Stitch at WN Feast

Nearly time for our WNFeast fundraising stall this Sunday 4th December!

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We will have new and improved wreathes, stocking fillers and great handmade gifts made by our ‘Stitchees’ which helps us keep the community group free to everyone who wants to have a go at making, up-cycling, fixing and mending their clothing as well as learn lots of new skills 🙂

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West Norwood Feast are also selling their new 2017 Calendar so keep an eye out for that Feast fans!

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Knitting West Norwood Together update…

To all of you who knitted a square to raise money for our local refugee charity, South London Refugee Association…the knitted quilt is coming on a treat 🙂

This photo doesn’t show even half of the squares knitted by the local community!

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Our Stitchee Elaine’s brilliant handiwork for the Feast blanket

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A huge thank you to those who came to our Knit a Long at November’s Feast – it was freezing but the rain stayed away until the last minutes of the market – hoorah!

Even the Feast Volunteers join in with the Knitting

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Some of the ‘Stitchees’ show great determination (or just plain nuts!) as they sat in the cold knitting up a storm… maybe they should have sat in the box of blanket squares????

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seriously hardcore… knitting from midday until the very end – I gave up after less than an hour as my hands were too cold 😉

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You can buy raffle tickets at the WN Feast to win the blanket and all proceeds will go to the South London Refugee Association

We hope to see you there and wrap up warm!

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RPS & L’Arche London UK

This year L’Arche London UK and Rock Paper Scissors London will be joining us in the Christmas spirit by having their Christmas Fayre on Idmiston Road – their lovely garden space will feature mince pies, mulled wine, live music, handmade art & jewellery and lots more as well as L’Arche own garden produce and wreaths 🙂
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Collect the coupons on their  Facebook page and the first 5 contestants to have collected all coupons will win a prize.

 

Knit-a-long & more with the Feast

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November Feast is coming!

This months WN Feast will have even more on that usual – you can join in with making mosaics, knitting, taking photos and building a clay map of West Norwood as well as the full array of fantastic handmade dishes and cakes… beer, coffee and handmade goodies all around the Feast Market.

The ‘Stitchees’ have been busy… we have so many squares of knitting to go towards the (possibly giant) blanket for the raffle for the  South London Refugee Association.

Actually rather excited to see how big this will get… and how warm to snuggle up to 🙂

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The Stitch got a new sewing machine from Lidl and it’s rather fab!

Carla did a test run and was impressed.

Knitting for Charity

 

No Stitch on the 19th November as L’Arche will be having TWO Candle Making workshops as well as Christmas card making  – one starts at 1pm and the next session at 3.30pm.

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£5 entry fee and the cost of the candle that you make – you will be treated to cake, drinks and possibly waffles… they smell soooo gooooood!

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L’Arche are also having their play this Friday – TOM THUMB will be performed by their many talented actors and actresses at Stanley Hall!

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The remaining tickets will be available on the door, but are selling out fast, so if you want to make sure you have a seat: book online!
(Just follow the link to the event below, it includes the link to the ticket website.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1829137393984084/

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Hopefully we will see you all this Saturday for more knitting and any other projects you would like to have a go at AND at Sunday WN Feast 😀

 

 

 

 

Knitting West Norwood Together

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Teresa & Charlotte (of FEAST) have asked if we would join in with the FEAST knitting project and, of course we said yes!

The project is for WNW to knit enough CD sized square to make a quilt which will then be raffled off to raise money for South London Refugee Association.  

Charlotte has already started this at FEAST and it was huge success, especially at Tea & Talk! 

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We had several beginners and some who haven’t knitted in many years, as well as a few seasoned experts who knitted 10 squares to other people’s starting line!

 

Most people managed a whole square at the end of the Stitch session but a freshly baked cake was up for offer for those who did 🙂

We envisage a huge blanket!!!


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November’s FEAST is themed around ‘hands-on art’ and there will be a huge Knit Off too! So put the 6th November in your diary.