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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Knitting and Stitching Show Ticket Giveaway

October has been a somewhat strange month which I will hopefully be able to tell you more about sometime soon, and now November is already with us and in only a couple of weeks time I will be setting up my stand at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate. The show runs from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th November. I've exhibited here several times before but for the first time my stand will be in the modern part of the complex in the Textile Gallery. If you're coming to the show you can find me on stand number TG103.

I've got lots and lots of yarn and patterns and books and kits, with quite a few new products launching at the show and I've also got 6 tickets to give away to 6 lucky readers of the blog. The tickets are valid for any one of the four days of the show but can only be used once and gives you free entry to the show. Because of the nature of the giveaway this one is only open to UK readers and will close this Sunday the 10th November at midnight BST. You must include an email address in your entry and you must reply to me on Monday 11th November with your postal address as I will be sending the tickets out on Tuesday 12th November by first class post.

(No cash alternative is available. The tickets are non-refundable and the prize does not include cost of travel to or from Harrogate or any other associated expenses)

So to win a ticket what do you have to do? Simply tell me what you think this piece of equipment is for. If no one gets it right don't worry, I'll just pick the six most inventive answers! And I'll reveal just what it is next week. Need a clue? It uses wool!


And good luck! I look forward to reading your entries.

for now,
Ruby xxx


Helen McIntosh said...

I love it! It looks really heavy duty, doesn't it? Like farm equipment! Is it some sort of vice or press? I don't know, maybe for squeezing water out of the wool or making it hold a shape? Can you tell I'm guessing...?

Judith said...

Is it Ghandi's spinning wheel? I saw the article on the BBC pages and thought I had seen that picture before and thought of your post. If not the BBC post is still of interest.

sandp said...

It's a machine for making wool rugs. The strap goes around the foot to provide the action!

Cottonon said...

It is shown upside down. When the strap is pulled down by foot action, a needle pops up and thrusts the wool through cloth to make a rug.

Two Wednesdays said...

I think it is for cutting rug wool. I remember you could get precut packs from Readicut (which probably explains the name!)

mags said...

I also think it is for cutting heavy duty wool, if not perhaps its for when you hate what you've knitted o help you chop it up,with great satisfaction!

Anonymous said...

My first thought too was for cutting rug wool, however reading other comments I also now agree it is for actually making rugs.

Carol said...

I am unable to identify the item but, because it looks so robust, think it is probably used in a process involving "tension"
Carol xx