The Knitting & Crochet Guild has branches throughout the UK.
Members get together locally for a range of social and informal activities as well as more formal events such as workshops and study sessions and to organise shows. The information listed below is now available on our new interactive map just click in the top right hand corner to enlarge the map and you'll find instructions on how to use the map down the left hand side. If you have difficulty accessing the map, check which browser you are using. Chrome can be problematic. Safari and Firefox are better.
Setting up new branches
Where there is currently no local branch there is an opportunity for members to start one and bring together enthusiasts for knitting and crochet. The Guild will advise you how to set up a local branch and we can help contact other members who may be local. In areas where our membership is widely dispersed we are inviting members to join "virtual branches" where members can keep in contact by letter, phone, email or Skype. Please contact our Membership Secretary for more information by email
Making Video Presentations During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Branches might be interested in this Guide to Video Conferencing which has been produced for the Guild.
Branches of the Knitting & Crochet Guild
The Bath branch meet in central Bath, 10 am to midday, on the second Saturday of the month. During the lockdown, they are meeting on Zoom once a month. Contact the coordinator for details.
Please check individual events on the group's Ravelry page for location and topic details, or sign up to receive their newsletter for the latest info.
Coordinator: Desiree Jeans. Email: BathKCG@gmail.com.
Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire - Leighton Buzzard
Meetings on last Saturday of each month, 2-4pm at St Georges Court, George Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3JX. There is a small charge of £2 per meeting.
During the Coronavirus situation they are holding a Gogglefrogs Knit and Natter Mon-Thurs and Sat 10 - 11am. Also a Virtual Regional Day on Saturday 30 May from 10.30 am to 4pm. Contact the Coordinator.
Co-ordinator: Helen Nulty Tel 07971 544 924 or email
Berkshire - Reading
Meetings are held in Reading at RISC meeting rooms, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS. Visitors always welcome. If you don't attend regularly, check the programme for supplies. Always bring needles, hooks and yarn, which should be smooth and light coloured unless stated otherwise. Meetings are currently on hold during Lockdown.
Contact : Linde Merrick, 37 Knox Green, Binfield,Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 4NZ. Tel 01344 457569 or email
The Birmingham branch meetings are normally held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am to 4 pm, in the Community Hub of John Lewis above New Street Station. The focus of the meetings is to socialise with fellow crafters, as well as learning specific skills or techniques from each other and invited guests.
Suggested donations to the Guild of £3 for each session are welcomed to help support our work in the area.
However, during Lockdown, we have moved our meetings online, using Zoom.
If you are interested in getting involved you can contact Karen by email or by ringing 07989 445 091.
Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Even Robots Need Blankets - A new "Learn to Crochet" branch for the Guild meet at Medbourne Pavilion, Pascal Drive, Medbourne, MK5 6LS. Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays from 7.15pm till 9pm including school holidays.
Meetings are held 10am to 4pm on the 2nd Sunday of the Month at Dunham Hill and Hapsford Village Hall, 7 Hob Lane, Dunham on the Hill, Frodsham WA6 OLW (a short drive from the M56). There is a charge of £4 for each meeting. People are welcome to come for all or part of the meeting. (No meetings in December and January.)
During lockdown, they are holding fortnightly Zoom meetings. Please contact Judy for the latest information.
Contact: Judy Jones Tel 01925 740386 or email
Truro - Meetings are held twice each month on the 1st Wednesday (6pm to 8pm) and 3rd Saturday (2pm to 4pm) at various local venues in and around Truro, all are welcome. Contact Anna for details of the next venue by email or mobile 07974 619 612
Devon - Dawlish
Crochet group meets every Wednesday morning from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Dawlish Baptist Church
Knitting group meets on Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the Dawlish Baptist Church.
There is a charge of £2 to cover the costs of refreshments and room hire. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or buy something from the range of shops nearby. Both groups welcome visitors.
Dorset - Hampshire - Coastal Machine Knitting Club
This machine knitting club meets on the first Thursday of each month from 3-5pm. Annual membership is £10, with an additional fee of £2 for each meeting (£4 for non-members, who may attend at most two meetings before joining).
Meetings are held at 17 Marlow Drive, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 2RR
Parking is available, and there is a bus stop nearby. The Branch was previously known as the "Carbery Machine Knitting Club", and you may have met them at Bournemouth Live! shows. The club has a Brother machine, but members wave a broad range of machines and a wealth of experience.
