Christmas is almost synonymous with a good knit here in the UK!
Probably because we’re all getting excited at the (unlikely) prospect of white Christmas and looking forward to having a real excuse to snuggle up warm by the fire. After all, what better way to do that than while wearing the obligatory Christmas jumper, a thick pair of woolly socks and a cosy blanket to bed down in?
Or how about taking the Christmas knitting a step further and turning your hand to knitting a few decorations for the tree too? Knitted baubles can be as simple or as complicated as you like so they are a perfect activity for getting the little ones involved in on the cold, wintery days.
A top tip for getting started making your own woolly decorations is to try your hand at felting, this requires very little knitting know how and you can turn any fabric with a high cool content in to a fabric for felting by simply washing it at 40 degrees with lots of soap. This allows you to cut Christmassy shapes from your fabric without having to deal with troublesome frayed edges!
You could have a go at making something like these lovely button bag winter hearts!
We are also running a felt scarf workshop next month on the 13th December right here at Needlecase in Tadcaster. The class will be run by the lovely Bridget Bernadette Kahn. Bridget started her first craft club in 2006 and last year launched her second follow her success with the first.