Betsan from Stitchlinks tells me that: 'Stitchlinks and IKnit London
have got together to form a Community Interest Company called IKnitLinks – the
official launch will happen at the IKnit weekend. The aim of IKnitLinks is to
knit together communities through knitting groups and we will be supporting
groups in hospitals, GP surgeries, pubs, bars, cafes etc. The intention is to
provide training and a resource for group leaders as well as communication
have couple of groups up and running in the health service and the Bear Pub on
the Bear Flat has agreed to reserve their sofa area for a knitting group every
Wednesday night at 7pm.'
It's that time of year again! World Wide Knit in Public day encourages what it says! I'm not a public knitting wallflower, with a pair of socks on the needles permanently in my handbag for bus journeys - but this is an excuse for a group-knit. I've got loads on at the moment so Helen and Janine are running the event: Saturday 13th June from 2-5pm. Here's their news:
'Ideally we would like to link to reuse,
recycle, buy local ethic. With this in mind, if one of you is happy to knit a
project out of reclaimed material of any type for the afternoon, that would be
We are also planning to have a brag
washing line, so if you are happy to have a knitting project featured it would
be great if you bought it along.
I myself will be bringing my spinning
wheel plus a selection of unspun/spun fibres so people can see natural fibres
before, during and after processing. I am also planning to bring some skeins
of indie dyers such as laughing yaffle, NDS, Fybrespates to tempt people.
Janine and I shall be working on
publicity but if you have a blog, facebook page, or twitter could you please
If you have any questions etc in the meantime,
please contact me.