The Big Knit

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

On the 8th of June 2019, people all over Kirklees celebrated Worldwide Knit in Public Day with THE BIG KNIT.

The Big Knit was an opportunity for us all to share skills, get creative and have a cuppa, by joining in with events run in our local area.

It saw the whole of Kirklees work together to make impressive knitted creations called yarn bombs, that filled the streets with colour.

The whole day was a celebration of the waterways of Yorkshire, with a collaborative centrepiece in Batley that was created with the support of Connor Shields (YSP resident artist).

If you’re interested in yarn bombing, have a look at Gill Bond’s video opposite to get you started with some top yarn-bombing tips.

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May 2019

The Big Knit Community Hub Launch

May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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Join us on the 4th of May as we gather all the knit and knatter groups, local schools and library groups in one place to kick off the preparations for The Big Knit. We will be demonstrating techniques, planning our movements on the day and taking bookings for our Big Knit Kits. Come along to find out more about how Kirklees will be the most colourful place on World Wide Knit in Public Day

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June 2019

Woollen Woods and Yarn Bomb Trail – Denby Dale

June 8, 2019 - June 16, 2019
East Hill Woods Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 8QE United Kingdom + Google Map

With torrential rain forecast for the next 3 days, we are looking at covering/removing some exhibits.  As it is an outdoor event, it will not be good viewing weather. We do not recommend visits. It will be all in place again on Friday. Every year, Denby Dale Craft Group decorate East Hill Woods (next to the footpath) just down from the station and invite people to walk through the woods. This year, local Brownie groups will be helping decorate the…

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Hunt the Bunting in Flockton

June 8, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Flockton, Flockton West Yorkshire WF4 United Kingdom + Google Map

Flockton WI and Craft Group are small group of Women's' Institute members who share a love of crafting and have just begun meeting once a month to share skills and ideas. The craft group meets on the third Monday of the month and is open to members of the Flockton WI. Hunt the Bunting Visit Flockton village from Saturday 8 June and throughout the festival as it will be decorated with textile bunting.  

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Unravel – They Made It At Home Installation

June 8, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Denby Dale HD8 8RT United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of the WOVEN festival, Mary from Unravel will be creating an outdoor installation in the centre of Denby Dale on the A636 Wakefield Road. ‘They Made It At Home’ will showcase home hobby crafting and hopes to include the kind of things that women have made at home over the past 100 years. Unravel Crafts is a haberdashery shop in Denby Dale selling wool, haberdashery, fabric and textiles from India and Nepal with workshops held regularly. Unravel Crafts…

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Big Knit – Creative Craft Centre

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom
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Come and join us at The Creative Craft Centre and help us create a waterways themed wool mural, it will include weaving, knitting and crocheting so something for everyone. We will also have our knit and natter group out and about crafting in the town centre. It doesn’t matter if you’re a crafting expert or a complete novice, everyone is welcome. This is a free event and suitable for all ages. Contact the Creative Craft Centre for more information on…

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The Big Knit – Slaithwaite

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Slaithwaite, Slaithwaite
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Join the Wild About Wool knitting group as they knit in public in World Wide Knit in Public day and the woveninkirklees BIG KNIT day. See how many bollards we have yarn bombed ! See how many fish are swimming in our canal! For more information about Wild About Wool Click here

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The Big Knit – Emley Church

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Emley Church, 44 Church St, Emley
Huddersfield, HD8 9RP United Kingdom
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We will be knitting outside the church, please join us for a cup of tea and have a look around our yarn bombed church!

