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Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate – free ticket available!

The members of the Fenton Knitting Group will be travelling to Harrogate on Sunday 4 December to visit the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair.

You could join us, completely free!

handmadebysoo has a free ticket to the Harrogate Christmas Fair to give away to any new member of the Fenton Knitting Group who attends a meeting before the end of November.

Simply contact us at enquiries@handmadebysoo.co.uk for details, attend your first meeting, any Tuesday evening, and the ticket is yours!

The Trumpkin awaits

Halloween is a fairly big occasion in Fenton, so it’s fun to join in with a display. We have chocolate eye balls and other ghoulish treats all ready for the trick or treaters. The trumpkin carving went quite well and at handmadebysoo towers we managed to work in quite a lot of wool, too!

In memory of Meka.

Kettlethorpe Village Hall Craft Stalls

handmadebysoo will be joining local crafters tomorrow (Saturday) for the Kettlethorpe Craft Fair and Tea Party at the village hall from 1pm to 5pm.  On the handmadebysoo stall you will find lots of vintage haberdashery goodies, crafting books, knitting needles, DPNs, buttons and bits and bobs as well as homewares hand made from vintage fabrics and knitted novelties.  There will also be an opportunity to find out all about the Fenton Knitting Group.  So please join us for a slice of cake and a cuppa and lots of fabulous crafty browsing.

Knitting needles

Back from Manchester … fuelled by cake

Soo and Lynda travelled up to Manchester at the weekend for Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Fair.

As we had hoped, it was a riot of crafty inspiration and left us full of ideas for hours and hours worth of makes.

The beautiful tweedy and flannel patchworks will send us searching through our fabric stash.  I’m already eyeing up Mr handmadebysoo’s Harris Tweed hacking jacket and wondering how many patches it would make!

With thanks to Richard for his recommendation of Home Sweet Home, we enjoyed an inevitable (though very large!) slice of cake before setting off back to Lincoln.

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Sewing Bee at Doddington Hall & Gardens

Local sewers may be interested in this fabulous free event run by the Needle and Thread Workshops – tomorrow!  Please read their invitation, below.

Doddington Hall and Gardens by Tim

Doddington Hall and Gardens
by Mr handmadebysoo

Needle & Thread with Doddington Hall & Gardens
Amateur & experienced sewers please come along to our two Sewing Bee sessions to help create a unique quilt, The People’s Quilt!
During Doddington’s current quilting exhibition Voices From the Inside, visitors have been invited to sign their name on fabric squares to be stitched together to form a quilt. In keeping with the collaborative tradition of quilts being a keepsake of memories and people’s individual handiwork, we would like the finished item to be stitched by you!

The stitching will be done over two days, and Needle & Thread will be there for guidance and help! On Sunday 23 August, the squares will be pieced together by hand and on Tuesday 1 September, the item will be quilted and bound to create the finished item.
This finished quilt will become a part of Doddington Hall history and remain in their archives.
Sunday 23rd August 9.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 1st September 9.30am to 4.30pm

Sewers are invited to attend either or both of the sessions for all or part – as you wish!

To book a place (participation is free but refreshments INCLUDING CAKE(!) will be included) please contact Susanna Plummer on 01522 812 517 or email susanna@doddingtonhall.com.
The Sewing Bees will take place in the Coach House. For full details visit the Doddington Hall website.

We do hope you can take part!

Needle & Thread x

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