Like lots of Scottish women of my generation, I learned to knit as an 8 year old in the 1960’s, sitting around the fireside with my mum, grandma and great aunt. It has always been a hobby I enjoy, and several years ago I began teaching adults and children to knit as a Knitting For All teacher in north Glasgow, based in Kirkintilloch. People are usually surprised to discover there are only two basic stitches in knitting, and that, by learning to knit, then purl, a world of knitting possibilities opens up, and I enjoy helping people to gain confidence as they discover that knitting is much less complicated than they once imagined!
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Wednesdays: 3:15pm – 4:30pm at DeafBlind Centre, Lenzie
Young People Knit
Thursdays: 3:30 - 4:45pm at Billington’s, Lenzie
Knit Night & Day
Beginners, improvers and experienced knitters are all welcome at our friendly and relaxed classes. Choose from a selection of starter kits or bring your own project – whichever you prefer.
Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:30pm at New Dawn WellBeing Hub, Huntershill, Bishopbriggs
‘Our Knitting For All tutor, Alison, visits our specialist centre once a week to deliver weekly knitting classes to a group of sensory impaired individuals. The group has been built up over the years and is now a committed core of knitters ranging from experienced to beginners. Alison has shown great patience working with this group. In addition she has been flexible in her approach to deliver to a group with varying communication needs from sign language users and those who are blind. Alison’s classes are varied, fun and accessible for all’. Giliian Mooney- Development Officer with Deafblind Scotland
‘My daughter has been attending Kids Knit for nearly two years and in that time she has progressed from a complete beginner to someone who can follow a simple pattern, cast on/off, knit, purl, add/drop stitches and has successfully knitted a teacosy, hat, fingerless gloves, Christmas decorations and is currently working on a 2020 lockdown blanket. As a non-knitter myself I am so impressed with what she’s now able to do - all thanks to Alison’s teaching. She has great patience, skill and a lovely manner with the children.
Kidsknit is a super class for children who want to learn/improve a new skill and with Alison the children not only learn to knit but do so in a friendly, caring and nurturing environment'. Gillian - parent
‘Working with Alison from KFA has been great- a true collaboration with genuine care and understanding of the differing needs of those we work with and for. It has been great to have a flexible and evolving partnership, especially during 2020. The online workshops have been enjoyed by several people, and the positive feedback from participants has been great to hear. Everyone has learned something… from beginner to experienced knitter and a supportive, inclusive community has developed with Alison helping on all things knitting and crocheting as well as much needed chat and company!’ Jacqueline Ferguson. Volunteer Coordinator Do a Little, Change a Lot, Concrete Garden.