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For Christmas, we have a small supply of beautiful boxed interchangeable knitting needle sets. What a wonderful gift one of these would make for loved ones who knit! You will need to be quick as these are limited edition and in short supply. To find the listings for the products...

New! Boxed Gift Sets for Knitters - Interchangeable Knitting Needle Sets

For Christmas, we have a small supply of beautiful boxed interchangeable knitting needle sets.

What a wonderful gift one of these would make for loved ones who knit!

You will need to be quick as these are limited edition and in short supply.

To find the listings for the products below, copy and paste the heading into our stores search bar.

 

Knit Pro - BOX OF JOY (KARBONZ) GIFT SET - Interchangeable Knitting Needles - Deluxe Limited Edition

 

 

Knit Pro - GOLDEN LIGHT IC DELUXE GIFT SET - Interchangeable Knitting Needles - Limited Edition

 

Knit Pro - ROSE IC DELUXE GIFT SET - Interchangeable Knitting Needles - Limited Edition

 

We have just begun to stock the most beautiful Malabrigo yarns and pattern books.  ABOUT MALABRIGO THE COMPANY: Malabrigo is a family owned yarn company located in Uruguay and they have developed a line of Hand-Dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful color variations. Their products are made out of the...

New In Store - Gorgeous Malabrigo Yarn & Pattern Books

We have just begun to stock the most beautiful Malabrigo yarns and pattern books.

 ABOUT MALABRIGO THE COMPANY:

Malabrigo is a family owned yarn company located in Uruguay and they have developed a line of Hand-Dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful color variations. Their products are made out of the softest fibers available and inspired by nature, as well as landscapes, places, art, and day-to-day life. This is what they try to represent when naming their 18 yarn varieties and the range of over 300 colors they come in.

Malabrigo produces yarn because they are passionate about it. They believe in the pleasure of knitting with good-quality, carefully designed, subtly dyed yarns and in the joy of wearing whatever is made out of them.

 Malibrigo's wish is to continue developing yarns and colors to inspire people all over the world, and in return be inspired by them.

More information on the Malabrigo story and their Malabrigo yarn, patterns, etc., can be found on their website:  http://www.malabrigoyarn.com

We are presently offering a selection of the following:

MALABRIGO CARACOL YARN (blog photo):

https://www.tuppysaussiefabrics.com/search?q=malabrigo+caracol

Truly a unique yarn! You start with a bulky thick-and-thin single made of Malabrigo's delightfully soft superwash merino wool, and then they criss-cross it with a binder thread (either black or white.) Then the yarn is dyed in one of their signature kettle-dyed colorways, and: poof! Something unlike any yarn they've made before, inspired by a particular style of handspun yarn. Caracol knits up into a cozy, fluffy fabric with a ton of texture and visual interest. Simple stitch patterns really let it sing!

Great for:

Warm winter accessories, big cozy afghans, and stockinette that's far from boring

Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. The skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. 

YARN INFO:

Weight:  Super Bulky 

Texture: plied, thick and thin yarn.

    • Yardage/Meters:  90 yards (87 meters)
    • Skein weight:  150 grams (5.29 ounces)
    • Gauge:  9 sts = 4 inches.
    • Recommended needle size:  US 13 - 19 or 9 - 15mm
    • Recommended hook size: US N/P/15 to P/Q or 10 - 15 mm
    • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
    • Care: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble dry

MALABRIGO RIOS YARN:

https://www.tuppysaussiefabrics.com/search?q=malabrigo+rios

Soft, strong, and washable, this 4-ply yarn is our workhorse! The plies help resist pilling and washability makes it fantastic for frequently-worn garments, housewares, and children and baby clothes. And like all MALABRIGO yarns, it’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear! Spun from MALABRIGO premium superwash merino, it comes in an array of watercolor-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colorways. 

Great for: Accessories, garments, baby and kids items, housewares, toys, cables, textured stitches, colorwork.

NB: Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. The skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.

 YARN INFO:

  • Weight:Worsted
  • Texture: 4 Ply
  • Yardage/Meters: 210 yards (192 meters)
  • Skein weight:   100 grams (3.53 ounces
  • Gauge: 18 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
  • Recommended needle size: US 6 - 8 or 4 - 5mm
  • Recommended hook size US I-9 to K-10/12 or 5.5-6.5 mm
  • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
  • Care: Machine washable, gente cycle, cold water, do not tumble dry.

