Monday, 3 October 2011

National Knitting Week

Running from 3-9 October 2011, National Knitting Week aims to inspire the next generation of knitters and get your community crazy for knitting!

This special week of crafty events was first celebrated in 2005 after it was created by Knitting Magazine.
There's lots of ways to get involved. You can organise free 'knit and crochet' classes, fashion shows to show off your newly spun clothes and much more!

At the official National Knitting Week website, you can see full lists of all events in your area.

There is also a serious side to National Knitting Week - money raised will go to Bliss the special care baby charity. Last year almost £10 000 was raised to help support the Bliss Family Support Helpline. And this year the money raised will by used to help with the costs of 40,000 Going Home Pack. So with your help lets hope they can raise much more than previous years!

Knit 1 - Pass it On is National Knitting Week's latest campaign, launched by the Crafts Council and the UK Handknitting Association . The aim is to support one other person and teach them how to knit or crochet. You could even get sponsored for your efforts and raise donations for Bliss!

So go on, pick up your pins, get started on that woolly jumper and help a good cause!

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