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Join us on the STITCH CRAWL 2011

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on June 8, 2011

STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! The Stitch London Stitch Crawl is stomping across London this summer for Worldwide Knit in Public Day (and International Yarnbombing Day) and you’re all invited.

11 June 2011 – 12pm to 6.30pm

GLOBAL: Knit a Floating Flutterguy and release him in your city
• LOCAL: Join the Stitch London Stitch Crawl 2011 in four of London’s lovely spaces and stitch in the great outdoors. We’ll be graffiti knitting all the way too!
LOCAL: Enter the Stitch Crawl Really Rather Marvellous Raffle to win fabulous prizes and raise money for Evelina Children’s Hospital London at the Stitch Crawl

Worldwide Knit in Public Day comes but once a year and this year it’s the 11th of June. The Stitch London Stitch Crawl rises from the depths of the Thames to stomp across the city once more.

What on earth is a Stitch Crawl? The Stitch Crawl (previously the Knit Crawl) is a day when you and your crafting proudly go out into the city and show yourself off. There’s sunshine, there’s cake, there’s hayfever-based sneezing, there are curious passers by and there are some of London’s loveliest sites. You can see last year’s Knit Crawl here. It rocked the London’s outdoor areas.

Is it just for knitting? This year it’s officially a Stitch Crawl. Any type of craft is welcome. Crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, sewing, juggling, squid wrestling. You name it. Any one and everyone is welcome from grown ups, to kids, to pets, to people who have never come to an event like this before.

When is it? This year it’s the 11th of June from 12pm till 6pm, with drinks after for the hardcore.

Where will it be? This year’s Knit Crawl is going green. We’re taking you on a journey through London’s wild green spaces. Four venues, four places to sit and stitch, four lots of places to win something woolly and wonderful in our Stitch Crawl raffle. See the website for venues.

What will it cost? The Stitch Crawl is free for anyone to join. Bring yourself, bring your knitting and bring your outdoorsy pioneer spirits. We’ll take you and your stitching tour you and your handmade won’t easily forget.

What can I win in your marvellous raffle? We’ll have prizes at each stop of the Stitch Crawl. So much fabulous fibre-based stuff! Wanna see? The list below will be added to as more prizes come in:


Fabrications
– crafty goodies

Prick Your Finger
– A word of your choosing knitted in their fabulous handmade letter

Craftside
– 5 copies of the ‘Astounding Knits’ book

Loop
– a Lexie Barnes project bag

Hoopla Yarn
– some of their amazing yarn

Mrs Moon
– A Jade cashmere scarf kit (worth £69)

All the Fun of the Fai
r – knitting goodies

Designer Yarns
– lovely skiens of multi-coloured yarns

Debonnaire
– splendid stitching goodies

Green and Blacks
– set of 24 miniature chocolates

Tricolette Yarns
– £100 voucher for their online shop

Little Knitting Company
– skeins of cashmere and kits

Susan Crawford
– Vintage Gifts to Knit book

The Bothered Owl – London-themed bag


Sarah Kerry
– giant knitted biscuit cushion
Nintendo – plushie knitted Kirbys
Cheeky Handmades – Crochet set and case

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What’s it for? The Stitch Crawl promotes the lovely art of stitching. We also raise money for charity. This year we’re raising money for the Evelina Children’s Hospital London (a cause very close to Stitch London’s heart).

What if I can’t make it? You can knit in public where ever you are. Check out the Worldwide Knit in Public Day website for info on a public stitch near you or organise your own. Release one of our floating flutterguys where you are and send us pics!

For more info see the Stitch London website

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