WE WON!

Hugely exciting news, our book KNIT YOUR OWN ZOO won the Best Book for 2014 at the British Knitting Awards. What makes it particularly special, it was voted for by you all. As a sort of thank you and to celebrate Wool Week here is a competition. Can you name five dogs from the photograph [...]

October 12th, 2014|Comments Off on WE WON!

A knitted dog really is for Christmas

We have been included in both the Guardian and Telegraph Christmas present guides this year, here are the links http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/interactive/2012/nov/27/christmas-gift-guide-presents-ideas-interactive and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/christmas-gift-ideas/9721105/Christmas-2012-the-Telegraph-Christmas-gift-list.html and our site is now open and selling, books, kits, dogs, cats, notebooks and notecards, with more to come next year, when our shop will be expanding into a department store, with several [...]

December 8th, 2012|Comments Off on A knitted dog really is for Christmas

Daily Mail

We've made it into the Daily Mail sidebar, our little Dachshund and Pointer are featured between Christina Aguilera and Courtney Cox, and quite near Rhianna and Rylan, we're so proud. Here's the  (incredibly long) link http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2234120/We-knit-merry-Christmas-Adorable-new-books-teach-make-woolly-reindeer-fluffy-dogs-unique-thrifty-gifts-impress-family-friends.html Do feel free to like/Tweet/Pinterest/Tumblr us

November 19th, 2012|Comments Off on Daily Mail

BEST IN SHOW 25 MORE DOGS TO KNIT AND BLACK SHEEP

Here is one of the loveliest dogs in our new book, Best in Show, 25 more dogs to knit. We will be showing him and all our others AND our knitwear, kits, books, notebooks etc etc at MADE in London from 26-28th October at One Marylebone, here is the link:http://www.madelondon.org if you would like more [...]

October 18th, 2012|Comments Off on BEST IN SHOW 25 MORE DOGS TO KNIT AND BLACK SHEEP

AT LAST……A WORKSHOP

For those who want to know how to assemble the pug's head, work an i-cord tail, shape a dog's head and many of the more complex methods used to make a knitted dog, we are running a two day workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on October 12th and 13th. During the [...]

September 23rd, 2012|Comments Off on AT LAST……A WORKSHOP

COME AND SEE US AT STITCH AND CRAFT AT OLYMPIA

From Thursday 15th March to Sunday 18th at Olympia, we'll be there, come and see us, bring us your questions and comments, bring us your dogs and cats, we'll have a good selection with us, plus books, which we'll be delighted to sign, and for the first 50 customers, a free knitting bag too. Here's [...]

March 10th, 2012|Comments Off on COME AND SEE US AT STITCH AND CRAFT AT OLYMPIA

A TRIBUTE TO UGGIE the canine Kenneth Branagh

We felt we had to make our own tribute to Uggie the undisputed star of The Artist, so here he is with the oscar that he won't be receiving, so we've made him his own. Here he is again performing his famous lying on his back trick. and again on the red carpet. You can [...]

January 27th, 2012|Comments Off on A TRIBUTE TO UGGIE the canine Kenneth Branagh

CORRECTIONS IN KNIT YOUR OWN CAT

We are sorry to have to admit that there are several mistakes in Best in Show knit your own Cat, or if you are American, just Knit your own Cat. We checked and re-checked the patterns and so did our publishers, but a few have slipped through, spotted by the eagle eyed, Karol and Gill, [...]

January 17th, 2012|Comments Off on CORRECTIONS IN KNIT YOUR OWN CAT

KNITTED STAFFIE FOR BATTERSEA DOG’S HOME

We have just been working on a particularly exciting commission. Battersea Dog's Home asked us to make a life-sized Staffordshire Bull Terrier, for their 'Staffies they're softer than you think' campaign which was launched last week. Here are some photographs of the work in progress: And here  it is finished - looking, as I'm sure [...]

November 27th, 2011|Comments Off on KNITTED STAFFIE FOR BATTERSEA DOG’S HOME

CAT AND DOG CLINIC

Need advice on how to knit your own dog or cat? Come and talk to Joanna Osborne at the City Books 25th Birthday Festival at the Old Market, Hove on Sunday 16th October from 2-3 p.m.  If you bring a photo of your own dog or cat, Jo will help you to create a replica, [...]

October 11th, 2011|Comments Off on CAT AND DOG CLINIC