October Newsletter 2017
Stop Press: Warm and Woolly for Winter Patterns
A complete digital booklet of patterns for scarves and some gloves. 8 fabulous designs by 7 fantastic designers.
Proceeds from the sale of these patterns will support the distribution of warm knitting donated by generous knitters to needy people in the UK and abroad.
Why not make them in time for the Knitfest on November 5, and come and show them off?
£12.95 for the complete booklet (or more if you can manage)
£3 per separate design – click on any image below to purchase.
Knit for Peace Country House Party
Newbattle Abbey, Edinburgh March 14th-17th 2018
Combine a visit to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival with a chance to visit Edinburgh and its surroundings. Non-knitters welcome!
Newbattle Abbey was founded as a Cistercian Monastery in 1140, with the Reformation it became the ancestral home of the Lothian family. In 1937, the Marquis of Lothian gave Newbattle Abbey to the nation to be used as an educational establishment. It’s now a training college for mature students.
Set in 125 acres of park land, both the building and its grounds are listed as items of outstanding architectural and archaeological importance and the reception rooms (in which we’ll be holding some of our evening meetings) have been described as the most beautiful in Scotland.
Juliet Bernard will be joining us and promises to lead our scratch choir singing Scottish balads. She’ll also be available to share her knitting hints!
Bedrooms are basic but clean, with ensuite facilities and tea and coffee making equipment in the rooms. Nearby attractions include a whiskey distillery, the Mining Museum Scotland and the Rosslyn Chapel.
Cost is £595 which includes a £100 donation to Knit for Peace. By holding our event at Newbattle Abbey, we’re supporting the work of this charitable institution. This price includes three nights bed and breakfast (arriving on the 14th and departing the morning of the 17th), access to the grounds, the historic buildings, and evening events. We will also be organising optional visits to New Lanark, and to projects supported by the Charities Advisory Trust, our parent charity.
Knit for Peace Christmas Cards
In partnership with our sister charity Card Aid, we have a stunning new range of Christmas cards for 2017, all to help raise money for Knit for Peace’s distribution costs.
To purchase any of the designs, CLICK HERE.
Or if you’d like to see cards for a range of causes, please visit Card Aid’s site HERE.