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Friday, 24 May 2013

Fair isle book

I just want to say how lucky I am to have so many great people behind me working on this Fair isle book. This is a real team effort and everyone is being brilliant. Thank you!
Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers will be released in September. I will be getting some copies to sell. If you'd like to pre order, please email me: and I will order them for you.

Here is an image of the front cover and some information about the book from Cico Books below. My personal feelings are that this is the best book I've done so far. I'm delighted with all the projects in the book and can't wait for you to see it:


35 beautiful projects using floral motifs 

Nicki Trench   

September 2013   £12.99       Paperback
Make 35 gorgeous crochet projects all incorporating beautiful floral motifs and decorations for your home, family and friends. 
Nicki Trench returns with another set of cute and easy crochet projects, this time in pretty pastel hues and all adorned with crocheted flowers.   
Divided into three chapters, the book begins with Starting Out, where you will find an easy purse, a Kindle cover and an adorable baby beanie hat, which are all perfect for first-time stitchers. Next, move on to Practice Makes Perfect, where you can develop your crochet skills to make beautiful cushion covers and other designs made from luxurious yarns to decorate your home, from shelf edging to placemats. Finally, more experienced crafters will love the projects in Confident Crocheting – from a floral bag to a delicate lacy scarf, as well as the stunning Gypsy Queen throw that will stay in the family for generations. The Crochet Know-How section will guide novice crocheters and experts alike along their way, with stitches and techniques included. Crochet away! 
Nicki Trench is a leading figure in the revival and promotion of home crafts. The founder of the UK’s leading online yarn store, Laughing Hens, Nicki also lectures on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating and hen keeping. Nicki’s most recent books include Geek Chic Crochet, Cute & Easy Crochet, Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes and A Passion for Quilting.  
The author is based in Sussex.
Editorial and Marketing info:
Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers by Nicki Trench is published by CICO Books at £12.99, and is available from all good bookshops or call 01256 302699.
For further information or a review copy, please contact Mark McGinlay
on 020 7025 2240 or email

Friday, 17 May 2013

New East Sussex venue for Crochet Workshops

I have a really beautiful venue for two Crochet workshop dates: 31st August (Beginners) and 14th September (Intermediate). It's just outside one of the prettiest villages in East Sussex, Mayfield. Rolling hills, woodland, gorgeous views - and crochet - what more could you want. Workshops cost £75 inclusive of a homemade lunch, cakes etc and all materials included. To book, just go to my website:

Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Table at The Shed Theatre

I went to see The Table at The Shed, the National Theatre on the Southbank yesterday afternoon. What a brilliant surprise. I loved this play and urge your to go and see it. The best thing I've seen for ages. The cast brilliant, fantastic script in an intimate little theatre so you feel you're really connected.

It's a story about 115 years of family life where the table is at the centre of all that goes on.  Go and see it. It's only on until the 18th May.

Knitting with colour

I'm running a workshop on Saturday 1st June on Knitting With Colour - Fairisle and Intarsia Knitting. Even if you have the most basic knitting skills you'll be able to learn to knit with colour. This is a really lovely workshop and we have lots of colours and charts for you to learn to follow and I'll teach you some simple Fair Isle techniques to get you started. We will serve you a lovely homemade lunch, teas, coffees, cakes and everything is inclusive. Cost £75. Nr St Albans, Herts. This will be the last knitting workshop in Hertfordshire. The next ones will be in Lewes, East Sussex later in the year.

Please let me know if you'd like to come and learn to knit something like this.......!

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Come and Crochet

We still have some places on our two upcoming Crochet Workshops:

Beginners: Saturday 18th May
Intermediate & Flowers: Saturday 11th May

They are both getting booked up, so if you'd like to come, please get in touch soon to reserve your space.

Workshops start 10am, end approx 4pm. Includes homemade lunch, cakes, biscuits and lots of tuition in a warm and friendly atmosphere. £75 inclusive. Come and join us and have fun with like-minded people, near St Albans, Herts.

These are some of my last workshops in Hertfordshire until I move to East Sussex over the summer. to book your space.

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