We are a national educational charity dedicated to UK hand knitting, domestic machine knitting and crochet, run by volunteers and supported by subscriptions and donations. We have members throughout the UK and a growing number of international subscribers. You don't need a qualification to join - we welcome all levels of expertise from beginners to experts and to those who have an interest in the history and future of these crafts. Please take a look at what makes us special and come and join us.
The Guild's Heritage Lottery Fund Project - The Collection in 100 objects is now live, on our news pages. We'd love to hear your comments and feedback.
Important Message From the Guild
This is a difficult time for everyone and it is affecting us all in very different ways. For us, as a Guild, it has meant that there is a delay in dealing with membership applications and renewals. Our volunteers are working as hard as they possibly can, so please do bear with us. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible but, in the meantime, do take the opportunity to either learn a new skill or use your stash. You could have a go at any of the Knit or Crochet Alongs - links on the Facebook page or here on the website. Although our branches are not holding face-to-face meetings, coordinators are finding other ways to keep in touch with members. The important thing, however, is to stay safe.
This tribute to the NHS has been produced by one of our members, using double filet for heart and cloud, normal for rainbow with hula hoop in red round for support!
All Guild members receive a fantastic range of benefits, from local meetings with like-minded enthusiasts to exclusive pattern downloads and discounts - and plenty more!Join Today
Coronavirus has hit yarn shops particularly badly and they are looking for ways to keep you stocked up and engaged with woolly crafts. Click on this box to read about the YarnShopLove campaign being run by the UK Hand Knitting Association in conjunction with 5 major craft publishers.
A great way to use up your stash and give you an exciting little knitting project to get your needles round! Learn more by clicking here. The mystery blanket is made up of knitted squares. If anyone would like to do the same thing for crochet or machine knitting please let us know.
The Guild has branches around the country and you'll be more than welcome to come along to any meeting to see what we get up to. Click on our interactive map to find a branch or a yarn shop member near you.