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 any of these groups and if they would like to become official branches of the Guild in future.

If you are a knitting or crochet group that meets regularly and would like to be included on this page and our interactive map please complete this form and return it to our membership team.

Group list updated: 02 June 2021

England

Bedfordshire

Edlesborough

Knit 'n' Stitch

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

First and third Mondays of the month 1.45pm to 3.45pm

Location: Memorial Hall, High Street, Edlesborough, LU6 2HX

Cost: Max £3

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Coordinator

Heather Westwood - email - 01525 839803

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Heath and Reach

Heath and Reach

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

First and third Tuesday of the month except August 10am to 12pm

Location: Rushmere Country Park Tree Tops Café, Linslade Road, Rushmere Park, LU7 0EB

Cost: Parking £3 plus coffee

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Coordinator

Marian - email

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Houghton Regis

Houghton Regis

Meeting dates and times

Fourth Monday of the month 10.30am to 12.30pm

Location: The White Lion, Watling Street, LU6 1RS

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Coordinator

Pat Dipple - email

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Houghton Regis Houghton Hall

All welcome 3hours free parking(sometimes stopping for lunch!)

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 10am to 12 noon (approx)

Location: Houghton Hall Park Visitor's Centre, 41 Park Rd North, LU5 5FU

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Coordinator

Marian - email

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Houghton Regis Community Centre

Meeting dates and times

First and third Mondays of the month

Location: Community Centre, Ash Room, LU5 5ES

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Coordinator

Pat Dipple - email

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Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard Ship

Meeting dates and times

Third Monday of each month 5.30pm to 9pm

Location: The Ship, 90 Wing Rd, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2NN

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Coordinator

Tina Patterson - email

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Knit and Natter

Meeting dates and times

Last Tuesday of the month 6pm to 9pm

Location: The Oliver & Hare, 2 Hockliffe street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HJ

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Stitchers Club

Please contact the library. Just turn up

Meeting dates and times

Some Saturday afternoons - please check with the library for dates 2pm to 4pm

Location: The Library, Lake St. Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RX

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Coordinator

Helen - email

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Leighton Buzzard Swan High

Just turn up

Meeting dates and times

First Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm

Location: The Swan, 50 High Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1EA

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Coordinator

Helen - email

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Leighton Buzzard Picture House

Just turn up, we would love to see you

Meeting dates and times

Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 12pm

Location: The Picture House, 8 Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RT

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Coordinator

Helen - email

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Knit and Tonic

Just turn up

Meeting dates and times

Second Tuesday of the month from 7pm 10am to 12pm

Location: The Black Lion Pub, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1EA

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Coordinator

Helen - email

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Bristol

Bristol

Bristol Redfield

All welcome. Contact is a Facebook page BS5 Ktog

Meeting dates and times

Third and fifth Tuesdays of the month 7.45pm to 9.45pm

Location: St Georges Hall Pub {Weatherspoons], 203 Church Rd Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9HL

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Bristol Hanham

Please note this is held upstairs. Just turn up as all welcome. Contact is a Facebook page BS5 Ktog

Meeting dates and times

Fourth Tuesday of the month 7.45pm to 9.45pm

Location: Jolly Sailor Pub [Weatherspoons] High Street, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3DQ

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Buckinghamshire

Winchmore Hill

Stitch & bitch Winchmore Hill

We're a mixed group of ages and abilities

Meeting dates and times

Mondays from 7.30pm

Location: Potters Arms, Winchmore Hill, HP7 0PW

Find out more

Coordinator

Lisa - email

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Cambridgeshire

Melbourn

Yap & Yarn

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 7pm to 9pm

Saturdays 11am to 1pm

Location: Melbourn

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Coordinator

Samantha - email - 07387100455

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Cornwall

Bodmin

Kernow Machine Knitters - Bodmin

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. All types of machines are covered and we have several talented and experienced members than willing to pass on their knowledge.

Meeting dates and times

Third Saturday of the month (except December as it clashes with Christmas). Start at 10:30 am and finish when we all stop talking about 2 hours later

Location: Sally's house

Find out more

Coordinator

Sally - email - 01208 264113

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Newquay

Kernow Machine Knitters - Newquay

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. All types of machines are covered and we have several talented and experienced members than willing to pass on their knowledge.

Meeting dates and times

First Friday of the month Starting at 2pm for about 2 hours

Location: Michelle's house

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Coordinator

Michelle - email - 01637 876660

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Penzance

Penzance Wools Causewayhead

Guild member Helen runs a weekly meeting for both knitting and crochet. 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.

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 7pm to 9pm

Location: Harbour Wools, 25 Causewayhead, TR18 2SP

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Coordinator

Helen - 01736 874 455

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Derbyshire

Matlock

Stitch Knit & Natter

We are a happy, friendly group of like-minded folk who enjoy all forms of stitching, knitting, crochet and natter. Refreshments are available and anyone who may be interested would be very welcome.

