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27 June 2013
Stitch...   and celebrating Stitch New York 

Splendiferous city knitting greetings to you !

Start spreading the neewwwwwws! You're knitting todaaaaaay! You'll stitch up crazy parts of it! STITCH NEW YORK! STITCH NEW YOOOOOOORK! This newsletter we're celebrating upcoming American Independence Day by waving the splendiferous Stitch New York at you in fibre-based firework style! Woo hoo!
Fancy a piece of the city that never stops knitting? Read on...

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Wander into the woolly wonder below...


Wanna stitch up a part of the Big Apple? Grab Stitch New York and fuggedaboutit!
Hot on the heels of the Stitch London book comes a knitting book that never sleeps. Stitch New York (published by David and Charles and conjured by Stitch London's woolly Godzilla wrangler Lauren O'Farrell) is released into the wild! Bada bing!

The book features a whole load of Big Apple-themed knits including:
  • Handmade Holly Golightly
  • Woolly Woody Allen
  • Little Lady Liberty
  • Small Yellow Taxi (that rolls on button wheels!)
  • Snap the Sewer Alligator
  • Scuttle the Cockroach
  • Blockbuster Beanie and Lights, Camera, Action Legwarmers
  • The Pooch Poncho (if you want to see a dog dressed as the Easter Bunny now is your chance)
  • A crazy combo of guerrilla gardening and graffiti knitting and loads more.

Stitch New York goes virtual

In even more exciting news Stitch New York patterns are also all available individually online! so you can try one out before you fall madly in love and buy the book.

Wanna bag yourself a free pattern of your choice? We have six chances to win in our Stitch New York give away. Yay!

To win a your choice of two Stitch New York PDF patterns answer the easy peasy question below:

New York's famous large lady statue is known by which name?

A: Big Barbara of Bountifulness
B: Humongous Hannah of Helpfulness
C: The Statue of Liberty
D: Giant Gertrude of Generosity

To enter drop us an email at with:  

• The subject line"I wanna Stitch New York!" (Please make sure you enter the right subject otherwise your entry might get missed) 
• Answer A, B, C or D
• Your full name, address and the email you wish to be contacted on (if different from the one you're sending from)
As with most Stitch London competitions anyne can enter. Even if you live outside the UK. The deadline for the competition is 19 July at 8pm.

Want to buy Stitch New York right now? You can get your paws on a copy of Stitch New York at loads of online shops here or demand it at your local book store. You can even get a copy of Stitch London free if you hurry!

Part of all sales of Stitch books go towards keeping Stitch London stomping. So it's a good cause. :)

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends 19 July 2013 at 8pm. 3. No cash alternatives. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and sent an email  after the closing date. 5. Competition open to everyone, including people outside London and the UK.


 Celebrating the 4th of July with fibre-based fireworks we're having a little party and you're all invited.

Meet the Stitch New York knits

Stitch New York's little big city knits will be strutting their stitched stuff at the Royal Fesitval Hall on the Thursday 4th of July in the Sunley Pavillion on the third floor.

Sing Moon River with Handmade Holly Golightly, worry about life with Woolly Woody Allen and get carried away by crafty King Kong.

This will be your chance to see the knits in person, meet the author and Stitch London founder Lauren 'Deadly Knitshade' O'Farrell, and get your copy of the book signed just for you.

There'll also be an exhibition of all the makes from the Stitch London book, so you might just get chance for a chinwag with The Queen and her tiny corgis, or a tweet from Cooey the Pigeon.

Date: Thursday July 4th

Venue: Royal Fesitval Hall, Sunley Pavillion, Third Floor
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road

Time: 6pm till 8.30pm

We'll be holding our regular weekly Stitch Up downstairs in the usual place afterwards so stick around.

 LONDON EVENT: Stitch London at Southbank Centre's 'Festival of Neighbourhood' Village Fair

Stitch london will be getting their public stitch on at the Southbank Centre's Festival of Neighbourhood Village Fair on August 24th.

There'll also be a craft swap on August 25th. Woo hoo!

There'll be all sorts of village-flavoured madness going on around us from bake offs to dog shows and crafty stuff and everything in between.

Find out more about the big event here


Stitch London Stitch Up events:

Stitch London's free multi-craft Stitch Up events take place in London every single week. Bring along your current craft project and make things in the company of your fellow makers. It doesn't matter what kind of craft you do or how brilliant or bad you are at it. Come along and get your public craft on.

Help spread the love of the knit: Stitch London's Stitch Sages can offer to teach the basics of knitting for free at any Stitch London Stitch Up. Find out how you can help on our Stitch Sage page.

Stitch London needs you and your needles!

Learn to Knit: You can also learn to knit for free if you find a lovely Stitch Sage wearing their Stitch Sage badge. More info on free knitting lessons and our free How to Knit booklet

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We'll let you get back to work now. Or stealing post it notes from the office stationery cupboard, drawing eyes on them and sticking them to your face to pretend you're not sleeping at your desk.
Keep calm and carry yarn, Stitch Londoners.

Stitch London 
A woolly Godzilla since 2006
Edited and sewn together with words by Deadly Knitshade and her giant knitted squid Plarchie, who really wants to eat you all but she won't let him. No knitted pigeons were harmed in the making of this newsletter.
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