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Our New Magazine Subscription Service

We know there are just some magazines you have to have – each and every issue! You love the patterns, you love to read the articles and you just want to have the complete collection to look at and ooohhh and ahhhhh over!

So, to help you, we have established a Magazine Subscriber Service. This means we will be able to order our magazines in the correct quantities to accommodate the demand for each issue. Nobody misses out!

So, how does it work? It is very simple really. Give us a call (03 9830 1609, Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm) or email us ( and tell us you want to purchase your magazine every issue and provide us with a contact number or email address. We will pop your name on the Subscriber Service List for that title. As soon as each new issue comes in we will put your copy in a safe place (!) and hold it for you for seven days. No need to pay up front – just pay as you go! Obviously, if at any time, you decide your collection is complete, just let us know and we will remove your name from the Service. Just in the fine print (every deal has some right!?!?), if we don’t hear from you within the seven day hold period we will put your copy back on the shelf so it won’t get lonely and may find its way home with another yarn lover!

So, what magazines are we talking about? Faves of you all –
amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan. It is published both online and in print a few times a year. Beautiful, sleek and stylish knits!

Pom Pom Quarterly
Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly magazine that would present knitting, crochet, and craft in themodern, beautiful, and meaningful way it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, each issue celebrates the joy of making, without taking it too seriously! Always fun!
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Rowan Magazine

The much acclaimed Rowan Magazine is released inline ith the new seasons, featuring designs from in-house design teams and many freelance designers. Beautiful designs, gorgeous photography – more like a yarn lover’s coffee table book.

The Rowan Subscriber Service will be split into those who would like both the summer and winter editions and those who would prefer only the winter edition. Just let us know which list we should enter you on when you give us a call.

As usual, we are more than happy to mail your magazine to you if you are unable to make it in to visit us.

So, we hope this makes it easier for you and we can help you on your way to many wonderful, memorable ooh & ahhh moments!

Happy ‘yarning’

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Spring Bounty


Spring is here – well, maybe not here here yet in some parts of Australia, but the few early hints of warmer days have been wonderful.

We have some new toys in the shop. These Sirka Counters will help you keep count while working without acres of spreadsheets and ‘have I or haven’t I’ moments of wondering if you’ve ticked off a row. If you’ve ever knitted a contiguous sweater or cardigan, where you need to keep track of increases here every 4 rows, there every other row, and over there every 16 rows, you know how headspinning it can be. Pop along to their website for a description of how they work – it could well revolutionise your crafting!


We carry Rowan Morrison Books’ knitters’ graph-paper journals and are pleased to add their sweater postcard set to the shop. These feature watercolours from Narangkar of vintage jumpers. If you need a father’s day card this weekend, they are perfect.


The new print edition of Amirisu is due in very soon, and features lovely spring/summer designs, plus an interview with knitwear designer extraordinaire Norah Gaughan.


The Craft Sessions are on next week, from 11 to 13 September. This special series brings together crafters of all types who value the handmade – dyeing, embroidery, knitting and sewing. Teachers and participants work together and share ideas, learn from and are inspired by each other. We are very proud to be associated with them. While this year’s sessions are booked out, we will be there and report back. Great things have come out of this weekend-long immersion into the creative world, among them Kylie’s Whisky Bay Woollens. We can’t wait to see what comes out of this year’s.