Make a Beeline is a Knit and Knatter community project run throughout 2019 by a trio 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.

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£13000 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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1 year ago

Ted is staying safe and has been following the latest COVID-19 advice to stay isolated. Knitting is keeping him very busy during lockdown and his rainbow scarf is 32 feet long now! He loves seeing his friends come by each day to say hello. Well done Ted! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

1 year ago
Crochet Rainbow Free Pattern

How are you all doing? Here’s a fabulous rainbow to crochet and brighten up your day from the Stitch Foundry. πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸŒˆπŸ§‘πŸŒˆπŸ’›πŸŒˆπŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸ’™πŸŒˆπŸ’œ

Free boho style crochet rainbow pattern in UK and US terms. Beautiful and unique crochet rainbow of hope for you to make and hang in your window.

1 year ago
Photos from Grans on the Make's post

We’re missing you all! 😷🧢🌈 what are you all up to?

It’s been busy during lockdown at Grans Central. Masks for local friends and neighbours and an order for ear protectors from the fabulous nurses in the Neonatal unit in Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells where Pat’s granddaughter ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Grans on the Make's post

The Grans should have been heading off to the London Excel this morning to set up for the Creative Craft Show 😒. Here we all are in 2018 and 2019 and Her Majesty reminding us β€˜We’ll greet again’ at The Craft Shows 🧢🌈 ❀️

1 year ago

Thank goodness Mum found the crochet hooks and wool during quarantine πŸ˜‚πŸ§Ά