September Monthly Meeting – Twiddlemuffs

puckeridge-wi-twiddlemuffsEvery year we try and include a charity crafting session in our programme.   In the past we have made pillowcase dresses for the Dress a Girl Around the World charity, and nose bands for abused horses and donkeys.   This year we decided to make twiddlemuffs as it ties in well with the national federation resolution of better care for dementia patients in hospitals.   Twiddlemuffs are usually knitted tubes with various embellishments sewn on to them which dementia patients find calming to fiddle with.

Over the summer, the knitters in the group made the blank knitted base pieces, and then everyone sat round at the meeting sewing on donated buttons, zips, ribbons and other textured items.puckeridge-wi-twiddlemuffs-notions

One twiddlemuff has already been donated to a local day care centre where a couple of our members work.   The others will be given to a local representative from the Dementia Friends programme once they have been finished.

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