The Knit and Natter group was established in the Autumn of 2014 for fellowship and to produce items for the church and for charities both local and international. We meet every first and third Thursday in the month in members’ houses and are pleased to say that its a very active group, having already made an item for the Last Supper which was placed in the window by the pulpit (see below), the pattern for which was obtained from the web (a big thank you to revruth.wordpress.com). Since then we have moved the figures around to echo the story of the Ascension and Pentecost.
We also made a basket of daffodils and one of wild flowers for Easter Sunday.
It seems as if it was only yesterday that I was reporting on our activities and we were eagerly anticipating Christmas. In the resultant issue (Jan/Mar) we read in the Mother’s Union report that amongst the requirements listed by various organisations were “fiddle blankets”. After resorting to the internet we learned exactly what fiddle blankets were, and the various purposes they served – helping stroke, dementia and stress patients.
We were surprised how expensive these blankets are to purchase and the ladies decided to produce our own. To date, a selection have been very well received at Gwalia Tumble and the Bridgend Hospital Stroke Unit, with more in the pipeline.
We are now into Lent and looking forward to Easter. It is a pleasure to report that Marian Daniels is once more participating in our meetings. Indeed, the next one will be held at her home.
As ever, we meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 2pm to 4pm, rotating between the members’ homes. Everyone is welcome, whatever their skill level.
We take turns on a rota basis to act as ‘host’ and share ideas, materials and any practical help where required.
New members are very welcome whether you knit, crochet or have other craft skills. For more details, please contact Margaret Rees on 275479. Don’t worry, if you need a lift, we can usually fit one or two more in!