We are really looking forward to our next Beginners Crochet class in May with Helen Jordan. Helen visits Needlecase regularly to deliver fun and lively classes, usually with beginners but occasionally we offer ‘next steps’ sessions for those who would like to learn more. I recently met up with Helen at the P-lush show and asked …
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It’s not long now until the second ever Yarn Shop Day organised by Let’s Knit magazine. I really like the concept because it highlights that need to support us little shops who are here to help you and show you how to do the things you’re not sure about. Buying yarn online is very useful …
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Today I’ve been finishing off something I started back in September! After our annual visit to Cawood Craft Festival I realised that my original version of one of my knitting kits could do with a bit of updating. I designed this cushion some time ago now and we talked about it on the blog back …
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Last week I was lucky enough to be in Scotland with my family. I have to admit that when it was planned that we should spend Easter in Scotland to celebrate my in-laws Golden Wedding Anniversary I was a little apprehensive, fearing that we would get snowed in at the very least! As it turned …
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When we were shown this book I thought it was just great and that we had to have it in the shop. I wish I could knit loads of things from it and make a window display because I think it would look fantastic but I fear that there may not be enough days in …
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This is a post in which I am going to talk about some of my favourite things. Lets start with the garden! I could write a whole blog about my garden and it’s predecessors but I won’t because I need to get to the knitting. There are lots of things I like about gardening but …
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Alpaca my bag.

March 30th, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in Crocheting | knitting - (0 Comments)

I had a grand day out on Friday. I visited the a lovely show called p-Lush which was an Alpaca show and trade stands selling gorgeous yarns and related items. Don’t you think that Alpacas are fabulous? So cute and they produce such fantastic yarns and fabrics. Here I am with family and friends doing a …
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Karen has been catching the knitting bug… ”When I was at Needlecase teaching the last Sew it’s Friday Garden Patch embroidery earlier this month Judith showed us some gorgeous Easter Bunny Bags she had made. Having then written a free knitting pattern for them several of us were tempted to have a go so Judith …
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Nursery Knits for Girls

March 25th, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in In-store | knitting - (0 Comments)

We recently received 2 gorgeous new books in the shop, Nursery Knits for Girls and Nursery Knits for Boys. Nursery Knits for Girls is described 19 hand knit clothing, nursery and toy designs for little girls from birth to 3 years in Sirdar Snuggly DK. The book begins with this fabulous blanket in a very …
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Knitting Beginnings

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in knitting | Leeds | Tadcaster - (0 Comments)

Four ladies came to Needlecase last Saturday for our Beginners Knitting class. In reality, as is often the case, one of them wasn’t strictly a beginner but I think they all went away having learnt something new. It’s always interesting to meet new people at our classes and to find out what their hopes and …
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