Knit and Natter is somewhat of a misnomer and we have thought of renaming the group Craft and Chatter as the within the group we have knitters, crocheters, quilters, dry felters and ladies who bring their adult colouring books. However, old habits die hard and we have a knitted banner saying Knit and Natter that we used on Apple Day and we do not want to make a new one!
We meet every Monday morning (except for bank holidays) at the Orchard Tea Rooms, in Shenley Park from 10.30am till noon. Alex and his staff make us most welcome and many of us stay on for lunch afterwards. We seem to attract a lot of attention and we have had wool and a marvellous collection of vintage patterns given to us by other customers who have seen us there.
I mentioned Apple Day above and some of us take a stall on Apple Day where we sell items that we have made.
A group of us visit the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace every October but most of all we enjoy crafting in the company of like-minded women (although we would make any man who wanted to join most welcome).
Why join I hear you ask? Well the answer is simple and threefold. If you enjoy crafting or want advice or even to learn a new skill then come along. One member has passed her skill in dry felting on to many others. If you enjoy chatting to an eclectic group, then come along and if you would like to make new friends then do come along.