Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Jo Sharp Sale!

* Web-only Special *
20% off selected Jo Sharp books & yarns

1 - 30 November

For one month only we have a very special offer for online customers: 20% off selected Jo Sharp books and fabulous Rare Comfort Kid Mohair yarns!

This offer is NOT available instore, so, all you have to do to qualify for this special is click on any of the items below to make your purchase through our webshop during the month of November.

Please note that stock levels may vary during the month, so if the item you're looking for is unavailable today, just email us, or visit again in couple of days...

Monday, October 26, 2009

The end of Winter??

Summer Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday-Monday: Closed

Well, the weather's still not convinced, but we've made an executive decision... winter IS over!

Whilst this is great news for Beach Addicts, Wool Addicts will be disappointed to learn that it means the start of Wool Addiction's summer hours. So, sadly, no more Sunday opening for a few months.

But, fear not, we're still open from 10am til 2pm on Saturdays, and nothing's changed at all mid-week, when we're here from 10am til 5pm to keep your knitting projects ticking along.

There's still plenty going on:
And 0f course the webshop is still open 24/7 - perfect for midnight snacks :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Knit One Save One

A better reason than ever to knit tension squares!

Save the Children have just launched their Knit One Save One campaign as part of their Survive to Five program. Their target is to collect 80,000 knitted squares to make 5,000 blankets for children in Australia, Cambodia and India.
every year 8.8 million children around the world die before their fifth birthday
Here at Wool Addiction we've realised that our enthusiasm for the humble tension square (or gauge swatch for our foreign friends!) can be combined with our equal enthusiasm for helping others through knitting...

...why not knit all our tension squares to 20cm x 20cm so that we can donate them all to Save the Children!

Now we're pretty pleased with ourselves for coming up with this brilliant idea, so we've scheduled another of our popular Tension Squares Workshops for next Saturday, 31 October. We'll collect up any 20cm tension squares that you don't want to take home at the end of the workshop, and pass them on to Save the Children for you.

One of the nice things about the Knit One Save One campaign is that you can use whatever colour, design and ply you like, as long as the square ends up 20cm x 20cm. That makes it a great way to experiment with new stitches, stripes, fairisle or aran designs! Or how about knitting on the diagonal, or in the round?

We're thinking of running another Cable Knitting Workshop, where we could also collect up 20cm squares, so let us know if you're interested.

One thing that the Save the Children campaign does ask is that you use wool rather than acrylic, because of its fire-retardant properties. This sounds like the perfect job for Loyal - a machine-washable, 8-ply, 100% wool yarn which is available in lots of bright colours and only costs $5 per ball.

Monday, October 19, 2009

10% discount for National Organic Week

16 - 25 October 2009

It's National Organic Week here in Australia, so what better time to try out some organic yarns?

To give you a little encouragement, we're offering a 10% discount on the following organic products:
  • Sublime Organic Cotton DK - entirely natural and untreated - it has been grown organically without the use of pesticides and gently dyed using environmentally friendly products.
  • WOOLganic Knitter's Yarn - spun from fully certified organic Australian Merino fleece wool from well-treated sheep, and the dye used contains no nasties.
  • Art Viva Noodle Knits kits - cute tea-cosy and baby hat kits, which include WOOLganic yarns.
These products are available both online at, and in-store at Wool Addiction in Bowral.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What's with this weather??

Tulip Time is over, and we're left wondering whether Spring was ever here at all...

In the past few weeks we've had a wild run with the weather: heat-waves, cold snaps, dust-storms, thunder-storms, hail and hurricane-force winds. It's a wonder the poor tulips survived at all, but they stood up boldly to everything Mother Nature had to throw at them, and managed to last until the end of the Tulip Time Festival.

I have finally finished my Tulip Time spring-water sling, so if you love tulips, why not download the pattern, and carry your own tulips wherever you go!

I've designed the pattern so that you can sling a 600ml spring-water bottle over your shoulder, but in this strange weather you might want to adapt it to carry a small thermos flask instead... :-)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's Tulip Time in Bowral!

Tulip Time Festival 2009
24th September - 7th October
9am - 4pm

Wool Addiction is only a three-minute walk from the Grand Floral Display in Corbett Gardens, the centrepiece of Tulip Time.

So, if you're coming to Bowral to see the flowers, why not visit us too?

Or, conversely, if you're coming to see us, don't forget to go and have a look at the tulips!