 

MALABRIGO SOCK YARN:

https://www.tuppysaussiefabrics.com/search?q=malabrigo+sock

A soft, smoothly-plied, lightweight sock yarn in a range of semi-solid and watercolor multi colorways. Spun from Malabrigo's luxurious merino and treated to make it machine washable for easy care. Don’t be fooled by the name... while it’s certainly a treat for the feet, this delightful yarn is also a particular favorite for shawls and scarves!

Great for: Lace, shawls, scarves, garments, baby and child items, gloves, and of course socks!

Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, the skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.

YARN INFO:

  • Weight:  Light Fingering 
  • Texture:  Plied
  • Yardage/Meters:  440 yards (402 meters)
  • Skein weight:  100 grams (3.53 ounces)
  • Gauge:  0 sts = 4 inches
  • Recommended needle size:  US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm
  • Recommended hook size:  US B-1 to E-4 or 2.25-3.5 mm
  • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
  • Care:  Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble dry

 

MALABRIGO MORA (100% Mulberry Silk)YARN:

https://www.tuppysaussiefabrics.com/search?q=malabrigo+mora

Pure Mulberry silk, the ultimate is luxury! 

This four-ply fingering weight yarn is as strong as it is soft. 

The pure silk takes dye with an unparalleled richness, for colors that will blow your socks off! 

Great for: Shawls, scarves, fine garments, and little luxuries

Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, the skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.

 YARN INFO:

  • Weight:  Light Fingering 
  • Texture:  Plied
  • Yardage/Meters:  225 yards (205meters)
  • Skein weight:  50 grams 
  • Gauge:  28 - 30 sts = 4 inches
  • Recommended needle size:  US 1-2 or 2.25-2.75 mm
  • Recommended hook size:  US B-1 to D3 or 2,25-3,25 mm
  • Content: 100% Pure Mulberry Silk
  • Care:   Hand wash, cold water. Dry flat.

SHIPPING YARN:

Because yarn is bulky, it immediately requires parcel post to send, no matter the weight and the shipping cost showing in your shopping cart is unlikely to be accurate.

Please rest assured that we will never overcharge you for shipping.  We manually 'capture' authorised order payments and usually 'capture' only the correct shipping amount at this time.  However occasionally, for big orders when we're not sure what shipping will be, we refund any postage overage once the parcel has been mailed.

Please allow 1 - 3 business days for your order to be processed and shipped.  We ship on Monday, Thursday and Friday.  If you require faster shipping please contact us, Express Post is available for an additional cost upon request.

We are happy to ship to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, United States, United Kingdom and most of Europe.

 

 

HOW TO MAKE FLIP FLOPS/SLIPPERS  How fabulous would flip flop slippers like these be as a Mothers Day gift? I've made several pairs of these slippers for myself and love them.  Not only did I use mine at home, but I also made a little bag to carry a...

HOW TO MAKE FLIP FLOPS/SLIPPERS

HOW TO MAKE FLIP FLOPS/SLIPPERS

How fabulous would flip flop slippers like these be as a Mothers Day gift?
I've made several pairs of these slippers for myself and love them.  Not only did I use mine at home, but I also made a little bag to carry a pair in my handbag for those house parties where you need to remove your shoes at the front door, or after you've stood for hours and your shoes are 'killing' you.
Easy to make!
1.  Shape & Size:  Trace around the sole of your favourite sandals.
2.  Cut:
  •         2 Upper sole fabric
  •         4 Iron on single or double sided Matilda's fusible foam/fleece  (in store)
  •         2 Upholstery suede  soles - synthetic or genuine
  •         4 contrasting 4" strips of fabric - cut full width of fabric. (for top bows)
  •         4 strips 2" wide of bias tape for edge of slippers.
3.  Assembly:
  •        Stitch the contrasting strips together to make 2 tubes 
  •        Leave a 1" opening in middle of strip for turning
  •        stitch across each end, turn & press
  •        Iron upper sole fabric to fusible foam/fleece
  •        Iron bottom sole to fusible foam/fleece
  •        Stitch one side of bias to right side of upper & lower soles 
  •        Fold unstitched/free sided of bias to wrong side of soles
  •        Stitch bias in place on each sole piece.
  •        Place one tie strip between the upper and lower sole layers.
  •        Place upper & lower soles wrong sides together 
  •        Iron to fuse if using fusible foam/fleece
  •        Secure upper and lower soles together by stitching over the bias several times

4.   Tie the strips into a bow over the top of your foot.
5.    Voila!  you now have some colourful flip flops/slippers!
We here at Tuppy's wish each of you a very Happy and safe Easter!   WEBSITE UPGRADES:  In order to enhance our customers shopping experience, we've recently 'tweaked' our website and added some additional tools and features.  We have taken screenshots and written in red to assist you to recognise...