Contact: Janet Shuttleworth - 01425 83967 - email.
Hampshire - Fleet Knitting Club
Established over 40 years ago and now a fully-fledged Guild branch, meetings are held generally the 1st Tuesday of the month (but moves to 2nd or 5th Tuesday to fit around school closures) at Court Moor School, Spring Woods, Fleet, GU52 7RY from 8pm till 10pm. Hand and machine knitting, and crochet, cost £3 per meeting or £15 per year (for 10 meetings)
During Lockdown there are no meetings. To compensate, a monthly newsletter is emailed out and also appears on their Club Blog. For details, contact Sally below.
Contact Sally for
any further details by phone on 07961 038910 or email
Hampshire - Isle of Wight
Members on the IOW will be meeting monthly at various venues.
Contact - Christine Robbins by email for more details
Hampshire - Petersfield
Branch meetings are held bi-monthly at Winton House, 18 High St, Petersfield GU32 3JL from 2pm till 4pm.
Contact: Mary Austin Tel 01730 260034
Hampshire - Portsmouth - Drayton Machine Knitting Club
Meetings 2nd Monday of each month at St Andrews Church Hall, Havant Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, PO6 1AA from 1.30pm till 4.30pm there is a small charge of £3 per annum plus £2 per meeting to cover expenses. In addition two full "Knitting Days" are scheduled at the same venue on 21st September 2019 and 30th November 2019 from 9am till 5pm.
Kent - Folkestone
Granny Drops A Clanger : meet every Wednesday from 6-9pm at the Clearing Café, The QuarterHouse in Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent. During lockdown, the group leader is sending out a weekly email to engage members. Group Leader Deborah, contact her by email or telephone 07921 180 081 also Facebook @tattybunting and on Instagram @grannydropsaclanger
Lancashire - Weir
Weir Knit & Natter meet at Doals Centre, Burnely Road, Weir, OL13 8RW every Wednesday 9.30am till 11.30am. There is a small charge of £1.50 per meeting, refreshements included, ample parking.
During lockdown, they are running a Zoom session each Wednesday. Contact Glynis for detail.
Contact Glynis by email or phone 07867 311 483
Leicestershire and Rutland - We meet at 10 Cotswold Close, Melton Mowbray LE13 OJT on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 10.30am to 2pm. Bring a packed lunch. The venue has pet cats and dogs (not present at the meetings). If anyone has allergies please be aware. Contact Rebecca by email.
Lincoln - The branch meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Nettleham Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Nettleham, LN2 2PL. from 7.30pm till 9.30pm.
Contact: Julie Hulme Tel 07826 843987 or email
London - Central
Our branch meets roughly every other month on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 140 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HY which is fully accessible to wheelchair users and is opposite Barbican tube station. All our meetings are on Saturday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm. The cost for the meetings varies from £3 to £15 depending on the workshop/meeting and the price includes tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits.
We run a variety of workshops and talks as well as more informal social gatherings to exchange ideas, inspire and problem solve. We also have people on hand to teach you how to knit or crochet if you'd like to learn.
Everyone is welcome - knitters, crocheters, non-members, absolute beginners to experts and mostly those of us in between. All you need is a passion for yarn.
Contact: Susannah Matthews Tel 07977 208 121 or email
London - South East
Bromley branch meet at Patisserie Valerie on the ground floor of the Glades Shopping Centre in Bromley. on the first Saturday of each month from 1pm till 4pm.
During lockdown they are holding Zoom meetings on the first Saturday of the month. Details from Gill.
Contact: Gill Gardiner Tel 07729 733 618 or email
London - South West
The Branch normally meets in Kingston-upon-Thames on the last Saturday of the month (January to November). During Lockdown, a monthly 'Keeping in Touch' email is being sent instead.
Contact: Mary Gordon (020) 8337 6312 or email
London - West
The West London Branch normally meets at The Café, London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month from 1pm to 4pm. They are free to attend, but please purchase refreshments from the café.
This is an informal group suitable for absolute beginners and the more experienced alike, Child-friendly, accessible venue with free parking.
