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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 2570 members and 121 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
10/01/2016 - Sheringham
The Sheringham Christmas tree raised over 87, quite a tidy sum
31/12/2015 - Prickly Friends -A Helping hand 4 hedgehogs
We have had 101 hedgehogs in since the start of 2015. We have approximately 20 in our care at the moment. We always welcome your knitted hoggies they are a big hit and bring in much needed funds
19/12/2015 - Walking with the Wounded
A lovely letter from Walking with the Wounded to the West Norfolk Wool Shack reads : You have directly helped to provide vunerable veterans with their independence through employment, as every penny raised by the hats will go to the programmes we provide to re-educate and re-train them for careers outside the military.
19/12/2015 - Norwich Puppet Theatre
A BIG thank you to the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers who have created over 100 knitted squares for our festive show #Rumpelstiltskin on show from the 19 December
01/12/2015 - Diss Road Show
Wow, what a great day at Diss. Over 100 people visited the Roadshow and browsed, chatted and enjoyed a cuppa with us. New members joined and new groups signed up.
01/12/2015 - The Big Knit In
Blankets are now being made up following The Big Knit In. This will take a while as there were so many squares made both on the day and afterwards. The Red Cross will be able to distribute these to the most vulnerable.
What's Needed?

Urgently needed for International Aid Trust and British Red Cross

BLANKETS - larger, single bed size, either knitted or crochet.
JUMPERS - Long sleeved, patterned or plain for older children and adults.
CARDIGANS - For older children and adults.
WAISTCOATS - For older children and adults
SHAWLS - knitted and crochet
SOCKS - for all ages, short and knee length.
HATS - all sizes.
GLOVES - all sizes.
MITTENS - Full and fingerless - all sizes.
SCARVES - Older children and adult.

TOYS - for various charities to sell to fundraise

TEA COSIES - for fundraising

ANIMALS - Any size, for the Noahs Ark being constructed to raise funds for John Grooms Court. This will be on display in the Forum February 2016
DRAGONS - needed to sell for Alzheimers Society, patterns available from www.dragonsforalzheimers.weebly.com

THANK YOU - for all the lovely premature baby items you have supplied. At the moment we have a good supply for all the charities we send to. We will let you know when we need more but we will take any that are being made at the moment.

News and Events
Purple Bags and Eco Bags with NKaS logo
In addition to our usual pens and badges we now have two sorts of bags available to buy. The long-handled lightweight bag with the NKaS logo on is only 3 and popular for carrying your knitting around while the Eco bag at 4 is in natural cotton with shorter handles which ma...
Lowestoft Wool Loft
13 Feb, 2016 11:00
The Yard, Ashby Road, Lowestoft
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing through patterns, donated wool and other resources. Have a cuppa and chat with like minded folk whose passion is knitting, crochet and sewing.
Norwich Wool Loft Open Day
16 Feb, 2016 10:00
Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, Norwich
Everyone is assured of a warm welcome to our Open Days. Displays of knitting, crochet and sewing. Lots of resources to browse and of course a cuppa and a chat.
Family Knit-in for Beginners
19 Feb, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
Gaywood Library, River Lane, King's Lynn, PE30 4HD
Children (5 years and upwards) and adults are welcome at Gaywood Library between 10 and 12 on Friday 19th February where members of Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers will be there to help beginner knitters! Come along and join in the fun.
West Norfolk Wool Shack Open Day
26 Feb, 2016 10:00
Providence Street Community Centre, Providence Street, off London Road, King's Lynn, PE30 5ET
Come along to the West Norfolk Wool Shack Open Day to enjoy a morning with like minded people. Chat over a cuppa, bring in your knitting, stock up on supplies and get inspired. This month we are making squares into dressing gowns for elderly people suffering from the cold i...
North Norfolk Wool Loft Open Day
4 Mar, 2016 10:00
Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, NR26 8NP
Come along and join in the fun. Lots of wool, patterns and other items for your handiwork to enjoy. Have a cup of tea or coffee while you chat to like-minded people.