How are you my friends? I thought I’d drop in with some exciting news this week!….
We’ve been wanting to host a Knitting Club evening for a while and we’ve finally managed to pop a date in the diary so can now invite you along. YAY!!!
Tickets are available here and I thought I’d quickly whizz through some FAQ’s that might be helpful in case you’re curious or if you’re maybe a bit of an anxious Annie like me. This is the kind of thing I’d LOVE to do but if I wasn’t organising it, I’d be a touch nervous to come along so I’ve tried to answer all the questions I’d have. If you are that way inclined please know we’ll take care of you! I hope these Q&A’s are useful, if you have any more queries don’t hesitate to get in touch….
Can I come alone?
Yes absolutely! Everyone is more than welcome to join us, we’re determined to make it a nurturing and friendly environment so whether you come with friends or by yourself you won’t be alone.
I don’t know how to knit, I’d like to learn
No problem! We’ve got beginner kits that you can choose from and purchase on the evening and we will be there to help and support you. What better place to learn how to knit!?
I don’t knit but I crochet
All types of yarn projects are welcome. We won’t be able to offer support with other techniques as knitting really is our jam, however, you’re more than welcome to come and get crafty in a lovely creative, friendly environment.
I don’t have a project on the go, can I buy stuff when I get there?
Yes absolutely! You’ll be able to see all our yarns and materials up close and you’ll have access to our limited edition collections too! We know it’s always nice to see the colours in person so this will be a great excuse!
How do I find you?
Our address is Lauren Aston Designs, 27 Commercial Road, Exeter EX2 4AE.
Our shop is about 13 minutes on foot from Exeter Central train station, or 21 minutes from Exeter St Davids.
Our closest bus stops are Commercial Road and Exe Bridges.
Exeter Quay is a beautiful location to have a wonder around and a bite to eat so well worth a visit.
Where can I park?
There’s a limited amount of on-street Pay & Display parking next to our shop on Commercial Road.
The closest car park is Cathedral & Quay Car Park, 28 Lower Coombe St, Exeter EX1 1DE – less than 5 minutes from our front door.
What do I need to bring?
Just bring yourself and any knitting (or other yarny) projects. We do have plenty of materials and tools available should you want to purchase any but you don’t need to be making a LAD project to join us. Our goal is to bring our lovely LAD community together at this odd time and there are no rules about what you need to make.
What will be included?
We’ll be spending two hours together in the lovely LAD shop, surrounded by like minded people, all sharing their love for craft and community. There will be nibbles and soft drinks included and we’re also offering a free pattern of your choice from our extensive range of LAD designs.
What can I expect?
We have capacity to invite 10 of you lovely crafty babes into our shop space. On the night we’ll be welcoming you in and getting comfy around the table, enjoying some drinks and snacks, knitting and nattering. We’ll be around to meet and support everyone as you arrive and throughout the evening, we’ll be there to help you choose a pattern to take home and hopefully just having some gorgeous chats with likeminded folks.
I can’t make the date, will there be others?
Absolutely! If you’re signed up to our mailing list, you’ll be the first to know. We hope to be hosting them once a month.
I live far away, will there be a virtual one?
Let us know if you’d be interested in some virtual Knits and Giggles evenings. It’s not something we have planned at the moment (mainly because Lauren’s so scared to do anything live on the internet) but if there’s demand then we’re always happy to accommodate.
I really hope you can make it! You can book tickets here, and we so look forward to seeing you there babes <3