What's Needed

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:

Blue Blankets (single bed size) – for ‘A.F.R.I.C.A. with love’ charity for their new health centre. Also blankets in other colours for the 500 children who board at their school

Slippers - Hartismere Place Eye (mark for the attention of Heather)

Squares (knitted or crocheted) using blue yarn (mark for the attention of Kate)

Smoothie Hats - Age UK Big Knit - each one gets placed on an innocent smoothie bottle. For every smoothie sold, Age UK receive 25p, and that money them to be there for older people who have no one else to turn to (mark for the attention of Tina)

Cushions - various charities (mark for the attention of Gill)

Christmas Decorations (knitted or crocheted) - needed for Living in the Community Project (mark for the attention of Elly)

Ladies Cardigans (any size any style) - various care homes (mark for the attention of Gill)

Marble Mazes - sewn as per pattern in March 2019 Newsletter for Culrose House Care Home Dickleborough (mark for the attention of Heather)

Gloves, socks, hats and scarves - project called the Living Room for Imagine Norfolk Together - a charity helping the homeless in Lynn and Great Yarmouth (mark for the attention of Gill)

Storks - given to each of our babies as a reminder of their journey. Neonatal Transfer Service, the Royal London Hospital (mark for the attention of Melanie). Patterns on request from your local Resource Centre.

Cat related items - for prizes for a stall raising funds for Venture Farm Cat Rescue. Keyring, hand puppets, bookmarks, mittens, hats, cat toys etc (mark for the attention of Edna)

Lap Blankets (size is normally 35" x 40") - for various charities

Blankets (any size)- for various charities (mark for the attention of Gill)

Cuff Shawls - for various charities (mark for the attention of Gill and Stephanie)

Bedsocks - for local care homes (mark for the attention of Gill and Heather)

Fidget Blanketstories for local car homes (mark for the attention of Gill)

Baby and children clothes (not prem)- for various charities (mark for the attention of Gill)

Snuggle triangles - 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)

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)

Seals and Mermaids - for the Seal and Shore Watch (mark for the attention of Kate)

Anything Twiddle - muffs, cuffs, cushions, blankets for local care homes (mark for the attention of Gill, Stephanie and Heather) - some residents will be male

Trauma Teds - for the Norfolk and Suffolk Police and ambulance service and other charities (mark for the attention of Stephanie, Heather and Kate)

Trauma Teds in Christmas Colours - (mark for the attention Kate)

Trauma Teds - for the Northamptonshire Police - this is a different pattern to the one we have on our web site. Please ask at your local Resource Centre (mark for the attention of Tina or Lin)

Hedgehogs - for Hodmedods Hedgehog Support. All size hedgehogs (mark for the attention of Edna)

Hedgehogs and hedgehog related items - (mark for the attention of Kate)

Toy Owls - Norfolk Wild Encounters (mark for the attention of Stephanie)

Barbie Doll clothes - needed for shoe boxes (mark for the attention of Kate)

Doll Clothes for 12"-18" dolls, plus small blankets for dolls (knitted or crocheted) - Hartismere Place Eye are starting Doll therapy for their residents (mark for the attention of Heather)

Knitted , sewn or crocheted hearts - Hartismere Place Eye (mark for the attention of Heather)

Flowers, insects and butterflies of any size - for Hartismere Place Eye Dementia Suite Indoor Outdoor Garden (mark for the attention of Heather)

Flowers with brooch backs - for the residents Hartismere Place Eye (mark for the attention of Heather)

Poppies - for the British Legion (mark for the attention of Kate)

Syringe Driver bags for NNUH - These are sewn. Size required is 21cms wide by 28cms with a strap length of 115cms. This is the finished size, please allow for hems (mark for the attention of Heather)

Simple Triangular Shawls - needed for various charities (mark for the attention of Stephanie)

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 with wool (not safety pins) so they do not get separated.