June Newsletter 2019
The Colourful Cotton Raffle!
This month we have a colourful treat for you: 63 small balls of cotton in a brilliant array of hues. Suitable for small projects, toys or larger rainbow items where the choice of shades will brighten any day! To add a little bit more variety we’ve added some bonus balls of Debbie Bliss cotton and some marbled yarn from Louisa Harding. Perfect for summery knitting and crochet.
Twiddlemuffs for the London NHS Ambulance Service
We want to thank you all for providing twiddlemuffs for the London NHS Ambulance Service, ready to be given to dementia patients, to calm them.
“Given out a few, the ladies I gave them to loved them, seemed to comfort them. They loved their little prezzies!”
“Used one with a lovely lady. She absolutely loved it – she even said she felt safe. Absolute winner.”
We’ve already been asked for top-ups and been approached by other ambulance services, so please do keep them coming!
Twiddlemuffs for sale
People have been asking if they can buy twiddlemuffs. Our spectacularly talented trustee Rowena has knitted a few specifically to raise funds for Knit for Peace. These can be bought on Etsy for £25 each
Knit for Peace Holiday in Mysore, India led by Jane Crowfoot
January 18th-31st 2020
What to expect: Beautiful sunny weather (average 28C degrees). Delicious food (buffet meals, including vegetarian options). Special diets catered for. Good company and friendly atmosphere. A chance to meet new people. Wonderful shopping opportunities. Improve and extend your knitting & crochet techniques. Chance to visit the Good Gifts Catalogue and the Green Hotel supported projects
Here is what people said: “This knitting holiday surpassed my hopes and expectations . It was an ideal holiday for a keen knitter who was keen to travel to India, but was not confident enough to travel alone.” – Chris (October 2018)”What can I say -a wonderful 2 weeks, fantastic staff, wonderful food. India is a fantastic place to visit, another world” – Carol (October 2018)
Help abused and trafficked women
Help us raise funds so we can continue to supply yarn, needles, and haberdashery to women so they can knit. This is specifically so we can continue to help those in the most wretched circumstances: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.The sufferings of these women cannot be overestimated. Alone, poor, ashamed. Often blaming themselves.
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.
You can give through MyDonate up till the end of June, by cheque, which can be sent to us at Knit for Peace, Radius Works, London, NW3 1HL, or pay by card over the phone at 020 7794 9835
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 to the right/below. Thank you!