Happy Easter!

We here at Tuppy's wish each of you a very Happy and safe Easter!  

WEBSITE UPGRADES:  In order to enhance our customers shopping experience, we've recently 'tweaked' our website and added some additional tools and features.  We have taken screenshots and written in red to assist you to recognise and use some of the tools.  You will always get best results if you view listings and shop using an iPad, laptop or desktop.  It is sometimes a bit trickier when using a mobile phone.

VIEWING A LISTING:  Double click on listing to view a listing.  Magnification tools allow you to closely inspect items, and a ruler helps you to calculate print/design size.

CURRENCY:  To change from Australian Dollars (AUD) to your preferred currency, go to top right of page and click on AUD (or if using mobile phone, the 3 bars).  When you click on AUD a dropdown list of currencies will appear from which you can choose.

SEARCH BY COLOUR, BRAND & THEME:  You can search our store by colour, brand or theme.  For example, if you want Liberty fabric in blue floral, you can find by clicking on the SHOP BY bar at top right of page that reveals a dropdown list, or by using the SEARCH ICON and typing 'liberty blue floral' into the *search bar and all of those fabrics will be pulled up for you.  *The Search Bar can be found by clicking on the little magnifying glass icon at top right of page)

FABRIC CUTS:   When you open a listing, click on the 'Please Select Size' box and a dropdown list will appear.  Most fabric is sold in different lengths or cuts:  25cm, Fat Quarter and Metre.  Imperial measurements are also shown.  If, for example, you wish to purchase 1/2metre, choose 2 x 25cm strips or 2 FQ and fabric will be sent as a single length.  You will also notice the available quantities of each cut.  Always ask if what you're after isn't available, as we may have more...

QUILTERS PRE-CUTS:  We also sell quilters pre-cut bundles such as FQ Bundles, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls.

OUR FABRICS:  We have focused on building a comprehensive range of certain brands:  Authentic Australian Aboriginal Fabrics by M&S Textiles Australia, Ella Blue Fabrics Australia, Liberty London Tana Lawn, traditional Japanese prints, and some of the Kaffe Fassett Collective.  Please note that Free Spirit Fabrics that printed fabric by leading designers such as Kaffe Fasset, Phil Jacobs, Amy Butler, etc., recently closed its doors.  It is my understanding that a new distributor will be taking over and eventually supply of these beautiful fabrics will become available again).

YARN:  We have a selection of gorgeous yarns by Noro, Debbie Bliss and Prestige Yarns.  If you love to dye your own yarn, you can't go past the selection of blends by Prestige Yarns.  Please note that the distributor for Debbie Bliss recently closed.  We are sure that a new distributor will be found soon and these beautiful yarns will become available once more.  We are also looking at another beautiful brand, so watch this space....

Shipping Cost - Yarn:  Unless we sell these as bulk lots our shipping calculator has difficulty accurately computing shipping for single balls and multiple orders.  We therefore ask that customers message us with their order using the CONTACT button so we can send a custom invoice that has correct postage.  But generally...within Australia...we can send up to six 50g balls/skeins in a 500g satchel that costs $8.50AU.  To send same order to CAN/US/JAP/NZ costs $24.00AU and to UK/EU $29.00AU. To send ten 50g balls/skeins costs about twice as much because of bulk.  Shipping does include tracking.

CONTACT US:

PAYMENT & CHECKOUT:  You may pay using PayPal, MasterCard or Visa.  We plan to add AfterPay as a payment option soon.  Our website and checkout is VERY secure.  At no time are we privy to your private financial details. Buyers are also covered by PayPal Buyer Protection as well as Shopify Buyer Protection.

POSTAGE:  We have a postage/shipping calculator on the first page of checkout (lower left).  This calculator is fairly accurate for everything except computing shipping for yarn.  If wanting to buy yarn, please message us with your order and location so we can do up a custom order for you that has correct shipping.