To mark the event, I've been working on a brand new tulip-inspired pattern download for the website. Unfortunately, I've hit a spot of "designer's block", so it's not finished yet, but I'll publish it as soon as it's ready. So, watch this space...

Hopefully I'll have it done before the Great Bulb Dig-Up on 7th November!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ready for something new?

It's time to learn or perfect some new techniques!

Winter is over, and the pressure to provide warm clothing for our loved ones is over... for now!

So, why not take advantage of the breathing space to learn some new (or brush up some forgotten) knitting techniques?

With this thought in mind, we've started scheduling our new season of workshops. We have a couple of old favourites: Tension Squares, and Finishing Techniques, and we're excited to announce our brand new Cable Knitting Workshop!

We'll take you on an Aran Adventure, using The Great American Aran Afghan as our guide-book. A copy of the book is included in the cost of the workshop, so you can keep exploring when you get home, or come back to Wool Addiction and join us for the next leg of the journey...
Tension Squares - Thursday 24th September
Finishing Techniques - Thursday 1st October
Cable Knitting - Friday 2nd October
Wild Knitting with Loani Prior - Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October
Just in case you can't get to Bowral, we've whipped up a new pattern, the Overhand Hat, to get you thinking about the Magic Loop. Now don't be daunted: the Magic Loop is cumbersome to describe, but once you've got it, you'll think "This is so obvious! Wasn't I doing this all along??"

If you're interested in finding out what other knitters think of this pattern, you can find it on Ravelry!

As ever, if you have any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, comments or requests for patterns, workshops or products, please drop us a line ...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spring has sprung!

Spring Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm
Webshop open 24/7!!

The weather is warming up, and it's time to switch to our Spring opening hours.

We only planned to open on Sundays during the Winter, but we've met so many lovely new people who just can't get to Bowral during the week that we've decided to carry on. We'll close at 2pm, which gives you plenty of time to shop, and then retire to a cafe for the afternoon!

Saturday Social Knitting
If you'd like to come and knit in good company and air-conditioned comfort this Spring, why not join our new Saturday Social Knitting Group? There's no need to register or book, just turn up on a Saturday from 11am with your knitting, and $5 for tea, coffee and biccies!

If you have any thoughts, question or suggestions you'd like to share, please drop us a line.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

I can't believe another month has slipped by, and I've only managed one blog post!

So, you might ask, what on earth have I been up to?

Well, knitting mostly (see photo), but also adding more new products to the Wool Addiction online shop:

So, what does the future hold? Well, our HUGE new range of gorgeous KnitPro Symfonie needles, for a start! We have finally succumbed to temptation, and filled the shop with:
  • Fixed Circulars (2mm - 3mm)
  • Interchangeable Circulars (60cm - 150cm cables, and 3mm - 12mm tips)
  • Double Points
  • Straights (2mm - 12mm, all in 3 lengths: 25cm, 30cm, 35cm)
  • sets - Deluxe Interchangeable Circular sets, Interchangeable Circular Starter sets, and Straights sets (in a gorgeous black damask case)

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, why not treat yourself to an Interchangeable Circular cable, and a set of tips, and give them a test-run? They're flying out the door quicker than I can add them to the webshop, but I hope to get them all online this week.

We're also planning more classes and workshops: definitely another Tension Squares Workshop, and what about a Cables and Arans Class? If you have any ideas for workshops you'd like us to run, please email us, we'd love to hear from you!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The wait is over...

At last, the moment you've all been waiting for...
Loani Prior's Wild Knitting Workshop is open for bookings!

wild knitting

Learn to knit outside the square in two days with Loani Prior
  • Thursday 8th October and Friday 9th October 2009
  • Wool Addiction, 6 Bundaroo St, Bowral
Loani uses the iconic tea cosy to demonstrate the wild and sculptural possibilities of knitting.

Knit your own tea cosy and learn tricks and techniques to help you think outside the square.

If you can knit a stitch and purl a stitch and cast on and cast off, you can join this class. If you consider yourself to be an advanced knitter and would like to learn more knitting skills, this might also be the class for you. Either way it will be a lot of fun.

