Team Crafting

Have you ever wondered what the Stylecraft team get up to in their spare time?  Well we are all as hooked on crafts as you are.

Louise has recently taken up crochet.  She made this gorgeous cowl for her sister who is modelling it here. In fact she is a bit of a crafting demon, take a look at the button tree decorations she made for Christmas.

Our Sales and Marketing Director, Annabelle always has a new project on her needles or hooks.  She has really been enjoying the Havanna CAL by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar.  Don’t you just love the colours she has chosen?

Anna was very busy in December making lots of lovely gifts for Christmas including this cute snowman and a whole flock of Knitmas birds.

Bethany made a gorgeous yarn wall hanging from bits of yarn she adopted from various family members’ stash.  Doesn’t it look effective?

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So, as you can see, we are all as nuts about yarn as you are.

 

We’re Celebrating!

Can we have a drum roll, party poppers and a huge cake please, because we are celebrating a huge milestone in 2019  – our 30th Anniversary.

Stylecraft was founded in 1989, and we are proud to say we have been at the forefront of the UK yarn industry for three decades.  Our main focus has always been to develop the yarns that knitters and crocheters love to work with. From fashion yarns such as Cabaret and Eskimo, the first eyelash yarn to hit the UK, to classics such as Special and Life.

If a couple have been married for thirty years, they will celebrate their pearl anniversary, so we have decided to brand our celebrations as the Stylecraft Purl Anniversary to add a bit of fun to all our activities this year.

There will be special events and giveaways throughout 2019 to say a big thank you to all our crafty customers, including 30 giveaways each and every month for lucky Stylecraft fans, a special Purl Anniversary collection of reknits from the archives, an exciting Anniversary Blog Tour in the autumn and a Purl Anniversary Tea Party.

So make sure you keep a close eye on our social media for the latest news, events and giveaways, and if you have any memories or pictures of Stylecraft yarns or patterns please do send them to social@stylecraftltd.co.uk

You can follow Stylecraft on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Resolutions

As the dust settles after the festive period, we thought we would ask you what your resolutions are for 2019. There is some very good advice from Stylecrafters to help you get the most out of your craft – everything from using up your stash, finishing projects and learning new techniques.

‘I’ve sat and made tiny squares of my Stylecraft colours and labelled them. Easier to store than my pegs and now I can see which I need to buy. Will make a square now every time I buy a new colour.’

‘Just one: I must not start 8 new blankets until my 4 big WIPs are finished.
Must not start!!!’

‘Same as the last 3 years… Crochet every day! I am good at sticking to this New Year resolution.’

‘Yes!!! Sew in my ends as I go!’

‘Knit more for family I didn’t know my sister adored my garments especially the aran sweaters with added pockets!’

‘Not to buy any more yarn until all my stash has been knitted into items. . I will have kicked the bucket by then.’

‘To start making more blankets for end of life patients. (I made my first one this year). My husband gave me some Stylecraft yarn for Christmas and I thought that I would use it to make blanket number two!’

‘Scrub the dust off all my needles and hooks for a start.’

‘Be more realistic about how many hours there are in the day for completing projects!’

‘I am determined to learn crochet in 2019. I also want to try my hand at Shetland lace knitting.’

Finish all my projects, learn fair isle, knit socks and use up at least a third of my stash. Oh and do one of the attic 24 blanket kits I have…’

‘I’m learning amigarumi . My sister is going to teach me.’

‘Trying new crochet stitches and making up some of my own.’

‘Teaching elderly friends how to crochet.’

‘I’m going to start putting my stuff on eBay, my house is getting ridiculous!!’

‘I’m going to go with… Buy more yarn than I need!! To be realistic, it’s the only one I am likely to keep!!’

‘I have spent two years making items for so many other people, so I’ve decided that 2019 is the year when I make things for me – several blankets to fill a shelf in my living room, scarves and wraps for next fall and winter, and ornaments for next year’

‘Make more toys for my local hospital’

‘To stop looking at others beautiful creations online and get my own done.’

I started tonight to make ‘pegs’. Now I need someone with a decent handwriting to write the names on.’

‘To buy more yarn and make more blankets and cushion covers ..I want a “rainbow “home.’

To get recording videos for my crochet tutorials for YouTube’
‘Learn more stitches.’

‘Until now I only made small crochet projects. In 2019 I want to make my first granny square blanket.’

‘Be proud of my lovingly curated yarn collection.’