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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Knitting With Colour

Do you fancy learning to knit with colour like this:




or how about doing some simple stripes like this:

 And eating some cake something like this?

Well, we're running a Fairisle and Colour Knitting Knitting Workshop on Saturday 9th March. £75 for the whole day, with a home cooked lunch, cake, biscuits and learning in small group.

Go to: http://www.nickitrench.com/id4.html for more information and to book.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Friday, 15 February 2013

Stitches Show NEC Birmingham

Mandy and I will be giving a demonstration this Monday at the Stitches Show at the NEC Birmingham. We'll be on the Cico Books/Ryland Peters Small, Stand number K20 between 1pm and 2.30pm. So please come and see us or join in and learn how to crochet a simple square from Geek Chic. Mandy is left-handed, so this is a great opportunity for those left handed who are struggling to learn from right-handed people.

Cico and RPS are also doing a Vintage Teacup Pin Cushion demonstration between 11am and 1pm.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

I have my lovely vintage tea towel Tablecloth design from A Passion For Quilting in 'Love Patchwork' magazine:


Friday, 8 February 2013

Patchwork for Beginners

Getting prepared for our Beginner's Patchwork Workshop tomorrow. Lots of fabric, rotary cutters and biscuits to prepare!


We still have a couple of spaces if anyone would like to book last minute...

Monday, 4 February 2013

Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet magazine is a new and very gorgeous magazine. Get this month's issue as it has a couple of my designs in... a baby blanket and a cardigan from Geek Chic Crochet...

Sunday, 3 February 2013

New Dates Just Announced

We've just put up some new workshop dates going into Spring.

Dates are now:

Crochet Workshops (Beginners & Intermediate)

Saturday 16th February 2013 (Beginners)
Saturday 30th March 2013 (Beginners)
Saturday 13th April 2013 (Intermediate)
Saturday 11th May 2013 (Crochet Flowers)
Saturday 18th May 2013 (Beginners)

Sewing Workshops
Saturday 9th February (Beginner's Patchwork top)
Saturday 23rd February (Hand Quilting - piecing Hexagons & Hand Applique)
Saturday 2nd March (Basic Machine Sewing: linings, seams, enclosed zips & gaining confidence with your machine)
Saturday 16th March (Backing and Binding your patchwork blanket)
Saturday 27th April (Basic Machine Sewing: linings, seams, enclosed zips & gaining confidence with your machine)
Saturday 4th May (Beginner's Patchwork Quilt Top)

Knitting Workshops
Saturday 9th March (Fairisle & Intarsia - a guide to knitting with colour)

Cake Decorating Workshops
Saturday 23rd March (Sugarpaste icing and Roses)
Saturday 21st May (Sugarpaste icing and Roses)

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Crochet Workshop Today

We had a fabulous workshop today at our new venue. Lovely to see Jill, Maria, Camilla and Sarah. Sorry you couldn't make it Elizabeth and we hope you're feeling better. Here are some pics from the day...

  
Nicki - getting ready
 Mandy our lovely host
 Afghan biscuits for morning coffee
 Workshop in progress
 Lunch break!
 Bread & Butter Pudding