Friday, 27 August 2010

knit nottingham !!!!

Knit Nottingham

Hello all and welcome to Knit Nottingham; the loveliest yarn shop in Nottingham city centre. We want to be the hub of your creative experiments, catering for the experienced crafter through to beginners and even to those who don’t knit (though we’ll try our hardest to get you hooked…).

We stock a wide range of basic work-horse yarns, patterns, needles and notions as well as small injections of hand-dyed and spun yarn, hand crafted needles and locally designed patterns. For you non-knitters out there we’ll also be stocking a range of locally produced products like knitted and crocheted clothing and accessories, hand-made jewellery and beautiful cards (products to be added all the time so watch this space!).

We will be offering a wide range of workshops including the basics, socks, lace knitting and colour theory amongst many others and Eleanor will be on hand six days a week to offer one-to-one help and advice. If you don’t fancy anything structured, how about just dropping in for a cup of tea and a knit?

Starting straight away there will be easy ways of getting involved with charity knitting; the first project will be a group-knitted blanket for Afghans for Afghans, all we ask is that you knit a row or two.

We’re a friendly pair and we’d love to meet you so come along to the Grand Opening on Saturday 4th September, 12pm– there’ll be cake and a prize draw!

Opening Times:
Monday – Saturday – 10.30am – 6.30pm.
Sunday – 10.30am – 3pm.

Cygnet, King Cole, Crochetta Cotton, Prym Whitecroft and a full range of vintage patterns and needles. Local designers and artisans include: Eleanor Burke, Kate Bolin, GuzziSue, Wikkidknitter and many more.

Don’t be a stranger:
Pop into the shop from the 4th September onwards.
Check the website –
Email us at -
Or phone on 07710978907 (landline to follow).
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Saturday, 21 August 2010



How come its already 2/3 the way though August!!! where does the time go? Well, at the end of July we headed up to Yorkshire for the Dalesman Rally run by Dean Valley Motorcycle club and enjoyed sunshine and beer with many friends that we had not seen for a few years.

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I attended Nottingham Mela and listened the music whilst spinning some merino on one of the drop spindles.

Also dropped in at Pagan Pride with some friends and Wikkidknitter demonstrated a different form of spinning to that usually seen :-)

The Nottingham Riverside Festival saw The first meeting of the Ravelry 'spinnotts' group. We are a bunch of spinners who like to go out and spin anywhere and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to spend the afternoon spinning and listening to music.

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I've finished some spinning so this....
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became this...

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and this......

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became this...

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Oh nearly forgot, we had a lively meeting at the guild as all the spinners decided to try and sit together and catch up with the gossip.

Finally, In my next post, I will have some news for knitters and spinners in and around the Nottingham area :-)