Hartlepool entrepreneur launches crafty new club

CREATIVE LADY: Hannah Butler
CREATIVE LADY: Hannah Butler

A FORMER art college student has launched a crafty new club.

Entrepreneur Hannah Butler, 23, a former student at Cleveland College of Art and Design, runs her own firm, King Crumpet, which is a knitting, arts and events company, with an aim of promoting the arts scene in Hartlepool.

She has now launched an exciting new group called the We Knit Club.

The club is for people who want to learn a new skill and be around people with similar interests to them - in this case, knitting and designing, and arts and crafts.

The We Knit Club will be held on the first Thursday of every month starting on Thursday, February 5.

It will be held at The People’s Centre, in Raby Road, Hartlepool, from 7pm until 9pm and costing just £5, for which some materials will be provided to get people started.

Hannah said: “Do you want to learn a new skill? Be around like-minded people? Sell and exhibit your work? Join the We Knit Club!

“It will be held on the first Thursday of every month.

“Each session will have one on one support, fresh inspiration and project ideas, some materials to get you started, and a really fun atmosphere.”

She added: “Spread the word and we hope to see you there. All abilities are welcome.”

Hannah, who is also a former student of Dyke House School and Cleveland College of Art and Design, described King Crumpet as “having a mission to provide 100 per cent hand made crafts and fun events to the North-East while promoting local artists and designers.”

The firm focuses on contemporary events that support mostly first time traders and university graduates.

The knitting side comes in because Hannah has been a keen knitter since she was six years old, and was commissioned last year to cover trees in Church Square with knitted products.

Anyone who would like any further information about the club should email kingcrumpetcraft@gmail.com. Or ring Hannah on 07479009242.