Heartsease is connecting so many of us who knit, I had a call from lady recently who promised me a couple of dozen heart bags, all made by her, and as she said “decorated up nicely”. We got to talking, she is from Stoke-on-Trent, so the talk came round to meat and potato pie and pea dinners. A recipe was gladly given. I have a new friend, and will try the pie later, a good spoonful of mushy peas served with. I am astonished at the goodness of strangers, but less so as I meet the knitters of the world, crossing all divides and so honestly themselves.
Many thanks Margaret, Happy Knitting,
Kids Company working with Ruth and Belinda, ICHF and the UKHKA.
Ruth and Belinda have dreamed of a way that knitters and makers can extend care to children they have never met by sending them special heart shaped bags; these can be keepers of hope and safety in the form of words, pictures of small treasures.
Join us at the ICHF shows where, with help from the UKHKA team, you can be part of this huge project, or send them directly to Ruth and Belinda.
Kids Company know that children recover with unrelenting love, and that this can happen practically with your help; distance care from people with kindness and skill.
Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts (Event City, Trafford Centre, Manchester) – 7th – 9th February 2013
Sewing for Pleasure/Fashion Embroidery, Stitch and Hobbycrafts (NEC, Birmingham) – 21st to 24th March 2013
Creative Stitches, Fashion & Hobbycrafts (Excel, London) – 4th – 6th April 2013
Today, Kids Co. works with more than 17,000 in-need children by doing a variety of things from providing children with food and new clothing, to consoling children who have been through traumatic events and preparing them to successfully reintegrate into society.
Camila Batmanghelidjh (founder of Kids Company)
Recently, London University research found that 91 percent of Kids Co. clients were reintegrated into education, 90 percent of those with a criminal history had reduced their illegal activity and 94 percent had decreased their dependence on and use of drugs.
In 2007 Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and JUSTICE Human Rights Award. In 2010 we were selected as a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ by the End Child Poverty project for our success in enabling children to achieve their full potential.
Especially for the winter-festival time all Ruth and Belinda’s luxury hand-knitting gift sets in raspberry coloured delight. A unique design (pattern instructions) and their soft, soft yarn wrapped up in white tissue paper (speckled with gold) and tied up with a gold ribbon. A pleasure to give, a joy to receive, and wonderful to wear.
Thank you to you all for suggesting colours – we now have these fabulous shades in stock. The hues and vibrancy of these colours cannot be captured in photographs, the colours; honey (mustardy/fawn – light gold), charcoal (dark grey with a very subtle purple-y glow) and espresso (darkest of brown, rich treacle). Enjoy… http://www.ruthandbelinda.co.uk/yarn.html