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 Amy on July 25, 2022 at 9:14am

The July issue of KAS Snippets is up on The Forum.
This month we highlight a get-together between Chris from the UK as she travels to visit Gloria in Canada. It is a wonderful story and filled with great pictures.
We focus three distributions made by many of our volunteers.
We answer some of your question about sea mail/surface mail from Australia and Canada.
We also have lots of news from The Barn.
Comment by Wendy on July 23, 2022 at 12:57am

Thanks Susanne, will see what I can do with my parcel this week,

Comment by Amy on July 23, 2022 at 12:56am

Thank you Susanne for this wonderful information.  It explains to much as to the current situation.

I will be including this in the July Snips.

Comment by Susanne Leverton on July 23, 2022 at 12:51am

Hello fellow Aussies. I was able to post a large parcel to KAS today ( July 22. Initially the PO computer wouldn’t accept it so the manager made a phone call to the Parcel Post hotline and verified that the budget no tracking seamail is the only Parcel Post affected. The more expensive Standard seamail parcel post is available to send. My cost went up $30 from $110 to $140. I elected to send it as I am already filling another large bag. There was no problem with sending at this rate. Apparently there is a huge backlog of the cheaper parcels awaiting departure to SA hence the temporary ban on accepting further budget seamail

Comment by Wendy on July 8, 2022 at 11:52pm

Thanks Amy, will be interested to see what the problem is.

Comment by Amy on July 8, 2022 at 10:21pm

I have several people looking into this at the moment.  In South Africa and Australia.  Hope to have an update for you all very soon.

Comment by Bev Jeffery on July 8, 2022 at 6:13pm

Oh wow, Wendy!!! That is not good news. We are away at the moment, but was hoping to get some posted when I got back/had a chance.  :((

Comment by Wendy on July 7, 2022 at 8:48pm

Bad news re posting to South Africa. I went to the post office today (7th July 2022), and they said South Africa is currently not accepting any mail, so I wasn't able to post my parcel.

Comment by Amy on June 28, 2022 at 3:10am

The June issue of KAS Snippets is now on The Forum:
We have had some great distributions this month, and our monthly theme has been a smashing success.
Check out all the KAS news.
Comment by Amy on May 25, 2022 at 11:19pm

The May issue of KAS Snippets is on the Forum and the headline is that we can now send parcels to South Africa.

Our team is back out making distributions and The Barn is full of activity once again after a good cleaning and post coming through.

Check out all the latest news.


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