Monday, 7 November 2011

Sending your squares

If you live out side of the Crewe area and have kindly made squares to contribute to our project, you can post them to:

Ebor Studio
William Street
OL15 8JP

Make sure you include your name and where you are from and we wil feature your sqqaues on this blog :o)

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Health and Wellbeing Fayre....

Join us for some knitting tomorrow at Seniors Showcase, Health and Wellbeing Fayre, Oakley Building/ Victoria community centre.
All welcome to come and have a knit for our community arts knitting project....

Taking place at: 
Oakley Buildings/Victoria Community Centre, West Street, Crewe. CW1 2PZ

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Workshop at Springfield School

A very big and special Thank You to Springfield School, Crewe, for taking part in a workshop for the Jubilee Gardens Tree Cozy Project...

Friday, 5 August 2011

Track the project

There are a number of ways you can follow the project over the next year, right from the comfort of your armchair!!! 
When you can spare a few mintes away from your clicking knitting needles, have a look at the twitter feed and facebook page for the project. You can respond to us directly, and let us know how your squares are coming along. You can ask us anything you like about the project and leave your comments and feedback...


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Next Free Event...

Join us on the 10th August at Wulvern's Big Summer Fun Day for more knitting!

Venue: Oakley Building, Victoria Centre, Crewe.

Photos from the Crewe Family Fun Day

Thank you to everyone who took the time out to do a spot of knitting for the Tree Cozy Project at the Family Fun Day at Westminster Park a few weekends back.
It was a glorious day, the sun stayed out for us the whole afternoon, and the enthusiasm from the local community was amazing!
Thank you , and enjoy the photos...

Monday, 18 July 2011

Crewe Family Fun Day

This Saturday is the perfect opportunity to join in on the Jubilee Gardens Tree Cozy Project.
From 12 - 6pm this saturday (23rd July) ArtYarn and the Tree Cozy Project group will be on hand to teach you know to knit and crochet so that you can learn a new crafty skill and contribute to the project. If you can knit already you'll be invited to contribute to the project, and you could also offer your skills to the community by teaching a few skills yourself!

There will be plenty of materials to use, we'll have a range of patterns for you to look through and you'll be able to see some of the creative knitting and crochet thats already been made for the project.

See you there!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


The past couple of weeks have been really productive , with the number of squares for the Tree Cozy growing by the day!!
Alongside creating many of their own patches, ArtYarn have invited some of their local knititng groups to take part and would like the thank the following crafty communities...

Many thanks to Barbra from the Disctric Coffee House Knitting Club in Burnley who has donated a big bag full of brightly coloured knitted and crocheted patches.

Also Many thanks to the Ebor Fibre class who have been testing out new stitches on their knitted patches for the project.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011


The Tree Cozy Project has been shortlisted for The Jubilee Peoples Millions 

Please ring 0871 626 88 32.
Calls cost 11p and you can ring up to 10 times from the same number.

The Tree Cozy project seeks to connect over 2000 people of all ages and backgrounds in the making of a vibrant piece of public art within Jubilee Gardens, Crewe. Older people will work with all ages of the community to deliver workshops in schools, community centres, residential older people’s homes, ethnic minority groups, and people with learning and physical disabilities, to create knitted tree sleeves, lamppost banners, and tree plaques.

The legacy of the project for future generations to enjoy will be a wrought iron archway, and railings, and the production of an animated film that will educate a younger audience about our environmental responsibilities. A grand Mad Hatters Tea Party will showcase the project and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style. The project aims to reach over 8000 local people.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

New squares

Many thanks to Patsy and Norma of the Ebor Studio Craft group for making some squares for the Jubilee Gardens Tree Cosy Project.

ArtYarn have also been busy with the crochet hook and knitting needles this week... look at our lovely creations....

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Snazzy Squares!

Once you have mastered the art of knitting, you may prefer to knit straight garter(knit) stitch squares.
Or, you might want to use this opportunity to try something new out.
Maybe you would like to try out a new stitch, try knitting with two or more colours, or even knit a motive and stitch it to a square.

If you are an experienced knitter, or you have been learning the basics and want to try something a little bit different, you have come to the right place!

There are going to be literally hundreds (if not thousands) of squares that will be joined together to make our fabulous tree cozy project, so you want your square to be noticed , right?

Over the next 12 months we'll be adding to our IDEAS PAGE, where you can gain free access to many patterns and creative knitting techniques in order for you to learn as well as contribute to our wonderful community project.

Click on each link that is next to the knitted square you would like to have a go at and it will take you to a new website containing the patterns and techniques you need to make a square with a difference.

If you are stuck on any of the patterns, why not leave a comment and we'll get back to you with some handy tips!

Here are 4 taster squares to get you started.

Modular Rainbow: use one colour to perfect the technique, or many colours if you want to try something a bit different!

Afhan Squares for the more experienced knitter, or why not try improving your skills with these patterns!

Happy Sun Square: You can also embellish your knitted square with knitted motives!

Selection of knit and purl patterns - from easy to intermediate

Opening event: 4/6/11

Last weekend saw the launch event of the Tree Cozy Project.
Held at The Wool Shop in Crewe, local crafters and the towns officials attended in support of the project and got the the project off to a super start!
We we're joined by the Granada TV crew, and the local radio station Red Shift Radio.

Many thanks to Pam Girwood at The Wool Shop for hosting a wonderful event and to everyone who attended and knitted a square to add to the collection of knitted squares that will grow and grow over the next 12 months.

Many thanks to The Seniors Voice group and to Adrian &  Deb Lindop.


We have now created a facebook group so that we can keep you all updated on whats happening with the Tree Cozy Project! Please follow us and click Like, we'd love you to leave comments, upload your photos and mention us to your facebook buddies!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Launch events

To celebrate the lunch of our wonderful new project we invite you the Tree Cozy Project launch event. Come and join us for an afternoon of knitting, crochet, tea and cakes! 

The event is completely free and everyone is welcome to come along.
If you want to learn how to knit then this is the perfect opportunity to get started.

The launch event takes place at The Wool Shop , 2/4 West Street, Crewe CW1 3HA.

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Welcome to the blog for The Tree Cosy Project At Jubilee Gardens, Crewe. We hope that this blog will inspire you to get those knitting needles and crochet hooks working to create your very own contribution to our project. 

If you would like some instructions on how to take part in the project please click HERE for all of the info you need to get started.

New to knitting? fear not! we can get you started in no time via our online resources. Click HERE!

If you are an accomplished knitter, then why not use this project to try out a new stitch pattern.
We will be adding to an archive of different knitting stitches over the next few months, and you can acces them HERE.

And now the fun begins!
There is no end to how you can design your squares, from the colour you choose to the stitch you make.
ArtYarn have started to make squares to add to the collection, which will grow and grow over the next 12 months.

To start with here are a few snaps of some of the knitted squares ArtYarn have been making...