FAQs: How to Join Stitch London
Feeling the need for a bit of the Stitch in your life? Want to break your sticks and string free from the sofa? Have a whole stash of bitching you want to get out of your system?
Join Stitch London and get your Stitch on the world’s woolliest city.
How do I join?
All you need to do is sign up to our newsletter by CLICKING HERE. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm that you want to join our mailing list. Confirm by clicking on the link.
The next time our newsletter goes out (we send them every two weeks), you’ll be sent one into your very own Inbox.
Where are your meeting details? We only publish meeting details in our newsletter. You’ll have to wait till the next one comes out and is sent to you. In the meantime you can see our newsletter archives, with meeting details here in our newsletter archives.
What happens when I’ve received the newsletter? Just come along to a meeting. That’s it. No membership card. No nothing. Just come along and knit.
I don’t live in London. Can I still join? Our newsletter is a woolly whirl of competitions, knitting news, mad ranting from Gertrude our giant pink ball of yarn Agony Aunt, free patterns and all manner of knitted treasure. Join our mailing list from wherever you are in the world. You can be an Stitch Londoner wherever you are.
How much does it cost? Not a thing. It’s all free free free. Meetings are free. Newsletters are free. We’ll teach you anything you want to know (about knitting) for free. The company of all our other members is free. But you’ll have to buy your own drinks and food (if you want them).
Where do you meet? You need to sign up to our newsletter to find out when and where we meet. We change venue and day every week. We always meet from 6pm. We always meet near a tube station in central London. We always meet on a weeknight, never a weekend.
I crochet/sew/spin/cross stitch? Is that ok with you? Stitch London have never ever been known to let a good crafter down. Join us whatever your craft. We’ll be just as welcoming and probably want you to tell us all about it.
I can’t knit but am desperate to learn. Can you teach me? We teach anyone to knit for free if they turn up to a learners meeting with yarn and needles (check the newsletter for the learners meeting dates). Learner spots are limited so make sure you get there early to sign up. Click here for full details of our free Learner meetings.
Please note: All our teachers are very kind volunteers who don’t get paid a penny to teach you and do it for the love of the knit. Lessons are completely free. (But if you’d like to say thanks by buying your teacher a drink or a slice of lovely cake to say thanks we’re sure they’d appreciate it)
What do I need to bring? A guide to what to bring along can be found on our website here.
We believe that choosing your own yarn and needles is all part of learning to knit, so there’s also a page of London Yarn Shops on the site for you to get your sticks and string from. Useful, eh?
Do you teach crochet? There are many people who crochet at Stitch London meetings but at the moment we don’t offer crochet lessons. You’re welcome to ask a fellow crocheter for tips. We hope to be able to offer crochet soon. Watch this space.
I’ve never been to a meeting before. Can I just turn up? Yes. We don’t need you to tell us you’re coming along. Just turn up, pull up a chair, sit down, and stitch. We have newbies come along every single week so you won’t be alone.
I can’t get there for 6pm. Can I turn up at any time? What time do you finish? Meetings begin at 6pm. You can turn up any time you like. Stitch London is very easy-going. Come for the whole night, come for five minutes, come for an hour. Up to you. We normally stay at the venue well past 10pm. Every venue we choose is open late. So turn up when you like.
I know how to knit but want to learn more complicated stuff. Can you help? The Stitch Londoners are happy to help you learn any part of knitting from the basics to more involved stuff. There are always lovely folks willing to lend a hand to teach new techniques too. All you need to do is turn up and ask. If we don’t know how then we’ll learn along with you.
I have a blog. Will you link to it? We certainly will. Let us know where you blog is and we’ll stick you on our Stitch Londoners Blogs list. You can also link to us here if you want to return the favour.
We even have a shiny Stitch London Member button for you to add. Don’t know how to add a button to your blog? Helpful tutorial (for WordPress, Blogger, and Typepad) if you CLICK HERE (thanks Crafty Crow).
I signed up but I don’t have my newsletter yet. Where is it?!?!? You should get a confirmation email saying you’re signed up. You will get your newsletter as soon as the next one is sent out. Newsletters are sent out every two weeks on a Friday afternoon. Check it hasn’t been sent through to your junk mail too.
You should have also been sent a link to our archives if you just can’t wait for the next one.
Don’t go! I have more questions!
You can email us at stitchettes@stitchLDN.com if you have anything else you need to ask. We will get back to you as soon as we can.