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Our knit & natter group have kept in touch throughout lockdown via online video chats & our Facebook group page...

We have undertaken charity projects together , keeping us involved & focused on a shared project giving us a purpose throughout lockdown  ..

We made knitted hearts for NHS patients with covid & for patients in Dementia wards because they were unable to see family ..hearts came in pairs one for patient & one for loved ones at home to give them a link & bring some comfort.... 

 

We also made hand knit ear savers for NHS for face masks .which we still  supply regularly as needed....

 

Our group knit poppies every year to raise funds for Erskine Home ..

We still managed to knit them through lockdown & members dropped them off to my  back garden to be taken to local shops & businesses who kindly agreed to display them along with our Erskine charity cans ..

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We also donated hand knit Xmas novelty items & Easter bunny egg holders  to OKFood parcels to be included in Xmas & Easter parcels for the kiddies..

We asked for help online with Clydesiders backing us & supplying materials ..a other local knitters joined us to make these for the kids...

 it's been good for folk to come together & be involved with a creative project whilst knowing we are making a small difference to the recipients of our various projects..... 

Recently we've been supplying Dementia patients at Gartnavel with Sensory fiddle mitts & lap blankets... 

Also been selling hand knit donated items from members to fundraise in order to supply patients with much needed toiletries...  

 

We normally meet in Dalmuir library every Wednesday for a drop in session running from 10 till 2pm .. since going into lockdown we have met up online via video chats or through our Dalmuir knit & natter group Facebook page...& The Occasional local outdoor, weather permitting meet ups within current restrictions...   

 Presently we meet as a small knit & natter group of 3 to 4 members in my back garden gazebo in Dalmuir for 2 hour sessions.

We are presently beginning our hand knit Poppy project ..

All knitters are welcome to become involved with the project... 

For more info contact :

Margaret F.S. Reid or Dalmuir knit & Natter Group Facebook pages..

 

We are currently in discussions with the prospect of an alternate location in old Kilpatrick to run a socially distanced  group until such times that we can return to Dalmuir library. More details to follow.   

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