Pompom Party

Here are some pictures from our pompom party a couple of weeks ago.

All of the pompoms have now been installed as part of our Festive Knit Up in the back bar at Hare and Hounds

Make sure you go & take a closer peek over the holidays.









Stitches and Hos Pompom Party








We’re having a pompom party.  Come get your stitch on and help us make pompoms to decorate Stitches and Hos HQ, Hare and Hounds for the festive season.

Sounds to stitch to provided by Dorian Wood (aka Pete Prescription)

Wool and needles provided.  All are welcome – you don’t even have to be good

Tuesday 27 November. 7:30pm onwards, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham.

Festive Knit Up

Knitted Bauble

I’m very pleased to announce our next project here at Stitches and Hos ‘Festive Knit Up’.

We will be decorating Stitches and Hos HQ the back bar of Hare and Hounds pub for the festive season. As ever I am looking for people to help with the knitting.  You will need to be able to follow a pattern and knit to a given size and gauge.  All wool will be provided.  If you are interested in taking part please get in touch info@stitchesandhos.co.uk

We will also be holding a pompom party at our next monthly hootenanny on Tuesday 27 November.  There’s a Facebook event thingy here and I’ll put up the details in the next blog post.

Right then, back to my knitting

Stitches and Hos workshop @ Ikon Gallery

Next week Stitches and Hos will be holding a practical workshop for adults at Ikon Gallery. We’ll be looking at the themes and ideas in the current Sarah Browne exhibition in a fun and informal way.

Thursday 1 March, 2-4pm at Ikon Gallery

Places are free but limited, please contact Ikon Gallery to reserve your place.

If you can’t make it along to the workshop I highly recommend a trip to Ikon.  Both the Sarah Browne and Hamish Fulton exhibitions are great. They also do homemade cake in the cafe.

Also don’t forget next Tuesday (28 Feb) is our regular monthly knitting hootenanny at Hare and Hounds.  We’ll be in the back bar from 7:30pm.  Sounds to stitch to by Helga Henry and Gemma Thomas.  Wool and needles provided.  You don’t even have to be good!


stitches and hos New Year Hootenanny

On Tuesday we had our first regular meet of the year.  A big thank you to all that braved the sub zero temperatures to come along.  It was good to see so many new faces (and a few old ones).

We had sounds to stitch to by Adam Chambers from ColdRice. A mix of 60’s garage, RnB and soul anthems.  Thanks very much Adam for a really great set.

Here’s a few pictures from the night

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Don’t forget our next monthly hootenanny is on Tuesday 28 February from 7:30pm onwards, back bar, Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham.  Sounds to stitch to provided by Helga Henry and Gemma Thomas.

See you then

stitches and hos March 2011

This week saw another edition of our monthly knitting hootenanny.  I actually forgot (until today) that Tuesday’s event marked our 3rd anniversary of hosting our hootenanny’s at the Hare and Hounds.  I don’t say this often enough but we have a great home in the Hare and Hounds.  The staff and management are a pleasure to work with, always helpful and are known to pick up a pair of needles once in a while.  So I’ll take this opportunity to raise my (virtual) glass and say a big thank you to all at the Hare and Hounds.

My second lot of thanks goes to everyone who came out on Tuesday.  I was glad to see some familiar faces and a few new ones.  It seems that us stitchers are still turning heads and getting perplexed faces from regular drinkers.

Finally a big thank you to Adrian King for providing sounds to stitch to.  Here are some pictures from the night

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Next month (April 26th) we’ll be holding a Stitches and Hos Fundraiser to help restock the coiffers with a fresh batch of wool.  They’ll be a prize raffle, cake stand and sounds to stitch to provided by Matt Snowden (Dream Dreams the Dreamer) and Bethan McKnight (Atta Girl).  More details in the next few days

A little teaser

A group of S&H stitchers are working on a top secret project.  I can’t tell you anything about it (yet) but I can show you some photos of our work in progress.

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Don’t forget our monthly knitting hootenanny is tomorrow eve (Tues 29 March) from 7:30pm in back bar at Hare and Hounds.