What are Twiddle-muffs & why am I making them?
For those of you who don’t know me in person, in March 2016 I started a knit, crochet and craft community in York called The York KnitWits. Our online community has over 250 members and we meet twice weekly to stitch and bitch! The York KnitWits and its ever growing number of members support local charities by making items that can be of assistance to the great work they do. Recently we supported Bundles of Joy by making cardigans, blankets, hats and boots for them to gift in hampers to expectant parents who need support. It’s time now to support another charity and after much deliberation we have decided to make Twiddle-muffs for dementia patients. So, without further ado, get raiding your button jars, your bead draws, your yarn stash, and find all that ribbon you’ve had hidden away – it’s time to make a Twiddle-muff.
Twiddle-muffs are being used in dementia wards across the country as the buttons, beads, ribbons, and textured yarn on the Twiddle -muffs offer distraction and stimulation to those with dementia.
These creations are SO easy to make and you can have so much fun in the process; they consist of a crocheted rectangle which is covered in buttons, beads, pom-poms, ribbon and trimmings, they are then sewn into a muff by making one seam! So let your creativity run wild and help a dementia patient in the process.
If you would like to send your finished twiddle-muff to The York KnitWits so that it can be distributed to hospitals and care-homes in the region, please send me a message via the ‘contact’ page: The York KnitWits would be grateful to receive your contribution.
Why not tweet us a picture of your finished Twiddle-muff! (@TheYorkKnitWits)