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Old 05-12-2007, 05:02 AM   #21
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Hi.. I'm now in Sydney (moved down from North Coast).

misstialouise..I have to ask..my eyes are not seeing your av very well..is that knitted piece on your hair bun or on your face? LOL I can't tell.

tarrentella.. I agree with mOnigrrl. I used to live in the Canberra area and it becomes mighty crisp there..and with wind chill, winter nights will sometimes be well below zero.

If visiting Sydney I would definitely go to Tapestry Craft in York St (they have an online site).

There are good yarn shops in Canberra also.

I've had friends knit from Bendigo Mills products who have been very happy with them and they do a quick postal service. I believe if you join they send you a card of various yarns they have for your selection.
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:09 AM   #22
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Here is a list of Bris yarn stores (many are craft but most have yarns and some specialist yarn ranges):

Cross-Stitch "The Ipswich Sewing Centre"
181 Brisbane St., Ipswich, Q. 4305
Ph: 07 32022944.
Owner: Teresa Pearce
Email: fotoxsite@aapt.net.au
I am a Singer sewing machine agent. We are very diverse in our range of stock. We have stock of Panda, Cleckheaton, Patons, Sullivan, Shepard, Wendys, Te Awana, Sirdar, JJ's, Wentworthville yarns, all knitting accessories and books from all companies. We have developed techniques for both knitting and crochet of beads by the metre into our garments. Always looking for new or re-cycled ideas to help our customers enjoy their visits.

Malanda Knit & Crochet
29 English St.
Malanda, Queensland 4885
+61 (70) 96 5082

Maleny Wool Shop
48 Maple street
Maleny, Queensland 4552
+61 (07) 5499 9052
Owner: Helen Almberg
Email: almberg@bigpond.com
Stockist of Jo Sharp , hand spun local wool, hand dyed wool, Sirdar, Heirloom and more

Mill Hill Books
P.O. Box 80
Maleny, Queensland 4552
+61 (7) 4942081

Rhonda Pullen Silk & Wool Colours
Mt. Tamborine, Queensland 4272
+61 (7) 5545 3300

Rosemary's Wool and Craft
1 Howard Street
Nambour, Queensland 4560
+61 (754) 411744
Owner: Brehaut
email: brehaut@coastnet.net.au
Large selection of yarns (Patons, Cleckheaton and Panda) and craft items including tapestries, cross and long stitch kits, crochet cottons, craft books, kreinik threads, other items for most of your needs. Telephone and mail orders welcome.

Threads & More
Shop 2, 141 Boundary Road
Bardon
Brisbane, Queensland 4065
+61 (7) 3367 0860
Owner: Danielle Chiel
email: threadsmore&uq.net.au
World Wide Web: http://www.threadsandmore.com.au
Wonderful one-stop yarn and thread shop - fabulous selection of local and imported knitting yarns, embroidery threads and notions. Danielle Chiel and her friendly staff are always happy to help with colour selections for your latest projects. Wide selection of workshops throughout the year, taught by acclaimed teachers, and while all the materials that you will require for classes are available at the store, it is OK to bring in what you already own, and just supplement your needs as required. Coffee shop on the premises. Twilight Music Concert Series - talented musicians will perform for you while you enjoy working on your current project, followed by time of food and light-hearted commentary.

Thurechts of Redcliffe
120 Sutton Street
Redcliffe, Queensland 4020
+61 (7) 3283 3397
fax: +61 (7) 32844422
Owner: Mabel Bainbrigge
email: bainbrigge@bigpond.com
We have moved to above address. We stock Cleckheaton & Patons full range of knitting yarns eg. Totem, Bluebell, Tasman, Fireside, Carissa, Miraggio and more. We also stock a full range of knitting patterns and accessories and craft. We will accept an email order and mail to anywhere in the world. We offer credit card facilities. [Note from the editor: please don't send your credit card information to anyone by email.]

Wool 'n' Crafts
61A Bulcock St.
Caloundra, Queensland 4551
+61 (7) 54914254
Owners: W. and S. White
We stock Patons knitting yarns, a large range of tapestries, x-stitch, long stitch, craft materials and haberdashery. Classes also conducted.

Wool & Craft Centre
5 Poinciana Pl.
Tewantin, Queensland 4565
+61 (74) 74 1166

The Wool 'N Craft Shoppe
35 Maryland St.
Stanthorpe, Queensland 4380
+61 (76) 81 2989
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:32 AM   #23
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I live in Perth, Western Australia. I grew up here, moved to USA as a teenager and now I'm married and back in Perth. I've met lots of knitting fiends (and friends!) since moving here.

It's nice to know there's help close by!
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:45 AM   #24
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Hi everyone.. I'm a newby.. I am in Bendigo, Victoria...
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Laura! I'm up for morning tea!!

Susan P. It's a crocheted snood on my hair :D

So who else is in Sydney? We should hook up for a KH knitting meet ;D
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Hiya

I'm from Brisbane. Actually one of the craft stores listed below is very local to me but I've always been too intimidated to talk wool there - I also cross stitch and when I picked up some threads the lady serving refused to help me!

I'm very keen to meet new knitters - especially as my only company is my 16 month old son who likes to "play" with my knitting.
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:58 PM   #27
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Wow... we've had a bit of activity here that I hadn't noticed. Cool. First, Susan P. thanks for those links, there is one near me in Brisbane that I'll have to check out, and a couple up near my folks on the coast that I'll have to check out

Welcome AussieYank and Taiche And it's good to see you back Misstialouise

Cheezelkat - Hi and where in Brisbane are you. I completely understand the 16 month old thing, my daughter is 3 in July she loves to try and knit and I'm expecting another in late October.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:26 AM   #28
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misstialouise.. HI...do you buy from Tapestry Craft very often? When I lived on the north coast I divided between TC and two local stores but now that I'm here i am fairly TC dependent although they don't sell 100% cotton yarn which I want to start using. Where are you? I'm currently staying in Waterloo.
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I've been encouraging TC to start an Aussie specific forum by the way. I love knittinghelp and it's forum and couldn't do without the expert advice here. At the same time I rarely know the yarns people are discussing and I'd like to at least talk amongst aussies about that.
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