Time: October 18, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Hornsey Central Cafe
Street: 151 Park Road
City/Town: London N8 8JD
Website or Map: http://www.knitforpeace.org.uk
Event Tag: charity, crochet, free, knitting, sewing, volunteer, workshop
Posted By: Catherine Best, Sewing Bee Volunteers
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2019
The second Sewing Bee for Knit for Peace charity will be from 1-3pm at the Hornsey Central Cafe, inside the Hornsey Health Centre, 151 Park Road, N8 8JD.
The aim of the session is to join up knitted or crocheted squares into strips and then the strips joined to make blankets. The blankets are returned to the charity, Knit for Peace in North London, then sent out to care homes, homeless and refugee charities and smaller blankets go to neonatal wards. Many bags of squares have been donated by various volunteers in London and beyond, so there is much work to do!
Anyone is welcome to join these monthly meet ups. Free to join. The only skills you need are sewing backstitch for joining squares and crochet stitches to create borders for the blankets. Although if you don’t know these, a regular volunteer could show you. On arrival please ask Catherine or Margaret for instructions.
To find out more about Knit for Peace see www.knitforpeace.org.uk.
Photos clockwise: Catherine holding the squares sewn together, Sewing Bee details, blanket finished with a crocheted border, donated bags of knitted squares and yarn oddments.
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