It’s so interesting how knitting trends change from year to year. When I opened the shop nearly eight years ago everyone was knitting socks. Then, for no obvious reason, everyone stopped. About a year ago a whole new group of knitters discovered the pleasure in knitting them again. Having mastered the basics (yes even that dreaded heel) these knitters have become rather sophisticated and are looking into new techniques and designs. So how would you like to join these knitters and learn how to knit Lacy Socks. This Saturday Michele Hale will be running her Lacy Sock Workshop from 10am-4pm. It will be £35 for the day and all you need is one ball of plain sock yarn and the needles.
Here’s a sneaky peak of our Easter Knitting Workshop on Saturday. How do you fancy a peaceful day of learning two handed Fair Isle knitting, beaded knitting, folded picot cast off and even a bit of designing if you are feeling daring.
All this for £30, including the kit, and I might even include some Easter eggies too.
Hi Guys. Following the success and fun of our last Boo Biloo workshop we invited Louise back to spread her knitty words of wisdom. On Saturday 7th March she will be running a workshop to knit these little characters. If you fancy coming along then please call the shop 01933 314920 to book your place. Once you’ve knitted one you’ll want a whole family.
I know, I know. It’s taken AGES but here it is at last, the Manfield Crafts Workshop list for 2015. Just click on the tab at the top of the page and it’s all there for you. I’m so sorry it’s taken so long but better late than never. I hope that you can come to some of them. They are always very popular so please do let us know ASAP if you are interested and we’ll put you on the list.
We are also thrilled to be stocking the TILDA range. We’ve started with a few bits in the shop but hope to expand very soon. In the meantime you can order ANYTHING from their range by giving the shop a call, even metres of fabric. It’s basically feeding my other obsession in life, fabric.
Well the sun is shining (at the moment anyway), 2015 is here and looked what I’ve just unpacked. There was a bit of squealing involved because I was expecting them to be much smaller. How handy will these be and just £4.99. If you can’t make it into the shop then drop me a line and I can pop one in the post for you.
So here I am writing another Christmas message from Manfield Crafts. My seventh Christmas! Who would have thought I would last that long. Thank you to everyone that comes into the shop, joins in with workshops, comes to the Knitting Clubs, orders on line, makes a fuss of the dogs or just pops in for chat and a cup of tea. Cherry has been here a year and has done a sterling job keeping me sane. She is always cheerful and jolly and that’s just what I needed this year. Have a wonderful Christmas and we’ll see you in 2015. Emma, Purl and Pixie. xxx.
ps. Pixie is not in the picture because she got far too giddy with the bribery biscuits.