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Posts Tagged ‘meeting’

New Year Newbies Stitch Up 2012 and Stitch London’s 6th Birthday

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on December 29, 2011

It’s official. 2012 will be the year of the Stitch! This year Stitch London plans to cram as much stitching in as possible and we’re starting as we mean to go on with our fantabulous GIANT NEW YEAR NEWBIES STITCH UP!

3rd January 2012
Time: From 6pm
Venue: The Royal Festival Hall
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road

Map Website Nearest Tube: Waterloo, Embankment

Every year we gather as many stitchers as we can at our second home, London’s Royal Festival Hall, to get our public stitch on in style. Each year we see around 200 proud crafty people gather.

Stitch London Stitch Up's can sometimes be seen from space

Celebrate Stitch London’s 6th Birthday!

This year we’re turning 6 years old! To celebrate we’ll have some spot prizes which will be given out randomly throughout the evening. Woo hoo!

Pass on the Knitting Love

STITCH LONDON NEEDS YOU! For our New Year Stitch Up we invite anyone new to knitting or new to the group to come along. We offer free lessons in knitting basics for learners, which is where is splendiferous Stitch Sages come in. If you know how to knit and think you know enough to pass it on (it’s really very easy), then please join our Stitch Sage team. You only need to teach for about half an hour and then keep an eye on your learner’s in case they get a bit lost while they practice.

We really really need new Stitch Sages to pass on the woolly love, so if you want to volunteer in the New Year please drop us an email at with the subject “I want to help wrangle the woolly Godzilla”.

It’s easy to teach. It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. It’s a fabulous way to begin the new year. Create a brand new knitter! You can read some of our inspiring Stitch Sage stories here.

Find out more about teaching as a Stitch Sage here

Learn How to Knit

Fancy learning to get your knit on? The New Year Stitch Up is your chance to learn to knit for free!

You can bring your own yarn and needles, but Stitch London will be offering Whodunnknit How to Knit Kits in three flavours Sheep ‘n’ Aliens, Floating Flutterguys and Stitched Squid (each perfect for beginners), as well as Whodunnknit Stitched Self Mini Me Knitting Kits for those who know how to knit already.

The Whodunnknit Knitting kit includes:

  • An exclusive Stitch London skyline drawstring bag to keep your projects in
  • A set of bamboo knitting needles
  • A set of 4 Stitch London knitting badges
  • 2x 25g balls of brightly coloured yarn
  • A ultra-cute pair of ‘snips’ scissors
  • A tapestry needle for weaving in your ends
  • An 8-page Stitch London How to Knit booklet
  • Everything you need to make the Whodunnknit pattern of your choice (choose from Sheep and Martians, Floating Flutterguys, a Finger-fighting Stitched Squid or a Stitched Self Mini Me) along with the Whodunnknit knitting pattern

How do I order a Whodunnknit knitting kit?

Drop us an email at and let us know how many kits you would like and which pattern you would like with it. Each kit costs £14.

Want to learn crochet instead?

The lovely Tofty Makes will be offering How to Crochet Kits with full instructions in the fabulous full-colour booklet. See more about her How to Crochet Kits and the cute amigurmi creature you can make over at Tofty Makes.

Drop us an email at and let us know how many crochet kits you would like and we’ll pass it on to Tofty Makes. Each kit costs £14. See more about the contents here.

Crochet Kits from Tofty Makes

Can anyone come along to the Stitch Up?

Anyone and everyone is welcome. We’re multi-craft, multi-cultural and we love craft as much as you do. All you need to do is turn up, pull up a chair and start stitching. If you crochet, cross stitch, spin, embroider or do any other kind of craft you’re more than welcome to join us.

For those who wish to learn to knit you need to sign up when you arrive (look for the New Stitcher Sign Up Sheet) from 6pm. Teaching will begin at 6.30 once most of our Stitch Sages have arrived.

What does it cost?

It’s all totally free! Woo hoo!

