“Little Iris wanted to say thank you for the gorgeous blanket she was given on the children’s ward where we spent a good chunk of her first five weeks of life and also the special Christmas one she received as a gift on her first ever Christmas. They definitely brightened our time there and we still use our rainbow blanket every day. Thank you to the lovely talented people who made them! Xx”
We were delighted when the staff at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle contacted us a couple of years ago and asked for help. They asked if it were possible to make some very special Little Hugs to use in the run up to Christmas for very sick children in hospital over this period. The pictures here are from our 2020 project, and we are delighted they would like us to make for the children again. This project will again help children and their families at very difficult times.
For the Woollies…
We are looking for six and twelve inch squares in the SSDK colours below. Christmas designs/themes/embellishments warmly welcomed. Fill your boots! Just this yarn in these colours please so we can match up squares and the blankets will be consistent for wash and wear.
The Christmas Cwtch palette (all SSDK yarn)
- Grass green
- Kelly green
LAST POSTING DATE FOR SQUARES AND BLANKETS PLEASE SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2023
For the Sewing Folk…
Christmas cwtches could also be made in these sort of colours in cotton Christmassy prints, lightweight quilts. These must be machine washable and tumble dry possible only please.
If making a whole cotton quilt or blanket..
Size wise we are aiming to send a mix of sizes from baby sized (24 inch squares) up to single bed sized.
Please no posting before September 2023, then whole blankets/quilts and separate squares please to Teddington.
Thank you so so much! xxxx