Yarn Bombing for Henley

You might remember a little while ago I talked about a boat that we are trying to cover for the Henley Arts Fair.
Well the time has arrived and we need your squares please.
Below is a reminder of the information you need.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or Lady Sew and Sew with any questions you might have.

Lady Sew and Sew is co-running the Henley Creative Festival in March 2014.
The Creative Festival is all about making Craft more “accessible” to individuals, rather than us all just admiring others great works.
There will be a number of mini workshops run throughout Henley.
Lady Sew and Sew will be running knitting and crochet classes, patchwork, dressmaking and Vilene mini workshops. They will also be demonstrating lots of techniques and will have a few lectures going on too.

This is how you can participate:
Henley is obviously on the river, and having just revamped the Marlow Shop to be mostly knitting and crochet, Lady Sew and Sew thought what could be better than to have a rowing boat covered in yarn?
Most knitters have the odd ball of yarn which is left over, so we would like to ask as many people as possible to get involved in making up squares which will then form a cover for a boat.
The boat is approximatively 2m long by 1.2m wide, with a seat in the middle (a plank).
It would be lovely to have it really bright, and possibly even with a sail.
There is a limited amount of yarn available at the store, which has been kindly been donated by Stylecraft, Sidar and Rowan.
The Festival is in March 2014, so we would be looking to get as many squares as possible by beginning of February. It would be great to gather a group together for the day, to organise the squares, put it together and then make the cover.
The boat will be on display at the Henley Warehouse throughout the Festival, as well as during the Henley Arts Trail, and the possibly at the Knitting and Stitching Show at the NEC, Olympia and Alexandra Palace over the following 12 months. If it looks good (which it will!) we should be able to get coverage in the local newspapers, Knit magazine and possibly even local TV.

We would absolutely love you to be part of this great project, in any way you think that you can. Please share this with family and friends, most definitely the more the merrier!

Once you have completed your square/s please label it/them with your name, email address and where in the world you have created it. This project is going global!

Let us see how far we can go with this. From the UK to South Africa, Iceland to China, Canada to Mexico? Who knows?

Please post your completed creations to:
Lady Sew and Sew Warehouse and Sewing Centre
Farm Road
Henley on Thames
United Kingdom

Perhaps you could mention that you heard about the project from “love to craft” and add a comment to this blog so we can look out for it too.

Here is a picture I have taken on the weekend where I was lucky enough to visit the Knitting and Stitching Fair at Alexandra Palace. I thought it might inspire you a little 😉
yarnbomb taxi

We would like our boat henley boatto look something like this too.

Thanks in advance for your help.

E x

We have been so busy……….

Hello again.
I have so many lovely things to share with you. The lampshade I was talking about is almost complete. You have to agree that this will be the highlight of the new home it is going to!
Lorraine lampshade

I have completed my Alpaca jumper, it has even had it’s first outing 🙂Ela xmas jersey….very toasty indeed.

A little while ago a friend sent me a rather distressed message, she had washed her merino wool jumper and it was less than half the size. Did I have any use for it? As I never say no, I gratefully accepted and after a little thought and input from my lovely craft ladies made the sleeves into wrist warmers.Leila handwarmers It was so much fun and even nicer that I could give her a little something of her jumper back. So don’t despair should you end up with a small jumper, turn it into a piece that you will love again.
Lisa is back on the sewing machine, in no time this beautiful cushion was made.Lisa bird cushion
Caroline is getting better and better at crocheting caroline box and Ann has learnt to sew with her brand new sewing machine. Ann HiggensAnn Cushion

Natalie has been creating gifts for family and friends and Iola is cursing me as she is staying up till the early hours in the morning to complete her projects.Natalie scarfNatalie Iola

Michelle has started to knit too, watch this space……..

As you can see, we have a real melting pot of craft and a lot of fun too.

Have a fabulous week

happy crafting E x

Happy new year……….we are back………..

Happy new year to all you lovely creators and creators to be. May 2014 bring you all the inspiration and the tools to make these come true!
I have had a very damp and grey time, however it was brightened by having an excuse to watch endless movies and knit, knit, knit 🙂
You can’t go out if it rains cats and dogs can you? My family love pj days and I love to knit, so everybody was happy. I knitted some glorious cashmere hand warmersEla hand warmers Thank you so much to Siobhan for sharing this lovely pattern.
I have also started my Alpaca jumper, will keep you posted on this soon.

So lovely to welcome new ladies to the craft groupfirst class 2014
beaded lampshades, quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing and so much more.
first pic thursday '14

I got all excited to get back to baking again. If you are looking for some really lovely recipes, have a look at the lovinghomemade blog. Fabulous ideas and more.
I have also found a new website, do have a look at TOFT Luxury British Knitting
such beautiful wools and ideas. I love the Alpaca fur. Looks so cosy. Please don’t blame me if you feel tempted.

I you do feel like venturing out there is the Stitch & Creative Craft Show in Esher 23-25th January. Looks like it could be worth a visit.

May I also remind you that our Henley project is comming closer, I will add the details again in a separate post.

Hope you are all very well and having a fantastic week ( I am 🙂 )

happy crafting x