A group of like-minded and nimble fingered Warrington residents are making a difference to children in Warrington and Halton Hospitals by producing hundreds of hand puppets for young patients. Now they are looking for more knitters to boost their group.
The group, called Knit and Natter, meet every Tuesday morning at Stockton Heath Library and have produced hundreds of hand-made puppets for young patients in hospital.
They natter as they knit – and the results of their weekly get together are helping young children in our local hospitals.
Handing young patients a knitted puppet to play with whilst in hospital has created a great response and as well as providing endless fun it can also help staff engage with the children.
Lisa Espin, Lead LiveWire Advisor for Lymm and Stockton Heath Libraries, said: “LiveWire wanted to do something different to bring more people into the library, so the Knit and Natters group was formed. Since they started in March 2017, the knitting needles have been working ferociously at the Tuesday catch-ups.
“Everyone is at a different level and has different reasons for knitting, but they help each other to create their own little masterpiece in wool.
“The puppet creations have proved to be really successful. It’s really amazing how something as simple as a handmade toy puppet can bring such comfort to a child.”
The Stockton Heath Library Knit and Natter group has been going for 19 months and meet between 10.30am and 12.00pm at Stockton Heath Library every Tuesday throughout the year.
It provides the members the chance to have a good chat whilst they put their knitting skills to great use. From jumpers to scarves and babies’ bonnets to puppets, women from across the town have been gathering to swap tips and exchange ideas.
Now they are looking for more knitters to boost their group. Residents interested in joining the Knit and Natter group should visit Stockton Heath Library at 10:30am on Tuesday morning or call the library on 01925 261148.