Cinema knitting event arrives in Norwich

Cinema knitting event arrives in Norwich (thinkstock)

Knitters frequently sit in front of the television or by the radio while perfecting their pieces, it's certainly a craft made for multi-tasking!

With this in mind, the Craft Council's Craft Club is trying to get people to bring their knitting out of the house and to the cinema, as part of a new and exciting event.

The free family session offers an interactive hour where visitors can see a newly commissioned short film exploring the wild and wonderful world of knitting.

This mini-movie gives a humorous and playful animated take on just how instrumental knitting is in our everyday lives and hopes to go down a treat with younger audience members.

Following this, a knit-along activity will be run by skilled demonstrators, who will teach finger knitting, which is an extremely simple technique great for little fingers or beginners.

It's easy to learn and a perfect starting point for wannabe knitters, especially if they listen carefully to the fun tutorial on offer.

The family event takes place at 12:00 (BST) on Saturday September 8th at Cinema City in Norwich and is designed to appeal to children of primary school age and above. People of all ages are invited, but under-14s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

As well as picking up some handy skills on the day, kids can take away everything that they make on the day along with a helpful starter kit so they can progress to the next level when they get home.

Knitting can really be a family event, as many people learn these skills from their parents or grandparents, so events like this could be the start of lifelong interests in yarn and patterns.

But you needn't be an expert as the event's demonstrators are there to help parents out too!

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