East London Crochet Group - Ilford
The East London Crochet Group first went public in September 2000, although it existed around the kitchen table for a long time before that, exploring Double Filet crochet with a number of colleagues and friends, so it has always been a specialist crochet group, existing alongside the London Group which we also supported. Our membership is correspondingly scattered, coming from as far as Warwickshire and even Fort William but with a strong local core.
Workshops are designed to provide projects for all levels of competence, from an ability to work trebles and chains upwards.
We meet 4 times a year at St. Mary's in Ilford and the inspiration for 2020 comes from the Fairy Tales, Fables & Legends. Our annual Residential Workshop at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre in August each year continues the chosen theme.
Cost of each day workshop (10am till 4pm) at St Mary's in Ilford is £15 for Guild members, £18 for non-members, which includes, tea, coffee, biscuits etc, please bring your own packed lunch. Dates for 2020 are as follows 3rd October, 5th December.
The Double Filet website also has more information.
Please contact Nic Walker for further details, Tel: 07734 581 345 or email
Yarn Addicts of Manchester, is a crochet and knitting group in central Manchester and is hosted on the social networking website, www.meetup.com.
Unlike the majority of knit and natter groups that meet during the day, we meet on the 2nd Saturday morning and the last Thursday evening every month, so it's perfect if you work 9 to 5.
The aim of the group is to get together with like-minded people to crochet and knit, have a chat with new friends, learn new stitches and share our love of all things woolly.
Absolute beginners are always welcome and there is always someone who can teach you the basics.
There is a one-off £2 fee to join the group which is used to cover the six-monthly Meetup hosting fee. More details about registration and attending our events can be found on our Meetup page
New branch in the North West will hold it's meetings at Vees Place (PLC Activities Club) 80 Kemble Street, Prescot, L34 5SF.
However, during the lockdown, they are using Zoom to deliver online meetings. To find out more, contact Marianne below.
Contact: Marianne Penny Email
Middlesex - Hounslow
Middlesex Machine Knitters meet 2nd Wednesday of each month 1.30pm till 3.30pm at Hounslow Community Centre, 9 Montague Road, Hounslow, TW3 1JY. £2.50 per meeting plus £20 subscription each half year.
For the lockdown, they have started a WhatsApp group, and also use email.
Contact Elaine by email
Norfolk Group - Norwich
The Norfolk Group regularly has members joining us from all over the county as well as from Suffolk. We meet on the last Friday of most months from 1.30 onwards at Evelyn Suffield House, 45 All Saints Green, Norwich, just up the road from John Lewis’, and round the corner from the bus station. We always have a Show and Tell of members work and exchange information and help on projects in hand in a friendly atmosphere. Do come and join us.
Contact: Rosemary Brown on 01485 518277 or email
Northamptonshire - Crick
Meetings are held on one or two Mondays each month between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in the Chapel Room , Crick United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, Crick, NN6 7TW. Knitters & crocheters welcome.
Contact Pat for details by email or phone 01788 822 091.
Northamptonshire - Long Buckby Machine Knitters
Meetings 2nd Monday of each month at Long Buckby Community Centre, 41 Station Road, Long Buckby, NN6 7QB from 2pm till 4pm. The meeting room is on the 1st floor but there is a lift and is wheelchair accessible, The club has machines so no need to bring your own. Sessions £2.50 for club members which includes tea and coffee.
On Monday 9 March 2020 from 12.30 to 4 pm, they are hosting Vikki Haffenden, the author of 'Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting'.
Contact Pat by email or phone 01788 822 091.
Northern Ireland - Belfast
Meetings every third Saturday from September to July, at Merville House, Belfast BT37 9TH. Knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving. £5 per meeting to cover lunch. Full disability access.
Contact Sam on 07946355681.
Nottinghamshire – Arnold, Notts
Mapperley Knit and Natter Club, meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month (except for Bank holidays when the meeting generally moves to the 2nd Monday of the month but do check) between 6.45pm and 9.00pm in the Killisick Community Centre, Killisick Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8DB. There is a club knitting machine for demonstrations and folk bring hand knitting, crochet or making up to do as well as a show and tell session. Cost £3 per meeting or an annual subscription which runs from April each year.
Contact Ann for
details by phone 01159 279 365 or Alison by email
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month and run from 11am until 3.00pm at Oxford Central Library, Queen Street, Westgate.
