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  • Craft Club Cinema Knit Along, Stratford East Picture House. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Craft Club

Championing craft learning!

Craft Club is a national campaign that champions craft groups in schools, galleries, libraries and anywhere else you can bring people together to share craft skills. We will help you to find a local Craft Club to join, or to set up a Craft Club yourself!  Our newsletter and social media accounts provide inspiration through activity ideas, unique tutorials and competitions, as well as celebrating and promoting your Craft Club creations. Craft Club started in 2009 with support from UK Hand Knitting Association  and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes  and is about making, creating and sharing your skills.

How do you find a Craft Club?

Use the Crafty Map to find a Craft Club near you or start your own Craft Club.

We believe that everyone, but especially children and young people deserve access to a full range of fun and rewarding craft projects as a part of their cultural learning, and we help the hundreds of existing Craft Clubs across the UK by offering advice, resources, events and inspiration to get them making. Use our Crafty Map to find a club near you, or register to start your own Craft Club and receive updates from Craft Club HQ.

How do you start a new Craft Club?

As long as you are enthusiastic and organised, starting a Craft Club can be simple. You’ll need to find a venue and a few willing volunteers. Think about how often you would like to meet and what time would suit most people.

Register your new Craft Club through the form below to receive our quarterly newsletter which is full of ideas, challenges and competitions for your new club, and start spreading the word about your club to attract new members.  

To add your craft club to the crafty map, email participation@craftscouncil.org.uk.The crafty map is updated on a monthly basis. 

Join the Community

Join the online Craft Club community and receive fun updates by following Craft Club on Twitter and liking the Craft Club facebook page!  We'll also provide more activity ideas through our Pinterest account and Youtube accounts


This Knitted Life

The short film below, ‘This Knitted Life’ was created from hand-knitted contributions by Craft Clubbers and gives just a taste of what the Crafts Clubs have been making!

Craft Club Mini Documentary

Join us!

Please fill in this form to join Craft Club.