Help knit a seaside display

Julie Baxter  with volunteer Liz Wallis-Francis
Julie Baxter with volunteer Liz Wallis-Francis

Sunday afternoon ‘Knit Knatter’ sessions at Scarborough Art Gallery have been producing a knitted seaside-themed patchwork which will be then displayed at the gallery.

The sessions are led by Scarborough Museums Trust’s collections assistant Julie Baxter with colleague Linda Hewitt and volunteer Liz Wallis-Francis.

All three are experienced knitters, and they guide participants through stitches from the simplest to the most complex, knitting squares which will be joined up to create a seaside-inspired artwork.

Julie said: “The sessions will be completely informal, and suitable for beginners who want to learn from scratch, or experienced knitters who want to enjoy a social occasion.

“We work on different stitches, including intarsia, cable, moss, stocking, garter and rib – and even crochet.

“The launch of our Seaside Heritage Network, a national network of organisations and individuals keen to preserve the UK’s unique seaside heritage, inspired our theme.”

The last session, suitable for anyone from age seven upwards, takes place from 1.30pm on Sunday December 11 and is free with a £3 museum pass, which also allows year-round entry into both the art gallery and the Rotunda Museum.

Knitting needles and wool will be provided.