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 2pm to 4pm

Location: Whitworth Centre, Dale Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4 2EQ

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Coordinator

Marilyn Swannell - 01629 733246

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Essex

Mannningtree

Yarn & Thread

An informal craft and social group, where we bring our own work, sometimes try something new, help and guide each other.

Meeting dates and times

Fourth Tuesday of the month 2pm to 4pm

Location: St John Ambulance Hall, Station Road, Manningtree

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Hampshire

Weyhill

Beaker Button Craft Club

We are a small but friendly group of ladies (at present, men are welcome). Mostly we’re knitters and crocheters but we have sewers, spinners, weavers and button makers.

Meeting dates and times

Wednesdays and Saturdays 2pm to 4pm

Location: Beaker Button, Studio 11, Fairground Craft Centre, Weyhill, Hampshire, SP11 0QN

Find out more

Coordinator

Jen Best - email - 01264748070

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Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Yarn!

Meeting dates and times

Second Thursday of the month 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Location: 3-5 Hammonds Yard, King Street, Huddersfield. HD1 2QY

Find out more

Coordinator

Debbie Ford - email

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Huddersfield in Cafe Society

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 11am to 1pm

Location: Upstairs in Cafe Society, Byram Street. HD1 1DR

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Coordinator

Barbara Smith - email

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Slaithwaite

The Wool Brigade

General chat, discuss and help others with their wool craft problems. Show and tell. 1st Tuesday in the month we hold a skills session where someone comes in to demo / mini workshop - costs £5

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm

Location: The Watershed, 22 Bridge Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield. HD7 5JN

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Coordinator

Gill Bond - email

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Kent

Bromley

Knit and Natter with Marjorie in Bromley

The group is always there at the appointed times. Just turn up. Swap phone numbers with Marjorie at the meeting. The cafe is in a building, which houses AgeUK on one of its floors. If you are not working on your own project, you could knit little hats (like egg cosies) for the Big Knit Age UK Charity. The cafe and toilets on the ground floor are on one level with a ramp up into the building. All welcome.

Meeting dates and times

First and third Tuesdays of the month 1pm to 3pm

Location: The South Cafe on the ground floor of Community House (opp Fire Station), 11, South Street, Bromley, BR1 1RH

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Coordinator

Marjorie Needham

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Deal

Deal Dining Club

Meeting dates and times

Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm

Location: Dining Club, 69 Middle Street, Deal, CT14 6HP

Find out more

Coordinator

Terri Lambert - 0784 154 627

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Yarn Club

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Location: St Andrews Church Hall, West Street, Deal, CT14 6DY

Find out more

Coordinator

Sue Feichter - 07976 932 276

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Deal library

Meeting dates and times

Fortnightly on Fridays

Location: Deal library, 5 Broad Street, Deal, CT14 6ER

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Coordinator

Joy Callan - 03000 413 131

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Otford

RVS: Otford Yarn Crafters

Second Tuesday of the month at the Hospice of Hope teashop in Otford with hot/cold drinks and cake available for purchase. Fourth Tuesday of the month at The Woodman pub, Otford with hot and cold drinks available for purchase.

Meeting dates and times

Second Tuesday of the month (hospice) 10am to 11am

Fourth Tuesday of the month 6pm tp 8pm

Location: Two venues in Otford

Find out more

Coordinator

Elaine Braken - email - chris.scantlebury@btinternet.com

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Sittingbourne

Sittingboune

Guild member Jean Farquharson runs these sessions at the yarn shop which she runs with her business partner Caroline. They put their information on their Facebook Page “Hours knit and stitch” if any information changes.

Meeting dates and times

First Friday of the month - knit, crochet, sew and chat evening 6pm to 8pm

Saturdays - drop in session for knitting and crochet 3pm to 5pm

Location: Hours Knit and Stitch, 57 West Street, Sittingbourne Kent. ME10 1AN

Find out more

Coordinator

Jean Farquharson or Caroline - 01795 599 442

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Lancashire/Merseyside

Blackburn

Blackburn Village Hall

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 2pm to 4pm

Location: Mellor Village Hall, Mellor Lane, Nr Blackburn, BB2 7EW

Find out more

Coordinator

Janine

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Burscough

Slipway Stitchers

Every one welcome.

Meeting dates and times

Thursday 1pm to about 4 ish

Location: Slipway Pub near the Wool Boat moorings, alongside the canal on Crabtree Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0RN

Find out more

Coordinator

Carol - 07919 598911

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Rochdale

Stitch & Bitch

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 7pm to 9pm

Location: Littleborough Cricket Club, Littleborough, Rochdale. OL15 9LD

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St Helens

St Helens

Children over 6 are welcome during school holidays, extra charge. All welcome

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 10am to 12pm

Location: Momo’s Coffee Shop, 8 Cotham Street, St Helens. WA10 1SA

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Leicestershire and Rutland

Melton Mowbray

Meldon Mowbray

Wide range of ages and abilities, knitting and crochet and members of the Guild and non-members at all of these meetings. There is no agenda, no theme, just bring your current project.

