World Wide Knit in Public Day – Saturday 13 June 2015

Ahoy knitters! We are hosting a World Wide Knit in Public event at Central Library Peterborough on Saturday 13 June 10am to 12pm. There will be tea and coffee and some biscuits to sustain you.

This event will be held in conjunction with Knit world (just down the street a bit at 189 Peterborough Street) and they are supplying a couple of secret prizes on the day too.

Daleks do not knit!

Daleks do not knit! World Wide Knit In Public Day at Shirley Library, 14 June 2014.  Flickr: CCL-2014-06-14-WWKIPDay-ShirleyLibrary-DSC_4494.JPG

There is another cool-sounding event Knit around the Orbiter!

The library caters to all your knitters and crocheters:

Cover of Woolly woofers Cover of More monster knits Cover of Knit your own kama sutra Cover of Vingtage knits for him and her Cover of Jane Austen knits Cover of Knit Wear Love

Don’t have a pet? Knit (or crochet) your own plus you can also knit your very own boyfriend!

Knit your own boyfriendKnit your own petKnit your own zombieKnitted woodland creaturesWild and tame needlefelt animalsCrocheted wild animalsFelt dogsEdwards menagerieBest in show : Knit your own catBest in show: Knit your own dogMini knitted safariMini knitted woodland Knitted toy travels

Enter the world of geekcraft this winter

coverI recently got together with some friends to start an informal weekly craft group, or “stitch and  bitch” as one participant calls it. The cosy surroundings and good chat lends itself well to trying new things and meeting new people.

While these kind of groups are about socialising, some work does get done. It’s interesting to see what crafts people are into and at what level of skill they’re at.

So if you’re a  knitter, crocheter, jewellery maker – or are into other handcrafts – you may like some of our books on crafts. Our Internet Gateway recommends some great craft websites too.

CINCH, our community directory, lists local craft groups that you could attend.

Often we are looking for time out from our busy lives to do something just for ourselves. Consider starting your own craft group with your friends. No experience necessary.