Looking for a new hobby that lets you relax, keeps your mind sharp and also lets you be creative? Then hand-knitting is for you!
ERIBÉ is considered a world-renowned expert in hand-knitting and we pride ourselves on preserving this traditional craft. In keeping with the goal of preservation, we wanted to create a series of events where we could share the joy of knitting with the world. Hand-knitting is a wonderfully social and therapeutic hobby. Our hand-knitting events are the perfect way to promote Scotland as the home of knitting, craftsmanship and quality.
Throughout the years, we have hosted free hand-knitting events in UK, Germany and Japan. We love teaching children and adults new skills, making new friends and having a chat at these events. All the ERIBÉ team are keen on hand-knitting; we all knit constantly in our spare time!
Looking for some interesting and inclusive entertainment at your corporate event? Our hand-knitting events could be shaped to fit any space or occasion, email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44 (0)1896 755540.
“A big ‘Thank you’ to you and your team for organizing the Wool-tastic! event: it turned out to be an oasis of tranquility and harmony for all the family. The ERIBÉ people were great: engaging, patient, knowledgeable and funny”
“Lovely to see all ages having fun together”
“Learned a new skill! Thanks :)”
PREVIOUS KNITTING EVENTS
2014 / Festival 2014, XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland
Scotland and knitting are intertwined! ERIBÉ hosted a three-day hand-knitting workshop for over 500 people. All ages and gender stopped by and learned how to make pom pom making and finger knitting, whilst learning about natural fibres.
2013 / Yarn Forward, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland (as part of Edinburgh International Fashion Festival)
In 2013, Yarn Forward was created for the City Art Centre space. It was a hand-knitting event paired with an informative display showing the amount of work that goes into creating one of our Chunky Hand-knit Fairisle Sweaters.
2012 & 2013 / British Fair at Hankyu Department Store in Osaka, Japan
Rosemary Eribé, our MD & Company Founder had the pleasure of visiting Hanyku Department Store's annual British Fair. There she met with customers, taught them hand-knitting and showed them how to style their own ERIBE pieces. See more photos on our Facebook page.
2013 / Manufactum in Berlin, Germany
Rosemary Eribé, hosted an intimate hand-knitting event at a Manufactum store in Berlin, Germany.
2013 / Jenners of Edinburgh (with Valvona & Crolla) in Edinburgh, Scotland
ERIBÉ enjoyed a hand-knitters tea party at Jenners of Edinburgh in conjunction with Valvona and Crolla's Scottish Gift Hall. It was lovely to meet up with our hand-knitters, local knitters and visitors to the shop and enjoy the scrummy tea and cakes.
2012 / Mulberry's Brilliant Britain Website Launch in London & Glasgow, UK
In October 2012, Mulberry created an interactive website called Brilliant Britain to showcase the best of what Britain has to offer in terms of design, food & drink, science, music etc. ERIBÉ was delighted to be included in their craft section. To launch the website, ERIBÉ staff and their hand-knitters attended two launch events of Brilliant Britain in Harrods, London and House of Frasier, Glasgow. They participated in live knitting to demonstrate to the attendees the craftsmanship involved in creating these pieces and the joy of knitting.
2012 / BSHOP in Osaka, Japan
Small and cosy workshop in one of BSHOP's stores in Japan. Shoppers had a great time meeting our designers and learning to finger knit.
2012 / National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland (as part of Edinburgh International Fashion Festival)
In 2012, ERIBÉ created their first large-scale knitting event called Wool-tastic! for the National Musem of Scotland, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival. Over 400 people attended throughout the weekend! The event spun the tale of wool and British knitting heritage for children and adults alike. At Wool-tastic!, ERIBÉ invited the public to get hands-on with natural wool; activities included finger knitting, making your own knitted rabbit, winding a pom-pom or helping with a community scarf project. Wool-tastic! celebrated knitting’s place in the long standing history of British craftsmanship. Knitting comes in many forms and there are plenty of myths on how this clever craft came to be. The event explored the four tales of British knitting; Fair Isle, Guernsey, Aran and Lace.
2012 / Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland
The Royal Highland Show is Scotland's annual farming and countryside showcase. ERIBÉ and a few of their hand-knitters were delighted to go along and teach their visitors how to finger knit.
2012 / Casting the Net in Eyemouth, Scotland
Organised by Borders Arts Trust, Casting the Net aimed to cast a fresh light on the rich cultural heritage of land and sea. Looking at links between the coast and inland and the flow of ideas in both directions, Casting the Net brings new life to spaces left empty after a decline in the fishing and textiles industries. For this event, one of our hand-knit designers created an easy fish pattern for visitors to knit. We were also lucky enough to get a demonstration from one of the participants, how to spin yarn with just a twig.