At Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers we pride ourselves in telling our members that whatever they knit or stitch we will find a good home for it.
However, at certain times charities will ask us for specific items and listed below are items which are currently being requested:
Flowers & Stars - for EACH the are needed for end of July please. You can use any patterns (mark for the attention of Tina)
Lap Blankets (size is normally 35" x 40") - for Big C in Diss (mark for the attention of Heather)
Cuff Shawls - for Hartismere House Care Home in Eye - also needed for Grand Exhibition stall (mark for the attention of Heather)
Bedsocks - for local care homes (mark for the attention of Gill and Heather)
Fidget Blankets/Story Sacks with topics i.e Seasons or stories (Chapel Green School Old Buckenham - mark for the attention of Heather)
Snuggle triangles - for the NNUH baby unit (mark for the attention of Avril)
Baby blankets (24" x 24") - for the NNUH baby unit (mark for the attention of Avril)
Incubator blankets (1m x 1m) - for the NNUH baby unit (mark for the attention of Avril)
Finger Puppets - required for various charities and craft stalls (mark for the attention of Elly)
Addenbrookes would like muffs without the twiddles in all sizes, including children’s sizes. The muffs without twiddles will be used to keep warm patients hands/arms where IV’s are in situ (mark these for the attention of Melanie)
Dog coats and Dog Blankets - for various charities (mark for the attention of Kate)
Angels - for EACH Hospice The Treehouse Ipswich - patterns will be available from your local resource centres (mark for the attention of Tina)
Bees - for Bees Abroad (mark for the attention of Kate)
Men size gloves - needed by September please (mark for the attention of Kate)
Seals and Mermaids - for the Seal and Shore Watch (mark for the attention of Kate)
Anything Twiddle - muffs, cuff, cushions, blankets for local care homes (mark for the attention of Gill and Heather) - some residents will be male
Toy Animals - for Hartismere Place Care Home, Eye (mark for the attention of Heather)
Trauma Teds - for the Norfolk and Suffolk Police and ambulance service (mark for the attention of Heather and Kate)
Hedgehogs and hedgehog related items - (mark for the attention of Kate)
Toy Owls - Norfolk Wild Encounters (mark for the attention of Stephanie)
St Martins MahOOsive Woollen House -St Martins, a homelessness charity based in Norwich want to mark World Homelessness Day on October 10th with a special installation. They are building a house. A house made of wool. That’s where you come in.
Each ‘brick’ that builds this house will be a length of woollen scarf measuring 15cm x 100cm. The house will be made of 4,700 of these scarves, each one representing a person who sleeps rough every night in this country. The scarves can be any colour or pattern, and made with any size needles, as long as they measure 15x100cm, because they want each brick of the wool house to be as unique as each person on our streets is. When stitched together they will be wrapped round a frame to make a giant house. 'Bricks' are needed by the middle of September.
Where possible patterns are on our web site. If a pattern is not available then please use one of your own.
Don't forgot that not all items have to be knitted. They can be crocheted or stitched.
If donating items which go together please join them together so they do not get separated.