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Yarn Shop Day 2016!

Posted: March 21, 2016

Saturday 30th April 2016
This year’s Yarn Shop Day is fast approaching and we’ve been busy planning the day.
We’ll start the day with a drop in knit and natter session from 10am – 12pm. Everyone welcome.
In the afternoon we’ll hold a series of taster classes, each lasting for about 30 minutes;

1pm – Crochet Hearts Bunting
2pm – Pompom animals
3pm – Simple Crochet Flowers
4pm – Cable Knit Washcloth
You can book a place at one of these sessions by emailing us

During the whole day there will be 10% off all full price stock (excluding commission items) as well as a raffle with some fantastic prizes, goody bags for the first 20 custoers to spend over £20, and yarn and book swap. There will be knitting to try as well as extreme knitting on giant needles. Kate will also be bringing her loom for live weaving demos and the chance to have a try.
We will be raising money throughout the day for our chosen charity, Autism Suffolk, so any donations are welcome.

As it is also our 3rd birthday weekend, we will be hosting an after hours party from 5.30-8pm. There will be food, refreshments and yarn themed games! There is no charge for the party but booking is essential as spaces are limited.

Twigg Stitch class

Posted: February 22, 2016

On Sunday 14th February we were joined by Vicki Twigg to teach a class on her own Twigg Stitch. Twigg stitch, in it’s simplest form makes a rib with a different colour each side.

Tst hat pic for classes Tst stitch sampler

The trick is in how you hold the yarn, as we spent the afternoon finding out! We started out practising how to make a simple two colour rib and then we all tried out moss stitch. Some of us also moved on to increasing and decreasing! It is a very interesting technique which produces a beautiful end result.

twigg stitch 2 twigg stitchtwigg stitch 3

We had a great afternoon and I hope that Vicki returns to do more classes with us on her next visit to the UK.

Get crafty this half term!

Posted: February 16, 2016

This weeks window is full of ideas for you to get your kids crafting this half term.
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Kits are a great place to start with knitting or crochet as you get everything you need to get started on your chosen project. We have many kits that are ideal for children or beginners of any age.
The Crochet Bouquet kit from The Crafty Kit Company is great for beginners and will teach you how to crochet four different kinds of flowers. The Big Sheep kit from Charlie and Hannah has also been carefully designed with complete beginners in mind.
teddieskids crochet
We have plenty of books to help your little ones learn how to knit or crochet.
Easy Teddies to Knit has easy to follow instructions and clear diagrams showing you how to make the perfect teddy bear. Only basic knitting skills are needed for the projects in this book and it’s a bargain at £4.99!
The Kids Learn to Crochet book by Lucinda Guy makes learning crochet fun for children aged 6 and over. Clear diagrams and colourful pictures help to guide children through the basic stitches.
knitting dollrejoice
If your children aren’t quite ready to take on knitting or crochet here are a couple of ideas for them. Forget the cardboard circles, Knit Pro Rejoice pompom maker will get them making pompoms in minutes. Or why not try french knitting with one of the Rico Knitting Dollies. You can use the cord it produces to make all sorts of craft projects from belts and jewellery to bags and rugs!