Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cotton's are coming

I am just about to list several hand dyed cotton lots. Keep an eye out on Zanz Facebook page for some sneak peaks!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Getting ready for the first Loving Hands for Cancer Research auctions

Head on over to ArtEZan to check out some of the gorgeous items we have already previewing for the Loving Hands for Australian Cancer Research Auctions that start this weekend.
The first auction will run from this Saturday 5th November and will finish Saturday 12th November at 9 pm
Please support this worthy cause and let your friends know about these great items up for auction.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bamboo Shawlette for Loving Hands Cancer Fundraiser Auctions

Blocked this gorgeous bamboo shawlette today.

This will be auctioned off at this weekends Loving Hands for Cancer Fundraiser auctions that I am holding at ArtEZan

This gorgeous shawl is knit using the Age of Brass and Steam pattern and knit using Zanz hand dyed 8ply bamboo. So soft and silky and a gorgeous blue and purple colourway.

Please pop on over to ArtEZan to check out all the stunning items we have up for preview and let your friends all know about this great fundraiser for Cancer Research.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Handspun Versa

Also recently finished this gorgeous versa in handspun merino.
I just love the way this has turned out, so stunning.

And I think I found the perfect button for it too!

Handspun faux cashmere

Recently finished this stunning handspun faux cashmere, love the autumnal feel of this one.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

A couple of FO's - Age of Brass and Steam and Pettine

A couple I've finished recently.
Today I finished this Age of Brass and Steam. This is knit in 10 ply cotton so I upped the needle size to 6mm. only managed 7 repeats in the last stockinette section (used about 125g I think, got away with 4g leftover, I judged well) but it's not noticeable. Just love this one, had this yarn (dyed by me, Zanz) and always knew it would be something for me, though dd1 is also a purple fan and so in love with it.

Finished this Pettine a couple of weeks ago but haven't had a chance to block it. But thought I'd photograph it today as no idea when I will get around to the blocking (mostly too wet at the moment or if it is a fine day too busy).
Wasn't sure about this one all through the knitting, loved the yarn when I'd first tried it as a sock but wasn't sure how it went for a shawl but seeing it finished and even more trying it on it really works.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Just listed a load of lovely new stitch markers.
Here is a preview of some of them. Lots of cute flowers and polymer clay and wooden beads as well as some stunning mother of pearl and freshwater shell coin beads.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

Absolutely love this. Finished it last week and have worn it loads already.
The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief is a free download pattern on Ravelry.
It's a super easy knit and makes a lovely mini shawlette. It fits perfectly with the v at the front and the ends tie back around at the front. Perfect for keeping your neck warm without any bulk.

This one I knitted using hand dyed 8 ply cotton (by me, Zanz available at ArtEZan) and it is supersoft and comfortable.
I will definitely be knitting a few more of these. Next one planned is in bamboo.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

This weeks handspun

This weeks hand spun yarn. Faux cashmere. An interesting fibre to spin but produces the most amazingly soft yarn.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


A pair of socks I finished last week.
Since discovering 20cm circulars I am loving sock knitting.
I have some in stock at ArtEZan if anyone else is interested in giving them ago. They really have made sock knitting so much easier for someone who hates using dpn's and I didn't like the results magic looping on socks.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Zanz hand dyed wool stocking tonight at ArtEZan

A number of new Zanz hand dyed wool colourways will be stocked tonight on ArtEZan at 8pm Sydney time.

There are 200-300g lots in merino, bfl and superwash merino bases.

Pop over to ArtEZan tonight to check them out.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Stitch markers just stocked at ArtEZan

Have just added some new stitch markers at ArtEZan. Special single markers, perfect for marking the beginning of your round.

Cute P U R L set.

Stunning genuine Swarovski crystals sets. Shown below in Green. Also available in black and rose.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gorgeous Handspun

Have got back into one of my favourite pastimes. Spinning!!!

Here are last weeks off the wheel.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crocheted hairbands stocking tonight

Tonight, Wednesday 24th August I will be restocking ArtEZan with some of our ever popular crochet headbands.
Hand dyed supersoft merino, cotton and handspun yarn is used to create a gorgeous and unique hairband. These are fully adjustable as they tie at the back so one size fits all from little princesses to mum's who want a treat.

And as modelled by my daughter.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inca cotton for Karla

Gorgeous!!! I so love this yarn and must get some more at some point. Want lots for me!!
Super super soft and gorgeous hand spun in Peru Inca cotton.

