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2017 Woolly knockers for community breastfeeding support in Portsmouth

This is a project to help community nurses who are on the hunt for more of these valuable props to enhance their breastfeeding 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 very successful similar projects for the Brompton and Portsmouth a few years ago. Heading photo on this page from back in 2015. All the money in the world cannot buy this product so it’s a labour of love for the team. Thank you
“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!” 
We’d love to be able to help them, will you join us?

Crafting info…

  • The Knitting patteris here, on the Breastfeeding Network…
  • 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, it is a great stash buster, but we can send you yarn if you need, please just message us. x
  • 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.
  • Once your knocker is finished, please contact us we will give you all the details for posting, it will be the Woolly Hugs, South coast address.
  • 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.
We could do with more than a handful. 😀


Last posting to be Saturday 1st July. 

As ever, many thanks.
Bless you… and your knockers.  xx