Kensal Library’s weekly Crochet/Knit group were delighted to be interviewed for our blog and very eager to show off their beautiful handiwork.
So amongst all the thread, needles, fabrics and the odd packet of biscuits we settled down to have a chat and examine the knitting and crochet work.
They all agreed that the best thing about the group was the friendships they had made and the social aspect, of meeting together and having a general chat, almost like receiving therapy! The entire group look forward to Mondays.
You can join the group at any level so you don’t need to be a pro or a beginner just come along and try it out and Tuula Petitlo the tutor will guide and assist you.
As one member Elizabeth said –“I learned how to cross stitch here and Tuula has been very good, teaching me how to progress”.
Tuula also took part in a successful family workshop at North Kensington Library in January; Harry Potter Hogwarts Scarf Knitting where Tuula taught some basic knitting stitches to some very excited children.
Faith Ndirangu who works with ‘Healthier life 4 you’ who help and administer the crochet and knit group explains that the sessions often include health visits from professionals e.g. Stop Smoking and Healthy Eating.
The group have also showcased their work at events like the Golborne Festival, the Portobello Christmas Fete, at St Charles Hospital and the Age UK Health Fair at Kensington Town Hall.
So if you want to join a fun friendly group and learn something new then this could be the one for you!
- Crochet/Knit – Mondays 1pm to 3pm, Kensal Library
We have lots of books at Kensal Library and in our catalogue, to help you learn or improve your crocheting and knitting techniques.
By Natasha Chaoui
Senior Customer Services Assistant, Kensal Library