It’s safe to say we all have a lot more free time on our hands at the moment. So it’s good timing that Give a Knit, a new knitting and crochet charity scheme, launches today (19 March 2020)
Give a Knit, founded by creatives Chloe Bishop and Tasmin Lobley, at digital agency Waste, aims to benefit the mental health of people around the globe by teaching them to knit or crochet a teddy bear. Once the bear is finished, it will be donated to HIHFAD, a UK registered charity supporting displaced children in Syria.
Creative types looking for something to stimulate their mind and pass the time can order a Bertie Bear kit from Give a Knit’s online shop, which contains recycled yarn and all the materials needed to create a soft toy. All profits from the shop go to HIHFAD, along with any finished teddy bears Give a Knit receive back in the post. Return labels are free of charge.
Tasmin Lobley, art director at Waste and founder of Give a Knit, said: ‘Our aim has always been to help people unwind through knitting and crochet, and turn the output into a force for good.
Now more so than ever we need to keep our minds happy and healthy, and during this particularly stressful time of self-isolation and social distancing, this is a great way to maintain positive mental health and do good.”
You can purchase a Bertie Bear Kit from www.giveaknit.co.uk for £15, or download a pattern for £4.
Give a Knit can be found on Instagram at @wearegiveaknit
Source: Give a Knit