Meeting dates and times

Wednesdays - The Crown Inn, Burton Street 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Third Monday of the month - Harboro Hotel, Burton Street 10am to 12pm

Location: Two venues in Melton Mowbray, LE13 1AE

Cost: £1

Find out more

Coordinator

Rebecca Price - email - 07870 596565

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Lincolnshire

Fenton

Fenton Knitting Group

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. Ample free parking. Group leader: Sue, a qualified and experienced tutor.

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30pm

Location: Sue's home: The Barn, Fenton. LN1 2BW

Find out more

Coordinator

Sue - email - 01427 717862

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London

Barbican

Craft & Conversation

We are a group of people of all ages and abelites. Everyone is welcome - just drop in sometime between 11am and 3pm. Knitting tuition given for free. Beginners' materials provided. On entering the library turn left and left again and you'll find us sat near the window.

Meeting dates and times

Mondays 11am to 3pm

Location: Barbican Library, Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Find out more

Coordinator

Santosh - email - 07976 719596

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Blackheath

Blackheath

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

First and third Saturdays From 2pm

Location: Blackheath Library, Old Dover Rd, SE3 7BT

Find out more

Coordinator

Cherry - 07930314525

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Eltham

Crochet ‘n’ Natter

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 10.30 to 12.30

Location: Pottery on the Parade, 92 Westmount Rd, SE9 1UT

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Coordinator

Sylvia Becker - email

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Plaistow

Knit & Natter Group - E13

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

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm

Location: St Philips Church, Whitwell Road (off Balaam Street) Plaistow, E13 8BP

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Southbank

Naughty Knitters

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays from 5.30pm

Location: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

Find out more

Coordinator

Christine - 07960182798

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Sydenham

Yo Crochet Meet Up

Guild Member Lindy Zubairy has been hosting this meetup in her home since 2012, originally as a way to stay in touch with people she has taught to crochet in various local venues. A faithful core of regulars are always happy to meet new beginners and old-hands alike. This is a good place to take your first steps in crochet as there is no shortage of willing help, and Lindy is a seasoned and qualified teacher with a regular gig at the WI college in Abingdon. You would be equally as welcome if you simply wish to join a merry band of like-minded souls and make some new friends. We are mostly all Guild members but this is not a compulsory requirement, and we sometimes organise extra-curricular joint jaunts, such as The London Yarn Crawl, trips to out of town yarn shops and exhibitions, and, of course, the amazing Guild Conventions!

Meeting dates and times

Most Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm

Location: 8 Ormanton Road, Sydenham, SE26 6RB

Find out more

Coordinator

Lindy Zubairy - email - 07776 174889

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Willesden Green

NW10 Knitters

I started the group as a way of socialising with other knitters who live in my part of London as most groups seem to be in the South of London or home counties. The venue is wheelchair accessible and medium sized with toilet facilities. It is very near to Willesden Green tube station (Jubilee Line)

Meeting dates and times

Every 2 weeks on Saturdays - contact Kaye for exact dates 10am until noon

Location: Gail’s Bakery, 82 Walm Lane, NW2 4RA

Find out more

Coordinator

Kaye Powell - email - 0794 425 7066

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Manchester

Manchester

FECK (Friday Evening City Knitters)

All knitters and crocheters welcome! email Melanie to get latest information.

Meeting dates and times

Fridays from 5pm

Location: Caffè Nero on Market Street (next to Primark), 106-122 Market St, Manchester, M1 1WA

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Coordinator

Melanie - email

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Coronation Clickers Knit and Natter

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.

Meeting dates and times

Mondays from 10am to 12pm

Location: Coronation Road Community Library, Westminster Avenue, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3WD

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Coordinator

Dina Newton-Edwards - email

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North Yorkshire

Harrogate

At Home in Harrogate

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.

Meeting dates and times

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm

Location: Cafe Indulge, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate, HG2 8QT

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Coordinator

Gillian Oliver - email

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Community Knitting Group

The aim is to meet new friends and to knit/crochet for a charity that each individual would like to support. By offering a variety of charities you can choose to make something you enjoy - be it blanket squares/hats/scarves for the Homeless; hats/matinee jackets for premature babies; worry monsters for children undergoing psychiatric help; twiddle muffs for dementia sufferers - the choice is yours. The aim is to have fun whilst doing something worthwhile for others.

