Crafting for the NHS

Ditzy Rose Makery delivered our first batch of locally-crafted Headbands and Laundry scrubs bags to nurses at the Countess of Chester Hospital in mid-April, for which they were very grateful as their ears have been getting sore from the necessity of constantly wearing facial protective masks.

We assembled a small virtual team from our regular weekly Knit and Natter sessions, Patchwork group and sewing classes, who are dedicating time during their isolation to sew and make items which we have donated to our local hospital. This was to recognise our key workers during this challenging time and to thank them for the work they are doing.

We’d like to say thank you to our amazing key workers and NHS staff. We’d also like to thank our small army of sewing bees who have helped!

Early in 2020 The Ditzy Rose Makery was a creative hub for providing crafted items to help with the wildlife and conservation disaster which befell much of the Australian eco-system.

On 14th March 2020 and following guidelines from Public Health England and HM Government, we took the difficult decision to close our doors. This has meant an instant postponement of all our popular craft workshops and local activities.

Since then, we have provided a free local delivery service to provide gifts, greetings cards and crafts to people in the locality at risk or in isolation.

A new range of craft kits, to support local makers also impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and its ensuing necessary restrictions, has also begun to be provided with craft kits and craft boxes available online.

We’d like to wish you well at this moment in time, stay safe.