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This community project uses knitted squares from the public to create blankets for people going through active cancer treatment. A cancer diagnosis and treatment is extremely hard. It can have a horrendous effect on your body and mental health and make you feel terribly alone. The blankets we craft will act as a little reminder that people aren’t going through this journey alone, their Nightingale community is with them.

We have had squares from all over the world of varying designs, styles and colours but they all have one think in common; they’re made with love.

If you can knit or crochet then we’d love to have one of your squares to put into our next blanket. Our Knit and Natter group find 8×8 inch double knit square the easiest to work with but we do accept and any all squares! Your square can represent what brings you comfort, joy or inspires you. Squares will be joined together by our Knit and Natter Group to create as many blankets as possible.

If you’re sending in a square please include a Stitches of Support Form so we know where they’ve come from!

SQUARES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Helen O
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Helen O
Helen O

“Oh I have my crocheted blanket with me and everyone admires it. It’s been a great comfort”

Marina J
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Marina J
Marina J

One of the many gifts from our dear old Nightingale Cancer support Centre – and support in so many ways. The blanket reminds me of hope for the future and hopefully many more happy years to come.

Eudine W
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Eudine W
Eudine W

I recently had one of the blankets. I love it and it’s very cosy. This is a very thoughtful gesture. Greatly appreciate all the effort and hard work put into this.

Stitches of Support At Craftworks

Craftworks in an exhibition hosting the very best of arts, craft and design. Situated in Shoreditch Hall, showcasing a mix of traditional and contemporary makers from every discipline of the craft sector.

Craft Really Works is a collection of projects and approaches from all parts of the UK that are focused on the positive side effects of crafting. This is where our beautiful Stitches Of Support blanket and squares where displayed. Each of the different projects had their own story behind them; celebrating heritage, health and wellbeing, and positive changes to the community.

We were delighted to be part of this incredible exhibition and hope the loving work from everyone who is part of Stitches of Support has encouraged people to use their creativity to help others.

We recently visited North Middlesex Hospital to give out Stitches of Support Blankets

We Love Our Blankets

I recently had one of the blankets. I love it and it’s very cosy. This is a very thoughtful gesture. Greatly appreciate all the effort and hard work put into this.

Maulene

My husband who has stage  4 stem cell cancer is using this lovely, hand-knitted blanket to keep himself warm during these difficult days.

Sandra

One of the many gifts from our dear old Nightingale Cancer Support Centre – and support in so many ways. The blanket reminds me of hope for the future and hopefully many more happy years to come.

Marina

I was delighted with my gift of a ‘stitches of support blanket’. What a fabulous idea, a hand made beautifully crafted crochet blanket, made with such thoughtfulness and kindness, it was very gratefully received and will no doubt get a lot more use this winter!

Ann

I think the Stitches of Support are doing a wonderful job and the time and energy that is put into creating a wonderful warm blanket, This with no doubt is very time consuming and the amount of work that is put into it to create a very colourful blanket. I have been using mine whilst watching television to keep me warn. I have also used in the car when travelling a
bit further a field.

Maria
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A special thanks to…

We’ve had so many wonderful knitting clubs send us squares and blankets and companies send us wool. So a big thank you to Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield Knit and Natter, Knoll Yarns, Blacker Yarns, Clay Hill WI