Archive | 2016

The week that was.. not even over yet

Well this week has been full of fun and chaos! Trying to keep focused on your fibery job when it has been over 30 degrees C everyday is hard!

Monday, I used the random generator thingy to choose the 2 winners for the wonderful Daenerys Shawl kits, The Daenerys shawl is one of those wonderful patterns that it looks harder than it is!! And you can sit and watch the world go by while knitting it. I thoroughly enjoyed knitting it up! If you want to make your own Daenerys shawl, click here to go the pattern on Dominique Trad’s Ravelry Page!  Then its time to record the video for Tuesday! I set everything up, takes a good hour or so.. get my YouTube face on, and sit in my chair.. just as I hit record, literally at that precise moment, my neighbour fires up his lawn mower, it is 10.30am and 30 degrees on a Monday, who does that.. so I can’t record.. its too loud and I have to wait.. without mussing up my hair or makeup… Finally he is done at 11.30 and I hit record!  Movie Magic is made and this is the result…

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Fiberific! Episode #31 – In this video I discuss which spindles I think  are good for beginners, how to choose fluff, and a quick introduction to using your new spindle… I also share my favourite spindle makers!! Click the Pic if you want to watch it!

Tuesday is always a fun day of social media, hanging out checking my YouTube, Instagram and Facebook! Also it seems to be the day I get most housework done.. although it was another scorcher, and I did hang about in my house.. as I had been a big sook, and put the Aircon on.

Wednesday this week I had a special visitor! One of the people who took my Double Ended Crochet Class, I did while at the Majacraft Magic Camp in Roturua, New Zealand,  earlier in the year. We chatted about houses that are filled with fluff (mine looks like a yarn/ spinning store was loaded into a truck, backed into my house and then exploded) I wish I was joking. After my guest drove off into the heat, I got on with the business that is Thursday Quickies!! Its a video series, that I have started… I was only interrupted by the courier and that is OK!

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Fiberific! Episode #32 – My Top 5 tips for using silk!   Thank you goes to Anke Verhave for asking the question!

If you have something you want me to do a quickie on, contact me support@fiberific.com.au

As usual these are just my tips, you may have others! You may not like my tips.. These tips are valid for knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving, at least a few of them anyway. Click the Pic if you want to watch it.

And then Thursday was a day filled with opening the Chiaogoo box up and holy dooley! When I decided to order some big stuff… it was not in my brain as big… like 25mm circular needle, they are HUGE!!! So if you need some big needles, or hooks, I small have a selection!

ChiaoGoo Flexible Hooks 32″ (80cm)

ChiaoGoo Bamboo 24″ (60cm) Fixed Circulars

ChiaoGoo Stainless Steel 40″ (100cm) Fixed Circulars

ChiaoGoo Bamboo Hooks

 

What is going on!!!

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Oh so nice of you to ask…snerk… Next week I will have my first ever stall at the Craft and Quilt Fair at Southbank (in Brisbane) It runs from October 5 to October 9! I will be at stall J06! You should absolutely come and say Hi!

Now while I am out living life large at Southbank, I will not be able to ship orders. But I am going to try something a bit different and just block sales on the things I will be taking with me.. So I will block all yarn, fibre and Chiaogoo, but everything else will be fine.. I hope.. 😉 Just take a few days longer to ship out..

Now for those of you going to the Craft and Quilt fair I have added in a temporary Free Post Collect at the Fair option to shipping! So if you want say Nancy’s knit knack yarn meter.. but you will be at the show.. I can bring it! And you can come and collect it!  Or if you order this week and collect it at the show.. we can do that too!!! If you let me know what day you will be coming to the fair that would be super helpful too!!

See you there!!!

What tools do you use? Or recommend for beginners?

Todays video is all about what tools to avoid when you are a noob, or just beginning or teaching beginners… Don’t forget to Subscribe so you don’t miss any videos, and may get picked for a present!

Fiberific Ep # 23 Lets Chat: Tools for Noobs

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Hi Everyone!

Fiberific! has uploaded its first Unboxing video. I had a Chiaogoo Order Arrive and thought surely I can’t be the only one who gets excited about new things. So I made a video! All the new stock is up on the website and can be ordered now.  I will also be posting out the preorders over the next 2 days as well!

I will be creating a lot more content in the coming months, videos on how I use some of the equipment I sell, maybe some short ones of me talking about what I am working on and what I am excited about.  If you want to see something in particular, please leave a comment either here on the blog, in the comments section of the youtube video or facebook.

I am really excited about these videos, but also very nervous too.  But mostly excited.

I hope you like this one and the others that are coming!

Cheers

Chantelle.

Keep an Eye on the Sale! Tab

For sale items check out https://fiberific.com.au/product-category/sale/  Please note, there are limited sizes and quantities. Future orders will be at the full price.

I am slowly catching up on adding stock and dyeing yarn! Things are going a bit slower than planned as I spent a few days doing Easter Stuff with the Family then, last couple of days doing Birthday Things with the Little Miss.

I am gearing up for the Qld Spinners Open Day coming up on the new date of 7th May 2016! You should come and visit! I will be teaching a beginners crochet class too!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/crochet-chain-cowl-with-chantelle-hills-tickets-24058737331

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New ChiaoGoo Goodies!!!

The Wonderful ChiaoGoo interchangeables are expanding!! Not only are there Large and Small, but there will very soon be Mini’!!! Coming up for release in March will be 5″ Tip Sizes 1.5mm,1.75mm 2mm 2.25mm and 2.5mm along with Mini cables in 35cm, 55cm, 75cm. These new tips will fit into the spare slots in your existing cases.

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Another New Cool item will be the large to small adaptor, this means you will be able to have a large tip, then the adaptor and a small cable! These will coming much sooner, but as yet I have no date!

I am putting in a preorder very soon, so if you want to make sure you get yours with my first delivery… let me know what you want either by replying here, pm or email to sales@fiberific.com.au