This week’s shipment of worry eaters and other therapy-doll bits to Knit-for-Nowt! The knitted underpants tie in with the NSPCC’s Pants Rule. Therapists use them with dolls to illustrate and talk about body privacy and good/bad touching, about telling an appropriate adult when something feels wrong, and in their work with children who have suffered sexual abuse.
Our mid-September 2021 box of handmade therapy items for Knit-for-Nowt. Two sewn worry monsters, one crocheted worry pig, some felt and crochet finger puppets, and a pile of knitted underpants and face masks.
This weekend the charity opened up to take new requests and had almost 1000 on the waiting list by Monday! Each request receives multiple items, so obviously they need loads of donations to meet demand!
Update Jan 2022: The charity is not currently accepting new makers. I have deleted a request for donations from this post.
Between April 2020 and August 2021, Helen made all these sewn Worry Monsters to donate to Knit-for-Nowt! Helen tried to explain her method of making them back in 2020 and the pattern/tutorial/guide is available as a .docx file from the Knit-For-Nowt website, but please note that the charity isn’t currently accepting donations from new makers as of January 2022.
Between the end of 2019 and August of 2020, Phyllis made all these crocheted worry monsters for Knit-for-Nowt! The pattern Phyllis came up with is available as a downloadable .docx file on the Knit-for-Nowt website, but please note that the charity isn’t currently accepting donations from new makers as of January 2022.