Loani says she can feel a third life coming on. Her usual ‘Filing Fairy’ job is fast giving way to a ‘Knitting Fairy’ job. This year, the Queen of the Tea Cosies has given workshops at the Nundle Woollen Mill, at the Sturt Winter School in Mittagong and a number of other wool shops around the country. Loani’s book, Wild Tea Cosies, has meant that what was once a private, in front of the tele sort of activity has all of a sudden become very public. Her new book REALLY Wild Tea Cosies is due for release in March 2010.

Please bring with you the following:
  • Small 3-cup teapot. Small round Chinese teapots are perfect our purpose.
  • 2 x 6mm circular needles 60 cm length from tip to tip
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • 1 x 4mm crochet hook
You can choose all the wool you need for purchase in the shop after meeting and discussing your design with Loani.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Goodbye KnitPicks ... Hello KnitPro

KnitPicks needles are now known as KnitPro outside the USA

Did you know that KnitPro needles are exactly the same as KnitPicks?

The KnitPicks brand is only allowed to be used in the USA and Canada, so now our favourite needles are now being sold under the brand KnitPro all around the world.

The gorgeous KnitPicks multi-coloured laminated wood Harmony needles are now called KnitPro Symfonie Wood, and the super-smooth KnitPicks Nickel-Plated range are called KnitPro Nova Metal.

We stock a huge range of KnitPro products, including Symfonie Wood Double Points, Symfonie Wood Straights and Interchangeable Needle Sets in both Nova Metal and Symfonie Wood.

Visit our website, or drop in to our shop in Bowral to find out more about these beautiful needles...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sale extended!

The Wool Addiction 4th Birthday Sale has been extended for another week!

We've had so many customers telling us how disappointed they were to miss the sale, that we've decided to extend it for another week. But it must end on Sunday 28th June 2009!

And no, don't worry, we're not closing down! We're just clearing our shelves ready for a whole load of new stock.

Subscribe to this blog, or register for newsletters with our online shop to get the earliest news of next season's goodies...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Spoil yourself for less!

The Wool Addiction 4th Birthday Sale has been running since Tuesday, but fear not, there are still bargains to be had over the weekend!

In fact we have even ordered new stock to make sure there's plenty for everyone.

We have just received a shipment of KnitPro (aka KnitPicks) and Clover Takumi needles, and they're all 20% off. Even the lovely new Symfonie (aka Harmony) double-points, which come in sets of 6, and are just perfect for socks.

All our stock is reduced by at least 20%, and some by as much as 50%, so why not take the opportunity to spoil yourself a little? What a great excuse to try something new! Maybe it's time for a cashmere cardi, or a Noro sweater?

Come and see us at Wool Addiction, 6 Bundaroo St, Bowral, or visit our online shop for more ideas and inspiration...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's our birthday!

4th Birthday Sale

20% - 50% off all stock store-wide

Tuesday 16th June - Sunday 21st June 2009

To celebrate our fourth birthday we are having a huge sale!

All stock in our shop in Bowral, as well as our on-line store, will be reduced by 20-50%
Adriafil * Anny Blatt * Art Viva * Aslantrends * Australian Organic * Bertagna Filati * Bouton D’Or * Cleckheaton * Clover * Dalegarn * Debbie Bliss * DMC * Eki Riva * Filatura Di Crosa * Fiesta * Grignasco * Jo Sharp * Knit Picks/KnitPro * Laines Du Nord * Lana Gatto * Lana Grossa * Madil * Mirasol * Mission Falls * Mondial * Namaste * Naturally * Noro * Nundle * Opal Sock Wool * Panda * Patons * Rooster * Shepherd * Sirdar * Stacy Charles * Sublime * Twillys * Wendy
* Conditions Apply:
No exchange or refunds given on sale items
Gift Vouchers excluded
No Lay-by’s

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Feel-good knitting

How $5 spent on your knitting habit can help a child in need

Knitting for charity is a fantastic idea, but wouldn't it be good if you could knit for yourself and still be doing your bit for sick children?

Well, here at Wool Addiction we've come up with not one, but TWO ways you can help someone else whilst indulging in your favourite hobby, for as little as $5...
  1. Download Frankie Brown's Ten Stitch Twist Blanket pattern for $5
  2. Buy Naturally Loyal 100% wool for only $5 per ball
Frankie Brown's Ten Stitch Twist is a stunning spiral rug worked in Noro Kureyon (or any other yarn of your choice). As this delightfully different design works out from the centre, there's no need to decide on the size before you start - just add a ball at a time until it's big enough, or you're too dizzy to go on!

