Here at Deramores, the UK’s award-winning knitting & crochet retailer, we aim to support our community in a variety of different ways.
This April, we are asking you to help nominate a Knitting/Crochet group you think we should donate to. From 1st April to 30th June, we are donating 1p for every ball of Deramores Studio purchased, this will be going to your chosen Knitting/Crochet Club. At the end of June 2019, we will send our donation to your chosen Knitting/Crochet Club to spend as they wish, whether it be social activities, supplies or events.
Help us shortlist to two clubs of your choice by heading over to our Facebook and suggest clubs you think should receive this donation by commenting on our supporting local clubs post.
Why do Knitting and Crochet groups matter?
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or you’re about to knit your 30th jumper; these groups offers the chance for individuals to share skills and learn together. It’s happened to us all where we are half way through something and then you are in a struggle working out how to do the next step. However, through the use of Knitting/Crochet groups, you are able to ask for advice and support to help gain knowledge whilst having fun sharing your projects.
This is a great way to combine a variety of different individuals together to bond through just the hobby of knitting/crochet.
How can Knitting/Crochet have a positive impact on you?
Studies carried out by bodies including the Mayo Clinic, the Harvard Medical School and even the NHS have found solid correlations between handicrafts and medical and physical health. Back in 2007, Harvard Medical School published a paper that found knitting reduced the heart rate by as much as 11 beats per minute, reducing anxiety and creating what it calls an enhanced rate of calm.
Anyone suffering from chronic pain through, for example, arthritis or rheumatism might think that knitting would be that last thing that could help. However, the evidence suggests otherwise. The repetitive movements can help keep joints and muscles active, reducing the effects of certain conditions.
In addition, the mental relaxation provided triggers the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that brings natural feelings of wellbeing, pain reduction and can even help your body maintain better sleep cycles.
More information on the positive effects of Knitting and Crochet can be found here: https://www.deramores.com/blogs/deramores-blog/mental-health-blog
How do I nominate?
So, head over to our Facebook now and nominate a chosen group for them to be in with the chance of receiving 1p of every ball of Deramores Studio Sold!
Winners will be announced on the 31st of April so stay tuned.
And the Winner is...
Blue Light Babies ended on a significant lead, winning a donation that amounts to 1p of every ball of Studio Dk sold between April 1st 2019 and June 30th 2019.
However, the founder of the Blue Light Babies group, empathizing with the struggles of smaller groups who are also contributing to good causes made the generous gesture of splitting the grand total with the contenders, Warm Baby Project.
Both groups are delighted with the support they have received in the knitting and crochet community and will use the funding to continue their good work.
The final amount will be announced on July 1st.