Seems like we’re rushing towards winter this year, with thoughts already turning to woolly scarves and warm jackets – or perhaps a fab leather backpack to take on a winter getaway.
Stitchery Blue is way ahead of us. Fully reversible down-filled coats and jackets have recently arrived from England; the leather range is bold and beautiful, the Kompanero bags a standout; and all the luscious stuff needed for knitting is back by popular demand.
According to the team – a friendly and knowledgeable bunch – the Brave and True and Shanty labels have excelled this season with their stylish new designs and beautiful winter colours.
There’s also plenty of excitement about the introduction of fabulous dresses from Tani, an ecologically sustainable range made from Austrian beech wood. The fabric has a unique soft feel, keeping the wearer warm in winter and cool in summer… a staple for any wardrobe.
The Sabena Fashions label is on some chic knitwear, while leather jackets are among the great range of bags and wallets, celebrating designs from Cadelle Leather, Modapelle, Rugged Hide, Pierre Cardin, Cobb & Co, and Gabee.
The team says that while the Stitchery Blue range is big, the price tags aren’t.
Get set to create keeper woollen pieces from knitting yarn by Malabrigo, a brand that customers wanted to see come back – so the team has happily obliged.
Rios, Sock and Chunky Rasta yarns are soft and luxe to knit and come in vibrant colours. The yarns, spun from Australia’s premium superwash merino, are in an array of watercolour-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colourways.
And for the daredevil knitters, there are natural ecru yarns for hand dying in shades that sing from personal song sheets.
Soft scarf, comfy jumper, saucy hat or Geelong Cats beanie: knitting will be fun in winter 2021.
Stitchery Blue, Shop 3, Trak Arcade, 73 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. Opens 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Inquiries: 5255 1177 and Facebook.