Nine years ago to day I opened the doors of Manfield Crafts. In that time so much has happened. My most loyal customers have become such lovely friends and supported me not only with my beloved business but, like it or not, with my personal life. My kids were 1 and 5 when I opened and my Knitting Ladies have been part of their growing up. So this is to say a big thank you to everyone that has been coming to Manfield Crafts over the years. The business has evolved into something slightly different now but it still revolves around all the lovely people who visit. x
Hi Everyone. This Saturday we will be making this stunning Tree of Life crochet cushion. I based the design on the Lionbrand pattern and used the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (which of course is lovely). It takes 3 x 50g balls, a 4mm hook and is £20 for the day. There is just one place left so if you would like to come then please do let me know ASAP before it gets snapped up.
Having just unpacked after a great show at Yarn Dale last weekend I’m frantically sampling for the Slip Stitch Cowl Workshop on Saturday. If you would like to come it’s at 1pm-5pm and just £10. You will need 3 balls of DK and a 50cm 4mm circular needle. It’s a lovely stitch that creates a great pattern. It’s not long until Christmas now so it would make a great present for someone special.
I have just finished pinning out my Corner to Corner Intarsia Crochet Love Cushion for blocking and couldn’t wait to share it with you. The workshop to make the cushion is this Saturday 10th September from 10am-4pm and it is £20 for the day. I used the most gorgeous Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino to make mine and a kit is available for £18. You are more that welcome to bring your own yarn if you prefer. You will need 100g of the main colour and 25g for each letter. If you would like to come along then please drop me line on firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be a lovely day. Emma. xx
The preparations for Fibre East are well underway and I can’t wait to see all the exhibitors and their lovely bits and pieces. I shall be looking forward to a rest after it all and have made up a list to let you know when all the Summer Knitting Groups are on. If I don’t see you at the show have a lovely Summer. It’s gonna be a hot one (fingers crossed). x
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As well as learning smock stitch we will be knitting “toe up”, using “Judy’s magic cast on” and using two circular needles instead of DPNs.
So if you fancy a day packed full of new techniques and, as usual, lots of laughing, it’ll be a lovely day. And all this for just £20. You will also need 100g of sock yarn and two 2.75mm circular needles. I hope you can come.
On the 18th of June we’ll be running a whole day workshop and making this brilliant stashbuster. This Scrap Bag by Frankie Brown uses 120g of a neutral DK and 3-4 m of 15 different colours of DK. If you fancy a less colourful bag then you just use less colours. The day is only £10 and a contribution of £3.50 to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation which is Frankie’s chosen charity. If, by some chance, you do not have the stash I can make you up a kit for £20 using Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK. It’ll be a really relaxing day and hopefully we can sit in the garden. Drop me a line of you can make it. x