Wednesday, 19 October 2011

.Cool Shops! HOOKED ZPAGETTI.

It's been quite awhile since my last Cool Shop blog post.  I've got a great new one for you tonight though, have you heard of Hooked Zpagetti?
I was first introduced to Hooked Zpagetti when I was at the Craft & Quilt Fairs in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year.  There were people walking around everywhere with these great big cones of chunky yarn and I was intrigued!  After a little questioning and was directed to the Hooked Zpagetti stand and after seeing some of their funky creations, I guess you could say I was hooked!!

Zpagetti uses offcuts of latest knit fashion material and makes a chunky yarn ideal for crocheting and knitting.  The yarn is avaliable in a huge range of colours and designs.  The number one draw-card for me was that because the yarn is so chunky anything you knit or crochet with it is going to be a FAST project!

You can quickly and easily make handbags, soft toys, cushion covers, scarves, bowls, baskets and other home ware items with Zpagetti.  I was immediately taken by some lovely bowls they had displayed on their stand so grabbed a couple of spools of yarn, a pattern and bamboo crochet hook and was set!
Being a novice crocheter, it did take me a few tries to get used to the weight and elasticity of the yarn and to work out exactly how big I wanted my bowl to turn out, but once I had everything sorted out I had TWO bowls crocheted in under 2 hours!  So if you think you can't crochet, don't be scared to give Zpagetti a go - it really is simple.
First off, I made a fruit bowl for the kitchen bench - love the rustic, earthy feel the crochet look and chunkiness of the yarn gives.
I had a bit of yarn left over so started on a second bowl, it ended up a decent size and at the moment is housing eggs!
I couldn't believe how cheap the cones of yarn are - $17.95 and you've got yourself two funky bowls!  These would be great to give away as gifts, and don't have to be used in the kitchen...pop them anywhere to attractively store odds and ends.
I'm enjoying mine in the kitchen at the moment though...
Here's a pic of the Hooked Zpagetti stand at one of the Fairs...they have HEAPS of colours to choose from.  There was also a gorgeous big floor rug on display at the fair, would love to make one of those...or some big floor cushions...or maybe a big round pouffe...
If you would like to try your hand at a bit of Zpagetti (and you really should!) then order now because until the 7th November, all Make It Perfect readers will receive a 10% discount on all orders placed through the Hooked Zpagetti website!  Use the code "Makeitperfect" during checkout to activate the discount.

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8 comments:

Crafty Mama said...

Thanks Toni, I have keen to check this out! One of our forum members in the Netherlands has been doing this also!

folkhaven said...

I love these! Especially the basket with the eggs in it... beautiful photos!

suzy said...

Hi, it looks great! I haven't heard about this until now.

Thank's for sharing.

suzy

charlotte said...

Ooh I am in love! these are so funky! Will def be checking out!

Anonymous said...

LOVE these tone... your bowls look even better in real life!
i told mum about them last week- hopefully she'll re-teach me to crochet!! aim x

Melissa said...

These look great! Definitely going to have a look at their site. Thanks for sharing! x

Amy said...

I love crochet and I love this. I must make something with zpagetti!!

How much 'yarn' did you use to make your bowl?

Sew Flippin Cool said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!!

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