During the winter months we support our Wool Boat Knit and natter, and then over the summer while we are cruising the inland waterways of the country we from time to time will organizing knit and natters in canal side pubs.

Page last updated 3rd February 2017

   

Thursday is Knit and natter day
 
Over three years ago we started The Wool Boats knit and natter group in The Slipway, and since then there has been a meeting nearly every Thursday since, around the Burscough area, at the moment in The Farmers Arm's on New Lane. The meeting still goes on even if we're not there, so feel free to join them from 1pm.

 

Knit and Natter meal at The Farmers Arms 2.2.17.

Six years ago Carole Wareing of the Wool Boat started a Knit and Natter in a pub alongside the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Burscough in West Lancashire.

The group where known as the Slipway Stitchers and on the 2nd of February 2017 they celebrated the anniversary of that first meeting with a meal in The Farmers Arms, New Lane near Burscough.

The group has grown over the years and now has members that crochet and spin as well as knitting, and being a friendly bunch welcome anyone to join them in the Farmers Arms from 1 pm on each Thursday afternoon.

 

Knit and natter 6th Annivesary meal cw 2009  

   

Knit and natter 6th Anniversary meal cw 2010

      Carole and Ruth had a good knit and natter on the bank at Gargrave on 16.8.16

Carole and Ruth kniiting on the bank at Gargrave

 

 

 
Emma Maye at Little Bollington
 

Maybe this wasn't to wise a choice for our first roving knit and natter of last years cruise?

Emma Maye moored on the embankment of the Bridgewater canal near Dunham Massey in Cheshire. This part of the canal isn't really too near a road, or a pub.

We did have a text message from a person asking where we where, but they didn't come and see us, sorry if that was you?, though we did have a customer, a lady off another boat who want to learn to crochet, for which we where able to sell her a "How to Crochet" booklet, a crochet hook and a selection of J C Bretts Top Value acrylic yarns.

So the plan for next week is to find some where with better access and we think that we'll head for a mooring on the Trent and Mersey canal at Barnton near Northwich. There is a lay-by on the A533 just at the bottom of the hill out of Barnton towards Northwich, just near the Northwich antique centre. Hopefully we'll be able to get a mooring there. Sorry no pub, but room on the boat for about 4-5 knitters, or plenty of room on the towpath if more, though you may need to bring your own chair. We'll keep you up dated.

So whle this goes on and we are away we are going to hold a extra knit and natter where ever we are on the boat. Hopefully you may come and join us. If there are just a few we could be on "Emma Maye", if the weather is good on the towpath, if not may be in a local pub.
It will be interesting to meet fellow knitters and crocheters? Boaters or not.
The first one will be this Thursday from 1pm on the embankment at Little Bollington near Dunhan Massey.

Three years of knitting and nattering.

 Next weeks it will be three years since Carole Wareing, from the unique floating knitting shop "The Wool Boat" established a knit and natter group.

The group has gone from strength to strength, knitting and nattering for their own pleasure with occasionally knitting for charity whilst sharing their skills with one another and anyone else who cares to join them. They still meeting every week in The Farmers Arms onNew Lanenear Burscough and on Thursday the 23rdJanuary the group are inviting all past and present members to join them in a celebration meal costing approx £11 at the pub.

The meal is booked for around 1 o'clock and it would be helpful for the Farmers Arms if knitters who would like to come a long would give Carole a ring on 07931 356204, to confirm numbers.

As an added celebration for that day only, The Wool Boat, will be moored outside the pub and offering a 3rdoff the price of the majority of the yarns they have in stock, whether you are one of the knitter and natters or not.

From Ormskirk Advertizer

 

Worldwide Knit in public

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at M Bar K on Burscough Wharf.

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The Slipway Stitchers

At a pub somewhere near Burscough

 on Thursday afternoons from 1-3 ish

Ist knitt and natter in The Slipway

Free to all, just turn up, share your experience learn new skills, or just knit and natter, or practice any other crafts you want to!

These sessions are going really well, we have even have celebrity knitters visit us! 

They meet in a pub, somewhere in the Burscough area .

There is no agend, but we have a few ideas of things we can do if we get enough interest.

There will be no membership fees or commitment to be there every week.

Originally we, The Wool Boat set up the group which started in The Slipway, on Crabtree Lane near Burscough, as this is agood pub for us to moor outside.

