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14 August 2011
UPDATE: Stitch...  and Knitting the City Back Together   
Oops and apology-flavoured greetings to you
What's this extra newsletter for? We hope this EXTRA newsletter finds you well. We're sending it to give you an update to the London Lovedon Heart knitting pattern with an extra free Union Jack Lovedon Heart Pattern (yay!) and also to correct a couple of wrong dates (boo).
What did I miss? For the last full newsletter with competitions, a giant ball of yarn with a love of gin and Battenburg, and a whole lot more see the last Stitch London newsletter by clicking here.

Stitch London learners: We offer learner knitter sessions at the first meeting of each month. Look out for the learner icon (left) to see dates for learner meetings. Places may be limited so please arrive early to sign up.

Want to know what to bring or how it works? See our Learn to Knit and FAQ pages

 UPDATED A Little MORE London Love: Grab yourself a free London Lovedon Heart knitting pattern (no looting necessary).   
UPDATED Arty Knit the Museum We're knitting at Tate Britain and you're all invited.

Socktor Who? See last newsletter.

UPDATED Save the Date: Two book launches, competitions, the chance to take part in a graffiti art piece and special offers. Woo hoo!

Stash Looter Beware See last newsletter.


Stitch London meetings:
For more information on each venue click on 'More info' to go to our Venues page


THURSDAY 18 August 

Time: From 6pm
Venue: Royal Festival Hall (Level 2)
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road
Map More info
 WEDNESDAY 24 August

Time: From 6pm
Venue: EV
The Arches
97-99 Isabella Street

Map More info 

FRIDAY 2 September

Time: From 6 to 10pm
Tate Britain


Map More info 
  MONDAY 5 September 

Time: From 6pm
Venue: Royal Festival Hall (Level 2)
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road

Map  More info

In the last newsletter we sent you links to the free London Lovedon Heart knitting pattern.

Spreading the love a little more Petra Thiemer from Belgium has joined the original pattern maker, Kaja  Kaja Marie Lereng Kvernbakken, to create this free Union Jack Lovedon Heart Knitting Pattern to give the whole of England a little love.

The hearts are now part of a series and Kaja Marie has created an eBook For the Love of... for them all on Ravelry.

You can even add your own if you come up with a good one by emailing her (details on the eBook page).

So there you have it. A little more free love. What's not to like?

See the last newsletter for the previous article with links to the earlier patterns and ways you can help London get back on its feet

Fancy an arty night out with a bit of knitting thrown in? Stitch London are teaming up with London's Tate Britain museum for a night dedicated to their Restless Times exhibition.

The evening explores the vital creativity that Britain produced during the great uncertainty and turbulent change of the first half of the twentieth century, from a contemporary viewpoint through performances, workshops, music, talks and films. Does the art of the past say anything about our own troubled, restless and vibrant life today?
2 September 2011

What's it got to do with knitting? In a workshop inspired by the Restless Times exhibition Stitch London Stitch Sages will be teaching knitting to anyone who wants to learn, and there'll be plenty of room for those who know how to stitch already. The knitted pieces which will then be used to create knitting graffiti in a 'make do and mend' meets-street-art twist. Simple knitted squares will be turned into graffiti butterflies or sheep and will be added to a woolly art installation throughout the evening.

Alongside this sneaky graffiti knitters Knit the City will be installing their woolly mischief around the museum. How many of their woolly artworks can you find as you explore the hallowed halls of one of London's most famous museums?

Join us for an arty night of the knit.

What to bring:
  • Needles and yarn if you want to learn (some will be supplied but you won't be able to take those home)
  • Any brightly coloured yarn if you want to knit graffiti
  • Yourselves and anyone else you fancy bringing along
More info
UPDATE: These dates have been updated. Evil email gremlins messed with the last ones. Apologies!
SAVE THE DATE: Two exclusive events and competitions!

Stitch London cordially invites you to not one but TWO yarn-flavoured book launches! Woo hoo!

This autumn sees the release of two shiny new knitting books with strong Stitch London links and you're invited to eat cake, drink fizzy and celebrate both of them.

Not in London? And if you're not in London you can still WIN a copy of the books! There'll be question competitions for you to enter, and a global photo competition and the chance to join in with a graffiti art piece from anywhere too!

All will be revealed in the next two newsletters

Special Stitch Londoner offers: We'll announce two very special Stitch Londoner offers (which means you get the books cheaper than anyone else just by being a member of Stitch London) very soon. the City: A Whodunnknit set in London by the mysterious Deadly Knitshade.

Knit the City is a collection of the sneaky stitching pictures and stories of London's infamous sneaky stitching graffiti knitting group, Knit the City.

The book also includes two knitting patterns to create a little yarnstorming magic of your own.

SAVE THE DATE: 16 September 2011
To be confirmed


Stitch London: 20 Kooky Ways to Knit the City and more by Stitch London's Chief Woolly Godzilla Wrangler, Lauren O'Farrell

Stitch London crams over 20 kooky little London-flavoured knitting patterns into one lovely book, whether you’re just visiting, striving to survive as a city knitter or just love London to bits there's something in here to make you go squeeeee!

SAVE THE DATE: 5 October 2011
Venue: To be confirmed

Watch this space for fabulous things soon to be announced for both books. Hurrah!

Stitch London

Keep calm and carry yarn, Stitch Londoners.
Stitch London x 
 A woolly Godzilla since 2005
Edited and sewn together with words by Deadly Knitshade
with help from Gertrude Woolsworthy and Gerty's Rage Counseller LondonBusKnitter.
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