The Knit and Natter Display celebrates the creativity and generosity of the Friends of Featherstone Library.
Co-produced by the Friends of Featherstone Library and Wakefield Council, the exhibition features some of their finest knitting creations, along with photos of their members and quotes about what being part of the group means to them.
This group meets at the library to knit and crochet beautiful handmade items to help others, from hats for premature babies to lap blankets for the elderly. They also make fun seasonal gifts like Easter chicks, bunnies and baskets, and they celebrated the platinum anniversary with some awesome knitted queens. At the same time, the regular meetings prevent members from feeling lonely as they meet for a chat and a cup of tea.
Sandra Greaves, Chair of the Friends of Featherstone Library, said: “I am so proud of the group and how it has grown. They’re a nice bunch and they’ll be knitting and crocheting all day – they can handle all the different patterns I throw at them! They now make things for newborn care or for people with dementia. It’s great to celebrate their work in the exhibition.”
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Coun Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport at Wakefield Council, said: “There is so much going on in our museums and libraries. Come to Featherstone to see outstanding handicrafts, meet amazing people and even be inspired to join a group at your own local library.”