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Hello knitters,

Here is a great cause to donate your craft supplies or to get them, too! This is the message from the local charity group that helps African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

We are having our annual Fabric & Yarn Sale in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign again this year on April 28 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Dartmouth. We are looking for donations of  fabric, yarn, sewing, quilting and knitting supplies, notions and craft supplies.  We would also love to have your knitters come and purchase yarn for the various projects that you do.

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Hello, dear knitters!

A while ago I wrote a post about knitted breasts used as learning tools to teach new mothers about breastfeeding. Well, good news — there is a need for more!

This time the message comes from the Birthing Unit of the IWK Health Centre. The head of the Volunteer Resources asked for 30 (thirty!) knitted breasts so that every nurse could have one.

I think this is awesome and I would love to help. The problem is, I can’t make all of them in a timely manner. Anyone wants to pitch in? If yes, here is the pattern. Please leave a note in the comments below or send a message with the number of knitted breasts you plan to make.

Please use a variety of skin-coloured yarns and if you want to see possible modifications of the pattern for different breast types, please refer to the original post. Thank you!

You can drop off your knitted breast models at:

IWK Volunteer Resources
5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax, NS  B3K 6R8

or mail them to:

Volunteer Resources
IWK Health Centre
PO BOX 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

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Art on Argyle

PBJ Design is back at it again with yarn-bombing! This time around, they will be yarn-bombing Argyle Street, as a method of beautifying the construction-filled street and supporting the businesses during the streetscaping.
Each week, we bring a group down to a restaurant for a social, and then head outside to yarn-bomb the construction fence outside of the restaurant! Feel free to bring knitted or crocheted works, or just bring yourself and create the yarn art right on the fence.
Each event runs from 6-9 pm, with some snacks and yarn included. Join us!
Event schedule:
Wednesday, August 30th: Economy Shoe Shop
Tuesday, September 19th: The Bitter End
Tuesday, September 26th: The Loose Cannon

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