This beautiful little stone cottage [www.naturalhomes.org/leanach.htm] is Leanach Farmhouse in Culloden, Scotland. It has a rich history that included being used as a field hospital during the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Many centuries later the cottage now has a new red thatch made from heather. The cottage is loved and cared for by the National Trust using only natural materials.
Memory mitts provide something patients can hold and ‘twiddle’, helping to reduce anxiety and promote calm. Senior nurses at Poole Hospital are urging keen knitters to make and send in special ‘memory mitts’ to support the care of patients with dementia in hospital.
Twiddlemuffs sent in by one of our lovely volunteer knitters. Inspiration for our Voluntary Arts Week challenge - knit a twiddlemuff - send it to us at Knit for Peace and we'll send it out to a hospital for a dementia patient with restless hands. More information and a pattern on our website: http://www.knitforpeace.org.uk/category/blog/