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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
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.
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.
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
Cathedral Prayer Shawl Group
Friday 1 May, 2pm, in Norwich Cathedral Library. Meet to work on shawls, and to hear from Angela Stewart about her work as a parish nurse. Contact: Gudrun Warren, 01603 218443, gwarren@cathedral.org.uk
Norwich Wool Loft Open Day - April 21st
21 Apr, 2015 10:00 - 12:30
Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, Norwich
Come along to replenish your wool stocks and find new patterns. Buttons, ribbons, lace, fabric, wool, needles patterns - a real Aladdins cave! Enjoy a tea or coffee as you chat to other knitters and stitchers.
Costessey Knit and Natter
21 Apr, 2015 14:00
The Orchard Rooms, Bullace Road, Costessey
Spellbinders
21 Apr, 2015 14:00
St Augustines Church Hall, Lynn Road, Wisbech
Wool Shack Open Day, King's Lynn
27 Apr, 2015 10:00 - 12:00
Providence Street Community Centre, Providence Street, off London Road, King's Lynn, PE30 5ET
The first Open Day at our new resource centre in King's Lynn. Wool, patterns, needles, fabric and much more. Come along to see what people are knitting and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee chatting to other members.
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!