The Club and Venue

About Bookham Knitting Club

The club has been in existence continuously for at least thirty years. It started to meet in Esher, Surrey and then moved to Fetcham, was for many years in Effingham, and is currently in Great Bookham, Surrey.

Aims

Its aim is to further the craft of Machine Knitting in any way possible. Our meetings cover a wide range of allied craft subjects, and many members are also excellent hand-knitters and interested in dressmaking and sewing etc.

Dates and Times

Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8pm and normally last to around 10:30pm with a refreshment break.  

Except for August when we have a fun meeting – lunch or a trip – we are at the hall in Bookham.

In December we normally have a Christmas Party instead of the usual meeting.

Visitors

You can attend you first meeting completely free but after that, there is a charge of £4 per meeting. This covers our costs as well as the coffee or tea and cake. 

Venue

From January 2013 meetings we are meeting at the Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3PQ England.
Meetings are in the Harrison Room which has its own entrance towards the rear of the building on the right hand side as you face the building. Parking is also at the back of the car park on the right. Committee members have the code to enter via that door and will try to be at the hall well before the meetings start.

 

Programme During Covid-19 Pandemic

The club is meeting regularly - online - we have monthly Zoom coffee mornings on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 where we do a "show and tell" session and keep up to date with our members.

Due to the age profile of the membership there is not much likelihood of us having any face to face meetings in the foreseeable future. But we are considering having more content in our online meetings.

If you have not joined in so far it is very straightforward, Margaret sends out an email with a link and you need to click on it. It may ask you for the password which is in the email. You will need a device with a working camera if you are going to show anything you've made. A laptop computer, tablet computer or iPad are best but even a smartphone is possible.