Tuesday Tips

20150404_132620Crazy Quilting, Beading, embroidery and Silk Ribbon Embroidery

This time last year I came across some amazing looking embroidery blocks, they were beautiful, misshaped, full, busy and best of all just plain crazy. I fell in love with them instantly. I was then pointed in the direction of an amazing website with online classes where I could learn the techniques needed to create a crazy quilt block. The online class created by Shawkl.com lasted about 8 weeks and was full of wonderful creative people from all over the world. During the class I completed 2 quilt blocks and have gone on to create 2 more.


Shawkl.com runs the classes throughout the year and runs follow up online workshops too. To find out more about crazy quilting and to register on the next round, 11-13 May 2016, visit the open registration page.

Faye’s class block
Terry Pratchett Inspired
Inspired by “My Golden Child” by Lyn Tidy
Alice in Wonderland

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Plan – Create – Grow in 2016

Change your life, biz + the world!

How to create your own shining biz and life!



“The 2016 Create Your Shining Year Biz & Life workbooks and brand spankin’ new weekly planner are incredibly popular & useful tools to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year in life or business (or both!).
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Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creatives, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Creating Your Shining Year workbooks + daily planner are filled with powerful worksheets to help you create your amazing new year.”

Fellow female friends, we are enjoying the journey towards making 2016 Our Shining Years with Leonie Dawson’s workbooks for non-profit organisations.

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Supporters Spotlight – INTRA

Supporter Spotlight

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.

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Supporters Spotlight – Riven

Supporter Spotlight


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

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Happy 2nd Birthday to us

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.

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Homemaker collage

Tuesday Tips

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).”

*source knittinghelp.com

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.

moomin hearts
Decreases were used in the making of the hearts during our Friday KAL group

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Offer – 10 FREE Sessions


Happy 2nd Birthday Unravel & Unwind

UnravelUnwind painted

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

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.


*t&c – This offer is not valid for classes or workshops and can only be used for the craft drop in sessions that are valued at £3.00 each. Held at Unravel & Unwind CIC, INTRA, 337-341 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DA