Bungay knitters get set for first exhibition with a good yarm
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A group of dedicated knitters who meet in Bungay once a week are taking part in the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers Exhibition for the first time this year.
The Bungay branch of the Norfolk Knitters has been running for about a year, and is made up of 12 members ranging from their mid 50s up to 89-years-old.
The women, who meet at The Old Bank vintage tearoom in Bungay every Tuesday morning, are part of the 1,672 knitters across the county who knit for charity with the club.
Ann Wornell, who runs the Bungay group, said: “It’s called the Norfolk Knitters but it really should be called the ‘Norfolk Natterers’!
“It is a chance for us to do something worthwhile and meet like-minded people.
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“It is the first year we are taking part and we have all been knitting frantically.”
The grand exhibition will be held at Dereham Memorial Hall from 10am to 5pm. Groups from across the county will be showing off their wide range of knitted items which will then be sold in aid of their chosen charities.
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The Bungay group have chosen to support PACT Animal Sanctuary, and have been knitting dog coats and blankets for the animals and children’s clothes and teddies to be sold in support of charity funds.
As well as supporting PACT the group also knit items for the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal, premature baby units, and other local charities throughout the year.
Sue Watts, who runs the tearoom with her husband said: “They knit for charity so the least we can do is host them each week and whenever I can I sit down and join in with the knitting.”