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Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers - providing support to charities at home and abroad with lovingly hand knitted and sewn items.

There are now 2048 members and 90 groups around the county knitting and stitching for charity. We support many charities from orphanages and families abroad to small projects at home. Age is no barrier members range from the young to some well over 100. We have groups in diverse situations reflecting the whole community. Get in touch if you are interested there's room for everyone!

Achievements
08/05/2015 - Well done West Norfolk
You were nominated for an award in the Community Group category at the recent Freebridge Community Awards. The event took place on Tuesday 28 April at Providence Street Community Centre and it was lovely to have so many guests come along and celebrate the people who are all playing a part in creating A Better West Norfolk.
08/05/2015 - Wymondham Nature Group
Since we have been selling hedgehogs we have raised over 80 to be used on wildlife conservation in our local area. The hogs are popular to both young and older people.
11/04/2015 - Beautiful blankets
Dog's Trust
The Dogs Trust shop at Attleborough were very pleased with the blankets we took along to them to raise funds. They said "These will certainly fly out of the shop". Our customers love the knitted blankets.
11/04/2015 - Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
The nurses who work with patients suffering from dementia were delighted with the sensory blankets and also the lap blankets. Their patients love them.
11/04/2015 - Norfolk Storytelling Project
Future radio have produced a lovely story about the Wool Loft, please have a listen. http://yourlisten.com/norfolkstorytelling/knit-purl-and-power-meet-norfolks-hardcore-knitters
27/03/2015 - Our First Sewing Day
We had a fantastic day at the Wool Loft with our first ever sewing day. Sewers of all abilities came along and made bags and dresses. Look out for the next one.
What's Needed?

Link to Hope.

The charity takes shoeboxes out to Romania, Moldova Bulgaria Albania and the Ukraine. They do Shoeboxes for the elderly and families as well as children. They particularly need gloves although of course hats and scarves are appreciated.

Sailors Society

We have been asked to knit lots of hats for the sailors that arrive at our ports from warmer countries and have little idea what the North Sea is like!!. They also require balaclava's, mittens and neck warmers. All patterns can be found on the patterns page with permission from The Sailors Society.

Heart Cushions

Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital need heart cushions for their patients after breast surgery (both Men and Women) Pattern can be found here - http://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/2009/09/making-cardiac-heart-pillow.html

Noahs Ark

John Grooms Court latest project is to be "Noahs Ark". They would like small animals, either knitted, crocheted or sewn.

News and Events
Brooke Knit and Yarn
28 May, 2015 14:00
Churchill Place Common Room, Brooke
Knit, Natter and Sew stall
30 May, 2015 09:00 - 1 Jun, 2015 15:00
Downham Market Town Hall
Downham Market Town Hall 30th May, 9.30 -3.00pm Knit, Natter and Sew stall Contact Sandi Western on 01366 659092 or 07832114414 for more information
West Norfolk Wool Shack
1 Jun, 2015 10:00
Providence Street Community Centre, Providence Street, off London Road, King's Lynn, PE30 5ET
Come along to our West Norfolk resource centre for inspiration and a chat. Bring along your knitted items for charity and browse our patterns, wool, needles, buttons etc. Normally held on the last Monday of the month unless it is a Bank holiday.
North Norfolk Wool Loft Open Day
5 Jun, 2015 10:00
Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, NR26 8NP
Come along and meet old friends and new. Browse all our patterns, wool, fabrics etc.
Summer Special Event - Teddy Bears Picnic
27 Jun, 2015 10:00
Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, Norwich
Our big Summer Special event will again be held at the Christchurch Centre on June 27th - Lots of fun things for all including plant stall, tombola, raffle, card and bag stall. Children's teddy crafts: bookmarks, bags, finger puppets and more. A fashion show of garments ...
Bodham's Big Weekend Fun Day
25 Jul, 2015 12:00 - 26 Jul, 2015 16:00
Bodham Playing Field in Bodham on the A148
Free Entry