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Monday, 29 November 2010

Noro Kureyon

Kureyon is the perfect yarn for felting projects, use it to make bags and accessories for Christmas Gifts. Wash in the machine at 40-60 degrees to create a strong firm felted fabric in beautiful colours. Buy here.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Knitting workshop in France June 12th - 18th

All the single rooms are now booked for the June workshop at Chateau St Julien l'Ars. However, we do still have six spaces available in twin rooms and these can be booked here. Alternatively email for further details about the holiday.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Christmas workshop

We have a room full of knitted robins upstairs at Kangaroo! Anne (Makepeace) is filling the place with Christmas spirit, everyone seems to be enjoying knitting christmas decs and gifts. It seems strange that this is the last workshop of 2010, where has the year gone! We have lots of exciting workshops coming up in the New Year. Finishing Techniques in January is already fully booked so if you want to take part in any of the other workshops, don't leave it too late to book.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Strips and Shells Patchwork Knitting workshop with Fiona Morris

The Strips and Shells workshop is a follow on to the Domino workshop. If you enjoy knitting with colour, being creative and using up your stash then book a space here for this great workshop with tutor Fiona Morris.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Kim Hargreaves Touching Elegance

We have just had a delivery of this beautiful new book of knitting designs by Kim Hargreaves. The 21 patterns all use Rowan yarns and include an eclectic mix of chic sophistication and bohemian charm. Order here.

New crochet workshop in France

We have a new workshop for September 2011 in France. The week of residential workshops will be held at La Verderie and there are spaces for just 5 guests (two sharing in twin rooms and one single room). Jane Crowfoot will be tutor for the week and the cost of the holiday includes the workshops, full board, trips out to local towns and transfers from local airports and stations. FULLY BOOKED or email for further details.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Arts and Crafts

Pumpkins in the frost
I'm back blogging! October seemed to pass me by, I have missed two end of month photos for September and October and have a lot of catching up to do. My life is a little chaotic at the moment, we seem to have had a month of disasters. However, I am settling into commuting from France to Sussex every week, I miss Culli and the dogs and the gentle pace of life in France desperately, however it is great to be involved in the day to day running of Kangaroo and meeting up with old customers.
I have just had an Arts and Crafts Exhibition at home in France over the weekend, the combination of paintings and textiles (and delicious cream teas in aid of the Poppy appeal!) brought visitors in from all over the Charente-Maritime. It has fired my enthusiasm to open a gallery in our barn and have had Culli drawing up designs for the conversion all weekend!
November is going to be just as hectic, I have finally had the designs for my book approved so now have three weeks to make up all the designs and write the text..........
I also have to get a few tea cosies together for my old friend Kim's Open House in Brighton. If you are in the Brighton area this exhibition is well worth a visit, details will be on the one2six website soon. The exhibition will be open on 20th, 21st and 27th, 28th November and 4th, 5th and 11th, 12th December, a one stop visit for all your Christmas shopping and some scrummy cakes.