hemline details, styling to finishing.
Stitch patterns include reversable stitches, many of which I use for buttonbands, cables of course, bobbles and bells. Traveling stitches with the Celtic Cross as image right in the Split Texture Jacket and above in the Byron Aline Coat.
The traveling stitches, which create Zig Zag patterns, and finally casting on bells for a stunning hem line to a garment like the Buckingham Jacket above. The class is Sat/Sun PM in the USA = AM the following day in Sydney Sun/Mon
Textured Scarf Knit Class is emailed to you, the class steps you through seven stitch patterns email jane@sigknit for a free pattern
Stitch patterns can alter both the stitch and row tension.
The Textured Scarf knitted over 20sts and 7 stitch patterns each knitted for
18 rows. The image left shows the vast difference between the bottom edge knit garter and the ribbed section above the garter st.
RETAIL STOCKISTS - Uralla & Berrima
If you are travelling the New England Highway don't miss the URALLA WOOLROOM. Nicole Wilkins stocks Signatur Handknits along with many Australian and New Zealand labels.
The Hume Highway now by-passes Berrima in Sydney's Soutern Highlandss take time out in this lovely village and drop into the THE OVERFLOW AT BERRIMA
2022 EVENTS yet to be confirmed
Canberra Handmade Market Fril 29th April - Sun 1st May.
Canberra Old Bus Depot Market Wool Weekend May
Brisbane Australasian Quilt Convention Thurs 26 - Sun 29 May Sydney Quilt Fair at Homebush Weds 29th June - Sun 3rd July Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show July
Hats and Wraps keep fingers busy between big projects
We are always looking for a small project to keep the needles occupied. Hats and Wraps are ideal and also make brilliant gifts. Check out new colours in Azteca Jade/Brown and Autumn. In fact, see all the colours of Azteca, Azteca Fine and Joker on: signatur-handknits.myshopify.com
If you'd like to discuss anything in this newsletter - or anything at all, please email Jane. Thanks for your support - Laura, Petra, Philippa, Helen, Cathryn, Stephanie, Dodie, Anne and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!