If you’ve been watching the news lately you’ll know that there’s been a mass problem across the globe when it comes to transporting goods to and from various contributing countries. We’re currently dealing with food shortages on shelves, fuel shortages and transportation issues. Ordering online from around the world is seeming pretty unreliable at this moment in time, everything is uncertain and we all have the dreaded C word on the horizon. That’s right - Christmas!
It seemed only fitting for us to talk about how important it is to shop locally this winter. Not only is it going to be way more reliable, you’re supporting small businesses and helping your local economy whilst our post-Covid crisis happens in the background of society.
We’ve compiled a list of Stitch Christmas essentials to help get your ideas and creative juices flowing. If you’re a knitter, browse our knitting kits. If you’ve never knitted before and fancy a go at making some presents yourself this year, book onto one of our craft workshops to learn how! Even if you know someone that loves to knit, why not give them the gift of a Stitch kit this year? See what you fancy!
Suitable for beginners and quick and easy to make. This kit is our ultimate go-to this winter. Whether you’re making it for someone else or you’re giving the gift or kits this year, they’re going to love it. Pick your favourite colours and get started!
The ultimate winter essential. This headband really does make the perfect gift. The softest merino yarn in the kit is a guaranteed winter head warmer and the pattern is simple and easy to follow, your friends will love it!
Last year this kit went down a storm. This kit is perfect for beginners looking to advance their skills in knitting. Plus, who doesn’t love a bobble hat for the chilly weather? The yarn in the kit is 100% British, making it cozy, soft and warm. Choose their favourite colour and give them the perfect homemade gift this Christmas.
A gorgeous and personal gesture. This is the ideal gift for someone extra special. Suitable for beginners, this scarf uses basic knitting techniques to get you fully clued up on knitting. You can choose their favourite colour and give it to them for Christmas, a present they’ll treasure forever!
Crochet garments have been bang on trend this year. We’ve noticed a few major shops supplying them for really cheap prices, this is sad to see as there’s a lot of work that goes into making a crocheted item of clothing! With that in mind, it’s time to stop fast fashion and get making some yourself. This hat is a guaranteed present pleaser, can be worn all year round (just pick the appropriate colours!) and will make all their friends super jealous.
The perfect prezzie for a little one! Make them a little toy that will last forever. Choose for a variety of animals and let them create their own world. If you’re local to Nantwich, pop into the Stitch store to see what we’ve done with our cute critters, it’s adorable.
If you’re not feeling confident enough to make your own gifts from our Stitch Kits, booking yourself onto one of our craft workshops will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to get started with a project! This winter we’re hosting learn to crochet workshops, a learn to kniw workshop as well as Christmas workshops. So, if you fancy learning new skills this winter book now!
Although it seems early to think about Christmas, we think it’s super important to be prepared for all circumstances. So, with that in mind, learning how to knit really is a start and making your own gifts for your loved ones this year is an absolute must! There really is no time like the present and with three months to go until the big day, you’ve got plenty of time to get a headstart. After all - you’ll be totally in control of delivering your gifts in time.
If you need some more inspiration why not pop and see us in-store? If you’re local to Nantwich, it’s full to the brim with local shops where you can get plenty of Christmas present inspo! Otherwise keep an eye out on shops near you and see what they have in-store instead of shopping at your regular major stores.
If you’re ordering your kits online - we recommend ordering sooner rather than later due to there being a wait with post at the moment. ❤