The Great KnitFest

 

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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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