Glo Munro

Charity knitter

Glo Munro is a leading member of the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers, which has close to 1800 members and 129 groups (at the last count) around the county. The members support charities both at home and abroad and all age groups are welcome to join.

What is your making passion and what is it about your making skill that makes you enjoy it so much?

My making passion is crochet, although I also enjoy knitting and sewing. I have over fifty years of experience of crochet and I love trying out and creating new patterns.

What does it mean to you personally and the way you live your life?

My fingers hate to be idle and I always have at least one crochet project at my side. I take it everywhere with me and it is often a conversation point with complete strangers.

What has been your greatest making achievement?

My ‘Spider Web’ waistcoats are very well-known and I love making amazing shawls.

What is your favourite piece of equipment and why?

My favourite piece of equipment is my crochet hook. It’s totally portable and very creative. Once you know the basic stitches it’s really possible to make anything.

What is your favourite making website or blog, and why?

There are lots of websites, but my favourite is PurplelindaCraft, a lovely lady in Scotland who specialises in crochet supplies. YouTube is good for crochet tutorials and I like Fiberspider, an American guy who does some very good posts.

Why do you like being part of the Festival?

The Makers Festival is a great opportunity for meeting like-minded crafters and for the opportunity to teach crochet to others.

What is your advice to a complete beginner who wants to have a go at your craft?

Beginners should really come and have a go. Crochet is a learned art and practice makes perfect.