Activities and Events

 

 

Remembrance display

Remembrance display 2015
Remembrance display in the lobby of the Trumpington Pavilion

In 2015 we decided to prepare a display to honour the men of Trumpington who had fought in World War One. We centred the display on the Roll of Honour in the Village Hall, and used information supplied by the Trumpington Local History Group. We experimented with many of the crochet and knitting patterns available for making poppies and produced some for the display and others in the form of brooches for sale in aid of the British Legion.

Community Outreach

Stitchers' stall TM June 2014 ws

With so many new residents arriving all the time, we try to set up our stall and spread the word about the Trumpington Stitchers at community events whenever we can.

Family crafts days

We often help out at the family craft sessions put on by ChYPS

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Making gifts for family and friends

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We have occasional workshops for making seasonal gifts, depending on what people are interested in, and we usually make a few extra gifts and seasonal decorations for sale at local events such as the church bazaar or TRA Christmas Fair (above)

Cushions make great gifts which can be personalised for birthdays, housewarmings and other special occasions.
Our simple cushion pattern has proved a popular introduction to machine sewing, or a good way to get back to a sewing machine after a long absence. If you come along to a Stitchers session, you can choose some material, cut it out, sew it up, and take home a cushion cover by the end of the evening!
Cushion covers can also be knitted, crocheted, patchworked or any combination of creative stitchery. Have a look at our cushion cavalcade and you’ll see what we mean!

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Fiona introduced us to the Harry Hedgehog knitting pattern, another good way to use up odds and ends of wool, and we have knitted dozens of all shapes and sizes.

 Knitting for Charity

Several members have contacts with local charities or national organisations, and make a variety of things that they ask for. Some of them are a good introduction to knitting or crochet and we are compiling a library of useful patterns to meet their needs.

Our Monday evening meeting on the last Monday of the month is when we focus on knitting for charity, and are hoping to add some daytime groups meeting in other venues and some regular sessions in a local pub. Contact us if you would like to be part of such a group.

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My name is Edgar and Carol knitted me for Knit for Peace

Carol writes “In between other projects, I make things for Knit for Peace, who send parcels to war and disaster zones, mainly for children but also for adults. Their website gives ideas, patterns and information about what is most needed at the moment, as well as details of where to send your donations.
I love being able to use up left over wool for a good cause.”
Knitted squares are also a good way of using oddments of time and wool. Carol and Katharine have just finished sewing up the squares knitted by Ann.
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Philippa writes ” I was given this Knitting pattern for ribbed hat by my aunt who knitted dozens for the Mission to Seamen. I volunteer at Wintercomfort and find they are very popular with the clients there.
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These twiddlemuffs have been knitted for people with dementia at Addenbrooke’s

 

Swishing

Swishing is a Clothes Swap – bring along your unwanted clothes in good condition and take away something you love instead – a simple idea but a great one!

Swishing 2

We have held two Swishing sessions, in partnership with Cambridge Carbon Footprint. We are also keen on stitching, so we set up a table for unwanted pieces of interesting fabrics and trimmings which we could add to our collection.

Materials like this are also welcomed by Scrapstore

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