Making friends by making things

If all has gone to plan, you will be reading this on Sunday 6th July whilst I’m lying on a beach- unreachable by technology!

I wrote last week about how much I love my home-town of Sherwood. This extends to Nottingham in general and the main reason I love it is because I’ve found a lovely bunch of like-minded makers to enjoy it with!

When I first moved to Nottingham, I didn’t really know anyone. My friends had dispersed around the country and my job with Rowan involved a lot of travelling- so even though I was meeting lots of new people, I didn’t have anyone to spend time with when I was in Nottingham. I think that most crafty people are pretty happy in their own company- but when you’re living in a new city and don’t know anyone, it can be rather lonely.

I’d only moved from Leicester, but it felt like a long way to go for my old knit group so I decided to look for a group in Nottingham. After a quick search ‘Knit in Notts‘ came up and I started to go along as often as I could. Over five years later, I’m still going and have formed a lovely network of crafty friends!

The main purpose of this blog is to encourage everyone who doesn’t already go to a knitting group to find one! They’re the best thing in the world and a fantastic way to meet like-minded people. All groups are different and if the first one you try isn’t for you, then just try another. Our group is quite young and we meet in a bar on a Tuesday after work which is perfect for me, but I know a lot of groups meet during the day or at weekends. If you can’t find a group local to you- then why not start one? Here is how Steph went about starting Knit in Notts.

I also wanted to shout about how brilliant my Knit in Notts crew are! Here are just a few-

Steph our leader is also know as Nettynot and you can follow her crafty potterings here.

Eleanor is the owner of our local yarn shop ‘Knit Nottingham‘ and she’s brill!

Rebecka Hojeberg and Amy Blackwell do beautiful illustrations.

Sarah Woodhouse is a Rowan ambassador and blogs here.

Lynsey writes ‘The diary of a novice crafter’ which you can find here.

There are lots of other lovely knitters in our group and it’s really inspiring to be surrounded by such creative people. Let me know about your knit group adventures!



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