The Cawood Festival Aftermath!

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Rachael Hand in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

As you know, we headed down to Cawood Craft Festival and set up camp or rather set up our stall for the weekend. We are pleased to say we had an excellent time and despite the weather on bank holiday Monday being a tad on the gloomy side, it definitely didn’t dampen our spirits. Take …
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A Spot of Curtain Making!

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Rachael Hand in Sewing - (0 Comments)

After recently moving into a new flat and starting off sewing the basics such as cushions and laundry bags, I decided it was time to tackle something a little more ambitious but absolutely necessary: curtains. This was the window, or rather the balcony door I needed to tackle… …while admittedly this isn’t the best picture …
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Cawood Festival this Weekend!

August 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Rachael Hand in knitting | Sewing - (0 Comments)

We are going, are you? This year will mark the 32nd Cawood Craft Festival so fingers crossed for glorious weather over the August Bank holiday weekend, that’s the 23rd,24th and 25th! The festival is big in the knitting and sewing industries and it is now recognised as one of the North’s premium, craft events. Therefore …
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The next time you’re indeed of some motivation or inspiration to do some knitting or sewing – just have a read through a few of these famous quotes… The composer Harrison Brentwistle once said in an interview: “writing music is like knitting, each small gesture builds up to create a whole”. The Telegraph Here’s a …
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Finding it hard to believe we are now in the middle of July and school holidays are very much looming. June was a busy month here at Needlecase with the uninspiring but necessary task of stock taking and sorting out the year end accounts rudely interrupting all craft activities for far too long! The highlights …
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We think becoming a mum for the first time brings with it a wonderful opportunity to indulge your creativity by making some of the softest, loveliest and indeed smallest knitted goodies around. With that in mind we’ve done some digging across the internet and collected some of our favourite knitting patterns and projects perfect for …
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…and someone has been yarn bombing the statues of Leeds! Now, in the square opposite the Leeds Grand Hotel you’ll find an abundance of Tour de France decorations: yellow blow up bicycles, painted telephone boxes, a pop up merchandise shop and yet more yellow bicycles! However, our favourite example of Tour de France decoration by …
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Despite making numerous cushions and clothes and bits and pieces for a while now to practice my sewing skills, it wasn’t until I moved into a new flat the weekend that I realised quite how many different sewing opportunities that presents! While there’s the obvious things like making curtains and blinds, as well as sewing …
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Needlecase does a spot of Yarn Bombing!! I love the idea of Yarn Bombing. I love the way ordinary things look when they have been decorated by someone’s knitting or crochet. I love the fact that you can let your imagination go wild and create something totally unique and beautiful. I am not so keen …
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There’s nothing quite like a sunny day for inspiring a little creativity! As part of my week of blogging for knitting blog week, I decided to have a bit of a sort out and made the most of being able to get outside into the garden. Check out all these knitted goodies made from yarns …
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