InStitches is The University of Manchester knitting, stitching, crocheting and general crafting group.
The group meets weekly on a Wednesday, alternating between north and south campuses (The Hub Café in Manchester Meeting Place and the UMSA room in the Wellbeing Rooms on the ground floor of Simon Building). It is an opportunity to:
- chat to like-minded individuals about the sort of crafts you like to do, be that knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross-stitch, tapestry or anything else that falls into the “stitching” category (do you know anyone who can tat?!);
- work on a charity project – creating small items to sell, eg on Red Nose Day for Comic Relief 2015 and at Christmas for a local charity;
- get involved in fun projects, such as yarn bombing the Coronation Street Tour (pictures on Flickr);
- get out of the office for a while at lunch-time.
The meetings are very informal – drop in any time between 12noon and 2pm, bring your lunch and your current project and have a natter, seek/offer help with projects, perhaps get involved with a charity project and generally get to know new people and develop new skills.