Crochet Tea Party at The Buttercup

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A chance to make all your crochet dreams come true… at a Crochet Tea Party. Come and learn to crochet at The Buttercup Cafe on Wednesday evenings 7pm to 9pm, starting on September 4th 2013. If you are as partial to a bit of crochet bunting (as we are) then you need to get yourself to the very best crochet tea party in town!

£7 per person; all materials provided. Tea, cake and other delicious treats from the cafe kitchen will be available to buy during the evening.

For more details please call Deborah on 07982 726405 or email

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Our very favourite crochet bunting in the courtyard at The Buttercup Cafe, Lewes

Stitched Fish

We do love a bit of crochet here at The Buttercup Cafe in Lewes. You’ll have seen the colourful knitted flowers around the cafe recently and our beloved knitted blankets around the yard. Our great friends at Field & Fork in Chichester have a fantastic exhibition at the moment by Sussex crochet artist Kate Jenkins. Based in Brighton, she creates brilliant and very funny artworks. They really are worth a look at up-close to see the intricacy of her amazing crochet work. The exhibition called Stitched Fish is on the walls of Field & Fork until 7th October; the restaurant is inside Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. Delicious food and great artwork. Well worth a visit.

Red Mullet, Chips and Peas 2012 by Kate Jenkins (Crocheted lambswools/sequins) part of Stitched Fish exhibition at Field & Fork, Chichester
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A knitted garden

Knitted flowers on sale in The Buttercup Cafe – raising money for Emmaus Brighton

Here in The Buttercup Cafe, we’re partial to a bit of knitting and crochet. So we were delighted when an artist came through the cafe doors with armfuls of knitted flowers. She goes by the name of Crafty Old Crow and she knits and sells these flowers to raise money for the homeless charity Emmaus in Brighton. You can see her brilliant flowers on the tables here in the cafe at the moment.

Her knitted work is included in the Amazing Knitted Garden which is on display on Saturdays during Brighton Fringe 2012 at Emmaus on Drove Road in Portslade. There’s a lovely review and photos of the knitted garden on the Strebergarten blog.

Knitted lavender by Crafty Old Crow

Some of the flowers cost just £4. Please do pop into the cafe and buy one to support this fantastic charity and community of homeless people.


As any of our lovely visitors know, we like a bit of crochet here in The Buttercup Cafe. Something about its colourful familiarity just makes you smile. There’s nothing nicer than a crochet blanket over the knees on a cold day with a cup of hot chocolate.

We just came across Shauna Richardson’s amazing work. She’s an artist who creates “Crochetdermy”.  She uses crochet to sculpt realistic life-size animals. We think they’re just brilliant. How can you not smile when you look at these beasts.  We’d like one in the corner of the cafe to keep us company. Some of Shauna Richardson’s work is in the The Power of Making exhibition that’s on at The V&A at the moment. So you can see one in the flesh. Or maybe that should be, see one in the knit???

Stag by Shauna Richardson

Running Hare by Shauna Richardson