August Newsletter 2019
Make September a colourful month with this beautiful array of Cascade yarn. We have been fortunate to receive an extraordinarily generous donation of beautiful wool and we have put together a wonderful raffle prize of one ball of each colour. It’s 36 x 100g balls of 100% wool, Cascade 220 Superwash.
Thank very much for all the Twiddlemuffs you have sent us so far. Please do keep them coming!
We have been advised of a couple of incidents where pins were found by the medical team inside Twiddlemuffs. Luckily no one was hurt, but please avoid using pins or safety pins. We know many knitters like to pin in place, but we cannot emphasise enough how dangerous a stray pin could be. Remember the twiddlemuffs are given, mostly, to patients with dementia who could even end up eating a pin.
Stop press: Juliet Bernard, a second teacher
for our knitting holiday in Mysore
We are delighted to announce Juliet Bernard will be teaching as well as Jane Crowfoot on our knitting holiday in Mysore next January. Even more opportunities to learn and practice new techniques!
We only have 4 rooms remaining, book now to avoid any disappointments!
Knit for Peace general greeting cards
We have a wonderful selection of greeting cards in support of Knit for Peace. These have all been left blank to write your own message.
Sponsor a sack
A big thank you to everyone who helped us last month to send knitted items to those in need at home and abroad.
Sponsor a sack, write a personal message or dedicate a sack of warm knitting to someone special. Images & destinations of sacks are shared on social media.
To sponsor a sack please click on the button below or send us a cheque to Radius Works, Back Lane, London, NW3 1HL.
Here is a lovely message of thanks from one of the community centres, we sent out knitted items to last month. Thank you all for your donations of knitted items. It really makes a difference to people in need.
“The wonderful knitters at Knit for Peace,
We are truly amazed by the wonderful donation you sent to us.
Thank you so much ! The vulnerable families we help will really appreciate the items you have sent. It gives a personal touch to the Moses basket starter packs we give out.”
‘Help abused women’ campaign continues
Women forced to flee war and civil unrest. They are stuck in makeshift camps, without hope or dignity, often haunted by recurring nightmares.Trafficked women and those who have been raped, who find asylum, but are far from home.
Victims of domestic violence, who have had to leave it all behind, and seek shelter in women’s refuges.Knitting helps their recovery, because it is calming, it makes them feel useful, as they knit for themselves, their children and others. Some even set up small businesses, selling their knitting. MyDonate has closed down.
To support the Help Abused Women Campaign, click below
Knit of the day
Here is a selection of some of our Knit of the Day we share everyday on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages, which are linked in the footer below. Thank you!