Sunday, 21 August 2016

St Mary's Yarn bombing

was a great success, again, this year. Entitled 'Vestree', it had a fashionable theme.

I was really sorry to have missed it. By the time I was well enough to go out after a month's illness, on Friday 29th , most of the exhibition had been removed. There were some vests, languishing on the hedge, in the rain - unlike the ones in this photo from Off the Hook.

I have some photos to remind me of what I missed.

This corsetted dress from Philippa.

This one from Helen

We had some nice press coverage. .

from the local press,

and, of course, the wonderful video from Hitchin TV.


So, although I wasn't able to view the exhibition in person, I had a good idea of th pleasure it gave to visitors to the Chirchyard in July.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Hitchin Stitchin' PM

Tonight is the final meeting of the evening group this term. Meeting will resume in September. Meet a The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin 7 - 9pm

Friday, 17 June 2016

In the news again

Our yarn-bombing prowess seems to be appreciated. We should add it to our list of talents.

I do like those poppies, and Festiwool's bike gets more colourful every time it gets an outing.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Triangle Community Garden

yarn bomb, to coincide with International Yarn Bombing Day and the Triangle Garden's Open Day.

Philippa, Andy, Helen, and Angela set up the yarnbomb this morning. It will run from today until Sunday evening. Exhibits provided by Festiwool, Woolly Chic, and Hitchin Sitchin (plus honorary members, Nuala  (my  SiL), visiting from Germany (poppies), and Marnee, from Norfolk (bees) ),

The pergola and mosaic in the winter, waiting for the flowers to bloom.

Past the bike

Through the entrance

to the pergolas-in-bloom

Explore the garden and see how many yarn exhibits you can find.

Some will be up high, among the trees,

others will be on the ground, amid the wildflowers

Can you find the lollipop tree? Ot the giant strawberries? There are lots of plants and their friends hidden along the paths. If you get lost, just follow the bunting.

Can you tell which of these roses, in the collage, are real, and which are woolly?

Amid the flowers, you may spot some flowers' friends

Visit the Triangle Community Garden over the weekend

 and meet some of the creators in the Marquee on the Open Day.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Evening group

The evening group got off to a slow start last night, due, no doubt, in no small part by the severe storms that had such an impact on travel.

It was lovely to see two of the founder members, who now work full time and can no longer make any daytime meetings,

From such small beginnings, in March 2009, did the Friday morning group grow

Friday, 3 June 2016

The end is nigh

With just one week to go to the Triangle Community Garden Open Day/weekend, we've been busy putting the finishing touches to the exhibits.

Sue F brought these lovely roses to the meeting this morning.

Pat brought two poppies (pattern from Chelsea Flower Show Australian exhibit). Large poppy by honorary member, Nuala (visiting from Bavaria), small poppy by Pat.

Work will continue for the next 7 days, but the end is in sight,

Today saw the publication of the Hitchin Festival Programme.

The Festival runs from Saturday 2nd July, to theSunday, 24th.

Hitchin Stitchin' will be exhibiting in St Mary's Churchyard throughout the Festival

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Knitting poppies

for the Triangle Community Garden Open Day.

My Sis-in-Law, honorary member of Hitchin Stitchin' living in Germany, was quietly knitting this afternoon.. Ron was 'helping'.

First-time poppy-crafter, Sis-in-Law made this beautiful beaded poppy-onna-stick.

Three poppies down, lots more to do for the 10th,

Poppy pattern courtesy of the Australian poppies display at Chelsea Barracks.

Community Garden

We've been making , all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, for the Triangle Garden's Open Day.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Early Days

Let's Knit magazine published an article of how it all began in 2009,  Within a year, our numbers had out-grown the upstairs room above Tim's Art Supplies in Upper Tilehouse Street (now in the Market Arcade.) . We moved to our present home at the Sun Hotel, Sun Street.

By then, the numbers attending the evening group had dwindled, and it was no longer viable.

We recently celebrated our 7th birthday. After six successful years at the Sun, we have re-launched the  evening group to cater for those who cannot attend the daytime meeting.