Visit the Knitting & Stitching Show

Mrs Moon at Knitting & Stitching show

The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Alexandra Palace on 5th – 9th October 2016, with shopping, workshops and inspiration around every corner. There’s also drop-in crochet and knitting sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts. If it’s time to top up your stash, check out the latest yarns and products from nearly 400 retailers. Then take… Continue reading

Watch our Yarniversity crochet video tutorials on Youtube

Simply Crochet Yarniversity

Today we’ve launched our Yarniversity Youtube video series, presented by crochet designer Lou Barnes. You can check it out here. So far it includes tutorials on slip knots, chain stitch, and half trebles, with more to come soon. And get to know Lou a little better in our chat: How did you learn to love crochet? I actually… Continue reading

Creativebug competition: win a year of craft classes & £150 Amazon vouchers!

Creativebug cowl

Creativebug is a brilliant collection of video classes, and we’re giving away a year’s membership, plus 12 tutorials you can keep forever – and £150 of Amazon vouchers so you can stock up on yarn, hooks, and all sorts of lovely goodies! There are over 500 classes to choose from, all free to watch, and the… Continue reading

Competition: win Bristol Wool Fair tickets

Bristol Wool Fair

In our new competition you can win Bristol Wool Fair tickets. This year the event runs from 11th to 13th September 2015, and has moved to a new venue, Washing Pool Farm near Cribbs Causeway. The extra space means there’s room for over 80 stalls, selling unique hand-made gifts and yarns, a wide choice of workshops,… Continue reading

Yarnspiration workshops 2015 – sponsored post

Yarnspiration 2015 workshops

Yarnspiration is a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!), all raising money for charity. It was started last year by yarnaholic Natasha Seidel, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All the tutors are volunteers, and all profits will go… Continue reading

Competition: win tickets to the Hobbycrafts show

Competition: Hobbycrafts show tickets

In our new competition we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Hobbycrafts show to 10 lucky readers. The shows take place at the NEC in Birmingham, from the 6th-9th November, and ExCeL in London, from the 28th-30th November. The closing date is October 19th, so for your chance to win, fill in the… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Mrs Moon: Kirstie’s exhibitor of the week

Hat, mitts and snood

“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

Win a pair of tickets to Toft Alpaca’s book party!

Edward's Menagerie

We’re giving away four pairs of tickets to Toft’s book party on the 25th July, to celebrate the official launch of “Edward’s Menagerie”. Based on their popular crochet kits, the book contains new and exclusive patterns, as well as character descriptions for each animal. The event will be held at Toft’s alpaca farm in Warwickshire, 3pm-8pm…. Continue reading

Grab your hooks we’re all off to Crochet Camp this summer

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Looking to learn to crochet this summer? We suggest you head to Kat Goldin’s online crochet camp for four weeks of cute projects, talking technique, interviews, and general crochet geekery. For four weeks, author, photographer, and Simply Crochet contributor Kat Goldin will be hosting camp crochet on her blog Slugs on the Refrigerator it’s a great… Continue reading

Free online classes with Craftsy

Try your hand at something new this year

Have you taken an online class from Craftsy? Try a free class in quilting, knitting, sewing, cake decorating and more from world-class instructors. Once you enroll in a class, you can watch and re-watch lessons whenever it’s convenient for you simply by logging into Craftsy. Click: http://www.craftsy.com/classes/?ext=201301_SCFreeClasses#freeClasses