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This week I have an interview with Stitching Up Paris authors Keiry and Barbara, a giveaway of the book and announcements about several Knit Alongs and events!
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Sign up for the Spindrift Shawl Workshop here
Spindrift Shawl KAL group on Ravelry
Klee Collection KAL with Renee Callahan
We will be having a KAL for the Klee Collection in the Curious Handmade Ravelry group starting 9 May.
I will be knitting the Angelus Novus cardigan in Blacker yarn.
Renee is offering a super generous offer of 20% OFF all her patterns for my listeners with the code EastLondonKnitKAL.
Blacker Yarn is offering 10% OFF any DK weight yarn from their website until 12 June using code KLEEKAL
Interview with Stitching Up Paris authors Barbara and Keiry
More about the book on the Stitching Up Paris website here.
A great review of the book on the Secrets of Paris Website here…It was fun to meet Heather at the book signing party at L’OisiveThé
Keiry Belton and Barbara Cattoni agree with Audrey Hepburn: ‘Paris is always a good idea’. They devised a guidebook in Stitching up Paris: The Insider’s Guide to Parisian Knitting, Sewing, Notions and Needlecraft Stores with tourists, expat locals or armchair travellers in mind. A Parisian for more than 30 years, Barbara has made Paris craft shops and the people behind them into a livelihood. Through her tour business, www.stitchingupparis.com, she provides individually tailored tours of Paris’s best craft addresses. Keiry arrived in Paris in 2012 and met Barbara through Ravelry’s online knitting network. She blogs about Paris and the stitching scene – including the perils of trying to speak French while knitting. Follow www.stitchingupparisblog.wordpress.com for the latest stories and images of the Paris stitching scene. They can also be found at @stitchingupparis on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Yarn Shop Day!
I know of at least two events happening for yarn shop day tomorrow…
A Yarn Story is going to have a speed dating style yarn tasting of brand new Yarn by The Fibre Co. called Arranmore
Knitters and crocheters can try Arranmore for themselves on Yarn Shop Day at A Yarn Story. A ‘speeddating
style’ yarn tasting is planned to allow visitors to try out each of the seven different Fibre Co.
yarns carried in the shop. Located on Walcot Street in the heart of Bath’s Artisan Quarter, A Yarn Story
specializes in hand-dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. “We’re so excited to be able
to partner with A Yarn Story for the world-wide launch of Arranmore,” said Daphne. “They are
constantly running workshops and events that bring the community together around a common love
Wild and Woolly is hosting the Purly Queens Popup:
Join us in celebrating East London’s finest knitty talent at this year’s Yarn Shop Day in Clapton.
Sweater Spotter Anna Malz and East London Knits Renee Callahan will have their trunk shows ready so you can try on samples and get inspired by their designs.
The TravelKnitter and The Wool Kitchen yarn dyers will also be doing a cubby-takeover with a pop-up of their full range of spectacular hand-dyed yarns.
Plus there’ll be all your favourite yarns and a few other special guest stars to get ideas from, ask advice and share some cake and wine with.