Knitted blankets (Charity Knitting)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Craft Club Knitalong and Craft Club Training

Craft Club is a Crafts Council initiative to introduce young people to craft. Training sessions are provided for volunteers to take craft to young people - schools, after school clubs, youth centres, and so on. After our  training my friend Frances and I took Hand Knitting into Fusion, school holiday activities from aged 8 to 18, under the Craft Club "Knit one, pass it on" scheme. This has proved to be very successful.

The Craft Club is holding two events in the near future. The information about both has been 'cut and paste' from the Craft Action Network (CAN) website.

The Cinema Knitalong in Norwich
Time: September 8, 2012 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: Norwich Cinema City
Street: St Andrew's Street
City/Town: Norwich
Website or Map: http://cinemaknitalongnorwich…
Phone: 020 7806 2568
Event Type: knit-a-long
Organized By: Martin Shaw
Come and knit-a-long to various short films which highlight the importance of knitting and hands on learning in the community.
This is a family event suitable for primary age: Craft Club’s knitted cinema event will show our specially commissioned short animated film that explores the wild and wonderful world of knitting. Come along, be inspired and have a go yourself with the help of skilled crafters.
The event is suitable for all but under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. Kids can take away everything they make on the day along with a starter kit
Craft Club is a national scheme that champions Craft in schools and communities.
Visit for more information.

Craft Club Training - Manchester Art Gallery
Time: October 19, 2012 from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Manchester Art Gallery
Street: Mosley Street
City/Town: Manchester
Website or Map: http://craftclubtrainingmanch…
Phone: 020 7806 2568
Event Type: training
Organized By: Martin Shaw

Craft Club is a national programme that champions craft in schools and communities. Clubs are generously run by skilled volunteers who pass on their skills and keep craft alive. We currently have over 620 clubs across England and Wales and would like to build on this success with your help.
Craft Club is running this inspiring and informative training day. The day is FREE of charge and is for competent knitters, crochers and craftspeople who wish to set up clubs. You will spend the day finding out about Craft Club, how to set up a club and how we can support you. You’ll also hear some inspirational talks, meet new people and do some making.
Directions, parking and public transport information to Manchester Art Gallery can be found here


  1. Awesome idea, wish I were closer so I could attend. Thanks for the visit and encouragement for my ghan, worked some more on it tonight.

  2. Thanks for the visit, fingers crossed...seems we're back to normal ...internet wise. People wise...well that's a whole different story, lol.


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