Local Groups & Meetings

Here is a small selection of groups which although they are not branches of the Knitting & Crochet Guild, they are listed here because of the Guild's aims to promote knitting and crochet.

It would also be great to know if any of our Guild members attend these groups and if they would like to become official branches of the Guild in future or if you know of any others you would like included let us have the details; contact us by emailing our Membership Secretary

Please contact the local group directly if you would like more information.

Bedfordshire

The Picture House, Lake St, Leighton Buzzard every Wednesday and Friday morning 10am -12noon. Just turn up, we would love to see you and the cost is of a cup of tea :-}

The Black Lion Pub, High St, Leighton Buzzard the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7pm. Just turn up, cost of a drink

The White Swan, High St, Leighton Buzzard the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm onwards. Just turn up.

Rushmere Country Park Cafe, 8 Brickhill Rd, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0BA , 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 10 am to 12noon. Parking £3, plus a coffee. All welcome.

St Georges Court, Summer St, Leighton Buzzard. Last Saturday of the month from 2pm until 4pm. This is a Guild meeting, if interested please contact nultyh@googlemail.com

The Library, Lake St. Leighton Buzzard, some Saturday afternoons 2pm to 4pm Please contact the library. Just turn up, cost is a donation for tea/coffee.

The White Lion, Chalkhill, Dunstable. 4th Monday of the month 10:30am - 12:30pm. Cost is a coffee.

The Village Hall, Edlesborough,LU6 2HZ. 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 1:45pm - 3:45pm. Cost max £3. All welcome

The Houghton Regis Tithefarm Rd, Houghton Regis 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 10am to 12 noon. Cost is a donation to refreshments. All welcome

Houghton Hall Park, Houghton Regis, 41 Park Road North, LU5 5FU. Every Thursday from 10am till noon (approx), cost a tea or a coffee, all welcome. If interested please contact dyemarian@aol.com

Bristol

Spire Coffee Shop, Inside ChristChurch Clifton, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3SE. Every Tuesday morning 10am to 12 noon. All welcome, they also have a Childrens play area

Contact Ktog@the Spire on Facebook

St Georges Hall Pub {Weatherspoons], 203 Church Rd Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9HL. Every 3rd & 5th Tuesday of the month 7.45pm to 9.45pm. All welcome.

Contact is a Facebook page BS5 Ktog

Jolly Sailor Pub [Weatherspoons] High St, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3DQ, every 4th Tuesday of the month 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Please note this is held upstairs. Just turn up as all welcome.

Contact is a Facebook page BS5 Ktog

Cambridgeshire

Yap & Yarn: meet every week Thursday 7pm till 9pm and Saturdays 11am till 1pm Contact Samantha Tel 07387100455 for more info.

Cornwall

Harbour Wools, Causewayhead, Penzance. Guild member Helen runs a meeting every week on a Thursday evening for both knitting and crochet. Starting at 7pm and finish at 9pm and the class is free. Once a member has been to a class then on the second visit the person is entitled to a discount on all wool and accessories. A friendly group and encourage each other to make all sorts of things like bags, clothing, blankets and even wedding stoles.

Contact Helen at the shop on 01736 874 455

Kernow Machine Knitters: if any of you knitters out there are hiding a machine under your beds, and would like know more about what machine knitting can offer, the Kernow Machine Knitters now have two groups running in Cornwall.Our groups are very informal, and minimum cost (I charge £1 to cover coffee and any printing). All types of machines are covered and we have several talented and experienced members than willing to pass on their knowledge.

Bodmin: The original group continue to meet on the third Saturday of the month (except December as it clashes with Christmas) at Sally's house in Bodmin. We start at 10:30 am and finish when we all stop talking about 2 hours later. Contact Sally on 01208 264113 or email

Newquay: A group is started in 2015 at Michelle's house in Newquay, and if supported enough, will continue to meet on the first Friday of each month, starting at 2pm for about 2 hours. Contact Michelle on 01637 876660 or email

Derbyshire

Stitch Knit & Natter: meet every Thursday 2-4pm, at the Whitworth Centre, Dale Road, Darley Dale, Matlock. We are a happy, friendly group of like-minded folk who enjoy all forms of stitching, knitting, crochet and natter. The cost is £2.50 per meeting per person; refreshments are available and anyone who may be interested would be very welcome. Contact: Marilyn Swannell Tel: 01629 733246

Essex

Yarn & Thread: an informal craft and social group, where we bring our own work, sometimes try something new, help and guide each other. We meet at St John Ambulance Hall, Station Road 4th Tuesday each month, 2-4 pm Contact the organiser by email.

