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By Loving Hands, Oct 14 2015 08:09PM

It was another fantastic weekend at the Yarndale event in Skipton. There was a crowd of Loving Hands members who met up in one of the demo rooms to eat lunch together and chat and discuss purchases or try to decide what they were going to spend in the afternoon!

This show is definitely a regular one to look forward to each year, there really is something for anyone who has a yarny type hobby, knitting, crochet, tapestry, weaving, spinning it really covers it all.

And Skipton itself is well worth a visit, a lovely market town, castle, cafes, shops, and a discount wool shop as well, we were spoilt for choice!

By Loving Hands, Sep 22 2015 05:30PM

There are a quite a few of us heading up to Yarndale at Skipton on Saturday 26th September, we will be wearing a name badge so if you see any of us come and say hello!

We will be meeting for lunch in the workshop at around 12.30 (go through the main through the Yarndale hub you turn right and it is the workshop area on the right)

Yarndale is a fantastic show and if you have never been before it is well worth a visit! http://yarndale.co.uk/

By Loving Hands, Aug 13 2015 09:16AM

We have had it confirmed today that our new venue will be ready for us to start meeting there from this month, our next meeting Monday 24th August. It is a bigger room so hopefully we shall be able to welcome more new members!

The address is

Salvation Army Hall

Faraday Road


ST16 3NQ

It is very close to our old venue, and there is plenty of parking

By Loving Hands, Aug 1 2015 07:51PM

At the end of July Lou made a decision to retire, due to business, family commitments and poor health, she chose to hand the reins over to Kate Gaunt. Kate joined Loving Hands at the beginning of 2010 and has been an active member ever since. She joined for the same reason so many other members have - a love of knitting and a need for finding a good outlet for her work. She has also learnt how to crochet with the help of fellow members.

She is a member of the busy Shires Loving Hands Group that meets in Stafford once a month, coordinating deliveries to Operation Orphan amongst other things.

When the Sun contacted Lou in May 2015 to ask if we would work alongside them for their knitting campaign after Princess Charlotte was born Lou asked Kate to step in and be the face of Loving Hands and liaise with the newspaper. She had also been answering Loving Hands emails, taking in boxes of donations for sorting and onwards distribution for some time.

She says "I am proud to have been entrusted with looking after Loving Hands and appreciate all that Lou has done over the years, setting it up, welcoming us all as we joined, bringing us all together and helping so many places all over the world. By the way I don't usually look as glamorous as this photo shows, it was the one taken for the Sun and I had been tidied up by a lovely make-up artist!"