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Headington Shared Knitting and Crochet Group

posted 25 Oct 2019, 10:24 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 30 Oct 2019, 11:57 by Christine Tucker ]

The Shared Knitting and Crochet Group is moving. From the 27 November they will meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1.15 to 3.15 pm, except December, at All Saints Church House, New High Street. The Shark is at the top of New High Street, and Church House is near the bottom. There are bicycle racks, 2 dedicated parking spaces in front of the building, and 3 more round the back in Perrin Street.

So what do they do? 
                   
They make woolly goods for 2 charities (see below); using donated needles and yarn to make blankets, jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves and fiddle muffs (for people with dementia). And they have free patterns. 
     
The completed goods are sent to 2 charities: one for refugees in Syria (hihfad.org) and knitforpeace.org.uk.  This latter group sends goods to, and promotes knitting groups in, hospitals, women’s refuges, refugee drop-in centres, prisons, community groups, and hospices as well as to developing countries and refugee camps.

They ask for a donation of between 50p and £1 to cover the cost of hiring the room each time, and also to go towards the cost of posting the woolly goods to the 2 charities.

They welcome people who would like to knit and crochet in company, as well as people who would like to contribute from afar or occasionally. They also  welcome donations of needles and yarn (any colours except white or pale pastels please).  So if you are clearing out your cupboard and want to donate yarn & needles to a good cause contact Sally at 
sharedknitting@gmail.com or 01865 738942.  You can download a poster for your church or craft group here.