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A Crafty Gathering

This week saw the start of a regular ‘crafty gathering’ of those interested in hand crafts.  Held in a local wine bar we couldn’t have picked a worse night having had snow all day – but a fair few hardy souls (or possibly Mums that wanted to escape the bath and bed routine for a night!) did turn out and a lovely evening was had by all. 

Armed with various odd bits of yarn from magazine giveaways and a collection of old needles I went along to give some basic knitting lessons.  Very quickly I had 3 pupils, none of whom had ever knitted before and all of whom I am very proud.  By the end of the evening they had all managed to cast on some stitches, mastered the knit stitch and were getting to grips with purl – we have decided to save casting off for another time.  They all went away happy with their little swatches of garter and stocking stitch to show for their evening.  I gave away the yarn and needles as well so they can practice if they wish – I think they will return for more lessons!

Crafty Gathering is held at Frollies Wine Bar in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, stitchers of any kind -  any hand craft really is very welcome to join us for the evening – its a great way of meeting new friends, swapping tips and learning/sharing new techniques or skills.  I am happy to give basic knitting lessons to those interested and I am trying to get a crochet tutor to come along too.  There is no fee or registration required and is hosted with very kind permission of Frollies.  Contact for details of future dates.  If you are thinking of setting up your own ‘crafty gathering’ I am happy to share my experiences, just get in touch! Joanne

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