gentlestitchesMy name is Sharon aka “gentlestitches” and this is the home of aussiegurumi. I believe the future is in our hands.

I am passionate about all things stitchy and environmentally sustaining.  I love to make, write about and teach , crochet, knitting and hand sewing.  I love to see what others are creating. I am on a mission to bring back the gentle art of repair and firmly believe “mending is better than ending”.                  

I promote recycling ,up cycling and bicycling. Upcoming classes are listed on my classes page but meanwhile take a look around my site, and have some fun.  I am always updating  so there will always be something new for you to consider.

Contact me via my web page or my email address at


I look forward to hearing from you!

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  3. “Sisterhood of the world”! I love being part of it!!! :)

  4. I agree and I thought the same thing when I saw your “about” page. :)

  5. youngatfifty says:

    Very very happy to meet a reuse/recycle/repair enthusiast :) your ‘about’ entry reads similar to mine ha ha !! thanks so much for visiting my space. I am sure we will have a lot in common to share and appreciate :)

  6. PigLove says:

    Hey my friends – check out my posting today at http://piglove.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/bouquet-of-three-awards/
    XOXO – Bacon

  7. Mending is better! How many times have I been loathe to part with a garment!

  8. Thank you! I do have a lot of laughs and as for being creative with wool, well check back as I am just getting started! I plan to release a mob of Australian animals and birds into the blogosphere.
    You are pretty amazing yourself they way you turn spaces into stylish and comfortable homes with minimal damage to the hip pocket!! A true gift and very generous of you to share these ideas with others! BTW my front door looks awful. I might just get brave enough to have a go at it after reading your “knock knock” post I will let you know. I have never painted anything (except nails)

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog! I have to comment that you are so creative with wool in ways I’ve never seen – you must have a lot of laughs in your life, the creatures are so whimsical and fun!

  10. timethief says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Your About page is nicely done and informative. It seems we have much in common. Please accept a belated ” it’s so good to meet you from me” and my well wishes for happy blogging.

    • thank you so very much for your kind words. I have found your insights ,practical tips and suggestions invaluable to the development of my weblog! :)

  11. Linne says:

    BTW, I love your Zombie bunnies and am re-blogging this post for one of my readers who I think will be interested . . . ~ Linne

  12. Linne says:

    If you re-cycle and up-cycle, isn’t that bi-cycling?? So if you add another **-cycling to your list, you would be tri-cycling! ;-) ~ Linne

  13. puresketch says:

    Your rabbit for Easter Day is Very nice looking! Like your posts, have a good day!

  14. daisybellcrafts says:


  15. mskatykins says:

    I know you have been awarded this already, but you’re on my list too! :)

  16. Kisses and thanks Portia dear. :)

  17. Portia dunrobin says:

    Have a happy Easter gentle stitchers!

  18. Dear Sharon, I’ve been enjoying your blog, and as such I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Please see my page for details (http://howlingmadcat.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/the-liebster-award/) to accept the award (I see you’ve been nominated once, but I hope that doesn’t mean you can’t be nominated again!). Thanks! Ellie

  19. Thank you so much. I always enjoy your posts too. I found you through a mutual squirrel. : )

  20. pishnguyen says:

    Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the “like” on my recent post. I am very happy you enjoyed it, and I appreciate your visit to my site.

    I am so happy to have found your blog! I am enchanted by your work, and I look forward to following and reading more posts in the future. :)

  21. Thank you and I am enjoying your stories.

  22. Ganesh Raam says:

    Thanks for dropping by… You have a very interesting blog here! Would love to learn more from it :)

  23. Whoo Hoo count me there!
    Happy new year to you also.

  24. Nominated for an award…visit my blog on the 2nd day of 2013 to check it out.
    Happy new year :)

  25. 1EarthUnited says:

    Thanks for sharing your very enjoyable posts! Always have a huge smile when I visit. Thanks!

  26. Your are welcome. Tell Mr Bowie he is the most charismatic cat in the world. We love looking and reading about him and the goings on in his part of this beautiful planet.

  27. Herman says:

    Thank you very much for the “Blog of the year award 2012″ nomination. Much appreciated! Bowie says “Meow!”

  28. Great blog, glad I found you!

  29. Angel dorrach says:

    What a refreshing perspective, thank you x

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