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Craft Club - Cinema Knit Along

14 March 12 words: Penny Reeve
Get crafty and have a ball at your local independent cinema
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Question: What do Uma Thurman, Antonio Banderas and Scarlett Johansson all have in common? Yes, they’re all film stars, but they also all have a deep passion for the woollen wonder of knitting.

Over the past few years knitting has been gaining kudos as a cool pass time and clubs have been springing up all over the place. If you like to be a bit crafty and make pretty things I’m sure that many of you have thought about joining one of these groups, but sometimes going along as a beginner can seem a bit of a daunting prospect. Fear ye not though, there is nought to be scared of.  Still not sure but can’t quite resist the temptation?  Here’s where Broadway can help you; in partnership with Craft Club, a UK based collective that aim to champion crafts in communities and schools, you can dip your feet into the wonderful world of wool with their Cinema Knit Along.

The event, which takes place on Saturday 17 March from 12pm – 1pm begins with a short animated film on the joys of wool manipulation and then enables participants to learn, or improve on knitting skills. Just think, you can knit that scarf you’ve always fancied, or make cute little wool critters to display around the house, how about booties for any mums-to-be? There will also be a demonstration on finger knitting for all you starters.

Do you want more incentive?  It’s absolutely free.  This is a family event, so tots from birth age upwards are welcome (though under forteens must be adult-accompanied). You know what they say: the family that knit together, well they’re pretty awesome aren’t they? Go on, you’ll have a ball…

Cinema Knit Along is at Broadway on Saturday 17 March at 12 noon. To book tickets, please visit Craft Club

Craft Club website


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