York Learning’s autumn Community Crafts project is fast becoming an annual event! Our learners and members of the local community sew, craft, applique, knit and crochet Christmas stockings that, once completed, will be filled with sweets and distributed through York Food banks, IDAS (the Independent Domestic Abuse Service) and other local York Homeless charities. Last year, we collected and filled over 700 stockings!
Make a stocking – either on your own, or as part of a group. Each stocking should be no more than 35cm long & 20cm wide if possible. Lots of templates are available on the internet, we don’t mind which you use – as long as your stocking matches our dimensions. Send us your photos both during and after making & we’ll pop them on Twitter & Facebook to inspire others. Anyone that doesn’t want to ‘make’ can donate sweets (as long as they are pre-wrapped, not home made and in date) or stationery – pens, pencils, notebooks… anything that will fit inside a stocking. Completed stockings need to be dropped off at the York Learning desk at West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA, or at your local library by 30 November 2018. Please contact me, Claire Douglas, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07990 774420.