Benefits of joining the Knitting & Crochet Guild

  • Our quarterly journal, Slipknot, is published in March, June, September & December each year, which includes authoritative articles written by members on techniques, special projects, our Collection and Guild events, book reviews, news of what’s happening in our branches, visits to exhibitions and shows of interest to our knitting and crochet community. Members can also view some past copies online. If you wish to contribute a piece to the next edition, please contact the editor using the contact form.
  • Across the Needlebed is an online publication mainly for machine knitters available only to members. Always a good read, it contains hints and tips, examples of work and many other aids to improving your machine knitting. Hand knitters and crocheters also find that many of the articles also apply to their crafts. If you wish to contribute a piece to the next edition, please contact the editor using the contact form.
  • Quarterly mail newsletter by email.
  • Access to free patterns from the Guild’s extensive archive, some available for dowload, others on request from our Collections Team using our contact form.
  • Opportunities to visit our Collection at Britannia Mill.
  • Reduced charges for members at Collection Open Days.
  • Branch meetings where you can develop your knitting & crochet skills, with like-minded enthusiasts and expert practitioners who nurture those who are keen to learn.
  • Discounts on charges at some Branch meetings.
  • Member-only access to our AGM and Annual Convention with workshops and other activities.
  • Member-only access to videoed talks and special discounts.

Why not join us?

If you like what you see, it is easy and inexpensive to join us online, by post or by phone.

Offers and discounts for members

From time to time we can give additional benefits through the offers and discounts we have negotiated on behalf of members.

Yarn shop members Threads Wool Shop – Dunbarton & Wool n Stuff – Wakefield offer discounts for members and we hope more will be added in the coming months, check our local yarn shop page for the current deals.

Current offers

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Arena Travel – including Stitchtopia knitting & crochet holidays

Arena Travel offer members 5% discount to members on all holidays - on top of any other offer. This includes the exciting range of knitting and crochet holidays offered by Stitchtopia. Designed with you in mind! Inspirational tutors and workshops, small, intimate groups, quality hotels and single guests welcome and looked after. You can find out more on their website or by calling them on 0330 822 2161. Even better, Arena Travel offers 5% additional discount on holidays booked by members of the Guild. We list Stitchtopia holidays in our Events section ...
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Coast magazine – discounted annual subscription

Receive 12 issues of Coast for only £35.93. Explore our wonderful shoreline with Coast – the only magazine that exclusively covers the coastline of the British Isles ...
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Crowood Press offers 20% off books by Guild members

The Crowood Press offers members 20% discount on books written by Guild members Alison Ellen, Angharad Thomas, Emma Vining, and Rita Taylor ...
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Fair Isle by Nic Corrigan – 15% discount

The Crowood Press is proud to offer members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild 15% discount on Fair Isle by Nic Corrigan, a book on machine knitting techniques. Whether you’re an experienced hand knitter taking up machine knitting for the first time or an established machine knitter looking for the confidence and knowledge to further your skills, this accessible book offers a step-by-step guide to the practical techniques of Fair Isle knitting on the machine and the considerations that are specific to two-colour knitting. Includes 5 full patterns with colour charts. Find out more about the book on The Crowood ...
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruise lines offer EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS for Knitting & Crochet Guild members: 10% OFF your first sailing ON TOP OF any current offers! The Knitting & Crochet Guild has teamed up with award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to give members a very tempting 10% discount on their first sailing with them - and that's on top of any current offers. Existing Fred. Olsen customers can save 5%, in addition to their 5% Loyalty Club discount. With departure ports located across the UK and more than 200 ports of call to choose from, you can travel the whole world with ...
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Inside Crochet offers 20% discount

Inside Crochet is offering 20% discount to members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. This applies to six and twelve month subscriptions (except those paid by direct debit) ...
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Knitting Magazine offers 40% discount

Knitting magazine has an exclusive subscription offer for Knitting & Crochet Guild members: Save 40% off when you subscribe to 1 year (12 issues) of Knitting Magazine (an extra saving of £31.20 for a year's subscription for members - price correct in December 2022). This offer is valid for NEW subscribers and for the paper edition only. It expires 31 December 2024 ...
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McIntosh offers 15% discount for Members

McIntosh offers 15% discount to members on purchases from their website: McIntosh (and free UK package and posting) McIntosh is a small hand-dyed wool company based in London.
McIntosh's story is all about natural fibres, pure wools and well-being.
All their yarns are hand-dyed to order ...
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Patron Jane Crowfoot’s design at the Oscars after-party!

We are delighted that Justin Bieber chose to wear a crochet blanket at the Oscar awards after-party - and even more pleased that he chose one (Persian Tiles) designed by our patron Jane Crowfoot. Congratulations to Jane for reaching such starry heights. Wear your hand-crafted items with pride - they are the new designer-chic! To celebrate this honour, Jane is offering members a discount of 20% on the pattern for this blanket ...
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Stitch Station – Warrington

Stitch Station offers 5% discount on yarn purchases (excluding Yarn Unique) for members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Location: Stitch Station, 6 Station Road, Great Sankey, Warrington. Cheshire. WA5 1RQ Telephone: 07961 667585 Website: Email: ...
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Textile Travels London – 25% discount (offer ends 31 Dec)

Textile Travels Paris and Textile Travels London are a new kind of online guide for textile enthusiasts of all kinds planning a visit to either city. These fabulous guides are available as PDFs and can be downloaded individually, or together for a reduced price, from the Textile Tours of Paris website. The guides include 20 pages with a fantastic list of boutiques, museums, galleries, fabric stores and neighbourhoods, flea markets, bookstores, libraries, interior fabric stores, passementeries and guided tours that textile enthusiasts can enjoy. When you click on the name of each place it will take you directly to a ...
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The Lost Flock – 30% discount (offer ends 30 Nov) and an exclusive talk by the author

Chelsea Green Publishing are offering members 30% discount on "The Lost Flock" by Jane Cooper until 30 November. Jane gave an exclusive online talk to members on 16 November and a video will be available for members to view shortly. The story of the remarkable and rare little horned sheep, known as Orkney Boreray, and the wool-obsessed woman who moved to one of Scotland’s wildest islands to save them. Cal Flyn, author of Islands of Abandonment ...
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Threads Wool Shop – Dunbarton

Yarn shop member Threads Wool Shop in Dunbarton offers discounts for members. Find out more about Threads and how to claim your discount on our page about Threads ...

Vikki Haffenden books published by Crowood Press – 15% discount

The Crowood Press is proud to offer members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild 15% discount on books by Vikki Haffenden. Find out more about the books on The Crowood Press website ...

Wool n Stuff – Wakefield

Yarn shop Wool n Stuff in Wakefield offers 10% discount to members. Please see our page for Wool n Stuff to find out more ...