A huge Thank You (much bigger after all that cake)

We’ve been incredibly busy of the last few weeks.

The Pop Up fibre week went very well, so well that we’ve decided to stick fibres for the foreseeable future.

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We realise that there are incredibly talented fibre artists in our area and we’d love to work with them.   We will have hand dyed fibre by Yarns from the Plain, felt making supplies from Patricia Greaves, felt maker and Lazykate blended fibres and spinning supplies so if you know of spinners, weavers or felt makers that would benefit from having fibres they can squeeze, let them know we’re here.

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Next came the Macmillan Coffee Morning which was an amazing success. Our ladies’ baking would have made Mary Berry proud and raised £240.00. We really felt quite emotional the support was so good. And we all had a great excuse to spend the day knitting, crocheting, weaving and eating.

So thank you to everyone who came and supported the day, you were brilliant!!

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September Events at Knit Wise

September is here and if you haven’t already given up on the summer, now’s the time to do it and get your knitting and crochet out.

Knit Wise have got all kinds of events, courses and more coming up for the beginning of the knitting season and we’d love to see you.

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Our courses are listed on the Courses page and include crochet, embroidery, cross stitch, weaving and spinning.  We have more to be confirmed over the next few weeks so keep an eye on our facebook page and remember we have the newsletter if you’d like to sign up to that.

From 14th – 19th September Knit Wise is hosting a Pop Up Fibre event where local Independent Dyers including Yarns from the Plain, Boulsworth Sheep,  producers of rare breed sheep and , who provide fully traceable yarns and fibres will have a selection of their produce on offer.

We will confirm more participants nearer the time but we would love you to share in this event which we hope will become an annual celebration.

Also, at the end of September, the 24th to be exact we are taking part in Macmillan Coffee Morning.  This is a charity that is very close to our hearts and we’d like to support it by eating lots of cake and fresh coffee!  We’re having quizzes, there’ll be prizes and our Knit N Natter ladies have promised to slave away at their ovens for this excellent cause.  So if you would love to join in, please have a word and we’d love to have you.

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The Cricketers in Ormskirk will also be hosting their first Food & Drink Festival that weekend so come and have a coffee with us and then head over to Ormskirk Cricket Ground and eat your way through the weekend. So much to look forward to!!

Another New Year!!

We’ve safely made it into another New Year, who can believe that it’s 2013?

So,  new for 2013 we’ve been busy decorating the workshop area of the shop over the Christmas holiday.  While you were munching on your mince pies and mulled wine, some of us (Myra and Ian) were on a plank on a ladder revamping your favourite yarn shop.  There are still tweeks to be made, and hence no photo’s just yet but we promise a fresh new look for when we return to our regular Knit’n’natter schedule.

We’ll also be doing some visits to local Knit’n’natters in the area over the next couple of weeks to see what people in the local area are up to, so we may be coming your way (and with some freebies too).

Myra is away for a week or two on a well earned break so if you have any queries, Mark is your man, if he can’t fix it no-one can!

Just before I go, I wanted to post a link to this gorgeous beanie and scarf set as seen in the Winter edition of Twist Collective, something to make your mouth water.

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Coesite by Rachel Coopey

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Nearly December

As I’m writing this, the skies are grey, the lights are on, despite it being 2pm and I’m sat in front of the fire.  Perfect knitting weather!

So in view of that, this week we’d like to show you some of the new knitting bags, boxes and needle cases we’ve got in the shop because no-one likes their wool in a tangle.

The bags are suitable for adults or children and come in a range of sizes and prices.

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The knitting bags are big enough to hold a project like a child’s cardigan, enough room for the pattern, the needles and three or four balls of wool, helping you keep everything organised.  The bags are £21 and the needle cases are £7  with the wool and needles not included.

In case sewing is your first love, we’ve these Orla Keily style boxes which are £18 and also suitable for children or adults.

If there is anything you’d like to learn but don’t see it on offer in our workshops, let us know and we’ll see what we can do, we often have offers of workshops but we want to know what our customers want, so be sure to let Mark or Myra know when you’re in the shop.

And if you’re looking for something a little bit different to do this Saturday, remember that we have a lace bobbin workshop with Andrea Gaskell, she’ll take you through this delicate and beautiful craft.  Workshop starts at 10am

See you next week!

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What’s going on at Knit-Wise

Welcome to our brand spanking shiny new blog, if we had a drum kit and a trumpet we’d do a little fanfare.
We want to keep you up to speed with what’s going on in the shop, new yarns, events, workshops, courses, knit’n’natters and everything inbetween so you don’t miss out on all the good things going on at Knitwise.

Sock Knitting Workshop

Knitwise is owned by Myra, who is ably assisted by Mark.  Both are experienced knitters and are happy to answer any little queries that you might have with your knitting or crochet.  We also have plenty of workshops for when you want to learn something completely new and offer one to one sessions for you to conquer your knitting nemesis.
So, coming up this week we have the following Knit’n’natters:
Tuesday                1pm – 3pm                         7pm – 9pm
Wednesday        10am – 12pm                      7pm – 9pm

Our Knit’n’natters are a relaxing couple of hours with people who enjoy knitting like you do.  Bring along whatever project you’re working on, or your spinning wheel if you come on a Tuesday evening and have a chat, a coffee and a biscuit!  This is £3 per session with 10% off in the shop.
Also, coming up in the next few weeks (28th November)              

Felted Christmas Stockings with Nic from Feltipedia.  Here’s what you need to know:

Come along and create a Christmas stocking out of Merino fleece, either for yourself or as a gift for someone.
All materials are provided but you will need to bring an old bath towel to catch the drips!
Bring any bits and bobs you’d like to incorporate into your design. We will have tea and coffee for you, do feel free to bring a snack along. dns information The course is 4 hours, £45.
Places must be secured with a deposit of £20. domain rush . Payable direct to Nic online, or in the Knit-Wise shop.
Also, Saturday December 1st is our first Bobbin Lacemaking workshop so if you’re a complete beginner, come along and make a Christmas decoration or bookmark with Andrea Gaskell who is an experienced teacher and member of the The Lace Guild.  This class is 10am – 4pm and is £45 with a £20 deposit payable at Knitwise.
You can ring us on 01695 580590 if you need any more information or would like to book a place.
We’ll be back next week with more info and updates. If there’s anything you’d like to see in the shop or have ideas for workshops get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
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