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By knitandstitchuk, Feb 7 2019 02:58PM

Join us for our first ever Crafty Craft Fair at Knit & Stitch in Doncaster town centre!

Stall holders: we will be offering tables for you to come and sell your own items whether it be handmade goods, crafty bits of fabric and yarn, patterns, haberdashery etc. that you no longer want - a bit like a jumble sale for craft lovers!

Tables will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and we are offering tables for just £10 each.

There will also be a 'donation table' so if you have items but you don't want your own table, we will sell here with proceeds going to charity. Please drop off any donations in Doncaster whenever you're ready.

Free admission to the public.

There will be a raffle with fab prizes and refreshments available all day and is open to everyone. PLease note though that most tables will be on the 1st and 2nd floors and there is no lift access.

Please contact Liz to reserve and book your table. or call Doncaster on Mondays and Fridays 01302 366022.

It's going to be a fun day, spread the word!

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By knitandstitchuk, Aug 1 2018 01:33PM

Ok, so this blog has been negleted over the past few weeks, months, OMG...YEARS!!

We need to do someting about this for sure - I will get my thinking cap on and bring you more from the engine room at Knit & Stitch over the coming weeks.

What would you like to know about? What can we share that will make you want to read this? I'd be interested to know.

How about I introduce all of us, after all there are the owners Kath & Liz, nine members of knowledgable staff that work in the three shops, and seven, almost eight tutors plus a heap of gorgeous customers and students who brighten up our day on a daily basis. A whole lot of people to get to know.

Watch this space and I'll see you soon,

Liz x

By knitandstitchuk, Dec 12 2015 09:52AM

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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!


By knitandstitchuk, Jun 2 2015 03:14PM

Now in it's third year, Yarndale Festival promises to be better and brighter than ever so we ceratinly won't be missing out!

Following the fantastic trips we took last year, we will be running return coaches from Doncaster and York in order to attend the creative yarns show in Skipton, North Yorkshire on Sunday 27th September 2015.

Doncaster: The coach leaves the Market Car Park 9am and leaves Skipton at 4pm (arrives back in Doncaster approx 5:30pm). Tickets are £18.

York: The coach leaves Peasholme Green at 9am and leaves Skipton at 4pm (arrives back in York approx 5:30pm). Tickets are £20.

Tickets include your coach journey there and back and your entry ticket and brochure. Tickets are available to purchase directly from any of our shops , with cash payment required at the time of booking.

But hurry, places are already selling fast!

What is Yarndale?

If you haven't been to or heard about Yarndale before then you can take a look at their website here. It's a magical weekend at Skipton Auction Mart where thousands of crafters can gather at the festival market place to be inspired by hundreds of exhibitors with a love of all things woolly. Last year the place was decorated with beautiful knitted and crocheted bunting and there were such wonderful products and projects on display and to purchase that you didn't know where to look (or what to buy!).

All sorts of different produce (the majority of it independently made) are available, so whether it's knitting, crochet, felting, spinning, weaving or even lace making you are sure to find something to get your creative juices going. And if you can't wait to start your projects before you get home, there are plenty of seating areas where you can plonk yourself down with a brew and get your armoury out!

We also enjoyed meeting various animals some exhibitors took along, such as the super soft angora rabbits and the delightful alpacas (not for sale unfortunately!)


• Wear some comfortable shoes as, although the market isn’t gigantic, you are sure to do a lot of walking.

• They do have food stalls and cafes there but it is worth taking some water and perhaps a packed lunch to save queuing – last year the weather was lovely so many of us sat outside to picnic!

• Take plenty of cash, although some stalls take cards and there is an ATM, again it just saves queuing – so more time for perusing!

We hope you can join our road trip or if our coaches are full...see you there! :)

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