Octopus for a Preemie

Many of you will be familiar with

Octopus for a Preemie

and we know that many of you are making these fabulous creatures.

The octopuses are created to help support premature babies through their first struggles. Knitted and crocheted octopi tentacles resemble the umbilical cord which comforts and soothes the baby, therefore reducing the risk of them pulling or removing the tubes and leads.    We have lots of gorgeous 100% cotton, approved yarns in store to make your octopus, along with many of your favourite crochet hooks!

Our local coordinator is Zena Kay, and she coordinates the collection for both Milton Keynes and Stoke Mandeville hospitals, who need an average of 70 Octopuses every month!

Zena and the girls will be returning to The Spotted Sheep Studio on

Saturday 12th October, 2.15pm ish! onwards.

to give help and advice on making your octopus whether it is knitted or crocheted. So come along, learn more about the charity and get tips and hints for making sure your octopus is just right!  

If you are interested in coming, please contact Zena on 07944127756 to confirm your place, as the available space naturally limits the numbers!!

If you would like more information on the charity and benefits of the octopus campaign you can get it here http://octopusforapreemie.com/