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MATERIALS – YARNS AND FILLINGS – UPDATED

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4ply – for crocheting octos
Three Bears Yarn
Alize Bella
Drops Safran
Drops Love You 6
Drops Love You 7
King Cole Giza 4ply
King Cole Giza Cotton Sorbet
Mayflower
Patons 100% cotton 4ply
Rico Essentials Cotton 4ply
Scheepjes Catona 4ply
Scheepjes Sunkissed
Sirdar Cotton 4ply
Stylecraft Classique 4ply
Wendy’s Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply

DK – for knitting octos and crocheters wanting thicker yarn
Three Bears Yarn
Alize Bahar
Debbie Bliss Cotton DK
Debbie Bliss Cotton Print
Drops Muskat
King Cole Vogue
King Cole Cottonsoft
King Cole Cottonsoft Crush
King Cole Giza DK
Mariner Cotton DK
Patons 100% cotton DK
Paintbox 100% cotton DK
Rico Essentials Cotton DK
Rico Essentials Cotton Print DK
Rico Fashion Colour Pop DK
Rowan Cotton Glace
Sirdar Cotton DK
Sirdar Cotton Prints
Sirdar Toscana
Stylecraft Classique DK
Wendy’s Supreme Luxury Cotton DK
Aran – for crocheters and knitters wanting even thicker yarn
Drops Love You 8
Drops Paris

Stuffing – 1kg will make 60-80 octos
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPREME-TOY-STUFFING-100-BALL-FIBRE-SOFT-FILLING-CARDED-HOLLOW-FIBRE-/311464855932?var&hash=item4884c0897c%3Am%3AmnDluXgeUYC47dxHg57aO2A

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LUXURY-HOM…

There is also an album of other stuffings which have been approved to use in photos

Where to buy yarn and stuffing –
Three Bears Yarn offer a 20% discount to members with the code octopus and have recently introduced new lines of 4ply and DK cotton thanks to feedback from members (and if you use the link below then they will donate 7.5% to our funds)
https://www.threebearsyarn.co.uk/#_…

Wool Warehouse have a variety of yarns and stuffing and offer a 10% discount with the code charity
http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/

Picasso’s Den is an online shop selling Mayflower with a 10% discount for members if you enter the code octopus before checkout
http://www.picassos-den.com/

Purple Sheep Yarns have a variety of yarns and stuffing at low prices
http://www.purplesheepyarns.co.uk/

Hobbycraft and other craft stores also have 100% cotton yarn and stuffing from our list and may offer discounts if you ask when you are buying the yarn.

IF YOU HAVE MATERIALS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED YOU MUST CHECK WITH ADMIN OR COORDINATORS WHETHER THEY ARE OKAY TO USE AND MAY HAVE TO DO A STRAND TEST IN A WASH AT 60C AND SHOW THE RESULTS TO ADMIN OR COORDINATORS.

GEORGE SUTHERLAND·THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017

🐙🍻🐙🍻🐙 OCTO ALE – NOW ON SALE!! 🐙🍻🐙🍻🐙

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We are delighted to announce that our fantastic Octo Ale is now ready to order. We decided to offer you all two gift set choices.
The first offers two bottles of our exclusive ale with an Octo Yarn tin AND a ball of the wonderful Alize Bahar Yarn which you all love so much.
And for those of you who would like to treat a family member who maybe isn’t into crocheting we have a 3 bottle of Octo Ale option without the tin or yarn.

All orders and payment must be placed with Blind Monkey and the link it attached here below. Our story and details of how to contact us is on every box so what a great way to support our cause, spread the word and make that special someone in your life happy with a great gift!!!

Thank you all so much for your support.
Love always 😘🐙😘🐙😘

http://blindmonkeyltd.airposwebstore.com/

BBC – Toy octopuses help premature babies in Frimley Hospital.

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Toy octopuses help premature babies in Frimley Hospital.

The strength of a newborn babies’ grip is well-documented – it is a primitive reflex which develops while babies are still in the womb.

Its significance is such that premature babies in the neonatal unit at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey are being given special bedfellows – in the shape of crocheted octopuses – to keep them safe in their incubators.

Click to here BBC  to see the news article.

Three Bears Yarn Competition

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Our Passion Yarn is here in DK 100% Supima Star Grade Cotton! Spun by English fine cottons

There are lots more colours to be added over the next week and there will be lots of competitions to win the various colour selections!

Here is the first collection – Cream, Pale Honey, Mustard, Mango, Fawn and Burnt Orange.
There are 2 packs of these 6 balls to give away on Facebook (Ship worldwide)

To win this made in U.K. high quality cotton you must-

1. Follow us
2. Like our page
2. Share this post

Competition closes Midnight BMT Thursday. Winners announced Friday 8pm BMT.

#threebearsyarn #makeitbritish #textiles #weaving #knitting #crochet #cotton #supima #britspun

Lovely video

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Has anyone noticed I have been quiet lately…heres the reason why…I have had tears rolling down tears doing this video as it makes us realise how precious all the tiny babies are…


Hope you can all find the you tube link and share it on your timelines, with a little message as to why you all support this group…thank you from the bottom of my heart…xx

Norma Barker