Sale stock & upcoming workshops

Morning Stitchers,

We still have some sale stock available. It’s all still listed on the online shop and it’s still out for you to look in store. There’s a few bits of easyknits left, plus some Malabrigo (especially chunky) and UK Alpaca DK. There’s also a few fat quarters in Full Moon Lagoon, Kitschenette and Christmas fabrics available.

We’ve also got a couple of spaces left on our workshops this weekend. We have Introduction to Patchwork & Quilting on Saturday from 10am to 1pm and costs £30 including materials. All you need is to be confident at using a sewing machine for basic sewing and plenty of enthusiasm! You’ll get to choose your own co-ordinating set of fabric & thread to make a basic patchwork sampler with Ana. She’ll introduce you to techniques for cutting, stitching and piecing your quilt together.

Or if you fancy something else, we have spaces on our Beginner’s Drop Spindle workshop on Saturday from 2pm to 4.30pm for £30 including drop spindle and fibre. Michelle will teach you the basics for drafting fibre, allowing you to spin the fibre into a single strand of yarn using the park & draft method, and then ply the yarn to leave with your own mini skein of handspun yarn!  It’s guaranteed to leave you hooked, and  no doubt you’ll be looking into spinning wheels as soon as you get home!

Both courses can be booked online or you can give us a call on 0121 314 6888. Payment is required at the time of booking. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements!

Anyway, I’d love to know what you’ve all been working on lately. I’ve just finished knitting a shawl called Semele. It’s constructed slightly differently, in that it’s knit sideways rather like a scarf. The lovely thing about this is that you don’t have to cast off 400+ stitches at the end! I also love it because you can make your yarn go a long way; you keep increasing, until you have just over half of your yarn left. Do a straight section, and then start decreasing! I’ve knit quite a few shawls and always end up with loads of yarn leftover, but I used as much as possible for this one. Sadly, the yarn isn’t available in our shop (as much as I would love that!) but over the summer I will look into dyeing gradience sets….that will be fun! You can knit it in anything from lace weight to worsted. You could even go heavier if you were brave enough!

Here’s the finished shawl anyway. It’s huge!

Semele Shawl

Semele Shawl

Why not share your projects with us on Facebook or on Twitter – show us what you’ve been making!


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