Funded by The Craft Council, Our Knitting & Crochet Group will explore making soft toys & clothing that may (or may not) include some electronics through the introduction of conductive threads and wearable tech.
Mondays 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Thanks to funding from the Craft Council, we were challenged to find a way to combine traditional crafts with new technologies.
The timing was perfect, as Chris has just started learning to crochet and while he was quite pleased with the toys he was making, he naturally felt they were lacking some tech and embedded a BBC Micro:bit and some Neopixels into his unicorn marionette.
Around the same time, we held our Fun Palace and had a lot of requests for a knitting and crochet group.
Since starting, the group has grown quickly, from a small knitting group to a busy maker day. Come and have a natter in the knitting corner, print your own tshirts and mugs in the merchandise area or engrave personalised items on the laser cutter. You could even brish up you digital skills with some coding or graphic design.
So here we are: Every Monday afternoon 12noon – 2pm. Come and join us.