With our ‘Making It Better’ workshop for Sydney Craft Week rapidly approaching (October 6), I have been thinking a lot about the different ways that people use making to get through challenging times. I have been having lots of Interesting conversations and reading articles and books and waking up in the middle of the night … Continue reading Making It Better – stories from the front line. Two generations of women spinning chaos into order.
by Susan Solomon For years and years I've watched people knit with fascination, envy and in some cases thoughts of old ladies!! Nah not for me! The last time I tried I was a school girl. I managed to knit one sleeve of a green jersey that buttoned up the front. I was supposed to … Continue reading The convert
CRAFT RETREAT: definition: Escaping from the usual routine with a group of kindred souls to engage in your favourite activities and learn a few new ones in a beautiful setting with someone else doing the cooking! And there’s usually some good textile related shopping to be had. What’s not to like? North American knitters have … Continue reading Fancy a craft retreat?
I finished my latest shawl a couple of nights ago. It is my version of a simple pattern called Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry and is mostly plain knitting with increases on one side and decreases on the other to achieve the shape. It can be as colourful or plain, as long or short … Continue reading Megan’s version of the ‘Free Your Fade’ knitted scarf
Sun 27 May 2018 | 2.00pm - 5.00pm AEDT The Little Space | 3/384 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, Sydney Tickets $47.29 | Book here This May, Shared Threads is returning to core business - knitting and crochet. Even though the days are still so warm, there is a hint of Autumn about. The days are … Continue reading A Woolly Winter Workshop – knitting and crotchet in May
Well that was a bit different! We weren’t quite sure how it would work but felt it was worth the gamble and it really paid off. Susan Solomon, Master of Sujitsu Ikebana led 11 of us in a fascinating, highly entertaining and thoroughly eye opening afternoon. The Little Space was filled with buckets of flowers … Continue reading Ikebana Report
When I travel, one of the first things I do is look up the local yarn stores and any fibre related events that might be happening during my stay. Yes, really. Apparently I am not alone. I have even been known to organise my travel time around yarn events or even to travel with the … Continue reading Travel Notes
We are very excited to announce that Susie Solomon, one of our Shared Thread members has agreed to teach a Workshop on Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement on Sunday April 15th from 2-5pm. Susan is an Ikebana Master of the School of Sogetsu, the most contemporary of all the Ikebana schools of … Continue reading Ikebana Workshop with Susan Solomon coming Sun 15 April
For the past few days I have been up at Noosa for a conference. By profession, I am a psychiatrist and my two main areas of expertise are youth mental health and sleep. I was really pleased to be asked to speak at this meeting about sleep in young people. Like most people, I was … Continue reading Coming out of the craft closet
Deanne and I have been on leave for a couple of months over the school holidays. We’ve been travelling and busy with family. Now everyone is settled back into school and university (both of our first born started this year), we are ready to get stuck into some serious Thread Sharing. Over the Summer we … Continue reading Welcome to 2018