[Giveaway]: Sincerely Louise bear cushion kit CLOSED

I’m here to give you the great news that you could win a Sincerely Louise kit to make a bear cushion! It’s really very simple – for more context, you can check out Episode 9 of the podcast, which is all about Unravel 2015 and the fun I had there. For details of the giveaway, read on!

This giveaway is now closed.

Workshop with Sincerely Louise

I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise at Unravel 2015, in which she taught myself and nine other lovely knitters, how to make a bear head! The pattern was for a cushion, but with some slight tweaking, it was possible to mount the bear head on the wall as faux taxidermy – which I did!

The materials were provided at the workshop, and included:

  • yarn
  • 9mm knitting needles
  • plastic safety eyes
  • a knitters darning needle
  • stuffing
  • the pattern

My bear (who is now called Björn and is mounted in our hallway) took me just over 4 hours to complete – two hours in the workshop, and two at home. Worked in just seven pieces (of which four make up the ears), the only techniques required are: knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing (Louise uses kfb) and the ability to sew the head up. It is so simple that this would be an ideal first ‘increasing’ project for a totally new knitter. It’s also so quick that an experienced knitter can whip one up in an evening.

When converting the pattern for the mount, we had to do some sewing up to get the knitting on the boards – I took a video of this which I will post for you very soon to allow you to get your hands on it if you should wish to do this.

The kit is not currently available online (as far as I can see) and although I am sure it will be soon, you will be getting the paper pattern with the rest of the goodies if you should win!

Louise chatting to some other attendees.
Louise chatting to some other attendees.
The start of my bear in the workshop.
The start of my bear in the workshop.
Lovely Sincerely Louise "Here's One I Made Earlier"
Lovely Sincerely Louise “Here’s One I Made Earlier”
Louise teaches Bella of thestitchsharer.com how to mount her bear head.
Louise teaches Bella of thestitchsharer.com how to mount her bear head.
A Sincerely Louise polar bear pillow.
A Sincerely Louise polar bear pillow.
Björn the Bear on our wall.
Björn the Bear on our wall.
Tonks the cat meets Björn.
Tonks the cat meets Björn.

The winner will get what they need to complete one bear head pillow. So, how do you enter?

Entering the Giveaway

You must:

  1. Go to THIS LINK and goggle over Louise’s offerings (I really, really recommend the book)
  2. Return to this specific blog post on Plutonium Muffins and leave a comment saying which kit you would most like to buy from Louise
  3. Up to 3 additional entries can be obtained by sharing this post on social media. In order to qualify for this you must notify me that you have shared the post and provide a link.

The giveaway is open to all, and will close on the 2nd of March at 5 pm GMT. The only restrictions will be governed by your countries posting laws – I am not currently sure, for example, if the wooden needles will be allowed in Australia.

Thank you so much to Louise for the generosity in offering this up for the giveaway!

Good luck!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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23 Responses to [Giveaway]: Sincerely Louise bear cushion kit CLOSED

  1. Akua says:

    What a clever idea! I’m an inexperience knitter and an ace crocheter, so this seems like a great way to gain skills and increase my two stick confidence. I like the fox kit as well as the bear.

  2. StripedDaisy says:

    The faux dear kit of course. It will be mine……

  3. If I won I would like the fox kit please.

    I’ve shared this post on twitter – https://twitter.com/Pat375/status/570156574674685952

    • Corrie Berry says:

      Thanks for letting me know! The bear is the kit on offer, so that’s what you would get if you win – I’ll edit the post and make this more obvious immediately.

      Good luck <3

  4. Holly says:

    I’d like to buy the badger kit

  5. Maxine G says:

    The fox kit is really cute!!!

  6. Sheila says:

    I love the Faux Fox stole/scarf. Such fun!

  7. Madeleine says:

    Badger, badger, badger! Lol. I have a badger jumper so we’d match. I am currently trying to teach myself to knit and this lovely little bear would be an excellent project to have lined up once I stop tangling myself up in yarn!,

  8. Tracy says:

    great fun – I love the badger

  9. morag p says:

    Love the faux fox head knitting kit !

  10. Bella says:

    Would love to win a kit! Loving the deer

  11. Margaret hurst says:

    i would love the dear kit. He would look great in my hallway. I like the sculptural element of the antlers made from soft squishy wool

  12. Sara says:

    I’d love the hare! My mum and I love rabbits and I would love to display this on the wall! :)

  13. Sherlock_knits says:

    They’re all fab, but I think I would plump for the faux hare kit. Love the idea of mounting them.

  14. Miranda shelley says:

    Love the Hare kit

  15. Sarah says:

    I love all of them, the hare is pretty cute though, such a lovely colour
    I’m looking forward to the dino kit though
    Retweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/myevilcatis/status/572393135860551680

    I hope that’s a valid link, I’m a bit rubbish with technology

  16. Andrea says:

    I would love the deer or fox heads. The book looks fantastic, lots of great knits and ideas.

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