Popping Up in Northcote

Sackville & Lane
05 November 2021

In our second attempt for the SACKVILLE & LANE Pop-up, we will be at the Four Beans Café in High St. on Friday 19th November from 9.00am until 3.00pm.

We will have lots of Sackville & Lane things to knit and crochet: Fine Baby Alpaca and Crocheted Estelle Scarves; Baby Rugs and Angora Baby Hats; kits for String Bags and cotton Dish and Washcloths. Some beautiful yarns: Zauberboll, Admiral Tweed Bunt and other 4ply sock yarns. We’ll also bring packs of Pure Wool Felt and some toy projects.

We missed seeing people at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show, which was sadly cancelled. So if you are local to Melbourne, hope you can call by to browse, have a coffee or snack and chat about crafty things.

Four Beans Café is at 22 High St. Northcote, down the southern end, near the Merri Creek bridge.

As per the government regulations, you will need to be double vaxxed, and cheerfully follow the check-in requirements.

Hope to see you there.


SACKVILLE & LANE Spring Projects

Sackville & Lane
07 September 2021

Well, we didn’t have our Pop-up, and this year's Craft Fairs are not looking good either... But that hasn’t stopped us bringing out some new projects for you to work on this Spring. Here’s a round up of some of the new arrivals to our web store.

Our new snuggly Angora Baby Hats are soft and light, and very, very sweet. These patterns are ideal for beginners, quick and easy to make for all the lockdown babies.

The cotton Washcloths and Dishcloths come with three knitting and three crochet patterns each, are another easy, pick-up-and-finish project for Spring. A useful gift in the true spirit of home crafts.

The beautiful String Bags to fill up with bunches of wattle, Spring produce and market shopping.

Our Baby Alpaca Scarf, a project with a bit more work, but worth the while to make a beautiful light scarf for balmy Spring evenings. The scarf also comes in lovely Spring colours so you can match the surrounding flora.

Keep busy and enjoy the changing season to Spring,

cheers Heather   @sackvilleandlane


Sackville & Lane
21 October 2020

Spring is here, bringing lots of beautiful colours and floral inspiration. The warm sun and plenty of rain has been wonderful for blooming gardens.

It is the perfect opportunity to sit in the sun and work on a Spring project.  Whether it's a colourful crochet of little flowers in beautiful fine threads, such as our Fleur Scarf in perle 8 cottons. Or, for a bolder look, some floral embroidery, such as that of a Mrs Sew & So project in strong colours and soft cotton threads.

Or you might crochet a string bag in lovely Spring colours: pink, purple, and greens. Useful for your home, or perfect for a hand-made Christmas gift. The SACKVILLE & LANE patterns are great for beginners, with the cotton yarns very easy to work with.

Lots of Spring projects here.

Winter at Sackville & Lane

Heather Scovell
18 July 2020

Winter is here and ordinarily we would be catching up with many of you at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo this weekend, but unfortunately that can’t happen!

 The Sheep & Wool Show is one of Sackville & Lane's annual highlights. It is a leading event for anyone with an interest in knitting and crochet, or wool in any form, so put the dates in your diary for next year, July 16–18, 2021, and in the meantime you can look at the diverse range of regular exhibitors at the show through their website.

 One of the great pleasures of the show is seeing beautiful hand-made garments, proudly worn by their makers throughout the show. We’ll miss the people-watching at the Show, the showcase of craftmanship and creativity: Knitted jumpers, felted jackets and hats, and scarves, some amazing work. We delight in seeing people come back to the Sackville & Land stand wearing our projects that they bought and made, often in their own colours or other personal interpretation.

 In honour of the Show, we’re sharing some favourite warm winter hand-crafted pieces, some are from Sackville & Lane. Find them on our Instagram.

 In the meantime, we are using this house-bound wintertime creating some new beautiful Sackville & Lane things, look out for them on our website.

 Wrap up in a chunky, natural wool cable scarf and enjoy the winter.

We have been spending our time in lock-down busily working on our new website, which we’ve updated with a range of SACKVILLE & LANE products for this season. As the days get shorter stay, cosy with our range of textiles and homewares.

We will miss catching up with everyone at this year’s craft fairs such as the Australian Quilt Convention and the Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show. These events are always fun and very inspiring. But instead, we’ve had the opportunity to work on SACKVILLE & LANE projects, including a collection of cotton string bag crochet kits and some lovely new scarves on the way. These, along with our much-loved projects from our range of knitting, quilting and embroidery are all on the new website.

We invite you to browse the new SACKVILLE & LANE online, and our range of this season’s projects, perfect for being stuck at home, indoors or catching some warm rays from the Autumn sun.

All the beautiful SACKVILLE & LANE things: Japanese linen quilts to hand-stitch; Mrs Sew & So embroidery; bold Echino prints, perfect for wild stitching; knitted and crocheted baby rugs in wool/silk yarns; beautiful double muslin baby wraps; and of course our fine yarn scarves.

Come and see us: we are under the dome, at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne.

Thursday–Sunday April 11th-14th 2019.

The show is serious about sheep and wool, and everything to do with them: shearing, working dogs, sheep everywhere, and wool in every possible form: yarn, fabric, felt, garments...

We will be there, in the Country Living and Lifestyle Pavilion just inside the gate, with beautiful yarns, lots of books, pure wool felt and many unique Sackville & Lane projects.

Come and see us and lots of other wonderful wool-related things.

Beautiful embroidery by Mrs Sew & So

Heather Scovell
21 October 2016

Gail Bett, “Mrs Sew & So” has a new range of beautiful embroidery designs. These are available as patterns and kits, designs are easily adapted for different projects such as cushions or bags.

Gail’s designs are inspired by a wide range of influences, from traditional European embroidery to her interest in Indian textile culture and design. Her designs have traditional references with contemporary style and appeal. Her colours are really beautiful. Some soft muted natural colours, others bold, always in interesting and unusual combinations.

SACKVILLE & LANE is having an Open House in Northcote with Gail on the 18th November. This is an opportunity to see her work and hear about her inspiration and approach, and to share her enthusiasm for creating really beautiful embroidery pieces.

Let us know if you are interested in joining us, email or call Heather on 0439 893 349.