Florence the Big Cuddly Easter Bunny


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


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

stitches and hos on Radio WM (again)

stitches and hos were on the radio again.  Our Easter Egg Hunt event at Wolverhampton Art Gallery got a mention on Radio WM drivetime on Wednesday.

You can listen to it here (we’re at 51mins in).  After our mention the DJ then plays Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind.  I couldn’t have done a better link myself

Don’t forget our one off special at Wolverhampton Art Gallery is 31st March, 6-9pm.  For more details look here

stitches and hos @ Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Stitches and Hos will be holding a one off special at Wolverhampton Gallery on 31 March 2010 from 6-9pm.

They’ll be an knitted easter egg hunt around the gallery, the lovely ladies from Sugarfoot Stomp will be playing all your favourite hits from the 1920’s – 1960’s. They’ll also be a pay bar serving wine, beers and soft drinks and of course a home made cake stand with sweet treats for sale.

For more information please visit here

Its really easy to get to Wolverhampton.  You can get the Metro from Snow Hill Station for £4 return.  There are also combined bus and metro tickets for £5 return.
Or you could get the train from New Street for just £2 return as long as you travel ater 4pm.  No need to book in advance, this fare is available everyday!!
The gallery is a short walk from both the metro and train station.  Here’s a handy map

knitted eggs

hello stitchers

I’m busy getting all spring like for our Easter egg hunt event at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on 31st March 2010.  It seems that the official signs of spring are here.  I’ve recently been to the Cotswolds and there were loads of snowdrops


Our Easter egg hunt event is part of the Jann Haworth exhibition.  The lovely ladies from Sugarfoot Stomp will provide sounds to stitch to, there will be a cake stall and of course an Easter egg hunt round the gallery.

I’ve finally cracked (sorry!) how to knit in the round on double pointed needles.  It’s taken a while – but it now means that I can get on and make the knitted eggs for the Easter egg hunt.

Here’s the first one.  The pattern came from purl bee who have 2 amazing shops in New York – one for patchwork and one for knitting and crochet.

knitted egg