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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.

thanks thanks thanks

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

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

KnottyAndPistey Thu 01-May-14 16:53:51

Afternoon brew Lambrini - hope you got the address PM the other day?


headlesslambrini Fri 02-May-14 17:56:09

Yes I did thanks. Its in the post so hopefully you will have it soon.

KnottyAndPistey Sat 03-May-14 09:42:18

Thanks lovely, you are a star x

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 21-May-14 08:57:39

Morning smile brew brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 11-Jun-14 20:37:46

The next collection of Angel Hugs is going to be delivered to our friends at the Brompton tomorrow. Love in every stitch for those who will receive them, they are in our thoughts xx

Thank you to all crafters and donors for supporting this project. Our next deadline for posting Angel Hugs is Wednesday 1st October.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Jun-14 09:07:32

Morning smile

fanjodisfunction Tue 17-Jun-14 11:23:52

Have one angel hug done just completing another all in memory of my ophelia.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Jun-14 14:43:59

Beautiful Ophelia xxxx

Thank you lovely thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jul-14 09:38:01

Morning smile brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Aug-14 09:53:02

Morning smile

Beautiful Angel Hugs have been arriving for families at the Brompton. Heartfelt thanks, this is an amazing thing you do. thanks

thanks a lovely Woolly Hugger who wishes to remain anonymous

You are a star thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 02-Aug-14 12:59:24

A beautiful knitted Angel Hug arriving today for the Brompton Hospital in London, it comes from the very lovely SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius, it is just perfect, heartfelt thanks to her.


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-Oct-14 11:35:13

Last posting for the next collection of Angel Hugs is Saturday 7th February 2015. Please message us for posting information. THANK YOU.


KnottyAndPistey Thu 09-Oct-14 08:17:15

The next collection of Angel Hugs are going to our friends at the Brompton Hospital this morning. There is certainly love in every stitch. Our thoughts are with the families who will receive them. xxx


Allalonenow Thu 13-Nov-14 18:19:56

Is the address for the Angel Hugs the same as the usual one for the squares please?
I sent a PM the other day but it must have got lost in the ether, prolly been sent to the robot probe on the comet grin

Thank you!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 13-Nov-14 19:08:23

Oooo All - so sorry, haven't had a PM from you recently sad

Yes please lovely, it is the same address, thank you so much xxx

Allalonenow Thu 13-Nov-14 19:51:52

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly Pistey, I'll get it parceled up and let you know when I've posted it, think it's going to be next week now.

It's the largest thing I've knitted, so I'm pleased with myself to have finished it at long last, I get the World's Slowest Knitter prize grin

All x

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 05-Jan-15 17:19:00


Beautiful Angel Hugs arriving..

Just perfect. A beautifully knitted Angel Hug arriving from the very lovely SpiralArchitect. Enormous thanks to her. xx


RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 15-Mar-15 12:27:57

On this Mothers’ Day, we send our love to all families within our Woolly Hugs’ community for whom this will be a day touched with sadness.

Thinking of all those families who have received our Angel Hugs, andall our crafters and donors who are missing someone they love too.
Sending strength, love and huge hugs.

Our thoughts are with you.

Pistey and Knotty xx


KnottyAndPistey Sun 26-Apr-15 16:40:50

This is a plea for help with our Angel Hug project, as at the moment it looks unlikely we will have enough for our next collection. Last posting is June 6th, so a while off we understand, but we feel we need to ask for help, a bit of a rally if you like.

We do have stylecraft available if donor yarn helps you join. The most enormous heartfelt thanks from us. thanks

All welcome to join, crafting info is in the OP - do message us if we can help you. Thank you again thanks

PurpleFrog Sun 26-Apr-15 17:54:39

I'll do one - I had been meaning to do one soon, anyway. I should have enough white stylecraft.

KnottyAndPistey Sun 26-Apr-15 18:10:51

That really is so kind Purple thank you thanks

DontCallMeBaby Sun 26-Apr-15 19:31:06

I'll do one, been meaning to return to Hugs for a while. I've got a good amount of white Stylecraft, so I'll see how I get on.

Mhw02 Sun 26-Apr-15 19:37:16

I should be able to make one or two. I'm getting on pretty well with my Chernobyl blanket so I think I'll have plenty of time (if I crochet rather than knit!) especially as the Angel Hugs are only small.

KnottyAndPistey Sun 26-Apr-15 20:06:24

Thank you both so much, we are just overwhelmed with everyone's kindness. xx


RiaOverTheRainbow Mon 27-Apr-15 02:51:51

Signing in. Does anyone know roughly how many balls of stylecraft go into a knitted hug?

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