Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Molly Makes

A feature in the Christmas issue of MOLLY MAKES

Thursday, December 15, 2011


This is Izzy with a basket of Handspun Bespoke Wool. This range is sold out, but there will be more next year.
Have a beautiful christmas everyone. Looking forward to a nice long break and the start of a new project. Will keep you posted!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Gift Guide

Knitting Needles and Wooli in Inside Out Magazine's Christmas Gift Guide!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Melbourne Design Awards

The Construction Knitting Project picked up an award in the Textile Category for the Melbourne Design Awards. Thank you all who voted for us!!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer COLLECTION now in store

Knitted Camisole Dress in Gold - Linen/Cotton, Silk, Rayon.
Available in Australia at Chiodo.

All Summer Collection photography by Annelise Hough.

Summer Collection

Mesh Kaftan available in New Zealand from Aroha, and Little Black Crown / in Australia from RPM & Chiodo.

Lace Fringe Top available in New Zealand from Little Black Crown.

Summer Collection

Lace Chemise available in Australia from Chiodo.

Lace Kaftan available in New Zealand from Aroha & Taylor / in Australia from RPM .

Jersey Dress available in New Zealand from Little Black Crown / in Australia from Chiodo.

Summer Collection

Filagree Lace Dress available in New Zealand from Little Black Crown & Aroha /in Australia from RPM

Tulip Lace Top available in New Zealand from Taylor & Aroha / in Australia from RPM & Chiodo.
Lace Bloomers available in Australia from Chiodo.

Victoria Lace Dress available in New Zealand from Little Black Crown

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vote For Us....

Wow, our entry for these very prestigious Melbourne Design Awards have been accepted. This award entry is a reflection of the integrity and originality that has been injected into our Construction Knitting Project. The complete project is profiled on the link, which explains the process of how the product was conceived. The public's vote plays a big part in the award - so please vote for us here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Handknitter's Yarn Guide

I remember in my interview with the Design Files I really pondered over the "what's your dream job" question. And I replied that I'd like to travel the world to examine all the rare fibres available, and work out what to knit with them. Well; it came true!!!!

I was actually approached by a publisher to author this particular book: "The Handknitter's Yarn Guide";and I didn't actually travel the world to find the knitting yarn, but I was given a budget to source them, so I trawled the internet (hey - same thing, sort of!) And so for the last year I've had parcels landing on my doorstep from all corners of the world of every type of hand knitting yarn imaginable, made from every fibre possible; animal, vegetable and synthetic. So, I've had time to play, work, and review, and compile all this into a book.

The most amazing I discovered is Vicuna, a rare South American animal; so rare it's US$300 for a 50g ball. 50g's enough to make half a mitten. The most under-rated fibre; Camel - just as fine, soft, warm and beautiful as Cashmere; but you don't see any model/actress come fashion designer releasing a new 'camel knitwear range do you'. I have a list of the most surprising and the most delightful; Seacell (made out of seaweed), Kenaf (from the bark of a bamboo/like plant), Milk (yep; solidified then spun into a yarn), Corn & Nettle. And there's more, my God there's so much more!!!! You will have to wait for the book to come out to discover the rest: March 2012, from St Martin's Press in the US, and Search Press in the UK.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


What a week - phew!! The highlights for me was the actual pitching of the tent , and setting up the ambience for the space/ once the LIGHTLY lamps and pom poms were up I was satisfied it was going to be a productive and beautiful space to share and work for the week at Harvest Workroom. The other highlight of course was the really diverse range of people who attended; one lady brought her elderly mother who has been an accomplished knitter all her life, but can't make the complex and demanding garments she used to make, and can now only knit squares, and so was inspired by the end of the workshop; and then a guy who wanted to learn to knit so he can make something for his girlfried - hoowww sweeeet!! I enjoyed the conversations with all the hospitality workers who had days and afternoons off to knit/ a couple of lawyers, a few designers, artists & fashion students & many textile appreciators. And of course the yummy food / my morning trips to QV Market kept the table filled with pots of tea and fruit, cake, bread, cheese.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Knitting Tent

Tent is now set up for Knitting Workshops at Harvest Workroom.
There are still some places available for the afternoon sessions - or just pop in to have a look and see the new range of WOOLI yarn, Tools & Construction No 3 knitting patterns.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This is a snippet of Construction No3. This pattern has 3 projects, above is PROJECT ONE > A to C. The pattern includes a further 5 garment formations; that's a total of 7 designs made from squares. The WORKSHOP KIT includes the pattern that makes all 7 garment formations. CONSTRUCTION NO.3C below in WOOLI black.

Monday, June 27, 2011


I will be installing the Knitting Tent in Melbourne this time for Construction Knitting Workshops at Harvest Workroom
from 26 - 28 July during STATE OF DESIGN FESTIVAL. I will also be making a guest appearance for a day of workshops at Cottage Industry on Sunday 31st July. Will also be launching new products during this week; which I will be posting details of soon....

Monday, June 20, 2011


Construction No 3 is based on 1 knitted shape: a SQUARE. At Cottage Industry now is a jumbo WOOLI ball that comes with a free knitted pattern that starts off Construction No 3 ; NO.3A is a SHRUG made up of 3 squares.

The rest of No3 pattern shows how to construct a further 6 garments; its easy - just keep knitting squares.

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