Thursday, 29 November 2012

Save the Women's Library Tribute

If you want to offer some support to the campaign to keep the Women's Library in Tower Hamlets, you might want to go along tonight to a free tribute event running from 6pm - 8pm at the Women's Library in Old Castle Street.  Details here.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Knit & Natter, Wednesday 6.30pm

Thanks to Aneeta's fabulous talk, we're all getting our knitting needles at the ready for tomorrow's Knit & Natter group: Wednesday the 28th from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

This time we're meeting at The Coborn Arms, 8 Coborn Road, Mile End, London E3 2DA. Click here for a map.

This EEWI-inspired group is open to anyone who feels like popping in with a project - knitting or otherwise. It will be a casual meeting, and everyone is invited – not only knitters! Bring along your stitcheries (cross-stitch, crochet, tapestry, finger-knitting or pattern planning) or simply join us for a few drinks and a good catch-up.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Friday, 16 November 2012

knitty gritty november

Knitty Gritty - The Next Steps Knitting Book

As we get well into our pre-Christmas crafting groove, we're delighted to have Aneeta Patel of Knitty Gritty fame to introduce us to her new book Knitty Gritty the Next Steps at our 20th November meeting.  Aneeta's first book laid down the foundations for novice knitters.  This follow-on book takes knitters into more challenging territory.  Aneeta will be able to tell us what writing a knitting books entails - quite a lot of hard work as it happens - and talk us through how to move up a step in our knitting adventures.  We'll also be able to have a go at a bit of knitting ourselves with Aneeta offering expert advice on any knitty gritty challenges you may have.  Do bring along your own knitting project if you wish.  We'll also have some spare needles and yarn for those who want to have a go, but if you have some spare to share too that would be great. You'll be able to buy a signed copy of the book on the night too.

We're also playing host to Esther, a bright young woman who is participating in a Channel 4 documentary and wants to get a bit of practice in public speaking.  Esther is going to speak to us for five or ten minutes and about feminism and encouraging women into public life.  She'll be filmed during her talk and later you will be able to give some feedback if you wish.  Don't worry if you do not want to be filmed - that will be arranged in advance.

We're at our usual home - St Margaret's House, Old Ford Road E2 9PL, but don't forget - earlier time of 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  All women are welcome - if you are not a member, we invite a donation of £3 to cover costs.  Tea, coffee and cake available, or something a little stronger for a donation.  If you are an enthusiastic baker we'd love to taste any recipes you want to test on us.  We're always kind.  And if you don't fancy getting out the mixing bowl, any other refreshments gratefully received.  Just saying.

Our coffee morning on Friday 23rd will be at the Larder Cafe in Globe Road starting at 10.30.  We've been before and it's a good spot for a follow up trip to the Museum of Childhood or, erm, Prick Your Finger, the local yarn shop...