New knitting group aims to stitch Preston’s communities together

Posted on - 11th September, 2019 - 9:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Victoria Buchan
Victoria Dyer has started Knitting Cafe @ The Larder

A new knitting group has started in Preston.


The Knitting Cafe @ The Larder has been created by Victoria Dyer, who recently moved to Preston.

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A self-taught knitter and crocheter, Victoria is keen to use the crafts as a way to connect people across communities and generations.

Victoria said: “I am hoping that the skill-share aspect of the group will allow people of different cultures to come together and share the techniques that they bring with them from their part of the world.

“The Larder is the perfect venue for this as owner Kay Johnson is already working with people of many nationalities, especially the refugee community.


“In addition to sharing skills we can share our stories and experiences in a warm and harmonious environment.”

The group’s first meeting took place on Thursday 5 September following a successful outing on the Flag Market at Feast for Peace.

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Knitting Cafe made an appearance at the recent Feast for Peace
Knitting Cafe made an appearance at the recent Feast for Peace

Victoria said: “We got off to a flying start with the first meeting, knitting dishcloths to sell as a fundraiser for The Larder’s community projects. In fact we enjoyed our knitting so much that we overran by an hour.

“If you have your own yarn and needles you can bring them along. You can also bring your own projects or join the group in making items to sell for The Larder, for which yarn will be provided.

“Also if anyone has spare yarn and needles that you would be happy to donate it would be a great help, so that we can provide needles and yarn for beginners.”

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The Knitting Cafe @ The Larder is open to everyone from experienced knitters to beginners, who will receive tuition. The group will meet weekly on Thursdays from 10.30am to 12pm at The Larder in Lancaster Road. For more information contact Victoria at

Will you be joining Knitting Cafe @ The Larder? Let us know in the comments below.

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