Knitting & Crochet Projects

Knitting and crochet meet ups

This year the team have been running Knit and Crochet drop in sessions at the museum as part of our Mental Health Awareness Campaign they've been a roaring success. So much so we have been asked to host more meet ups and get involved with several yarn projects, here are the details and how you can get involved.

The next knitting and crochet meet up at Daventry Town Council and Museum will be on

Saturday 8th October 2-4pm

This is a meet up with a slight difference because The Queen's Jubilee Tree Blanket will be unveiled by the town's Mayor. Whether you helped to create the blanket or not we would like to invite you attend the meet up!

See our Facebook event for updates.

The Jubilee Tree Blanket

Knit a tree project

The Jubilee Tree Blanket has been a collaborative project with Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG).

Started in early 2022, the blanket was designed and created to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year. Our crafty Northants community has made a beautiful knitted and crochet blanket that we hope, since Queen Elizabeth II's sad demise, will demonstrate our heartfelt respect for her Majesty's life, reign and achievements.

The blanket will be on display to the public in the museum from Tuesday 11th October until Saturday 5th November.

Yarn Xmas Tree Project

Daventry Christmas Tree Yarn Project

Daventry Christmas Tree Yarn Project is a collaboration with project organiser Julie Walker. Everyone in the community can get involved, whatever their level of experience. Crochet 15cm x 15cm squares and they will be sewn together to make Christmas trees to go on display in Daventry town.

  • Crochet a 15 x 15 cm square that will be part of a yarn Christmas tree in Daventry. Younger crafters could even make pom-pom baubles to adorn the trees (see below!).
  • The trees will be in Daventry from the end of November.
  • Attend a meet up at Daventry Town Council & Museum, 3 New Street, NN11 4BT, or also join the Facebook group (see below)
  • The deadline for completed squares is 15 October 2022 and can be dropped off at 3 New Street for the attention of the Projects Officer.

Why not join the Daventry Christmas Tree Yarn Project 2022 Community Facebook Group to meet other crafters and get involved.

Free Summer Holiday Pom-Pom Making Workshop

Our Crochet Christmas Tree will need baubles can you help?! Come along in the summer holidays and we'll show you a couple of really cool ways to make pom-poms of various sizes. These will then become part of the Daventry Crochet Christmas tree project and there will be some to take home too!

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁: Yarn Pom-Pom making workshop - Free of charge!
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: Daventry Museum, 3 New St, Daventry, NN11 4BT
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻: Tuesday 9th August (summer holidays)
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: Drop by between 10.30 and 11.30am
𝗪𝗵𝗼: For children of all ages and their grown-ups (some grown-up help with scissors will be needed)
𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀: There are many free car parks in Daventry town centre, just check the noticeboard for timing restrictions

No knitting experience necessary and all materials will be provided. For more information see our Facebook event.

If you want to make pom-poms at home for the Crochet Christmas tree just drop them in to the museum any time before the end of October!

Last updated: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 11:13