The Fenton Knitting Group meets for the first time in 2019 tomorrow, 8 January, with a warm welcome to our returning members as well as any new knitters or anyone wanting to learn to knit.
So if you want to get crafty with your needles, Fenton is the place to be on Tuesday evenings.
Although the festive season is officially over once again for another year, our cake this week will be Mary Berry’s Twelfth Night Cake. See for yourself Soo’s very first attempt at ‘posh’ filigree icing. It may not look quite as smart as Mary’s version, but I promise you it will taste good!
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.
My sister will be visiting us this Tuesday evening at the Fenton Knitting Group. She’s popping in to The Barn on another quick visit to the UK before she heads back home to Baku. But the big question is – will she be knitting along with us or will she be sewing more felt? There’s only one way to find out. Why not come along and join us?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sewing Bees will take place in the Coach House. For full details visit the Doddington Hall website.
We’re a very friendly bunch here at the Fenton Knitting Group and we always welcome new members. So whether you’re a top notch knitter, a complete beginner or would like some help with improving your skills, or even if crochet or sewing is more your thing, why not come along to The Barn any Tuesday evening and join us for a piece of delicious cake, a cup of tea and lots of laughter and gossip!
Yet another week has simply flown by and we are almost into February already. My days are very busy, planning lessons and teaching, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. My Friday smile this week came as I reflected on the week gone by, the knitting project I have finally finished and the next piece of sewing I am itching to start and my thoughts turned to my little knitting group. On Tuesday evenings everything stops for just an hour and a half and my ‘knitting ladies’ arrive. I started the Fenton Knitting Group soon after we relocated to Lincolnshire. We are only a very small band at present but hope to grow as the word gets round. We are not all knitters, but all needle crafters are welcome and what a laugh we have. My poor, long suffering husband can hear us from his ‘office’ and is convinced we are fuelled by something stronger than tea and cake. But no, it is simply the pleasure of sharing our ups and downs, not always craft-related, with like-minded people. I make the cakes, though I am most definitely not the best baker and certainly not very good at decorating them, but years of whipping up sponges to feed hungry children coming home from school means that I can manage a Victoria sandwich. Occasionally I become a little more adventurous and bake a Black Forest Gateau and this week it was my personal favourite, Flapplejacks.
Thank you for your company, ladies and Happy Friday!