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Its a pleasure….

December 23, 2008

Its a pleasure to be here in Sydney in a craft point of view.. that doesn’t mean i am not enjoying other stuff. Probably i wont be here for a long time (i can be home as soon as tomorrow) thats both good and bad news..
I have seen/experienced lots of things that are not there back at home (in fibre crafts view), atleast in the place where i live…

A knitting group
I attend the DCC knitting group in Chatswood that meets every thursday. I came to know about this group from a dear friend who did the research for me. Most of them who attend are old ladies some of whom are very experienced when comes to knitting. Its a lovely place and its only two train stations away from my place so i go regularly.
DCC Knit Group

Knitting Group - Afghans1Knitting Group - Knit dolls

A library with knitting/crochet books
The Chatswood library in the Mandarin Centre has a decent collection of knitting/crochet books and ofcourse there are tonnes of other craft books. On top of everything the membership is free. Its a very modern library with Audio CDs, Vedio CDs, DVDs both movies and music, Magzines etc apart from regular books and no doubt i enjoy visiting it several times a week.
Chatswood Library - Knit Books

Yarn Stores
Though my first look at yarn is at a department store, K-Mart, not exactly an LYS or a craft shop but still its more than what i have seen till then.
After that i visited “Tapestry Craft” now “Morris and Sons” and “Yarns n Gifts” an LYS in Beecroft, a suburb.
K-Mart - Yarn

Thrift/OP shops
This is an amazing concept that was bought by the English from Britan.
Its not a surprise that people have found treasures in these shops and occasionally you will find yarn. If you are not looking for yarn with some project in mind but just to stash up..these are great. I think people who sew will find them amazing…ofcourse i got some interesting peices of fabric from them to line my purses πŸ™‚

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2008 9:46 am

    Looks like you are having fun! Yes, a wonderful crafty experience. Keep us updated.

  2. ramblingroses permalink
    December 23, 2008 3:11 pm

    Love those little dolls lined up on the shelf. Great that you’re enjoying your fiber hunt Down Under:)

    • iaminchennai permalink
      December 23, 2008 4:46 pm

      There is a german lady who comes once in a while with tonnes of knitted dolls…. she doesnt even need a pattern, just show her the picture and she will knit it πŸ™‚

  3. December 24, 2008 12:36 pm

    It is amazing how a fully stocked craft shop can make one drool! Somehow I keep coming across craft and yarn stores here in California (we are back home for the holidays) They have SO much!

    • iaminchennai permalink
      December 24, 2008 4:38 pm

      I go once in a while into Tapestry Craft in the Sydney CBD. I just go into their basement which is full of yarn, not to buy anything (still converting dollars into rupees before spending…) but to soak in the surroundings πŸ™‚

  4. Srividya permalink
    December 31, 2008 10:17 pm

    I am drooling at the yarn shop. You are definitely having fun. Have you come across the organic cotton skeins there. There is an ad in ravelry. Each skien is $6.60 free shipping worldwide. Iam tempted to order but still thinking…:)

  5. iaminchennai permalink
    January 2, 2009 1:47 pm

    I have seen organic stuff in most yarn shops i have visited physically..its like the “IN” thing… you get organic wool and silk also, but i will not talk about the price here:-) Can you just remind me the shop with that ad on ravelry…I would just like to check it πŸ™‚

  6. January 3, 2009 1:50 pm

    WOW! I can imagine why you like it… even my own lys does not have so much yarn as you pictured. Amazing!

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