to accommodate those crafty people who can’t make day times. The group is informal, free and international, with members from Turkey, Germany, Poland, Scotland, China, England and of course Gibraltar. There is a wide range of ages and backgrounds, but a common interest creates friendly and supportive vibes.
Activities include knitting, crochet, drinking tea or coffee and nattering! Much of the craft work is for charity in which case you do not pay for yarn or, if you wish to use some for your own projects, you can purchase at a discount. Charity Work – the craftspeople make blankets and baby clothing for ‘Women in Need’ in Gibraltar, Mother Teresa’s mother and baby home in Tangier and for ‘Rifcom’.
‘Rifcom’ helps people in the Rif Mountains in Morocco – an area where erosion has had a devastating effect on farming and where villages with no road or telecommunications access are isolated and lacking medical and other provisions.
Help from outside, including warm blankets and children’s clothing can be a lifeline.Reference Library at the Arts and Crafts has a fantastic selection of books and magazines which can be browsed for inspiration or photocopied at the centre for use at home.
The knit and natter group welcomes everyone, beginner or experienced.
Donations of yarn are very welcome.