News and Events

Woolly Chic goes mobile with Pop Up events coming to a venue near you!  I will be displaying my Woolly Chic wool and knitting and crochet kits at the following events:

Treble Crochet Workshop and Pop Up Wool Shop 25th May 10.30 - 12.30 at the Nourish Wholefood Cafe, Letchworth Healthy Living Centre, SG6 3NA. Free Entry.  Take part in the Sixty Million Trebles Project and help to make blankets for some of the 60 million refugees and homeless people across the world.  Beginners welcome!

Festiwool - Saturday 11th November at a The Priory School, Hitchin (NEW VENUE)  http://www.festiwool.com



 

Crochet Classes in 2017

Learn to Crochet Workshops

Tea Cosy Crochet Workshop - Saturday 10th June.  9.30 - 12.30 at The Studio at No. 30 in Hitchin.  £50 workshop fee includes all materials, 3 tea cosy designs, tuition and refreshments.  To book your place visit http://www.thestudioatnumber30.co.uk/events


Crochet at Hitchin Lavender

This June I will be running 3 evening crochet workshops at Hitchin Lavender (Cadwell Farm, Ickleford, Hitchin, SG5 3UA) 

The £20 workshop fee includes all materials, tuition and refreshments.

Tuesday 13th June, 7pm - 9.30pm Crochet Squares Workshop

- The basics and beyond!  A workshop for beginners and improvers to learn how to crochet a traditional granny square and then move on to new techniques such as Corner to Corner crochet and Textural crochet.

Tuesday 20th June, 7pm - 9.30pm Crochet Bunting Workshop

 -  Make simple and even more complicated crocheted bunting.  Learn the basic stitches and move on to try Tapestry crochet using two or more colours!

Tuesday 27th June, 7pm - 9.30pm Amigurumi Workshop

- 3D crochet!  Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small dolls and animals.  In this workshop you will learn the basic stitches to crochet a stuffed octopus or heart decoration. 

To book your place, please pay a small £3 deposit *

(*if you are charged postage, this will also be deducted from the workshop fee!)

For information about Hitchin Lavender http://www.hitchinlavender.com/


Choose Your Workshop

Crochet and Cake is a group that meets in Hitchin every Tuesday afternoon.  It is an informal opportunity to share crochet skills and get inspired over a cup of tea and piece of cake.  If you would like to learn to crochet, I would be happy to show you the basics or work out a pattern together!

We meet in Molly's Tea Room, Bancroft, Hitchin - Tuesdays 1 - 3pm (term time only). 

A great start to 2017 

Starting the new year off by exhibiting at the Waltham Abbey Wool Show on January 15th  http://www.walthamabbeywoolshow.co.uk/ Woolly Chic met lots of lovely people and gained some great feedback on our new Hexie Handbag kit!


I had a fantastic time at the wonderful MK Handmade & Vintage fair on 5th and 6th November selling our British wool, knitting and crochet kits and some handmade woolly creations!

Lovely to see everyone who stopped by to say hello, I am always happy to talk about wool, knitting and crochet!  

For more information on this fantastic event visit:

http://www.mk-handmade-and-vintage.co.uk/





Yarnbombing news!  

The trees in St. Mary's Churchyard  were once again adorned with wool as part of the Hitchin Festival.

Taking place during the month of July, therewas lots to surprise and delight people - as we put on a tree-mendous fashion show!


 
Thanks to Hitchin TV for making this short video about our Yarn Bomb Art Installation  http://www.HitchinTV.co.uk
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Woolly Chic reached the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards! 

Thank you to everyone who voted.  It was brilliant to get such fantastic support and Woolly Chic came a very close second in the best Local Producer (non-food) category. 

Making our Faces Funny for Money

Thank you to everyone who attended our Crafternoon and bought a woolly beard pattern raising over £200 for Comic Relief.
The Woolly Beard and Red Nose Pattern is still available from Woolly Chic if you ever have need of a disguise!  

Woolly Chic was proud to have been selected to exhibit at Kirstie Allsopp's first Handmade Fair!

We joined Kirstie in her campaign to Get Britain Crafting at what proved to be a wonderful and inspiring event packed full with lots of talented craftspeople and lovely visitors who all seemed to enjoy getting stuck in to learning some new crafts.


Lovely to meet so many fantastic people at Fibre East - and the sun shone all weekend!

The highlight of the weekend for me though, was when a customer stopped by with a beautiful cardigan she had made with Woolly Chic wool.  She also let me put it on display on my stall!

Woolly Chic wool and sheep on display at Wonderwool Wales - 27th & 28th April 2013 

We had such a great time at Wonderwool Wales and it was lovely to meet so many people and get fantastic feedback on Woolly Chic wool.  Also the sheep behaved themselves impeccably. Check out more photos on the gallery pages of http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/

 


 Woolly Chic on show at the unravel festival in Farnham 
 - 23rd & 24th February 2013  

It was fantastic to take part in the unravel wool festival.  Huge thanks to the organisers and I hope to do it again next year!

https://farnhammaltings.com/festivals/unravel/

 

Crochet Pattern Corrections

We make every effort to ensure that our patterns are correct, but occasionally something does slip through! A mistake has been picked up in the Sheep Tea Cosy Pattern. 

Please take note if you have bought a kit before 14 December 2012

For the tea cosy sides, the pattern should not say repeat row 6 as it would suggest continuing to increase. The pattern should say:

Row 7             1 ch, 1 loop st in each st to the end (30 sts)

Row 8             1 ch, 1 dc st in each st to the end (30 sts)

Rows 9 - 13   repeat rows 7 and 8