Welcome to the Knitting & Crochet Guild website

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We are a UK-based charity dedicated to hand knitting, domestic machine knitting and crochet, run by volunteers and supported by subscriptions and donations.

Community is at the heart of our ethos and we aim to bring together enthusiastic yarn creatives from across the Globe. We are passionate about taking our crafts into the future while respecting the traditions and skills of the past. We look to encourage, inspire and be inspired by amazing makers at local level through our branches and the wider Guild community. We are here to facilitate learning new skills and about the history of knitting and crochet.

Please take a look at what makes us special and come and join us.

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The Convention

2024 Convention

Convention 2024 will be held from 6 to 8 September 2024, with the Annual General Meeting on 7 September.

This member-only event is now fully booked. We maintain a waiting list in case someone who has booked tells us they will not be able to attend - if you book now you will be added to that list. ...

Our publications

Slipknot

Cover of Slipknot 183 (June 2024) showing a shawl made by a Guld member using Modular Knitting. The design is made using squares (using graduated colours), each with a smaller square inside one corner, separated by thin lines of a single colour.

SK183 – Slipknot – June 2024

Omeka!, Fair Isle made in Fair Isle, Five years on at Britannia Mill, Modular experiments ...

Across the Needlebed

Front page banner of Across the Needlebed - Issue 16

AN016 – Across the Needlebed – Issue 16 – April 2024

Ideas for using your stash, Identifying your stash yarn ...

Events

Two ladies showing crochet scarf with applique butterflies watched by fascinated crafters.
Photo: Knitting & Crochet Guild

Upcoming events

Guild news

K&CG heart and Collection shelving with mannequin dressed in colourful intarsia jumper

Visit the Collection – Open and Drop-in Days in 2024

To allow more of you to visit regularly, the Collection team are opening the doors to Britannia Mill on the second Saturday of the month in 2024. Do come along to meet the team and find out more about what they do. You can find the up-to-date list of dates ...

Find a Guild event

Our Branches meet regularly – look at the Branches list to find out when.

  • Convention 2024 – 6 to 8 September 2024

    Photograph of lounge area of High Leigh Conference Centre

    At the 2023 Convention we announced that our 2024 Convention and AGM will be held at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddeston, Hertfordshire. Booking is now open for members See the

  • Collection Heritage Open Day – Tuesday 10 September 2024

    K&CG heart and Collection shelving with mannequin dressed in colourful intarsia jumper

    Come and see how we care for and store our Collection of knitted and crochet items, tools and documents that support the crafts. Talk with our expert volunteers about how we are preserving this histor...

  • Yarn Sale at Britannia Mill – 5 October 2024

    K&CG heart "The Collection" with photo of boxes in the Collection store

    Come and see how we care for and store our Collection of knitted and crochet items, tools and documents that support the crafts. Talk with our expert volunteers about how we are preserving this histor...

  • Collection Open Day – 9 November 2024

    K&CG heart and Collection shelving with mannequin dressed in colourful intarsia jumper

    Come and see how we care for and store our Collection of knitted and crochet items, tools and documents that support the crafts. Talk with our expert volunteers about how we are preserving this histor...