February Newsletter 2017

Venice knitting retreat 10-14 July 2017for website

Join us for a Friends of Knit for Peace knitting retreat to Venice. An opportunity to sight-see and make new friends based in a 16th Century Palazzo in the Dorsoduro district. The Hotel is wonderfully well positioned, in the Dosodouro district, which isn’t too tripperish, very near to vaporetto stops, and within walking distance of all the great sights.  We’ll be knitting in the salon and the garden terrace. The Hotel is air conditioned.

Costs from £700 for four nights (per person sharing, depending on room chosen) include breakfast and local taxes. The area is full of restaurants, pizzerias, etc., and eating out is inexpensive. It’s easy to find return flights for around £100.  Full details are on the website. The price includes a donation to Knit for Peace

Knitting Holiday India 2018 with Jane CrowfootIMG_2185

Our next knitting holiday at the Green Hotel, Mysore will be 20th January – 2nd February 2018. It will be led by well-known designer and tutor Jane Crowfoot. Our knitting holidays to Mysore provide a great opportunity to enjoy India in a safe and comfortable environment. There are opportunities to visit projects supported by the Green Hotel and Charities Advisory Trust and plenty to see and do for knitters and non-knitters alike. Here are some comments from this year’s guests: “The atmosphere was warm and relaxed”   “Good company, good food, and good fun.” “I’ve loved every minute of the stay”                                            

We are already taking bookings please contact us at: knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk or call 020 7794 9835 for more information and a booking form.

Workshops return in 2017

crochetworkshopFollowing our very successful season of workshops in 2016, Jane Crowfoot has again helped us by curating and organising a new range of workshops with many well-known names. All the workshops are held in our quirky offices in the heart of Hampstead Village. We are easy to get to, less than 5 minutes walk from Hampstead tube station on the Northern Line. All workshops are 10am-4pm on Saturdays and cost £65 per course (includes coffee/tea, cake and materials).

29th April – Beginners/Next Step Knitting with Sarah Hazell

13th May – Beginners Knitted Socks with Nicki Merral

10th June – Double Knitting with Juliet Bernard

8th July – Fun Crochet Techniques with Jane Crowfoot

5th August – Knitting for a new baby with Sarah Hazell

16th September – Easy felting – slippers and mats with Dame Hilary Blume (and helpers)

21st October – Beginners Brioche Knitting with Renee Callahan

18th November – Make a bag with Jane Crowfoot

Workshops may be subject to change depending on availability and demand. To book please call 020 7794 9835 or email knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk

The Good You Do

When you knit (or crochet) for Knit for Peace you do it with a purpose – to help others, so here we’d like to share with you some pictures of people who have received your knitted and crocheted items and some of the thanks they send back to you:

fff sierra leone baby and mum MakeADifferencePageImagefff recovering from fistula surgery making blanket madagascar copyOn the left, in Sierra Leone, a little baby is wrapped in one of your beautiful blankets,

On the right, in Madagascar, the squares you donate are sewn together by a patient recovering from surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

mr donnelly scotland with blanket

Barbara in her shawl

We send out many sacks of items to organisations in the UK, on the left Barbara was very pleased to receive her shawl, on the right, Mr Donnelly in Scotland was glad to have something to keep his knees and legs warm.

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your diary

30th March 2017 – launch of Health Benefits of Knitting

10-14 July 2017 – Venice Knitting Retreat

5th November 2017 – Knit for Peace Festival at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

20 January-2 February 2018 – India Holiday