Events

8th September 2019

Knit for the River – knitting things together

11.30am - 4.30pm
Museum of Cambridge, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Have you ever knitted or fancied giving it a go?

Would you like to do something to support the River Cam and its wildlife?

 

Then come join us and Knit For The River!

River Cam artist-in-residence Caroline Wright, plus local artist Cathy Dunbar, are inviting you to collectively knit a new type of blanket that will be installed on the River Cam riverbank to support the plants and wildlife living there. 

Join us anytime between 11:30am-4:30pm on Sunday 8 September to find out more about the project, have a go yourself at knitting the final squares and see the blanket stitched together. All people of all ages are welcome to drop in anytime. No experience of knitting is needed and all materials are provided.

KNIT FOR THE RIVER is supported by the Biodiversity Office at Cambridge City Council and the Cam Conservators and has been created as part of the ‘To The River’ residency, supported by Cambridge City Council.

 


 

16th July 2019

Knit for the River in Trumpington

1.15pm - 3pm
Trumpington Pavilion, Paget Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JF

Join us to Knit for the River in Trumpington Pavilion on King George’s Playing Fields, Trumpington. Light refreshments available and everyone is welcome, experienced knitters as well as those starting out. All materials are supplied.

You can see more details on our poster here  KFR poster 16.07.19


 

Where and how to collect a knitting pack

Knit for the River – Knitting Packs

If you wish to take part in Knit for the River and are unable to get to one of the scheduled events, you can collect a knitting pack to work from at home. Each pack contains wool, needles, and full instructions.

Please email carolinejwright@btinternet.com to arrange to get your pack!


 

4th July 2019

Knit for the River at the Museum of Cambridge

2pm - 4pm
Museum of Cambridge, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Please join our Knit for the River afternoon where there will be tea, delicious cakes and lively conversation.

Be one of 100’s of people who are knitting a small square to support the river Cam. All materials are provided. You do not have to be able to knit, tuition will be on hand,  children welcome.


 

29th June 2019

Knit for the River and picnic

12pm - 2pm
Grantchester Meadows

Come and Knit for the River and enjoy a free picnic on Saturday 29th June 2019, 12 – 2pm, Grantchester Meadows. We will be on the 3rd meadow below the Green Man and Red Lion pubs, CB3 9NF.

All materials and picnic lunch provided. You do not have to be able to knit, tuition will be on hand,  children welcome.


 

7th June 2019

Knit for the River

Morning
Othersyde, Museum of Technology, Cambridge

 

Knit for the River

Join us for the very first Knit for the River event at the Othersyde, Cambridge. Come along and learn how to knit a small square that can form part of a decorative layer that will be fixed onto coir supports that preserve and restore eroded banks along the River Cam. If you are an experienced knitter, your expertise with different stitch patterns is most welcome!


 

Various dates throughout May,June and July 2019, visit again for more details soon.

Knit for the River

Knit for the River

A collective knitting project to knit for the river Cam. Join in by knitting your own small square out of natural undyed wool and help to support the environment. Each square of wool will be affixed to coir rolls which will shore up any eroded or damaged areas of the banks of the river unused by river craft. Watch out for knitting groups and events across Cambridge in the spring and summer of 2019, or request a Knit for the River pack to create your own square at home by emailing carolinejwright@btinternet.com. Suitable for beginner or experienced knitters.