Sit and Stitch @Sheffield Hallam University

Event details

Event date: 
4 June 2015
5 June 2015
Event duration: 
5.5 hours
Type of event: 
Workshop / participation
Target audience and any restrictions: 
Come along to this free sit and stitch event - open to all. Beginners and more experienced knit and crochet makers welcome.
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Other access provisions or restrictions: 
Fully accessible with lifts to second floor
Venue name: 
Cantor Building 9231, Sheffield Hallam University
153 Arundel St
S1 2NT
Cantor 9231 is on the second floor - look out for the signs!


Ticket availability: 
Unlimited places - just turn up

About the event

Come and enjoy some time to relax, reflect, communicate and learn at these free 'sit and stitch' events held in the Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June 2015.

Pop along in your lunchbreak or after work (we are here until 6pm), sneak an hour out of your afternoon or come for the whole session!  There has been lots of media coverage about the positive effect knitting or crochet can have on your wellbeing - from the meditative nature of stitching rhythm to the great sense of achievement when you make something yourself.

Bring your current knit / crochet project with you or come and squish a variety of donated yarn to use and take away.  Just stitch and chill, or feel free to take a sticker to say you're happy to help a beginner.

If you wish, you can also contribute to a PhD research project exploring identity and wellbeing in women who knit or crochet -  in groups or alone.  This is possible through a  written or online questonnaire - or in a discussion group (which will be recorded).  Further information will be available about participating on the day.


Woolly Wellbeing Research Group
Alison Mayne


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