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East Kilbride

Old Parish



Arts & Crafts Group

This group meets in the Lounge Area, entry door beside the old 'Loupin Stane', to the right of the Church gates, at 10am - 12noon on Wednesdays. A wide range of crafts is covered: knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, making a variety of greetings cards, and many other handmade items. We are always willing to help anyone wishing to try a new craft, and we have a large cupboard with suitable materials and tools readily available to try out at no expense.

In the past we have had a stall at events like the Art Exhibition in October, and at the Christmas Fayre, where we displayed and sell our goods, with the church benefitting from the proceeds. This will continue at future similar events.

We pay an annual fee of £2, and each week we pay 50p which covers our cup of coffee/tea and biscuits and allows us to donate to church funds towards heating and lighting. New members are always very welcome and the fellowship enjoyed when we meet is an important part of our group activities. Having time to do some 'craft' work is an added bonus!

Come along any Wednesday to see what we do! For further information, contact Ena King, or use the website's 'Contact Us' button

IMG 4625 For Remembrance Sunday:  Poppies Knitting Pattern. 

(Double knitting Wool (Red), UK 9 Pins.)

Cast on 90 stitches - leaving a long tail.

For 5 rows work knit 3 and purl 3 across the entire row.  For a smaller poppy cast on 60 stitches follow the same instructions.

Row 6, working in pattern; slip one knit wise, knit 2 together and pass slipped stitch back over knitted stitch - bring wool to the front slip one stitch purl wise, purl 2 together and pass slipped stitch back over knitted stitch.

Row 7 and 8 working in pattern knit purl one.

It is here that you can change to black wool - if not using a black button for centre.

Row 9 working entirely in purl with wool to the front, slip one stitch purl wise, purl 2 together and pass slipped stitch back over knitted stitch. Work to the end of the row.

Row 10 knit row.

Break off wool with long tail and using a darning needle thread through the remaining stitches twice (make a loop) and pull tight as you come off the pins. Secure leaving a long tail.

 This Poppy can be knitted plain all over.

Moira Gray.

art and craft Hughughug

East Kilbride Old Parish Church
Montgomery Street
The Village
East Kilbride
G74 4JS

01355 279004
Office opening times:
Tuesday & Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm




Scottish Charity No: SC000609