What's happening at Crafty?
What on earth is going on at Crafty Knitwits? Well the knitting group is going well, sometimes almost spilling out the door. Some very gorgeous projects going on and also some great progress with beginner knitters.
Same can be said for the crochet group, great to see such a lot of creativity. Our new class/group of stitching started in September (Thursday nights – 6.30pm to 8pm). This is an interesting class and at the moment working with stitching on hand dyed wool fabric. We have some samples in store if you would like to see what is being done at the moment. This group will continue running every Thursday evening. You don't need to register, just turn up at 6.30pm and Shelly will look after you. Cost per class is $10 plus materials.
Our Advent Calendar class with Claudia from Tiffanies has just finished. Look at the lovely calendar that Camille completed... just lovely. We do still have a few panels left in store. The panels are $18.50 each and have instructions on how to complete printed on them. You do need to have additional fabric to back and bind. Great to complete this project for Christmas!
We have also been busy rearranging the store to ensure we keep all of our craft and cafe customers happy and comfortable. So downstairs we now have a fabric room which is great for quietly browsing the range, a yarn wall for choosing your New Zealand and English yarns, a stitching and haberdashery nook for choosing your next stitching project or haberdashery requirements, complete with button selection and trolley to lay the buttons on your garment to check suitability.
Upstairs, we have rearranged the knitting patterns so that you can sit and study the range easily. We still have the Filatura Di Crosa yarn corner complete with the pattern range in one place for ease of browsing and choosing. We have rearranged the cafe a little which has lightened up the whole corner area. We have based these changes on customer feedback and business growth. We love our space and will continue improving it and innovating as we progress.
About innovation... we do currently offer a catering service, so if you are requiring finger foods for a function, we are happy to deliver this service. We can offer waiting service if required. Starting November 1st, we will also be offering a Picnic Basket service suitable for beach picnics or boating trips. We will outline more detail on this in the next Channel Magazine, or simply inquire in store and we can discuss your needs. Yes busy, busy, busy!
Crafty Knitwits Store & Cafe, 101 Kitchener Road, Milford. Phone 4862724
or 0212164711 or visit: www.craftyknitwits.co.nz.