Neither Frankie nor Wool Addiction are making any money from this design - all proceeds are donated to Frankie's chosen charity, the Children's Liver Disease Foundation. We are charging $5 per download, which we are paying to the charity in $100 blocks in advance of each 20 sales, but if you love the pattern please feel free to make a further donation yourself on Frankie's Fundraising Page.

Loyal from Naturally Yarns in New Zealand is a DK/8-ply machine-washable 100% wool yarn, which is available in a wide range of bright colours. At only $5 per ball, it's an easy choice for whipping up quick winter woollies!

Naturally Yarns are donating 5c per ball to the Child Cancer Foundation of NZ and the Children's Cancer Institute Australia.

If you're feeling extremely charitable, you could even knit a Ten Stitch Twist Blanket in a rainbow of Loyal colours ... !!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Let them eat cake!

All Wool Addiction Workshops include
delicious selection of pastries
for morning tea

Apparently I haven't made this clear up until now, and, for obvious reasons, that needs to be rectified!

Now, our next two Workshops could be considered to be at the less-than-funky end of the knitting scale, and perhaps pastries are what's needed to entice you to attend. Buuut, when you think about it, Tension Squares and Finishing Techniques really are the keys to starting and ending your project right, and surely the perfect finished product is all the incentive you need?

Knitting is fun, of course it is, but what a huge investment of time and money we all make! And sometimes things don't turn out quite as we'd hoped, do they?

If your problem is a baby dress that she'll grow into by kindy, or a fantastic stash that you just can't find the right pattern for... then the Tension Squares Workshop is for you!

If (like me) you're always looking for patterns to knit in the round, so that you don't have to sew anything up... then we'll see you at the Finishing Techniques Workshop.

And, if you really, really like pastries... we'll see you at both!

Or, if you're stuck on something in between the Tension Square and the Finishing, then perhaps a Private Lesson is what you need? Maybe you're confused by cables, or tense about intarsia? Well, for the next few weeks, Jill is available between 11am and 12pm on Wednesdays to offer hands-on help with your current knitting challenge. Just pop along to our online shop to book your slot, and jot a few lines in the Comments section to let us know what you need help with...

Workshops run from 10am til 1pm, and cost $65
Sunday 31 May - Tension Squares Workshop
Sunday 7 June - Finishing Techniques Workshop
Private Lessons run from 11am til 12pm, and cost $50
Wednesday 27 May
Wednesday 3 June
Wednesday 10 June
Workshops and Private Lessons are all held in the Knitting Room at Wool Addiction in Bowral, NSW, and can all be booked online at

Monday, May 18, 2009

Room for two more...

There are only two places left in the Sock Workshop
this Sunday, 24th May!

If you're keen to join us for this fun workshop, why not jump onto the online shop to book your place right now? It's easy to book online, and don't forget that Bowral is only an hour and a half from the centre of Sydney.

The Sock Workshop is a great chance to learn about knitting in the round on double-point needles, which is really useful skill for making garments that require little or no sewing up. Socks are a great example of this: as soon as you knit the last stitch, they're ready to wear. And slipping a freshly-knitted sock hot off the needle straight onto your foot is a great incentive to start work on its partner!

We've also scheduled a Tension Squares Workshop for Sunday, 31st May 2009. Come along and spend a few hours unravelling the mysteries of the tension square with us. We'll explore what changes when you use different needles, different yarn, and even different fibres. You'll leave this workshop armed with inspiration to go forth and experiment!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Book Workshops online!

Book your place on a Wool Addiction workshop online!

Wool Addiction workshops are held in the Knitting Room of our shop in Bowral, NSW. They are friendly, relaxed classes, with a limited number of participants to make sure everyone gets enough attention.

We are starting the Winter 2009 schedule with our popular Sock Knitting Workshop. We'll help you to knit a small child's sock, so that you can learn all the techniques you need to warm the feet of your entire family! This is a great introduction to knitting in the round, on double point needles.

The cost of the Workshop is $65, which doesn't include materials, in case you want to BYO. Alternatively you can buy what you need online when you book, or in-store before the class commences.

The Sock Workshop will be held on Sunday 24th May from 10am til 1pm, but you're welcome to carry on knitting til we close at 4pm!

The full schedule of classes and workshop can be found on our website. You can even click a button to add it to your own Google Calendar, so you'll always have the latest information at your fingertips.

