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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Nottingham chapter.

Procrastination took a hold of me when I decided that I didn’t need to catch up with my lectures, but I needed to learn how to crochet. Luckily, I’d bought the tools I needed in advance and had them at hand (anticipating that this would happen) to be able to begin crafting immediately.

As a beginner, getting to grips with all the terminology and tutorials available online has been somewhat overwhelming, and my next project is much more technical and ambitious, but Knit Nottingham has kept my spirits high and hopeful!

Knit Nottingham, located on Trinity Walk, is the only independent yarn shop in Nottingham and has all the supplies you could dream of for creating a magical string masterpiece, no matter your ability. I’ve walked in a few times with nothing but a list and lots of questions, and the owner Eleanor has been so helpful (and patient) at answering any queries and giving genuine advice.

They have a variety of affordable yarn types and colours, needles and hooks, books full of patterns and so much more displayed on their cosy shelving on the shop floor. Their range of yarn from beautiful yet basic colours to rainbows and shimmers makes it all the more tempting to keep creating to be able to use such bright colours.

They were also given a makeover by the BBC’s Interior Design Masters (which is still available on Netflix – season 1, episode 3), so you could say they’re one of the landmarks of Nottingham’s creative community!

I know it’s tempting to buy your yarn and tools from a bigger brand, but supporting Knit Nottingham is so important in staying connected to and supporting Nottingham’s local community. Especially as the staff are so knowledgeable and friendly, picking up, returning to, or advancing your skills in your yarned hobby is so much less daunting (and quite fun) with an incredibly supportive team :)

Deniz Kalayci-Clow

Nottingham '24

Deniz Kalayci-Clow is the co-editor at the Nottingham chapter of Her Campus, she oversees and guides her team of writers, reading and editing a range of topics in weekly articles and publishing them on the website. Her interests include supporting local businesses by introducing fellow readers to the creative corners and helping them feel more comfortable by guiding them through the city. She is currently a final year English student at the University of Nottingham. In her free time, she balances work, creative outlets like art, tries out different forms of exercise, and makes use of any excuse to have a sweet treat to get through the day.