February Newsletter 2019
Keeping refugees warm in Greece
Last month we sent 12 sacks of knitting to refugees living in makeshift camps in Greece. Here’s some feedback:
“Thank you so much for the donation of beautiful knitted goods last week, which your wonderful knitters have created (with such love) for the benefit of vulnerable people.
The team distributed hats, gloves and scarves, jumpers and jackets, all necessary items to get through the harsh winter in Northern Greece, where temperatures drop to minus 10 degrees. We were able to distribute clothes to around 700 people. The recipients obviously were thankful for what they received. In the days following the distribution, they were building snowmen, and having snowball-fights. The clothing items seem to have helped the residents to see the beautiful side of winter.”
Knitterly gifts ideas for Valentine’s Day
Knit for Peace holiday voucher
Prices from £25 to £2500 (perfect for a knitter or from a knitter to a loved one)
Sponsor a sack
Provide warmth for children in a refugee camp
Gladstone’s Library Wool Hunt
4th – 7th May 2019
Accommodation at Gladstone’s Library is very limited so, at their suggestion, we can reserve rooms at a “very nice” bed & breakfast 3 minutes walk away (according to Google maps). There are 2 self contained apartments (with bedroom/bathroom/kitchen sitting room) which is particularly suitable for those who prefer to self cater. There are single or double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. Those accommodated in this annexe, will be able to join us at Gladstone’s Library. Note we will be out wool hunting on most days.
Enter our raffle for your chance to win some wonderful Noro wool. Worth at least £200!
Knit for Peace Cards
We have a great selection of cards in aid of Knit for Peace. These have been left blank for you to write your own message.
Back from a wonderful knitting holiday in Mysore
Here is what people said:
“A truly memorable trip made special by the attentive and friendly hotel. Thank you to all the Knit for Peace team –I will recommend the trip to fellow knitters.”
“The Hotel exceeded expectations on every front. Food, rooms, service, gardens were all excellent. We learnt a number of new techniques as well as revisiting old ones. Visiting the orphanage, the slums and the supplementary schools were thought provoking and moving. The work of the charity is clearly changing lives.”
The next knitting holiday at the Green Hotel, Mysore, South India is 18th – 31st January 2020.
For those crafty-minded, we are having a painting holiday in August 10th – 24th, 2019 led by the wonderful Dolph Van Eden.
“Dolph Van Eden is an inspiring teacher, who adapts intuitively to all levels of expertise. Very well organised, encouraging and inclusive”“Dolph is a very insightful and kind teacher”“ The Green Hotel is a wonderful place to stay and Mysore is a singularly inspiring city with wonderful architecture and colourful streets”
Each day will bring a different location and theme: wild life, street scenes; temples; markets; dhobighats; flowers; palaces; people… Choose your own medium –all varieties taught.
Weather should be pleasant with possibility of occasional showers.
A unique opportunity to see real India and visit projects supported by the Green Hotel and Good Gifts Catalogue.
At the moment we are particularly in need of men’s scarves. We also had a special request from a hospital for bright orange baby hats, you can collect the orange yarn from Radius Works or send a stamped envelope.