About This Lesson

We are delighted that our knit and stitchers are back at The Avenue Club. Please contact the Office for details or if you would like to book and come along.

The Group is very friendly and welcomes new members. We have a knitting fraternity who while away the morning knitting garments, toys or patches for blankets.

Normally, the Group’s main project of the year is to make a Bed Quilt, which we raffle as a fundraiser for the Club. Unfortunately, this year, progress has stopped during lock down. The draw normally takes place at our annual Bring & Buy Sale — a highlight of the Club’s year. Each year the Group chooses a theme for the Quilt – past themes include Kew Gardens, Butterflies and Seaside amongst others. We then applique and/or embroider our chosen design on to an 8″ patch of calico. Once we have enough patches (and we need a lot!) the patches are arranged in a pleasing design, sashing and backing are chosen and Thelma and team machine stitch the quilt together. Binding — the final process in quilt-making — is a favourite Group effort with everyone sitting around a large table hand-stitching.

The Group also makes various knitted and stitched items to sell at our Stall at Kew Village Market, as well as at The Kew Horticultural Show in August. We enter the Quilt in the Group Project category at the show and have won the Queen Elizabeth Cup for the best Group Project in the past, which we are very proud of.

Organiser / Instructor

Thelma Foakes - Knit & Stitch Group - Photo
Thelma Foakes

Thelma Foakes leads our Knit & Stitch Group every Wednesday 10AM-12PM

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Wednesday Instructor: Thelma Foakes 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM