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Welcome to the April newsletter!

Whether you're looking for a quick gift for a loved one or just want something for yourself, you are sure to find something in this issue of our April newsletter!

First up, we have a new pattern. Our adorable Violetta and Friends booklet is great value with 20 pages of easy to follow instructions and photos to guide you.

The time honoured craft of tapestry is being celebrated in the Sydney store. Mrs Morris will be in the store to demonstrate tapestry and guide you in your own tapestry journey.

Then it's time to have a closer look at the unique qualities of Schoppel Wolle Cashmere Queen and show off a few projects that the Morris and Sons team have produced using this luxury yarn.

And lastly a round up of our usual April classes and clinics.

Read on to learn more!

April 2015 Newsletter

New Pattern: Violetta and Friends!

Violetta and friends, Mistletoe Mary Fairy, Piximus and Elphie are little dolls that will come in very handy for any celebration or occasion.

They have been created using Morris and Sons Paddington 6 ply yarn in a range of gorgeous colours. These dolls are dainty and light and including the legs they are about 24cm tall. Perfect gifts to post!

You will need to be able to knit and crochet for this project. If you're missing one of these skills, find a friend and you can make the dolls together!

Get a head start on Christmas decorations and start making Mistletoe Mary and Piximus now – no more last minute Christmas crafts rush!

Let the trick or treaters know that you are Halloween friendly by hanging Elphie at the front gate.

What a sweet little witch.

Elphie Witch

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Tapestry Revival Month - Easy to learn, relaxing to do...

What a treat we have in store for you this coming month.

Mrs Morris will be in the Sydney store on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 2pm over the next four weeks demonstrating the gentle art of tapestry along with cross stitch, long stitch and latch hook.


Come along and learn a new skill, ask a question or simply watch and be inspired.

Everyone is welcome - bring a friend and learn together.


Morris and Sons offer the following services - framing, cushion assembly and valuations.


Schoppel Wolle Cashmere Queen

Cashmere, silk, and wool are combined in this unique single ply yarn. Schoppel Wolle has a patented technique that just slightly felts the yarn, creating a single ply that resists the normal pilling associated with a single ply and increases stitch definition.

Composition - 35% Cashmere - 45% Merino Wool - 20% Silk. 10 ply, 140 metres, 50g ball.
Recommended needle sizes - 3.5mm - 4.5mm.

This is a lovely yarn to work with and only improves with use. As you knit with it, the yarn relaxes and the cashmere fibres start to emerge creating a gorgeous halo.

Have a look at what the Morris and Sons team have created using this luxury yarn.

Cowl using two balls of Schoppel Wolle Cashmere Queen in colour 2965 and a free Ravelry pattern- Spiral Cowl by Knitty Gritty Thoughts


Scarf using one ball of Cashmere Queen in colour 9205 and a free Ravelry pattern - Knitted Neck Scarf by Martha Stewart Design team.

Fingerless mittens using one ball of Cashmere Queen in colour 7810 and a free Ravelry pattern - Vineyard Lace Fingerless Gloves


April Classes and Clinics

Last but not least - our Morris and Sons Classes and Clinics.

We are proud to present a new Sock Taster Workshop on the 28th of March in Sydney. If you would like to learn basic sock making techniques and how to create the cutest little pair of socks with Ann Beatty, then this is the class for you.

Saturday 28th March 9.30 - 12.30 - Book now!


Another Sydney class on the 28th March - Learn to Knit, Knits that Fit and Flatter.

Learn to shape, increase and decrease in the ideal places for your body so your knits will fit you exactly the way you want.

Saturday 28th March 9.30 - 12.30.

And look out for Sydney's Learn Continental Knitting class on April 19.

In 3 hours you will learn to knit and purl comfortably in the Continental style, discover the difference between the "English" style of knitting and the Continental style, learn easy transitions between the two for ribbing as well as how to decrease and increase. Wow!

Sunday 19th April 10.30 - 1.30

Sydney Store Classes:

Melbourne Store Classes

Remember, if there isn't a class that suits you or you’d like help with an ongoing project, check out our clinics. They are only $20 so come in and get some expert advice!

For clinics no bookings are required, just drop in!

In Sydney:

Stitching Clinics: every Tuesday 11:00 - 3.00 with Verna
Craft clinics: every Sunday 10.30 - 1.30 with Lyndell

In Melbourne:

Craft Clinics for Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft run every Saturday 10am to 1pm.

At The Granny Square, Katoomba:

At The Granny Square, Newtown:


Easter Trading Hours

Good Friday - closed - all stores
Easter Saturday - normal trading hours - all stores
Easter Sunday - closed - all stores
Easter Monday - 10am - 4pm Sydney, 12pm - 5pm Melbourne
ANZAC Day - closed - all stores


Happy Easter and have a fantastic month!

The Morris & Sons Team

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