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Blocking your knitting is it worth it?

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Blocking your knitting is it worth it?

Have you heard about blocking but don't bother to do it? Do you think blocking is a waste of time or your not sure how to do it? Then read on. Why should I block? Have you ever knitted something, sewn it up, tried it on then realized it's a bit snug around the arms or you can't quite see the beautiful pattern you knitted in. Or in the case of a shawl it's come out tiny even though you have followed the pattern exactly. These are all reasons to block. I have to confess and put my hands up,...

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International crochet designer Pollevie

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International crochet designer Pollevie

is coming to Wakefield. It all started with a random post on Facebook and I spotted the most amazing shawls by Pollevie. I clicked through to her instragram feed and there was a post looking for a an LYS in England. As you can probably gather by now I respond to the post and offered to host Pollevie's very first workshop in England. I got talking to Ellen and we hatched a plan and we are pleased to be welcoming Ellen and her amazing shawls to our shop on Saturday 14th October. Now for this workshop you need to book...

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So about three years ago

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So about three years ago

following our move into the city centre we decided to start stocking fabrics. I saw a few reps then in walked Andrew Heaton from the fabulous family firm Lewis and Irene and that was it we have been stocking Lewis and Irene fabrics ever since. I just love the fabric and I love the story behind each fabric collection. The fabric is all 100% cotton and each collection contains 15 different fabrics which all work with each other. If that's not enough for you they do blenders as well called Bumbleberries.  I've recently completed a fusion quilt using Lewis and Irene...

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Ready to learn a new skill how about tapestry crochet?

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Ready to learn a new skill how about tapestry crochet?

Are you fan of crochet and are ready to learn a new skill. How about giving tapestry crochet ago. I've recently finished this tablet case and it's a lot simpler than it looks. If nothing else you will learn how to change colour, read a chart and crochet your ends in as you go. Why not join us on Saturday 8th July, all yarn and the pattern is provided you just need to bring your hooks. Book yourself a place here

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So I decided to challenge myself this year

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So I decided to challenge myself this year

and have ago at knitting a top down sweater and I've finally finished it. I loved every minute of the knitting pretty much apart from when the cable on my circular needle snapped and I had to rescue nearly 600 stitches.The pattern I used was Crazy Stripes Tee by Atelier Alfa a ravelry pattern and the yarn was 3 colours of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature Sock yarn.Both the yarn and pattern are available to buy in the shop and I loved it that much I'm already planning another one. If your thinking of it giving it ago I would recommend...

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