However, during Lockdown, their meetings have moved online, using Zoom. For detail contact Jane below.
Contact Jane Barton for further details.
Staffordshire - Lichfield Machine Knitting Club
Meetings on the 1st Wednesday of each month except August at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 8AY from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. Members £2, visitors £3 an additional cost per session is payable if hosting a speaker.
During the Lockdown, Lidia is keeping in touch with everyone by email.
Surrey - Aldershot
Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December) at Victoria Hall, Ash Hill Road, Ash, Near Aldershot, GU12 5DA, 10.30am to 3pm. Charge £2 (also covers rent), tea/coffee provided, bring own lunch. We are a friendly group, current members ages 30 - 90 all abilities. Visitors welcome. Bring needles/yarn and current project. Tuition available with occasional group workshops. There is a waiting list so please contact Janine....
Contact: Janine Rees Tel 01252 852038 or email
Sussex - West - Littlehampton
Meetings weekly 2-4 pm on Saturday afternoons at Parkside Church Hall and Southfields Jubilee Centre. Everyone welcome! Refreshments served. Cost £1.50 per meeting.
Contact: Please contact the Guild's Branch Leader who oversees all the Guild's branches - email.
Tyne & Wear - Sunderland
We meet in the Textile Gallery of Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens on the second Wednesday of every month except August, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m Visitors always welcome and help and guidance gladly given.
Contact: Cecilia Robinson, 0191 528 9154 or email
Warwickshire - Shipston on Stour - The club meets twice weekly
Monday 1900-2100 at Low Furlong, Darlingscote Road, Shipston on Stour, Warks CV36 4DR (retirement home)
Friday 1400-1700 at Rainbow Fields, The Driftway, Shipston on Stour, Warks CV36 4BU (sheltered living)
We make a £2 charge to cover the hire of the room and the cost of refreshments.
We have a Facebook Group (Shipston Knitting and Crochet Group)
Contact: Julie Pardoe mobile 07956 180 989 or email the club
Wiltshire - Westbury Woollies - Heywood
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month 10am till 12.30pm at Heywood Village Hall, Heywood, Westbury, BA13 4LR. Cost £2 for talks, workshops, demonstrations, free parking.
Contact Patricia by phone 01747 833672
Worcestershire - Timberdine Machine Knitting Club - Welland
Meet 2nd Monday of each month 1.30pm till 4.30pm at Veeda Glenta, Blackmore Park Road, Welland, Worcs, WR13 6NN. Cost £3 per meeting which includes refreshments plus £5 subscription for 12 months.
Contact Suzette by email or phone 01905 774579
York - Ewenique Machine Knitting Club - New Earswick
Meet 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 1.30pm till 4pm at The Folk Hall, New Earswick, York, YO32 4AQ
Contact Diana Beadle email or phone 01757 291 837
Yorkshire - South - Sheffield Area
We meet on the first Saturday of each month in the Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB between 2pm and 4pm and is £3.00 per session for visitors and if people would like to become members then it is and annual subscription of £16 paid in advance at the beginning of the year.
Contact Lydia Lowman: Mobile 07981 124337 or email
Yorkshire - West
Huddersfield, meetings 7.30pm-9.30pm on the third Thursday of every month at the Town Hall, Huddersfield. Meetings are free to guild members, £3 to non-members, and are usually either a workshop, trunk-show, talk, or show & tell. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group, and always offer a warm welcome to new members.
Contact: Marie Wright by email
Leeds - Central, meetings in the Community Hub at John Lewis, Victoria Gate, Leeds, LS2 7AR from 10am for a prompt start at 10.30am though till 1pm. The Community Hub is located adjacent to the haberdashery department and "The Place to Eat" on the 4th Floor. With the some of the latest knitting and crochet magazines to browse, we catch up the latest news, share our current projects and then settle in for a workshop session.
During Lockdown, with no meetings taking place, this branch is holding online meetings - aiming at once a fortnight. For details contact Tricia below.
Contact Tricia by email or phone 07905 796 563
Wakefield, meetings first Tuesday of each month 7 - 9 pm at yarn shop Wool n Stuff, 46 Upper Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1TQ.
Contact: Vicki Cole by phone on 01924 565 740 or email
Anne Stephen is the contact for the virtual branch of Scotland. You can get in touch with her by email