PASSING ON YOUR KNITTING SKILLS TO THE NEXT GENERATION IN 2013
KNIT 1, Hook 1- PASS IT ON
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JOIN OUR VOLUNTEERS TO: "Knit1 & Pass It On"
We need volunteers who can come along to any of the shows in 2013 (see below for details) at Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Exeter, Excel and Alexandra Palace in London, Dublin and Harrogate and spend a couple of hours showing people how to knit. We need you to be able to explain how to cast on, (in more than one way if possible) how to increase/decrease and cast off. Anyone who volunteers needs to be competent at knitting. We know there are lots of you out there who would love to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for knitting
We need new volunteers to help pass on knitting and crochet skills for all our Autumn shows at Exeter, London, Dublin and Harrogate (dates below)
The WI knitted chain will be on display and the pattern for the chain will be available for visitors to knit. We would love you to take part and help us gain a new World Record for The Longest Chain.
If you love knitting that is fun and quirky, and can share your skills, we need to hear from you!
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We need help!
In return we offer a fun packed day
If you would like to help or know of anyone else who can spare a few hours, please let us know. Places are limited, so don't hesitate, contact us now.
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Special Request For Volunteers Anywhere In The UK
Knit One, Pass It on Volunteers are always in demand. If you would like to be added, we will notify you if anyone in your area makes a request. Volunteers in London are especially welcome for exciting volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers are needed for the following shows:
12 - 14 September 2013 Craft Club ‘Linking Up’, Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts- Event City, Manchester
26 - 29 September 2013 Craft Club ‘Linking Up’, Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts- Wespoint, Exeter
10 - 13 October Twisted Thread Knitting and Stitching Show, Knitting & Stitch Show Alexandra Palace, London
31 October - 3 November Twisted Thread Knitting and Stitching Show, RDS Dublin
21- 24 November Twisted Thread Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate International Centre, Yorkshire
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Here are some comments from visitors who have been taught to knit:
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We have been extremely grateful for all the generous help from knitting and crochet enthusiasts who have given up their time to pass on their knitting and crochet skills at previous shows up and down the country, supporting our campaign to convey the joy of yarn crafts to the next generation. However we will still need extra pairs of hands in 2013.
The fabulous yarns and the sight of people knitting tempts visitors at the shows to take a break and sit and learn to knit. The sheer pleasure of handling the yarns is a real stress buster so hand knitting not only satisfies the fashion conscious but also provides a perfect therapy, bringing a sense of calm to the constant rush and pressure of life today.
There have never been so many fantastic yarns with colours and textures to suit every taste, style and pocket. Not only is the current trend for chunky knits encouraging complete newcomers to the craft, but it is also rekindling the interest of lapsed knitters. The enthusiasm extends to crochet, which is also very 'hot' again with accessories such as bags and scarves are proving really popular. There is also a keen interest in home accessories such as knitted or crocheted cushion covers and throws.
What the UK Hand Knitting Association would appreciate now is your help in the future consumer shows. We need knitters and crocheters to give a few hours of their time to pass on their skills to newcomers to the craft. You don't need to be an expert, as long as you have basic skills in knitting or crochet (not necessarily both). It is your enthusiasm that is more important than anything else.