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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The Great Woolly Hugs’ Hugathon Event – 30.9.18

Tickets are on sale now, just click on this gorgeous link to take you through to the sale page! 

We are very excited to announce our inaugural Woolly Hugs’ Hugathon event!

It all takes place on Sunday 30th September 2018, between 11.00am and 3.30pm, at the stunning Square Tower in Old Portsmouth which is right on the sea front.

During our Hugathon, we will be making squares and joining blankets for our Chernobyl, Candy’s, Snug and Kinship projects. We will provide SSDK and equipment for the session.

We will have yarn and gorgeous bits and pieces for sale from the very lovely Oddballs and Seeded.

We are are planning a rather fabulous Lucky Dip and who knows what else we will come up with by then… The Square Tower has the most wonderful cafe and bar, although we promise not to hit the gin until at least midday!

TICKETS GO ON SALE FROM 7pm ON APRIL 16th!

Tickets will cost £10.   Tickets will include a Special exclusive Event Bag and a special mystery gift! There are only 50 tickets available. Maximum of four tickets per person.

The booking page will be live on our website from 7pm on April 16th. If you are thinking about making a whole weekend of this, we can recommend some places to stay nearby.

Accessibility

The venue is accessible by wheelchair, but does not have accessible loos on site, however the do have use (via a key) of a disabled access toilet which is about 2 minutes away near the hot walls studios.

Come and meet other wonderful Woolly Huggers and meet us too. We will be on BEST behaviour!

Travel info…

The following car parks are located within walking distance of the Square Tower. All operate a pay and display charging system, the parking charges are clearly indicated on the display boards and ticket machines.

  • BROAD STREET/HIGH STREET (RIGHT OUTSIDE THE TOWER)
    There is on-road pay and display parking right outside the Tower. There are also resident’s parking areas where you can currently park for two hours (this is due to reduce to one hour later this year).
  • CLARENCE PIER, PO5 3AP
    Long Curtain Road, Southsea, just off of Southsea seafront, behind the fun fair. From here it is just a short walk along the seafront promenade to the Square Tower.
  • GRAND PARADE, PO1 2NF
    Literally just around the corner from the Square Tower in Grand Parade there is limited parking for approximately 50 cars.
  • CHEAP PAY AND DISPLAY PARKING: UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
    You can park in the University’s car parks at evenings and all-day at weekends and bank holidays for just £2.00.
    The nearest of these car parks is at the back of St George’s building (bottom of the High Street) and is entered from St. Thomas’s Street PO1 2HE (0.4 mile walk)
  • BY TRAIN Nearest train station  is Portsmouth Harbour, approx a 20 minute walk.

 

 

 

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2018. Revised Refugee Project

Having listened to what the agencies are looking for and to make this manageable our end, we have reviewed what we do and are  introducing several important changes to our Refugee project. Please read carefully both crafting info and posting info. Thank you so much for your continued support.

 

Posting info. We are introducing a posting window for this project, please do help us by sticking to this.

From now on our posting window for the Refugee project will be November 1st through until Easter. Please do not post anything for this project out of this window. Thank you!

Our next collection date to aim for…

  • April 28th, as already agreed, next year it will be Easter weekend. The window then closes until November 1st.
  • If in the mean time you are desperate to post we recommend sending to Knit for Peace.

Crafting info

PLEASE ALL CRAFTING FOR REFUGEES TO BE  IN DARKER UNISEX COLOURS. This includes squares. For children’s clothing these may be bright colours but no pastels please. 

 

  • We need 12 inch, or six inch squares. Knit or crochet both equally welcome.Yarn to be used for squares – any good quality acrylic DK, for example, Stylecraft special DK.  Squares equally welcome if made by beginner or expert. Truly. Please use darker unisex colours ONLY.  PLEASE SEW IN ALL ENDS
  • We’d love to receive whole blankets, but absolutely understand time constraints. Ideal size is approx 48 by 60 inches.
  • The smallest size we need for clothing is baby 12 months plus, agencies get overwhelmed with tiny baby things.
  • We’d also love to receive hats and gloves/mittens  from baby sized aged 12 months +  through to adult, the same for jumpers, cardigans, scarves/shawls. But appreciate that is a very big ask. For these items, any yarn is fine, from 100% wool to acrylic.
  • If you’d like to donate yarn or funds, let us know – we’d absolutely LOVE to hear from you, we need
    you too. This will be a real team effort
  • If anyone would like to join in crafting but can’t afford to, please PM us, we can help

PLEASE SEW IN ALL ENDS!!

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Hat/Mitten patterns as recommended by our crafters, all free to use!

