With giant beanies out and the sun blazing, our KnitFest at Wandering Boutique, sponsored by Somewhereto_, was a perfect chill-out session. Elisa from Tada Notebooks was a real natural once we got her started, the hardest part for her was deciding if she wanted a blue hat or a cream one (a little hot to wear a woolly hat we admit but who knows with UK weather!). We also taught a very enthusiastic, little boy how to cast on while his mother was browsing the other vendors and dare we say he was pretty good! Pip (top-right) is concentrating hard with her first mini project, a cup cozy from our S&S kits; and us Jens are knitting a jumper and baby booties. Loads of woolly wonders going on that day!
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A lovely mention by Katie Betty Jones Textiles at our high street heist last Friday.
Some snaps from The Wandering Boutique, part of the @somewhereto_LDN #highstreetheist :
1) Learning to knit with the lovely Stitch & Story: stitchandstory.tumblr.com
2) Button rings by Too Much Toot: toomuchtoot.co.uk
3) Emma of Rasberry B Boutique: raspberrybboutique.co.uk
4) Tada Notebooks:tadanotebooks.co.uk
5) Pop- up shop store front!
6) Some of my bits & pieces
7) Stitch & Story’s stand
8) Esoteric London: http://esoteric-london.co.uk/
9) Man with flowers, getting all Morrisey with the super talented Susana Silva who came to perform to support the event: https://twitter.com/SusanaSMusic
10) Zeke jewellery: http://zeke-jewellery-and-accessories.myshopify.com
It was a great day & I’m sorry there aren’t more photos of all the stalls! I would also recommend checking out the superbly talented Ladybird Likes: http://www.ladybirdlikes.com & Gemma Goldstone: http://www.gemmagoldstone.com
All photographs © Christopher Young 2013
It was such an honour to have been invited to Somewhereto_’s stakeholders show on Thursday morning, including attendees from Big Lottery Fund (BIG), various business owners, companies, brands, and investors. We were given the limelight on stage through a mini Q&A session about Stitch & Story’s woolly venture and a mock-up high street was created by The Little Big Garden design team including a giant ball of yarn, spool, and needles! Other great start-up businesses who took part in the event included Pause Magazine, Something About Elizabeth, Bluebird Tea Company and The Hip Hop Orchestra (with live art work provided by young people Morgan Davy and Valery Pannetier).
The event was to showcase just some of the fantastic work Somewhereto_ have helped over the past years including supporting entrepreneurs like S&S, as well as musicians, performers and artists, by giving them a platform/space to realise their dreams. For Stitch & Story, Somewhereto_ was there for us right from the beginning when all we had was one great idea and some beautifully knitted products. By giving us free trading space at Spitalfields Market, we were able to test our business idea and gain real customer feedback before jumping headlong into business. This subsequently gave us the confidence to turn our passion for knitting into a real business plan. We then began successfully selling through different channels including online on Etsy, Things British in Carnaby Street, as well as knitting personalised commissions via our Facebook fan page, and holding knitting classes! The ongoing support and encouragement from Somewhereto_ was so important to making all this happen, especially in today’s current economic climate.
Jen & Jennifer,
co-Founders of Stitch & Story
For the full article about the event and about Somewhereto_, click here.