DISCOUNT CODES/COUPONS:  All customers receive a discount code that can be used in our store unlimited times for the duration of the calendar year.  Codes change on 1st January each year.  The box for entering the Discount Code/Coupon is on the 2nd page of checkout.

FACEBOOK:  Tuppy's Aussie Fabrics is on Facebook and it is here that we post photos of new additions to our store as well as other topics of interests including photos of projects made by some of our customers.  We also have a SHOP NOW button on our Facebook Page to help you to find us easily.  At the time of this writing we have over 22,000 Facebook followers!

QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS, ETC.: You, the customer, are of paramount importance to us and it is our aim to provide the most positive online shopping experience possible.  If you have any complaints or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us via our 'contact' button.

REVIEWS:  No....we don't ask you to review our service, product or store.   But should you wish to do some checking before you shop with us, you are welcome to visit our small stores (same name - TuppysAussieFabrics) on eBay and Etsy, and also our Facebook Page where you will see that as a seller we have a good reputation.

To receive our monthly newsletter please join our mailing list.     

We look forward to providing you with the best online shopping service you've ever experienced!

Team Tuppy.

 

 

After enduring the hottest Summer in recorded history here in Queensland, Australia, the arrival of Autumn and the promise of cooler weather is sooooo welcome! As most of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying beautiful Spring weather and are putting your sewing machines and knitting needles away for the...

Welcome to Autumn in Australia!

After enduring the hottest Summer in recorded history here in Queensland, Australia, the arrival of Autumn and the promise of cooler weather is sooooo welcome!

As most of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying beautiful Spring weather and are putting your sewing machines and knitting needles away for the warmer months, crafters here in the Southern Hemisphere are beginning to think of indoor Winter activities such sewing, knitting and crochet.   So ..... we need to get cracking and fill some of our still empty shelves with a yummy selection of textiles and yarns for our soon-to-be-busy-crafting Australian and New Zealand customers.

The sweltering heat over Summer has certainly put us way behind in photographing, weighing, describing, and listing products, so please drop back occasionally as the cooler weather encourages more progress in this regard. (We only opened this new store on 13th of January and the initial setup is proving to be a huge, but fun, undertaking).

NORO YARN....Over the coming weeks we will be adding more beautiful NORO yarn to our shelves.   (For those of you unfamiliar with Noro, there is a story about it within each listing). I have actually used Noro for weaving as well as for knitting and crochet.

(POSTAGE FOR YARN. Because yarn is bulky....just a single ball becomes a parcel and in Australia it costs $8.50 to send 1 - 6  balls that weigh 50g each.  So....if you're interested in placing a yarn order, please message us first and we'll tell you how much postage will be.  We offer postage discounts to Australian Buyers and we always refund any postage overage if our shipping calculator has overcharge).

LIBERTY TANA LAWN - We are expecting a shipment of wonderful new prints and colourways in Liberty Classics, and some old favourites appear in the Liberty Classic Revival range.  These are scheduled to arrive at the end of this month.  

Classic Revival prints are a 'one-of' designs that have been unavailable for years.  (I'm hoping to receive some Ianthe (photo above), Caesar and Hera as well as some other old favourites). So, if you wish to add some of these gorgeous fabrics, you'll need to be fast. We could only get our hands on a few bolts of these highly collectable fabrics because Liberty was sold out of them almost immediately.

Spring/Summer 2017 Seasonal Release - 'Castaway' is now available. This is such a fun collection of prints featuring  reef fish, corals, tropical fruit, birds of paradise and the highly sought after Message in a Bottle (above) design.  Seasonal releases are limited edition and the fabrics are highly collectable.

The Little Land of Rhyme is a Special Release for children based on familiar nursery rhymes.  The collection is due for official release in the Northern Hemisphere on 1 July 2017.  Whilst images of this collection (already released in Australia) are 'under wraps' in the Northern Hemisphere until July, we already have this collection available for purchase and immediate delivery.  If you're interested in viewing this range, please message us using our store's CONTACT feature and we will give you access to the images and also allow you to purchase.  

Happy crafting everyone!

Cheers!

Team Tuppy

 

 

 

 

  

 

Sunset over Pumicestone Passage from Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia Welcome! Exactly a week ago we opened this store, and we are overwhelmed by your positive response!   We still have thousands of fabrics and items to add to our shelves in the various 'departments'.  Photographing, cataloguing and then writing a...

WE ARE ONE WEEK OLD!

Sunset over Pumicestone Passage from Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia

Welcome!

