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Knitting with Provenance July 21st, 2016

Posted by: lunaAdmin Category: News, We Love
knitting, knitting with provenance, merino wool, knit blankets, merino wool blankets

Saturday July 16, I had the honour of meeting amazing women – who live & breathe their craft, their vision – their passion for provenance.
The event was held in Daylesford at the most beautiful home & studio of Natasha Morgan – a landscape artist & superb cook – in Spargo Creek.
Hosted by Lara @lovewalkeatsea who has the most enlightening “passion for provenance” & has been travelling around Australia championing local produce & provenance.
And the theme of the day – knitting – knitting with provenance.
The beautiful passion & persona of Megan Elizabeth dreamt up this vision of sharing her wool; a knitting experience, new patterns designed by Rhi Owens, local produce prepared & served throughout the afternoon by Natasha, with wonderful knitters from beginner to advanced sharing stories, sharing their passion for good wool, in a superb setting near Daylesford.
And with hand crafted wooden knitting needles by the talented wood turner Jesse Bree @jessebree, which we were humbled to take home, along with the handmade woolly flowers using SCOUT wool by Fleur Lyon @thefolkmaker – a botanical Fibre Artist – we were truly spoilt.

What an honour it was to be a part of this KNIT HEAVEN. I was invited along to bring some of our Luna Knit blankets to be on display … and to keep we knitters warm.

Thank you to all for such an amazing experience … and for being so inspiring & true to your cause. xx
#knittingwithprovenance

Wool Days … knitting with provenance July 3rd, 2016

Posted by: lunaAdmin Category: We Love
merino wool, wool, australian wool, organic wool,

Wool Days has created a beautiful business sourcing Australian wool … supporting & championing the sheep & their farmers.
Their wool is single origin & breed specific, sourced directly from responsible & passionate Australian sheep farmers & processed in mills with strict environmental benchmarks.
Scout wool comes from Eden Valley Farm in Dumbleyung, Western Australia. The 2000 hectare property was settled in 1905, and has been in the Lloyd family since 1945, with Ross and Terri Lloyd as the current owners (sheepdogs Jeff & Dot help out too). The property has been certified Demeter Biodynamic since 1988, a system that supports & develops world class ecological & sustainable production of food and natural fibres. As well as raising sheep, Ross and Terri also grow grain crops which they process into grain flour and stockfeeds.

Eden Valley is home to 4,500 Merino sheep (originally descendants of Collinsville Merino). Since 1950 the family have been breeding their own Stud Merino Rams to do well in their Biodynamic farming system, with a quiet temperament & natural resistance to parasites, they thrive in the low rainfall environment, producing a bright white wool with a soft handle (the fibre is 21 microns).

Megan lives & breathes her passion for wool & provenance – her wool ‘Scout’ has been minimally processed following organic standards from certified biodynamic wool, so there is no nasty chemical residue hidden in the yarn – only more gorgeous wool.

We love Wool Days & we love the passion of Megan Elizabeth – a true champion for fine Australian Merino Wool.

wool jumper, merino wool, merino wool knitwear, knitwear melbourne,

This Winter we introduced our newest, warmest, BIGGEST knit jumper EVER.
Our Luna Gal Turtle neck is just the right length, turtle not too high with delicious long sleeves.
We are not always sure if our designs will sell well – but this style took off instore as soon as it landed – the re-orders were coming in fast.
So after 4 production runs in merino wool this season, we are now working on a new version for spring.
But until then … stay snug … buy wool … support Australian made knitwear.

Winter Solstice ~ the true start of Winter June 21st, 2016

Posted by: lunaAdmin Category: News, We Love
wool knitwear, wool knit blankets, knitted blankets,

The 21st June marks the shortest day of the year – and the real beginning to our Winter in Melbourne.
Winter can be gloomy and grey … but we love to rug up, hunker down, and enjoy slow cooked nourishing food … and our wool knits … and knitting.
Knit blankets and warm wool jumpers are our forte – and phones run hot with enquiries and orders from our clients.
SO … gloom is not all bad … it is just shaded grey or partial darkness.
Embrace the grey and our shortest day!

Wool Blankets in Winter June 5th, 2016

Posted by: lunaAdmin Category: Luna Home, News, We Love
merino wool, knitted blankets, luna home,

We love wool blankets in winter – that extra layer of knitted wool – drapes & nurtures like nothing else.

Merino Wool is indeed OUR favourite fibre to knit with, as we ALWAYS strive to support our farmers, their sheep, and enduring hard work … and their dogs too.

Support Australian farmers … and please … support australian made knit manufacture.
We know KNIT & we know & love GOOD WOOL.

DENfair 2016 in Melbourne May 29th, 2016

Posted by: lunaAdmin Category: Luna Home, News
Luna Home exhibiting at Denfair

The BEST of Melbourne design under one roof – DENfair 2016 – bringing together the most inspiring collaborative of talent and brand names to create an unprecedented platform for the interior & design industry.

The three-day event offers a fine selection of the best in contemporary furniture & design, lighting, textiles & soft furnishings, home product design and homewares.

… and we will be there showing our latest knitted textile design – king size blankets and cushions – textured & tonal.

hope to see you there!

it’s WOOL WEEK Australia May 8th, 2016

Posted by: lunaAdmin Category: News, We Love
merino wool

we love to celebrate wool – and this week is WOOL WEEK – a campaign for WOOL by the Woolmark Company.

Merino Wool is indeed OUR favourite fibre to knit with, as we ALWAYS strive to support our farmers, their sheep, and enduring hard work … and their dogs too.

But how beautiful is wool to wear? The most versatile of yarns : it is warm, nurturing, durable, sustainable, NATURAL, resilient … the list goes on.

We use Australian Wool ~ extrafine merino wool which is 18.5 micron AND superwash ~ machine wash & tumble dry.

SO … here’s to WOOL … sheep … and their farmers – our wool growers of Australia.
WE @ luna applaud you and support you forever!

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Luna Lounge is a celebration of knit for relaxed comfort & ease.

Soft textural knitted gowns designed for everyday – every night luxury – living with you through thick & thin – inside & out the door.
Soft & machine washable, these garments are for sharing, for lounging … over PJ’s for school drop offs & supermarket … lazy days & intimate nights.

It’s the simple pleasures that count!
NOW exclusively ONLINE

http://lunagallery.com.au/shop/luna-home/luna-lounge-wear/luna-lounge-wear-navy

Autumn Tones & Textures April 2nd, 2016

Posted by: lunaAdmin Category: News
luna loves autumn, textures & tones, figs & chestnuts, apples & pears

the nights are chilly, the light is fading & we rug up in our favourite knits.

Heading out of town & gathering local produce is a seasonal delight — figs & chestnuts, apples & pears, tomatoes & carrots abound — a lavish offering of colour, tone, texture … & nutrition.

As we say farewell to daylight saving, we relish the new season’s produce, the extra hour Sunday sleep in … & yummy wool knits to nurture & keep us warm.

Extrafine Australian Merino ~ Wool at its finest & best ~ knitted in Melbourne.