Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BIG NEWS- My Spider stitch hairband now free on Ravelry.com

Hi All!
I have been to the osteopath finally after many years of suffering tendonosis in my thumbs and wrists and have been advised not to do anything repetitive again.... sadly this means no more craft work and probably no more designing for me!

As a gift to all of you I am offering my popular spider stitch headband pattern to you for free again and forever. It is crocheted out of Cascade Fixation which very soft and comprised of 98.3% cotton and 1.7% elastic which makes it ideal for hairbands and babies and kids hats especially. It comes in many plain and multi colours. You can get three hairbands out of one ball if you make one in the smaller size ie 6 repeats of the pattern instead of seven. This makes it so affordable as gifts and as fundraisers at fairs and bazaars for charity. They are very popular sellers on my monthly charity crafts stall. 
The pattern is available as a PDF file on www.ravelry.com search for "spider stitch hairband pattern.


Thursday, August 22, 2013


Hi All!
I haven't been able to post for a while. Our computer died, I've been ill on and off with a stubborn infection for two months, I've been fitness training still when I can and have a lot of stuff to keep up with like CWA, my craft group, various charity projects and fundraisers besides what I do for The Fred Hollows Foundation. Also I've been trying to get my "affairs" in order so that my family will never be left in the lurch anytime in the future. I still have to do the round of a couple of specialist Drs next week and I want to have my eyes tested ( well overdue), get new glasses, go the dentist for a check-up ( also overdue) and make a few changes to my Will. No, I'm not about to drop off my perch! I just don't ever want my family to suffer from financial stress when the time does come, whenever that may be.

Our May, June and July market stalls for The Fred Hollows Foundation were a bit on the quiet side. We continue to get a lot of very positive feedback from customers & raise much more than it "costs". Please note: we hold extra fundraisers to pay for the costs of having the charity crafts stalls at The Nunawading Market nothing comes out from e=what we raise at this market. It all goes to The Fred Hollows Foundation- See more at: http://www.planbig.com.au/crafters-for-charity-creating-and-donating-crafts-to-raise-funds-for-the-fred-hollows-foundation#sthash.vElIFCWG.dpuf

One of the other charity projects I'm involved with is;  "Knitted Knockers", which are machine washable prothesis for women who have had mastectomy surgery knitted from very soft 8ply (DK or sportsweight) cotton yarn. If you Google "Knitted Knockers" you'll find patterns for them using both double pointed needles and two regular needles. Here in Australia we are going to knit them in 8ply cotton from The Bendigo Woollen Mills and with 4mm pairs of knitting needles. We are hoping some Country Women's Association of Victoria members will volunteer to knit for us plus gain help from the Knitter's Guild and Rotary and anyone else that wishes to help. We hope to pay for the pattern and cotton for any volunteer knitters with grant money.

All the Best and Happy Crafting!!
CateW :0)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Hi All!

I have just set up a Ravelry store to sell my crochet designs to the world!! To view and buy please go to Ravelry.com, and join up if you haven't already, then search using Quick Search for "Catherine Weaver's Ravelry Store".

Ravelry.com has heaps of wonderful crochet, knit and fibre art patterns for sale.

All the Best and Happy Crocheting!!
CateW :0)

Monday, April 1, 2013


Hi All!
I know it has been a while since I blogged. Here pictured below is an example of just one of the many and varied things I've been up to since I last "spoke" to you. I've crocheted an original spider stitch towel topper design! I've still to write the pattern to go with it which may take some time. I've also crocheted an original jogger's ipod/iphone/mobile holder armband also in guess what (?): spider stitch plus a dainty spider stitch Christmas angel tree ornament in white No.10 (bedspread weight) thread. Again I've still to jot down the written patterns and test them. This is the most time consuming part. These patterns will be for sale once I complete the written patts and then work out how to enable downloading of PDF files through Etsy etc. I may also sell actual spider stitch headbands on Etsy in future but only if I give up going to markets.

I'd love to hear your comments and feedback regarding the towel topper.

I hope to publish photos of my other designs at some point as well to give you a sneak preview of them as well.

What else have I been doing to disrupt my designing: heaps of charity fundraiser planning and organising, holding charity crafts market stalls, restocking my crafts stalls, attending C.W.A. (Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc), craft group meetings, birthday and other parties, fitness training five times a weeks plus recovering from them, lol, advertising fundraising events, going to the local theatre and to the movies, keeping "fuelled up" for training and other stuff.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to share pics of my original towel topper.

All the Best!
Cate :0)

Close up of my Spider Stitch towel topper.

Spider stitch towel topper as in use, hanging on oven rail.