Friday, 28 November 2014

Madelinetosh now in stock!

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived - we now have Madelinetosh yarn in stock!

Mad Tosh Vintage

Mad Tosh DK

Tosh Merino Light

These gorgeous yarns, using nothing but the best natural fibres, are all hand dyed in small batches using traditional methods in Texas, USA. All the yarn has been ethically sourced from Peruvian and South American spinning mills before being sent to Texas for dying, using only low impact organic compound dyes.

Let me tell you, we are thrilled to be able to share them with you - they are sumptuous, beautiful yarns that come in the most amazing colourways.

Here at Woolarium we are stocking the Tosh Vintage (10 ply worsted), Tosh DK (8 ply) and Tosh Merino Light (4 ply Fingering). Have look at our website to see the colourways we have, and remember - if there is a colourway we don't have we can easily order it in for you.

Friday, 21 November 2014

New knitting patterns and kits at Woolarium!

It's that time of year again - the time that we are meant to be full of goodwill towards our fellow man, but instead we all feel frazzled trying to figure out what to give to our nearest and dearest (and are driven completely bonkers by dreadful Christmas jingles in the meantime).

Fear not, though - Woolarium is at the rescue, with our range of patterns and kits that are perfect to knit up as gifts, or just to give to loved ones of a knitterly disposition.

Our latest pattern, which is available as a downloadable pdf online or in kit form from the store, is the beautiful Chunky Moss Stitch Cowl. Quick to make, gorgeous to wear, this will be received with raptures by those who like to keep snug and warm.


Knitted in Rowan Big Wool, the kit can be made up in your choice of colour. Have a look on our website to see the colour range!

Our Chunky Cable Cowl and Cable Fingerless Gloves are also available as pdf downloads or in kit form from the store. So many beautiful things to make, and all of them are quick, easy and great projects for beginners.


Kits will soon be available online, but in the meantime you can purchase the pattern and the yarn from our website. Don't forget - we offer free postage for Australian orders!

Cable Mitts 1

Friday, 14 November 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas - Cable Fingerless Gloves

Cable Mitts 1

Scouting around for a quick Christmas gift to make? Then you can't go past these gorgeous fingerless cable gloves! This easy project, which is great for beginners, uses one skein of 10 ply Spud & Chloe Sweater.

Cable Mitts 3

The pattern is free with the yarn purchase, or available to buy from the Woolarium website. Knit flat before being seamed together, they are the perfect gift: fast to knit, beautiful to behold, and sure to be welcomed by anybody who loves to stay warm. And there's no better way to keep snug than being swathed in hand knit goodness, especially when it's organic wool and cotton!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Sit 'n' Knit Sundays at Woolarium

Sit n Knit #2

We love yarn crafts. And we love people. So we thought that a wonderful way to bring the two together was to hold a Sit 'n' Knit session every Sunday afternoon in our lovely light filled space!

Our Sit 'n' Knits have been running for quite a while now, and are always a very happy gathering of wonderfully crafty people. We have knitters and crocheters both, of all skill levels and abilities, who come together to craft away, and it truly is the most fun you can have whilst sitting down.

With the café next door supplying hot drinks, and often a few cakes and nibblies finding their way onto the table, we can think of no better way to spend our Sunday afternoons. New faces are always welcome, and our regular ladies are always more than happy to assist with any project difficulties, or even just to provide lots of enthusiasm for everybody's projects!

So if you've been looking for a regular knitting or crochet group to hang out with, we'd love to see you join our table at Woolarium. The sessions run every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, with no bookings required - just turn up, find a chair and tell the lovely café people next door that you'd like a latte whilst you stitch the afternoon away!

Sit n Knit #1

Event: Sit 'n' Knit
Date: Every Sunday afternoon
Time: 2 - 4pm
Everybody welcome, plus it's free of charge!