Keep your eye on the blog for details of our upcoming Tension Squares Workshop...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Pastries and discounts for Mothers Day!

It's not too late to treat your Mum for Mothers Day!
Sunday, 10th May 2009

Wool Addiction are offering not one, but two Mothers Day treats this year: a 15% discount in our online shop, and free coffee and pastries in our "real" shop.

Of course, it's too late for an order to be delivered by Sunday, but here's a thought ... why not order online, then bring your Mum along to the shop on Sunday for coffee and pastries, and her present will be ready, wrapped and waiting for her!

How's that for a perfect day out?

Not only will you save 15% by using the 'MUM' discount code, but by choosing 'Store Pickup' you'll also save yourself the cost of postage, so you can spend even more on Mum.

It's easy to use the online discount: just choose the items you want to buy, then enter the discount coupon code 'MUM' at checkout. You can use the coupon for anything in the shop - yarn, needles, patterns, books - as long as the total is $50 or over.

If you intend to collect your order in person, don't forget to select the 'Store Pickup' option, which will remove the postage costs.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mum's the word...

It's our guess that you either
ARE a Mum,
HAVE a Mum
or KNOW a Mum... we'd be delighted if you'd come and celebrate Mother's Day with us on Sunday 10th May 2009!

If you're in NSW, why not bring your Mum (or someone else's Mum) along to Bowral, and join us at Wool Addiction between 10am and 4pm for coffee, tea and cake? As we're Mums too, we'll be treating ourselves to lovely pastries from the famous Gumnut Patisserie, and we'd be delighted to share them with you...

But don't worry, if you're shopping online you won't miss out - just spend $50 or more between now and Mother's Day, and we'll give you an instant 15% discount! All you have to do is enter the discount code MUM at checkout, and your total will magically be reduced.

So now you can buy your Mum 15% more than you were going too :-)

As usual, we've added plenty of goodies to the webshop this week, including Anny Blatt pattern books, KnitPicks Harmony Straights needles, and Namaste bags, as well as two new free pattern downloads: the Striped Garter Baby Blanket, and Harry's Library Bag.

The Small Print: The online discount code can only be used once per customer, for a single order of $50 or more, so make sure you order everything you want at the same time!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Now open on Sundays!

Wool Addiction is now open from 10am til 4pm all weekend

Our extended Winter opening hours start on Saturday 2nd May 2009, and this year, by popular demand, we will also be open on Sundays!

Bowral is lovely on a sunny winter's day, so why not pop down for the weekend, grab some gorgeous new yarn, and spend the afternoon knitting in a cosy cafe?

Yummmm, winter! Cappuccinos, hot chocolate, jumpers, beanies, socks, scarves and mittens... time to have a go at fairisle, intarsia, cables and arans...

From Tuesday to Friday we will be open from 10am til 5pm as usual.

We are closed on Mondays, but you can still get your yarn fix by visiting our online shop :-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We're Open on Anzac Day!

Wool Addiction will be open from 1pm til 4pm on Anzac Day, Saturday 25th April 2009.

We have lots of new stock for you to browse, including a fresh delivery of Noro Silk Garden, Silk Garden Sock, Silk Garden Lite, Kureyon, Kureyon Sock, Blossom, Iro and Taiyo.

If you can't get down to Bowral, why not check out our online shop?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Aslan Trends Competition

Let your imagination run wild in the Aslan Trends 2009 Knitting Challenge!

We have just received our first delivery of Aslan Trends, a fabulous range of alpaca, angora, mohair, merino and cotton yarns from South America.

The yarns vary from the luxuriously soft Invernal (50% Angora, 25% Merino, 25% Polyamide), to the tweedy Artesanal (40% Cotton, 30% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide) and the boucle La Pampa (55% Merino, 45% Mohair).

If you have an idea for an innovative, creative design for a garment, blanket, hat scarf or hand-bag in Aslan Trends yarn, why not enter the 2009 Knitting Challenge? You could win up to US$350, plus 15 skeins of Aslan Trends yarn and a year's subscription to Vogue Knitting!

Entries must be submitted by 10 August 2009. To check all the competition details, download an Entry Form, or pick one up from our shop in Bowral.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Knit at the flicks!

Want to knit somewhere new next Sunday?

Well, last week we heard about an event we think all you Wool Addicts may enjoy ... a knit-along sing-along showing of Calamity Jane!

