McAree Brothers are now on Pinterest! To celebrate this we are running an exciting Pin to Win Competition.
We want to know what inspires you when you are knitting and crocheting. We have a lovely prize of 5 the beautiful Brittany knitting needles or crochet hooks up for grabs.
How to Enter
1. Create a new board on Pinterest and call it "McA Inspiration".
2. Pin items from our website that have captured your imagination, along with any other images that inspire your work. These images do not have to be knitting and crochet related - feel free to express yourself!
3. Comment on our Pinterest Competition Pin with a link to your board.
If you get stuck, take a look at our example board. If you get really stuck, you can get in touch with us via email.
The McA Direct Team will choose their favourite board as the winner, so be creative! The competition closes at midnight on Friday, 31st May, 2013.
Friday, 19 April 2013
This June, the streets of Balfron will be transformed into a woolly wonderland! As part of a local arts festival, the PomPom Blossom Project has been launched with the aim of hanging thousands of brightly coloured, hand-made, pompoms from the trees of Balfron, to "transform the village into a multi-coloured sensory experience".
Well, being lovers of all things woolly and crafty, we couldn’t resist joining in and making some pompoms. In the Stirling shop, 21 magnificent pompoms were whipped up over the past week (using the Clover PomPom Maker to speed along the process, a pompom could be created in a few short minutes) by our crafty staff members.
There are big ones and small ones; some made from wool and some made from acrylic (can you spot the extra fancy pompom made from Rowan Kid Classic?); some made from just one colour and some made using lots and lots of colours!
We tried hanging them outside for a farewell photoshoot before sending them off, but it was a bit too windy and we certainly didn’t want them to blow away in a gust and perhaps try to make their own way to Balfron!
Post by Heather in our Edinburgh branch
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Our Easter Egg Hunt competition has now closed and we're pleased to announce that our winner is Tracy Reynolds. Congratulations, Tracy, your needle felting kit will be on it's way to you shortly! The hidden word was "bunnies".
Well done to everyone who got the correct answer, and a big thank you to all who took part!