August 2017 Newsletter

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Lots going on here at Knit for Peace. Tens of thousands of items were dispatched, many to Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Kurdistan and to Syria itself. We are pleased to report we had an urgent request for more yarn, needles and haberdashery for the knitting business set up, at our suggestion, in the refugee camps in Kurdistan.

Thank you to everyone who has sent donations towards the shipping costs.  The latest shipment cost us £1,500 and we rely on donations.

Knit for Peace Holidays
The knitting retreat in Venice was a great success. Here are what some participants said:
•”I had a really lovely time on the Venice Knitting Retreat…I thought the hotel was delightful and perfect for our requirements….I would certainly recommend a Knit for Peace holiday to others.” •”I would recommend this type of holiday to my friends.”
•”It exceeded my expectations. ” •”This was my first real experience of travelling abroad alone and it all went very smoothly and I felt very comfortable.” •”I did so enjoy meeting everyone”.

Picture courtesy of Alan Judd

Picture courtesy of Alan Judd

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The Mysore, India holiday (20th January – 2nd February, 2018) is fully booked.
You can put your name on the waiting list by contacting us at: [email protected]

The Great KnitFest – November 5th 2017
Want to have fun? Come to the 1st Knit for Peace KNITFEST at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 5th November.
Exhibitors: Over 40 exhibitors, carefully chosen to offer a wide range of all things Knitterly, Card Aid shop. Lots of unusual Christmas presents.
Courses: Include Debbie Bliss, Jane Crowfoot, Renee Callahan + Sasha Kagan.
Learn to Knit: Learn how to knit, with patient experienced teachers.
Talks: Include “History of Knitting”(Knitting and Crochet Guild) “Health Benefits of Knitting”, “365 Scarf Project” (Dani Liebeck) + “From Fleece to Needle” (Susan Crawford).

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Tickets £12 in advance.
For more info and to book, click HERE.
Early bookings advised, as places are limited.
Pop-up Knitting Group: 5 pm – 8 pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE. 10am-6pm

 

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Stop Press: Edinburgh Wool Festival: join our Country House Party March 15th – 18th 2018
Make your visit to the Edinburgh Wool Festival more fun (if possible). We’re organising a House Party at a country house set in 125 acres of parkland (just 25 minutes drive to the Edinburgh Wool Festival). Lots of single rooms, all en-suite.
Like all Knit for Peace Holidays, it’ll be fun! Apart from the Wool Fest, there’ll be visits, trips, & evenings of knitting.
More details coming soon.
Register your interest at [email protected]

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Giveaway
Win a 2013 limited edition crochet kit, from Jane Crowfoot’sCrochet Club. This complete kit includes thirty-one balls of Rowan Cotton Glace, three bags of Debbie Abrahams knitting beads and PDF download patterns. Enter the raffle to be in with a chance of winning. To enter click here and donate as little as £2, as many times as you like. The winner will be selected randomly in September. All proceeds raised from this sought after kit will support Knit for Peace and is in memory of Sally Smith, who sadly passed away.

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