Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny

Polish Easter EggsTo celebrate the arrival of Spring we are pleased to announce a one-off special edition of our knitting hootenanny on 31st March at Cherry Reds.

We’ll also be holding an Easter Egg Hunt around the bar.  Entry is £1 per person and there will be a selection of S&H goodies as prizes that we will reveal over the coming weeks.

We also want to ask you a few questions about your yarn buying habits for our potential new venture of a pop up shop.

So dust off your needles and come get your stitch on.  You don’t even have to be good!

Stitches and Hos Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny, Tuesday 31st March 2015, 6pm onwards

Cherry Reds Cafe Bar, John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

Crocheted Silver Necklaces

We have some crocheted jewellery for sale just in time for Valentines Day.

They are crocheted into a sterling silver chain with 100% cotton yarn. The necklaces close with a silver lobster clasp. Each necklace comes in a kraft paper gift box

Large £28 plus p+p

Small £25 plus p+p

If you would like to buy one please visit the Etsy listings here

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Christmas Craft Market

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We’re delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s MAC Christmas Craft Markets.  We’ll be selling a range of hand knitted gifts and accessories.

The markets are on 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th December, 11-5pm, MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

International Crochet Day

Today is International Crochet Day. Here are a couple of S&H’s hooky faves.
First the incredible Olek

Next, Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam Crocheted Playgrounds

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And last but by no means least Shauna Richardson. Her main website is under construction at the moment so here’s a picture of her most ambitious work to date Lionheart Project.

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Don’t forget if you’d like to learn to crochet or knit with us we have new classes coming up in October and November. More info here

New Classes

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(image taken from Dunkirk Memories)

Here at S&H HQ we’re pleased to announce another batch of beginners crochet and knitting classes.

Hook Me Up – Beginners Crochet Class £25

Tuesday 7th Oct 6:30 – 9:00pm

Cherry Reds, John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

This class is designed for those who are new to crochet or those wanting to brush up on basic skills.  You will learn how to start and finish your crochet and how to produce a chain.  You will also learn basic crochet stitches.

All materials are provided along with hot drinks and a piece of cake.

To book onto Hook Me Up – Beginners Crochet Class please click here

Pick Up Sticks – Beginners Knitting Class £25

Tuesday 4th Nov 6:30 – 9:00pm

Cherry Reds, John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

This class is designed for those who are new to knitting or those who would like to reacquaint themselves with the basics.

You will learn how to cast on (using the knit stitch method), knit stitch, purl stitch and casting off.

All materials are provided along with hot drinks and a piece of cake.

To book onto Pick Up Sticks – Beginners Knitting Class please click here

Tharsis Sleeps – Thrones

I came across this incredible embroidered video for Tharsis Sleeps by Thrones thanks to the mighty WFMU

It was created by embroidering over 3000 frames onto individual denim patches the size of A5 paper. The video was directed by singer Nicos Livesey and used around 200 square metres of denim.

THRONE – ‘THARSIS SLEEPS’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO) from Nicos Livesey on Vimeo.

Spring has sprung

Early on Saturday morning members of S&H Knit Graffiti Faction celebrated the arrival of spring by leaving waterlilies and daffodils in a fountain somewhere in Birmingham.

Did you spot our colourful spring offering?

Sara_Water_Lillies_01 Sara_Water_Lillies_03 Sara_Water_Lillies_07 Sara_Water_Lillies_21 Sara_Water_Lillies_25Don’t forget that we are also running beginners knitting and crochet classes at Cherry Reds Cafe Bar.  For more information and how to book please see here.