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!
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.
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 email@example.com)