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 February 2012

Last week was our regular monthly hootenanny.  Once again its great to see so many of you come along to stitch, knit or crochet.

I met Sheila Arthurs, an artist who is working with Friction Arts to create a knitted & crocheted coral reef based on an original project The Hyperbolic Coral Reef which was created and curated by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles. (There will be an opportunity for people to take part, but I couldn’t find anything online to link to).

A big thank you Gemma and Helga for providing sounds to stitch to.  It was the second time they had DJ’ed for our hootenanny, their last outing being exactly one year before.  Even a pile of CD’s without cases wasn’t enough to stop them playing their mix of 80’s pop, Birmingham gems and feel good classics.

Our next monthly hootenanny is on Tuesday 27 March from 7.30pm.  We have sounds to stitch to by Friends of the Stars who’s new album Faith’s Meat Kiosk is out on 23rd April 2012.

Until then here are some pictures from the night

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stitches and hos July 2011

A lovely edition of S&H on Tuesday night.  First of all a big thank you to Sam Underwood for a truly ecelctic set of sounds to stitch to.  Everything from an LP of 1000 locked grooves, SL2, Aphex Twin and Earth.  I wasn’t sure if Sam had broken into my house and stolen some of my records to play.

Also a big thank you to everyone who came along.  Here are a few pictures from the night.

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stitches and hos May 2011

A lovely (if quiet) edition of our monthly knitting hootenanny last night.  Many thanks to Amy aka Sister 45 from Mama Feel Good for providing sounds to stitch to and all who came along.

Here are some pictures from the night

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Plans were also hatched for our next knit graffiti project.  Watch this space for more details in the coming weeks.

Our next hootenanny is on Tuesday 28 June, 7:30pm onwards.  See you there

stitches and hos fundraiser

On Tuesday we held a fundraiser at our little knitting hootennany.  As you may (or may not) know we provide free wool and needles for anyone that comes along to one of our events and if they want to they can take them home.

So after 5 years of knitting hootenannys the stitches and hos cupboard was bare.  I put a call out for prizes to our raffle, rounded up some DJ’s and baked up a storm.

The day of the fundraiser started well, the lovely people at Stitch Perfect donated a Keep and Share belt kit and a voucher to the raffle fund.  I also bought a copy of the rather marvellous Vogue’s Stitchionary 2 as another raffle prize.

In the afternoon disaster struck our DJ’s pulled out due to illness.  On my way home from work I made some calls and called in a few favours.  Within the hour I’d managed to find new DJ’s – all was not lost.

The rest of the night went swimmingly – much cake was ate and joviality had.  If you don’t believe me take a look at some pictures.

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A big thank you to everyone that came along, donated prizes for the raffle, bought raffle tickets and ate cake – especially the last bit.  I was worried that it might be cake for breakfast lunch and dinner this week.  Another special thank you to my emergency DJ’s Simon Fox, Dorian Wood and Matt Common.  You helped us raise a total of £54 to replenish our wool stocks. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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.

stitches and hos February 2011

This Tuesday saw February’s edition of our monthly knitting hootenanny.  A big thank you to all who came along.

A really big thank you to Helga Henry and Gemma Thomas for providing sounds to stitch to.  It was Helga’s debut at DJ’ing but she sounded like a real pro.  There were some nerves at the beginning but a quick blast of Tom Tom Club soon put paid to those.  A rather nice touch was a smoochy Robert Palmer track to end their set. Helga even managed to do a bit of knitting whilst DJ’ing.

Here are some pictures from the night

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Don’t forget our next hootenanny is on Tuesday 29 March from 7:30pm onwards in back bar, Hare and Hounds, York Road, Birmingham.

We have some plans afoot here at S&H Towers.  I’ll be posting some teasers leading up to the big event over the next few weeks.  Keep your eyes peeled stitchers!