Archive | September, 2011

Heritage Weekend

These past few days (from Thursday 8 September) you could have found us in Jacksons Haberdashery and Wool Department as part of of the National Heritage Open Days – as from Emma’s earlier post here, we were on hand to help people with knitting dilemmas, help new knitters and just have a general chat – sounds like a perfect outcast day.

A special big thank you to all the outcasts that came to help with running the sessions including Melanie Nabarro, Debbie Orr, Kira Moffat and Emma Bradbury. Not forgetting the hard work bringing the pattern booklet together by Pat Lewis and the wonderful designs. Here’s a sneaky few shots from the photo day.

There booklets are a limited first edition run of 100 only, containing 8 patterns to knit and crochet:
* Classic Cloche
* Garden Twisty (crochet)
* Choker (crochet)
* Brioche Stripe
* 40′s Cherry Brooch
* Evening Out Gloves
* Mabel Bonnet
* Heritage Bag

They will be on sale, priced £6, this coming Thursday 15th September, 6-9pm as part of The Vintage Catwalk in Market Place, Reading. Alternatively leave a comment here to reserve a copy and we will be in touch to organise getting the booklet to you.

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The Big Knit 2010

The BIg Knit 2011

Dust off your needles for the return of Innocent’s Big Knit campaign for 2011. This year they are planning some shiny new little hat patterns for their innocent drinks – all in aid of inspiring even greater involvement to raise money for Age Concern.

Image courtesy of Innocent Drinks, Big Knit 2010

For full details, patterns and great galleries go to

The deadline for sending hats to Innocent is 14th October and little hats will start to appear on Innocent drinks in Sainsburys and Boots from 16th November.

Happy knitting …

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Reworking the Old and the New

It’s almost here, Heritage Weekend starts on Thursday (it’s a long weekend, okay..). We will be in Jacksons of Reading from Thursday 11am, running a special beginners knit workshop/ informal knit lounge to a more advanced knit surgery. Pop by and see us, we will be there Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday 11am-3pm. Here’s a sneaky peek of a special A5 booklet created by some of the talented outcasts, costing £6 this first edition is limited to 100 copies containing 8 new designs. Available from Thursday 8th September, grab one before they run out.

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