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Drawing competition!

It’s competition time!
Please, we’d love ❤️ a WINTER THEMED design, can you help us? Designs to be A4, portrait view, in black on white only, theme um winter! And do include ‘Woolly Hugs’ on it somewhere. Please scan to PDF and email to admin@woollyhugs.com, or post the original to us.
** Deadline is September 30th **
Thank you so much!!!

Christmas in July. The woolly craft sale way!

Welcome to the start of 2017’s Christmas Craft sale! Yes we know it is only July, but folk have been asking and we know these things take TIME! 

More information after the summer break, but for those who would like to get ahead in crafting, all practical info is here. Thank you so much xxxx

Crafting info…

We are aiming to make and sell small/lightweight Christmas craft items, and to keep postage costs to a minimum we ask that ideally anything made can be sent on to a buyer in a large envelope. We are open to larger items too obviously, that is just a guide.

Some suggestions for you, but we are very open to others too…

  • Stocking fillers, although obviously Father Christmas is REAL, this is just to help.
  • Christmas tree decorations, bunting, garlands, general decorations. Always very popular, as are totally bonkers quirky things, yes we are thinking woolly slugs and sock pigs, who knew??!  😀
  • Stockings
  • Small gifts – Little bags, purses, brooches, hair accessories, key rings, gift bags, tags,
  • Clothing items such as gloves, hats, scarves, shawls – if making clothing PLEASE inc the ball band or let us know so we can pass this info on to those who buy. xxx
  • Lovely lovely things!


*** Woolly, fabric, embroidered, beaded, all crafty crafts welcome!!***

Items from last year can be seen in our Christmas albums on our Facebook page, Woolly Hugs.

Last posting for crafts to be Monday 31st October please. It takes so long to get ready for a sale! Please PM for the posting information.

Donor info…

If you would like to contribute funds to help others craft we would love to hear from you. Our Paypal is admin@woollyhugs.com

The Event itself…

Our Christmas Craft sale will take place ONLINE towards the end of November, provisionally 23rd – 27th November.  It will be organised through an Event page as we have done before. In addition we will be auctioning a broad range of items through our website which will help folk not on Facebook, or those who prefer to take part in this way.


We are on Facebook as Woolly Hugs and Twitter as @Woolly_Hugs both good ways to keep in touch too.

We are keeping it all crossed that this Sale will be a huge success, with your love and support we have every confidence, huge heartfelt thanks.   xx

The Blanket for Echt

The blanket arrived via the FedEx man about half an hour ago on a cold, grey and windy winter afternoon. (School holidays at the moment). It’s lovely, and is currently draped over the back of the sofa. I’ll take a photo of it when the light is better, but have already sent a pic to our daughter. I’m so very grateful to the MN knitters, knotters and crocheting types. It couldn’t have arrived at a more apt time, quite apart from being close to when DH died, as this is the season when blankets, wraps and throws festoon the front room, the log fire is set going, and I settle down to the recently streamed “Handmaid’s Tale”.

Thank you for the (woolly) hugs.
Love, E


Lovely Echt is in Australia xx

Our original thread is here…..

She suggested the glorious colours of the Australian Outback as the colour theme, hope we achieved that xxx












The Summer of Woolly Love

Candy style!

We need help, we are so thrilled with the way Candy’s Hugs have taken off, she would have been delighted with the number of wonderful women already helped (over 25 now) but we urgently need squares to keep on going at this rate, and we really want to, as we are sure are you.

So a little summer holiday project if we may, a perfect lightweight portable activity, perfect for park, beach, plane or car, 6 or 12 inch squares in the colours below – we can help there, just message us if you need yarn to be able to take part, this is an inclusive project!

The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK.Just this please for consistency, and in these colours…

Vibrant Riot Palette

Kelly green

Squares to be 12 inch or 6 inch, crochet or knitted equally welcome, please use 4mm hook or needles. No blocking necessary and please sew in ends, and make sure any colour changes are firmly knotted.

All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert will be equally cherished. Simple, complex, single colour, mixed colour. It really is the love and thought that counts.

If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet in 2017, crack on! We are on hand to help talk you through.. YouTube has lots of tutorials, you WILL find one that suits! 🙂

If you feel ambitious and would like to make a whole blanket, then that is wonderful, we are aiming for blankets approx 48 inches by 60 inches, certainly no smaller.

So a reminder…..
Candy’s Hugs, making cosy comforting blankets for women going through treatment for cancer

Candy’s Hugs will be an ongoing project, our next collection date is July 15th, followed by Saturday 30th September Do message for posting info when ready.

We knew her time left with us was short, but the news of Candy’s (Zombie’s) death in January was still a sad shock, we send so much love to her family and her many, many friends who love and will miss her greatly, we hold our happy memories of her very dear. Bless her.

Just before Christmas, Zombie donated funds to Woolly Hugs and together we hatched a plan to develop an ongoing project with her, which she loved, to make comforting cosy blankets with love in every stitch for women going through treatment for breast and other cancers, and at times these may form part of palliative care.

So glad we could establish Candy’s Hugs with her and thanks to you wonderful people achieve her ambition of seeing it all well
underway before her death. Her legacy of Candy’s Hugs will be one of love and strength, of friendship, learning and developing crafting skills, of creativity, of coming together to show compassion, support and give and receive comfort, Such a beautiful inspirationalwoman. How lucky we were to know her. X
Zombie was a bright and beautiful woman so we have chosen a palette to reflect this which we call Vibrant Rio.Will you join with us?
If you would like to be involved in any way, we’d love to have you on board. Please post on this thread and PM with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.


We are on Facebook – Woolly Hugs and Twitter too @Woolly_Hugs both are good ways to keep in touch.

Thank you so much x


Christmas Hug Project 2017

This is a beautiful project making cuddly friends to give to Chernobyl children in Belarus.

It is run through the charity called Friends of Chernobyl Children who as well as bringing children over, we sent blankets to the group in Peterborough this year, work with families in remote areas in Belarus experiencing extreme poverty in very challenging conditions.


Yes, we know we are starting this in June! But we know how much time and energy these things take.

Can you help us?

  • We are looking for homemade cuddly friends to go and give huge hugs to children this Christmas time.
  • Knit, crochet, sewn all very welcome indeed.
  • Teddies, rabbits, people, this bit is up to you!
  • Avoid white and very pale colours for practical reasons.
  • Size wise – approx 20 – 30cm, not much bigger please for transportation purposes.
  • We don’t know exactly the ages of the children who will receive them, so please avoid buttons and trimmings that might be dangerous for little ones.  Think safety!
  • These are for boys and girls, neutral is good, but we would love some aimed at each too.
  • Our Christmas Hugs will be given to the children around the time of the Orthodox Christmas Day in Belarus, which is January 7th 2018

Last posting to be Saturday 28th October 2017 to the South coast address please! Message if you need it x

Thank you so much, as always. xxx