KNITTING IN SCHOOLS
The UK Hand Knitting Association in partnership with The Crafts Council launched an initiative to encourage knitting back into the classroom in 2010. Now, with the support of the WI, the aim is to have a knitting craft club in every school.
To let us know about your Craft Club, just click on the 'contact us' link in the menu above.
Latest News From Craft Club
Craft Club Competiton (Wool House): Thank you to those who took part, we had an overwhelming response. The winner will be announced w/c 22nd April
New Competition: "Pass it on" - Craft Club (April 2013)
"We'd like to celebrate our Craft Club project and the wonderful work of our WI Craft Club volunteers by offering you a chance to take part in our creative competition and win a hamper of beautiful yarn and knitting and crochet accessories worth over £150"
For WI members only (or those tempted to join) - here's an incentive to get you involved with Craft Club! All you need to do is tell us what impact your Craft Club has had on the children and the community.
Click here for full details (deadline 31st July)
New Volunteer Training Dates: tba
Special Request For Volunteers:
Volunteers are needed for a primary school knitting club in Exeter (January 2013)
Craft Club are always looking for new volunteers to help teach knitting in schools and community groups and at all the major Knitting and Stitching shows
Click here to contact Craft Club for further information
Craft Club’s knitted cinema event have now premiered their specially commissioned short animated film that explores the wild and wonderful world of knitting. Those who came along were inspired and have a go at finger knitting with the help of skilled crafters.
Read write-ups of the March 2012 events below:
Click here to watch the Craft Club's video (scroll down to 07.08.2012)
Click here to read about new Yarn Craft Clubs
Click here to network with other teachers who are already teaching knitting in schools or are hoping to soon
Click here for links to free easy patterns ideal for children and ideas on how to source materials
Click here to read about knitting in schools news
Contact us if you have any questions about knitting in schools or have information about your experiences to share with other teachers by clicking on the 'contact us' link in the menu above.