Meetings are always open to one and all!
Bring your needles, hooks, thread, yarn and tales of woe and wonder. Stitch away while making new friends and learning unexpected things about crafting and the world.
10 March- Blue Pumpkin on 57, 6:30-8pm.
21 March- Farm to Table Restaurant, Street 360, 2-4
26 March -Java Cafe, Sihanouk Blv. 6:30-8pm
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We’ve started a Phnom Penh Stitch’n’Bitch group on Facebook….click here.
Join us there for updates, to chat, to ask questions or just to hang out.
Please join us for a gathering. We welcome everyone.
Meeting times this month are:
Saturday, 17 January between 2-5pm at Bloom Cafe
Wednesday, 28 January between 6:30-8:00 at Java Cafe
Please join us. Remember that Cambodian Creations has a terrific selection of yarn and needles at the store just across from Toul Sleng Museum. You can get started by buying the basic supplies there and we will teach you the skills you need to get started. You can even knit yourself a funky fresh dustmask or scarf for you to wear on your bicycle or moto during this very dry season!
We will only be having one meeting this month: Saturday, December 14 between 2-5 pm at Java Cafe.
Hope to see you there,
All of us
Dear needleworkers and friends,
We will be having two meetings this month:
Saturday November 15, 2-5pm at Feel Good Cafe Street 136
Wednesday, November 26, 6-8 pm at Java Cafe Southeros Bvld
Saturday’s session will be dedicated to stuffing the 32 knitted knockers we have on hand. Please come and help us give them some shape!
We had at least 10 knitters involved for this month from Malaysia, England and the US. We expect more to come in before mid-November and into 2015. Anyone can get them to us at any time- take a look at knitted knockers.org to learn more and contact us if you need specifics on delivery.
Thanks to Cambodia Knits for donating yarn and stuffing. The Cambodian Creations shop is selling a very soft and colorful cotton yarn, bamboo needles and other notions in their shop just across the street from Toul Sleng Museum.
We are launching a community knitting project for breast cancer awareness month. Knitted Knockers is an international project that works to provide women with hand-knitted and crocheted breast prostheses in 100% cotton yarn.
For October’s special project, we are meeting every Saturday afternoon in October at Feel Good Cafe, Street 136 (near riverside) between 2-5pm.
For those weeknight warriors, come and see us on Weds Oct 15 and Thurs Oct 30, 6:30 pm at Java Cafe.
Our goal in October: 50 knockers! These will be provided to women in Cambodia who have had mastectomies. We’re working in conjunction with the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE’s Breast Cancer Initiative, that provides education, screening and treatment to women who are poor. Read their recent newsletter here.
Cambodia Knits is donating yarn and stuffing and selling their lovely bamboo needles to make one. We will have materials to get you started at our first meeting in October. Crocheters are also welcome to join and we’ll have a few hooks for sale too. If you live in Phnom Penh and want to buy supplies, visit the Cambodia Knits shop on Street 113 just across from Toul Sleng.
Patterns are available here: http://www.knittedknockers.org/make-a-knocker/
For our needleworkers living outside of Cambodia, we will take the knockers anytime so get them to Cambodia Knits and they will help to pass them along. This project will make a difference. For only 2-3 hours of knit/crochet time, you can help a woman with a very special gift.
Here’s the September meeting schedule
Saturday, Sept 6 at Daughters Cafe, Street 178 Start at 2pm.
Tuesday, Sept 16 at Joma on Norodom. Start at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, September 25 at Java. Start at 6:30 pm.
We’re launching a new campaign–Knit a Knocker– to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Send an email to Cambodia Knits to receive a forward of our September Newsletter that has the details.