November Newsletter 2017

 

Christmas Cards in aid of Knit for Peace

In partnership with Card Aid, we have a stunning new range of Christmas cards for 2017, in aid of Knit for Peace.

To see cards for a range of causes, visit Card Aid’s site HERE.

London Shopping

127 x 94 mm

Knitting

119 x 113 mm

Silhouette Tree

113 x 168 mm

Knitting Tree

127 x 94 mm

Knit of Peace

127 x 94 mm

The Nativity

94 x 127 mm

Woolly Sheep

119 x 113 mm

Knit One, Purl One

152 x 150 mm

To purchase any of the designs, CLICK HERE.

Advent calendars from Good Gifts

Blue Advent Calendar

£14.95  CLICK TO BUY

Red Advent Calendar

£14.95  CLICK TO BUY

Both our advent calendars are true to the message of Christmas. Every day, a window opens to show another little gift with disproportionate impact: seeds for a poor farmer; lifesaving medicine; a bowl of rice; a ball for a child with no toys; culminating in a warm hat for a cold baby. Each version has different gifts and helps more than 24 lives giving interest and pleasure.

Knitterly Good Gifts!

KFP holiday vouchers

Give the gift of a voucher towards a Knit for Peace holiday this Christmas – like the Edinburgh Country House Party below – and receive a special thank you card from us. Contribute toward a loved one’s get away in 2018 whilst supporting Knit for Peace and its distribution of knitting to those in need during the cold winter months.

Please contact knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk to enquire

New holidays for 2018/2019

India (Jan/Feb 2018 fully booked) (Oct 2018 & Jan/Feb 2019)

Due to the success of the Knit for Peace holiday at the Green Hotel, Mysore, to be held in Jan/Feb, we will offer a second Mysore holiday toward the end of October to coincide with the Dessara Festival in Mysore. More details will follow.

Register an interest via knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk to secure a place.

Yorkshire Wool Hunt (May 13th-16th 2018)

Back by popular demand, the Yorkshire Wool Hunt will take us to Laxton’s Mill to see wool processing from fleece to yarn. Visits to Saltaire, Ilkley and taking in factory shops. A chance to buy yarn haberdashery and textiles at hugely discounted prices.

Register an interest via knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk to secure a place.

Knit for Peace Country House Party 

Newbattle Abbey, Edinburgh March 14th – 17th 2018

Combine a visit to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival with a chance to visit Edinburgh and its surroundings. Non-knitters welcome!

Newbattle Abbey was founded as a Cistercian Monastery in 1140, with the Reformation it became the ancestral home of the Lothian family. In 1937, the Marquis of Lothian gave Newbattle Abbey to the nation to be used as an educational establishment. It’s now a training college for mature students.

Set in 125 acres of park land, both the building and its grounds are listed as items of outstanding architectural and archaeological importance and the reception rooms (in which we’ll be holding some of our evening meetings) have been described as the most beautiful in Scotland.

Newbattle Abbey

Bedroom

The crypt where we’ll be knitting!

Wonderful walks in the gardens

Bedrooms are basic but clean, with ensuite facilities and tea and coffee making equipment in the rooms. Nearby attractions include a whiskey distillery, the Mining Museum Scotland and the Rosslyn Chapel.

Cost is £595 which includes a £100 donation to Knit for Peace. By holding our event at Newbattle Abbey, we’re supporting the work of this charitable institution. This price includes three nights bed and breakfast (arriving on the 14th and departing the morning of the 17th), access to the grounds, the historic buildings, and evening events. We will also be organising optional visits to New Lanark, and to projects supported by the Charities Advisory Trust, our parent charity.

For more information and to book CLICK HERE.

Famous knitters Juliet Bernard and Erika Knight will be joining us and promise to share their knitting hints. Juliet will even lead our scratch choir singing Scottish ballads.

A look back at KnitFest 2017

Thank you to everyone who made KnitFest such an outstanding success. We particularly would like to thank the scores of volunteers who made everyone feel so welcome.

And finally, thank you…

… for the knitting! Sorry if we have not been as quick as usual in thanking you – but with over 40 parcels a day it’s hard to keep up.