Staff Craft Club

Wednesday 1230-1330, LSI Weston Exchange Hub

We are an informal group of like-minded crafters who welcome knitters and crocheters of all abilities and from all walks of university life. This is a drop in group that provides an opportunity to meet other crafty colleagues, share tips and get advice. You can bring your own project or contribute to our charity knitting projects (materials provided). We meet on Wednesday lunchtimes in the light and spacious hub of Living Systems Building - tell reception you are there for craft group and they will open the barriers. For more information email Jen Creaser ( or drop-in to the next session.


We support a range of charity knitting projects - perfect if you fancy something new, want to support the community, or forget to bring your own project. There are a range of patterns suitable for complete beginners up to hardened veterans and we provide yarn, needles and hooks as required. We are currently supporting Knit for Peace's Keep Britain Warm campaign to knit or crochet squares to be made into dressing gowns as a warm alternative to blankets; more information can be found here.


In November 2017 we knitted cupcakes for the Northcott Theatre's Dick Knittington campaign for the Christmas Panto of Dick Whittington. Altogether the theatre received over 1300 knitted and crocheted cupcakes from groups across Devon.  As a thank you to all knitters Northcott Theatre teamed up with housing providers DCH and Home-Start Exeter and East Devon to offer 500 free pantomime tickets to families who would not be in a financial position to come to the theatre at Christmas.

"Human beings have always enjoyed making things together, in groups.  Such group activities play many roles in our lives – they provide us with a safe space to be in with other people who are like us; they bring us companionship, and facilitate the sharing of problems and concerns in a non-judgmental atmosphere; and they allow us to take part in the making of something that can be of value to others.  Each of these benefits – being in a safe space, sharing and caring for each other, and altruistic activities, are known to improve health and wellbeing.”  

— Professor Paul Dieppe, Professor of Health and Wellbeing, University of Exeter.