Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Fancy learning to Knit or Crochet? Find a club / workshop in your area....

Knitting and Crochet are a very popular hobby, and although many of the traditional wool shops have closed down in the past few years, the best ones are still going strong, and there is a new style of wool shop opening in many city centres!!
My Mum first taught me to knit and crochet when I was about 5, although, I have to confess, I only managed a simple scarf and a crochet square blanket. But, I have to say, some of the gorgeous yarns are tempting me back to give it another try!Knitting and Crochet Clubs are a great way to learn, meet up with other people who love the hobby, and have a good natter, cuppa and cake at the same time! When I'm travelling around visiting my Janome Stockists, many of which sell wool and host weekly Knitting Clubs.... there's always so much laughter and giggles... I have to go and have a look and see what all the fun is about!

The Chesterfield Sewing Centre, who sells a fabulous range of knitting yarns (and Janome sewing machines), holds a Knitting Club twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday 2pm - 4pm, at £2.50 per session including tea and biscuits and lots of help and advice, and also discount on wool after 10 sessions. Contact Carol (on the right) in the shop on 01246 232176 for more information.The Complete Knit (sister shop of Heirs and Graces Patchwork and Quilting in Darley Dale) in Matlock, is a specialist knitting shop and their Knitting Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 - 1pm, from beginners to advanced, everyone's welcome... and of course enjoy and cuppa and a biscuit or two while your there! Call them on 01629 593700 for more information.
Knit Nottingham opened in September 2010. Eleanor and Liese, the shop owners, are devoted knitters, and wanted a yarn shop in the city centre that stocked a wide range of affordable yarn, provided a cheerful environment for experienced and beginning knitters, and gave local spinners, dyers, designers and craftspeople a venue for selling their goods. They run regular knitting clubs and workshops, so check out their website for more information. Or why not follow them on Facebook?.... they even have regular knitting meeting down the local pub.. can it get any better??
Another group that meets in the local pub is Knit & Knatter every Monday at The Royal Hotel in Bolton le-sands, 6.30 - 8pm. The pub lets them have the room for free so they all just buy a drink or two. (Now, there's a reason to have a glass of wine) With about 30 members, who don't all turn up every week, there's always someone to offer help and advice. You can take knitting, crochet and some ladies even do patchwork. It has a fabulous atmosphere and all the ladies have such a giggle. Knit and Knatter is organised by Helen from Etty-Lilly in Bolton le Sands, the most gorgeous craft, knitting and sewing shop, she also runs sewing workshops at the shop (and sells Janome sewing machines), so why not check her website for more information?

If you know of any knitting clubs in your area, please drop a comment below and we can add it to the blog!

Happy Knitting!

1 comment:

  1. Hiya,
    there is also a group in Chesterfield called 'the champagne knitters' who meet tuesdays & wednesdays 6-10pm at Mes Amie cafe on Chatsworth Road


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