Friday, 27 February 2015

Make It 2015

Today was the first day of the Knit & Stitch exhibition, part of Make It 2015.  An enormous exhibition area is taken over by numerous stalls selling items for card making, wool, material, haberdashery, beads - here's the exhibitor's list.

There are workshops too so you can have a go yourself.  Various Guilds display their handiwork - all sorts of embroidery and lacework, beekeepers, cookies, sweets, cafe . . .

. . . and then there is Loving Hands showing all the charities we support, items we have made plus we've even got a table full of woolly squares where people can rest their weary legs and join a few together to make a blanket - squares that is, not legs!

Items for Africa - shorts made from the sleeve of an old shirt and dresses from the front and back of it.

 Many visitors bring donations of wool or knitted items for us to send off to those that are in need of some woolly warmth. Others have a few problems with their stitches and need a helping hand.  All in all it's great fun.

We meet so many kind and helpful people, it's great to know there are so many out there who want to help others in a voluntary way.

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