The Needlework Group meets once a fortnight, its 10 members are all keen to show off their many talents and eager to learn new ones. Knitting, crochet and patchwork are all undertaken either by complete beginners or those renewing old skills. A good time is had by all ……
Masks, scrubs, headbands etcetera created by the fab ladies of the Needlework and Craft Groups to help with the COVID-19 response
The group were invited to Stroud Maternity Hospital to see their patchwork wall hanging in its new frame.
American Museum visit to see the quilts and partake in a little dressing up!
Traffic Light hats for the baby unit, Red for high care, Amber for care and Green for go home.
Lap Blankets for Elderly Care Unit
Hats for the Special Care Baby Unit at Stroud Maternity Hospital
Knee Blankets for Elgar House
This is just one of the many blankets made for Southmead Hospital and their co-ordinator Ruth Sidgwick (Arts Programme Manager) sent this photo to show it in situ and reported that the patients said how much they really appreciated them and how they made the ward feel much more homely.
Reindeers for Westonbirt
The very talented needlework group have done it again, just look at the fabulous Reindeers created for the Westonbirt School Charity Christmas Fair held in October 2016. The reindeers where hidden around the site for children and adults to have a fun treasure hunt and then some of them were used as prizes for the winners. Of course they were a great success.
Each reindeer had a name, can you spot the very topical Cornish pair at the back.
Before Christmas an urgent appeal came from Southmead Hospital to make Teddies for the babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Once again the ladies were only too pleased to help with this project.