Crochet – Little Maiden Bonnet

Crochet – V-St beanie for all

Crochet – sedge stitch beanie hat – adjustable size from newborn to adult

Crochet – Ten easy hat patterns

Crochet – Very easy crochet hat pattern

Crochet – Puff stitch hat – Crafter recommends adding a few more rows to make it deep enough to keep your ears warm, also use Aran weight

Crochet – The Hadley Slouch   – use Aran weight

 

Knit – mittens

Knit – basic beanie hat for all sizes

Knit – Classic beanie hat (WW2 watch cap)  for all sizes

 

 

One square, one blanket, a pair of gloves, one warm hat, one step at a time, really every little thing will help.

Together we can make a difference.

 

How we started this project

As for so many others, we have been moved to tears by the heartbreaking plight of refugees, both in Europe and further afield, and the inhumanity which seems to surround them too often. We have donated, signed petitions on change.org and written to our MPs, and understand the feeling of shouting in the wind, we desperately want to do more.

There is something practical we can do together, and it really will help, but we are going to need your support.

We can get woolly warmth to families in refugee camps in Kurdistan and into Syria itself, to beleaguered families in Qara thanks to the amazing charity Knit for Peace. There are over a million refugees trapped there, most have fled civil wars and ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Conditions are very bleak and it will be even more desperate and absolutely freezing during long winter months. We are also developing links to get resources to children and families elsewhere, and on their arrival in the UK. We just want to help keep folk warm. We know we can’t help everyone, but we can some.

NB. Sadly we cannot accept items other than home made woolly ones at the moment, if this changes we will come back. Do join us on our Facebook page Woolly Hugs and Twitter @Woolly_Hugs – both good ways to keep in touch.

Thank you doesn’t come close, bless you.x

 

 

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Item 179. Oh oh ohhhhhh!! Gorgeous unicorn bag with pink lining!

179) Oh oh ohhhhhh!! Gorgeous unicorn bag with pink lining! It’s too adorable 😍 It measures 28cm by 39cm approx. Handles are approx 40cm. 🦄 

Item 179. Oh oh ohhhhhh!! Gorgeous unicorn bag with pink lining!

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Ending On: March 18, 2018 9:00 pm

179) Oh oh ohhhhhh!! Gorgeous unicorn bag with pink lining! It’s too adorable. It measures 28cm by 39cm approx. Handles are approx 40cm.

item name : Item 179. Oh oh ohhhhhh!! Gorgeous unicorn bag with pink lining!

description : Thank you so much lovely Wadders!! xxxx

Terms: spring-craft-sale-2018

  1. Flora bid £9.25 on March 17, 2018 11:27 pm [auto]
  2. Nicole bid £9.00 on March 17, 2018 11:27 pm
  3. Flora bid £7.25 on March 17, 2018 6:33 pm [auto]
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  5. Flora bid £6.25 on March 14, 2018 5:28 pm [auto]
  6. Rachel bid £6.00 on March 14, 2018 5:28 pm
  7. Flora bid £5.25 on March 14, 2018 5:27 pm [auto]
  8. Rachel bid £5.00 on March 14, 2018 5:27 pm
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Item 239) Stunning moon gazing hare necklace

239) Stunning moon gazing hare necklace, moon and hare are sterling silver on a copper ring. The chain is sterling silver. So very beautiful.

Item 239) Stunning moon gazing hare necklace.

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239) Stunning moon gazing hare necklace, moon and hare are sterling silver on a copper ring. The chain is sterling silver. So very beautiful.

item name : Item 239) Stunning moon gazing hare necklace.

description : Thank you so much lovely Shine On! xxx

Terms: spring-craft-sale-2018

  1. Vera H bid £22.57 on March 18, 2018 3:28 pm
  2. Catherine C bid £22.07 on March 17, 2018 11:30 am
  3. Clare bid £20.50 on March 16, 2018 7:59 am
  4. Catherine C bid £20.00 on March 15, 2018 10:35 am [auto]
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Item 233) Stunningly beautiful. Newborn baby jumper knitted in Cherish baby DK King Cole acrylic.

233) Stunningly beautiful. This baby jumper is knitted in Cherish baby DK King Cole acrylic. Machine washable at 40. Easy care. Size wise, measures 50cm around chest.

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Item 233) Newborn baby jumper knitted in Cherish baby DK King Cole acrylic.

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233) Stunningly beautiful. This baby jumper is knitted in Cherish baby DK King Cole acrylic. Machine washable at 40. Easy care. Size wise, measures 50cm around chest.

NEWBORN size

item name : Item 233) Newborn baby jumper knitted in Cherish baby DK King Cole acrylic.

description : Thank you so much lovely Sally D! xxx

Terms: spring-craft-sale-2018

  1. Bertha bid £7.25 on March 18, 2018 8:52 pm [auto]
  2. Hazel bid £7.00 on March 18, 2018 8:52 pm
  3. Bertha bid £6.25 on March 18, 2018 8:33 pm [auto]
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  5. Bertha bid £5.25 on March 18, 2018 7:16 pm
  6. Hazel bid £4.20 on March 17, 2018 7:12 pm
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