New knitting group for Knowle West


A new knitting group has just started at Filwood Library to give local people a chance to meet and learn new skills.

For both experienced and novice knitters, the group is being run by Claire McNeil from Public Health Bristol, South Team.

She explains: “It’s about tackling isolation and bringing the community together… encouraging people to come out and share their skills and it’s somewhere to go for a chat and cup of tea.

“Knitting is one of the things that is dying out and a lot of people have an interest in learning how to do it…”

Local mum Evelyn Orti (32) came to the first session with her ten-month-old daughter Lianater.

She said: “I wanted to learn handiwork and to do something for myself. It’s creativity, using your head and it keeps your mind busy…I’ve been looking forward to it.”

Wool and needles are provided free of charge and people can simply drop in to the library on Wednesdays from 2-4pm.

For more information contact Claire by emailing or call 0787 681 4604 or contact Filwood Library.