The organisers of Young at Heart 09, Sydney's Fourth Seniors Film Festival, have decided that they'd like to encourage Doris Day fans of all ages to bring their knitting to the Dendy Opera Quays on Sunday 22 March at 10.30am.

Tickets are $10 for youngsters, or just $3 if you can prove you're over 60, and can be purchased by phone on 02 9247 3800 or in person at the Dendy Opera Quays box Office.

If you'd like to catch up with some other Wool Addicts at the Dendy, drop us a line, and we'll organise a meeting place.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hair today, gone tomorrow...

Well, the shampoo bills have been drastically cut at Wool Addiction today, with Jill and her daughter Helene both having their heads shaved for the Leukaemia Foundation.

They are on target to raise in excess of $8,000, so a huge thank-you to all the friends, neighbours and Wool Addiction customers who have donated so generously.

If you weren't able to come to Bowral today, you can still make a donation on Jill's page on the World's Greatest Shave website.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not long to go...

11.30am, Saturday 14th March

Jill and her daughter Helene will both be shaving their heads for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave at 11.30am on Saturday 14th March.

If you would like to show your support, please come along and give them a cheer as they lose their locks in Springett's Arcade, Bowral, NSW.

Jill's goal is to raise $5,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. If you'd like to help, please consider sponsoring her.

The funds raised will help the Leukaemia Foundation to continue providing practical care and support to patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. It will also fund research into better treatments and hopefully cures.

For more information about the event, and about leukaemia, please visit the World's Greatest Shave website.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

World's Greatest Shave

Jill is going to Be Brave and Shave!

Those of you who have met Jill will know that her crowning glory is her mane of flowing auburn locks.

If this is news to you, you'll need to get down to Wool Addiction pronto to see it, because next week she's going to shave it all off for charity!

Jill's goal is to raise $5,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. If you'd like to support her efforts, please consider sponsoring her.

The funds raised will help the Leukaemia Foundation to continue providing practical care and support to patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. It will also fund research into better treatments and hopefully cures.

For more information about the event, and about leukaemia, please visit the World's Greatest Shave website.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sydney Easter Show deadline extended

Due to a website glitch over the weekend, the Royal Agricultural Society have extended the deadline for entries in the Arts Competition at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show until 5pm tonight, Wednesday 4 February 2009.

So, if you haven't entered yet, this could be the sign you were waiting for!

And don't forget, there are six $50 Wool Addiction gift vouchers up for grabs ... all you need to do is win one of the following knitting classes:

  • 109 - Baby's Shawl
  • 111 - Baby's Dress
  • 113 - Adult's Cardigan or Pullover, with sleeves, 8 ply or equivalent
  • 116 - Finest Shetland Lace Scarf (not less than 120cm long), or Shawl
  • 121 - Creative Knitting, of Original Design, any technique
  • 124 - Knitted Lace, silk or plant fibre eg cotton, bamboo, etc.
To enter the Sydney Royal Arts Competition, click here to enter online.

And don't forget to check the rules and regulations in the Schedule.

Friday, January 16, 2009

2009 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Wool Addiction is supporting six Hand Knitting classes in the Arts Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!

Have you ever thought about entering the Sydney Easter Show Arts Competition?

It only costs $10 per class to enter, and apart from the thrill of seeing your work exhibited alongside the best in NSW, you could win prizes including Wool Addiction gift vouchers.

A $50 Wool Addiction voucher will be awarded to the winner of each of the following classes:
  • 109 - Baby's Shawl
  • 111 - Baby's Dress
  • 113 - Adult's Cardigan or Pullover, with sleeves, 8 ply or equivalent
  • 116 - Finest Shetland Lace Scarf (not less than 120cm long), or Shawl
  • 121 - Creative Knitting, of Original Design, any technique
  • 124 - Knitted Lace, silk or plant fibre eg cotton, bamboo, etc.

Why not pop in to our shop in Bowral, or check our webshop for ideas, yarns and patterns?

This year you can enter online, and the closing date is 5pm on Monday 2nd February. Your exhibit doesn't need to be delivered to the Sydney Showground until 27-28 March, so you still have plenty of time to complete your masterpiece! You can even enter an item you have already completed, as long as it hasn't been washed.

Please check the Sydney Royal Arts Schedule for full details and conditions of entry.