Just in case you haven’t already heard we are now streaming live on Monday mornings at 10:30 GMT/BST on our Facebook page. During our streams we will be covering up coming events, news, show & tell and anything else that grows organically from the stream.
We have also chosen to record the streams so that other peeps on the internet can watch the playbacks. These recordings will be available on our YouTube channel and of course over here too. So without further ado, here is our next live stream from the Unravel & Unwind studio.
One of our followers found these amazing books on crochet and knitting – direct from Japan Click here. These are great if you are a chart follower, as charts uses a universal language unlike written patterns across the world.
Pomadour24’s Craft Cafe not only has a large range of knitting and crochet patterns, you can also find sewing and felting alongside beading, embroidery and patchwork. A great resource that needed to be shared.
If you try any of these, please do let us know by sharing on our Facebook page. We love to see what other creatives are making around the globe.
I know winter is quite a long way off but we are in England and it feels like winter everyday. Another follower sent this link over for knitting chunky blankets. There are several pages to the article and you have to click the “continue” button a few times before you get to the tutorial so I have done the hard work for you.
– Love the idea of knitting socks but suffer from SSS*? Check out this link for help knitting two socks at the same time! *SSS or “second sock syndrome” is where you get excited about the first sock but can’t be bothered to knit it all again for the second time!!!
– Toe up v Top down – the great sock knitting debate – more info
– Heels, heels and more heels – check out this link
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This week we are talking to Susie one of our great supporters. She was recommended to come along by her social worker, who supports her with her anxiety, almost a year ago and has been a regular attendee ever since. “This has been one of my best decisions and has made such a positive change to my life”.
She had heard of crochet but didn’t really know much about it until our lovely Faye taught her the basics and she fell in love. Since then she has developed her talents and is now making beautiful little Amigurumi* animals. She hopes to make many more of these and set up a Facebook page to sell them – so watch this space! *Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, usually cute stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures.