Made by Mumsnetters for Mumsnetters.
‘Pieces of patchwork
We stitch ourselves together
Bound by common threads.’
The beautiful blankets shown through this website have been made by a community of Mumsnetters wanting to show their love and support to fellow Mumsnetters and their families facing heartbreaking and devastating loss. Some contribute by crafting, others by donating funds or wool, all playing a full part, It is hoped that the blankets can offer some comfort to the families. If they get one ounce of love from their blanket then it’s all worth it.
The blankets have come to be known as Woolly Hugs.
“Mumsnet is sometimes accused of being shouty and cross (and it can be) but put simply, there are few better places to get support when you need it most. These blankets and the work and love behind them shows just how much of a community Mumsnet really is.” Justine Roberts, April 2012, CEO and Co-Founder www.mumsnet.com & www.gransnet.com
From our lovely crafters
“When I’ve finished my not very well knitted squares, I sort of sigh and think, well they aren’t very good, but you look at the picture of the finished blanket, and you really ‘get’ it. The whole thing, so various and beautiful, the feelings behind it, so many people contributing, wanting to send comfort and love.”
“My wool has just arrived! The colours are beautiful, pink and blue. Please tell my donor I am proud to knit with it on behalf of us both. There is something incredibly special about receiving this wool from a friend I don’t know and to be doing something so precious with it. Big big thanks…..”
Of our lovely Donors
Donors generously enable others to join in who otherwise couldn’t afford to take part in the project. Sometimes these donors are actually crafting on the project themselves, they just help others out too. Sometimes they help out more than one person. Often though it does mean that people who don’t have knitting or crochet skills can still support the blanket for a family. An absolutely marvellous thing.
“I actually think the whole donor aspect epitomises the whole “pulling together” aspect. All those balls of wool ordered in one place and delivered to another to be turned into a square.”