Owned by Anne Makepeace, the Knit Studio opened officially in September 2010, and is located in the cloister of the historic 13th century Blackfriars Priory, just behind The Gate complex and China Town. Blackfriars enjoys a 700 year old history of craft-workers - come and see what makes it so special.
The Knit Studio is also available as a meeting venue and since opening has been host to The Embroiderers Guild, The Knitting & Crochet Guild, Craft Cruises USA and The Clandestine Cake Club.
More recently, Knitting Groups from York, Ripon, Holystone and Escrick have enjoyed an exclusive evening/day at The Knit Studio.
If you would like to arrange a visit for your Knitting or Craft Group please contact Anne at The Knit Studio for further details.
With a background in Finance and Banking, Anne has also worked as a Design Consultant with Rowan Yarns, Holmfirth and then went on to become a popular Knitting, Crochet & Sewing Workshop Tutor traveling throughout the UK and France.
Anne has been a living statue on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square London as part of Anthony Gormley's OneandOther Project in 2009 – and yes, you have guessed correctly – Anne spent her hour, knitting and crocheting and talking about it!
Anne has been Regional Coordinator of The Knitting and Crochet Guild UK and holds regular meetings at The Knit Studio.
Keen to support local charities, Anne has been Treasurer of the Newcastle City Branch of Arthritis Care for the last 7 years.
Anne is available as a Speaker or Tutor for groups or charities – please contact for more details.
The Knit Studio
Newcastle upon Tyne
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