Man Made at Holland Road Yarn Store, Petone

25 Aug

Man-Made-logo_largeI was staying in the Hutt Valley recently for a month, and asked Tash Barneveld at the Holland Road Yarn Store if there was a knitting group for men anywhere. There wasn’t, so we ended up launching Man Made, six evening sessions for men who wanted to learn to knit.

Here’s the programme, and Tash’s initial blog post:

http://www.bit.ly/manmademay

http://hollandroadyarn.co.nz/blogs/hryc/7538248-man-made-are-you-man-enough

We got quite a bit of publicity: a cover story in the Hutt Valley News, pieces in the Dom Post and Fishhead.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/hutt-news/8554047/Knitting-stereotype-unravelled

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/8743124/Its-one-purler-of-a-tradition

http://wellingtonista.com/2013/04/12/are-men-man-enough-to-knit/

There were only 12 spaces, because that’s all the shop could hold, and they sold out in a few days. Half the guys paid extra to do all six sessions (we charged $10 an evening). The attendees were just from the Hutt; if we’d run it in Wellington city we could have gotten twice the numbers easily.

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