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Project of the Month – June 2009

Project of the Month June 2009

Easy Empire Lace Scarf

This scarf is a lovely, light drapey design and very easy to make as it there are only 4 rows to repeat (and 2 of them are purl rows!).   Better yet, the whole scarf only takes one ball of Morris Empire 2ply so you can buy the yarn & pattern for only $15.55!  Start knitting them now as beautiful hand-made gifts for friends & family.

Cosy up with Cleckheaton this Winter

Cosy Up with CleckheatonBuy just $40 worth of ANY Cleckheaton yarn and get an incredible 50% off any Cleckheaton pattern book...note that the yarn and pattern book MUST be purchased in the one transaction. This fantastic offer will run from the 1st May until 30th June, 2009. Don't miss your opportunity to stock up on some gorgeous yarns and grab a bargain on Cleckheaton's diverse array of supporting patterns. Click here to see all of our Cleckheaton products.
Shop now online, instore or over the phone...and be ready in time for winter!

May Project of the Month

Our Project for May is a present for Mum. Stitch this lovely bookmark for her, or give her the gift of stitching by simply purchasing the kit for her to stitch herself. There are many different designs available to choose from, as well as other small kits from Textile Heritage like scissor keeps, needle cases, pincushions, and purses. Lots of choices for the crafty mum or impress her with you thoughts and efforts.

Easter Window Displays

Shop WindowOur new window displays went in last week (Window 1; Window 2) and they are inspired by the joys of Easter. One window features our Project for April which is a gorgeous crocheted Bunny, along with fluffy easter eggs, love hearts and a knitted alphabet cube...great for gift giving for those avoiding eating chocolate this Easter...
In our other window display we're displaying gorgeous items for baby...toys, blankets and a beautiful cross stitch, perfect for celebrating new lives.

The Team at Morris and Sons wishes you a very happy, yarn filled Easter (maybe with a little chocolate as well?)

Project of the Month – April 2009

April Project"Easter Bunny" - Our Project for April is a gorgeous crocheted project for those avoiding giving (or eating!) chocolate this Easter... Our sample Bunny has been made in Anny Blatt Angora he used 1.5 balls and is approx. 15cm (when seated) although any yarn could be substituted resulting in a smaller or larger Bunny! The pattern can be found by clicking here.

The Team at Morris and Sons wishes you a very happy, yarn filled Easter (maybe with a little chocolate as well?).


Summer Window Displays

Shop WindowsHave you seen gorgeous our new Summer window displays? (Window 1; Window 2)
These Summer focused garments are brought to you by the kind folk at Patons and feature designs from their Summer Serenity Book 1272

These designs were inspired by the feel of romance in the Summer air, with colours and yarns designed to cool us down and keep us cosy as the night-time breezes blow in.

If you're in search of that perfect gift or just feel like treating yourself to something luscious, drop in and our friendly staff can get you started.

Project of the Month – March 2009

Our project for this month is Jo Sharps Twisted Drop Stitch Vest.POTM March 2009

Staff and customers have been drawn to this modern design. Its very quick and easy, but still interesting to knit, as you make the three sections (bodice and two sleeves) first, then join them at the yoke.

The version we have displayed in-store (and pictured here) uses a strand each of both #858 Champagne Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre (5 balls for the 80-90cm bust size; 6 balls for 100-110cm bust size) and #233 Crete Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK cotton (6 balls smaller size; 7 balls larger size), plus 10.00mm and 4.50mm needles. The generous folk at Jo Sharp have kindly lent us this sample so that you, our customers, can see and feel their designs and yarns in real life.

You can find this pattern along with 10 other fabulous designs including Origami Bolero, Ra Ra Cape and Ribbed Scarf in Jo Sharp, Knit Issue 7 available instore and online NOW!

Bushfire Appeal

The tragic bushfires in Victoria are bringing out the charitable character of Australians, and indeed, people from around the world. One great idea for raising funds for the victims has caught our attention: a raffle of knitting & fibre goodies, organised by Melbourne knitter Jacqueline through her blog Serendipity. As Jacqueline explains, basically how it works is that you go to the Australian Red Cross Website and make a donation of AUD$10 or above to the Victorian bushfire appeal. For every $10 you donate you will go into the draw for the knitting/fibre related prize, then you just have to email a copy to your receipt to Jacqueline. The prizes so far are incredible, and just keep getting better - Morris and Sons are happy to be donating a $100 Gift Voucher, and hope that everyone can get behind Jacqueline's great initiative.

Project of the Month – February 2009

February Project"Love is in the Air - Hearts" - This month the staff and customers at Morris and Sons are falling in love and knitting about it! Our in-house designer has created these cute little hearts, which are a simple gift for you to make for all your family and friends for Valentine's Day. The best thing is that you can use just about any yarn you like - we particularly like any yarns that are fluffy or shiny and so we've made our samples from Anny Blatt Angora Super 8ply, Bouton d'Or Angora Infeutrable 8ply, Anny Blatt Victoria Ribbon, Bouton d'Or Flash, Twilleys Goldfingering as our project for the month of February. The pattern is very easy and you could whip up a couple of hearts over a weekend. Happy Valentine's Day!

Project of the Month – January 2009

January Project"Sydney By Day" - To celebrate Australia Day and our gorgeous Sydney summer we’ve chosen the long stitch kit “Sydney By Day” as our project for the month of January. The design shows a beautiful, iconic Sydney skyline of our famous Opera House with the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower behind with a Sydney Ferry ploughing through the harbour in the foreground. The kit has a finished size of 71cm x 46cm and includes the printed canvas, wools, instructions and a needle…all you need to get started and complete this lovely project.