Helping the city to knit together
(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 werrington.library@vivacity_peterborough.com.
CLOSE-KNIT: The Knit and Natter group at Werrington Library, in Staniland Way, Werrington. Picture: DAVID LOWNDES.