Help­ing the city to knit to­gether

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS - By DAVID SEY­MOUR david.sey­mour@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ @Et­david Sey­mour

(METP-26-04-12DL101). A NEW so­cial group in Peter­bor­ough is help­ing craft en­thu­si­asts knit to­gether ... lit­er­ally.

The Knit and Nat­ter group launched last month at Wer­ring­ton Li­brary, in Stani­land Way, Wer­ring­ton, and is al­ready en­joy­ing good-sized num­bers.

The group meets once a week and of­fers a chance for res­i­dents to knit and cro­chet with oth­ers who share their in­ter­est.

It is the cre­ation of the li­brary’s su­per­vi­sor Au­drey Grif­fiths and cus­tomer of­fi­cer Tar­ney Hughes.

Miss Hughes said: “We wanted the li­brary to en­cour­age more peo­ple to use what they had in their com­mu­nity and a lot of peo­ple had com­mented that they would en­joy such a group when we sug­gested it to cus­tomers.”

“We’ve had a lot of in­ter­est in the group from all ages and we want to en­cour­age more peo­ple to join.”

The group has met twice, with 10 at­tend­ing the first ses­sion and seven the sec­ond.

Vis­i­tors have been aged from those in their 30s to those in their 70s.

Miss Hughes said the li­brary was “made up” with the num­bers, de­scrib­ing them as “fan­tas­tic”, and hopes for larger at­ten­dances yet.

She said: “The ses­sions have both gone very well. Peo­ple are still ask­ing about it. We are look­ing to get quite a large group.”

Tea and cof­fee are avail­able, as well as bis­cuits, for a small charge, but the ses­sions them­selves are free.

There is no need to book, but peo­ple should bring their own nee­dles and wool (pat­terns are op­tional).

The group meets ev­ery Thurs­day from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Any­one look­ing for more de­tails can con­tact Wer­ring­ton Li­brary on 01733 864282 or email wer­ring­­brary@vi­vac­i­ty_peter­bor­

CLOSE-KNIT: The Knit and Nat­ter group at Wer­ring­ton Li­brary, in Stani­land Way, Wer­ring­ton. Picture: DAVID LOWN­DES.

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