Bluebird and Daisy Crochet Along 2016

We are very excited to share with you the upcoming release of Bluebird and Daisy's first crochet along.

Starting Sunday 28th February 2016

A new part each week for 12 weeks
To Join go to:
- www.bluebirdand daisy.wordpress.com/crochet-along-2016 to sign up updates.
- or go to Bluebird and Daisy's Facebook page where there will also be weekly links
- or pop into the shop to pick up your free weekly pattern.

Ingredients List
14 x 100g balls of stylecraft special or a tottal of 4510 yards or 4130 meters. 
It would however work in any weight of yarn.
4mm Crochet hook
3.5mm Crochet hook (you may need to go down half a size nearing the end to stop the blanket from having a wobble.

Finished size in double knit yarn is 50 inches square.

We will be working on the blanket in the shop on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons if you would like to join us.

 

Bluebird and Daisy Crochet Pattern

I discovered last week that Tracey at bluebirdanddaisy.wordpress.com has been creating beautiful crochet patterns and tutorials.  I fell in love with her pattern  for a daisy centered granny type square and gorgeous blue bird.  I made my first square in the shop using baby yarn as my Mum had suggested that the squares joined would make a lovely baby blanket, and I have to agree.

 

Here are my squares and bluebird so far, I am so pleased with them.

This tutorial is available at https://bluebirdanddaisy.wordpress.com

 

Happy New Year, Happy New Project!

Happy New Year everyone! Now the mad dash to complete Christmas projects is over, we have been busy thinking about new projects and blankets seem to be top of the list. Last year saw a lot of crochet along and knit alongs being released and this year there appear to be even more.

I started the year by embarking on a temperature blanket. Temperature blankets and scarves have taken the knitting and crochet world by storm. The lovely thing about it is there is no set pattern. You can use any stitch you like, do rows, squares, circles, make scarves, blankets, toys and can knit, crochet or quilt - whatever makes you happy. There are no set colours either, you decide on what colours you want to use to represent different temperatures. I am crocheting a linen stitch blanket and have decided on a 2 degree scale starting with cream for -5 going through purples, blues, greens, yellows and reds. I have started mine from my 40th birthday and will end it on my 41st. Pop in to find out more.

My Temperature blanket

My Temperature blanket

Next on the list is a crochet along and there are are so many to choose from, it's only the first week of January! Below are a few examples.

The Groovyghan mystery CAL - www.keepcalmandcrochetonuk.wordpress.com

Mix and Match Crochet along 2016 - http://scrapselsvarijolanda.blogspot.nl/ in dutch and english

Wonder crochet blanket - http://americancrochet.com/wonder-crochet-blanket-2016-cal-american-crochet-2/

The Moogly Afghan 2016 - www.mooglyblog.com/mooglycal-2016

I will be doing the Groovyghan mystery blanket myself. If you fancy having a go at this then join me and a couple of others every other Saturday at Stitch Away from the 16th January  or every Tuesday from the 19th January. Donation for tea and coffee.

Cara



It's our Birthday!

Enter our free prize draw in store to win this hamper.

On the 25th November we will have been trading a year.

To celebrate we are holding a free prize draw starting 18th Nov 12.30 to be draw 3.30pm on the 25th.

Please help us celebrate on the 25th November pop in and join us for cake and 10% off all purchases.

A Big Thank you to our loyal Customers and new found friends!

Cullompton Poppy Project

Cullompton’s market place will be awash with poppies next month as the town marks Armistice Day with its very own act of Remembrance.

The people of the town are being invited to participate in a public art project which is a partnership between Cullompton Arts House, Fudge’s Wool and Haberdashery Shop, the Royal British Legion, Town Council and local Churches. 

During the week starting 26th October you can pop into the shop to knit or crochet your own poppy and on the 27th October from 2:30pm to 4pm you can pop along and make a felt poppy.

There are also poppy packs that can be purchased for a donation to make your own poppy at home. Poppies made can either be donated to the display or worn personally.


Poppies created for the display will be turned into a public art installation on Remembrance Sunday and dedicated as part of the town’s civic service.  Members of the public can then add to it during the days leading up to Armistice Day on 11th November.

The proceeds of the sale of poppies and materials to make them will be donated to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Bit of a coincidence

We have been wondering why Stylecraft don't do one of their rather popular ranges of wool in a Super Chunky, we had planned to ask our lovely rep Maureen when she called next. Well, she called this morning and can you guess what she brought to show us in some lovely shades?  Needless to say we ordered some!  

Just a reminder we still have lots of yarns in the sale including Sirdar Snowflake Chunky in lots of shades.

See you soon, Tori

 

 

New yarn in stock!

We have some lovely new Stylecraft yarn in stock in all shades. The beautiful Cabaret retailing at £4.98 a 100g ball, the gorgeous Carnival chunky for £4.35 a 100g ball and the variegated Special Effects at £2.99 a 100g ball. Regular customer Janet has just completed her 100th Fish and chip baby vest using this fabulous yarn. Well done Janet!

Images of the yarns can be found at:

http://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/Fashion+Collection/0_caea447.htm

 

 

Love Your Yarn Shop Day

Wow! What a fantastic day we had last Saturday on Love Your Yarn Shop Day. Despite the soggy bank holiday weather we met lots of new faces. We would like to thank Pam, Sandie, Janet and everyone else who helped us make the window look so colourful with all the woolly items they lent us. Our first ever Saturday Stitch Away was such a success that it is now going to be a weekly event! There was such a diverse age range who came along, which just goes to show you are never too young or old to express your creativity. We hope to be able to hold a similar day later in the year.

Lily Pond Crochet Along

Part 2 of the Stylecraft crochet along was released this week entitled Tiny Lily. This is a beautiful block of an emerging lily and lots of these would look equally as lovely made into a blanket of their own. Here are mine and Tracey's Tiny Lily block alongside our Wave and Stripe block.