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Posts Tagged ‘prize’

Come to the Stitch London Christmas Shindig 2011

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on November 28, 2011

This year’s Stitch London Christmas Shindig is sponsored by the good folks at Knit Magazine

Jingle! Jingle! Jingle!

Hark! What’s the noise? Why it’s the knitted reindeer pulling the Stitch London Christmas Shindig Sleigh filled with fantabulous crafty gifts for all! Woo hoo!

Every year Stitch London throws one hell of a woolly party for Christmas, and two things make it extra special:

Cracking Christmas Raffle and Stitching Secret Santa

The Cracking Christmas Raffle means we ask craft sellers to donate their most fabulous things to help raise money for a cause close to Stitch London’s handmade heart.

What can I win? We’ll be listing prizes on Twitter, Facebook and our Website. So keep checking as the list grows every day.

Where can I get tickets from? Tickets are only available on the night at the Stitch London Christmas Shindig. All you need to do is arrive at the party and buy your tickets.

How much are tickets? Tickets will be £1 each and all money raised from the Cracking Christmas Raffle will go to Yes to Life and the Andrea Giles Cancer Charity Appeal.

What’s this Secret Santa business about? Stitching Secret Santa is all about giving and more importantly about getting a bit of someone else handsome handmade handwork. Read all about it over at the Stitching Secret Santa post.

This year we’re raising money to support brand-new knitter Andrea Giles in her battle against breast cancer. Andrea’s fight is more than just a one-woman battle. She began using alternative and complementary therapy when the usual medical route fell short. Andrea is a brave pioneer for the Yes to Life Campaign, setting out to prove that there is hope even when the medical profession aren’t so sure.

Help Andrea kick cancer where it hurts

Andrea’s story is so inspiring we couldn’t fit it all in here, so you can read all about it in a special interview over at the Stitch London blog. It’s an amazing cause and Andrea is an amazing woman. Your raffle money could change the course of cancer treatment and give hope to so many. Please give what you can. And do read Angela’s interview. It really is very inspiring stuff.

Can’t make the party? If you miss it there’s the Global Stitching Secret Santa Swap on Ravelry too!

Want to donate something? For every item donated you’ll get a tweet to our 6000 followers and a link on our Facebook. Email to let us know you’d like to give a prize. Small sellers and large ones are all welcome.


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COMPETITION: Find the Pigeon and WIN loads of knitting goodies

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on October 17, 2011

Cooey? Cooooooey? COOEEEEEEEY?!?!? Where on earth did she go? One minute she’s safely tucked into the front of every book in kit form and the next she’s been knitted and has flown out the window. If you have any idea where she is please let Knit the Pigeon know and in return there are yarny rewards!

So far we have had three lucky winners and there are seven more weeks to go!!!

How does it work?

Every single week for 10 weeks Cooey will flap off into London and land in a famous place.

Knit the Pigeon will put up three picture clues for you to guess where she ends up. A new image will be revealed on three different days with each a bit easier than one before.

What can you win? Knit the Pigeon have bagged a whole load of prizes from Coats Craft UK and All the Fun of the Fair. There’ll be a new hamper of prizes every single week. Coo!

How do I enter? Flutter over to and fill out the form to enter. Terms and conditions on the website. You can enter where ever you live! Join in!

Please find Cooey before she gets lost and ends up in a pigeon pie!

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The Stitch London Christmas Shindig

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on December 3, 2010

The Stitch London Christmas Shindig is acomin’ and we have a whole lot of handmade festive fabulousness to share.

Christmas Shindig partygoer can join in with Stitching Secret Santa and we’ll be holding the infamous Really Rather Marvellous Raffle with over 30 amazing prizes from the world of craft.

Tickets are £1 and can only be bought on the night so come along if you want to win.

The party is totally FREE to attend and will take place on Wednesday December 8 from 6pm at The Stamford Arms. Anyone is welcome to come along and join us, newbies, friends, partners and even enemies.

Wanna know what you can win? Check out this little lot:

Nature's LuxuryNature’s LuxuryGINGERBREAD SOCK KIT
• 2 hanks of “Camelina Fina” 100% Baby Camel yarn 50g
• High quality
embroidered ribbon
• Sock pattern in English

Packed in a lovely reindeer gift bag
yarn to knit Yarn to Knit – A skein of hand dyed yarn and a lovely lavender heart
itsamistryItsamistry Design Studio – Handmade Beaded Necklace in grey and silver knitshop
• Voucher for one of their lovely Workshops
• A skein of our delicious Mulberry Silk YarnKnitshop are also offering a 15% Christmas discount to all Stitch Londoners
(offer ends 28.2.2011)
Knitty Flitty
Sparkly yarn-themed jewellery from Knitty Flitty
Knit-themed card and teatowels from Tillyflop Designs
cheeky handmadeHigh-heel stockings from Cheeky Handmades




hooplaHoopla Yarn – lots of lovely bobbins of yarn chunky cotton and lycra jersey fabric yarn

vern and lettuceSarah MacIntyre – Signed copy of Vern and Lettuce book derek the sheepGary Northfield – Signed copy of Derek the Sheep
ellen lindnerEllen Lindner – Limited edition Gocco print (created on a nifty Japanese tabletop silkscreen press) signed by artists keep calm and carry yarnStitch London – Set of Stitch London badges, fridge magnet and Graffiti Knitting Postcards
Lotus Blossom Knit – two hand dyed skeins maxs worldMax’s World – Brooch, earring and badge set
LoopA skein of Wollmeise Lace yarn from Loop RU craft
RU Craft publishers
– A selection of crafty books
skein queen
Skein Queen – A skein of hand-dyed something fabulous (TBC) and an exclusive yarnie photos Skein Queen calendar
YSH – Three limited edition eco bag designed by Inside Out with goodies inside.

The Bothered Owl – A knitter’s bucket bag in lovely fabric
Susan Crawford – A copy of the fabulous Vintage Gifts to Knit book
Sari Silk – 6 Skeins of Kohinoor Silk Yarn All the Fun of the Fair – A £20 gift voucher

Woolly Wormhead – Two PDF copies of Twisted Woolly Toppers

Badschnoodles – Handmade cosy earwarmer and wristwarmer set My Vintage Dresser – Vintage-inspired earwarmer kits


The Stitch London Really Fab Raffle is raising money for Serendip Children’s Home in Sri Lanka. So it’s a very good cause.

Come spread the stitching Christmas cheer. Go on.

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