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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British Wool Weekend 2014

September 13th, 2014 | Posted by Rachael Hand in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

6th & 7th September 2014 Once again last weekend Needlecase attended the British Wool Weekend event in Harrogate. The aim of the event is to raise the profile of British wool and the many related products produced from British wool. It is an opportunity for you to explore the stands full of treasures or treat …
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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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