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Knit ā€˜nā€™ Natter is back!

by University of Bolton Library on 2022-02-22T16:23:00+00:00 in Wellbeing | Comments

The Knit ‘n’ Natter Group will resume on 9th March, and will continue to be at the same time and same place every week thereafter. We are a very friendly informal group and look forward to welcoming new members!

Knitted chicks and baskets

 

Knit ‘n’ Natter Staff/Student Group

Group 2 Study Room - Library

Every Wednesday Lunchtime between 12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

View upcoming sessions

 

We are delighted to welcome back old and new members to our Group. We have received a lot of interest from both staff and students to re-start the Group now that Covid-19 restrictions are no longer in place and looking forward to welcoming our enthusiasts next week. It is going to be a very mixed group, some are regular knitters, others have not done any crafts for a long time and decided that the winter nights are a good time to start again, whilst others have never tried knitting and want to learn.  We have a range of patterns and some spare needles and wool, so why not give it a go? You can bring your own project, or we have group projects for charity that you can join in.

 

Social & Therapeutic Benefits

In addition to the social benefits of joining a group, there has also been a lot of recent research highlighting the many benefits on both your physical and mental health that knitting, crocheting and other crafts can have. The rhythmic and repetitive nature of ‘knit one, purl one’ can be calming, comforting and contemplative, and is now used in some Mindfulness practices. Studies have shown that it can be also be a valuable self-help tool for those dealing with low mood, anxiety, and depression as it can help you to manage your everyday stresses. 

 

Donations of Wool and Needles

To help with our charity projects we are looking for donations of knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns or any oddments of wool you may have in your cupboards, so when you start your spring cleaning we will be very happy to accept donations.

 

Premature Babies Project Update

We were thrilled with the response to our first project, and we now have a box full of baby hats, blankets etc. to donate to the Bolton Trust Maternity Unit, in particular for premature babies.

 

Easter Project Update

A huge thank you to those of you who helped with the Easter Project when we made loads of cream egg covers to sell to raise money for our chosen charity.  We have donated £150.00 to the Neonatal Unit at Bolton Hospital on your behalf. As this project was very popular, especially as the patterns are very quick and easy for beginners, we are planning to start this project again.  We are happy for our members to suggest a local charity to benefit from the proceeds.

As knitting is a very easy and inexpensive hobby, and ideal for the long dark nights, why not come along, meet new friends and learn a new skill?

For further information please contact either Pam Hardy or Maureen MorrisonWe look forward to seeing you all! 


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