Knitting Manchester Closer Together.
Over a hundred years of knitting patterns have been discovered in the City’s archives. Inspired by this, The Manchester Museum, Gallery of Costume, Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery present a year long programme of workshops exploring and experimenting with knitting.
Whether you’re a knitting virgin or an old hand with the needles we’d like you to join in. Everyone is welcome. These workshops are an opportunity to get creative, learn new things, share ideas and be social.
Workshops are every last Saturday of the month, 2-4pm in one of the 4 venues. All sessions are free and there is no need to book.
List of workshops:
January 28th Gallery of Costume – A Stitch in Time
February 25th The Manchester Museum – Gripping Yarn
March 24th Gallery of Costume – Dusty, Musty & Mothballed
April 28th Whitworth Art Gallery – The Art of Knitting
May 26th Gallery of Costume – Knitting to Know You
June 30th Manchester Art Gallery – Texturise
July 28th Gallery of Costume – Knitting Re-mixed
August 25th Whitworth Art Gallery – Geek Knits
September 29th Gallery of Costume – In Stitches
October 27th The Manchester Museum – Sheep Socks & Wire Woolies
November 24th Gallery of Costume – Autumn/ Winter 2012 Collection
December 8th Manchester Art Gallery – Merry Stitchmas
For more information about the workshops please download the leaflet on the right-hand side of the blog. To keep up-to-date with everything that is going on and to get hints and tips for your knitting keep checking back to the blog and join the Close Knit Manchester group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/close-knit-5