Christmas is coming........

Well, here we are fast approaching the end of November and rocketing into December - there’s 5 weeks to Christmas! Scary huh?! Where has this year gone?

Not only is it a busy time for Romany Crafts, but it’s also a very special time - it’s coming up to our first year anniversary! Yes a whole year of Romany Crafts. A whole year of making some exciting goods and seeing them being shipped off to very special homes.

We have lots in store for new makes and developments on existing makes, so watch this space……. and watch out for our celebrations in the coming weeks. In the meantime, give us a like on Facebook and show your support for small businesses by checking out what you could buy from a small business before heading off to the big name brands.

Much love.

Brilliant Class Brilliant ladies!

So the first beginners class has finished and the ladies are proudly showing off their beautiful owls and scarf’s. Within 6 weeks, from never having picked up a set of knitting needles, to having completed an owl, a scarf and progressing on to knitting 7 more owls, panda’s and plans to knit a multitude of other items, Helen has found a new hobby that, in her word, “is amazing!”.

It’s been an absolute joy to teach these ladies a new skill or brush up what they already knew but needed a confidence boost. I really look forward to teaching more.

Thanks ladies, you’ve been awesome!

 Karen, Helen and Julie’s proud knits!

Karen, Helen and Julie’s proud knits!

Getting the knitting bug.....

Well, the ladies are halfway through their beginners course and appear to be really enjoying it! So far they have learned to cast on 2 ways, knit, purl, change colour and cast off. They’ve also learned about tension and tension squares, yarn weight and needle sizes required for different yarn weights. They have all been surprised at how quickly they have learned and how easy it is once you know how!

The next beginners course will start on 5th November 2018 and hopefully a new cohort of fresh shiny keen faces will be rocking up on the evening to learn a new skill and be in a position to pass on their skill to future generations as well.

Knitting up a Storm - Taster Sessions

Well, what can I say!  I opened up shop in Tesco Fleetsbridge Community Room for an hour an a half on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  There was lots of interest in the board, and a little boy ran in all excited thinking I was his Jiggly Wigglers group.....not to be deterred by the fact that I wasn't, he nagged his mum to let him have a go at knitting.......I was quite blown away.  It was all good fun.

Watch this space for some 2 hour workshops that I will be running in addition to the courses over the winter months.......after all......what else if there to do on a wet and windy winters day than craft and knit!!?!

Catch you all again soon.

Knitting up a Storm!

How very exciting!  Romany Crafts is very proud to announce Knitting up a Storm's first beginners knitting class.  The class will start on Monday 17th September 2018 at 8pm to 10pm in the Tesco Community Room, Fleetsbridge Tesco, Poole, and will run for 6 consecutive Mondays.  If you would like to book a place, please email nikki@romanycrafts.co.uk or contact us via the "contact" page.

The class will provide practical teaching on everything to get you started with your knitting, from casting on, to reading a pattern, to increasing, decreasing, needle sizes and yarn types through to casting off and finishing off an item.

There will also be a Facebook group for those who attend to share their items, questions and issues in between the classes, so there will be nothing to stop you knitting in between the classes either.

Not sure if committing to a 6 week class is right for you?  Why not come along to a taster session to give it a try.  There is a nominal charge of £2.50 per person for the taster session and the next one will be on Friday 7th September 2018 at 3.30pm to 5pm.  If you would like to come along or get more information about the taster sessions, please email nikki@romanycrafts.co.uk or via the "contact" page.

That's it for now.......very much looking forward to welcoming more people into the world of knitting!

Exciting news......

Drum roll please..........

Romany Crafts is pleased to announce brand spanking new knitting classes for anyone who would like to return to knitting, who has never knitted before or just want to brush up on existing skills within the Poole area of Dorset.

"Knitting up a Storm" will be run on a weekly basis and you can bring your own yarn and needles, or use some of our needles to get your started, but you will need to bring your own yarn.  The venue and times are yet to be confirmed, but if you are interested in attending a session, please get in touch and get yourself on the list.

The sessions will include things such as casting on, casting off, basic knitting stitches, how to read a pattern, what yarn to buy and use, what needles to use, increasing, decreasing and any other knitting queries.  It will also be an opportunity for those who have hit a snag with their knitting to come along and get some advice on how to get back on track before ripping the whole lot back or giving up!

All levels of knitter are welcome and the sessions will be charged at £10 per person per week.

To get yourself on the list, just contact us via the "contact us" section of the website, clearly stating you would like to reserve a place and as soon the venue and times are confirmed, we will let you know.

Happy crafting everyone!

Well....here we go.......!

So, here we are.  Finally.  Romany Crafts has a website.  For the last 7 months we have be working from Facebook pages and Etsy, which have been great, but it's so nice to finally give Romany Crafts a shiny, lovely, sparkly new home.

Thanks for stopping by and checking us out.  I will keep the page updated with product progress, launches and tips and tricks that we use to create our lovely items.  Also, over the coming months I hope to showcase other talented businesses and individuals and work with some amazing products.

Check back next week for more updates.