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What do you think about this…?
One of our volunteers came up with an idea to collaborate on a community project to create a blanket or a quilt that tells their story.
Here’s an amazing example of this – click on the photo: Or here
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Crafty hints and tips
Useful sizing charts for crochet
The blog Starting Chain has compiled a list of sizing charts for crochet enthusiasts, including hats, blankets, mittens, baby clothes and booties.
For example, if I wanted to remake the above blanket but unsure how to go about it, I could nip over to Starting Chain and follow the link to Bev’s Country Cottage and check out the variety of sizings from preemie blanket to king size mattress.
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This week we are talking about a not for profit company rather than a person. In 2014, Unravel and Unwind were given a home by INTRA. An amazing arts venue in Medway, hosting creative events, classes, activities and studios.
INTRA is a friendly community of people interested in creativity of all kinds, who come to learn specialist skills, make things in company, to get a break from the stresses of their lives. We couldn’t have asked for nicer landlords! We are particularly indebted to Xtina from Medway Printmakers, another resident artist, who runs INTRA and who has been an amazing support to all of us.
This week’s supporter is the lovely Riven. She has been a dedicated member of Unravel since they opened. Riven is a local make up artist that has a passion for cosmetics, she has experience in film, photography and beauty make up as well as special effects. We are delighted that she has agreed to start a make-up session at Unravel each month on Friday afternoons – book now – its very popular!. She is also a talented artist and keeps busy by teaching art classes on Thursdays and Saturdays at Unravel every week. Check out both her Facebook pages for more information about her work.
Deadly by Design
Riven Gray Artist/Teacher
Happy Birthday to Us,
Happy Birthday to Us….
Well you get the idea. In case you hadn’t realised we turned 2 this week and what a great celebration we had too. We had cake, candles and wishes, and of course crafts.
What decreases are there in Knitting?
Decreases remove stitches, narrowing the knitting. The most common ones you will find in patterns are K2tog (knit two together) and SSK (slip, slip, knit). They’re easy, just watch the videos. There are also double decreases, which remove two stitches at once. I don’t feature any of these on that decrease page, but you’ll find at least one in the Glossary (see, for example, CDD).”
At Unravel & Unwind we used these tutorials as back up resources in between our knit-a-long classes. Here’s a short video that has a good visual representation of 2 methods described in the link above.
Happy 2nd Birthday Unravel & Unwind
10 Free drop in Sessions available
To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the drop in studio we would love to offer one lucky person 10 pre-paid drop in sessions (worth £30.00), but there is just one little thing we would like you to do first to qualify for the offer.
The Weekly Drop
We launched The Weekly Drop in January 2016, a small newsletter with upcoming details for the next 7 days and a quick round-up of the previous weeks events, hints, tips, book reviews and news.
To qualify for the FREE drop in sessions all we ask of you is to SUBSCRIBE to The Weekly Drop anytime between now and Friday 18 March 2016. One lucky subscriber will be randomly chosen during our birthday party.