The end of an era

Unfortunately, this will be my last post as the coordinator for the Bath branch of the Knitting & Crochet Guild, as I’m stepping down at the end of the year. It’s been great fun setting up and running the branch with many memorable sessions, wonderful people, and a few challenges along the way too. 

We started at the Fashion Museum in June 2015 on World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP) Day and have met monthly since with only a couple of cancellations, moving to online Zoom meetings during the pandemic, later finding a new home at the Salvation Army Citadel and hosting our first Regional Day in June this year. That’s approximately 90 monthly newsletters and branch sessions since we started! 


Our WWKIP Day and branch anniversary celebrations have been a particular highlight; especially the craft pub quiz, competitions for the fastest knitter, crocheter and untangler, raffle and the generous prizes donated. 

At the time of writing, we are still looking for a new coordinator to take over, although Anna, Armelle and Clare will keep the branch running in the interim. They have been a great help to me and I’m sure the new coordinator will receive the same support. 

The branch meets at the Salvation Army Citadel in Bath on the second Saturday of the month, 10am-midday, with a programme of varied topics and speakers. The best way to keep in touch is to subscribe to our newsletter at or email with any queries. 

A version of this post also appeared in the December 2022 issue of Slipknot, the journal of the Knitting & Crochet Guild.


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