Knit and natter group takes place every Tues in Frasers Wool and the photo shows ladies knitting and crocheting amongst friends

If you are interested in knitting or crocheting and live in and around Sunderland, then you need to join us in our Knit and Natter group which takes place every Tuesday here at Frasers Wool Shop.

The morning session is 9 am-12 pm and the afternoon session is 1 pm-4 pm with the cost being a very affordable £2 per session.  £1 of this goes into our pot for local nursing home residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s and the other £1 covers your tea/coffee and biscuits which are available all through your time here.

The ladies who sit in the front of the shop are our Knit and Natter’ers who come for friendship, company and their love of all things wool.  From sharing what you are working on right now, to offering hints and tips to each other whilst catching up with friends over a coffee and a biscuit.

The Learning Table

In the back shop is the Learning Table which accommodates around 5 people who are wanting to learn to knit or crochet.  Shelley spends time teaching you how to make a cushion so you have something to take home with you.  Generally, we start you off on a 10″ x 10″ cushion, made up of 4 different colours which give you a project you can work on immediately.

By teaching you how to make Granny squares you can then go on to make other projects such as blankets, a table runner, a scarf or a bag you can use to carry around your knitting tools and kit.  It’s a nice quick way to learn different stitches without getting bored.

Generally, people buy our charity wool Cygnet Pato as it’s only £1.25 ball, so you pick 4 or 5 different colours that you love and will go with your decor in your home.

With 10 people around the front table and 5 people around the Learning table, up to 30 people can gather each Tuesday.

Book The Table

You can also book the table in the front for a couple of hours so you can spend the time with your friends on a Wednesday through to Saturday if the Tuesday session doesn’t for you and all we ask for is a donation towards refreshments.

I love the atmosphere it’s relaxed and welcoming and many people say how much they love coming along each week.

If you would like to join us on a Tuesday you need to book your space in advance by coming into the shop or by ringing the shop on 01915 210431 or Shelley’s mobile after 5 pm 07725441697 There are limited number of spaces available so don’t be shy, get in touch and you will be very welcome.