RETROSPECTIVE collection 2019

Retrospective Stitch Marker collections

Having a clear out nearly always throws out something that makes me say ‘huh, will you look at that!‘. Whilst rearranging the studio last week, I came across some old marketing leaflets dated Spring 2009. That’s a lifetime decade ago, Wow! Where does the time go…

 

After a few nostalgic minutes looking through the leaflet, I realised I still have a few of these beads left and had been wondering what to do with them. They’ve been safely boxed up since the studio move last year, and this seemed a perfect opportunity to dip into a retrospective look, in line with our 13th Birthday celebrations (yes, they will be lasting all year!).

These sets are strictly limited in number, and it really will be a first come, first served opportunity to own the last of these special stitch markers.

Retrospective Collection

Retrospective Collection

Each set is made by hand in our studio in South Wales. This collection has been freshly made today (no old stock here!). The beads used include Cloisonne painted beads and Swarovski bicone crystal beads with gold or silver plated round metal beads.

The sets are available to be customised with our Make Your Mark service, giving a choice of ring sizes and clasps.

The RETROSPECTIVE collection will be live on the website at 7pm on Thursday 9th May.

 

It’s been 13 years…

…since we sold our first set of stitch markers! Wow, that’s gone so quick!

Atomic Knitting is 13 years old

Atomic Knitting celebrates 13 years of stitch markers!

Back in 2006 we had started making few sets of stitch markers to aid knitting projects and decided to sell a few sets on eBay to test the market. At the time there were only a few plastic sets around in shops and none of the accessories that we carry today.

Later in the year we did a local craft fair (our first and last!) as we also had an online bead shop. After making a tough call to choose which business to take forward, the niche of stitch markers won! It was risky at the time but it was well worth the adventure!

The hobby became a micro business within a few months, and we had and still have many regular customers and wholesale orders.  A year or two later and we started exhibiting at multiple knitting and fibre shows every year. We’ve met lots of our lovely customers and it’s thanks to our customers that we are thriving after all these years.

The Butterfly and Swarovski Stitch Marker Set was one of the first set of stitch markers sold, and as a ‘Happy 13th Birthday to Atomic Knitting‘, we’re bringing them back for a limited time. Back in 2006, each set sold for £5 and we are going to stick at that price. Available now in limited numbers, these pretty stitch markers will be presented ribbon tied on card and they make a pretty gift or treat for yourself.

first

Minimalist Stitch Markers

…they don’t need to be just functional, they can be beautiful too.

 

Hexagonal Minimalist Stitch Markers Knitting

Hexagonal Stitch Markers

Our new hexagonal snag free stitch markers are available in three colourways, gold plated, silver plated and rose gold plated. They are designed to fit knitting needles up to 7mm and do a perfect job of reminding you to check the pattern. Their stylish minimalist look is fresh and modern and look great on the needles. Sold in packs of 10 per colour, or a mixed colour pack of 15.

 

Shown here on a 5mm needle. Available to Buy Here

 

December Mystery Club – Twelve Days

December Stitch marker Club

Twelve Days Stitch Marker Club

The December Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 1st December.  

The theme this month Twelve Days

‘Inspired by the twinkling lights and pretty baubles of the season, this club set will sparkle on your knitting’

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies this month.

 

 

  • A pretty set of 12 crystal beaded stitch markers with Swarovski crystals and quality stainless steel findings
    • (Make Your Mark & we’ll customise these stitch markers for free – choose from snag free 4mm, 7mm, crochet clip, 6mm/removable or a mix of sizes)
  • Presented in a velveteen pouch with gift tag
  • Free shipping
  • RRP £17.50, Club price £15.75

This release is initially limited to 10 sets.

 

Reveal…

Twelve Days Mystery Club

Twelve Days Mystery Club

 

June Club Reveal

sky.jpg

The June Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 19th June for pre-orders. June’s club shipped on 25th June.

 The theme this month Tropical Beach Knitters Companion

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies this month.

