What we're about
Welcome to Crochet, Chat, Coffee, Cake ... with extra Knit and Natter, a little bit of woolly heaven in the centre of Manchester!
The aim of the group is to get together with like-minded people to crochet and knit in a sociable environment, discover new stitches, make new friends and talk about all things woolly! We generally meet twice a month in Manchester city centre (one Saturday morning and one Thursday evening) and also organise trips to yarn festivals and other wool-related activities.
We're a very active, well-established group that has been running since February 2015. Our Saturday sessions are very popular and generally attract 40+ members - both regulars and people coming along for the first time. Everyone is welcome!
You may notice that a lot of our meetups can be fully subscribed. If you like the sound of an event, please add your name to the waitlist as numbers often change.
We are the official Manchester branch of the Knitting and Crochet Guild, a UK charity that was established in 1978 to preserve the art of crochet and knitting and to encourage education and innovation.
If you like getting involved with charity projects, we support Emmeline's Pantry, a food and clothes bank in Manchester, and also the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital / St Mary's Hospital. It's a great way to support the local community - and use up your leftover wool!
If you love to crochet and knit, are new to Manchester, want to make new friends or just get out of the house and do something a bit different, bring along your current project and join us.
We're all looking forward to meeting you!
Best wishes, Helen
Organiser of Crochet, Chat, Coffee, Cake ... with extra Knit and Natter
There is a one-off £2 fee to join the group which is used to cover the Meetup hosting fee (approx. £140 per year) and any other ad hoc expenses we may incur.
If you attend a Meetup in the first month or two of joining, please pay the £2 fee in cash at the event as it will mean I don't get charged the PayPal fee. Otherwise, feel free to use PayPal to pay through the membership link on the page.
If you haven’t paid within 3 months of joining, I will assume you have decided the group is not for you and are happy to be unsubscribed. You are, of course, very welcome to re-join at any time, upon payment of the fee.
Please only sign up to an event if you fully intend to come along, and make sure you add the date to your diary/calendar so you don't forget.
Remember to update your RSVP status if your plans change and you can no longer make it, but wherever possible, no later than 24 hours before the event. As we often have people on the waitlist, this gives someone else the chance to come along. It’s a shame if someone is sat at home when they could have come along, if only you’d updated your RSVP.
As is common practice with most Meetup groups, we operate a “3 no-shows and you're out” policy. You wouldn’t leave your friends wondering if you were going to turn up for a night out so please remember, we're the friends you just haven't met yet.