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The Muse Connection: Volume 2

Helen —  March 18, 2015 — 1 Comment

The Muse Connection is a series of gatherings where we celebrate creativity, share our inspiration and come together as crafters. A Playful Day and Curious Handmade have collaborated in order to create sessions of creative fun, pulling together our two loves- maintaining a playfulness in the everyday and exploring our curiosity about new and creative things to make. For a few indulgent hours, enjoy inspirational company, at specially chosen venues for some knitting, a little chatter and share some musings on your favourite creative topics.

After the inspiration we shared for Volume 1 on colour and community, The Muse Connection will be exploring the theme of ‘beginnings’. Building on what made Volume 1 so popular we will once again be bringing like minded makers together as part of our Muse Connection Community and we can’t wait to share everything we’ve planned.

In this Volume we’re adding more: more door prizes, more goodies in the bags and some very special guests that we’ll be announcing shortly. Tickets go on sale this Saturday and we’re expecting quite a fast turn around following the reaction to Volume 1 so mark it in your diary!

The Muse Connection Volume 2

Tickets are £18 (plus booking fee) and include the following:

  • An exclusive goodie bag (containing goodies worth over £15!)
  • 3 and a half hours of indulgent time to knit and indulge your making
  • Become part of the Muse Connection community with exclusive first peeks at designs, products and future volumes
  • Delicious food and drink (gluten free options included)
  • 2 very special guests who will be sharing a unique insight into their knitty inspirations
  • Yarn tasting courtesy of our sponsor

For further announcements such as the refreshment plans, special guests and fun surprises, you can sign up for our newsletter on the event page, which is also where tickets will go on sale this weekend.

See you there?

#TheMuseConnection #MuseVol2

 

ps Don’t forget you can win a goodie bag from Volume 2 both here on Curious Handmade and at A Playful Day!

Curious Collective Giveaway Prizes

Helen —  October 2, 2014 — 1 Comment

The Curious Collective DKAL is in full swing and there are so many gorgeous shawls appearing which is always so great to see as a designer. There has also been lots of eye candy on Instagram thanks to people using the #CCDKAL. As we start to enter the final stages of our Collective efforts, here are all the goodies you could win by taking part, with special thanks to our sponsor for the DKAL, Juno Fibre Arts.

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Prize 1: Finished Object – Random selection

This will be a prize for a random draw from the FO thread in Ravelry for all finished shawls posted by 19th October 2014. The prize will be a skein of Milly Sleek Single (70% Merino, 30% Silk Singles Fingering Weight base) in the one of a kind exclusive colourway, ‘Flow’. This prize is sponsored by Juno Fibre Arts.

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Prize 2: Finished Object – Best Styled FO 
This will be a prize for the best styled shawl in keeping with the theme of the Tribes we have been participating as. I will choose one of my favourite FO pictures which is always a really tough choice. This prize is a skein of Juno Fibre Arts Alice (70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere) in the ‘Gunmetal’ colourway and is sponsored by Curious Handmade.

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Prize 3: Social Media Maven Prize
A Curious Handmade Project bag made by me containing a tin of stitch markers that I picked up on my recent trip to Tangled Yarns in Australia, vintage buttons from my recent trip to Paris, 3 heat transfer patches in a cute Matryoshka Doll design and two mini skeins of Juno Fibre Arts Alice in Cherry Blossom and Ethereal which are the design colourways.

If you like what you see, it’s not too late to join us over on Ravelry where you’ll also find plenty of tips and suggestions for how to make this shawl really work for you. You can find the Curious Collective Shawl Pattern on Ravelry here.

Don’t forget that shout outs for the Curious Collective DKAL posted on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram with the hashtag #CCDKAL will go into the draw for a the Social Media Maven Prize. You can join me in with the with conversation as Curious Handmade  and you can find some inspirational pinning over on the Curious Collective Pinterest board. Use the following Tribe hashtags for some friendly competition between the tribes!

#CCDKAL

#spacechictribe

#frenchvintagetribe

#englishrosetribe

#enchantedforesttribe

#artdecotribe