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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 2832 members and 133 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
28/04/2016 - Ipswich Wool Court
The Open Day at Ipswich Wool Court was a huge success. Over 100 people attended the first Open Day.
28/04/2016 - Costessy Tuesday Club
The Costessy Tuesday group received this wonderful letter from the Norwich Foodbank. Thank you SO much for your very kind donation of the gorgeous jumpers for toddlers and the blankets - they are so beautifully made it is clear that a lot of time, effort and cost has gone into each creation and we are very grateful that they have been donated to us. Norwich foodbank provides 3 days of nutritionally balanced food parcels for local people in crisis - all those who receive our support are referred by care professionals and agencies (including schools pastoral workers, social services, mental health teams and Age UK) using a voucher system, whilst they work with the clients to resolve any ongoing issues. One such agency we work with is called 'Connects and Co' who support young carers in numerous ways including doing respite trips away for the youngsters caring for parents and fun activities. This is a not-for-profit charity and we often get referrals for food for families supported by them and struggling and we have offered the items from you to them to help families who have young children and they were delighted with the offer! This conversation happened on the afternoon of receiving your donation which is incredible timing!
04/04/2016 - Safe Haven
On behalf of the team at Safe Haven we would like to say a huge "Thank you" for the fantastic donation to our work with local homeless people. The blankets,hats and neck warmers will go a long way to comfort and warm the many rough sleepers in and around Norwich. Not only are they cosy but colourful too. Your kindness and hard work is much appreciated. Josephine
31/03/2016 - Kings Lynn - Quay Knitters
Quay Knitters handed over a cheque to COPD nurses for 360. Thank you to all who made this possible - Elaine
21/03/2016 - It is a personal thank you to Norfolk Knitters.
Last Tuesday my grandson was born at the Queen Elizabeth hospital and had difficulty breathing and had to go to intensive care where at least 1 of their blankets was used to keep him warm. There was also a wonderful selection of baby items. Happily he is on the ordinary ward now and if the tests are all clear he should be home soon
13/03/2016 - Peterborough City Hospital
I am writing to thank you for the lovely donation you made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A big thank you to all the knitting groups from Wisbech, Heacham and Hunstanton. It was very kind of you and much appreciated. Senior Sister
What's Needed?

Urgently needed for International Aid Trust.

BLANKETS - larger, single bed size.
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.

HEDGEHOG HAVEN

this hedgehog charity in North Norfolk needs lots of hedgehogs to sell for the beginning of May when it is National Hedgehog Awareness Week. This enables them to continue their rescue work.

TOYS

for various charities to sell to fundraise

TEA COSIES

fundraising for CRUS

ANIMALS

Any size, for the Noahs Ark being constructed to raise funds for John Grooms Court.

DRAGONS

Dragons Reminder that dragons are still needed for the Sunshine Home For Swamp Dragons at the 2016 Dragon Festival at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village in June. The dragons will later be sold to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. Any dragon, snake, crocodile, griffin or wyvern will be gratefully accepted whether knitted, crocheted or sewn.

MACMILLAN CANCER CARE

Cushion covers - Any size for "Cushion The Blow"- Macmillan Cancer Care - covers only no pads required. Please label with size.

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...
North Norfolk Wool Loft Open Day
3 Jun, 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.
Diss Wool Shed
7 Jun, 2016 10:30
Diss Methodist Church Rooms, Victoria Road, Diss IP22 4EY
Grand Opening Come along and join us for the Grand Opening of your Wool Shed. There will be wool, patterns, needles and much more. Displays of work, a cuppa and lots of people to chat with.
Lowestoft Wool Loft
11 Jun, 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 Special Event
11 Jun, 2016 10:30
Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4LA
Our annual special event this year will be an Animal Fair. The main attraction will be the Noah's Ark. Animal themed games, book and puzzle stall, raffle, tombola and a craft stall. Also the not to be missed Mrs Grumpy's bargain basement. An Audience With' Show at 12noon...
West Norfolk Wool Shack Open Day
24 Jun, 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.
Ipswich Wool Court
28 Jun, 2016 11:00
The Old Courthouse, Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2DX
Come and enjoy our Open Day at the Old Court House. We will have wool, needles, buttons and patterns plus lots more. Displays of work. Have a cuppa and a chat.
North Norfolk Wool Loft Open Day
1 Jul, 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.