Wednesday, 18 June 2014


Today we celebrate four years of Darn It & Stitch. Thanks a million for all your support so far. Let's see what else we can squeeze in to these four walls this coming year.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Crafty Networking event at the Pitt Rivers Museum Thursday 6th March

Crafty Networking event at the Pitt Rivers Museum Thursday 6th March. It's free and there will be a talk by basket weaver Sherry Doyal on her craft and its link to the collections of the Pitt Rivers.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Calling all you creatives!

For a little while now Helen, the director of O3 Gallery and I have been developing a series of events to bring the creative community of Oxford together. We have recently been able to join forces with the lottery funded Need Make Use team at the Pitt Rivers Museum and as a result 'Crafty Networking' has been born.

The idea of these events is to bring together anyone with a creative interest together to meet and mingle. We like to think of it as a melting pot of skills and ideas with inspiration a plenty. We would love you to join us, whether you are a practicing artist, are working in a creative profession, or are interested in developing your creative career.

To kick off the event illustrator Phillip J Jones will talk about his own practice and experience. Please have of read of the information below and the Pitt Rivers Museum events page, and I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

We are 3!

Darn It & Stitch is three years old on 18th June 2013 and my my haven't we grown!
A huge thank you and a high five for your continued loyalty, enthusiasm and of course spending of your hard earned pennies within these four little walls. We wouldn't be here with out you.

So, its onwards and upwards with many more gorgeous and brilliant products to come this year. 

See you all soon!

Jo x

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Summer School of Stitch

Simple Summer Stitching with Anna of Custom Made UK

Want the good news? It’s not long now till school’s out for summer !

Want the even gooder news? At Pinworks, there’ll be no putting chairs on desks and tidying away rulers! Oh no, no. We’ll be cleaning off our blackboard, and polishing our pins for our exciting new Summer School.

Yes, we’re working with the lovely Anna of Custom Made UK to bring you a small but perfectly formed series of short classes to help beginner and younger sewers get started on the sewing ladder.

Cherry pick your favourite class, or choose them all – it’s up to you. Just don’t forget to bring an apple for teacher! (Only joking... we’ll have enough cake to go round for everyone!)

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Lesson 1: Customise a plain t – shirt
7th July 2-4pm. £23 per person
Bring a t-shirt that needs some love and Anna will show you how to add a pocket and sleeve detail – result? Instant zsush!

Lesson 2: Make a pin cushion and needle case
14th July 2-4pm £23 per person
So, if you’re serious about this sewing lark, you’ll need some good gear right? Right. Anna will show you how to make your own pin cushion and needle case so you’ll never want to stop sewing!

Lesson 3: Super simple purse
28th July 2-4pm £23 per person
Learn how to sew while making something rather awesome – this very cute but deceptively simple purse.

For lesson 1, please bring your own T-shirt. All other materials are included in the price for each class.
Classes are suitable for beginners, and younger sewers (min age 12)