Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cushion Covers & Charity Bandages

Mum & I have been busy sewing items for my stall.  
All 12 of the aprons are now made, plus two sets of the following cushion covers. 
The most expensive part of the covers, were buying the inserts to go into them.  I managed to source 4 cushion inserts on eBay for $22.99 including postage.

Then last Saturday while out at Garage Sales, I came across this bag of crochet cotton for $3.
So I decided to make some "Leper Bandages" for a friend who has been nagging asking me for ages to knit up some for her charity.
Apparently, the more colourful the better, so the bag of "scraps" is ideal for this project. 
The bandages get sent to a remote part of India and she was pleased to tell me that her charity has now sent so many to this particular hospital, that the hospital no longer has to buy bandages.  She has even showed me photos that were sent back to her to show that the bandages are really used.

They are so simple to make..
Cast 22 stitches onto size 10 (3.25) needles, knit (garter stitch) for 1 metre... cast off, leaving last stitch,
then crochet 60 chain.. Sew all ends into bandage.

Until next post...

1 comment:

  1. Its nice to hear that you bandages made it to their destination and are being used.