Introducing Bee’s Blankets
There are plenty of ideas to be found online, they are called many things – Sensory Mats, busy blankets, fidget blankets etc, but we have come up with some guidelines.
- Bee’s Blankets MUST be machine washable. If you have some thing that needs unclipping, maybe on a keyring before washing that is fine, but the blanket will need regular washing, so it must be STURDY.
- Blankets to be lap sized only, so from 50cm up to one metre, no bigger or smaller please.
- Blankets can be made in wool, fabric, fleece and need to have interesting textures. This does not need to be too complicated, a classic granny square by its nature is very tactile.
- Please do add on extra fiddly bits, but these MUST be securely fastened so as not to put the recipient at risk.
- Suggested extras include zips, ribbon, plastic rings, pompom trim, toggles etc. You canuse a keyring to add extras that can be removed before washing. All must be very secure!
We are very happy to receive crochet/knitted squares to go into a joint Blanket, for consistency we would ask for 6 or 12 inch squares in Stylecraft Special DK in our classic palette ONLY. We propose making these blankets up using equivalent of 16 six inch squares.
We would also love to receive attachments, woolly or fabric. these must be sturdy with a loop so we can add them either permanent or on a removable ring as above with the keys.