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Pom Pom World Record set at the Wangaratta Woollen Mill!

Pom Pom World Record set at the Wangaratta Woollen Mill!

Australian wool enthusiasts have set a new world record for the world's longest Pom Pom Garland and now enter the Guinness Book of Records. The record was set during the 90th birthday celebrations on Saturday August 31 at the Australian Country Spinners' mill in Wangaratta.
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Cleckheaton Designer Collection

Cleckheaton Designer Collection

It has been a long time in the making but we have a fantastic new Cleckheaton leaflet featuring guest designer John Macarthur. John Macarthur is a well known Sydney hand knit designer who runs his own label Purl Harbour and has had huge success with the Cleckheaton Sweeet and Boyfriend collection. These exquisite garments made for a stunning shoot. The Designer Collection allows ACS to support independent designers and is an exciting introduction to 2013. Happy knitting! p.s we also have patterns from Sydney design duo Romance Was Born up our sleeve so stay tuned for more info.
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Real people. Real knits.

Real people. Real knits.

At the ACS office we all love our knits! It's always interesting to see which garments people choose to make and how they style them. So we decided to introduce you to the team around the office and showcase real people wearing real knits. You can meet Ann our Head Designer, Carmel our Import Export Co-ordinator, Kim our Stylist, Jack our receptionist and Rachel our Design and Marketing Co-ordinator. Stay tuned for more updates soon.

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Christmas wrapping trends

Christmas wrapping trends

Add an extra special hand made touch to your Christmas gifts this year using yarn! Get crafty and have lots of fun making pom pons, tassels and clever patterns using a simple needle and yarn. Featured yarns include Panda Sparkles and Panda Magnum 8 ply.
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Let them eat cake!

Let them eat cake!

We had a hectic shoot last week involving 12 happy babies and 5 different sets! It was a great day on set with only a few tears shed. We fine tuned our Twinkle Twinkle voices and even got into cake decorating. Take a look at how the day unfolded my clicking on the link below. And of course stay tuned for 5 new yarns with gorgeous patterns coming your way very soon.
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Patons Competition Winners

Patons Competition Winners

We have just wrapped up our comp where entrants had to tell us why they loved Patons. We were so thrilled with over 1000 entries via Facebook, email and mail. We have selected a couple of gorgeous hand written entries to show you. Thank you to everyone who told us their beautiful stories and rhymed with words unimaginable! Winners receive a 12 month subscription to Patons books! What a fabulous prize!
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