Join us on the night! If you can’t make it you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, where we’ll be posting pictures on the night.

See you there and Happy New Year!


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Stitchin’ and Bitchin’ at Kristie and Coralie’s Drink Shop & Do

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on December 4, 2009

A whole gaggle of mulled-wine seeking S&B Londoners made our way to the launch of Kristie and Coralie’s Drink Shop & Do this week to get our kitsch stitching on at King’s Cross. Here’s a picture tour of the cool crafty night.

A knitted owl who didn't give a hoot if you liked his woolly plumage or not

Comfy, crafty and cheerful

You can never go wrong with boxing bears

A happy stocking stitcher

Crafty Christmas jingle bells

A lovely load of S&B Londoners drinking and doing

Thanks to all of you who came along and to the ladies for inviting us. May your new venture sail well. We loved it. 🙂

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Stitch and Bits of Bodies: our knit at the Hunterian Museum

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on November 5, 2009

MWA HA HAHAHAHAHA HAAAAAAAAAAA! Stitch and Bitch London were lucky enough to drag our members down to the seriously spooky Hunterian Museum this Halloween. A heart-stoppingly fabulous time was had by all. For those who couldn’t make it here’s a quick look at knitting amongst bones and body parts.

Four Spooky Stitchettes (Marion, Emmy and Gerty, Lauren)

Zombie Gerty tries her luck with Mr Robothead

Knit at the Museum

A knitting devil

Wednesday Marion teaches some knitting newbies

Cowboy Stephanie who made it alllll possible. Yeeha!

Stitch and witch

Stitch and bones

Stitch and specs

Marion has stitching in her bones

Zombie Stitchette fight!

Zombie Lauren wins the crafty carrion

After being turned down by Mr Robothead our Zombie Gerty finds love at last

Hoards of undead thanks to Stephanie and Jane at the Hunterian for letting zombie knitters take over their fantasticly creepy cave of wonders.

And thanks to all you shuffling knitting zombies who joined us. 🙂

The Stitchettes x

PS Go and visit the Hunterian Museum! It’s amazing.

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Smoothie moves with Innocent’s Big Knit

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on August 2, 2009

Tiny hats for bottles of Innocent smoothies are becoming a bit of a tradition. You S&B Londoners have been knitting them annually since S&B first began and have come up with some tiny loveliness.

The hats are sold atop smoothie bottles and do more than just them look pretty. Each one raises money for Age Concern, helping support older people when they need it most.

This year we’ve decided to go all out and try to churn out as many tiny hats as possible. Fancy knitting a few?

You can find three fabulous tiny hat pattern on the Innocent site. Start off simple, start off a little bit crazy, or go entirely wild with your idea.

The Stitchettes will collect up the Innocent Hats and hand them over for the deadline of Friday 16th October. You can bring them along to any meeting. We’ll feature our faves on our blog post and in the newsletter after the deadline.

If you can’t make it along to a meeting then fear not. You can send them into Innocent via snail mail too.

Just pop your hats in an envelope along with your name, address and number of hats knitted, and send them by the 16th of October to this address:

The Big Knit
Fruit Towers
1 The Goldhawk Estate
Brackenbury Road
W6 0BA

To kick things off S&B London are teaming up with Innocent to launch The Big Knit with a Stitch and Bitch London meeting at Innocent’s headquarters Fruit Towers. There’ll be cakes, smoothie galore, hat patterns, yarn, pom poms, and more cakes (we’re all about the cakes). There’ll also be a chance to show off your stitching to some of the Innocent employees and some of the yarn wielding Age Concern grans.

You’re all invited, and it’s all completely free. So hop along to Fruit Towers for the fruitiest Stitch and Bitch London meeting to date. Go on.

Time: From 6pm
Venue: Fruit Towers
1 Goldhawk Estate
Brackenbury Road
W6 0BA

Map Website Nearest tube: Goldhawk Road (4 minute walk), Hammersmith (8 minute walk) or Shepherds Bush (12 minute walk)

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