January Newsletter 2018

Happy New Year & Thank you all for your support!

Thank you so much for your support and all the beautiful and warm knittings you have sent us! We have rushed to send out enormous quantities of warm blankets, clothes and toys, making sure people do not feel forgotten, are kept warm, and feel wrapped in love and care in the items made for them. 

Great Ideas for Raising Funds for Knit for Peace

A huge thank you to The Blue Room Nailsea, Knit for Peace Lostwithiel, Haverhill Knitters and Otley Knitters for their fundraising projects, resulting in an absolutely huge donation of knitting and incredibly generous support towards the cost of sending out knitted donations to those in need!

Decorated Tree by Otley Knitters who raised £115 at their local Christmas Tree Festival.

Decorated Tree by Otley Knitters who raised £115 at their local Christmas Tree Festival.

Harry’s Christmas Jumper knitted by Chris & Pat from Haverhill Knitters raising £150!

Knit for Peace Lostwithiel Stall who raised £300 selling knitted items at the Dickensian evening.

We always love reading your messages

The Blue Room Nailsea Project said:

“We have been quite overwhelmed by the level of the response to this community project. It has reached out to people on so many different levels, giving a sense of purpose and community to many of the people who have got involved.
Some have returned to knitting after many years, older people in particular have enjoyed feeling useful again, and we have seen how generous people can be when a cause touches their hearts. When I added up the total number of items donated and made by our volunteer ‘sewer uppers’ (over 1000!) I was moved to tears. It has been a pleasure to be involved and I’m sure we will try to do something like this again in the future.”

“You’re doing a wonderful job & giving people who love to knit a worthwhile cause to knit for”

“Thank you for providing an opportunity for me ( & others) to make a small contribution to try to alleviate the suffering of refugees”

“My mum knitted these hats after I had been to Madagascar and told her how the climate was changing and people (especially the children) had no warm clothes in the winter months.”

Thank you for your kind words!

And it’s good to hear feedbacks from those who received the knitting

“I would like to express our thanks for the recent generous donation of baby hats, jackets and booties. They are so beautifully knitted and exactly what our babies need! Your kindness and thoughtfulness is much appreciated by both staff and parents alike. “

Neonatal Services Lister Hospital

“Thank you for your donation for Freedom from Fistula. Your donation of hand knitted baby blankets, toys, and squares will go towards transforming the lives of women who have been suffering with fistula, perhaps for many years, by offering them free fistula repair surgeries and rehabilitation.”

Freedom from Fistula

“To all the Knitters at Knit for Peace, Thank you so much for your wonderful Knitted items. The mums we support really appreciate receiving home made items. With love from the Pram Depot.”

Sponsor a Sack 

You can also help us cover the cost of sending out knitted donations to those in need:

– Delivery of 55 items

– Delivery of 250 items

Knit for Peace Holidays

We are now taking bookings. Email us at knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk to request a booking form and secure your space.

– Edinburgh Country House Party 14th-17th March.

 

Combine a visit to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival with a chance to visit Edinburgh and its surroundings. Non knitters welcome! Erika Knight & Juliet Bernard will be joining our House Party.  Juliet even promises to lead a scratch choir singing Scottish ballards! Only a few places left!

More information available here

– The Great Yorkshire Wool Hunt 13th – 16th May.

Back by popular demand!

A chance to buy designer and everyday yarns at hugely discounted prices. Visits to Laxton Mill and see wool from fleece to yarn, Saltaire, Salts Mill and Ilkley as well as trips to haberdashery, fabric and yarn factory shops.

For more information please click here

– The Green Hotel, Mysore 16th – 29th October.

An extraordinary opportunity to combine knitting and the discovery of another culture.

See the Dasara festival, relax in the prize-winning garden of the Green Hotel and improve your knitting skills. We are honoured to have Debbie Bliss leading this holiday.

For more information please click here

Knit of the Day

Here’s a selection of some lovely knitting we have recently received. Thank you!

Upcoming at Knit for Peace

Watch out for details of our 2018 workshops programme curated by Jane Crowfoot, our next raffle and lots of other wheezes!