Morris & Sons

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With summer drawing to a close its time to get our winter warmers ready! We are fully stocked in all our stores with beautiful sock yarns and have a variety of hat and scarf patterns ranging from simple beginner ones to ones for the seasoned knitter or crocheter, we even have a fabric cowl pattern for the sewers out there! Beautiful patchwork quilts are also a great addition to any home for the cooler winter months. Our Sydney and Melbourne stores have all the materials you need to get started so please come in and take a look at our fabric ranges.

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Sale

Unfortunately we say goodbye to Manos Lace. This opulent blend of baby alpaca and silk with a touch of cashmere is now 50% off in store and online. Limited stock and colours available. We won’t be getting this yarn again, so at 50% off grab yourself a bargain before it all disappears.

A select few ranges are also on sale in store. Ask at your local store for details.

Patchwork with Leslie Edwards

As the weather changes it's the perfect time to learn a new skill or extend your knowledge. We have classes in stores covering a variety of crafts and for all levels.

In Melbourne this month we launch our patchwork course. This is taught over 3 Saturdays starting Saturday 25th March. It is a great introduction to quilt making as you will learn how to make different blocks as well as how to assemble, quilt and bind the quilt. Taught by experienced quilting teacher Leslie Edwards, it’s sure to be a delight.

Learn to Knit

In our Sydney Morris and Sons Store and in the Granny Square stores in Richmond, Newtown and Katoomba we have gone knitting crazy, offering a “learn to knit’ class in March. Knitting is a beautiful craft to learn and on the class you will learn all the basics including casting on and off as well as the 2 fundamental stitches of knit and purl. This gives you all the basics to complete your first scarf-great as a gift or something for yourself to keep warm.

For more information on all our classes please see our website.

Meet the Staff

Name: Imogen

Position/store: Co-Manager Katoomba/Sales Assistant Sydney Store

Favourite in store product: Knit Pro Nova Needles (circular).

Favourite pattern: Just. Too. Many. I have made a few of the Patons Bubbles Baby Shawl- (although I changed the pattern and did it in the round).

Favourite craft: I love these equally - knitting, sewing, dyeing wool and designing.

Favourite piece you have made: Just about anything colourwork or lace.

Current project: In my knitting work basket are four WIPs. A singlet - in Empire held double (double trouble), a sweater, a cardigan and a shawl.

How long have you worked for Morris and Sons: Three years and five months

What is your craft history (who taught/inspired you?): I'm pretty sure that this is a familiar tale - I was taught both knitting and sewing by my mother but my great aunt and my grandmother must have shown me things too. I was the age of six or thereabouts. I tried knitting unsuccessfully again in my 20's. Then in my 30's I moved to the Blue Mountains and retaught myself (with the aid of Elizabeth Zimmermann). Those long train journeys while commuting helped me to zoom though projects and increased my learning pretty quickly. I think I was (and still am) inspired by all those people out there that make things. I look at all the things and want to make all the things!

Any other facts you would like to share with our customers: Lifeline. Always use a lifeline.

Name: Emily

Position/store: Melbourne

Favourite in store product: Estate 4ply- it’s just so versatile and perfect for colourwork!

Favourite pattern: Ainsley Beret Ainsley Beret

Favourite craft: Knitting, but I crochet, sew and weave as well

Favourite piece you have made: My Greco top from PomPom issue 13 (in Avalon 4ply)

Current project: I’m making another 'Naname' scarf in Empire 4ply

How long have you worked for Morris and Sons: just over 3 years

What is your craft history (who taught/inspired you?): I’ve always been crafty, but taught myself to knit and crochet from the internet

Any other facts you would like to share with our customers:

I taught the Melbourne crochet classes here for about a year before I started working on the floor. Only then did I start knitting seriously. And for the past year or so I’ve started making up my own patterns! The Naname scarf pictured is available for free on Ravelry and is perfect for our Empire 4ply yarn!

Follow Us!

Make sure you keep up to date by following us on instagram and tagging your pics, @morrisandsons and @thegrannysquare, we love to see what our customers are doing. We are also combining our Granny Square stores social media, the new profile is @thegrannysquare on Instagram and Facebook.

Hope you all have a great month and enjoy the last of the warm weather.

See you soon

Morris and Sons Team

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