By knitandstitchuk, Jun 22 2015 04:19PM
Wow, what a fabulous weekend we have just had in Doncaster. It was the weekend when the town really showed off its creative talents. We were so happy to be part of it with our Yarn Bombed market stall (and other parts), I hope you had a chance to come down to see it. Did you find your fish? Or one of the many other items that we made for this?
A couple of months ago we asked for fish, the response was amazing, fish were making their way to us from all parts of Yorkshire. On Saturday I had a quick count and totted up a massive 389 knitted and crocheted fish! And that's after some went walk-abouts. (It seems there are some people out there who can't keep their hands off things that don't belong to them! - hopefully our string of chillies, hanging basket, crab and nets of fish have gone to good homes!)
There are too many people to thank - all the groups who were so enthused by this and really got into the yarn bombing spirit over the past few months; our tutor Julie who patiently taught many new people how to knit and crochet (workshops are still available with us on a weekly basis); Rachel from Doncopolitan magazine who's crazy idea this was late last year and was an expert yarn bomber on Thursday night!
It's nice knowing that the groups are all continuing - these are as follows:
-Knit & Stitch Crafternoon - Wednesdays 1pm-3pm 26 Market Place, Doncaster £Free
-Get Involved - Tuesdays 10am-1pm Doncaster Central Library, meet in the café £Free
-Carcroft & Skellow Sewing Bee - Tuesdays 6pm-8.30pm Chestnut View Communal Hall on Edward Road, Carcroft £3 per visit (Their Facebook page is here)
-Marketplace Alehouse - Thursdays 2pm-4pm £Free
-Cask Corner - Tuesdays 5pm-7pm
If you like being crafty and are free on any of these days then pop down to learn new things and meet new people. You will be most welcome at any of these groups.
It was also a tearful afternoon as we waved Liz C off on her maternity leave. She has been with us in Doncaster for three and a bit years and has been fabulous. As long as her baby behaves, she'll be back with us soon. Good luck Lizzie, you are going to be a fab new Mummy and we want lots of pictures of you both in matching knit wear!
If you took some yarn bomb photos, feel free to add them to our Facebook page for all to enjoy. The items that were made are being sent to Rossington's Fun Palace, another festival taking place on Saturday 4th July. More details can be found here
Thanks you dearly for all your help with this fun project, now you can make whatever you want!
I agree whole heartedly Liz - the Yarn Bomb looked fabulous. When I was there looking at it there were two couples there who were amazed at all the sea creatures, vegetables and array of colours! I checked out the butterflies and pom-poms on the way out of your shop too!
I must admit, I too was very tempted to take a momento from the stall, but resisted!
thank you for the mention for Carcroft & Skellow Sewing Bee - we loved being part of it and hope to participate more fully next year, now that we are established and growing!