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Natter while you knit - and celebrate our anniversary

This is the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s 60th year, and to celebrate we are putting on lots of exciting and fun events.

Part of this will be ‘Woolly Woodland Trails’, where woolly animals, fungi, and insects will be installed along nature trails on Trust reserves for visitors to enjoy. But we need woolly animals!

If you enjoy knitting and/or crochet, please help us by making some woolly woodland animals, fungi, and insects for us to install on a trail for visitors to enjoy.

On Saturday 20 February we are holding a ‘Knitter Natter’ drop in session between 10am and 4pm at the Volunteer Training Centre (VTC), Rutland Water, LE15 8AD that is on the road leading to Hambleton off the A606.

We would like as many people as possible to pop in and make a little animal, or even two! Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided! No need to book, just drop in at any time during the day!

Patterns and stuffing will be provided but you will need to bring: knitting needles, double knitting or four ply wool (not acrylic yarn), any other patterns you would to use.

Most patterns are small and simple to make – beginners are welcome!

If you cannot come on the day, but would like to make some animals at home, please do! They can be dropped off at the VTC any time before the end of February or sent to the Trust main office in Soar Lane, Leicester before Easter.

You can find more information about the project and some handy knitting and crochet patterns here.

To ensure that we don’t have too many of the same animal, please could you let the Trust know what you plan to make. For more information, or to let us know what you are making, please call Nathalie on 0116 248 7362 or email [email protected]

We aim to reuse the items for our junior wing, Wildlife Watch, and schools outreach programme, but if this is not possible, we plan to compost as many of the items as possible.  

Unfortunately we will not be able to return the items to you and we will not be able to tell you exactly where your item will be placed.  

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