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

Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… 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

Attic24 and the wonderful walk to Yarndale

Like many of you, the Simply Crochet team visited Yarndale over the weekend, and gosh! What a weekend it was. A real highlight for us was venturing down the Yarn Walk from the Auction Mart into Skipton. So when we met up with Lucy at her studio the next day, we quizzed her about it all… 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

Discount codes: tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows

With our discount codes, you can save £2 (or £3 for subscribers) on tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows. At London’s Alexandra Palace (8th – 12th Oct) and Harrogate International Centre (20th – 23rd Nov), the shows are full of inspiration and fantastic shopping. The Knitting & Stitching Shows cover all crafts, from crochet… Continue reading

Festival of Quilts: ticket offer for the quilting show at the NEC – guest blog post

The Festival of Quilts takes place from 7-10 August at the NEC exhibition halls in Birmingham. It’s a celebration of quilting offering a comprehensive workshop programme, extraordinary galleries from international artists and a magnificent display of competition quilts. Over 300 companies will be at the show making it the ideal place to shop for all… Continue reading

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

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

Yarndale: creatively bombing north Yorkshire

One of my favourite things about being a crocheter is the sense of community that comes along with it, especially online. And I can’t think of a better display of that companionship than the bunting project Lucy from Attic 24 recently organised for this year’s Yarndale festival. I mean, wow. In case you’ve not visited… Continue reading