At Art Plumstead we try to put on events for folk to be creative, to try something new or to brush up their talents. Oh yes, and fun! Our recent Knitting Workshop (held at the Community Market) was such an event. It covered the basics from casting-on and simple knitting, to stocking-stitch, to cable-stitch. If that didn’t have you in stitches there was also a drop-in help-centre for people to check on their technique (had they got their purl in a twist?), to stock up on supplies and to ask the more esoteric knitting questions such as how to pick-up stitches and beyond. Knit Nurse for the day was Gill Loader, who has taught knitting skills on a professional basis. As well as dispensing purls of wisdom, she also brought along examples of her own work from knitted dogs to shoulder bags. If the sound of this is making you reach for your needles fear knot as Gill intends to hold a monthly knitting meet up at the Old Mill. If you are interested please contact us at email@example.com and we will let Gill know.