Preparations for a Celebratory Event

After a busy and sucessful open studio, we are now busily preparing for the celebratory event for the end of our 'Knitting Communities Together' project. This project involved us teaching staff, who support adults with learning disabilities, how to knit, crochet and weave.

These new skills were then used to enhance the workplace environment and to create sensory experiences, including a 10 foot long sensory wall/blanket.

Another part of this project looked at the benefits of interacting with the local community. A number of items such as a bunting and blankets have been made and will be distributed to local community groups.

Our thanks go out to our Knit2gether Birstall/Belgrave group and the Knitting Guerillas of Blighty who helped us make the sensory wall/blanket, Leanne Robinson, Service Development Coordinator, staff and service users who benefited from participation and the Leicester City Council Charnwood Community ward who funded this project.

Photography (c) Jacqui Booth