Knitting & Stitching
We are the Trunch Group of Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers – www.norfolkknitters.org.uk Members knit 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 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.
NEXT EVENT Saturday November 4th. 10 am – Noon. Christmas sale at the Methodist Church during their Coffee Morning.
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.
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.
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.
(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 (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.
We welcome donations of wool, fabric, buttons, patterns etc. Contact Val Dagley 01263 721374
Samples and sales at the Village Hall Fete
Below is a selection of some of the items we have made so far.