The group is now more autonomus and carries on meeting while we are away crusing.

At present, December 2012 they are meeting in the Farmers Arms on New Lane, near Burscough, still next to the canal. 

 

For more information please contact

Andrea on 07914885182 or  Maxine on 07980511324.

  

6th Roving Knit and Natter
in Middlewich at The Big Lock Pub
from 1pm
on Thursday 20th September.
All Welcome
 
 
5th Roving Knit and Natter was a great sucsess at
The Cross Keys pub on the Staffs and Worcestershire Canal
In Penkridge on 23rd July 2012.
 
It was held at the request of the Walsall Lets Knit 2Ktog group and also attracted more local knitters from Penkridge.
The event was such a sucsess that the hope is for it to be held at least once a month, though the Wool Boat won't be there every time.
For more information contact Mary The Landlady at The pub
 
Penkridge K and n pic no 1  
 
Penkridge K and N pic no 2
 
Penkridge knit and natter pic no 3
 
5th Roving K and N pic no 4
 
5th Roving K and N pic no 5
 
a report also appeared in The local Express and Star.
 
 
 
 
4th Roving Knit and Natter was at Long Itchington in July.
 
 
 
Third Roving Knit and Natter
Will be on 11th July 2012
at The Barley Mow pub on Main Street in
Newbold on Avon near Rugby Warwickshire.
From 1.pm until people get fed up, and again from 7.pm
 

Knitters wanted for a natter in the pub

Next Wednesday, the 11th July a cargo of wool arrives in Newbold on Avon near Rugby on "The Wool Boat" and as the narrow boat "Emma Maye" moors up outside the "Barley Mow", on Main Street in Newbold all local knitters and crocheters are invited to join the crew, 1stMate Carole and Capt Col for a knit and natter in the pub. 

The event starts at 1.pm and is free to all and will be very informal, people can arrive when it's convenient for them and the knitting and nattering will go on into the evening…..

All ages and experiences are welcome, just turn up with your needles and yarn and join in. 

The Wool Boat will be moored near the "Barley Mow for the day and open from 11-5 to supply a range of wools from 4 ply through double knitting, chunky and Aran wools, along with patterns, knitting needles and anything you would need for creating your own garments, or as finished hand knitted garments ranging from fingerless gloves to Boatman's Ganseys as traditionally worn by the working boatmen when the canals were the freight arteries of the country.

 
Our 2nd Knit and Natter at Calf Heath Marina in May didn't really happen.... 
 
1st Roving Knit and Natter a succes 

A goodly number of knitters gathered at the "Olde Barbridge Inn last Friday for a natter and a bit of knitting. 

Carole from the boat joined knitters from as far afield as Market Drayton and the Wirral along with local Nantwich knitters in having a good time swapping knitting stories, experiences, tips and patterns and having a good old natter.  

Carole and Colin, the crew of the boat are hoping to repeat the knit and natter at the "Olde Barbridge Inn "later in the year as they travel back northwards to theirLancashirebase for the winter.

knit and natter at Barbridge
 

 

    

Knitters wanted for a natter in the pub.

The 1st Roving Knit and Natter will be at......

The "Olde Barbridge Inn"

Next Friday, the 27thApril a cargo of wool arrives in Barbridge on "The Wool Boat" and as the narrow boat "Emma Maye" moors up outside the "Olde Barbridge Inn, just off the A49 near Nantwich all local knitters and crocheters are invited to join the crew, 1stMate Carole and Capt Col for a knit and natter in the pub.

The event starts at 1.pm and is free to all and will be very informal, people can arrive when it's convenient for them and the knitting and nattering will go on into the evening…..

All ages and experiences are welcome, just turn up with your needles and yarn and join in.

The Wool Boat will be moored near the "Olde Barbridge Inn for the weekend of Sat and Sunday 28thand 29thand open from 10-5 to supply a range of wools from 4 ply through double knitting, chunky and Aran wools, along with patterns, knitting needles and anything you would need for creating your own garments, or as finished hand knitted garments ranging from fingerless gloves to Boatman's Ganseys as traditionally worn by the working boatmen when the canals were the freight arteries of the country.

 

      We have had other suggestions for pubs to visit,

         and we will see what we can organize.