Knit, Crochet and Natter

December 2018 Newsletter

The knit,crochet & natter group meets on the 1st Tuesday and the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 – 4 p.m. in the White Lion, Beeston. You can attend on either day or both.

If you are a beginner and feel ready to start we will get you started. Otherwise just bring along any project you have in progress or start a new one.

Hooks, needles and yarns are available. There are knitting and crochet books available for guidance.

This is not a formal lesson but members help each other whilst enjoying the camaraderie and fun of a knit, crochet and natter group. It is also a way for people to feel connected in this digital era. Knitting and crocheting are therapeutic and the group has a learning and sharing atmosphere.

We discuss all topics and life in general and learn a lot whilst being creative and admiring each other’s creations as well as passing on hints and tips. You can also knit or crochet for charity.

Please contact Sheila if you require more information. Email:

Sheila Schierbaum

March 2018 Newsletter

It is open to all even if you are picking up the knitting needles/crochet hooks for the first time. I hope you will enjoy a good like-minded chat whilst knitting and crocheting and will pick up hints and tips from each other – “purls” of wisdom! I bring my supply of books for members to refer to. I also bring a small supply of yarns, needles and hooks. Learning to crochet is worth trying- if you make a mistake you have only one stitch to pick up.

I have taken up sock knitting now that I realise that they can be knit on a circular needle using the magic loop method using some self-patterning colourful sock yarns- just knit and the pattern evolves. It is also a portable project. I love the comfort of hand knitted socks not to mention the therapy of knitting them. You can obtain sock yarns and a free pattern from most yarn shops.

My recent project has been crocheting string/market/tote bags – easy to make as your first crochet project not to mention granny squares. I am hoping to complete my waistcoat which is a long-lost project (almost complete) but have not touched for 2 years…shall I call it my Brexit project?

I am hoping to commence a second knit, crochet and natter group on a Tuesday afternoon 2-4 p.m. I shall be taking names at the group fair. I know there are members who have expressed an interest in attending on a Tuesday who I hope to be in touch with.

Sheila Schierbaum

December 2017 Newsletter

This group is new and meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2-4 p.m. in the Youth Room at the Chilwell Road Methodist Church. Our next meeting is on 21st December.

Whether you are an experienced knitter and/or crocheter or just picking up the needles for the first time and are interested you can contact me on to find out more and arrange to come along and join us. You may well know some of the members from other interest groups.

So far there has been an interest in crocheting and members have enjoyed learning to crochet. I have purchased crochet and knitting books, and bring along my mini library so members can look through the books to get good ideas and find out more.

Sheila Schierbaum