The Knit and Natter – meets every Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.00pm in Stanley Bowling Club.

All welcome! Beginners and experienced knitters. Learn to knit and crochet; share patterns and top tips; enjoy the chat and a cuppa. Bring along any knitting or stitching project that you have on the go.

Knitting for health!

Stanley Time Bank and the Gladstone Court and Knit and Natters’ recent Easter fundraising campaign made £1263.45 for three good causes.  The groups doubled up for knitting over twelve hundred bunnies each filled with a chocolate rabbit. The Easter bunnies were sold at several outlets in Perth, Scone and Stanley. The bulk of the funds (75%) has been donated to the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance based at Scone, with the remainder being split 50:50 between Stanley Health Walks and Stanley Over 50’s Exercise Class.  Each Stanley group has received £158 for their funds.
The Stanley Health Walks and Stanley Gentle Exercise Group are organised by local volunteers and encourage people in the village to become more physically active. The funds help to ensure the sustainability of the groups.

Knitter Kate Clark said, “The project brought together two groups of knitters with a common cause. The ladies really enjoyed meeting each other and plan to keep in touch. We were absolutely delighted with the support that we received from local businesses, individuals and the public. We can’t thank everyone enough.”

The knitters would like to thank everyone for their continuing support on all projects that they undertake. Special thanks go to Colin Fyfe, Tayside Hotel, Spar, Medical Centre and Stevenson’s (all Stanley) and to Londis, Tesco, Asda, and Sainsburys (all Perth) for the generous donations of chocolate mini-bunnies.  The Easter bunnies were sold by local businesses Stanley Post Office, Tayside Hotel, Active Kids, Danscot, Co-op at Bridgend, Scone Sweet Shop, Wool Shop, Bridgend Paper Shop and Robertson’s of Balbeggie. The ladies extend special thanks to them too and to everyone who bought the Easter bunnies.

Knit and Natter Group chicks raise £500!

In 2014 the Knit and Natter group in Stanley raised an amazing £500 for 2 local causes in the village through the sale of their delightful hand-knitted Easter chicks and crème eggs.   All the money raised went to the Stanley over 50’s exercise class and the Stanley health walks group to help cover the cost of venues for these activities.  The exercise class and walking group is  open to all who wish to be more active.

Local businesses and individuals generously donated the crème eggs and helped to sell the chicks.  The group would like to record their thanks to Stanley Post Office, Davidson’s the Chemist, The Tayside Hotel, Active Kids, Colin Fyfe, Gainsborough Hairdressers; Stanley Health Centre; Stevenson the Butcher, and the Spar shop.

Well done the knitters!  Huge thanks to those who bought the chicks too!