Our round-up on how you can use your needles for a good cause this month! Take a look at what charities need your help…
Help With Hearts
Black Country Women’s Aid is inviting you to take part in the Heart-to-Heart campaign by knitting hearts. This challenge was created to assist adults and children to get the help needed to overcome the trauma of violence, rape and exploitation. You can send in your hearts to be used later in the year as part of their Go Purple month. Visit blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk for a free knitting pattern, plus images you can share on social media to show you’re taking part. Be sure to make a donation online when you begin knitting!
This June, Deafblind International is leading a global yarnbombing initiative with the goal of raising awareness about deafblindness as a unique disability. Yarnbombing is a fun way to engage members of the deafblind community in a large-scale tactile art project. Each installation will be constructed by people who are deafblind and community supporters across the world, from Brazil to Japan, from Guatemala to Australia. In the UK, look for yarnbombed trees in the garden of Sense TouchBase Pears in Birmingham! Visit Deafblind International on Facebook, Instagram (@deafblindinternational), and Twitter(@DbI_connect) to follow the global yarnbomb!
In honour of those who have lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Big Community Sew is calling on sewers and knitters to craft flags and other homemade tributes for a commemorative installation and memory trail in Kings Heath and Highbury parks, Birmingham. This yarnbomb event aims to help us mourn and to remember those lost. Find out more about the locations and how you can contribute to a memorial tree by visiting bigcommunitysew.co.uk/in-memoriam
Our Let’s Knit Together members love to knit for charity… let’s take a look at what our friendly community has made recently:
“I’m making toys to sell for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. These two are for a Name the Bears competition. I’ve got a hundred names for each of them.”
“Baby coats, hats and a blanket for the local hospital baby unit.”
“Made these catnip jellyfish for Yorkshire Cat Rescue.”