September Newsletter 2020


Hello Knitters,
Hope you are all keeping well. Remember, knitting is good for your health.

Feedback from some of those who receive our knitting and yarn
“The refugee families love the donations, especially the blankets. We’ve done wonderful craft activities during lockdown using the donated yarn, including a coronaquilt.”
Centre for asylum seekers and refugees, NE England

Survey
We want to learn how knitting during the Covid-19 crisis has affected our knitters. We did a similar survey in 2016, which was important in highlighting the health benefits of knitting. Please take a few minutes to fill in the survey. Click to download survey.

New tombola
We have a new Tombola with a different yarn selection. Everyone wins a prize. Here is some feedback on Facebook from the recent winners:

“My yarn arrived this morning – very pleased with it. An excellent way of contributing to a very good cause.”
“I was surprised at the size of the parcel!”
“I received a lovely set of yarn as my tombola prize last week – this is well worth doing, and raises money for such an important cause.”

All Tombola proceeds go to Knit for Peace’s campaign to support Abused Women.

£24 an entry (+ £4 P&P)

More feedback from some of those who receive our knitting and yarn

“Thank you so much for your recent donation of knitted toys and baby blankets. Our younger residents were thrilled to go through the large sacks – each baby and child staying with us now has a new knitted mascot and blanket. To say thank you, the children got creative with paints and produced some brilliant pieces of art.” (see on the left)
Women’s refuge, NE England

Knit for Peace update
Please do not send any knitting at this time. We are unable to ship to refugee camps abroad due to the pandemic. We need space in our offices to provide social distancing for staff and volunteers and keep everyone safe.

Schools re-opening
As schools re-open, we shall be offering yarn and needles to schools, so children can be taught to knit. To support this initiative, click here – £25 for a class. Why not do it in memory of the person who taught you how to knit.

Want to learn new skills?
Do you want to learn cable knitting or Fair Isle knitting? Or maybe just some knitting basics? UK Handknitting Association has very good videos to show you how. Click here to see.

Knit of the Day
Here is a selection of our recent Knits of the Day.