crafting for charity...

If you’ve followed us for a long time you’ll know we’ve lots of experience of running charity sewing and knitting days. Sewing for charity has been big part of us since we started in 2012 and we branched out to knit for charity too. We’ve also had some great open days in support of worthy local causes.  We’re hoping to bring some of these back in 2023.
 

We’ve enjoyed supporting worthwhile causes and know, that using our skills for the benefit of others, is a very fulfilling thing to do.  So, we decided to search out some fresh ideas. 

We’ve collected a few and have popped them here so that whether you are near or far you can get involved. With the winter months approaching it can be great to have a ‘project’ to pick up and put down. 

If you know of a good cause that would like a shout out do let us know, email admin@madeandmaking.co.uk.  With some details we can add something into our newsletter maybe.

 
We’d love to see how you get involved so do feel free to tag us in any photos or drop us an email to show us your makes.

 

Your effort will not go unnoticed with these inspiring charities. Whether you knit, crochet or sew – we’ve found a way you can get involved: 

Knitting and Crochet for charity:

Scarf up

Want to knit for charity?

 Scarf Up is an organisation that supplies people with respiratory illnesses with handmade scarfs. 

They’ve gathered nine talented artists to create some interesting patterns for you to follow – or you can always make up your own!

It’s time to Scarf Up…

Get in touch: charity@cwplus.org.uk 

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Octopus for a preemie

One for those who can crochet for charity. 

Join this group and help them in their effort to put premature babies and their families at ease by making a comforting crochet octopus. 

To get involved join their Facebook group.

Get in touch octopusforapreemie@gmail.com.

KNITTED KNOCKERS

This is an inspiring group that knits special, handmade breast prosthetics that are free to those who need them.

They are seen as a more comfortable alternative, especially after surgery. 

They’ve put together a great video tutorial and all the information you need to get yourself involved. 

This is an American group but their efforts go worldwide with an amazing 4756 Knitted Knocker groups around. 

If you want to get involved and knit for this charity there’s an inspiring group in Hampshire called ‘Oakley Stichers’:

https://www.oakleystitchers.org.uk/knitted-knockers-1

Knitted Knockers

Project Linus UK

Project Linus is supplying disadvantaged children and teenagers with new handmade quilts and knitted or crochet blankets.

The sense of comfort from being wrapped up in a handmade blanket and the thought that someone cares can go a long way…

So far this year they have already donated 19,722 blankets! 

Get in touch with the West Sussex Project Linus team: sylifish@gmail.com

Sewing for charity:

Sew Powerful Purse Project

Getting your period should never stop you from accessing your education. 

Sew Powerful’s Purse Project helps women in Zambia attend school by supplying them with the sanitary and hygiene products they need.  Each purse is given to one of the girls to hold their products and is a fantastic way for you to contribute to this inspiring charity. 

Want to get involved and sew for charity? To find out more, access the pattern and make a purse… Click below:

Contact Sew Powerful here.

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siblings together

If you’ve time to sew for  charity Siblings Together are helping siblings who have been separated by the care system build their relationships. 

They are looking for quilts to be donated and used at the summer camps. These quilts are given to the children and young people to remind them of the time spent with their siblings. Just a heads up… you don’t necessarily to have to make the whole quilt yourself. 

To get involved visit their website using the link below 

Get in touch; admin@siblingstogether.co.uk

 

Pyjama Fairies

pyjama Fairies

Pyjama Fairies are a group who give children going through surgery and hospital treatment beautiful handmade pyjamas. 

If you think you could join their sewing team click this link: https://pyjamafairies.org/become-a-fairy

Pachamama project

Pachamama Project are helping to end period poverty by providing refugees with re-usable sanitary products made by volunteers. To get in touch email thepachamamaproject@outlook.com 

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