The Peterborough Knitting and Crocheting Group was formed in August 2017. We started with around 5 people and now have around 40 members. Not everyone comes at the same time but a lovely mix and an average of around 18. We meet at the Peterborough Regional Art Centre (on the Corner of Main St and Cotton Road) every Tuesday from 6-9pm. We have a Facebook page as well and people from outside the town actually get involved as well.
The age of members ranges from 9 to 84 at the moment. It is a fun evening with a lot of chatter and laughter, as well as crafting. Our Mayor, Ruth Whittle has nicknamed us the ‘Nitters & Natters’ group as she pops in from time to time to say hi and have a cuppa. Topics are quite varied depending on the group mostly. There is a regular group that attends regardless of the weather.
The group has turned into a fantastic social outlet for many of those who would be at home alone in the evenings. A birthday club has been formed which is a delight to those who attend. Everyone who can, or who remembers, brings along a bit of supper and a delightful evening is enjoyed by all.
We come up with projects and members can be involved if they want to – it isn’t compulsory. All a bit of fun really and keeps people interested.
This year at the same time as the Peterborough Art Prize , the group put together and held a ‘Handcraft Fair’ at the Regional Art Centre and it was quite a hit! A BBQ and various options for lunches on different days; displays from residents who sadly have passed on; demonstrations and stall holders of all handcrafted items. A great eight days! That great, that we are holding another ‘Handcraft Fair’ in 2019 from the 14th-22nd April. If you are interested in being involved either with a stall of your own handmade crafts or like to help out please call Moira on 0447 140 542 to discuss.
We encourage travellers to come and have a cuppa and chat and do a bit of craft if they wish. A lovely break from the road and the van. Since the group started we have had a couple of tourists come in for the few hours and left quite exhilarated either by meeting new people or finding out a bit more of the area and its history.
So if you are in Peterborough – come and say hi on a Tuesday. More than welcome.