ABOUT SIT & KNIT
Do you have a cherished matinee jacket or baby's first blanket lovingly handmade by your nan?
I do and it brings back memories every time I give it a squeeze.
Sit & Knit is more than just a knitting group
It's Christmas presents handmade by you each month with a group of friends.
It's a weekly face to face meet up with a free cuppa and a chat, it's a chance to meet new people and learn a new skill.
It's a Thursday night live video call where we all get to knit the same pattern from the comfort of our home whilst we have a good old natter and share tips, techniques, failures and progress.
It's helping raise funds for Age UK Somerset.
It's combatting loneliness and isolation amongst our friends, family and neighbours.
It's the chance to learn a new skill , to make your Nan proud.
It's a set of easy to follow video tutorials that you can watch in your own time to help you gain the skills and confidence to learn a new hobby.
Find out how to get started with a huge amount of support from my Monthly Subscription Box by clicking here
Sit & Knit has provided me with the opportunity to pass on my, all be it limited, experience and to keep a much loved tradition alive. I would like to share the basics of knitting with you, hopefully providing inspiration to go on to make something really special for your family to keep for years to come. I have tried my very best to break down the whole process into really easy tutorials with step by step videos to support you in making your very first project and if you go wrong, don't panic, you can share your project successes and failures and ask for help in the Thursday live video call.
The patterns couldn't be easier, you wont find any abbreviations in my videos or brochures, find out how to get started with a huge amount of support with my Monthly Subscription Box at the same time as building your supply of handmade Christmas gifts.
Each month you will receive
Your beautifully packaged Subscription Box
A wipe clean pattern, so you can keep a record of where you've got to on your pattern
Gift tag & Wrapping paper, all ready for you to get ahead of this years Christmas pressies
Video link with easy to follow tutorials so you can learn at your own pace
An invitation to join me for a free cup of tea, a knit and a knatter (currently available in Bridgwater only)
Membership to the private face book Sit & Knit with Hurd & Co Facebook group where we have a live video group every Thursday at 7pm
£3 from every box is donated directly to Age UK Somerset an independent charity relying on donations from the public, gifts in wills, and some charitable grants to enable them to work within the local community.
PLUS YOUR FIRST BOX INCLUDES A FREE SIT & KNIT BAG, TO KEEP ALL YOUR KNITTING GOODIES TOGETHER, MARKER PEN & A SET OF 4MM WOODEN KNITTING NEEDLES TO GET YOU STARTED.
How YOU Can Get Involved
Come along and share a cuppa with me
Join me live every Thursday online
Buy our fabulous Monthly Subscription Box
Donate directly to Age UK Somerset
Meeting weekly I run a 'Sit & Knit' project where elderly people within my local community (Bridgwater) who are suffering from issues surrounding isolation and loneliness are invited to come together to have a knit and a natter while we share tea, laughter and worries.
We meet every Tuesday 10-11.30 at Coffee #1 in Bridgwater
If you can't make the face to face session we have a live interactive chat group knitting session, over on Facebook (sign up here) Thursday evenings 7-8pm and everyone is welcome.
For our current project we're making mini hats to raise money for Age UK Somerset as part of THE INNOCENT BIG KNIT fundraiser, so if you can make a rectangle you're already winning
Want to learn to knit, handmake a selection of Christmas presents for your loved ones, feel part of a community or just want to get involved? Why not sign up to our Monthly Subscription Box.
Your first box includes a free Sit & Knit bag, a set of 4mm wooden knitting needles and a wipe clean record card and pen so you will never loose your place!
Each month you will receive a pattern which we will be working on during the Thursday night live group chats. Each pattern provides the opportunity for you to build a selection of gifts for friends and family this Christmas and to make life easier you will also receive wrapping paper and a matching gift tag exclusive to Hurd & Co. Next you will receive enough yarn to make the project and as a much loved member you gain exclusive access to video tutorials that will hold your hand at every stage.
It's perfect for absolute beginners.
Best of all £3 from the sale of each box goes directly to Age UK Somerset to ensure they can continue to provide fantastic local service and support.
Would you like to support a wonderful local charity who work very hard to provide services to local residents?
Age UK Somerset rely on donations from the public, gifts in wills, and some charitable grants to enable them to work within the local community. Armed with an incredible 200+ volunteers to help older people by delivering various services and activities in Somerset
You can donate an amount of your choice by clicking on the DONATE button below, every penny helps.