Make a Beeline is a Knit and Knatter community project run throughout 2019 by a pair known as the Grans on the Make, who in association with ICHF Events, have for the past five years been raising money for charity through their obsession with knitting and crochet.

The Grans hail from sunny Deal in Kent and have been travelling far and wide in their quest for your cash. 2016 and 2017 saw them driving an old Β£200 banger fondly dubbed Bessie, to Rome and then Monte Carlo in a charity car challenge where they raised Β£13,500 for their local charity Martha Trust.

[upgm] In 2018 they raised Β£5,500 for the Royal British Legion and the Pankhurst Centre at craft shows up and down the country run by ICHF Events, by making two giant 4 metre panels commemorating the end of WW1 and women getting the vote. This was achieved with the help of hundreds of show visitors and craft groups all over the UK and as far away as Australia!

Make a Beeline raised an astonishing Β£13,000 for Park View 4 U increasing awareness of the importance of protecting our pollinators (not just bumblebees) through workshops and knit and knatter sessions and by encouraging participants to create swarms of knitted and crocheted bees and most importantly, sow wildflowers in their local areas.

Expanding on the 2017 Pollen Counts project run by Park View 4 U, an award winning park in Lytham St Annes, the project helped Park View 4U secure a DEFRA Bees Needs award which the Grans were delighted to accept on their behalf.

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Another really busy day needlefelting at The Creative Craft Show at the NEC! 

Here’s Danielle and Dawn who have made some buzzy bees with us. 🐝🐝
Andrea from Leamington has made a fab chick!! There’s still time to join us on Stand D07 at The Creative Craft Show!
Katie, Arabella and Helen are today’s last visitors. Look at their gorgeous felted landscapes!
So busy there’s been no time to post today!  But here’s Zoe and mum Karen, both new-bees to needlefelting!
Sisters Fleur 🐝 and Helen πŸ₯πŸ–€πŸ’› Helen has supported us bee-fore at The Creative Craft Show😍. Great job ladies!!
Look at Dru and her chick!!! So proud!!
Michal, Jo and Deb from Leicestershire more first time needlefelters and their bees are now off to The Makerss to buy a kit! Form an orderly queue ladies!  πŸ˜πŸ–€πŸ’›
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