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2015 : Woolly Knockers for Portsmouth!


This is a project to help the Breastfeeding Advisory team at Portsmouth Hospitals’ NHS Trust who are on the hunt for more of these valuable props to enhance their support sessions. With so many babies born every year, they really do get through a lot!  Breastfeeding is not always easy, and the woolly knockers are fabulous to help with latching, feeding, positioning and expressing demonstrations, and are such a useful tool for both new mums and staff.
Some of you will remember we ran a very successful similar project for the Brompton a few years ago. Heading photo on this page from back then. All the money in the world cannot buy this product so it’s a labour of love for the team. Thank you [thanks]
“It doesn’t matter about the colour, shape or size, we are really thankful to everyone who knits and makes donations to us, and we would be very grateful to receive any more- the more the better!”  Portsmouth
We’d love to be able to help them, will you join us?
The Knitting pattern given by Portsmouth is here, on the Breastfeeding Network… But it is very similar to the pattern courtesy of the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain we used before. That can still be found here on our website if you prefer.
A suggested crochet pattern is here on Ravelry….You find others, do share any with us, so we can pass the info on. Thank you.
We’re suggesting any DK wool that can be machine washed, and do have some of our Stylecraft winnings set aside for this, if you need it, please message us and we’ll get some sent to you.
If you are able to stuff them, please do, but we will also love to receive them flat, cheaper for you to post too, and stuff this end, if this option, please leave a long tail for finishing off.
Women come in all shapes and sizes, we really aren’t making a standard knocker here, differences are good! If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Once your knocker is finished, please contact us we will give you all the details for posting.
Last posting is to be October 31st 2015.
We could do with more than a handful. 😀
As ever, many thanks.
Bless you… and your knockers.  xx