Exactly a week ago we opened this store, and we are overwhelmed by your positive response!  

We still have thousands of fabrics and items to add to our shelves in the various 'departments'.  Photographing, cataloguing and then writing a unique description of each item takes time.  But we'll eventually get there.  Please drop by from time to time to see what's new.  If what you're looking for is not here, you may find it in either of our other Etsy or eBay Stores.  Just Google TuppysAussieFabrics and you'll find those other stores.  Or....visit us on Facebook for more information:  Tuppy's Aussie Fabrics

Thank you so much to those of you who sent wonderful congratulatory emails and for your glowing reviews of the site.  It is encouraging to know that you're finding the site easy to negotiate.

Just a couple of little tips:    

CHANGING CURRENCY:  At the top of the page you'll see AUD.  Click on this and a dropdown list will appear from which you can select the currency of your choice.

YOU'RE SELECTING A STORE CATEGORY 'SQUARE' BUT NOTHING APPEARS?  Okay....if you are using a handheld device this happens and can make you believe there are no listings to see.  So...click on the 4 little blue bars.  Once you do this fabrics and new selections will appear.

FOR FAST SEARCH:  Nothing is worse than having to plough through hundreds of fabrics to try and find the colour and print you're after.  If, for example, you are looking for Liberty fabric but only want pink, use the search bar at the top of the page and just type in 'liberty pink'.  When you do this, all pink Liberty fabric will appear. You can do this with any of the fabric or yarn brands and themes.  Want stripes?  type in 'red stripes', and so on.

JUST ARRIVED!

CASTAWAY is Liberty's new Seasonal Release for Spring/Sumer 2017.  Unlike the Classics range, Seasonal Releases are Limited Edition, so you will need to be fast if you want to collect these fabrics.  Castaway is an entrancing new collection of prints which take cues from the tropical diversity of the Balearic Islands.  Beautiful designs inspired by tropical reefs, islands, and life in the tropics are the main feature.  This is a truly fresh and different collection and will be on our shelves some time in next couple of weeks.

THE LITTLE LAND OF RHYME:  We have Liberty's special limited edition release for children, THE LITTLE LAND OF RHYME in stock.  But....Liberty has asked us not to show photos on our website until after the collection is released in the Northern Hemisphere on July 1 2017.  So, if you're interested in viewing our range, please message us by using the contact 'button' provided and we'll email the photos to you on the condition that you don't publish those photos online.  If you then wish to purchase any of the range, please message us with your order and we'll do a private custom listing for you to purchase.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Kindest regards

Team Tuppy

Welcome! We are finally open for business! But in no way are our shelves fully stocked! We want your shopping experience to be a fabulous one, but we know there will most likely be a few little startup 'glitches', so we beg your patience while we sort these out. Please...

We're Finally Open For Business! Sunday 9 January 2017

Welcome!

We are finally open for business! But in no way are our shelves fully stocked!

We want your shopping experience to be a fabulous one, but we know there will most likely be a few little startup 'glitches', so we beg your patience while we sort these out.

Please rest assured that you can shop in privacy and safety in this store.  We use the Shopify platform that has a Five Star security rating.  We also use the secure SS1 rated Shopify Checkout as well as PayPal.  (Your credit card details are at no time visible to us).

If you see that an item you wanted is SOLD OUT, it is very likely that we have the product on hand, but haven't edited the photos and updated the listing yet. Please don't hesitate to ask. (We're having to process about 6,000 photos and write about 2,000 item descriptions, and we're way behind).

We have a huge amount of stock waiting to be listed, and we are expecting more to arrive within the coming weeks! So, please continue to drop by from time to time to see what's new.

Many of you will already be customers from our other stores on eBay and Etsy and know that we have a 100% and 5 Star rating in both stores.  We've operated the eBay and Etsy stores since the beginning of 2014, have been blessed with over 16,500 Facebook followers, and believe it is now time to open our own online store where we can provide a much better service to our customers.  We will, of course, still operate our eBay and Etsy stores, but with reduced merchandise.

If you have shopped with us before in one of our other stores you will have received Repeat Buyer Discount code with your order.  You may now use those codes in this store and receive a Repeat Buyer Discount until the codes expire in January 2018 when new codes will be issued.  

Get to know us better! Please join us on Facebook:  Tuppy's Aussie Fabrics

If you wish to contact us you may do so by email:  tuppy@tuppysaussiefabrics.com

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuppy