Pins and Needles
For meeting updates, follow the email link to contact the Pins and Needles Group Leader or speak to Mary Lumsden.
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All forms of needlecraft practised.
The group will be making poppies of all kinds for Deborah Slater's Poppy Appeal (more info below). All contributions are welcome, from group members and non-members. (But why not join the group?)
The U3A has been asked to help paint the town with poppies. This includes knitting, crocheting, tissue paper,crepe paper, pictures of large poppies or fields of poppies. These will be placed in shop windows and around town for Remembrance Day. Contact Christine Bates or email Pins and Needles Group Leader to say what you will be doing. Nearer the time Christine will collect them.
Ladies of the Pins and Needles craft group have also been busy knitting tiny hats, blankets and clothing for very premature babies. Several bags full have been taken to a central point in Grimsby, from where the items will be distributed to Special Care Baby Units and neonatal intensive care units in hospitals around the country.
Meetings will normally be third Monday of the month 1.45pm till 3.45pm at Peel House (old police station). No charge, but members supply their own materials and equipment.