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The Big Knit – Kirkwood Hospice

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirkwood Hospice, 21 Albany Rd
Huddersfield, HD5 9UY United Kingdom
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The Big Knit is coming to Kirkwood in partnership with The Coffee Creative for a giant Knit & Natter! The Big Knit is an opportunity for us to share skills, get creative and have a cuppa, by joining in with events run in our local area. Join us at Kirkwood for a community knit and natter as we take part in WOVEN The event will give you the opportunity to meet fellow knitters and crafters, and get creative at our…

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Woven in a Day

June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dewsbury Market PLace, Market Place
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF13 1AE United Kingdom
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Experience WOVEN in one day as we take over Dewsbury town centre with textile themed activities. And you can join in with the The Big Knit at the same time. Upcycle Challenge 10am – 2.30pm Dewsbury Town Hall Four teams have been set a challenge to source and combine 5 existing garments to create 1 up-cycled outfit. They will be provided with a mannequin, hand sewing materials and space at the Town Hall to work. Creative reuse of materials will…

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The Big Knit – Marsden

June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marsden HD7 6BW United Kingdom + Google Map

The Big Craft in Public Day! We will be going around Marsden offering different craft activities. We’re going to have some knitting, crochet, Pom Pom making, weaving etc for people to have a go at... to see if we can get passers by & ale trailers involved.

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The Big Knit – Oakwell Hall Country Park

June 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Oakwell Hall, Nova Lane
Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LG United Kingdom
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The Busy Bees at Oakwell Hall meet every Wednesday afternoon and they have been busy knitting bats in various mediums to decorate the grand hall. This is a homage to the original hall owners, whose last name was Batt. This is a unique opportunity to see the great hall and all the hard work of the Busy Bees. You can also visit on Sunday 9 June.

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The Big Knit – Batley Library and Town Centre

June 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Batley Batley, WF17 5DE United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us in Batley to see our waterways themed sculpture made by the people of Kirklees, in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park resident artist Connor Shields, and proudly displayed in Batley Town Centre! Join us in the town centre, just outside the library, and don't forget you can bring a knitted blue scarf or a pom-pom to add to our display. Advice and instructions on how to do this can be found on the main BIG KNIT page The whole…

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The Big Knit – The Sun Inn, Lepton

June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun Inn, Lepton, 137 Highgate Lane, Lepton
Huddersfield, HD8 0HJ United Kingdom
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Join us in the garden of The Sun Inn, Lepton for world wide knit in public day, we will be teaching people how to knit and praying for nice weather!

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Family Woollen Workshop

June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Batley Library, 14 Market Place
Batley, WF17 5DA United Kingdom
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Join the wonderful Jen from Stitch-Up at Batley Library on the day of The Big Knit for a drop in workshop for the whole family. Learn how to finger knit and experiment with materials. Jen is the queen of arm knitting and has all sorts of fun wooly techniques for you to try out. On your way in, why not check out our Wave sculpture just outside the Library! Free, no need to book just come along to the children's…

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The Big Knit – Flockton

June 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St James Church, Barnsley Road
Flockton, West Yorkshire WF4 4DH United Kingdom
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Join Flockton's Women's Institute outside (or inside depending on the Great British Weather!) at the St James's Church Community Centre for a cup of tea and some knitting! All welcome.

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The Big Knit – Oakwell Hall Country Park

June 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Oakwell Hall, Nova Lane
Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LG United Kingdom
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The Busy Bees at Oakwell Hall meet every Wednesday afternoon and they have been busy knitting bats in various mediums to decorate the grand hall. This is a homage to the original hall owners, whose last name was Batt. This is a unique opportunity to see the great hall and all the hard work of the Busy Bees. You can also visit on Sunday 9 June.

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The Big Knit – 10:12 train Huddersfield to Sheffield and back

June 11, 2019 @ 10:12 am - 1:00 pm
Huddersfield Train Station, St George's Square
Huddersfield, HD1 1JB United Kingdom
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KNIT AND NATTER CROCHET CHATTER TRAIN! Join us on the 10.12 train from Huddersfield to Sheffield and back to knit/crochet the length of the train in bunting! Wool provided just bring needles. There will be a crochet teacher on board to help if required. Free cake! Drinks for sale.

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