There is more exciting bag news to share.
This lovely little seamless, lined, bag makes a perfect project bag. Helen is crocheting a shawl at the moment and with the ball wound, placed into the bag, and the bag popped over her arm, she is able to crochet whilst standing, or even walking along! Helen can see many advantages of this!
has a lovely pattern available for sale on Ravelry
These mitts were designed with Woolly Chic’s beautiful range of DK yarns in mind. Once again, Jane wanted to take full advantage of the crispness and great stitch definition of these yarns. Therefore, she used a textured pattern inspired by the stitch patterns used on Gansey sweaters, incorporating just knit and purl stitches.
will be provided in the Pop-Up Cafe, run by Vintage Allsorts
Who wants tea in a Styrofoam cup, when you can have a lovely fresh cuppa the good ol’ fashioned way, along with a wide range of sandwiches, pastries, homemade cakes and cream teas with freshly baked scones, all served in true vintage style?
Can't wait to get home to wind that perfect skein of yarn you just bought? Look for the willing volunteers, throughout the day at Festiwool 2017. They will be waiting to wind your yarn for you. A donation to the Camps International fund raising appeal is all that's required.
Festiwool is supporting a group of local school children in their fundraising for a month long visit to Tanzania in early summer 2018. They are traveling with the charity Camps International who are a social enterprise operating on a global scale. Their common goal is to educate in poverty stricken areas around the globe. Each group will assist in educating children, supporting infrastructure e.g. building schools, and imparting knowledge of how to prosper without wilful damage to the environment or wildlife.
Tanzania is losing its Elephant population to ivory poachers. Camps International and the supporting school children will also be working to bring an end to this unnecessary slaughter and protect the Elephants for future generations.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Battle of Passchendaele, which took place on the Western Front, from July to November 1917. For the town of Hitchin, this was the year of greatest loss. Almost one third of the Hitchin men who were killed between 1914 - 1919, lost their lives in 1917.
Festiwool, in co-operation with Hitchin Stitchin' has created an exhibit that remembers each of the 99 men who lost their lives in 1917.
There will be hand-made poppy brooches for sale, alongside items from the Royal British Legion. All monies donated will go to the Poppy Appeal, 2017
Adelaide Walker has been supplying fibres to the textile craft industry for over 35 years, and we pride ourselves on continuing to deliver friendly and helpful customer service and high quality fibres. The good news is that the business is run by fibre nuts, we love the stuff and the smell and feel of the fibres is just wonderful. We make felt and spin so you can be confident that we understand your needs.
Addicted to Knit
At Addicted2knit, the yarns are chosen first for their beauty and texture, but consideration has been given to those that are either dyed with natural dyes, ecological in their production or offer employment in deprived areas.
Keep an eye out from more from Festiwool's Blog, announcing two special charity activities.
brings button kits and other woolly goodies to several craft events and shows throughout the year. We also hold events and special workshops at our studio in Hampshire. We will be running a Posy Brooch workshop at Festiwool.
has been making silver jewellery for a long time now, and knitting for even longer. I'm combining these by making amazing knitterly (and some not-so-knitterly) jewellery and accessories.
About the name
An Caitín Beag is Irish for The Little Small Cat. I'm Irish, and while I'm no longer very fluent I do love the way that words are put together. Neither of my lanky/chubby cats can be described as little small cats anymore.
All the larger items I create are hallmarked by the London Assay Office with my maker's mark. The buttons and stitchmarkers are way below the silver weight limit and hallmarking them would up the price a lot - but get in touch if you'd really like the stamp on yours.