Category Archives: Knit and Natter

The latest news from the knit and natter group

Thank you from Lincolnshire police

Angel Bears 3Some of our knitters have knitted the Teddy Bears for children after an appeal by Lincolnshire police.

Janet received a thank you letter and the Police force mentioned that their request for 500 bears has far exceeded its target. They have 5100 so far!

We knit & natter all in a good cause.

Lilane Coogan, Knit & Natter

Knit ‘n’ Natter production line of ‘Angel Bears’

Angel Bears 1The ladies of North Luffenham have not been idle over the winter months.

Instead we have being busy knitting ‘Angel bears’ which are used by Lincolnshire Police to console children involved in road traffic accidents or similar traumatic situations.

A total of over thirty bears have been knitted with loving care so far.

If anyone is interested in joining the group or having a go at knitting one at home, please contact us through the website.

Help make Church Kneelers to commemorate WWI Centenary

WWI CentenaryAs part of commemorating the First World War Centenary, North Luffenham church would like to have some suitable kneelers made.

These tapestry kneelers are a way of remembering the valuable lives and sacrifices made by those people, both on the battlefields and on the home front.

Red CrossThe kneelers are embroidered in simple cross stitch and they can be worked on by various people in turn. Some designs are more complicated than others.

Details can be found on Church Kneelers.

If you are interested to take part, please contact Liliane Coogan, Knit & Natter.

Knit a bear to help Police console children involved in traffic accidents

Knitted Bears

Lincolnshire Police are asking residents in the county if they are able to make knitted bears to donate some to them for consoling children.

In the past, if a child is involved in a road traffic collision, they would be given a free knitted bear to help keep them calm in a frightening experience. This then helps police and other emergency services deal with the accident.

However, the charity which used to knit and provide the bears — known as Angel Bears — is no longer in existence. This means Lincolnshire Police is running out of bears to give to children for free.

Police HQ is asking any knitting clubs or individuals in the county that would be willing to become part of their volunteer base to knit an annual supply of 500 bears to get in touch.

The force need enough for the next intake, required around September 2014. Bears need to be stuffed and knitted to a set pattern.

Liliane Coogan has the patterns for these teddy bears. Come along on a Thursday evening at the Fox and Hounds at 7.30pm and you can have a copy of the knitting patterns.

via Liliane Coogan, Knit & Natter

Check the January What’s On Guide for North Luffenham to find out what’s happening in the village this month.

Do you have one of these social media accounts?

  • Facebook – You can now add your own posts to the North Luffenham Facebook timeline.
  • Twitter – If you follow or mention North Luffenham on Twitter, we’ll follow you back and retweet all mentions. 
  • Google Plus – Follow the North Luffenham website’s Google+ page, or join and post to the North Luffenham Community page on Google+.

Was your New Year resolution to learn something new?

New College StamfordIt’s that time again when you can apply for the adult evening classes at Stamford College.

via Linda Burrows, Knit and Knatter

Find out what’s happening in the village this month, please go to the January What’s On Guide for North Luffenham.

Find out more about what is being done for the village by your Parish Council and attend the next meeting on Monday 20th  January 2014.

Do you have one of these social media accounts?

  • Facebook – You can now add your own posts to the North Luffenham Facebook timeline.
  • Twitter – If you follow or mention North Luffenham on Twitter, we’ll follow you back and retweet all mentions. 
  • Google Plus – Follow the North Luffenham website’s Google+ page, or join and post to the North Luffenham Community page on Google+.

Free of Charge Autumn Term Adult Training Courses

New College Stamford

In addition to a course on Sewing Simple Thrifty Projects, New College Stamford offers a huge range of FREE 🙂 adult training courses from Fitness Boot Camp to iPads for the Terrified, and Cycle Maintenance to First Aid.

Perhaps you will know someone who might be interested.

via Linda Burrows → Knit and Natter

New Year dinner and upcoming meetings for Knit & Natter

Last meeting for the year will be on the Thursday 13th December and we will commence again in the New Year on Thursday 10th January.

We’re having a “New Year” dinner on 31st January 2013, everyone is welcome but please give your name to Liliane Coogan.

via Liliane, Knit & Natter