Knitting & Stitching

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We are the Trunch Group of Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers – www.norfolkknitters.org.uk Members knit, crochet and sew items which are distributed to a wide range of local, national and international charities.We meet once a month on the third Monday at 2.30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Anyone who would like a cup of tea and a chat is welcome, whether you knit or not. Equally some people make items at home but do not come to the meetings. Meetings are free, as we are supported by the Village Society and we were lucky enough to be chosen as one of the Waitrose Community groups in April 2017 and so many green tokens were given to us that the money will cover our rent for nearly two years. Thank you to everyone who helped.

We welcome donations of wool, fabric, buttons, patterns etc. Contact Val Dagley 01263 721374

2018 Meeting Dates

January 15th. February 19th. March 19th. April 16th. May 21st. June 18th. July 16th.

August 20th. September 17th. October 15th. November 19th. December 17th.

NEWS

Saturday March 3rd. 10 – 12 noon Trunch Methodist Church. We will be having a sale table. A chance to buy Easter decorations and gifts. All takings will go to a charity – which one will be decided at our January meeting.

 

PAST EVENTS

November 2017

Our sale table at the Methodist Coffee Morning was very successful. We made £55 which has been donated to the Canine Concern charity whose volunteers take their dogs into nursing homes and hospitals and into schools to listen to the children read. Jackie Hudson, one of our members, is a volunteer for them and she takes her dogs into Old People’s Homes in North Norfolk. At the same time, she also has a supply of blankets and sensory bands for those who might welcome them.

The photographs show some of the items that we sold as well as our smart new tablecloth made by Janet Harmer, another valuable member of our group.

Our new tablecloth

Jackie Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 2017

We have very kindly been donated a large quantity of coned wool – really for knitting machines, but it can be hand knitted with several strands together. We have also been given some lovely material for sewing and two big tins of sorted buttons. Thank you all – everything will be put to good use.

 

We had a sale stall at the Trunch Open Gardens and Scarecrow Day on Sunday July 16th. 2017 and made £57 for Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat.

 

Scarecrows

Cushions and blankets

 

 

Toys

 

Saturday Dec. 10th. 2016  COFFEE MORNING & SALE. We made £308  for Nelson’s Journey – a Norfolk charity which helps bereaved children. Well done everyone.

Thanks to everyone who  made the beautiful things to sell, the lovely cakes to eat or who ran or helped on the stalls, including the tombola, raffle, refreshments and other craft stalls. Also thanks to everyone who came to support us at this busy time of year. We sold several blankets but Jackie has taken the left over lap blankets to local care homes.

Christmas sale

Christmas sale

 

North Walsham Festival 18-26 June 2016 There was an art display of sewn, crocheted and knitted items. I donated a knitted mitred square and a crochet flower.

Knitting as art?

Knitting as art?

Market Cross Knitting

Market Cross Knitting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Spring 2016) we made sensory bands and colourful lap blankets for the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, where the daughter of one of our members works.

Sensory bands

Sensory Bands (right) These have items of different texture sewn inside and out and they are used in care homes and hospitals for dementia patients.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Norfolk Knit In – Friday October 9th. 2015  Twelve of us joined other knitters across Norfolk to knit as many squares as we could in 2 hours. We managed 12 complete squares. It was very enjoyable morning. Across the County 685 squares were knitted which were sewn into blankets.

Saturday November 14th. 2015  Craft Fayre in the Village Hall. We raised £64.60 for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. Well done everyone.

 

Toys for sale at the craft fayre

Toys for sale at the craft fayre

Blankets for sale

Blankets for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samples and sales at the Village Hall Fete 2015

Village Hall Fete

Village Hall Fete

Below is a selection of some of the other items we have made.

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