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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Stitched Up Gets Laced Up

Written by Vicky on June 26, 2009 – 11:20 pm -

Well it seems a new craft wave has hit the Stitched Up group – bobbin lace. Thanks to our experienced lace maker Sue a few of us have been having a bash and picking up some lacey skills.

On Wednesday Laila was learning half stitch, whole stitch and twisted whole stitch:

Laila lace making

This is what it looked like when it was finished. Pretty good for a first go eh?

Laila's lace

Claire and I have also been learning lace making with Sue and we’ve written a little more about it on our respective blogs (Pinky & Boo and Victoria Louise). Sue shows us all how its done though and here is the beautiful piece she’s working on at the moment.

Sue's lace

You can see more of Sue’s lace on her blog Travel, Fibre & Thread.

Don’t worry though, we haven’t abandoned other crafts. Stitched Up still embraces crafts of all types. Here’s a little snapshot of some of the projects our stitchy ladies were working on this week.

Margaret’s crochet times table helper. How clever is this?..

Margaret's times table crochet blanket

Jacqueline and Jane know how short British summers are so they’re knitting socks ready for the winter…

Jacqueline's sock

Stefka has made this enormous bag with the fluffy trim to be felted. She was also creating her own embroidery design which you can see on the table…

Stefka's bag and embroidery

Claire was crocheting these beautifully delicate irish roses. These will be included in some of her lovely hand made items that she’ll be selling at the West Bridgford Craft Fair on 17th and 18th July.

Claire's crochet Irish roses

And I’ve been embroidering on the print of these pretty folky napkins which are soon to become cushion covers.

Vicky's embroidery

As you can see we’re a real mixed bag at Stitched Up and so are our crafty interests and skills. If you’d like to join us then get in touch, all crafts welcome!


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