How we got Hoooked July 17, 2016 10:32 1 Comment

Thursday was one of those lovely afternoons that reminds me why running Craft Club is the coolest job ever. Hannah and I spend the afternoon experimenting with making  animations and taking delivery of a stream of parcels full of crafty goodies.

The best of the deliveries was an enormous pair of boxes from the guys at Hoooked, with tons and tons Zpagetti jersey yarn - jackpot!

London Craft Club and Zpagetti

Hoooked and London Craft Club

Starting London Craft Club has been a crazy journey, and one of the best things about it has been discovering that the craft community's warmth and friendliness extends to the businesses involved in it too. The team at Hoooked has supported us from almost the beginning, with helpful advice, patterns, ideas and yarn to experiment with.

Hoooked zpagetti and London Craft Clulb

What I love so much about the Hoooked range (apart from the enormungous choice of colour and texture) is the way it knits or knots up. This week at the 50+ Show we met tons of dedicated, skilled crafters and they were fascinated with Hoooked Zpagetti. Our Arm Knitting sessions were mobbed with people, proving that even the most experienced crafters can still get excited about new crafty finds!

London Craft Club teaches Arm Knitting with Hoooked Zpagetti at the 50+ Show

So scroll down for some of my favourite examples of how using jersey yarn for simple modern patterns give stylish results. It's super fast to work with, and it's one of the few crafty supplies that is genuinely recyled, being made from the jersey offcuts of the fashion industry.

We do macrame with it - it's lovely to work with as it's soft...

Macrame with London Craft Club

And here's my favouite speedy knit project ever created by the brilliant Riannon Selcuk

Knitted by I Make Knotes

This is the reason I want to learn to crochet - look at that gorgeous texture. Click here for the free pattern

ipod sleeve with Hoooked

So a massive thanks to Hoooked for all the support over the years - come and try it out yourself at our next Macrame class in August!

London Craft Club macrame

(London Craft Club HQ)