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Are there many Aussie authored crochet books and magazines?

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I thought I had replied to this thread months ago - but obviously not. I am in Melbourne as well. Aussie Crochet is also in Victoria.

 

Alex - there isn't many books by aussies unfortunately. There is a publisher called Paragon books that do a lot of doilies and baby clothes and print patterns by Vicki Moodie. I will put a link in for them. Another good one is Crochet Australia and I think they are linked in with Paragon as well

 

http://www.crochetaustralia.com.au/index.htm

 

http://www.craftmoods.com.au/

 

Hope this helps

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Hi fellow Aussies, I am from Stratford, East Gippsland in Victoria, about 2.5 hrs from Melbourne. I think the Moodies actually run/own crochetaustralia. Crocheting is not as popular here as knitting, I actually know very few crocheters, [and certainly no male crocheters], they don't know what they are missing out on!!!

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Hi all

I live in Tasmania Poatina to be precise (about 40mins down and to the middle from Launceston), though have lived most on my life in Brissy. I have 2 quite spectacularly gorgeous children, and have only recently started crocheting.

love to hear more about everyone.

love Lee

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:think thought I had already answered this.

Im a nsw westie - from the blacktown area.ANY one in the area wanna drop in and do some hooking is mnore then fine with me, I dont drive so i dont get out much!

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I am in WA goldfields, about 8hrs from Perth. for now! I think I am going to sell up and move to Rockingham/Madurah/Bunbury or somewhere like that! Kalgoorlie is closest at the moment.

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Hi there...

 

I'm originally from Bundaberg but now hail from Mackay - Central Queensland Coast...

 

so - thats another queenslander for the tally... :)

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Hi! I am further north in Cairns. I have not been active for a while due to commitments. I am an avid crocheter after taking up this craft again after 20 years break. I am focused on afghan making at the moment and have 3 on the go....I keep being drawn to the wonderful patterns that are available. I have not posted for quite a while but check in now and then to view the beautiful work by the members on this forum.

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Another aussie here :) I'm in NSW, about 6 hours north of Sydney.

I'm really enjoying Crochetville - it's introduced me to so many patterns and different stitches that I don't know that I would have found them on my own otherwise.

Only problem I find is I've become so used to reading American patterns, I get a bit confused when I go back to Aussie ones and try to decipher the stitches all over again! :P

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Only problem I find is I've become so used to reading American patterns, I get a bit confused when I go back to Aussie ones and try to decipher the stitches all over again! :P

 

:yay I am soooooo glad I am not the only one who is more "at home" with the US patterns!! Now when I pick up a printed pattern I have to read through it to decide which terms it's in, the very conciously try and remember what the Aussie/UK dc is!! :think

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I do the same. last week I ripped out a whole project, thinking it was an american pattern and I had been doing it in UK/Aus terms, only to find out that it was in UK.... GRRRRR!!!

 

Belinda xoxo

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Honestly I've never checked my UK and American patterns to see where they are from and realise now that there are 2 different types. I thought what my mum and grandma had taught me was wrong when I got a chart of all the stitches because it is in American and I was taught Australian. I have probably done some patterns wrong now!! Drat! Will have to remeber to check in future!!:hook

 

Woohoo!!! Lawless hails from Bundy too!! I was born in Townsville and moved here just before I turned 7. If there is anyone here from Bundaberg I would really really love to have a buddy to crochet with!!!:hug:manyheart:hook

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Hi all, Im Wendy from Adelaide, South Australia. I was taught crochet when i was about 12 but for years I havent really done much.

 

Busy with other crafts I guess.

 

Now I am married with 2 girls and have decided to take up crochet again. I found this place last week and its great isnt it.

 

I am currently working on a giant granny rectangle afghan and its going really well.

 

Nice to meet you all

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Hi All

 

I'm from the Gosford Area of NSW, about an 1 north of Sydney, but I work in Crows Nest.

 

My Aunt taught me to do basic crochet when I was about 10, and I've been going along learning as I go since then. I've discovered that a lot of the technique's I've taught myself aren't 'technically' correct, but the result is the same so who cares really.

 

I have to say I really enjoy this site as well. I haven't found a great deal of crochet material in Australia, and don't know anyone else (aside from my aunt) who crochets, which makes it hard to get advice.

 

Happy to look at a meet up if someone's organising something!

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hi

i am from picton nsw WOOT WOOT lovley country town, great to see other aussies's here:cheer

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Add another one to QLD! I live between Brisbane & the Gold coast - and I am up for any crafty nights!!!! (DH happy to babysit once DD is in bed)

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Hi everyone!

 

I'm in country Victoria, three hours from Melbs, where the weather is currently PERFECT for crocheting up a storm.

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I am here on Queenslands fabulous Gold Coast .. Sun, sea and surf :D

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Hi, I'm originally from Sydney and just recently moved up to the Central Coast.

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