Kent

Hours Knit & Stitch: Guild member Jean Farquharson runs a Knit, crochet, sew and chat evening on the first Friday of every month from 6.00pm – 8.00pm., at the yarn shop which she runs with her business partner Caroline at Hours Knit and Stitch, 57 West Street, Sittingbourne Kent ME10 1AN. They also run a Drop in knitting and crochet session on a Saturday between 3.00-5.00pm. We put our information on our Facebook Page “Hours knit and stitch” if any information changes.

Contact Jean or Caroline at the shop on 01795 599 442

Lancashire/Merseyside

Littleborough Cricket Club, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 9LD. Stitch & Bitch Thursday evening 7pm - 9pm. All welcome, just buy a drink.

Mellor, Mellor Village Hall Mellor Lane Nr Blackburn BB2 7EW Every Thursday 2pm-4pm. All welcome cost is £2 to include refreshments [sometimes homemade cake is available] Contact Janine 07561538314

Momo’s Coffee Shop, 8 Cotham St St Helens WA10 1SA Thursday 10am to 12 noon. Cost £4 includes drink. Children over 6 are welcome during school holidays, extra charge. All welcome

"Slipway Stitchers" meet in the Slipway Pub near the Wool Boat moorings on Thursday afternoons from 1 pm until about 4 ish. No charge, every one welcome. The pub is alongside the canal on Crabtree Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0RN. Contact Carol on the Wool Boat 07919 598911.

Lincolnshire

Fenton Knitting Group: meets Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30pm at Sue's home: The Barn, Fenton, LN1 2BW. A friendly sociable group for crafters and stitchers of all skill levels. Bring along your crafting project and share your thoughts and plans with like-minded people. Everyone welcome. £3 per session to include tea, coffee and delicious home-made cake. Ample free parking.Group leader: Sue, a qualified and experienced tutor. contact her by email or telephone 01427 717862

London

Blackheath Library , Old Dover Rd SE3 7BT 1st and 3rd Saturday from 2pm. All welcome Contact Cherry 07930314525

Craft & Conversation, Barbican Library. Every Monday 11am to 3pm, all welcome. No charge, just drop in any time between those hours. Contact Christine 07960 182 798

Knit & Natter Group - E13: meet every Tuesday from 2 till 4pm at St Philips Church, Whitwell Road (off Balaam Street) Plaistow E13 8BP. A group for all ages and experience we ask that people bring their own yarn and needles and we will provide refreshments and two experienced knitters who can help out with any knit related problems. You can find them on Twitter @divineplaistow

Naughty Knitters, Royal Festival Hall. Every Tuesday from 5.30pm. All Welcome.

Manchester

Coronation Clickers Knit and Natter: meet weekly on Mondays from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon currently at Cuppacino's, Red Bank, Lowe Street, Radcliffe but will shortly be moving back to Coronation Road Community Library, Westminster Avenue, Radcliffe, Manchester. Adults of all ages and abilities welcome. Friendly and welcoming group. You can bring your own knitting or, if you prefer to knit for charity, we can provide yarn and needles.

Anyone interested in joining the group should email Group Organiser: Dina Newton-Edwards to confirm meeting location.

FECK (Friday Evening City Knitters) meets every Friday evening from 5pm in Manchester at Caffè Nero on Market Street (next to Primark). All knitters and crocheters welcome! email Melanie to get latest information.

Northamptonshire

Crick Knit & Natter — meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of most months at 7.30-9.30pm in Crick Old School. Knitters and crocheters welcome.

Contact Pat for details by email or phone 01788 822091.

