Rosemary Tilley

Rosemary teaches knitting.
My Mother taught me to knit for a Brownie badge when I was seven. It was painful for both of us and the resulting hot water bottle cover was hideous. Knitting was a useful skill to have as an adult, so I made garments on and off over the years, but did more dressmaking than knitting. I made some beautiful Patricia Roberts designs, picking up how to do colour work and lace, before anyone told me it was supposed to be difficult.
In the last 10 years, the range of beautiful yarns and patterns available has kept on growing – I could not resist! With the internet, knitters have been able to find each other and build a huge international community. From this community, I have learned much, much more and now love sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with others through teaching.
Professionally, I worked in the City during the 80’s. A decade was long enough and I moved into the Voluntary Sector, working for national and local charities. I specialised in advising ┬álocal community groups and charities on all aspects of management. Most recently, I advised groups on recruiting and managing volunteers. I am a very experienced trainer and have a qualification in teaching adults