Local Groups & Meetings

Here is a small selection of groups which although they are not branches of the Knitting & Crochet Guild, 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.

Status of groups listed on this page

The Knitting & Crochet Guild publishes the list of groups on this page in good faith, based on information provided by the groups themselves. If there is an issue, please raise it with the group concerned.

Groups listed on this page have no relationship with the Knitting & Crochet Guild other than the listing itself. The fact that a group is listed on this page does not imply any responsibility of the Knitting & Crochet Guild for that group, nor does it imply that the Guild has any influence over how that group is run.

It is the responsibility of the groups themselves to notify the Guild of any changes to the information they have provided.

Group list updated: 10 July 2022

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Heather Westwood - email - 01525 839803

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Heath and Reach

Heath and Reach

This group currently meets outside until the cafe reopens.

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Marian - email

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Houghton Regis

Houghton Regis

Meeting dates and times

First and Third Mondays of the month 10.30am to 12.30pm

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Tina Patterson - email

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Gogglefrogs

Googlefrogs is an online group run by Angela Bailey and Robert Rowley. It is held on Demio and those joining in can see the presenters but not each other. This is an online texting chat.

Meeting dates and times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 10am to midday.

Wednesday 8pm

Location: Online

Find out more

Coordinator

Angela Bailey

Robert Rowley

Links

Find more information on their Facebook page

Entry updated: 24 March 2022. Report a problem with this entry.

Knit and Tonic

In-person meetings have resumed.

Just turn up

Meeting dates and times

Second Tuesday of the month 7:30pm

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Helen - email

Entry updated: 13 May 2022. Report a problem with this entry.

Buckinghamshire

Milton Kenes

Milton Keynes Crafting Club

Everyone from a beginner upwards is welcome to join us for a coffee, chat and lots of crafting. Members on hand to help you get started but bring your latest WIP along and lets craft together!! Wheelchair accessible. Free parking.

Meeting dates and times

Every Thursday.

Location: Bradwell Sports and Social Club, Abbey Rd, Bradwell, Milton Keynes MK13 9AR

Cost: £10 joining (includes access to social club outside session hours for you and your family for the year). Then £3 per session – includes refreshments

Craft: Hand knitting, Crochet, Machine Knitting, General Crafting

Find out more

Coordinator

Laura Campion - email - 07538249324

Links

Contact the organiser for details.

Entry updated: 24 September 2021. Report a problem with this entry.

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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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

Find out more

Coordinator

Michelle - email - 01637 876660

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Devon

Honiton

Star Crafters

We are an informal group – but check we are meeting before your turn up. Although there is a lot of general chat, we offer support to knitters and crocheters of all abilities, including complete beginners. Bring something to work on!

Meeting dates and times

Mondays 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Star Inn, 33 New Street, Honiton EX14 1BS

Cost: Buy a drink at the venue.

Craft: Hand knitting, crochet and other crafts

Find out more

Coordinator

Elsie - email

Entry updated: 31 October 2021. Report a problem with this entry.

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Organiser - email

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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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Kent

Deal

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Joy Callan - 03000 413 131

Entry updated: 17 February 2022. Report a problem with this entry.

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 Bracken - email - chris.scantlebury@btinternet.com

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Lancashire/Merseyside

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Organiser - 07561538314

Entry updated: 17 February 2022. Report a problem with this entry.

Leicestershire and Rutland

Melton Mowbray

Melton 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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Knit for Health with Mycenae House

Knit for Health with Mycenae House Reach Out Group for those who feel lonely and/or isolated. Volunteers can teach you to knit and crochet or more advanced knitters can join the knitting group – no charge it’s FREE (Refreshments available in cafe/bar area at a cost)

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 1 to 3 pm

Location: Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, Blackheath, SE3 7SE

Cost: Free to attend. Refreshments available from cafe/bar at normal prices.

Craft: Hand knitting, Crochet.

Find out more

Coordinator

Deborah Fitzpatrick - 0208 858 1749

Links

Visit the group's Facebook page

Entry updated: 08 February 2022. Report a problem with this entry.

Eltham

Crochet ‘n’ Natter

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 10.30 to 12.30

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Sylvia Becker - email

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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

Organiser - 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

Find out more

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Dina Newton-Edwards - email

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North Yorkshire

Harrogate

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Contact the library

Links

See our Facebook page

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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

Find out more

Coordinator

Anne - email - 07949 045 298

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Stitch Up! at Nuneaton library

all crafts welcome

Meeting dates and times

Tuesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Location: Nuneaton Library, Church Street, CV11 4DR

Find out more

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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

Find out more

Coordinator

Kim - email - 07584656701

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West Yorkshire

Huddersfield

Huddersfield in Cafe Society

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 11am to 1pm

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Barbara Smith - email

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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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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

Find out more

Coordinator

Gill Bond - email

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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

Find out more

Coordinator

Vicki - email - 01924 565 740

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Wirral

Wallasey

Inspire Crochet Group

Weekly crochet group with lots of chatting for all abilities and ages. Free of charge, parking is also free. If you need wheelchair access, please contact the organiser or the Café directly prior to the event.

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Location: Inspire Community Cafe, Breck Road. Wallasey

Cost: Free

Craft: Crochet

Find out more

Coordinator

Judit Kocsis-Barna - email

Entry updated: 17 September 2021. Report a problem with this entry.

Worcestershire

Worcester

Worcester, Timberdine Machine Knitting Club

This machine knitting club meets monthly.

Meeting dates and times

Second Monday of each month. 1pm-4pm.

Location: The venue is a private house, so please request details

Craft: Machine knitting.

Find out more

Coordinator

Linda Saddles - 01684 593344

Pat Mills - 01905 754743

sue@incoming-email.co.uk - 01905 774579 - Sue Williams

Entry updated: 28 January 2022. Report a problem with this entry.

Scotland

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

Entry updated: 02 June 2021. Report a problem with this entry.

Isle of Skye

Broadford

Ewe Time

Meeting dates and times

Thursdays

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

Find out more

Coordinator

Bev - 01471 822876

Entry updated: 17 February 2022. Report a problem with this entry.

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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