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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 2959 members and 85 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
08/01/2017 - Sprowston Knit and Knatter
Sprowston Knit and Knatter group sold knitted and crocheted poppies in Sprowston Library and raised a total of £186.00 which was sent to the Earl Haigh fund.
28/12/2016 - Late night shop
A stall at the Late Night Shopping Event raised £80.60p. Thank you to Honeybee and Lynn for their help.
18/12/2016 - Trunch Knitters and Stitchers
The Trunch coffee morning and sale on Saturday went well. We had loads of knitted and sewn items to sell and lots of cakes for refreshments and sales. Members also ran a raffle and tombola which were very successful. And several people in the village gave us other craft items to sell. Overall we made £308 for the Nelson’s Journey charity, so all things considered that was quite good. - Val
18/12/2016 - Baby Bank
Many thanks for the latest delivery via Heather Chamberlain and my mum! I have delivered them to the unit today and bumped into Leah who is running the referrals. She has said we have enough knitted blankets and items for a few months, we have gaps in stock but for now we are out of space for anymore cardies, hats and blankets, we are going to focus on toiletries and nappies now. We want to thank you though for all the wonderful knitted things you and your knitters have provided over the past year! Have a very lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2017! Vicki x
09/12/2016 - Downham Market Library Knit and Natter
At the Methodist church on the 19th we raised another £115 for the Downham Mkt Dementia cafe this makes a grand total through the summer of £680 total so far this will help them to have more meetings to help both the carers and those with Dementia. We will carry on trying to make the £1000 if possible. Sandie
17/10/2016 - Norfolk Tortoise Club
Knitted tortoises arrived yesterday and are fantastic. On behalf of NTC thank you so much for taking the time to knit the little shelled critters! I'm sure they won't last long! warmest regards Eleanor
What's Needed?

Makers Month

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR SALES TABLE AND WORKSHOPS
If you have a passion for knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, spinning, weaving, printing, embroidery, drawing or painting, be sure to visit Makers’ Month at The Forum, Norwich.
From Monday 30 January - Saturday 25 February, join The Forum and local craft groups and creative businesses for four weeks of free drop-in activities, bookable workshops and textile based exhibitions.
Makers’ Month is free and great for families during February half term, with hands-on activities for young people.

Bishops Garden

We have been lucky enough to be allocated a day in the Bishops Garden and will need lots of help and items to sell. The event itself will run from 1pm to 5pm.
We are basing the model for this event on the one which was organised in Dereham, and it is hoped that all areas and groups of NKaS will be represented alongside some of our more popular charities. Although the Bishop Garden is in Norwich this is an NKaS wide event and is a chance to show the public what we have been up to since our last major event in October 2014.
We are looking for groups who are willing to take responsibility for an area/stall at this event - this means not just manning the stall but also providing items for display and/or sale.
TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL WE NEED AT LEAST TWO GROUPS FOR EACH OF THE STALLS/ACTIVITIES LISTED BELOW.
The areas/stalls where your help is needed are as follows:
Craft 'garden' themed stall - all items on this stall should have something to do with the garden – for example: hats/gloves/scarves with a flower or garden animal motif; garden animal toys (or toys holding a flower or ladybird etc...); jumpers/jackets with a flower motif or garden animal motif; brooches; tea cosies; flowery quilts or cushions; etc etc etc the list is endless.
Children's tombola - knitted, crochet, or stitched toys
Flower Trail - we would like to have a flower trail around the garden - flowers to be the size of small tea plates which would be put on stakes. Prizes for those who complete the trail - a flower or bud brooch or something similar - for all ages and sexes.
Activities area: free drop-in family knitting, crocheting and sewing activities - for all ages and sexes
Kitchen Area: help in manning the kitchen, making teas and coffees; taking money, washing up and clearing tables etc
This is your chance to take part in this major event and have the work of your group on display. If you can help please telephone or email (details below) - we would also be willing to come along to one of your open days to talk to your group about this event and what it entails:
Elly Reynolds (07725047216) (email elly.reynolds@btinternet.com)

News and Events
North Norfolk Wool Loft Open Day
3 Mar, 2017 10:00
Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8NP
Come and join us for a fun morning, have a cuppa and a chat. Get inspiration from others and learn about our latest projects. Lots of patterns, wool, and needles etc.
South Norfolk Wool Shed Open Day
7 Mar, 2017 10:00
Diss Methodist Church Rooms, Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4EY
Come along and meet up with like minded people, Have a cuppa and a chat. See sewing and crochet demonstrations. Lots of patterns, wool, and needles etc.
Norwich Wool Loft Open Day
21 Mar, 2017 10:00
Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4LA
Everyone is assured of a warm welcome to our Open Days. Displays of knitting, crochet and sewing. Lots of resources to browse and of course a cuppa and a chat.
West Norfolk Wool Shack Open Day
31 Mar, 2017 10:00
Providence Street Community Centre, Providence Street, off London Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5ET
Come along and meet up with like minded people, Have a cuppa and a chat. See sewing and crochet demonstrations. Lots of patterns, wool, and needles etc.
South Norfolk Wool Shed Open Day
4 Apr, 2017 10:00
Diss Methodist Church Rooms, Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4EY
Come along and meet up with like minded people, Have a cuppa and a chat. See sewing and crochet demonstrations. Lots of patterns, wool, and needles etc.
North Norfolk Wool Loft Open Day
7 Apr, 2017 10:00
Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8NP
Come and join us for a fun morning, have a cuppa and a chat. Get inspiration from others and learn about our latest projects. Lots of patterns, wool, and needles etc.
Norwich Wool Loft Open Day
18 Apr, 2017 10:00
Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4LA
Everyone is assured of a warm welcome to our Open Days. Displays of knitting, crochet and sewing. Lots of resources to browse and of course a cuppa and a chat.
West Norfolk Wool Shack Open Day
28 Apr, 2017 10:00
Providence Street Community Centre, Providence Street, off London Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5ET
Come along and meet up with like minded people, Have a cuppa and a chat. See sewing and crochet demonstrations. Lots of patterns, wool, and needles etc.