national Knitting the Knitting and Feature
Week 2009 Stitching Show 2009
knitting needs You! Check out the multitude of treats awaiting Designer pack age
It’s official, not one, not two, but three
WOW! Where has the year gone? National Knitting you at the Knitting stand G14, fabulous designers will be gracing the
Knitting stand (G14) for this year’s
Week has once again crept up on us and it’s time Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show!
We’re very excited to have the
to get those needles at the ready to join in the fun. 8th-11th October 2009 lovely Debbie Bliss, Nicky Epstein
and Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton gracing
us with their presence, signing
Going Home packs Following on from the huge success of this Olympic challenge and raise more Student Textile Awards their latest books (check out P40 for
Last year your donations went directly last year’s NKW, where many of you money for Bliss here’s what you can do! With a record number of entries, reviews) and chatting to readers
to help the Bliss Family Support joined in and helped Knitting raise Raid your stash and knit up a this year is going to be better than throughout the weekend, so don’t
Helpline. This year Simon Crowson nearly £10,000 for Bliss - the special care rectangle measuring 50x100cm ever, so don’t miss the Student Textile miss your chance to meet them!
(partnership manager, Bliss) has baby charity, this year, with your help, (for double knitting you will need to cast Awards showcase, exhibiting in the To view the schedule and get
decided to direct all this year’s funds we are going to continue our support. on 120 stitches and use 4.5mm needles. West Hall, to see the knitting designers planning visit
to help cover the distribution costs of For Aran you will need to cast on 95 of the future. www.nationalknittingweek.co.uk
40,000 Going Home Packs. on your marks! stitches and use 5mm needles).
When babies spend days, weeks As some of you will remember, last year Send your blankets along with corneliA
or even months in hospital, parents Sharon Newman and her merry band sponsorship money/donations
come to rely heavily on the doctors and of Avicraft Knitters, raised a massive (cheques payable to Bliss) to:
nurses who care for their child. The
unit becomes almost a second home to
£5000 for the National Knitting Week
2008 Bliss campaign. Following on
Knitting Magazine (Bliss),
86 High Street, Lewes, S
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them, and when the time from her huge success, Team Sharon East Sussex, BN7 1XN.
comes for their baby to have set about knitting an Olympic size
leave, it is natural for blanket in time for – you guessed it –
win! win! win! g nicky
many to feel anxious 2012. Sharon, despite her self-imposed chin
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and alone. This target of raising £10,000 for Bliss, is GMC and Bliss will be giving iss
is why Bliss has determined to succeed raising that a fabulous knitting prize ittin on’t m t out.
Kn so d
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launched the new amount with her latest venture. worth £150 to the reader clus n offer nd che oney
Going Home As part of NKW 2009, we would love who raises the most e an t 14 a ve m
hav ubscrip tand G et to sa throw
Pack – to help to get as many knitters as possible money. To enter this We w s ur s ug , we
families through to give Sharon and her crew a real competition, your Sho me to o y do yo scribe too!
the next big step boost, to help them fly off the blanket and cheque Co ot onl ou sub g gifts
N ny itin
in their babies’ starting blocks and achieve their must be with us no
whe in exc
lives. goal in record time. To be a part of later than January 31st.
knit 1 – pass it on Lewes, BN7 1XN.
Please make all debbie
Knit 1 – pass it on is a new national To kick start this exciting new campaign, cheques payable
campaign launched by the Crafts ‘Knit1 – pass it on’ why not get to Bliss.
Council in partnership with the UK sponsored for your efforts and raise Finally, this
Hand Knitting Association. The aim more money for Bliss? This could be is just one idea.
is simple: to support at least one other done as an individual or a group. All Please don’t
person (child or adult) to learn how to you will need is a handful of willing forget to carry
knit or crochet. All you need to do is students, who have so far slipped on with all the
pass on your knitting skills! Depending through the knitting net (yes apparently usual (and We even have a world
on the age and ability of the person
you are teaching, this could be finger
they do exist) and pass on your skills!
The sponsor form can be downloaded
Discount offer exclusive of Nicky Ep
latest book, Knitt
ing a Kiss in
knitting or the basic knitting or crochet from www.knittinginstitute.co.uk helped raise so
In addition to the standard show Every Stitch, so why
stitch, progressing to casting on and or www.ukhandknitting.com. much money in
use of the great bo ok discount
discount of 10% off all GMC books, to
offer below, and get up
plain or purl knitting. The main thing is Alternatively send an A4 SAE to us here the past! To register your event,
conveying the pleasures of yarn crafting at: NKW Sponsorship Form, or find one near you, Knitting readers can claim an extra
and having some fun! Knitting magazine, 86 High Street, visit www.knittinginstitute.co.uk 10% off any book purchase from 20% off!
the Knitting /GMC stand G14 when
they show this page (photocopies are
accepted), for a total 20% discount.
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