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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Last week we were visited by our Easter ducklings. These ladies are knitted in Snowflake dk from an Alan Dart pattern which is available from his website. I caught sight of them waddling along the top of the wall and coming into the shop through the back door. They have now taken up their usual …
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Garden Patch Embroidery

March 16th, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in Sewing | Tadcaster - (0 Comments)

On Friday evening we enjoyed this months Sew It’s Friday session with 8 lovely ladies. Karen began by explaining how her mum came up with this relatively simple but extremely effective technique for producing your very own original piece of hand embroidery quite a number of years ago. In fact one of our ladies said …
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Karen has been fabric shopping again!! Here’s a message from her about her latest purchase – ”I’ve been really sensible today and despite going to bed and getting up everyday for a week with the thoughts of this gorgeous fabric in my head I didn’t buy it when I went back to the shop this …
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Crochet is so popular at the moment. It just seems to be getting bigger and bigger. We talked about our own experiences a couple of weeks ago. This very inspiring book is tempting us to get our hooks out with all the joyful little projects it contains. There are small projects to make in a …
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This book arrived in our shop just before Christmas and we were immediately inspired by the fantastic collection of little girls cardigans it contains. Anyone excitedly planning a wedding, or special occasion, this year can’t fail to find just the thing for any little girl involved. All the designs can be knitted or crocheted for ages …
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Summer is on the Way!

February 13th, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in In-store | Leeds | news coverage | Sewing | Tadcaster - (0 Comments)

Here’s another message from Karen, our sewing expert. Judith is coming round to see me, later in the week, for a spot of lunch as it’s time to get together and plan the next batch of three Sew it’s Fridays for the summer term. Summer hey, and to think there may be snow again later this week! …
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The Sewing Bee is back on our screens again, inspiring lots of people to get stitching so we thought it would be nice to tell you a bit more about our lovely friend and sewing teacher, Karen Willatt. Karen and I run our sewing club, Sew It’s Friday, once a month on Friday evenings from 7pm-9pm. I …
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