Florence the Big Cuddly Easter Bunny

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Meet Florence.  She’s a big cuddly bunny who is in search of a good home.

Florence will be the star prize at our Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny on 31 March.

I used the Big Cuddly Bunny pattern from Purlbee.com which is available for free here.  I knitted her in Twilley’s of Stamford Freedom Wool in shades 430 and 401.

So, to stand a chance of snuggling up to cuddly Florence you’ll have to come along to our Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny.

 

 

Eggs = Prizes 2

IMG_3757Our next prize for our Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny is this plaited i-cord necklace.  It’s made with merino blend yarns and the necklace closes with a ball and loop closure.

To stand a chance of winning the necklace come along to our Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny on 31 March.

Eggs = Prizes

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So we’re busy here at S&H HQ planning for our one off hootenanny.  We also have some exciting plans that we want to share with you.

So by means of enticement for you to come along we’ll be giving away a slew of prizes as part of our Easter Egg Hunt.

The first prize I can reveal for our Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny is 2 skeins of Artesano Aran in Strathy.  The yarn is 50% alpaca and 50% Peruvian highland wool and each skein weighs 100g.  The blend creates a strong and durable yarn that is as soft as it is hard wearing.

We’ll reveal another prize next week.

To stand a chance of winning any of our prizes come along to our Easter Egg Hunt Hootenanny on 31 March.

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