Crafting for Charities


Activity

If you enjoy knitting, sewing or crocheting (or want to learn) but have no one who needs these items now, then do join us to craft items for a range of local and international charities.  We exchange patterns, sources of materials and ideas for charities to whom we may wish to donate.  Overall, the purpose is to give each other friendly peer support and encouragement, whether we are working to donate to our own favourite charity, or one identified by other group members.

Where and when

We meet on the third Monday of each month at Louisa's Place, Coventry Road, Market Harborough, 10.30 am to 12 noon.

Other information

Members usually bring something along to work on or patterns, etc to share.

Contact details

Helen Salisbury, 07837 410 575   email: helensalisburyslu3a@gmail.com


News

Busy fingers!

The dark evenings and short days have meant that group members have been very busy making items for their various chosen charities.  These include Mercy Ships, Leicester Royal Infirmary Maternity Unit and the Kasupe Project in Malawi.

Comforter for a baby

Crafting for charities – October

We met again this month and it was good to see everyone busily knitting or crocheting, while we swopped news on what we have been making over the holiday period, pattern ideas and enjoying a coffee.  Some good news was that packages had been passed on to Leicester Royal Infirmary Maternity Unit and that one […]

Cheeky comforter

We met again this month and it was good to see everyone busily knitting or crocheting, while we swopped news on what we have been making over the holiday period, pattern ideas and enjoying a coffee.  Some good news was that packages had been passed on to Leicester Royal Infirmary Maternity Unit and that one […]

Still time to craft

Whilst the summer evenings are still long and the garden beckons, not to mention holidays, 8 members met yesterday at Louisa’s Place.  We shared pattern ideas, helped each other with queries, not to mention looking at some of the delightful items we have been making (see pictures).  The consensus seems to be that we all […]

Crafting for Charities – July

If you enjoy knitting, sewing or crocheting, then bring something to work on and join us at Louisa’s Place. 10.30 am, the third Monday of the month. Helen Salisbury

Checking out charities

It’s the holiday season and so a small group of members met at Louisa’s Place this month.  We’re still busy making items and also researching charities that we wish to support and what they most need.  We will do this either as individuals or several members working together.  This are some of the items members […]

Crafting for Charities – Delightful knitted flowers

Member Carolyn Youdan has been experimenting with these knitted flowers which can be done in different sizes and used to decorate a variety of items.  One idea we had was to use them for knitted twiddle muffs: requested by hospitals for patents with Dementia.