There will be a selection of 9 colourful themed gadgets in this set and will include:

  • 1 x Mini crochet hook with a detachable progress marker (Swarovski Crystal & enamel charm)
  • 1 x Progress Markers with stainless steel clasp
  • 1 x Needle holder
  • 1 x Removable Stitch Marker
  • 1 x Row Counter (counts up to 99 rows) with beaded Swarovski Charm
  • 2 x Bulb pins
  • 2 x Stitch Markers with Swarovski crystals and silver colour charm – Choose the sizes to suit your project for these two markers only and the row counter (click the size required and double check your choice at checkout)
  • Free shipping

This release is limited to only 15 sets.

 sand.jpg

REVEAL…

june-club

May Club Revealed!

The May Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 11th May for pre-orders. May’s club shipped on 16th May.

The theme this month was Bo Peeps Sheeps* (and *other charming woolly creatures).

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies this month.

There will be a selection of stitch markers in this set and will include:

  • A set of 10 unique antiqued silver plated charmed stitch markers in the Bo Peep Sheeps theme
  • Choose the sizes to suit your project (click the size required and double check your choice at checkout)
  • Crystal and antiqued silver plated charm double ended keeper keyring
  • Free shipping

This release is limited to only 15 sets.

REVEAL….

bo-peep-sheep

April’s Mystery Club REVEALED!

april-club

The April Monthly Mystery Stitch Marker and Notion Club opened exclusively to club subscribers on 11th April for pre-orders and shipped on 16th April.

The theme was Halo Rings

There was a selection of stitch markers in this set and included:

  • Halo & Aura Rings Mix in limited edition colours (set of 25) in 4.5mm and 3mm
  • Free shipping

This release was limited to only 15 sets

Reveal….

Halo Stitch Marker Club

REVEAL – Spring Flowers March Club

Our March Mystery Stitch Marker club was themed around spring flowers, although the weather at the start of the month had been anything but spring-like! The Beast From The East met Storm Emma and unleashed almost total shut down for at least 2 days in the UK, despite not that much snow falling. In some areas, there were some huge drifts and there was a great deal of black ice. In the UK we simply aren’t equipped for such weather events, so everything stops. In Wales, we had a red weather warning, for snow, wind and ice, and as such, I ventured out a few hours before the storm was due and shipped the March club a day early. I later discovered that the local village Post Office did not have a collection that day due to the forecast, ah well! I tried…

There are still a couple of sets left on the website at the club price of £10. Hurry if you want a set, as once these have sold there won’t be any more made.

Here’s the REVEAL!!!

march-club-1

The theme of the club was lime green and purple. The colours, in particular, remind me of the first shoots of spring (green and yellow) and the first flowers of late winter/early spring with crocuses and anemones (purple). Don’t they contrast nicely with the colours of my knitted shawl?

Love Hearts Club is shipping!

If you ordered this months mystery stitch marker and notions club….it’s started shipping today!

feb-post-box

With over 50% sold to date and more than £50 raised for our fundraising page for The British Heart Foundation, there’s still time to get one of our Love Hearts packs.

FEBRUARY LOVE HEARTS CLUB

The theme this month is Love Hearts and by purchasing this set, we will donate £3 to the British Heart Foundation charity.

As the club is a mystery, we don’t give out all the details or show an image as we don’t want to spoil the surprise! Here’s a breakdown of the quantity, size and type of goodies this month.

  • 1 x 2mm mini crochet hook
  • 1 x Dual Stitch Markers
  • 1 x Progress/Crochet style stitch markers
  • 1 x bumper set (25) of Mixed Jewel stitch markers (up to 6mm needles)
  • 1 x Free shipping
  • We will be donating our profits of £3 to the British Heart Foundation charity (we’ll add all donations to our JustGiving page at the end of February).

The cost for the February club is £14.

This release is limited to only 30 sets.

Once the club has been posted out on 9th February, if there are any remaining sets, these will retail at £16.

January Club is Sold Out!

BC_Cornerstone_Carosel_1400_400_club-sold75

January Club – ALL GONE!! …but there’s always next month!

In under 36 hours from the emails going out, our first Mystery Stitch Marker Club sold out during Pre-order. Wow! Thank you to everyone who took part, I hope you love your monochrome surprises!

The club details will be revealed at the end of the month, to allow time for the overseas orders to reach their recipients. In the meantime, here’s all the club orders ready to ship! Oohh Shiny!
IMG_0021

FOMO?

Don’t worry, the February club will be available to Pre-Order next week…. sign up for the email to be the first to hear about it.sign-up