Thursday, 20 October 2016

Anyone for a Twiddlemuff?

I "I beg your pardon?", I hear you reply. Let me explain...
I love shopping in charity shops, you can grab yourself a bargain and also feel smug that you are giving to a good cause. But I'll be honest, I don't always pay attention to what charity I am supporting. 
I found a few things whilst I was shopping in Tewkesbury a few weeks ago, and whilst I was paying I asked the volunteer about the charity as it was one I had never heard of before. It's called Guideposts, and they help people with life-long conditions, such as Alzheimer's, physical disabilities, chronic pain or sensory impairment, to live a better life. 

They have an Independent Living Centre (ILC) where they help people try out equipment and assistive living technology that could help them with their mobility and domestic routine, enabling them to remain safely independent in their own home. 

One way they raise money is by volunteer knitters making Twiddlemuffs. Basically it is a double thickness woollen hand muff and inside they stitch buttons, bells, or any other bits and bobs you can fiddle with. They provide stimulation for restless hands for people suffering with dementia. 
There were a selection behind the till and I decided to get one for a family member, who suffers from Alzheimer's. There is no set price to buy one, just a sensible donation. 

So it got me thinking, I know some crafty people read my blog, and I wondered whether you would share the details and we could get some more Twiddlemuffs made for this charity? A chance for knitters to keep their hands busy now the nights are drawing in, and to use their imagination - make stripy ones, bobbly ones, ones with animals on. The possibilities are endless!
Here are the details to request a pattern:


Let's see if we can get some more Twiddlemuff knitters out there, supporting this charity!


P.S I don't get anything out of mentioning this charity, I just like to tell people about good causes. 

1 comment:

  1. I love a good mooch around the charity shops. The twiddlemuff is such an excellent idea, I hope it really takes off xx