Adventures in Intarsia

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in In-store | knitting | news coverage - (Comments Off)

  As I’m working on a large cushion for a garden bench with a ‘sun’ motif on it which is repeated 16 times, I’ve been doing a lot of Intarsia recently! This is a technique often used for sweaters with large, solid-colour features or ‘picture jumpers’ with designs such as fruits, flowers, geometric shapes or …
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Why Learn to Knit?

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in In-store | knitting | Leeds | Tadcaster - (Comments Off)

To many people this may sound like a silly question! All the same I thought it was worth thinking about it. If you’ve been taught a skill such as knitting, crochet or sewing at an early age then it can seem like the most natural thing in the world. If you’re not that fortunate then …
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  At Needlecase we like to share our passion for all forms of needlework. We love working with people who are experts in their area, such as Helen Jordan, who runs regular  crochet classes at Needlecase. My own personal memories of wanting to learn to crochet go back to seeing my mum and grandma doing …
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Run by Judith Schur of Needlecase and Karen Willatt of Karen Willatt design, Sew It’s Friday is our sewing club which was launched in May 2014 and is held in Needlecase’s workroom in Tadcaster. We meet every 4-6 weeks on a Friday evening from 7-9pm for a fun evening of sewing. Most of the projects …
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These are a selection of the highlights of our year at Needlecase. January Sewing workshop – we made this fabulous bag with Karen Willatt March Applique cushion workshop with Karen April First Felt making workshop with Bridget Karn May First ever National Yarn Shop Day June   ‘Next Steps’ crochet class with Helen Jordan July The …
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Over the last few years the popularity of the old Christmas Jumper has been making a comeback and in 2014, we are seeing the trend develop in some interesting ways… No longer is the Christmas jumper merely a way to express a little excess festive spirit, oh no, today the Christmas jumper has been elevated …
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The world of knitting and crocheting has been going crazy this week thanks to a knitted chicken jumper! Yes you did read that correctly, a chicken jumper. The knitting pattern was originally posted on Knit and Crochet Patterns, a Facebook page. The chicken jumpers are being knitted in support of the Little Hen Rescue group …
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Christmas is almost synonymous with a good knit here in the UK! Probably because we’re all getting excited at the (unlikely) prospect of white Christmas and looking forward to having a real excuse to snuggle up warm by the fire. After all, what better way to do that than while wearing the obligatory Christmas jumper, …
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On several of my recent shopping trips I have noticed the huge influx of knitted rugs, blankets and cushions that are currently filling the shelves at the likes of Next, John Lewis, Habitat and others. This got me to thinking about how bringing a few woollen accessories into your home can really make a big …
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You may have noticed we’ve been quiet on the Needlecase blog of late, but don’t be fooled into thinking we’ve taken some down time!! In fact it’s been quiet the opposite. Over the last few weeks we have been working hard to get organised ready for the festive season. That means as well as running …
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