Meeting dates and times

Last Monday of the month (see website for further details) 10am to 12pm

Location: St Peter's Church, Cambridge Street, Harrogate, HG1 1PB

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Coordinator

Susan Rutherford - email - 01423 816618

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Scarborough

Scarborough

Guild member Catherine is happy to teach both knitting and crochet.

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays - knit and knatter 2pm to 4pm

Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm - crochet group

Location: Alibaabaas Wool Shop, Dean Road Scarborough

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Coordinator

Catherine - email - 01723 376947

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Northamptonshire

Earls Barton

Woolly Workers

We have a group of ladies that come every week to work on their own projects but are also very helpful with others projects. There is parking available on site and disabled parking. Wheelchairs are able to come through the shop towards the craft room but as it becomes fuller it may be more difficult so earlier arrival would be recommended.

Meeting dates and times

Fridays 10am to 4pm

Location: Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop, Mears Ashby Road, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0HQ

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Coordinator

Michelle Williams - email - 01604810910

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Northumberland

Allendale

Knit & Natter Group

Meeting dates and times

Fridays 10am to 12.30pm

Location: Studio 11 of The Allendale Forge Studios, Allendale, Northumberland, NE47 9BD

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Coordinator

Christine Downie - email

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Crochet Club

Meeting dates and times

First Tuesday of the month (except August) 10am to 12.30pm

Location: Studio 11 of The Allendale Forge Studios, Allendale, Northumberland, NE47 9BD

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Coordinator

Christine Downie - email

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Oxfordshire

Stanford in the Vale

Cast-On! Knitting Group

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!

Meeting dates and times

Second and last Wednesdays of the month 7pm to 9.30pm

Location: The Horse and Jockey, Faringdon Road, Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, SN7 8NN

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Coordinator

Ruth Chester - email - 01367 710 362

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Wantage

Wantage Knitwits et Al

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

First Thursday of each month 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Location: Wantage Library, OX12 7BB

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Wales

Pontyclun

Pontyclun Ammonite Yarns

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 10am to 12pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Location: Ammonite Yarns, 7 Llantrisant Road, Pontyclun. CF72 9DP

Find out more

Coordinator

Gaëlle Henriet - email - 01443520200

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Warwickshire

Nuneaton

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meeting dates and times

Fridays 10am to 12pm

Location: Nuneaton Methodist Church, 100 Abbey Street, Nuneaton. CV11 5BX

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Coordinator

Anne - email - 07949 045 298

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Stitch Up

all crafts welcome

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Location: Nuneaton Library, Church Street, CV11 4DR

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West Midlands

Coleshill

Knit, Natter & Crochet Group

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

Mondays 10am to 1pm

Location: Coleshill Town Hall, High Street, B46 3BG

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Coordinator

Kim - email - 07584656701

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West Yorkshire

Clifton

All welcome

Meeting dates and times

Every other Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.45pm

Location: Clifton Brighouse, St John the Evangelist Church, Towngate, Clifton, HD6 4JS

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Coordinator

Louise Crossley

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Wakefield

Odd Balls Knitting Group

All welcome. Guild meetings are also held here

Meeting dates and times

Saturdays and Wednesdays 10am to 12pm (Sat), 4pm to 7.30pm (Weds)

Mondays and Tuesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Location: Wool n Stuff, 12 Cross Square, Wakefield, WF1 1PH

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Coordinator

Vicki - email - 01924 565 740

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Isle of Skye

Broadford

Ewe Time

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays

Location: Handspinner Having Fun, Old Pier Road, Broadford, Isle of Skye. IV49 9AE

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Coordinator

Bev - 01471 822876

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Scotland

Aberdeenshire

Newmachar

Newmachar

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays from 10am

Location: Cafe in Axis Centre, 9 School Rd, Newmachar, nr Aberdeen. AB21 0WB

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Highland

Inverness

Institches at Eden Court

We meet and natter, help one another, teach and learn new skills, share knowledge and ideas. We have been meeting online during COVID. Access for all as meet in theatre café. Parking available but it costs.

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays drop in 5:30 to 8:30pm

Location: Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness. IV3 5SA

Cost: Free but buy a drink in the cafe.

Craft: Stitching crafts, mainly knitting and crochet.

Find out more

Coordinator

Barbara Davis - email

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Scottish Borders

Kelso

Knit a Square Circle

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.

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 10am to 11am

Location: Ace Centre (next to Border Ice Rink), Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. TD5 7SL

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Coordinator

Alison - email

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West Dumbertonshire

Dumbarton

Threads Wool Shop

Also learn to crochet classes at various times throughout the year

Meeting dates and times

Wednesdays - knitting group 7pm to 9pm

Thursdays - crochet group 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Location: 143 Glasgow Road, Dumbarton, G82 1RQ

Find out more

Coordinator

Linda McDonald - email - 01389 761385 during opening hours

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