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Hello! My name's Alice and I'm a campaigner with the charity Age UK. I'm very new to the craft scene (and to this forum) but I thought I'd mention Age UK's latest campaign, Spread the Warmth, because it involves... knitting! You may have seen the recent figures that 24,000 older people could die from the cold this winter. But basically it doesn't have to be this way: with proper insulation nearly all homes could be made much warmer, and many deaths could be prevented. This is why Age UK is calling on the Government to invest in making millions of homes much more energy efficient using the money it is already receiving in carbon taxes. This would be enough to pay for energy efficiency measures in at least 9 million homes over the next 15 years. As part of our campaign, we're inviting people to knit a square with a house on it and the message: 'Warm homes now', and send it to their local MP. We've produced a leaflet with instructions and an easy-to-follow knitting pattern.There's more information here on our website. Anyway do let me know what you think! Thanks, Alice. Warm_Homes_campaign_knitting_leaflet.pdf
Jennifer LGC/Papercrafter posted a topic in Knitting ClubsHello everybody! I write for Let's Get Crafting: Knitting and Crochet magazine! We're expanding our letters page and are now looking for knitting/crochet groups to write to us with their pictures, telling us what you've been up to. Whether you've been knitting for charity or any other campaigns, just for fun, or have created something from LGC - then we can't wait to hear! If you're featured, you will win a bundle of luxury yarn loveknitting.com . Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - it will be lovely to hear from you. X
Jennifer LGC/Papercrafter posted a topic in Knitty ChatHello all! Over at Let's Get Crafting: Knitting and Crochet we've been wondering what you do with your knitting projects once you've completed them. Whether you feature the majority of your projects around the home making the perfect finishing touches, give them to friends or family as gifts, or donate them to charity... then we want to know. It won't take a minute guys we'd love to hear. PLUS, your responses will be featured in the next issue Let's Get Crafting too. Thank you, LGC Knitting and Crochet.