Downunder and land of the long white cloud


Downunder and land of the long white cloud

For all of us who live upside down on the bottom of the earth to share local craft events, wool and yarn specials and other bits of interest.

Location: Melbourne
Members: 159
Latest Activity: Jan 24

Discussion Forum

Winter specials!!!

Started by Lyn Yvette Gardiner. Last reply by Maureen (Maudie) Anne Bryan Jul 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Yarn - where to buy

Started by Jypsi Mabbott. Last reply by Tricia Hughes Jun 20, 2015. 11 Replies

No squares this weekend!

Started by Allison Winter. Last reply by Bev Jeffery Apr 20, 2015. 3 Replies

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Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 10, 2022 at 2:01pm

Thanks Sue. I have been meaning to message you and ask how you packaged everything, after you once commented you used those big bags.

Oh my gosh, didn't realize it was taking up to 8 months now to arrive. 

Comment by Susanne Leverton on March 10, 2022 at 2:40am
Hi Jenny. I'm in South Australia. I do a large parcel in one of those zip bags from the cheap shop. I line it with a garbag. I cut the handles off and completely seal it with wide tape , so everything is secure if the zipper breaks or a seam bursts. Since Mail recommended after Covid parcels are taking from 6 to 8 months to arrive ( used to be 3 months).
Comment by Jenny Jenny on March 5, 2022 at 4:46pm

HI Wendy,

Thanks. This is the exact info I was looking for.

Have a Great Day.

Comment by Wendy on March 5, 2022 at 1:41pm

Hi Jenny, I am in Australia and I have always sent my parcels wrapped in black plastic bin bags sealed up with lots of tape. I have not had any issues with them being lost or damaged so far as I know.

I usually do a double layer of bags and then seal with really wide tape so that the whole parcel is covered. I prefer to send this way as a box adds a lot of excess weight.

I always use Sea Mail. Air Mail is too expensive. The only draw back is it can take up to 6 months before my parcels arrive. The minimum weight for Sea Mail is also 2 kg. Hope this helps.

Comment by Jenny Jenny on March 5, 2022 at 1:15pm

Thanks Amy for your reply. I was actually wondering how people package them ie in a plastic garbage bag all taped up or in an Australia Post bag with lots of tape; or is there a better way


Comment by Amy on March 5, 2022 at 12:24am


Maybe someone else from Australia will comment here.  This is the link on the Forum about post from several places in the world, Australia is on the list.   Most of our contributors from Australia send sea mail.  We have always received mail from Australia it just takes a bit of time to get here.  Thanks for asking.

Comment by Jenny Jenny on March 4, 2022 at 11:56pm


I have knitted, crocheted and loomed quite a few squares and would like to post them. Does anyone have any tips on how to package them ready for postage from Australia please?


Comment by Amy on March 1, 2022 at 2:47am

KAS Snippets February Edition Is Here!
The latest issue of KAS Snippets has been broadcast on The Forum.
There is news from a recent distribution, links to The Blanket Room and The Barn.
You can learn more about our trusty KAS Van. How it came to be a vital part of KAS nine years ago, and more.
You can see how Karen is doing on her personal challenge to complete all 35 square patterns in the KAS Knit Book, 35 Squares Make A Blanket, found on The Forum.
Comment by Amy on January 25, 2022 at 12:28pm

We have another fantastic issue of KAS Snippets for everyone.

The Barn and The Blanket Room reopened after a long holiday break.

Leanne has started Season 3 of KAS Podcasts.

Our January theme has given us so much eye candy...thanks to all our contributors.

We have good news on the financial front, as well as photos from the last distribution from 2021.

Happy reading:

Comment by Amy on December 21, 2021 at 3:00am
As the year winds down and we count our many blessings, this month's issue of KAS Snippets is filled with a joyful and meaningful compilation of what KAS is all about.
We have messages from our volunteers in South Africa.
A report on the generosity of our amazing contributors.
A round-up of our distributions from 2021, and so much more.
Please visit the Forum to read this marvelous edition:
We look forward to 2022 and all that it bring for the children who need warmth in South Africa.

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