Getting ready to Feast!

Busy, busy, busy hands… getting ready for Feast!

West Norwood Feast

June 5th



Here’s a sneak peak of the handmade goodies that will be available for you to gift to your friends, family and yourself which will help keep our community group awesome and open to all. (including kids… note the young man who turns out to be a whizz at the Overlocker!)

Sunglasses/glasses slipcases, fabric basket bins, reversible shopping bags, notebook and notebook covers – lots of other items have been made by the Stitchees at home too so expect to see some lovely cushions, quilts and more!

More preparations for this Sunday’s Feast on Saturday’s session but feel free to drink coffee, snack on biscuits whilst getting on with your own project or learn something new.

We hope to see you soon.





Pompoms & Reindeers…

Pompom noses for Reindeer – cute right!?

We will be making these to sell at the December 6th Feast as a fundraiser for the Stitch community group.

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They will come flat-packed and kids should have some fun putting them together and you can keep the pom pom all year round!

You can paint them, pour glitter on them – decorate to your hearts content!

Some pics of pompom making we did last Saturday – we will be making more, we did run out of red so there are some glittery pink and orange noses 😉


Pompom Fail!

I swear this looked like a lovely little multi coloured pompom and it was being fluffed up and suddenly it collapsed – we have no idea why… oh dear… here it is in all it’s err… glory next to some more successful pompoms.

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A doggy blanket in aid of the fire at Battersea Dogs home is still being worked on by a Stitchee – love the paw shape!

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Here’s the pattern for the dog blanket – they prefer knitted but still accept crochet – crochet stitches apparently catch in animals claws… dog blanket pattern which was made by WhoDunnKnit

They have a PDF pattern for cat toy mice! 


ps: don’t forget about L’Arche & Rock Paper Scissors Christmas Fayre this Sunday (22nd Nov) on Idmiston Road – lovely gardens with mince pies, mulled wine, hot dogs, face painting, xmas decoration workshop, live music and lots of handmade goodies which make great gifts.

we will remind you of the L’Arche Candle Making workshop nearer the time – it’s on the 12th December so add it to your calendar – it was very popular last time!



SW Art Trail is on and both L’Arche members & staff are showing their Art – alongside Rock Paper Scissors Members too so you can still pop along 🙂

We are going to the Lambeth Country Show!

The Stitch session this Saturday has been cancelled because we are very proud to be entering the West Norwood Bzz Garage banner in a competition at the Lambeth Country Show so please come visit us!

Wayne from Bzz Garage West Norwood gave us the banner we made to show off at the Feast stall :-)

L’Arche – our lovely hosts of our community group sessions will also be there with a selection of their handmade candles, cards, gifts, jewellery, decoupage frames which they make in their workshops.

Some more fab candles handmade by the workshop members at L'Arch

L'Arche handmade products

L'Arche handmade products



The Lambeth Country Show is on at  Brockwell Park on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, Now in its 41st year and organised by EventLambeth,


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Lambeth Country Show Facebook Page

Come to see our Bzz Garage Banner at The Feast Tomorrow!

We finished the Bzz Garage Banner!

I was sceptical but the ‘Stitchees’ did it and still managed to have a chat, laugh and eat chocolate 🙂

Lots more pictures to come and we will be at the Feast to see the banner in it’s new home – some come join in some Easter Fun 🙂

Bzz Garage Banner being assembled by The Stitch members

Bzz Garage Banner being assembled by The Stitch members

The little wingless Bee is looking forward to meeting more Bees.

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West Norwood Feast Facebook Group Link

West Norwood Feast Facebook Group Link


A couple of photos from The Feast and the Bzz Garage Banner hanging in the community stall which is just inside the gates on the right hand side.

St Luke's Church on Feast Day

St Luke’s Church on Feast Day – the first of the year

The Bzz Garage Banner hanging at the Stall at The Feast

The Bzz Garage Banner hanging at the Stall at The Feast

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Bzz Garage Banner – The Bee’ginning


The little wingless Bee is looking forward to meeting more Bees.

Today’s meet up was about planning the Bzz Garage Banner and teaching newbies how to crochet flowers – some of us had to relearn as it had been awhile!

We were using instructions from Attic24 – Lucy writes really clear tutorials. Everyone also enjoyed this book of projects from beginner to advanced, featuring flowers of different kinds.

Decorative Brooches

Decorative brooches

Fabulous Flower Brooches at todays session

Other crafty pieces being worked on which included cross stitch, knitting, dry needle felting and sewing.

We were inspired by Gone To Earth where she gives a tutorial on how to make these – you can find that here