Sunday, June 27, 2010

A new Masco's out west

Anna Shattky told me this morning about a new west-side wool shop she stumbled upon; Masco's has opened a store in the Kelston shopping mall, right at the end, near the ramp. I think it may be just a winter venture but if it proves popular it may continue.
I fondly remember the huge Masco store on K'Rd, packed with beautiful yarns, and the staff were so helpful, particularly Linda. She still works in Masco's Downtown shop and always takes the time to help amateur knitters (me) with tricky patterns etc.
Perhaps I could pop into the new store and organise a 10% discount for the Piha Craft Exchanger's? Worth a shot!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Finally Hannah and I have set a date... 7th of July for the inaugural Piha Craft Exchange session. We'd love to have a good turn-out so spread the word - 7:45pm at Barnett Hall.

We're looking forward to meeting other craft-minded people in the community and checking out the range of skills you all have and the projects you're working on. It will be interesting see if any novices roll up - don't be shy. With the renaissance of all things handmade I hope there's a few of you who'd like to learn to sew/knit etc. Hopefully we can organise a couple of sewing machines to be there for the night - can anyone help here? Unfortunately I only have an old industrial number which weighs a ton.

See you at 7:45pm. The Zumba class will have the hall warmed by then!