Tag Archive | craft

handmadebysoo is at Sturton by Stow today

If you’re in the area, please drop by at the Village Hall, Sturton by Stow for the ‘What’s its story?’ event. Vintage and craft stalls, refreshments and you can even get your heirlooms valued.

What's Its Story poster

handmadebysoo launches the Fenton Knitting Group

Knitters and stitchers of all abilities are warmly invited to join the Fenton Knitting Group.  Residents of West Lindsey and beyond are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings, 6pm to 7.30pm from 2 September 2014 onwards.  Please contact us by email: enquiries@handmadebysoo.co.uk or telephone 01472 717862 to register your interest.

Bring along your knitting or stitching projects to share with like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  While away an hour or so and feel yourself unwind.

The knitting group takes place in Soo’s home in the heart of Fenton.  Soo is a lifelong knitter and happy to help you with your knitting project, teach you new techniques or help you master a new stitch.


Meet the hand knitted pink sheep!

A contribution of just £3 per session is requested to include tea, coffee and delicious home-made cake.

Handmade jam, clotted cream, scones and knitting!

It’s a winning combination!  Our Japanese guest crafter will be baking traditional fruit scones for the meeting of the Aylesford Knitting Group tomorrow, Tuesday, 29 April.  Don’t miss this treat!


Why not try the double knitting technique?

Ideal for making lovely warm scarves with two different coloured yarns and no ‘wrong’ side, I finally got to grips with the double knitting technique.  Basically, you cast on twice the number of stitches you need for the width of your scarf and then work alternate stitches in each of the two yarns you’re using.  There’s a lot of switching your yarn backwards and forwards involved, too.   I admit it took a little practice and I’m still not completely happy with my results, but I’m going to pursue the technique.  It’s so great to try something new.    My progress is very slow at present, but that’s because you are knitting two sides at once.   Please excuse my rather bright colour scheme, but I wanted to be sure that I could see what I was doing!

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With thanks to a very happy customer!


handmadebysoo is grateful to ‘K’ for her very kind comments on receipt of the patchwork, quilted table runner she has just purchased.  The runner is made from vintage upholstery fabric samples.  The patches are hand placed, the hearts are hand sewn.  The border is in brand new gingham fabric and the runner is embellished with hand stitched vintage buttons.  ‘K’ writes: It’s arrived this morning.  Thank you very much.  I love it.  It’s even nicer than the pic.  Best wishes from a very happy customer.

More handmadebysoo table runners and other hand sewn items are available on ebay from time to time.

Christmas teapots!

Hand knitted Christmas tea cosy with pot

Hand knitted Christmas tea cosy with pot

handmadebysoo will be running a stall at the Allington Christmas Market on Saturday 7th December.  Buy beautiful handmade festive gifts and decorations or sign up for our New Year courses and workshops.

You will also have the opportunity to browse lots of other stalls selling Christmassy gifts, produce and refreshments.  Please come along to support this amazing community event.

Venue: St Nicholas Church Halls and Car Park, Poplar Grove, Allington ME16 0DE (opposite Grace Avenue Tesco/post office).

Time: 10.30-2.30