“Like so many other crafts, knitting has the potential to create magic in our lives”
Kaffe Fassett. Designer
Knitting has become popular again in the 21st Century. Out of favour in the 1980’s as being old fashioned, nowadays meeting a group of like-minded people, sharing patterns, wool, ideas and sources is magic and inspirational.
Our local charity shops, wool shops in Johnstone, Largs, West Kilbride, Gourock and Glasgow are a great bank of resources and meeting places.
On the internet, sites like Ravelry.com and Knitting Daily are just a couple places for free patterns. Our local library has a great supply of knitting and crochet books. Some are listed below. I would personally recommend the Noro book and Country Knits for the Weekend.
I have memories of knitting an oven glove, tea-cosy, mitts and socks at primary school. I was lucky to have a mum who still kept knitting until she was eighty. Wool has changed for the better – the variety of colours, textures and range is awesome, just magic.
If you want to knit and natter:-
Mondays 10am-12 noon (or longer)
at The Loch House
all levels welcomeExperienced or beginners are all welcome.
We have had a great time at the Junction and would like to thank Jo, Ivan and staff for their friendly support. Numbers have risen so much that, sadly, we have had to look for a larger space to meet.
“Those of you who feel knitting has changed your life, welcome to the club. I can think of no better occupation to reveal your own creativity” Kaffe Fassett. I definitely agree.
Who? Everyone is welcome. Everyone. Members range from 16 to 60 (and beyond). Any class, race, sex, stitching skill (we love crochet just as much), job, or background. Wallflowers, vixens, vikings, mild-mannered librarians, superheroes, goths, grannies. Beginners welcome (we teach for free). Masters welcome (show us something we don’t know). Inbetweeners welcome too. Cross stitch, crochet, spinning – we’re multi-craft.
Where? Mondays 10am-12 noon (or longer) at The Loch
House, all levels welcome
What if I can’t knit? Do not fear. We’ll teach anyone for free. Not just the basics either. Whatever we know, we’ll pass on to you. Bring your needles, yarn, evil confusing pattern, or horribly messed up knit, and ask us.
How much? Not a penny. It is completely free.
· Country Weekend Knits by Madeline Weston
· French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
· Head to Toe Knits by Bronwyn Lowenthal
· Knitting Noro by Jane Ellison
· Love Knitting by Val Pierce