Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

The Story Behind Forehill Library Jigsaw

October 9, 2017

This jigsaw was kindly donated by a member of Forehill library Knit and Natter group. On completion by a few of the ladies attending the weekly group, a regular user of the library offered to frame the finished jigsaw.  So true to his word the jigsaw was duly collected from the library and taken to his home to be framed.  After careful transportation of the jigsaw and just as it was about to be put on the frame, the jigsaw slipped off the portapuzzle mat and landed on the floor in several hundreds of pieces!   Unfortunately, the framer was going on a cruise in a few days time and was now under added pressure to frame the “piece”.

However all came good in the end and this is the finished article, and we are happy to say that the “framer” and his wife thoroughly enjoyed their cruise – it was total relaxation after the few stressful days leading up to it completing our 1000 piece jigsaw!

Very fitting and appropriate we feel for our group and very much admired and appreciated by all.

If you like to knit and have a bit of a natter, then why not join us? The group gets together at Forehill Library every Thursday from 2pm – 4pm.


Poppy Craft at Symington Library

October 6, 2017

Come along to Symington Library and join the Sew, Knit and Natter ladies in making a Remembrance Day Poppy. If you can’t knit, the ladies will teach you and if knitting’s not your thing, try your hand at a felt poppy.

For a small donation take your poppy home – all we ask is you make another for a library display for the public to buy.

Come along at 4pm on the 17th, 24th and 31st October and 7th November 2017 and join us!

All proceeds will go to Poppy Scotland.
Tea and coffee available free of charge.

Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ
Tel: 01563 830066

Knit 1 Bike 1 Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

March 20, 2017

Friday 31 March – Monday 10 April 2017

The story of Janet Renouf-Miller’s epic 818 mile cycling adventure around Scotland translated into knitting and crochet.

Janet has created knitted and crocheted art work inspired by what she saw on her travels including a Brompton folding bicycle like the one she used to get around Scotland, a strawberry sponge cake, the Isle of Mull ferry, several worms, caterpillars and a sheep’s head, the Isle of Skye, seals and lots more. Her biggest project is the 15 foot long crocheted Glenfinnan Viaduct. That’s the one featured in the Harry Potter movies!

This exhibition is on display in the non-fiction lending department of Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB.

Free admission.


Symington Library Knitters have been busy

February 15, 2017


The group have made all these beautiful little hats for new babies needing an extra bit of care at Crosshouse Hospital.

If you would like to join this friendly bunch, come along to Symington Library every Tuesday at 4pm to knit, to sew or just to natter.

Donations of wool always welcome!

Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ Tel: 01563 830066


Knit and Natter at Troon Library

January 26, 2016


Do you enjoy a good blether and a bit of knitting? We have two knit and natter groups who meet at Troon Library once a month.  The groups share their own projects and like to knit for the Crosshouse premature baby unit and African fish and chip babies (Babies born in some of the poorest areas of Africa are wrapped in newspaper, hence the name “Fish ‘n’ Chip Babies”).

If you’re interested in joining one of the groups, visit the library or phone 01292 315352.

We also have the pattern for the fish and chip outfit for knitting up at home. Any donations of double wool would be gratefully accepted.


Forehill Library Knit and Natter Group

September 17, 2015


Forehill Library Knit and Natter group have been busy making some cosy blankets and cardigans for the Children in Distress charity.

If you enjoy knitting and nattering then come along and join the group. They meet up every Thursday between 2 – 4pm at Forehill Library. If you are interested please phone 01292 2665591.


Kids Knit at Maybole Library

September 14, 2015


Do your children love to knit or would they like to learn how to? Join us at our knitting group for children at Maybole Library. Suitable for ages 7+. Parents and carers welcome.

Every Thursday 3pm – 4.30pm

If you are interested please contact Maybole Library Telephone: 01655 883044


Next of Kin Event at Symington Library

July 23, 2015

The Next of Kin event at Symington Libray proved very popular on Tuesday. While the library knit and natter group created beautiful poppies using felt and crochet, little fingers were busy exploring the WW1 handling kit from the Next of Kin touring exhibition. The children were fascinated by the keepsakes treasured by families, including letters and postcards sent home, medals sent by the government to next of kin and unique artefacts collected by troops as souvenirs.

To find out more about the Next of Kin exhibition, and the events we have lined up visit


Girvan Knit and Natter Group Go Green

June 27, 2014
Knitting and nattering at Girvan Library

Anna’s amazing recycled bags

Girvan Library have a new member of their Knitting and Nattering group who is taking recycling to a whole new level. Anna Waringe has been crocheting shopping bags made from old carrier bags and bin liners, much to the amazement of the group. We were not only amazed when we saw the bags, but ‘green’ with envy. We would love a bag like this to fill up with all our books and chocolate. Well done Anna for such an inventive way to recycle!

If you are intereseted in joining Girvan Library’s Knit and Natter group please contact Mary Stewart Tel. 01465 712831,  or drop into the library.



Do you enjoy knitting, sewing and a good old natter?

February 18, 2014

Knitting basketGirvan Library is hoping to start up a Knit and Natter group on Monday afternoons at 2pm. If you are interested please speak to a member of Girvan Library staff by dropping in to the library, or by phone 01465 712813.

Dundonald Library is also starting up a Sew, Knit and Natter group.  The group’s first meeting will be on Friday 21 February between 6-7pm. If you are interested please speak to a member of Dundonald Library staff in person, or by phone 01563 850407.

Our knitting groups are a great way to learn new techniques and meet new people in an informal, friendly setting…so come along and join us!

Get inspired and creative with our collection of Knitting and Sewing books, magazines and eMagazines for loan.