Using a long forgotten skill

Our fabulous volunteer administrator Anna, has been busy contacting the Retirement Villages to arrange the collection of all the peggy squares that they have made, ahead of our sewing up session on Sunday.

imageThe coordinators at one of the Retirement Villages told Anna about one of residents, who enjoyed the experience of making squares greatly, because she hadn’t knitted since the war. What an wonderful thing, to re-introduce an elderly lady to a skill she hasn’t used in a very long time.

The feedback we’ve been receiving from the Retirement Villages has been great. The residents have loved helping with this project – it’s given them a sense of community, and that knowledge that they are serving a purpose. And they are all keen to stay involved with Crafty Volunteers, and help with future projects, which we are very grateful for.

Because of the financial restrictions of many of the residents, we are very pleased to have been able to provide yarn, thanks to the generous donations from people in the community.

If anybody has stashes of yarn that isn’t being used, either your own stash or something you’ve inherited, we can certainly put it to good use. What better than to think that your surplus stash is not only going to create items for people in need, but it is also providing a real sense of purpose to the crafter. I love a win-win solution!

We sincerely thank you all for the contributions that you make – big or small, every item counts.

I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at Nancy’s Stitch Studio on Thorndon Quay, on Sunday 4th between 1.00-4.00pm – where we will be sewing squares into blankets… We’ve got boxes and boxes of squares, so we will be needing plenty of people to help – bring your darning needle and/or crochet hook…

Yours – with love, compassion and hope

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