After the success of the last W.I. Goes Pop event in April, they have again teamed up with Theatre Absolute to open a festive pop up shop. The event will take place on Saturday 24th November, from 10am until 4pm at the Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, Coventry. The Yarn Cafe will be there and supporting the event with wool, needles, books, notions and some knitted items for sale.
The following stalls are confirmed:
- Earlsdon WI, 2 stalls selling edible goods, bric-a brac, a tombola and a children’s lucky dip.
- Mary Lee – handmade teddies, sewn items and mirrors
- Nightingale Bouquets – fabric bouquets
- Miss Ellie’s Cakes, Jams and Preserves
- A Little Birdie Told Me – lovely hand made bunting and cushions
- The Yarn Cafe – suppliers of yarn, needles, notions, books and some hand made mitts
- Sophie’s Handmade – lovely hand made items
- Tinderbox Toys and Trinkets
- Phoenix cards
- Julia O’ Connoll – quilted items
- Made in Coventry – crafts
- Emma Wilcox – hand knitted items, cards, crafts
- Maria Chalkia – Moroccan goods including slippers and bags
- Crystal Club Jewellery
- Nine Arches Press
- Coventry Society
- Hudson and Heart Jewellery
- Angelic Aromas
- Vintage Mave
Anniken Allis will be giving a full day workshop on lace knitting. Anni is famous for her beautiful designs, featuring in a large number of magazines and for her hand dyed yarn. For further details, see her website – http://www.yarnaddict.co.uk/
The workshop will take place on Saturday 1 December from 9.30am to 3.30pm with a half hour lunch break. The event will be at The Village Hotel, Dolomite Avenue, Coventry Business Park, Coventry, CV4 9GZ.
Juice, water, fruit and cakes will be provided at the workshop but participants may want to bring their own lunch (there is also a restaurant, bar and Starbucks).
The workshop will cover the following:
- How to read lace charts
- How to work yarn overs and decreases
- How to add beads using a crochet hook
- How to use stitch markers and lifelines
- Stretchy cast offs
- Shaping and blocking
Notes will be given out at the course.
Participants should bring 4-ply, sock yarn or lace yarn (but can be done on larger weight yarn) and appropriate needles and crochet hook.
Numbers for the course are limited. Although advertised on this site, the course has been arranged on a personal basis by the owner of the site and a paypal payment will be sent to the owner.
The cost of the course is £55. Please only order if you are able to attend the course and a paypal invoice will be sent on to you . You can order here.
It is World Wide Knit in Public day tomorrow (9th June) and we will be at the charity knitathon at the Welcome Centre in 47 Parkside Coventry (from 9am to 9pm). The Knit A Thon is being held to support the ongoing and new transformational projects of Next Level International across Europe. The creations, squares to blankets, will be provided to the less fortunate across Europe. More details are available on the website – http://www.nlieurope.com/letsgetknitted/ There are prizes for the longest time knitting, prettiest square etc. Please support this worthwhile cause.
The Earlsdon Festival 2012 officially started today. From now until 6th May, there are daily events such as hearing a talk from David Moorcroft, plenty of music, and a pamper evening. The event culminates on 7th May . Earlsdon Street will be closed off and there will be around 50 stalls in the street and all of the shops will be open. There will be events at Earlsdon School, the Methodist Church, Open Gardens and St Barbara’s Church Hall.
The Yarn Cafe will be having a stall on Earlsdon Street (outside Cards n Things)
Hope to see you there!
We are going to be very busy over the next few months and will be attending a number of craft fayres and yarn events. Details of these are on the Events page of TheYarnCafeBlog and sumarised here:
15 April 2012 - Fillongley Craft Fayre
28 April 2012 – WI Goes Pop
7 May 2012 – Earlsdon Festival
27 May 2012 – Shipston On Stour Wool Fayre
14-15 July 2012 – Fibre East
In conjunction with Theatre Absolute, Earlsdon W.I. will be opening a pop up shop in Theatre Absolute (old Fishy Moores) in Coventry City Centre on Saturday 28 April, 2012, from 10am to 4pm! The shop will be opening in the run up to Earlsdon Festival 2012. Further details are given in the poster and also on our Facebook Event page.
You will be able to learn a little about the W.I., enjoy a cake or two and get involved in various crafts. So far, the following organisations will be at the event:
Earlsdon WI – http://www.earlsdonwi.com
Bubblegum and Buttons – Facebook page
Made In Coventry: http://www.madeincoventryshop.co.uk/
Miss Ellie’s Cakes, Jams and Preserves – Facebook page
Jennie Sandford: http://www.jenniesandford.com/
Theatre Absolute: http://www.theatreabsolute.co.uk/
The Yarn Cafe: http://www.theyarncafe.com
If you would like to help on the day or would like to sell craft related items, please contact Earlsdon W.I. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We attended a disco with a difference on Saturday 10 March, 2012. The disco was to raise funds for the Earlsdon Festival which this year takes place in Earlsdon High Street and surrounding venues on Bank Holiday Monday – 7 May 2012. Funds are needed to put on the festival itself and ensure that the high street is closed. The festival is bigger and better than ever as a number of events take place in the week starting 30 April, with plenty of music including The Ripps and The Tones and Lieutenant Pigeon! There will also be talks (including one from David Moorcroft), quiz nights and film shows. Further details are available on the Facebook page and website.
The Yarn Cafe were asked to bring along some rather large needles (27mm in width and 700mm in length) and get the audience to do some Extreme Knitting. We had done a little sampler (which may end up as a cat rug!) and decided that more strands and more wool was needed.
We were joined by Ellie’s Cakes, Jams and Preserves, who had created beautiful cup cakes and two fruit cakes with the Earlsdon Festival logo; and Tinderbox Toys and Trinkets, who ran a tucksop. The disco went well and raised more than £300 in all.
Last year I was involved in the Coventry Knitathon to set a record to have the most people knitting for 20 minutes and raise money for Comic Relief. BBC Coventry and Warwickshire (in particular the Vic Minett show) are organising a Knitathon to raise money for the Myton Nurse appeal and set a new record. Further details are given on Facebook, but it takes place on Thursday 12th April at 5.45pm in Coventry Cathedral.
Please help to support this worthy cause.
There is a disco with a difference taking place on Saturday 10th March, at 8pm at the Albany Social Club in Earlsdon, Coventry – all with the aim of raising funds for the Earlsdon Festival 2012.
There is a family disco including some live music and an Earlsdon Festival cake, created by Miss Ellie’s Cakes, Jams and Preserves with the winning festival logo design. The Yarn Cafe will be there with some rather large needles, allowing you to have a go at extreme knitting. We hope to make a rug, which can be auctioned off to provide fund for the festival itself (in May 2012).
Tickets are just £3 and can be bought from The Albany Club, Millsy’s and other organisinations supporting the Festival