Unforunately I can't work out how to attach the flyer that promotes details of this event but if you contact Fiona either through Ravelry or by email I'm sure she'll kindly send it out to you electronically or in the post if you prefer.
I've posted on Ravelry for SK readers who might have unwanted free-gifts in need of a good home to support this new venture by donating small knitty/haby notions and would be pleased if knitters could knit and donate some felted heart corsages from the super pattern that the lovely Ben has designed on behalf of the Charity for its exclusive use.
Please contact myself or Fiona for the pattern ahead of it being added to the Ravelry pattern database OR wait until it is available to download for free.
For some weeks now I have got behind this venture putting together quite a lot of information and introducing people and helping to form contacts and do hope that the venture takes off and is successful, a newsletter will be published and, again, if you would like to be included please contact Fiona for details. Don't forget to remind her from whom/where you learned of this. I am trying very hard to get a good Ravelry presence as I feel that this is the perfect and indeed only! place that brings together such a terrific bunch of knitting, knitters and resources in one completely brilliant forum and format. If you are a Ravelry member already, kindly "friend" Fiona as she is hoping if it creates sufficient interest a Heart Rhythm Charity "group" will be created on Ravelry to provide one single place for all interested parties to share information and join in with future fund raising ventures. And! if you are not! yet? then WHY not! hop over and JOIN! its FREE! its FUN! and its THE place for knitters!!
Ok, the pattern is in the final stages of being "poshed" up to a fab PDF format and will be available very soon - in the meantime here are some photographs I took to help illustrate the various stages of the knitting, felting and finishing of this super Felted Heart Corsage pattern:
|knit till central 3stitches|
|repeat until 3st remain|
|"roughly square shape" pick up stitches over top two sides|
|distribute sts evenly with central one at top corner|
|work the first "bump" before repeating to create second "bump"|
|work both "bumps" then cast off (or draw up using yarn threaded)|
|I chose to thread yarn and "gather" each "bump" for ease of shaping|
|stitch to secure the bump into a rounded shape|
|then continue to stitch down rolling indented part inwards slightly|
|completed knitted sewn heart|
|"felt" the heart in washing machine to produce solid fabric|
|embellish to taste|
|sew a brooch bar at back to finish|
|create several using oddments of "wool"|
|have FUN with beads, ribbons and threads!|