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Sock Knitting & Filet Crochet – February 2023 meeting

19 February 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Several images of partially knitted socks.
Sock projects by Sarah Rayfield

Design your own socks or try filet crochet in this month’s member-led activities.

There’s a last minute change to this month’s programme, but don’t worry we are rescheduling the wet felting workshop with felt artist Marjorie Brown, as there has been so much interest in it. Instead, two of our members will be demonstrating their technical and design skills showcasing sock design and filet crochet.

Experienced sock knitter Heather, will be explaining the different components and knitting methods of socks and helping you design your own with a great fit. Bring a tape measure and some squared paper with you.

Example of filet crochet design of basket of fruit.
Example filet crochet design.
FranzJosef, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Guild member Sheila will be showing us how to work filet crochet, which forms a grid of filled and open squares. She designs her own motifs and will explain this process too. Bring some yarn and appropriate sized hook if you’d like to have a go.

Regular Features:

  • Social Crafting – bring your latest project to work on amongst fellow fibre fans.
  • Show and Tell – bring something you have recently finished or are still working on to share your progress.
  • Sales Table – bring your craft related items for sale. Please, no jumble. 20% of sales goes to the Guild.
  • Raffle – with craft related prizes.

TIME/FORMAT:     11.00am – 4.00pm

11.00 – 12:30 Craft and Chat
12:30 – 1:15 Informal lunch – bring your own
1.15 – 2.00
Show and Tell, Guild notices and discussions
2.00 – 3.30
 Sock Design and Filet Crochet
3.30 – 4.00 Raffle, tidy up
If you are attending just the afternoon session, we would be grateful if you could arrive from 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start.

FACILITIES:    Free Parking.  The one way entrance to the parking is from Banks Road (for those of you with satnav, check as it could send you down Crossways!).   WiFi. Disabled access.  Teas/Coffees,  Cakes and Biscuits.

GUILD MEMBERS :    Free – meetings attendance is included in annual membership fee.

VISITOR COST:       £5.00 per visitor, per meeting


19 February 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Haddenham Village Hall
Banks Park
Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8EE
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