Monday, August 23, 2010

First Thursday's Call For Artists!

First Thursdays is back and teaming up with some great local collectives to be bigger and better than ever!  

This fantastic event is relaunching as a quarterly event and the first one will be on Thursday 2 December 2010. K Road will come alive on a Thursday night with a craft market hosted by Foxes, poetry readings, live musical and dance performances, and DJs from George FM. And the highlight will be some of NZ’s most exciting emerging artists who will be exhibiting in a ten-day gallery show at Te Karanga Gallery.

St.Kevin’s arcade and neighbouring shops will also be opening late with special treats and discounts on the night. First Thursdays is all about fostering a tighter-knit arts community, connecting people and spreading new ideas. 

The organisers are currently looking for talented artists, dancers, musicians, djs & poets!
The application deadline is Friday 1 October 2010. See for more details!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Auckland Craft Store!

I've been sitting on this little gem of information for a while now, and now it's all going ahead we can announce it to the world! The Little Craft Store is opening at 201 Pt Chevalier Road, and will be open Monday through Saturday. They will be stocking lots of New Zealand yarns (including Knitsch), Felt, Buttons, Threads and Haberdashery — not to mention Belinda's amazing sock knitting book, Blendy Knits Socks!

The shop opens on the 28th of August — this Saturday!
Hours are 10 to 4pm on a Saturday and 10am to 3pm weekdays.
201 Pt Chevalier Road, Pt Chevalier, Auckland

 The shop is going to be run by the lovely Helen, who also happens to be a neighbour of mine (until I move house this week!) she is passionate about all things handmade and has been cooking this idea for ages, fine tuning and making sure it goes well. It's going to be so fantastic to have a store that is locally run and is an alternative to some of the bigger chains.

Go Helen! Can't wait to swing by and have a look once you're open.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blendy’s Beginners Sock Knitting Class

By popular request, Belinda Too will be running a knitting class!

Blendy’s Beginners Sock Knitting Class

Wednesday Aug 18 & 25

Cost: $20 (includes needles & pattern)

You will learn to knit a miniature sock so that once you have the techniques mastered, you can go home and knit your own big sock!

Also available to buy in the first session is limited edition Needle Food sock yarn at a discounted price, and also Serenknitty sock yarn.

Classes will be held in Meadowbank. (address to be confirmed)

Please register by emailing