July 2017 Newsletter

The Grenfell Tower Fire: Our response

We were able to give immediate response to a request for blankets and trauma teddies. We will be sending knitting kits (yarn, needles etc) to help survivors feel the calming effects of knitting. We have devised practical ways of helping with a selection of Good Gifts.

Patterns in support of Grenfell Tower victims

Jane Crowfoot has donated wonderful patterns in support of our Grenfell Appeal. Each pattern can be downloaded for a £5 donation. Click on the images to purchase.

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Want to have fun? Come to the 1st Knit for Peace KNITFEST at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 5th November. Like they say, “remember, remember the 5th of November!”

Exhibitors: over 50 exhibitors, carefully chosen to offer a wide range of all things Knitterly:

• Hand spun and hand dyed yarns • Knitting accessories • Jewellery with a knitting/crochet theme   • Expertly hand-knitted items, including blankets, throws, clothes from baby to adult • Books, including rare editions, on knitting, crochet, sewing and handiwork • Card Aid charity Christmas cards  • Pop up Museum Store • Yarn sale • Kits • Tombola

Courses: Well-known knitters will give visitors a chance to hone their knitting and crochet skills, including Jane Crowfoot, Debbie Bliss, Renée Callahan, Sasha Kagan. All courses will have to be pre-booked £45 for a 2 hour session. Look out for a full list of courses on the Knit for Peace website.

Learn to Knit: there will be a chance to learn how to knit, with patient experienced teachers. £15 for ages 8 to15; £25 for adults.

Talks include: • The History of Knitting (and a chance to learn about the historic collection of the Knitting and Crochet Guild) • The work of Knit for Peace • The Health Benefits of Knitting

Food: Because knitters need to keep their strength up, there will be a café to dispense food and drink throughout the day (knitting and cake seem to go together). And because it’s November 5th we will create our own sparklers by holding a pop-up knitting group from 5 till 8 pm.

Admission: Adults (includes a goodie-bag!): £12 adv. / £15 on door. Children (8 to 15 years old): £6 adv. / £7.5 on the door. Free entry for children under 7.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE. The Great KnitFest: 10 am – 6 pm
Pop-up Knitting Group: 5 pm – 8 pm

To book click HERE. We advise early booking as numbers are restricted. Those booking will be kept informed of the full programme.

Knit In Public Day

We did a public knitting day on Hampstead High Street. We taught knitting and made lots of new friends. 

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