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Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS


Everybody here is getting very excited as the date for the Knitting and Stitching Show 2012 is now upon us.

We have been working hard to pull together the best and most exciting things in Winnie’s Craft Café to bring to the RDS.
Here are some of our favourites:-

Zpagetti Hoooked crochet bag kits.  We found this product at a trade show in Cologne earlier this year.  The yarn is recycled from the offcuts of products such as Zara t-shirts.  Each batch is different and will probably never be replicated exactly.  The yarn is thick and stretchy and perfect for products such as funky bags.  We have 3 types of bag kits and one decorative vase cover kit available in a selection of colours.  And we are delighted to announce that we will have a competition during the show for one of these kits!

Injabulo Buttons – a firm favourite with our customers all year round.  We have stocked up on all designs and will have them there for you to browse to your heart’s content.
Needles and Hooks – we are delighted with our new needle and hook supplier, Addi.  Their products are wonderful to work with – and they look great too!  We will have the full selection at the show for you to browse.  We will also have lovely Addi Click Sets and accessories – we have the Basic, Lace and Bamboo sets for you to drool over.

Everybody loves a good party and we are bringing the Drops Alpaca Party to our stand!  We stock the full range of Drops Yarn in the shop and sell it online.  On our stand throughout the show we will have the Drops Alpaca range which is featured in their Alpaca Party – a wonderful 25%off offer from now until the end of December.  Come and have a feel – of the alpaca, that is – and we guarantee that you will fall in love!

You can’t beat a good book – and we will bring along plenty for you to choose from.  We have all the Jean Greenhowe series in stock, the 20 to make books including the latest “Granny Squares” and lots lots more.

Greeting cards – you loved our Knit and Purl range last year so they are on the list for packing, along with our new range from Compost Heap – we know ewe’ll love them (if you like lots of sheep jokes!) 
Colinette is one of our favourite hand-dyed brands and we will have a selection of Perugino Throw Kits for you to choose from.  So cosy that you will want to knit all night rather than get up and take it off your lap!  Jitterbug sock yarn is also lining up to hop into our boxes and we are bringing the delicious ribbon yarn, Giotto, too!

In case you are shopping for Christmas presents we will pack a few things from the china cabinet in the café - a few cute “tea for one” sets and some other quirky gift ideas.
The more you buy, the more you save on Rico Can Can.  As we are having an Alpaca party we thought we would throw in some specials on Rico Can Can yarn too.  We will have the 200g print balls with us (one ball makes 2 scarves) and will have special deals off our already low prices when you buy more than one ball.

You may also find some surprise bargains that we throw in the van at the last minute!  Be sure and check us out!  The show runs from 1st - 4th November in the RDS Dublin.


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