The drop-in Knitting Lounge had the experts on hand to teach you to knit or crochet. Each day, the lounge was hosted by your stitching heroes including  Janie Crow, Lottie & Albert, TOFT and the UK Handknitting association!

The drop-in lounge was free to attend and was the perfect place to discuss crochet conundrums, knitting tips, or even have a natter with like-minded members of the craft community! 

Knitting Lounge Highlights

Thursday 3rd March:
Jane Crowfoot (Janie Crow)

Award winning crochet designer, Jane Crowfoot of Janie Crow was on hand to showcase some of her latest projects. Jane is known for her intricate and innovative crochet designs for the home and had a special ‘Spring’ themed project with a kit available for purchase at the start or each day. Jane demonstrated various crochet techniques including beading and how to work in a neat and consistent way.

Friday 4th March:
UK Hand Knitting

UK Hand Knitting have developed a nationwide network of volunteers who pass on their skills to encourage newcomers to learn to knit or crochet at craft shows and other events across the UK. The UK Hand Knitting team were on hand to help offer advice on all knitting and crochet conundrums. Whether you’re stuck on a challenging project or simply want to learn to knit or crochet, the team will always be able to help!

Saturday 5th March:
Lottie and Albert

Cotswolds-based crochet designer and mastermind behind Lottie & Albert, Lindsey Newns, demonstrated projects and techniques from her new book, Modern Crochet Style: 15 Colourful Crochet Patterns for You and Your Home.

Sunday 6th March:

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, TOFT taught us how to crochet a “Votes for Women” rosette. Emmeline Pankhurst was just one of TOFT’s dolls that formed her 'Women Who Made History’ exhibition at the show.