Author Archives: White Hill Crafts

Winter shawl in Malabrigo Ivy yarn

A winter shawl

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The Doughnuts of Oz

There must be something in the air because a second theatrical enterprise recently put out a request for volunteers to send in crocheted cakes for their upcoming Christmas show. Having enjoyed crocheting cakes for Scottish theatre company Starcatchers, I thought I’d make some more.

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Sometimes it Snows in April Cross Stitch

My Purple Passion

I’d never quite understood those people who you see grieving for celebrities that they didn’t know. However on 21 April 2016, all that changed. I’m a huge Prince fan. I was heartbroken when I heard that he had died and it was all that I could think about in the following days. Prince had been a part of my life for 33 years. That’s a long time.  Continue reading

Alexandra Palace

The Autumn 2017 Knitting and Stitching Show – part two

When I visited the Knitting and Stitching Show on Thursday I just walked straight into the venue, but on Saturday it was much busier and the queue to get in snaked all the way back to the car park. Luckily it was a beautiful sunny morning and it provided an opportunity to talk to some lovely crafty ladies who were in the queue. Continue reading

The Knitting and Stitching Show Autumn 2017

The Autumn 2017 Knitting and Stitching Show – part one

So the London Knitting and Stitching show is over for another year. I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy going to this show and last week’s offering didn’t disappoint. The autumn show is held at Alexandra Palace, or Ally Pally as it is lovingly known. The venue is a short distance north of central London and, with it being up on a hill, it has a spectacular panoramic view of the city. It’s set in 196 acres of parkland, which every year I promise myself I will go and visit. I was lucky enough to be able to visit on two days this year, which meant I could take a more leisurely pace looking around everything.

View of London from Alexandra Palace

View of London from Alexandra Palace

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Fabric, Fields and French Knots

On one of the last sunny days of summer I visited the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk. I had visited once before and loved it because it’s full of local history, with lots of old buildings and open space to explore.

Suffolk countryside

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