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Florence the Sheep - a suffragist

Florence knew it was a very important year

Florence is a sheep who knows her own mind. She firmly believes that for everything that has gone before, you should vote, have a voice and stand up for what you think is right.

Today marks 100 years since UK women, who met the right criteria, gained the right to vote. It was another 10 years before all women were given the vote, on equal terms with men.

The fight for equality continues.

 

 

 

 

 

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Crochet midwife

Did someone call?

With Call the Midwife back on our TV screens, it reminded me of this little lady, who I made a while back for a campaign highlighting the shortage of midwives in the UK.

The Knitted Midwife campaign has finished now, but you can still read all about it and see photos of some of the 500 knitted and crocheted midwives that were made. If you fancy making one for yourself, I based mine on this free pattern.

I wonder where she lives now?

 

 

The Doughnuts of Oz

There must be something in the air because a second theatrical enterprise recently put out a request for volunteers to send in crocheted cakes for their upcoming Christmas show. Having enjoyed crocheting cakes for Scottish theatre company Starcatchers, I thought I’d make some more.

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The Big Knit 2017

p1200658At the end of 2015 I crocheted some woolly hats for the big knit, a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks that helps vulnerable older people. Every time innocent sells a little bottle of drink wearing a hat, they donate 25p to Age UK to help keep older people warm and well over winter. Since 2003 they’ve raised an astonishing £1.9m from the 6 million hats that have been sent – incredible!  Continue reading