The Great KnitFest



Want to have fun? Come to the 1st Knit for Peace KnitFest at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 5th November. Like they say, “remember, remember the 5th of November!”

Exhibitors: over 50 exhibitors, carefully chosen to offer a wide range of all things knitterly.

• Hand spun and hand dyed yarns • Knitting accesories • Jewellery with a knitting/crochet theme (your chance to buy a “Gin and Knit” brooch) • Expertly hand-knitted items, including blankets, throws, clothes from baby to adult • Books, including rare editions, on knitting, crochet, sewing and handiwork • Card Aid charity Christmas cards • Pop up Museum Store • Yarn tombola • Felted birds

Courses: Well-known knitters will give visitors a chance to hone their knitting and crochet skills, including Jane Crowfoot, Debbie Bliss, Renée Callahan, Sasha Kagan. All courses will have to be pre-booked £45 for a 2 hour session. Look out for a full list of courses on the Knit for Peace website.

Learn to Knit: there will be a chance to learn how to knit, with patient experienced teachers. £15 for ages 8 to 15; £25 for adults.

Talks will include: • The History of Knitting (and a chance to learn about the historic collection of the Knitting and Crochet Guild) • The work of Knit for Peace • The Health Benefits of Knitting

Food: Because knitters need to keep their strength up, there will be a café to dispense food and drink throughout the day (knitting and cake seem to go together).
And because it’s November 5th we will create our own sparklers by holding a pop-up knitting group from 5 till 8 pm.


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