August 2017 Newsletter

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Latest News 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 […]

July 2017 Newsletter

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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 […]

Help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire!

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The fire at Grenfell Tower has left people with nothing to wear and nowhere to call home. Donated items are pouring in and the community is struggling to organise the vast quantity. We have sent two bags of toys and blankets, but do not want to overwhelm them. As the weather gets cooler victims of the fire […]

The Great KnitFest

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The Great Knit for Peace KnitFest November 5th 2017, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3 5EE 10 AM – 6 PM Stalls offering everything knitterly: Yarn, knitting kits, haberdashery, books, patterns, charity Christmas cards, accessories. Tombola of yarns. Courses by famous knitting and crochet designers. Learn to knit or crochet. Sale of beautiful […]

Special News

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Get Involved! The Big Woolly Weekend! 10th & 11th of June 2017 Calling all knitters! Bergere de France has created The Big Woolly Weekend project, which calls on knitters to get together and knit in public for Knit for Peace and The Jo Cox Foundation‘s The Great Get Together. On the 10th or 11th of June, […]

May 2017 Newsletter

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Beautiful Designer Patterns Last year KnitPro very generously created a project in aid of Knit for Peace. Patterns for twelve gorgeous blanket squares, created by high profile designers, were released weekly through our website. They are now available to purchase as one e-book for just £6. Along with the patterns the e-book also contains ideas […]

The Health Benefits of Knitting

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We have launched our report on The Health Benefits of Knitting.. Click here to see a preview. If you would like to have your own FREE digital copy or would like a printed copy for £5.00 email us at knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk.  

March Newsletter 2017

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Thank you! First of all, we want to say a big Thank You to all you knitters. Knit for Peace has grown and we are now receiving knitting from 1,041 groups and 4,188 individuals and lots from those who want to remain anonymous. What all have in common is a love of knitting (or crochet) and […]

February Newsletter 2017

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Venice knitting retreat 10-14 July 2017 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 […]

January Newsletter

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Refugee Appeal Update Thank you! First and foremost thank you all for your generous donations of both money and wool and knitting. We successfully reached our target before Christmas and the first consignment of wool and haberdashery was sent off, and a second consignment due to go. We also continue to send warm clothes, blankets […]