TigsTogs

Handmade eco homewares knitting and crochet patterns

Dalmeny, New South Wales | 191 Sales

TigsTogs

Handmade eco homewares knitting and crochet patterns

Dalmeny, New South Wales 191 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (54)

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Meg

Announcement    Welcome to TigsTogs . Please follow me on Instagram .

I’ve handmade everything you see here in quality wool , alpaca or cotton in my smoke free , pet free home . The patterns have been designed for beginning knitters and people who want to learn to crochet . Every June I donate $140 AUD to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to buy a Book Buzz Pack to support literacy in the early years in remote communities in Australia.
I also support these charities:-
1. Moruya Hospital Auxiliary
in my local area
(donating scarves , wash cloths and beanies
for their street stalls )
2. Share the Dignity Australia by
donating handbags with toiletries and
sanitary items for women affected by
domestic violence ( 2017 and 2018 )
Thanks Cindy from www.etsy.com/shop/capturehandmadebags
3. Norths Rocks School for Deaf and
Blind Children
4. Alice Springs Beanie Festival ( June - July 2018 and June - July 2019 )
5. Waltja Community Organisation Alice Springs
Meg

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Last updated on 27 Jun, 2019

Welcome to TigsTogs . Please follow me on Instagram .

I’ve handmade everything you see here in quality wool , alpaca or cotton in my smoke free , pet free home . The patterns have been designed for beginning knitters and people who want to learn to crochet . Every June I donate $140 AUD to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to buy a Book Buzz Pack to support literacy in the early years in remote communities in Australia.
I also support these charities:-
1. Moruya Hospital Auxiliary
in my local area
(donating scarves , wash cloths and beanies
for their street stalls )
2. Share the Dignity Australia by
donating handbags with toiletries and
sanitary items for women affected by
domestic violence ( 2017 and 2018 )
Thanks Cindy from www.etsy.com/shop/capturehandmadebags
3. Norths Rocks School for Deaf and
Blind Children
4. Alice Springs Beanie Festival ( June - July 2018 and June - July 2019 )
5. Waltja Community Organisation Alice Springs
Meg

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Pdf knit and crochet patterns on sale .
Sale on white and bright scarves . Free shipping in Australia .
Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch ones are my newest beanies .

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About

Why I love to design, knit and crochet beanies, scarves, cowls, neck warmers and mittens in colourful wool

Hi I'm Meg . My shop derived its name from my childhood nickname " Tig " . Knitting has been a part of me since my childhood too when I used to pretend to knit while I was listening to Kindergarten of the Air . I guess that the lack of television also played a part in the fact that my mum ( Audrey ) taught me and my three sisters to knit so that we'd all knitted ourselves a jumper by the time we were ten . My passion for handmade continued to be a major part of my life as I sewed and knitted most of my own and my children's clothes .

It's hard to describe the feeling a knitter gets on entering a yarn shop but looking at all those colours and types of yarns can be inspirational and that's before you take any yarn out of the packets . Browsing what other knitters and crocheters are making on Ravelry and Instagram also provides inspiration . I still have lots of knitting pattern books from the seventies and my vintage collection has grown since I retired from secondary teaching four years ago .

Because I had a gap in my teaching career while my family was young , I've never had a gap in creating knitwear for our family of four children as I was able to knit while they played . I've now been knitting for them and their partners and our seven grandchildren . You'll see most of them in my product shots and I'm also grateful to the ones who've provided behind the scenes social media suggestions , tech support , photos , editing advice and layout assistance .

My test crocheters are Deirdre ( my sister ) and also Fi from Madeforyoubyfi as I've added a renewed interest in crochet to my passions recently . You’ll find most of my knitting and crochet patterns here on Etsy . A sustainable alpaca mill in Orange NSW ( Adagio Mills ) have published my first commercial patterns for The Jarrah Vest and The Izzy Lou Poncho .

I really love designing patterns and I'm trying to source other yarns which also use ethical , sustainable , environmentally friendly practices in their production so that I can design for them . I also use recycled yarn in my market bag and the triangle scarf ( with a pattern from KTandthesquid ) .

I’m currently designing a pattern for a knitted beanie and learning to do Tunisian Crochet . I’ve also designed my first tea cosie this year .

Selling online is precisely what I love to do . It connects me with a community of makers who are all different ages , make different things and have different ideas - it's a place where age doesn't matter as the passion for handmade is what makes us the same . I love taking my flatlay photos of my products for my shop , meeting makers online and buying handmade for my family online .

One thing I don't need is a designated studio as knitting and crocheting are so portable - every day is World Knit in Public Day for me as you'll see in the photos that I often knit outdoors around Dalmeny on the South Coast of NSW where I live . That's not to say that I may have a fair sized stash of yarn waiting to be turned into a beautiful handmade garment or accessory . One spare bedroom houses the stash of yarn and another the finished beanies and scarves .

You'll also notice that I love colour and that I've chosen names from past and present family members for my current creations . Without Izzy Lou ( my paternal grandmother) and Audrey May (my mother ) I wouldn't have my skills to make handmade , my strong feminist ideals or my love of reading Australian authors such as Thea Astley . I hope that I can pass on my knitting skills to my grandchildren so that they can share my passion .

Because I'm passionate about indigenous literacy , I donate 10 % of my annual sales to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to purchase a Book Buzz Pack for a Community each year . Locally , I donate completed knitwear to the Moruya Hospital Auxiliary .

I attribute a lot of my success on Etsy to a great team called Australian Wandarrah whose members are supportive and full of sound advice here and on Instagram. (www.instagram.com/tigstogs).

Happy customers like Trudie are also very important.
"Hi Meg,
Thank you so much for the prompt shipping, the messages and of course the stunning cowl!! I adore it!!!
I loved how you packaged it it. It was such a treat to open it up and see just how gorgeous it is. I am thrilled to bits :)
Thank you so much
Trudie :)"

I also love having repeat customers because I know they love their warm winter woolies from me at TigsTogs. I'd love to hear from you if you are interested in something here in my shop.
Thanks for having a look around,
Meg

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  • Meg

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm passionate about colour and good quality yarn so I try to incorporate these elements into my designs. I knit or crochet everything in my shop myself.

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Last updated on 26 Feb, 2018
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