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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
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.
18/02/2015 - Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers win a Big Lottery Grant
Congratulations to all members of Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers who have won a Big Lottery Grant for the next five years. This will enable us to continue to expand our groups and set up more resource centres. This achievement is due to the care and support of each and every member.
18/02/2015 - Many sacks of knitting and stitching sent with the International Aid Trust
Les and Joan Potter from the International Aid Trust came along to the collect the waiting sacks of knitting from the Wool Loft at the end of the Open Day on Tuesday 17th. They came with a large estate car and trailer and many willing hands managed to fit the huge number of sacks in. They were all taken to the Warehouse in Great Yarmouth where volunteers pack them into boxes before they continue their journey to many needy areas of the world. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Les and Joan are overwhelmed with the quantity and the quality of everything they receive.
23/01/2015 - Fakenham Knit and Natter
Fakenham Knit and Natter delivered some of their knitting to their local Citizens Advice Bureau and received this reply from the Advice Services Coordinator. "I was thrilled to discover a bag of beautifully knitted hats and gloves... We have already handed some out to our homeless clients who were delighted. Please thank all of your knitters on my behalf".
What's Needed?

Age UK

Age UK are in need of large blankets for their elderly and vulnerable clients to keep them warm in the cold weather.
Can you help? Lots of patterns for squares on our pattern page.
Want to learn to crochet? Come along to a Wool Loft open day.

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.

Knitted Breasts

We have been asked by Breastfeeding Friends for lots of knitted breasts, this is what they said " Health visitors work in the community with expectant and new mums. One of our most useful teaching aids for feeding is a knitted breast! We need lots for all our staff."

News and Events
Watton Kniters and Stitchers
A new group is starting in Watton on Thursday 9th April. It will meet on the second Thursday of the month from 2 - 4pm at Watton Christian Community Centre. Do go along if you live in the area.
Emneth, Wisbech, Crafty Chatter
2 Apr, 2015 13:30
Emneth Methodist Church, Wisbech
The Lanes Knitters and Stitchers
2 Apr, 2015 10:00
The Teahouse, Elm Hill, Norwich
Dersingham Library Knit and Natter
2 Apr, 2015 10:30
Dersingham Library, Chapel Road, Dersingham
Dersingham Library Knit and Natter
2 Apr, 2015 18:00
Dersingham Library, Chapel Road, Dersingham
Celebrating our 2000th Member!
1 May, 2015 10:00
Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, NR26 8NP
A special celebration will be held at the North Norfolk Wool Loft Open Day on May 1st to mark the 2000th member joining Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers. Come along to join in the fun!