July Newsletter 2021

 July raffle

This month we’re giving you three chances to win luxury Fyberspates yarn -and if you win, the choice is yours! First place gets first pick of these three beautiful yarn prizes.

£16 to enter

Blankets & toys needed

We have had several requests for blankets and toys, so please send us any you have recently finished. We are especially in need of medium and large blankets (adult-sized). 

Join our knitting holidays on the Welsh borders & Oxford 

Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden
13th-17th December 2021
Tutor: Jane Crowfoot
Full details & booking form

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
5th-8th January 2022
Tutors: Debbie Bliss & Merion Willis
Full details & booking form

Feedback from those who have received knitting

“The blankets were much appreciated by patients. It happens that they were admitted in an emergency and come in with what they were wearing at the time. Sometimes they are a little chilly when they just have their nightwear to go home in and your blankets offer comfort and a little cheer.” A hospital in Milton Keynes 

“We have been giving out the items at our soup kitchens and they have all been very much appreciated by all…especially the socks!” A community group in Bournemouth 

Tombola Packs: support our work with abused women 

There’s a particularly interesting selection of yarn in this month’s packs. Here’s what one knitter said about our Tombola:

“The deal is fantastic, as you always get a big bag of wool within three days.” Sandra L. 

Everyone’s a winner! Buy yours here for £24 + £4 P&P

Support knitters around the UK

We are sending out yarn packs and craft kits to community groups, prisons, women’s refuges, care homes and shelters for women rescued from trafficking. The response is amazing. These women find knitting therapeutic, and knit not just for themselves but others, restoring their sense of self worth.

You can support these projects through our sister charity Good Gifts

Knit of the Day

These are just a few of the impressive knits we’ve shared on our social media this month. Lots of lovely summer colours!

Knit or crochet a dressing gown from squares using the pattern on our website