Knitting really is for everyone

knit night & day knitting Nov 18, 2019

Alison McKie is a former lawyer and now a Knitting For All teacher in Glasgow.  As well as teaching children at her regular Kids Knit classes, she also helps a group of deafblind adults to knit.

Deafblind Scotland is a charity that supports the needs of deafblind adults at their national centre in Kirkintilloch.  Their aim is to enable deafblind people to live as rightful members of their own communities, campaigning for the rights of the deafblind people and providing a range of services, support, training and information.

When the charity contacted Alison to ask if she would be interested in teaching knitting and crochet to a small group of deaf blind people, she was delighted.  With plenty of experience of working with a variety of groups previously, she was confident she could offer them something that they would enjoy.  However, initially she was wondered how she would be able to communicate with them.

“I was assured the guide who was with them would...

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Meet Morven, our Star Knitter from Edinburgh

kids knit knitting Oct 23, 2019

Fiona Campbell teaches Kids Knit classes in the Cramond and Blackhall areas of Edinburgh. She recently shared some photos of one of her young student’s knitting projects and we were so impressed that we thought you’d like to see them too!  Say hello to Morven!

Tell us bit about yourself Morven, how old are you and what school do you go to?

I go to Blackhall primary school and I’m ten years old. I love art, reading and of course I love knitting. Other than my Kids Knit class, I do gymnastics and I go to a club called Relax Kids.

What are your favourite foods and what kinds of things do you like to do in your spare time?

My favourite food is noodles and I love pasta with pesto.  In my spare time I like to read, draw and watch Harry Potter.  My favourite Harry Potter film is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.

What would you like to be when you grow up?

When I grow up I would like to do something that involves helping...

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Meet Claire Pereira, knitting teacher in Kings Heath and Moseley

knitting meet the teacher Nov 26, 2018

Claire Pereira teaches knitting and crafting classes in Kings Heath and Moseley. Her classes are popular, so if you want to join in the fun, you can find out about booking your spot here.

We thought you’d like to find out what makes Claire tick…

How did you learn to knit? I learnt to knit as a child when a family friend showed me and started knitting again as an adult when I wanted a hobby that gave an outlet for creativity and imagination (working as a clinician in the NHS with 2 young children had made this difficult!) and help maintain good mental health following a period of anxiety and depression.

What kind of thing do you like to knit?  I think there is a project for every occasion and what I like to knit is usually determined by the situation. I currently have about 7 projects on the go. For example, I have my ‘Netflix’ project (a super easy stripped snood in stockinette stitch that doesn’t require focus and concentration that I...

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