September Newsletter 2019
Large quantities of knitted items went to Syria as well as to Syrian refugees in camps in Turkey.
Lap blankets, dressing gowns and twiddlemuffs went to various care homes, particularly for those caring for dementia patients.
Children and adult jumpers, hats and scarves went to women’s refuges; baby clothes to new-born babies whose mothers have nothing; and wool and needles to a refugee drop-in centre in London, a hospital in Bristol, and a prison in Wales, amongst others.
We are delighted to be able to send cones for machine knitting and haberdashery to Nottingham Trent University for students on textile courses. Knit for Peace combats waste!
2 raffles this September
We have put together 36 x 100g balls of Cascade 220 Superwash 100% wool. Make September a colourful month with this beautiful array of Cascade yarn!
Rowan has generously donated their pattern book celebrating their 40th anniversary. Comprising 40 projects to knit, it looks back at some of their most iconic designs, from the bold colours of Kaffe Fassett’s painterly pieces to the sumptuous texture of Martin Storey’s classic cables.
What we need
The numbers of new refugee arrivals in the Greek Islands has increased enormously in the last few weeks, and Lesbos now has over 13,000 refugees on the Island, with facilities for just over 4000. They especially need large blankets (3x6ft or 5x6ft). The nights are cold and they are sleeping on the ground!
Knit for Peace holiday in Mysore, January 2020 with 2 tutors!
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 2 rooms remaining, book now to avoid any disappointments!
Sponsor a sack
Help us cover the cost of sending out knitted items and sponsor a sack.
Write a personal message or dedicate a sack of warm knitting to someone special.
To sponsor a sack please click on the link below or send us a cheque to Radius Works, Back Lane, London, NW3 1HL.
‘Help abused women’ campaign continues
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our appeal to help abused women. We’re nearly half way there!
These women, victims of rape, released from trafficking, or victims of domestic violence benefit from knitting. It 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.
Thank you for your response to our appeal to save the African rainforest. There is still time https://www.goodgifts.org/protect-acre-rainforest.html
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. Thank you!