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Friday, August 27, 2010

We've just added a couple of extra classes for the Weekender. The number of places is strictly limited for this class which is extremely popular!

Miriam Tegels, Speed Knitting.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Stitchlinks Memory study at I Knit Weekender

Betsan from www.stitchlinks.org will be with us at the Weekender. One of the projects Betsan is working on is a knitting related study about memory.

Betsan has been working on the project with volunteers throughout the summer in Cardiff. Many potential volunteers are based in London and were unable to make it to Cardiff on the designated dates. Betsan has a message for you, whether you live in London or not...

Cardiff University and Stitchlinks have recently carried out a study on knitting and memory. Results were interesting but need to be further corroborated by testing 15-20 more volunteers. When we initially put a call out for volunteers there were many from London who were unable to travel to Cardiff, and others who weren’t able to attend during the week.

I Knit has very generously offered us two rooms at the I Knit Weekender on Saturday 11th September where we will be able to extend the knitting and memory study. If you can spare 75 minutes of your time, please get in touch with Betsan Corkhill at Betsan@stitchlinks.com for an appointment time.

Volunteers will get free entry to the I Knit Weekender for Saturday 11th. Hope you can help us out.

Betsan Corkhill


If you are able to help by being part of the study, please get in touch


Friday, August 20, 2010

better late than never

Coral is 21!

Her is the birthday girl admiring her beautiful community knit birthday gift blanket.

Coral writes her own blog. Just sayin'.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Knit Weekender 2010

The Weekender is almost upon us. It’s an exciting, exhilarating and rewarding time. It’s also very welcome because it means we are just about due a little holiday.

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September. Woohoo!

We’re thrilled to have so many fantastic names attached to the event again this year. Some of the finest names in British Knitting!

Debbie Bliss will be with us for a free presentation/workshop on Saturday morning. We’re very lucky that one of the busiest women on earth is able to join us. I also know that Debbie is looking forward to speaking to us and also promoting her new book, Design It, Knit It – For Babies. The book is published later in September so this is an EXCLUSIVE . Debbie will also be signing books later on Saturday afternoon.

Talking of EXCLUSIVES, Alice Starmore will also be will us for workshops and book signing. The workshop is ‘Celtic Knotwork and Emblematic Patterns; perfect for the new fashion of chunky cables! Two of Alice’s long out of print books are being republished later this year and we have managed to secure an amount of advance copies! Fisherman’s Sweaters is the first, Alice will be signing copies at the Anova Books stand. The second is Aran Knitting. Alice will sign copies of this at the I Knit London stand. Both books are often in the top ten of knitter’s wish lists as they are both incredible. Original copies of the books sell online for £100’s!

Erika Knight will be teaching Novice Knitters on Saturday afternoon and on both days Erika will be presenting a fashion show with Martin Story and Marie Wallin. They will delight you will their latest designs for Rowan, plus more! Martin will also be teaching as will Marie who will also be promoting chunky cables for the coming winter.

There are so many to talk about that you could be here reading all day, so I’ll just drop a few more names. Woolly Wormhead, Anniken Allis, The Dutch Knitters, Biggan, Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer, Ragga Eirikdottir & Helene Magunussen, Miriam Tegels...

We’ll have lots of fashion/catwalk shows again this year. Friday we will have a huge vendors fashion show which will include garments from all of the vendors. It was so popular last year and we are looking forward to doing this again later on Friday afternoon. Saturday will mostly be dedicated to recent graduates of knitwear design. Four or five graduates will present their work for your inspiration.

The list of vendors has been published, you can see it below. If you want to book tickets we are not yet sold out, or classes, only some of the classes are sold out so you still have time to register.

See you in September!

I Knit Weekender Traders

We can't wait, there'll be so much yarny fabulousness...

  • Hedgehog Equipment
  • The Herdy Company
  • The Natural Dye Studio
  • Knitwitches Yarn
  • Bart and Francis
  • Easyknits
  • Kal Media
  • I Knit London
  • Knitting 4 Fun
  • Dutch Knitters Cafe
  • Ingrid Wagner Rug & Art Creation
  • Artisan Threads
  • Halifax Spinning Company
  • Well Manor Farm
  • Artist Palette Yarns
  • Debonnaire
  • Tall Yarns ‘n’ Tales
  • Anova Books
  • Textile Garden
  • The Toft Alpaca Shop
  • Natural Fibre Company
  • Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop
  • Wool Craft with Wensleydale
  • Woolfish
  • Purl Alpaca
  • Handscapes Creative Knitting
  • Knitting Iceland
  • Nimu Yarns
  • Flews Group
  • Habu Textiles
  • Millamia
  • The Knit Box
  • Ann Kingstone Designs
  • High Fibre
  • Ida’s House
  • The Knitknacks
  • Picperfic’s Fluff-N-Stuff
  • The Wool Sanctuary
  • Yarn to Knit
  • The Bothered Owl
  • Sparkleduck
  • London Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers
  • I Knit Links
  • Stitchlinks
  • St Mungos
  • Morsbag
  • Arthritis Care
  • Vauxhall City Farm Spinners & Dyers
  • Knitting & Crochet Guild
  • Mencap
  • The Knitting Noras
  • Knit Expo