Monday, 3 August 2015

The Barkham Hookers Charity Calendar

The traditional WI /Cupcake shot...all cakes are crocheted of course!
We've finally done it...after a couple of years of just talking about it and several months of actually working on it, I am incredibly proud to announce the publication of the 2016 Barkham Hookers Charity Calendar!
There have been over 40 of us involved in the whole procedure, from deciding what to feature each month to crocheting the props to finding appropriate venues for taking the photos. A HUGE HUGE THANK YOU has to go to our very own in-house photographer, the very talented Sue Phelps from Sue Phelps Photography who worked tirelessly over many months to get all the photos taken and edited and sent to the printers. I am indebted to her and very proud to have worked with such a talented, kind and cheerful lady!
Here are some of us at the launch party (Sue is 6th from the left on the back row and I am on her right as you look at the photo...with a  glass and the calendar! )

This is our rather amazing Pixelated  Poppy Blanket that we have made over the last year to raise money for the Poppy Appeal and is featured in the Calendar for November of course. It is made up of 1,600 crocheted cotton squares made by over 40 of my group. The project was the brain-child of one of my group after another member had shared a similar pixelated picture found on Pinterest. We hope to raise thousands of pounds for the charity by asking people to sponsor a square . I do have big plans for the final resting place of the blanket so watch this space...
The launch party for the Calendar was at our local village hall in Barkham where I  hold my Wednesday sessions. The weather was gorgeous so we celebrated in style with bubbles, Pimms and strawberries.

All the profits from the sale of the calendars (@ £10 each) will be split between our two chosen charities which are The Link Visiting Scheme in Wokingham and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

They can be bought from my local Yarn Shop in Wokingham called 
from Lockey Farm shop in Arborfield, Barkham Post Office, Ashridge Farm Shop in Wokingham and also Nine Mile Ride Dentist in Finchampstead. 

Here's a couple of sneaky peeks...please do go and buy one or more to help us raise as much as we can for our well-deserved charities. xx
Festival Fever

September Sunflowers

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