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Calling all Knitters and Crotcheters – the Big Knit is here again

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How the big knit helps

As many as 24,000 older people die needlessly because of the cold every winter. Many others spend the time lonely and isolated, unable to heat their homes and struggling to get out and about.
So ten years ago Innocent had an idea. They asked some older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. They put those hats on their smoothies, and for each one sold they made a donation to Age UK.
For each behatted smoothie bottle they sell, they give 25p to Age UK to spend on things like hot water bottles, blankets, hot meals and social gatherings. Many older people also knit hats themselves through knitting groups organised by Age UK. The impact of the knitting groups is incredible and for some, they’re a real lifeline.

If you would like to have a go, here are a couple of patterns to get you started:
Knitting Pattern 2012-page-001       BigKnit2012_Sheep Knitting Pattern-page-001

or alternatively go to http://thebigknit.co.uk/join-in

Go MAD in the Calder Valley – Making and Doing Event

Here are some MAD events for the Calder Valley – for full details, including any prices, about these and more please consult festival website www.southpennines.co.uk.
Saturday, October 5
Hebden Bridge
Meet the Maker at The Town Hall, St George’s Street, with Made In The Valley, 07944352913, 11am to 4pm; Crafty Crochet at Ribbon Circus, Albert Street, 01422 847803, 10am to 5pm; Soft Circuit Workshop at the Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End Mill, 01422 842121, 1pm to 4pm; Open Studio at Brooklyn Studio, Unit 3 – 38 Hangingroyd Lane, 11am to 5pm; Making Monsters at Word of Mouth, Hangingroyd Lane. Record-breaking Bunting at the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, 11am to 3pm, for the 2014 Tour De France Grand Depart; Out and About Sketching Walk from the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, 10.30am to 4.30pm, charge and advanced booking esential, call Sally Darlington on 01422 844450; Mad Hatter at Heart Gallery, 4a Market Street, 01422 845845, 10.30am to 4.30pm; Meet the Milliner at Hat Therapy, 56 Market Street, 01422 845717, 11am to 5pm; Beading with Billie at B Beads, Hangingroyd Road, 07715 560816, 10am to 5pm.
Textile Hub at Cheeky Sew and Sew, 22 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, 01706 816181, 10am to 4pm, including Make a ‘Bag for Life’ workshop, an Upcycling Workshop, and a free spinning demonstration; felt-making at Water Street Gallery, 25 Water Street, 01706 839714, 10am to 4pm; Paintings at Platform One Gallery, Todmorden Railway Station, 11am to 4pm; Still Life at Tod Studios, Stansfield Road, 11am to 4pm, pre-booking is advisable 07717 352104. Sunday, October 6
Hebden Bridge
Meet the Maker at Heart Gallery, 4a Market Street, 01422 845845, noon to 4pm; Open Studio at Brooklyn Studio, Unit 3 – 38 Hangingroyd Lane, 11am – 5pm; Calder Photowalk with Ed Chadwick, starts from Snug Gallery, 58 Market Street, , runs 10.30am to 2.30pm; Record-breaking Bunting at the Birchcliffe Centre, same details as Saturday
Textile Hub at Cheeky Sew and Sew, address details as above, 10am to 4pm, choose from a paid workshop or a drop-in demo or spend the whole day making and doing; felt-making workshops at Water Street Gallery, two half-day sessions in felt-making, from 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm; Paintings at Platform One Gallery, contact details as above, 11am to 4pm; Raku firing workshop at Tod Studios, 11am – 4pm, contact details as above; Upholstery workshop at Tod Studios, 1pm – 4pm.

Latest news from Illingworth’s LA Group

Illingworth and Bradshaw’s Local Activity Group have announced their December activity dates, showing when classes will be breaking for Christmas and start back in the new year.
You can find out what’s on when on our ‘What’s on’ page here.

As well as the regular programme of weekly activities, which includes art, Tai Chi, keep fit, Kurling, bridge and, trips and other tasters are also in the pipeline so if you’ve been thinking about trying something new for 2013, why not get in touch with LA Group?

Full details of what the group is up to can be found on their website, which is updated daily:

Calling all knitters…

Get knitting jumpers for HIV positive babies in Africa.

Newborn babies, many affected by HIV are called Fish and Chip babies because many are sent home from hospital wrapped in newspapers for warmth.

You can help by knitting a small jumper to help keep a baby warm. These jumpers are sent out to an orphanage in Africa and the Brunswick Centre are currently building links with another orphange in Botswana to provide them with the jumpers as well.

Please click here>> for the pattern and collection information for your completed jumpers.

GupShup goes Creative – new programme of events for March – May

More exciting new activities for GupShup

Autumn/winter programme for Illingworth and Bradshaw

The Illingworth and Bradshaw Neighbourhood Scheme has a new programme. Take a look at the programme below, or click to download the IBNS Bulletin Nov 2011.

Craft group Wednesdays

10 – 12

Illingworth Fire Station community room, Keighley Road Cardmaking, knitting, crochet, patchwork, rug-making…bring your own or use our materials!
Watercolour painting Thursdays

11.30 – 1

St John’s Church Hall, Pavement Lane, Bradshaw Professional tuition on alternate weeks. Suitable for all abilities! £2.50 per week.
Tai Chi Thursdays

10 – 11

St John’s Church Hall, Pavement Lane, Bradshaw Gentle exercises to improve strength, balance and flexibility. Suitable for all. Can be done standing or seated. £2.50.
‘Next Steps’ computer class Wednesdays

 10 – 11.30

‘The Zone’, Whitehill School, Occupation Lane ***BOOKING ESSENTIAL*** A basic course covering word processing, internet searching/shopping and email. Starts 9th November. £15 for 6 weeks.
Keep fit Tuesdays

10 – 11

Illingworth Moor Methodist Church Not too hard…but not too easy! An aerobic class where you can push yourself as hard as you wish. All welcome. £2.50. STARTS 8th NOVEMBER

Please phone the Neighbourhood Schemes team on 01422 393794 for term dates and more information about these activities