A Trunk Show is a selection of knitted samples from yarn companies or designers that a shop can borrow for a short period of time to allow its customers to see what patterns or yarns will look like when they are knitted up. It is a special event that allows folk to come and see items that are not normally on display. As wonderful an asset to our knitting world as the internet has become, opening up the works of all designers to all knitters around the globe, nothing appeals like touching and feeling the garments and accessories that have so cleverly been created. And often a Trunk Show will include a visit by the designer to meet and chat to customers in the shop.
And so, without out any further ado, let me introduce you to Clare Devine and give you the details of the forthcoming trunk show.
The devine Clare Devine (…… such a bad pun but simply too good to pass up!!!) hails from South Africa via the UK (and has called many other places home). Clare works with us in the shop every Monday – aren’t we lucky!! However, she is a talented designer of wonderful knitwear – her particular emphasis is on beautiful accessories – and has a devoted worldwide fan base. For one so relatively new to the world of knitting – she discovered her passion for knitting wandering along the trails of the Bibbulmun track in Western Australia back in 2011 – she is very prolific. So many fabulous designs, collaborations with equally talented knitting folk and ‘appearances’ as the star guest on many podcasts. Clare’s online home is Knit Share Love, a beautiful website where she shares her life, skills and the joy she finds in the world of knitting.
We are thrilled to be able to share Clare’s designs with you over the span of a week or so starting at the end of July and finishing into early August. We will have a wide selection of accessories in the shop for you to touch, feel and try on. Additionally, Clare’s patterns will be available for purchase with a 10% discount (Sunspun Members can add their usual discount as well) for the duration of the trunk show. Annnnd ……. Clare will be in the shop on Saturday morning to say hi, answer questions, sign patterns and help you decide which beautiful yarns to choose for your next knit!
Clare has graciously agreed to teach a class for us as well. On Tuesday 2nd August (6.15 – 9.15pm) we have scheduled her Snell Cowl class (a slip stitch colour work project). If you would like to book in now is the time as places are already filling. Just call us (9830 1609) and we can book you in and secure your spot.
A special treat for Sunspun Members is a Meet, Greet and Nibbles night with Clare on Friday night. Oh …… and did I mention the Fashion Parade!!! For those of us who are ‘models’ – a very scary proposition!! Please make sure you RSVP by Tuesday 26th (see your invitation email, or if you somehow didn’t receive one please call the shop) so we make sure to order sufficient nibbles.
So, we hope that you will come along and touch and feel and try on and chat and enjoy the wonderful talent of Clare Devine – designer extraordinaire!
Trunk Show Details
- Sat 29th July – Fri 5th August
- Meet Clare Sat 29th July 11.30am-3.30pm
- Discounted patterns during show
Sunspun Member Event (by invitation only)
- Friday 29th July
- Times: 6.30 – 8.30pm
- Food provided; free event
- Fashion Parade