We began knitting baby hats for the local Jessop Maternity Hospital in 2017 after founder, Val Jones, got talking to a midwife in the charity shop she was managing at the time. What started as a few friends knitting together has developed into a community of 60 + people who have collectively knitted 22,000 items for charity.

There are now eight different groups across Sheffield and Rotherham knitting for maternity units at Jessop, Kingsmill (Mansfield) and Lincoln. The organisation also works with local homeless charities, Shiloh and Archer Project knitting 1,975 hats and gloves for those in need. Most recently the group has been sending items to Ukrainian refugees.

The weekly sessions are a place for people to meet new friends in a welcoming, safe environment over tea and posh biscuits! Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, groups are free to attend and all materials and refreshments provided.

For beginner knitters we have a 10-week basic knitting course where you will learn how to knit a baby hat. After the course you can join one of the social knitting groups and learn further skills together.

If you would like to become part of the Heart of Knitting community then get in touch with Val on:
Tel: 07748561520        Email: Heartofknitting@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook for live updates on groups and other info: @heartofknitting

Co-op Local Community FundHeart of Knitting Group receive funding from the Co-op

We have been chosen to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund, and are delighted for the opportunity to be one of the chosen Co-op local causes. Find out how you can support us >

 

Heart of Knitting relies on funding to keep groups free for attendees to make sure no one is excluded from joining. It also allows us to get the wool and needles to make the items for charity. If you would like to support us to continue you can donate here via our paypal link >

Group schedule and location:

Monday:

10 – 11.30am
Basic knitting skills course
Bethesda Church

14.00 – 15.00am
Knitting group
Bethesda Church

15.30
Knitting group
Travellers Rest

19.00 – 20.00
Knitting group
Bethesda Church

Tuesday:

10 – 11.30
Knitting group
Bethesda Church

13.30 – 15.00
Knitting group
Dinnington (location tbc)

Thursday:
15.00 –17.00
Knitting group
Brinsworth Library

15.30 – 16.30
Knitting group
Wickersley Library

19.00 – 20.00
Knitting group
Grace Church, Handsworth