Three semi solids for Karla.
Loving them!! (of course especially the purple)

Friday, August 5, 2011


Just finished these shorties.

Not been doing a lot of knitting lately and really enjoyed making these.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Stocking of Zanz hand dyed tonight on ArtEZan

Tonight at 8pm Sydney time so new Zanz hand dyed colourways in bamboo, merino and cotton will be listed on ArtEZan

Saturday, April 30, 2011

15% OFF at ArtEZan

Mother's Day is just around the corner!!!

To celebrate we are offering 15% off at ArtEZan until Thursday.

There are lots of great Mother's Day present ideas including hand dyed yarn, knitting accessories, hand dyed aprons, socks, stunning beaded bookmarks, hats and scarves.
Pop on over to and grab a bargain for yourself or as a present.

Just added a couple of gorgeous scarves - hand crotched organic merino and cotton

I was so pleased with the scarf I made for my sister I decided to make a couple more for the store.
The first is hand crotched in hand dyed organic merino in a brown and pinks colourway. Just stunning and so soft.
And this one is in 100% cotton. Lovely and soft and very pretty in white, pinks and purples.

Check them out at ArtEZan

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Today only 20% off with the Cloth Nappy Hunt discount code at ArtEZan

Use your Cloth Nappy Hunt discount code for 20% off today to celebrate the last day of the hunt.
ArtEZan will also be keeping the 10% discount with the GDUNH code running for another week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Swarovski Crystal bookmarks at ArtEZan

I've just listed a load of stunning genuine Swarovski crystal hand beaded bookmarks on ArtEZan - no photo can do these justice. Simply stunning and the perfect gift or treat for yourself.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lara and her doll

Just had to share these photo's of my dd, Lara, with the doll I made her for her 4th Birthday.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Swarovski crystal bookmarks

Today I made up a number of Swarovski crystal bookmarks.
These are great pick me up presents and perfect for Mother's Day, teacher gifts, birthday presents.
These are all created with the highest quality genuine Swarovski crystals and have to be seen in person to understand how stunning they are.

I will be listing these bookmarks in the next few days on ArtEZan.

I also made a start on some gorgeous Swarovski crystal stitchmarker sets.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Arlene Scarf

Just finished this scarf for my sister's birthday - modelled here by my dd1.
Crocheted in organic merino it is super soft.
A really simple and easy pattern that I think really shows off the colours in the variegated yarn.
I will be putting the pattern up in my store ArtEZan tomorrow.
ETA the scarf pattern is now available under patterns.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to my dd Lara - MASSIVE SALE DAY at ArtEZan

It's my baby girls 4th Birthday today (8th March) so for one day only there is 15% OFF everything at ArtEZan - use your Cloth Nappy Hunt discount code for a further 10% OFF - So in all a MASSIVE 25% OFF everything at - including yarn, knitting accessories, children's clothing, knits, bookmarks, bags etc.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Doll for dd's 4th Birthday

Tomorrow is my dd3 Lara's 4th Birthday. (OMG my baby is growing up!!!)

I am so pleased with this doll I've made for her. She is so cute and soft. Yarn for body and the two dresses hand dyed by me (one dress is BFL and the other is bamboo) as well as some of the hair.

Hope she likes her.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Great Down Under Nappy Hunt - starts today

The Great Down Under Nappy Hunt started today and runs all month. There are $9000 worth of prizes up for grabs so why not join in. Or just do some of the mini hunts to exercise your brain.

ArtEZan are sponsors and hope you enjoy our mini hunt.
We are also offering 10% off with the hunt discount code so why not sign up for that!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Zanz hand dyed stocking!!!

Yep Zanz hand dyed is stocking!!!!
A small first stocking of the year with some cottons, bamboos and Woolganics.
We've been very quiet on the dyeing front recently but with the kids back to school I'm so excited to being back into it.

The new colourways will go live tomorrow night, Thursday 10th February at 8pm Sydney time.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Well 2011 is here!!!
Sorry for the quietness on the blog. I've had a frantic last term and birthday/Christmas season and hardly anytime to do more than send out orders.

But in 2 weeks the kids are back at school and dd3 will be at preschool for 2 days a week! Yah! I have lots of plans for both Zanz hand dyed and ArtEZan.

I'm 1/2 way through dyeing for a February stocking.

And we will once again be sponsoring the Great Down Under Nappy Hunt through March. There will be lots of exciting specials, giveaways and stockings so make sure you are on our Facebook and following us on Twitter (artezanau)