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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

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.

mini cables

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

Busy Busy Busy

Well I am hooking up a storm, working on some pretties. Just need to sew up the arms and shoulders on a Kauni Cardigan, I am making it in the most beautiful yarn, called Autumn wind, you have to try to get your hands onto some even just to pat it!


I started a lesson with a new student who I thought was going to be a beginner, the second she picked up the hook and yarn I knew, this isn’t a beginner! Wrapped the yarn around her fingers like and old pro.  Muscle Memory is amazing, she told me that she hasn’t picked up a hook in 20 odd years and before that was never a major crocheter had just done a couple of things.  Well she can add one more to her list

In about an hour and a half she has made herself a gorgeous coin purse, her plan is more purple things!  (please ignore the alpaca filled rubbish bags in the background…alpaca…must spin alpaca)  And for those of you in the know, this is my Mum.  Really, I would have thought that Mum and I would have had a crochet discussion by now, but we hadn’t.  Well now we have, and her next visit she wants to make more things. I think she may have caught the bug, maybe just a teensy bit.

Bethania Community Centre, Station Road Bethania 
(cross the train lines and it is next door to the pool)
Every Wednesday
$10 per 2 hour session

 9.30am – 11.30am  Beginner Knitting
12.30pm – 2.30pm Beginner Crochet

Supplies: You are welcome to bring your own 8ply yarn, hooks and needles, or I have some available at a low cost.

Fibreific Is Up and Running!!

Well hello there, this is the first of what I hope to  be many posts, keep us all updated on what is happening here at Fibertific. Fiberific is a fun word isn’t it? Fiberific….FIBERIFIC!! Thats it keep on saying it!   We love fibres and everything that can be done with them spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving you name it, if it is fibre related we want in on it!!

A little bit about me, ok…. I am a crochet addict, I love crochet the best (see favoritism already lol)  It is my first craft so it holds a special place.  A few years ago I learned to knit in the continental style, this opened up the knitting world to me, before that I was a scarf only girl.  I now see a knitting pattern I love and instead of groaning, I add it to me ever increasing queue, or worse cast on and add it to the pile of WIPS (work in progress).  In July I attended the first ever Craft Yarn Council Teach the Teacher Program, in Australia.  This is the first course to be run outside of the United States. So having undertaken both Knitting and Crochet Certified Instructors Program, I have been having a blast teaching.  Initially I have been teaching privately in my home, but I want to teach more people so I am starting up a couple of beginners groups, details will be a bit further down.  I also pattern test, tech edit and some production work for the lovely ladies at Jenny King Designs on the Sunshine Coast.

Each week I will write up what I have been doing and what I have been working on and what classes and workshops are on.

So lets get the show on the Road.

This week, I have been madly organising a venue for my Beginner classes and the lovely booking staff at the Bethania Community Centre have been extremely helpful.

So new Classes info.. ready for it.

Bethania Community Centre, Station Road Bethania (cross the train lines and it is next door to the pool)
Every Wednesday
$10 per 2 hour session

 9.30am – 11.30am  Beginner Knitting
12.30pm – 2.30pm Beginner Crochet

Supplies: You are welcome to bring your own 8ply yarn, hooks and needles, or I have some available at a low cost.

I have also been invited to run a workshop at Queensland Spinners We will be learning about crochet cables and lace, and make a cushion cover using these techniques.  For more information and booking details look here.

Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists, 12 Payne Street Auchenflower
Sunday 18th September 9am -4pm
Queensland Spinners Website has the supply list.

Get your fibre on! Have a great week!
Chantelle.