Friday, April 8, 2011

Welcome to The News Thread

Hello and welcome to the first post on The News Thread.

I have been wanting to start this newsletter for some time now and was soo busy with the proof reading of my book that I had to have patience and wait for the right time. Well, here we are, my book is done and has gone to print and will be launched in May. There will be launches and book signings in Cape Town and Jo'burg and possibly in Natal too. I'll post the dates and venues on the Events page as they are confirmed. The first confirmation I have is a launch at Spin Knits at the V&A Waterfront on the morning of the 28th May 2011.  Many of the yarn makers will be there and it promises to be a lovely morning out.

To coincide with the launch I am organising a yarn bombing in Cape Town- more on that later.

Kathryn Harmer Fox - workshops

Sew your own Shoes (or Handbag)

·        Boots, Shoes, Sandals; design them to fit your own foot and wardrobe
·        Make them from fabric, string, glue and thread
·        Clothe your feet with imagination, flair and attitude
Join Kathryn Harmer Fox (professional fibre artist) in a 3 day workshop from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th June 2011 at Dana Biddle’s ColourSpun Studio in Heidelberg, Gauteng
You will need: Your sewing machine (even the most basic) and sewing tools, different coloured sewing threads and a whole lot of oomph! …and I'll supply the shoe making kit.

Creating with Paper, Cardboard and Glue
Whatever your heart desires - you can make it from papier-mâché, from light shades to cutlery boxes, to clocks to sculptured forms; it's easy and earth friendly with paper, cardboard and glue.
Join Kathryn Harmer Fox in a 2 day workshop and you'll never throw paper away again. 

The work shop will be presented on Monday 6th and Friday 10th June 2011 at Dana Biddle’s ColourSpun Studio in Heidelberg, Gauteng. Book early as seats are limited.

For more info and to book, call Kathryn on 043 737 4814 or 082 350 7024 or e-mail

 Half Price Yarn
Save a massive 50% on ColourSpun Pure Merino DK while stocks last. I have discontinued this range of DK and need to clear it to introduce my new Merino DK
Visit ColourSpun Natural Designer Yarn  to grab your share.

Sandra Ratto - Workshops

Well known knitting designer, Sandra Ratto, will be presenting  two workshops in Dana Biddle's Studio in Heidelberg, Gauteng. The first, Knitting on Fabric, will be presented on the 7th May 2011. from 9:00 till 16:00.

The second workshop, Knitting Papal Scarves, will be presented on the 18th July 2011 from 9:00 to 16:00.  Sandra will cover the creative use of yarn, colour, texture and stitch pattern.

For more information and to book, contact Sandra on 011 894 1011 or 082 639 7323 e-mail

Woman's Day Exhibition

This is a call for entries for  

“Izikhwepha Zethu V11 ” EXHIBITION 2011
“shaping our minds”

see the call for entries page for more details
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