July 13, 2020

Knit & Stitch Creative

Today is the dreaded ‘blue Monday’ which has been named the most depressing day of the year, and usually occurs on the third Monday of January. Yes, we’re back to work after a lovely weekend and yes it’s freezing outside but there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful and not let today get you down! We’ve got some great...
Who doesn’t love seeing a cute dog or cat dressed in some knitted attire? It melts our hearts! As of recent weeks there is a huge boom in the trend for knitted outfits for pets. Many big retailers are starting to jump on the bandwagon and sell winter jackets and accessories for dogs and cats especially. Have you had a go...
At the Selvedge Winter Fair, the Crea Team met Eleanor Khan, whose specialist company sells the gorgeous but little known textiles of Pakistan. She kindly agreed to share her passion and her vision with us. How and when did Nimuri come about? I spent two years living in Pakistan and really fell in love with it. My husband is of Pakistani...
At the beginning of a new year it’s always nice to clear out some things you’ve been hoarding for a while and start afresh. We know how hard it can get to keep your craft and knitting items tidy because you get too busy to keep it organised. So, we have put together this list of ways you can...
Whether you are new to knitting or you consider yourself somewhat of a pro, you may not realise the great positive effects that knitting actually has on your mind and body. If you’re looking to take up knitting as one of your new year’s resolutions, it’s a good time to because of these wonderful benefits… Mindfulness There are times when life...
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019… So now it’s that time where you want to start afresh and you might be looking at your leftovers of yarn thinking ‘what am I going to do with these?’. It’s a shame to throw them out, as there’s many cute things you can make with them and consequently get your stash cleared...
There are some great knitting and crochet traditions that remain perennially popular – and granny squares are no exception. These classic crocheted motifs are pieced together to make all manner of things: you’ve probably seen them in gorgeous blankets and throws, but they can also be used to make clothing and accessories. If you’ve never made a granny square...
We are excited to announce that we will be at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show in Olympia, London! We hope to see you there, as we will have more lovely knitting kits and items to show you! Here are all the other shows that are happening this year too... January 18-20: Newark Quilt Show at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire (click here) 25-27:...
At the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, the Crea team visited the Colour Notes exhibition by the textile art group Studio 21. Long-term member Sam Harvey kindly agreed to be interviewed, and we began by asking her how the group got its name… Studio 21 is 21 years old this year! The group was formed in 1997 by...
Buttonholes are handy for all sorts of garments and gifts such as cardigans and purses. With winter in full force it’s always handy to have a button-up jacket or cardigan you can wear as an extra layer under your coat. Buttonholes need to work with the style of your garment and be the correct size for your buttons. Follow the...

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