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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For the love of Knitting

February 4th, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in In-store | knitting | Tadcaster - (0 Comments)

It’s a beautiful day here in Tadcaster. Other parts of the country seem to have snow but here we just have gorgeous sunshine which is streaming through the shop window and really heating things up in here this afternoon!! Our lovely knitting circle ladies have been trying their hands at a bit of i-cord knitting …
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Adventures in Intarsia

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Judith Schur in In-store | knitting | news coverage - (0 Comments)

  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 - (0 Comments)

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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