Attention #KnittazWithAttitude! We need you to help us with som lockdown knitting and crocheting. We’re after squares and strips for a wonderfully weird and woolly project that we’ve got on the go with Blackpool Food Bank.
It’s all a bit ‘secret treehouse’ at the moment so we can’t tell you too many details here, but if you fancy helping, drop us a message either by email or via Facebook message.
We’re making twiddle-muffs (or twiddle-pockets if you prefer) for Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients at Victoria Hospital.
What the Dickens is a twiddle-muff?
They’re knitted muffs with items attached to keep dementia patients’ hands active and busy. They contain strands of textured ribbons, beads, and various fabrics attached both inside and outside.
People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. A twiddle muff provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation, and keeps hands snug and warm at the same time.
You can join in with our activity or work on your own Christmas projects.
Join us for a relaxed session with good tunes and have a natter over yummy food and a brew.
Come and join us for a knit and a natter, all ages/abilities welcome. As usual we will have a light meal, tea and cake available, as well as wool, needles, hooks etc, for you to have a go with. Bring your own project or help us with our next yarnbombing adventures.
We’ve had a great response to our yarnbombing workshops and we’re nearly ready to go with the trail.
Special mentions go out to the staff and students of Blackpool Sixth Form College who help a super knit-in on 19 July. As well as out hardcore knittaz from our group and pom-pom makers extraordinaire Tyler and Charlie. Thanks Guys!
Watch this space as knitted creatures will start to appear around Blackpool. There will be an accompanying web map that will help you to spot them all.
The all-new Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse from the Lip Service Theatre Company is coming to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on 15th October 2012. It promises to be a night of nerve-jangling suspense, laughter…and a partially knitted set that hopefully you can contribute to!
Knittaz with Attitude (of town centre yarn bombing fame) will be hosting knitting workshops where you can make all the various parts.
Wool and needles/hooks/french knitting bobbins to those who need them
Guidance for beginners learning to knitting and crochet
It all takes place in the wonderful setting of the Grand Theatre Studio on the following dates:
Monday 17th September. We’re starting at 6:30pm so that we can have a little tour of the theatre before we get on to our wool-fest at 7pm.
Wednesday 26th September, 7pm
Saturday 6th October, 2pm, this will include a Scandinavian tea party, so don’t forget to wear your woolly jumper and bobble hat!