Two of our current projects (July 09)

1. Knitting for premature babies in Jessop's Hospital, Sheffield and Rotherham Hospital

See Patterns for a pattern for the blanket as mentioned in the letter.
There is also a pattern for an 'Angel Pocket' for babies who sadly didn't make it.

Some clothes knitted for premature babies

Thank you letter from Jessops Hospital

2. Knitting blankets / shawls for the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital founded by Dr Hamlin

Patients of the Hamlin Hospital

The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, co-founded by Dr Catherine
Hamlin AC, treats 2,800 women suffering obstetric fistula every year.
This Australian Fund supports this work to help some of the most destitute women outcasts in one of the poorest countries in the world.

The pattern for this in bright colours knitted shawl/blanket is in the right column of the Patterns-page

Please read here more about the hospital and the fistula tragedy:

  1. Fistula Foundation
  2. Ethiopia Aid
teatowel made by the Hamlin patients The drawings on these
tea towels are the work of the patients at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. The tea towel represents the colours of the Ethiopian flag and the blue also represents the Hamlin Fistula logo. The drawings are printed on a square design reminiscent of the patient’s shawls.