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Winter wreaths, snowflakes & woolly things! Newsletter 15.11.19

Winter wreaths, snowflakes & woolly things! Newsletter 15.11.19

New classes for keen crafters

Winter wreaths, snowflakes & woolly things!

Where do you get your ‘craftspiration’ from? We love going to craft fairs and exhibitions to see what other people are creating so we can get lots of ideas for more classes and locally sourced stock for Stitch!

Our latest jaunt was to the Festiwool in Hitchin where a number of artisan spinners and designers were showcasing their hand dyed yarns and bespoke wool. We thought we may start stocking some more unusual and naturally dyed yarns here soon if there is the demand so watch this space…

Talking of wool, we’ve had a new delivery of some super chunky Stylecraft Swift Knit in various shades, beautifully modelled here as a woolly hat but ideal for all sorts of winter items. Come and browse the range in the shop now, limited stocks available so get your skates on!

New classes scheduled that we hope will inspire you are the Macrame a Snowflake (Wed 20th Nov, 7-9pm), Crochet Flowers and Leaves – Intermediate Level (Fri 6th Dec, 11.30-1.30pm, pictured), Make a Chunky ‘Roving’ Wreath (Thurs 5th Dec, 7-9pm) and Make a Stocking, part of our Get to Know Your Sewing Machine series (Sat 14th Dec, 2-4pm). We are also delighted to bring you the new Make a Scented Heart Decoration class (pictured) on Sat 14th Dec, 2-4pm where you can chose from lavender or a Christmas scent to fill these delightful little decorations. Our stock here has certainly made us smell beautiful!

Anyone who’s been in the shop this week will have noticed we’ve had a mini makeover courtesy of the Palmers Green Action Team, and we’re loving our new greenery outside. Thanks team!

We’re open as usual tomorrow but many of us will also be at the Vintage Flea down the road, running drop-in classes including finger knitting, rag rugging wreaths, felt accessories and much more. On both Saturday and Sunday Tricia Sharpe will be on hand at the fair from 10.30-12pm to help advise with any mend and repair enquiries for only £5. With free entry and live music on Saturday from 2pm, more info is available from organiser Tatty Bits at https://www.tattybits.co.uk/vintage-fairs  Hope to see you there supporting this great local vintage venture.

What’s on in November & December

Make A Simple GarmentWednesday 20th or 27th November, 1pm-2.30pm. Choose a simple garment you would like to make and expert seamstress Pat Stevens will help and guide you through the sewing process.

Knit and Natter, come along to our friendly group every Wednesday 11-12pm(drop-in). Bring your knitting, chat with our group and enjoy a hot drink and a biscuit all for free!

Crafty Kids Drop-in sessions @ Stitch! Wednesdays (term-time) 3.30-5pm,  and Saturdays 10-12 Craft activities for school children.

MiniStitchers!- Pre-School crafters @ Stitch! Every Thursday 9.30-10.15am. Craft, sing and play with your pre-school toddlers every Thursday morning, first session free.

2-part Learn to Crochet, with “The Natural Yarn Barn”, Sat 16th & Sat 30th Nov, 11-1pm. Learn the basics of chain, double and treble crochet.

Macrame a Snowflake Wednesday 20th Nov, 7-9pm. Introducing you to the basics of macrame.

Make a Drop-Sleeve Top with the Avid Seamstress, Saturday 23rd November, 9.30am-5.30pm

Mosaic for Beginners, Sunday 24th November, 10-4pm Learn how to make and grout a simple mosaic using broken crockery and tiles with Alex McHallam.

Stitching CircleWednesday 27th November, 7-9pm, glass of wine or soft drink included.

Beginners Macrame- Learn to Make A Macrame Plant HangerThursday 28th November, 7-9pm. Learn 3 essential macrame knots and make a plant pot hanger.

Make & Decorate a Christmas Felt Stocking, Saturday 30th November, 10.30-12pm For children age 8+, come design and make your own Christmas stocking.

Knit Your Own Mini Christmas Tree, Saturday 30th Nov, 2-4pm – an eye-catching decoration that will last for years, this is a great workshop to improve your knitting skills.

Sew & Make Your Own fabric Christmas Gifts, Saturday 30th Nov, 2-4pm Sew and make up to three Christmas gifts from a fat quarter of Christmas material.

Make A Chunky Christmas Roving Reef – Thursday 5th December, 7-9pm With Emilia Kalyvides, learn to craft your own festive interior wreath using gorgeous vegan roving which you will hand knit around a copper metal frame.

Crochet A Flower & Leaves, Friday 6th December 11.30-1.30pm With Denise Burrows of The Natural Yarn Barn. Ideal as a follow-on for those who have been on our Learn to Crochet workshops or anyone with previous experience who can crochet in double and treble.

Festive Wreath Making Workshop with Pomegranate Flowers, Sunday 8thDecember, 6-8pm OR Sunday 15th December, 6-8pm Modern wreath making workshop with homemade mulled wine, mince pies. £89 or £79 for groups of 5 people. Book directly at Pomegranate Flowers, 72 Aldermans Hill, N13 4PP

Decorate A Personalised Christmas Wooden Memory Box, December 14th10.30-12pm Age 8+ Decoupage and decorate a wooden memory box with photo and seasonal paper.

Make A Scented Heart Decoration, Saturday 14th December, 2-4pm. Learn how to hand sew a personalised scented heart ornament.

Make A Stocking and Get To Know Your Sewing Machine, Saturday 14thDecember 2-4pm Learn to use a sewing machine and make a Christmas stocking.


  • “Knit Your Own Dog”
  • Embroidery on Paper workshop- Make An Embroidered covered notebook
  • Mend & Repair workshops
  • Replace a zip
  • Taking up a pair of trouser; pocket insertion
  • Needle Felting
  • Pattern Adjusting
  • Crochet-Along Blanket

Get in touch if you’re interested in any of these sessions and we can put your name on the waiting list as spaces will be limited.

Did you know our workshop spaces are available for hire too? Stitch! hosts private parties and corporate events and we also have 6 sewing machines available for hire at only £8 an hour. Please make enquiries with manager Suzanne Kelly, hello@stitch.org.uk

And finally…

Thanks to the ladies of the Embroiders Guild who hosted our first beginners embroidery class this week. The results were fantastic so well done everyone who came along.

We have just discounted some fabrics for a quick pre-Christmas sale so please pop in and see our bargains as there’s up to 50% off selected lines, yay!

We look forward to seeing you in the shop or at one of our classes soon – and please help spread the word about what we do at Stitch! with all your friends, family, schools, clubs and neighbours as we’d really appreciate your support. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram at Stitch_N13
Best wishes from

Suzanne and the team at Stitch!


We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays 9.30am-5.30pm at 397 Green Lanes N13 (ours is the shop with the lovely trees outside!)W

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