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Kerry Lord’s new book Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium is a unique flip-book with mix-and-match crochet patterns for making your own monsters. The book gives the building blocks that allow you to draw from your own or your children’s imagination, to design a unique crochet monster. To get your creativity going, Kerry has put together a monster gallery, filled with creatures from far and wide. Meet space monster Dylan, mountain-dweller Caleb and Bella with the magic hair.

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Divorce Cover Letter Fell to Earth from space some time in the 1980s and has never looked back up. Having developed a taste for old mobile phone batteries he very rarely finds himself short of a meal, and over the last twenty years has dug a very impressive network of tunnels under his local town popping up into every technology shop going. Obviously Dylan is this monster’s Earth name, as his other one is impossible to pronounce and contains three alphabets’ worth of letters. Presumably the rest of his kind are out there somewhere, flying through space and time and maybe one day they’ll come back for him, but until then he’s very happy living amongst us.

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Term Papers You Can Buy Is a mountain-dweller with a comfy cave full of ten pairs of tiny-clawed feet in all the colours of the rainbow. It’s hard work getting everyone up, fed and washed in the morning ready to head off for a day out on the peaks learning the family trade. Without the secret assistance of Caleb and his kind, our mountains’ dry-stone-walls wouldn’t hold up half as well through winter. With twelve tiny little rucksacks full of nuts strapped to their backs, they head off every morning repairing and replacing these ancient field barriers, tutting if they catch a soggy sheep leaning too heavily on their precious stone structures when sheltering from the

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Spent a large portion of her teenage years waking up every morning and frantically looking over her shoulder to see if her wings had grown. It was only half way through her years attending one of the best fairy boarding-schools in the kingdom when her hairbrush caught on her newly budding horns that she finally accepted she was not quite the same as everyone else. Her long flowing locks are key to the strength of her magic, and although she doesn’t collect their teeth or possess the dust to make them fly, she uses all her powers to watch over sleeping children and puts nightly smiles on their faces with dreams of unicorns, castles and kittens.

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Design your own monster or find the patterns for Dylan, Caleb and Bella in Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium by Kerry Lord, out now.

 

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We are very pleased that Dogs in Jumpers by Redhound for Dogs has been shortlisted in the Best Book Category in the British Knitting Awards 2016. Voting is now open – please help our adorable pooches to win by voting Dogs in Jumpers for best book.
Click here to vote for your knitting favourites.

You can also WIN a spa break worth £550 just by voting!

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In How to Crochet and How to Knit, the Mollie Makes team have brought together their favourite knit and crochet designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects.

There are all the techniques you need to get started, with step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations. Learn the best ways to hold your knitting needles and crochet hook, casting on and making your first stitches.

All the projects are designed exclusively for the books and include stylish accessories and homeware. In How to Knit you will find patterns for a trendy cable footstool and fun plant pot holders, a classic pair of socks and a pom pom headband. How to Crochet gives you projects such as a granny square blanket, retro pot holders, a colourful ipad cosy and a set of Russian dolls.
These books are the perfect addition to the bookshelf of any beginner knitter or crochet enthusiast.

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Freehand Fashion blog tour

Chinelo Bally’s Freehand Fashion is publishing on the 12th November and to celebrate, we’ve organised a book blog tour. For 7 days, 8 sewists (inlcuding Amy and Frida from Pavilion Craft) will take on making a garment each from the book and blog about it. It all kicks off on the 12th November with English Girl at Home. Follow the tour for an insight into Chinelo’s signature freehand cutting method and for your chance to win a copy of the book. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday 12th November • English Girl at Home

Pavinder Monga Masters Thesis Friday 13th November • Pavilion Craft

Giving Back To The Community Essay Saturday 14th November • A Stitching Odyssey

Sunday 15th November • The Fold Line

Essay For College Magazine Monday 16th November • Lady Sew a Lot

Tuesday 17th November • Almond Rock

Wednesday 18th November • House of Pinheiro

See you there!

 

 

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Join Sewing Bee star and Freehand Fashion author Chinelo Bally at the Fashion & Textile Museum on the 12th November. Chinelo is doing a talk about her new book and her signature freehand cutting method, followed by a book signing. The event runs from 6–8pm and tickets can be bought online here.

Chinelo will also be at the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday the 10th October. Don’t miss out on the chance to get hold of a signed copy of Chinelo’s book – not available in shops until mid-November. The signing will take place at GMC’s stand D25, 3–4.30pm. Visitors will need an entry ticket to the Knitting & Stitching show.

Chinelo is celebrating Sew Saturday 17th October with a workshop and talk at Emm’s in Droitwich. Click here for more information.

We had three fun-filled days at this year’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court, stitching with What Delilah Did, making friendship bracelets with Laura Strutt and colouring in with Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland. If you, like us, want to keep the festival-spirit going, you can download the instructions for making Laura’s Chevron Friendship Band here.

One of the fair highlights was when Sewing Bee star and Freehand Fashion author Chinelo Bally took on the Super Theatre stage. Chinelo did a Q&A session with Simply Sewing editor Charlie Moorby and encouraged us all to ‘banish the fear when sewing’ (get those fabric shears out!). Chinelo then went on to make a freehand-cut dress for no one less than the fair’s organiser Kirstie Allsopp in the Mollie Makes Café. The gorgeous result pictured below (with thanks to Fabric Rehab for supplying the fabric):

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If you came to see us you will also remember that we ran a competition to win a sewing bundle from Merchant & Mills. Congratulations to our winners Jayne Townsend, Caroline Young and Liz Wheeler, you’ll hear from us shortly.

 

The Handmade Fair is back this year at The Green at Hampton Court, 18-20th September. Join Kirstie Allsopp and her army of craft ambassadors for a long weekend of hands-on workshops, live craft-offs, interviews, demonstrations, make and takes, and all the shopping and fabulous food you can manage!

Quote  EXPERT when booking to get  Full Experience tickets for just £27* – find out more and book your tickets today at thehandmadefair.com
*Booking & transaction fees apply

Come and see us in the Mollie Makes Tent where we’ll have a selection of fantastic craft books on sale. We are also bringing a handful of our expert craft authors for workshops and demonstrations. And last but not least, visitors to the Mollie Makes Tent are invited to a break from the hustle and bustle of the fair to come and sit down and do some colouring in with the bestselling colouring book Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland.

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Friday 18th September: Sophie Simpson

Drop-in embroidery workshop from 1pm – 4pm with Sophie Simpson from What Delilah Did, author of Secret Garden Embroidery. Booking is not necessary, just turn up on the day. Participants will also have a chance to buy signed copies of Sophie’s books.

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Term Papers On Literature Saturday 19th September: Laura Strutt

Chevron friendship bracelet workshop with Laura Strutt, author of Arm Candy. Get into the festival spirit by making a funky bracelet for yourself or a friend. Laura will also sign copies of her book Arm Candy on the day. Check back for times. Booking will be required on the day.

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Sunday 20th September: Chinelo Bally

Watch Sewing Bee finalist Chinelo Bally in action as she makes a dress from scratch on the day. Visitors will also have the opportunity to by an early copy of Chinelo’s book Freehand Fashion (not publishing officially until November) and get it signed by Chinelo. Don’t miss out on Chinelo’s Super Theatre appearance at 10am.

Workshops are free but participants will need an entry ticket to The Handmade Fair, click here for more info.

Hope to see you there!

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