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.

Some Yarn Shops offer discounts for members and we hope more will be added in the coming months. These are shown in the list below – check our local yarn shop page for other Yarn Shops.

Current offers

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Coast magazine – discounted annual subscription

Receive 12 issues of Coast at a discount. 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 ...

Festival of Quilts discounted entry

Save money when you join in the fun at The Festival of Quilts from 1st - 4th August 2024. The Festival of Quilts was launched in 2003 in partnership with The Quilters’ Guild as a hub for people from all over the world to come together and share their passion for quilting. 20 years on and it’s now the biggest quilting show in Europe, featuring workshops, talks, one of the world’s largest quilt competitions, a huge range of quilt materials and brands to shop from, and so much more! To make things even better, members of the Guild can get ...
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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! ...
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Hooked On Crochet – London

10% discount offered to members. Location: 46 Greenvale Road. London. SE9 1PD. Telephone: 07597 236545 Website: Email: ...
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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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KCG2305 – The Lost Flock – Jane Cooper

Watch Jane describe how she discovered "The Lost Flock," saved it and learned from it ...

Knitting & Stitching Show – Belfast 7-10 Nov 2024 Discount

Immediate Live are offering members a £2 discount on admission to The Knitting & Stitching Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast from 7th – 10th November 2024! ...
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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 (9 issues) or 2 years (18 issues) of Knitting Magazine ...
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Lily Kate France patterns – 10% off

Lilly Kate France is offering members 10% off her patterns ...
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McIntosh – online

McIntosh is a small hand-dyed wool company based in London. McIntosh's story is all about natural fibres, pure wools and well-being. McIntosh offers a discount for Guild members ...
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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! ...
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Rothko and Frost (online) offer 15% discount

Rothko & Frost offers 15% discount on their recycled, sustainable yarns for members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Location: Telephone: 01574 546 119. Website: Email: ...
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Rowan Connect weekends – 20% off

ROWAN CONNECT Weekends take place four times a year. They are virtual events that include workshops, presentations and interviews. When you register, you get access to a range of complimentary sessions including talks and interviews featuring Rowan Designers and other industry experts. Plus, you can join live, virtual workshops led by top-notch instructors from around the world ...
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Stag and Bow

Stag and Bow offers 10% discount for members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild.
Location: 8, Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3XU.
Telephone: 0208 291 4992.
Email: ...
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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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Stitchtopia Craft Holidays – 5% discount

Stitchtopia are proud to offer members of the Knitting and Crochet Guild a 5% discount on ANY of their crafting holidays! With a remarkable collection of knitting, crochet, patchwork and quilting, embroidery, and textile holidays to choose from, you’re truly spoilt for choice! Alongside a small group of like-minded others who share your passion, enjoy workshops led by renowned experts and take the opportunity to explore wonderful destinations across the UK, Europe, and the world ...
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The Nimble Thimble

The Nimble Thimble offers 10% discount for members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Location: The Nimble Thimble, 1D Well Street. Buckingham. Buckinghamshire. MK18 1EW. Telephone: 01298 822236 Website: Email: ...
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Threads Wool Shop – Dumbarton

Threads Wool Shop offers a 10% discount for members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Location: 143, Glasgow Road. Dumbarton. G82 1RQ Telephone: 01389 761385 Website: Email: ...
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Videos for Members

We have created a collection of videos for members to view - you need to be logged in to watch them ...

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 ...

Wool n Stuff – Wakefield

Wool n Stuff offers 10% discount to members of the Knitting & Crochet Guild - both online and in store!. Location: 46 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1TQ Phone: 01924 565740 Email: Website: ...
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Yarn Journal – £5 discount

Yarn journal is a bi-annual publication with a large and varied list of contributors. Members can claim £5 discount ...