The focus for our calendar project this month is on knitting and is based on my Learn to Knit class which has been on of the most popular ones I've done. It has been very successful in helping people to start knitting so, if you would like to try it this month,I am adding a free bonus project to go with it. You'll have to buy the class to find out what it is, but it's the perfect accompaniment to the item you make in class. Included in the class are some trouble shooting tips and, of course, I am always happy to give personal help if needed.
In Member's Showcase
Wedding season is well under way and Rachel has been busy knitting wedding characters. The latest off the needles is this very handsome best man and he now completes the wedding party.
Instead of a video this week, I wanted to share my blog post over on the UK Quilters United website. Social media has been a great way to share wonderful crafts with others but, at times, it can sometimes be overwhelming when you are starting out in a new craft. If you look at some of the wonderful quilts there are around, it would be easy to feel that you'd never be good enough and not make a start. I hope the blog post will help.
With it being a bank holiday weekend, there seems to be a lot of special offers around. Here are just a few that I've seen.
CraftStash have 30% off 5x7 card collection. Hobbycraft have a half price sewing event including Gutermann threads. Plush Addict are offering free postage to the UK and Europe this weekend, an offer I will definitely be taking advantage of. The Fabric Bazaar is also offering free p&p but you need to use the code HOLIDAY. The Corner Patch are offering 30% off when you spend £30, code is mayday. I Want Fabric.com are giving 20% off everything with the code SEWCHEAP. Empress Mills has 10% off, use the code MAY2018.
If you need a little help getting motivated to be creative, why not try our member's club where you get a new project each month with full video instructions and I'm always on hand to answer any question. You can choose the annual membership with a free copy of the 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar and you'll get 12 months membership for the price of 9. Currently, the free class talks you through making cushions from treasured shirts. This class will soon be changing, so now is the time to get signed up if you don't want to miss it. Please share your photos with us if you have a go. If you would like to make someone a gift of a class or an item but not sure which one to get, our gift certificates are a great idea, just visit the website for more details. You can see details of the current calendar project here and you'll find the details of the Learn to Knit class here. I am taking orders for bespoke items and quilts for July onward. If you have a special event coming up, please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.