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Woolly Hugs : Angel Hug Project. We are looking for crafters and donors to help make this possible. Thank you Xx

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 20-Nov-12 14:30:43

We have been very moved by a request from the Octavia Appeal at the Brompton Hospital. The Brompton Hospital is a specialist heart and lung centre in London complete with the second largest paediatric intensive care unit in the country. This unit takes the sickest babies and children from all over, some transferred immediately after birth, others have become too sick to be cared for at other major hospitals and most are already on life support when they arrive. These babies and children are incredibly sick, and very sadly not all survive. The Octavia Appeal have approached us and asked if we are able to make blankets for these babies who have very sadly passed away.

We are looking for crafters and donors to help make this possible. At an intensely bleak and dark time there is still something very positive that we can do for the baby and their family. Our blankets are always handmade with love and compassion and so are perfect. We can help care for the whole family at this time by making the baby comfortable and snuggled up whilst sending love and a hug to the parents.

We know that we have many crafters and donors who have first hand experience of such devastating loss. We understand that this is a very difficult request, but if you can join with us, and are able to help, then we would love to have you on board. From speaking to some of you, we know how incredibly important blankets like these are to those who receive them.

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Like Little Hugs, Angel Hugs will be an ongoing project and the two will run alongside each other.

To our lovely crafters thanks

* Angel Hugs are to be all white and can be knitted or crocheted in any wool suitable for a baby blanket, so 4ply, DK, just as long as it feels soft and cosy. The design is up to you, but it should be kept simple. Angel Hugs can also be sewn using pure cotton and good quality fleece, again white please and in a simple design.

* Minimum size : 24 inches square, going up to a maximum of approx. 30 inches square.

* If making a whole Angel Hug feels too much, but you would still like to support this, we would be pleased to accept simple knitted and crocheted 6 inch squares, which we will hook together. If choosing this option, please use Stylecraft Special DK in white.

* If you would like to take part in this project but feel you can't due to the costs involved, please PM me and we'll try to help you with materials.

To our lovely Donors thanks

We would be very grateful for support from anyone who would like to donate funds to help with this. You can either donate via Paypal admin@ but please add a message so we know who to thank and which project it is for. If you don't have Paypal, please PM me as we have other ways that you can donate. We are so grateful to all our donors, without you, these projects could not function. thanks

Knotty is here to help with any questions, and please PM me if you'd like to and are able to join us with this.

It is a very sad request we are making, and yet there is something very positive here too, and we know the Blanketeers have big hearts.

Sometimes thank you doesn't seem enough, but thank you once again Xx

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 24-Apr-13 18:37:48

well hello wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 29-Apr-13 19:42:57

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Two beautiful Angel Hugs for the Brompton arriving from Team Fan today, they are just perfect, thank you so much thanks and one arriving from Donna on Facebook, a huge thank you to her too

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KnottyLocks Tue 30-Apr-13 09:58:36

Thanks, Team Fan and Donna thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 01-May-13 15:48:25

Saturday 25th May - Last posting please for the next batch of Angel Hugs

Heartfelt thanks to all Xx


MonroetoAngeline Fri 03-May-13 10:07:04

I started an Angel Hug last night, newish to crochet so hopefully will turn out OK. Such a moving project which must provide such comfort to parents - my girl would have been 16 next week.

KnottyLocks Fri 03-May-13 10:54:21

Thank you, Monroe.

Gentle hugs for you and thinking of your beautiful girl x

Leafmould Sat 04-May-13 00:15:57

Hi there, just a progress report... Hug is 2/3 finished, but that final 1/3 is proving difficult! I lost my comfy knitting chair unfortunately, and am now stuck in a crappy armchair with too high arm rests..... Grrr.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 04-May-13 14:33:49

thanksthanks Big hugs for you Monroe, we are thinking of your beautiful girl. Thank you so much for thinking of others, you are a star X

Leaf - sounds very frustrating! thanksthanks


Just beautiful, two Angel Hugs, one knit, one crochet arriving from the very lovely Ninja, both with hearts crafted in. Perfect. Photos are already in the facebook album. Do have a look. Huge thanks thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 07:58:24

Morning all brew smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 13:31:02

Huge thanks to the very lovely Kingfisher for two beautiful Angel Hugs today. These really are perfect. You are a star


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 07:46:37

Morning brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 15:31:38

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A beautiful Angel Hug for the Brompton, arriving today from the very lovely Skoggy, tis just perfect, pic on FB, huge thanks to her thanks

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RunsWithScissors Fri 17-May-13 15:47:40

Hello, I've just seen this thread, so won't make the deadline for this round.

Will you be continuing the project in future? I'd like to help out if so.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 15:54:23

Hello there smile

This is an ongoing project and we are strongly committed to it. We have been taking Angel Hugs to the Brompton every 4 or so months. So yes please to your very kind offer, thank you. thanks

This next batch will be taken at the beginning of June, so the batch after will be during September thanks

RunsWithScissors Fri 17-May-13 19:52:39

Brilliant. Have a project that I am about halfway on. Should be able to make the sept. drop off (I hope). What wonderful work you are doing on organising all of the wooly projects.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 18-May-13 00:23:26

Tis such a good team, thank you so much for joining us X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 10:28:31

Last posting dates

Saturday 26th May - Last posting for the next batch of Angel Hugs.

Huge thanks to all thanks

MonroetoAngeline Tue 21-May-13 14:07:00

Hopefully on target for 26th (after having to undo 6" ....). Where do I get posting details please?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 14:16:40

From me my lovely, I shall PM you now thanks

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Two beautiful Angel Hugs arriving from the very lovely GetOnYourDancingShoes they are just perfect. Sincere thanks to her, photos already on our Facebook page MNWoollyHugs X

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MonroetoAngeline Tue 21-May-13 14:32:59

Thank you

MonroetoAngeline Thu 23-May-13 21:02:01

AngelHug finished, have just washed it so will post on Saturday. Going to get wool to do a LittleHug next

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 23-May-13 22:53:55

Lovely. Thank you so much. Am taking the Angel Hugs to the Brompton after Half Term so it will go to them then

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 29-May-13 06:45:24

Will be sewing our special labels on soon as they will be going later on next week I hope, just need to wait for our friend at the Brompton to come back from a holiday, then work out a date.


RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-May-13 16:29:36

Beautiful Angel Hug arriving from MonroetoAngeline tis perfect thanks

MOSagain Fri 31-May-13 09:48:18

just found some spare white from last one, do you still want squares as not competent enough to do a whole blanket blush

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