Thursday, November 17, 2011

Speed Knitting is Back!

Celebrate the UAE's 40th birthday and test your knitting speed at Craft Land's 2nd annual Speed Knitting Competition.
some of the fierce competitors
Join Craft Land on Saturday 26th November from 12 noon to 6pm at Jumeirah Town Centre to help craft a giant U.A.E flag to celebrate the Emirates’ 40th birthday! Everyone is welcome, participants do not need crafting experience – help and materials will be on hand. Participants can craft as many 4 x 4 inch squares as they can – in either green, red, black or white…which will be joined together to build the UAE flag.

And if participants can’t make it on the 26th, they can bring their 4 x 4 inch crafted square to Craft Land during the two weeks from 19th November to 2nd December, where the ever growing flag will be displayed with pride.

2010 winner Melissa

And the fun doesn’t stop there. From 4pm to 6pm Dubai’s second Annual Speed Knitting Championship takes place. Who will knock last year’s victor off top spot and walk away with the prize?! There will be prizes for runners up too!
Where: First Floor Atrium, Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeira Beach Road, Jumeira 1 (next to Mercato)

When: Saturday 26thNovember 2011, craft a flag from 12 noon to 6pm, speed knitting Championship from 4pm to 6pm.

Why: To celebrate the UAE’s 40th birthday in an original and fun way! And to keep pushing Dubai’s knitters to get better and better – we want world class knitters!!

Register:Flag crafters can turn up on the day. Speed Knitters please register ahead by emailing with their name and phone number.

The supportive crowds cheer on the knitters
Well done Mary, our valiant winner 2011


        More lovely knitters

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Craft Land in What's On Magazine

Check out the November issue of What's On Magazine, in Dubai shops now! There is a two-page article on crafting, featuring a "How-To" page to make your own iPad cover with Riana from Craft Land. 
If you would like a PDF copy of the pattern, please email Kay Bruce & she will happily send you one -

Here is the article, be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine too!