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Woolly Hugs: Little Hugs. Crafting away.

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KnottyLocks Tue 19-Feb-13 13:10:04

A new thread as we've managed to fill up two already smile

The project launch thread can be found here

The second thread is here

This is an ongoing project so Little Hugs can be made and sent to us at anytime. We will suggest posting dates from time to time to collect batches for sending off to Yorkhill Hospital.

Photographs of our Little Hugs can be found on our Woolly Hugs website and on our Facebook page, MNWoollyHugs.

The basic aim is to provide little blankets and quilts that give comfort to babies and small children who are seriously ill in hospital.

This is the continuation of Phase 1 of the project.

How you can get involved:

You can help by either making a complete Little Hug
By making 6" squares using Stylecraft Special DK yarn or Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, Rowan Cashsoft DK and Sublime Extra Fine Merino wool DK

For all of the Little Hugs:

Minimum size: 18 inches by 18 inches
For example, that's 3x3 6 inch squares with a small edge.
If you would like to make a blanket or quilt that is bigger, that would be lovely too.

Colours: Your choice!
We'd like to be able to provide a range of Little Hugs suitable for boys and girls.
If you would like to make something specifically for a boy or girl, that would also be lovely.

Things to avoid:
Sequins and beads
Any embellishments that could scratch delicate skin or could be swallowed.
If using applique, it needs to be firmly stitched on with no hard edges.

Materials and ideas:
Woolly Blankets:
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK, a soft, non-scratchy acrylic that is a very reasonable £1.60 - £2 for 100g ball.
Pure cotton DK
If you would like to make a whole blanket, you could use a different weight yarn and a yarn other than those above. The essential thing is that it needs to be soft against sensitive and delicate skin and that it can be machine washed.

Quilts and stitched blankets:
Pure cotton and good quality fleece. The cotton can be from recycled sources.
We suggest that you wash both separately before sewing to allow for any difference in shrinkage.
Traditional style quilts, from simple square designs to more complex patterns
Cotton edged fleeces, with or without appliqué
Quilt and fleece combination: quilted front with a fleece back

If you would like to contribute towards materials, you can either donate via Paypal here on our Woolly Hugs website with a message letting us know which project you are donating to. If you do not have Paypal, please PM RatherBeOnThePiste as we have other ways that you can donate.
Without our donors, our projects really wouldn't happen. You are as vital to them as the crafters and materials. Bless you.

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

As ever, thanks for your support. You are all complete stars thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 19-Feb-13 13:14:04

Pistey will be along at some point..... hopefully!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Feb-13 14:04:36

And here I am smile

KnottyLocks Tue 19-Feb-13 14:05:21

See? grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Feb-13 14:16:40

A huge thank you to everyone for taking part in this ongoing project. Folk really are marvellous. thanks

Yes, please do PM me if I can help in any way, and when you are ready to post squares or a complete Little Hug I can send you all posting information.

And once again, a huge thank you. We know how special these Hugs are to those who receive them. So bless you X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Feb-13 14:17:28

Magic innit? grin

KnottyLocks Tue 19-Feb-13 14:43:44

It really is! smile

GlaikitFizzog Tue 19-Feb-13 16:55:21

Is this a private party or can anyone Jin?

GlaikitFizzog Tue 19-Feb-13 16:55:46

confused Jin? Join!

Woolfey Tue 19-Feb-13 17:06:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KnottyLocks Tue 19-Feb-13 20:04:21

Oooo Gin Fizzy. Fabulous.

Also smashing with Wodka

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Feb-13 20:05:42

Someone say Gin Fizz?

Don't mind if I do smile

GlaikitFizzog Tue 19-Feb-13 20:52:01

JD girl here! I'm rock and roll! Whilst knitting dragons!

GlaikitFizzog Wed 20-Feb-13 17:00:11

Can someone remind me of the place to buy stuffing please? Dragon part durex is almost done! And I have a few other bitties needing stuffing for DS! So I probably need quite a bit!

HairyPotter Wed 20-Feb-13 17:09:34

Ok I know I haven't been around much, although I am attempting a Billie's blanket very very slowly but what the actual Jeff is a Durex Dragon Fizzy?

GlaikitFizzog Wed 20-Feb-13 17:12:38

Oh shit!! I was trying to be continental! Part deux! blush

I'm the girl who walks through a room all dressed up beaming with confidence, only to be told once I sit down my skirts tucked in my knickers! True story that!!

FairyJen Wed 20-Feb-13 17:14:41

Rather stupid question but when you say quilts do you mean patchwork quilts? I'm making one for dd and have lots of spare fabric is this is what you mean when I've finished hers ( providing its not awful ) I'm happy to make more I've really enjoyed it!

Of you don't mean patchwork then just ignore blush

NotADragonOfSoup Wed 20-Feb-13 17:16:10

Durex dragon!


nickelbabe Wed 20-Feb-13 17:27:51

signing in!

HairyPotter Wed 20-Feb-13 17:35:19

Oh [disappointed face] Durex Dragon sounded so much more fun.

I came out of the loo on my farking wedding day with my dress tucked into my knickers blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 20-Feb-13 19:08:32

Big bloody arf at Durex Dragon grin

[wipes tears of laughter away]

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 20-Feb-13 19:09:52

Fairy There most definitely is a place for cotton fabric type quilts, we'd love to have you on board.

Wolfcub Wed 20-Feb-13 20:49:12

evening all, loving the durex dragon wink

KnottyLocks Wed 20-Feb-13 20:53:49

Hahahahaha Durex Dragon.....

<le snort>


KnottyLocks Wed 20-Feb-13 20:56:02

FairyJen, there are pics on our website and on Facebook , MNWoollyhugs, of quilts made so far. Lovely of you to join us.

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