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Hello and Welcome to Nixneedles

My name is Nicola (or Nix as I was known growing up).  I have been interested in crafts and making things for as many years as I can remember and was fortunate enough to grow up around talented parents who were both highly creative in their own ways.

Following their death, it became apparent to me what a great depth of support and information I had taken for granted and how many skills are being lost with each generation that passes.  This website is my attempt at pulling as much information together as I can and building an electronic encyclopedia of crafts if you like that people can use and learn from.

In the fullness of time my dream is that this website will cover crafts and hobbies new and old.  That information will be here to help both the complete beginner and the serious crafter.

Please feel free to browse this site and follow its development.  I would welcome your thoughts and ideas on how it could be developed, but more importantly I hope you enjoy interacting with it, as much as I am enjoying writing it.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free knitting patterns are available for you to knit and enjoy.  New patterns are added at regular intervals, so please watch out for them.  If there is anything you would like to request please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to design it for you.

How To Knit

Learn How to Knit with our simple step by step guide including how to knit, how to purl, how to cast on and how to cast off.

Project of the Month

Heart Cafetiere & Tea Cosy
Heart Themed Tea Cosy and Cafetierre Cosy especially for Valentines Day

Coming Next Month

Panda Outfit

tiny tears hat

Tiny Tears Panda Themed Outfit