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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It’s Day 2 of Knitting and Crochet Blog week http://www.eskimimimakes.com/2014/04/launch-of-the-5th-annual-knitting-and-crochet-blog-week-2014.html ‘Write a dating profile for one of your past finished projects.’ Dating Profile for Chain Stripes Cushion. Ecru chain stripe cushion seeks comfy sofa for long term relationship. I am made from West Yorkshire Spinners pure Jacob wool – I think Jacob sheep are the …
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Yarn Shop Day Success!

May 12th, 2014 | Posted by Rachael Hand in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We were very excited to take part in Love Your Yarn Shop, organised by Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting magazines. The day is designed to remind consumers of the value of their local wool store. With the growth of the internet we have far more shopping opportunities than ever before, but when it comes …
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I am very new to blogging and still finding my feet. Today I discovered that it is Knitting and Crochet Blog week http://www.eskimimimakes.com/2014/04/launch-of-the-5th-annual-knitting-and-crochet-blog-week-2014.html A quick read of the website tells me that I can blog each day on a particular subject and use special hash tags to tell people about the blogs on twitter and …
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A Walk of Inspiration

May 12th, 2014 | Posted by Rachael Hand in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

May day – 6th May 2014 We are very lucky to live here where it’s possible to take a lovely long walk in the countryside from our doorstep. This bank holiday Monday, that is exactly what we did and I took along my camera. Some of the photos I took have been inspiring me to …
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