Use 3.75mm or 4mm needles; Double Knit red yarn and small quantity of black yarn.

Cast on 60 stitches in Red yarn

Rows 1 – 8:  K2, P2 across whole row.

Change to black yarn

Row 9: Knit 2 stitches together across the row (30 stitches).

Row 10:  Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together then pass the slip stitch over, repeat across the whole row (10 stitches).

Break off yarn leaving a tail and thread back through remaining stitches and pull tight.

Join edges.


Dear Knitter or Crocheter,

Thank you for offering to knit/crochet poppies for this Royal British Legion (Women's Section) project.

Use red and black yarn (preferably acrylic).  We are currently using Stylecraft DK acrylic “Lipstick” red, but other red yarn is perfect.

When you have completed as many as you want to, please post one of the addresses below.  If have a friend who would like to be involved, please let me know and I will forward details.


Pauline Farman, 19 Mayfield Park, Perrott's Brook, Cirencester, Glos., GL7 7BH.

Ashley's, Woolshop, Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PF







DK yarn, preferably acrylic.  Red and a small amount of black.   and 4 mm hook

English terms used

st = stitch.  ch = chain.  Dc = double crochet.  Tr = treble  ss = slip stitch 


Using black yarn

R1 – Ch4, ss into first ch to form a ring.

Change to red yarn

R2 – 3 ch (not a st), 15tr into ring, ss under beginning 3ch – 16 sts

R3 – 3ch (not a st), 2 tr in each tr and in ss – 32 sts.

R4 – 3ch (2tr in next st, 2 tr, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, 2 tr, 2 tr in next st, 2 ch) x 4 except on last repeat work only 1 ch, ss under beginning 3 ch.  Fasten off.

Wednesday 21st March 2012 - Dorset Button Workshop

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Price: £20



Heather has kindly offered to repeat the successful session she did last summer, on how to make Dorset Buttons. Bring along yarn and coloured cotton thread (and curtain rings if you have them, if not some will be available).


Sunday 29th April 2012 - "Wonderwool" 

Location: The Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.  

Please let us know if you are interested in coming, this Festival is a must for all fibreholics! Entrance tickets can be purchased and Workshops places booked in advance on line to save time on the day. For more information, visit the Wonderwool website.


Saturday 12th May  2012- The Back to Back Challenge

Location: The Rare Breed Farm, Guiting Power.

Come along to this exciting, charity event in aid of Cotswold Care Hospice. Please let us know if you are able to help on the day, or alternatively just come along to support Gaynor, Bridget and Marian who are in the competition team! 

For more information, please see the Press Release.


Wednesday 16th May 2012 - Spinning Fancy Yarns Workshop 

Location: Deerpark 

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Price: £20 

Bridget will be showing us how to spin more exciting combinations of fibre, using a range of different techniques. Please bring along fleece, and any other materials you think may be suitable ie coloured cotton thread, ribbon, silk, beads etc.


Wednesday 6th June 2012 - Jubilee Lunch

Location: Trudy's Home (for more info, please get in touch via our Contact Us page)

All welcome from 10.30 onwards, bring your knitting/spinning wheel and a contribution to the lunch please. 



Saturday 16th June 2012-World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP)

Location: Abbey Home Farm


"World Wide Knit in Public," is the largest knitter run event in the world, put together by volunteers. The aim is to encourage more knitting in the community by coming together and enjoying each other's company whilst knitting in a public place.
We will be at Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, from 10am-4pm, offering Knitting Lessons to Children, supplying needles and wool in exchange for a donation to Cotswold Care Hospice.

Come along and join us, see link below for directions

Please remember to respect the eating and drinking rules on the organic farm and
DO NOT bring your own food or drink or even snacks into any part of the building
or on the terraces. They do have a lovely cafe, where food and drinks can be
purchased all day.



Wednesday 20th 2012 June-Knitted Dolls

Location: Deerpark

Time: 09.30-12.30pm

Lynne W. has organised a friend to come along and show us how to knit character dolls that are used by an educational psychologist...mummy daddy, policeman, teacher, doctor etc...for use in counselling.  She will bring the patterns, just bring along wool and needles, sounds like fun and a very worthwhile group project.


Set of knitted Child
                      Therapy Dolls




Wednesday 4th July 2012 - Dyeing Workshop 

Time: 09.30am-3.30pm
Price £20.00

Marian and Bridget will show us how to achieve some stunning results using weld, indigo and cochineal.  Please bring washed fleece in a bra/tights laundry bag and or washed hand spun yarn, all must be clearly identifiable.  Also bring a packed lunch and your own bucket or bowl.


 Wednesday 21st November 2012 - Felting


Time: 09.30am-12.30pm

Price £15.00

Learn how to make a beautiful CORSAGE, fit to adorn your winter coat, using the wet felting technique.  Heather will be leading us in another inspiring workshop, come along and join in the fun and be creative.


 Wednesday 19th June 2013- Dyeing Workshop



Price £20

Another inspiring session dyeing with Marian and Bridget, this time using Madder and Weld. Bring along your spun yarn and washed fleece, clearly identified in a laundry bag.  You will also need a bucket or bowl and a packed lunch.


Dyeing Workshop with Marian and