Stitched Up is taking a break

Written by Vicky on November 27, 2013 – 5:34 pm -

Thank you for visiting our website. At the moment our craft group is taking a break from meetings whilst we work out a regular meeting day and venue.

As soon as we have any updates we’ll post it here and at our Facebook page. So, please like us on Facebook to keep up with our news!


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Meeting Every Wednesday at the Lion Inn

Written by Vicky on January 26, 2012 – 4:45 pm -

If you’d like to come along to Stitched Up you can find us at The Lion pub in Basford every Wednesday evening.

Here’s a map if you’re not sure where the pub is:

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Also, ‘like’ our page on Facebook to keep in touch with others in the group and check for any last minute meeting changes.

We’ll look forward to meeting you at Stitched Up soon!


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The Lion, Basford

Written by Jane on September 19, 2011 – 6:20 pm -

We’ve made the move to The Lion and have been made very welcome. Come along for a chat, a bit of craft and optional food and pub quiz.

Currently we have cross stitch, knitted bootees, shawl and jumpers and crocheted granny square blankets emerging. We even had a spinning wheel this week… come along and share whatever you are working on.


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Pub Quiz stitchalong!

Written by Siobhan on June 20, 2011 – 12:08 pm -

Just a quick post to let everybody know that there will be an extra Stitched Up meeting this week at The Lion in Basford. If anyone would like to come along we will be meeting around 7pm and the more the merrier! Also Jane has found out about a quiz night at the Bell Inn on Angel Row which we thought might be a good venue for a meeting. It starts at 7.30 Wednesday 29th and costs £1.50 a ticket if we take part in the quiz. If anyone is interested it would be great of you could let Jane, Doreen or myself know so that we can organise tickets :) Hope everyones well and hope to see you all at a stitched up meeting soon!


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Community Blankets Project

Written by Vicky on April 6, 2011 – 1:40 pm -

A lovely lady called Tracey Smith, founder of InterNational Downshifting Week, is calling on crafters this April to celebrate sustainability, kindness and community. Let’s join in!

Downshifting Week began 7 years ago and this year takes place between Saturday 23rd and Friday 29th April. Downshifting is about finding a better work / life balance, slowing down the consuming and embracing living with a little less. I think we could all do with a bit of that.

Community blanket square

Anyway, this year’s featured activity is the Community Blankets Project – getting together with a group of knitters or crocheters and making patchwork blankets for vulnerable people in our community. I know us crafters are quite a thrifty bunch already but to make these blankets as sustainable as possible, the idea is to source the yarn from your unused stash or local charity shops or anywhere that otherwise it would have gone to waste.  Then get along the local press to raise awareness about downshifting, supporting each other and crafts. Sounds like a good idea doesn’t it?

Well, if you’re up for a bit of community crafting, pop over to Tracey’s InterNational Downshifting Week website to find out more. She wants to know what you’re doing and to be in touch with your group. She might even come to visit you!

Here’s a video Tracey made to tell you all about it:

A piccie of my first crochet square is above if anyone would like to join me in making a community blanket here in Nottingham.


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New Dates & Venue for Stitched Up

Written by Vicky on February 6, 2011 – 3:28 pm -

Come along and join Stitched Up now at our new meeting dates of every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm.

For the near future we’ll be getting together at The Samuel Hall Wetherspoons Pub in Sherwood.

Reels of thread

We may try out other venues in the area but will post something up here on the blog so please do check back before coming along.

All crafters are welcome to bring along their own projects but do bear in mind that some things, like sewing machines, won’t be practical for the pub. Hand sewing, knitting, crochet and other things that don’t need lots of space or equipment are all ideal!


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Knitting Fever in Notts

Written by Vicky on September 13, 2010 – 5:15 pm -

It seems that there’s knitting fever in Nottingham this Autumn with a fab new shop and knitting classes popping up!

Knit Nottingham

Knit Nottingham ShopIs a brand new shop just opened last weekend on Mansfield Road in Nottingham City Centre. They sell all types of yarns, needles and locally designed patterns. They are also planning various knitting workshops and group charity knitting projects so there are plenty of ways you can get involved.

Their website isn’t up and running yet but you can find out more at our friend Guzzi Sue’s blog or you can e-mail them at knit@knitnottingham.com and when the website is up it’ll be at www.knitnottingham.co.uk

The White Rabbit Teahouse

White Rabbit TeahouseThe beautiful White Rabbit Teahouse on Hounds Gate in Nottingham is running a knitting group every Tuesday from 28th September, 5.30pm to 7.00pm. It is £4 each including tea and cake and beginners are welcome. Visit the White Rabbit Craft House to find out more.

Knitting in a Country Pub

Knitting designer Chrissie Day is hosting Autumn all day knitting classes at The Plough Pub in Normanton on the Wolds. Visit Chrissie’s blog for full details of the classes and venue.

Stitched Up

Of course knitters are very welcome to come along to Stitched Up. We don’t provide knitting classes because we are a social craft group but if you love to knit then do come along!

Tell us moreIf you know of any new yarn shops opened in Nottingham or upcoming knitting classes or groups let us know about them in the comments below….


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Summer Venue for Stitched Up

Written by Vicky on July 16, 2010 – 1:36 pm -

Ice creamsJust a quick notice to let you know that during July and August our craft group will be meeting at a different venue from the usual one at The Workshop.

To find out where meetings will be please contact Laura at laura@stitched-up.org.uk .

Watch this space for more news about the group, our meet-ups and plans for the future!


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Join Stitched Up!

Written by Vicky on June 14, 2010 – 9:21 am -

Come along and join the Stitched Up group every Wednesday evening for crafts, chat and cake.

Crochet blanketIt doesn’t matter what sort of craft you like to do – knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, beading, card making, lace making – anything, all crafts are welcome! Take a look at our blog posts below to see some of our craft projects.

If you’d like to join us, come to The Workshop (624a Mansfield Road, Sherwood Nottingham, NG5 2GA), on the first floor above the Cooperative shop and opposite the Ginza Japanese restaurant. Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm.

We’ll look forward to meeting you soon!


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What we do

Written by Claire on February 4, 2010 – 12:17 am -

It’s been a long time since we updated this blog – in fact several people have commented that it’s looking a bit out of date now, so I thought that I would take my (shiny new) camera along to show you what we get up to week by week.  Tonight was a bit of a quiet evening with just 7 of us there, but was a very pleasant evening having chats, laughs and cakes.

From the top we have Jacqueline, a Textile Workshop regular knitting a scarf from some lovely pink Rowan wool.

Jacqueline knitting

Then we have Emmeline, practicing her knitting skills and gaining confidence all the time!

Emmeline knitting

Vicky is making a lovely granny blanket like the one she made for a gift.

Vicky granny-ing

Stefka is crocheting a desk zombie for her new desk at work (and to guard the paperclips…)

Stefka crochet

Sue is knitting a scarf from a lace pattern

Sue knitting

And just to show it’s not just a knitting/ crochet group I am embroidering some gingham with a folk pattern for a bag.

Folk embroidery

We still meet every week, and we’re a friendly bunch – why don’t you come and join us?  As we’re not a class we just bring along whatever projects we are working on (and can carry!) and chill out for a couple of hours.  And eat cake/ biscuits.  How much better does it get?


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