Craft Club hits the big screen with cinema knit-along events that are designed for families who want to learn more about knitting.
Knitting has been proven to enhance cognitive development in children, and well-being in both kids and adults. The events feature a short film on existing school Craft Clubs and a newly commissioned animated tale on the activity. This engaging tale hopes to inspire those new to knitting and features knitted babies, beards, kittens, bees and zombies.
These two short films will be followed by a session on how to finger-knit - a technique that can be easily learned by young children. Children will be able to take home what they make in the session along with a knitting starter kit to encourage a desire to learn more about the skill.
The confirmed cinema events will take place in;
Stratford East Picture House, Stratford, London, Saturday 25 February, 12-1pm
The Customs House, South Shields, Saturday 10 March, 12-1pm
Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, Saturday 17 March, 12-1pm
Craft Club launched in 2010 in order to provide children with the opportunity to learn craft skills from members of their community via free after-school clubs. There are now nearly 500 Craft Clubs existing in schools nationwide.
In 2012 this successful scheme will be extended into a range of community settings, including libraries, museums and cinemas. Craft Club is supported by NFWI (National Federation of Women's Institutes) and Arts Council England.
To book a place at any of these events please visit www.craftclub.org.uk
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