North Yorkshire

Alibaabaas Wool Shop, Dean Road Scarborough. Guild member Catherine has a knit n natter group on Tuesday afternoon from 2-4pm and Crochet group from 6-8pm on Wednesday evening. Catherine is happy to teach both knitting and crochet. A charge of just £3 includes refreshments. Contact Catherine at the shop on 01723 376947 as Catherine will be looking to close the shop at the end of August due to well deserved retirement.

'At Home in Harrogate' group meets every Wednesday 1-3pm at Cafe Indulge, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8QT. There is disabled access, adequate nearby parking, plenty of space for buggies and kids, a relaxed atmosphere, and a kiddy playroom close by. New members are always welcome to come along and knit, crochet, or just chat.

No charge as such, just buy something to eat or drink in the cafe.

Contact Gillian Oliver by email or see the Ravelry Group 'At Home in Harrogate' discussion thread entitled 'Daytime Knit Group' for details.

Northumberland

Knit & Natter Group & Crochet Club: Allendale: Meetings every Friday for Knit & Natter from 10.00am to 12.30pm in Studio 11 of The Allendale Forge Studios, Allendale, Northumberland. We have a monthly Crochet Club on the first Tuesday of every month (except August) in the same venue at the same times. Contact: Christine Downie by email

Oxfordshire

Cast On! Knitting Group: meet the second and last Wednesdays of every month, 7-9.30pm, at The Horse and Jockey, Faringdon Road, Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire. We're an informal and friendly knitting (and crochet) group. All are welcome. Bring along a current project, start a new one or ask us to show you how!

Contact: Ruth Chester 01367 710 362 by email or from the website of the Little Knitting Company

Wantage Knitwits et Al: meet at Wantage Library OX12 7BB, 1st Thursday of each month 10.30am till 12.30pm. All welcome

Warwickshire

Stitch Up: meet at Nuneaton Library, Church St, CV11 4DR. Tuesday 12.30pm till 2.30pm. All crafts welcome

Prayer Shawl Ministry: meet at Nuneaton Methodist Church, 100 Abbey Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5BX every Friday between 10am and 12 noon. Contact Anne by phone 07949 045 298 or email

West Midlands

Knit, Natter & Crochet Group: Starting 25th June 2018, Coleshill Town Hall High St B46 3BG Every Monday 10am -1pm. Cost £3 including refreshments. All welcome. Contact Kim 07584656701 or email

West Yorkshire

Clifton Brighouse, St John the Evangelist Church, Towngate, Clifton HD6 4JS. Alternate Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:45 pm. All welcome cost £3 Contact Louise Crossley

Odd Balls Knitting Group at Wool n Stuff, 12 Cross Square, Wakefield, WF1 1PH. Every Saturday 10am to 12noon, Monday & Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm and Wednesday 4pm to 7.30pm. All welcome. Guild meetings are also held here, please call Vicki on 01924 565 740

Worcestershire

United in Knitting: meet on most Saturdays from 11-1pm at the Pump House Environment Centre, toward the rear of Gheluvelt Park, Waterworks Road, Barbourne. We welcome most crafters, whether they are just enthusiastic, beginners or pros. If you're interested, contact Dawn Lewis by email

Scotland

Cafe in Axis Centre: 9 School Rd. Newmacher, nr Aberdeen, AB21 0WB Meet every Thursday from 10am. Cost, a drink and cake.

Ewe Time: meet every Thursday throughout the year at Handspinner Having Fun, Old Pier Road, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AE. Cost £2.50 with refreshments provided contact Bev by phone on 01471 822876

Knit a Square Circle: meets every Tuesday, 10-11am, at Ace Centre (next to Border Ice Rink), Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. Our primary aim is to knit 8" squares for child aids victims in South Africa to be made into blankets. Just bring along some DK Wool and some 4mm needles. But we can supply these if needed. All knitters and crocheters welcome whatever your ability. If you are unable to make the weekly meeting you are still more than welcome to still knit for us. Cost £1. Contact Alison by email or see the Knit-a-Square website

Threads Wool Shop: 143 Glasgow Road, Dumbarton, G82 1RQ. Guild member Linda McDonald hosts a regular knitting group on Wednesdays 7pm till 9pm and a regular crochet group on Thursdays 7.30pm till 9.30pm. Also learn to crochet classes at various times throughout the year. Contact Linda during opening hours on 01389 761385 or by email