How to make a Knitted Cannula Sleeve

With Handmade for Dementia Running from
Last event: Friday 21 June 2019 at 2pm
  • FREE

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  • The Kitchen

Part of: The Great Get Together

Join Sharon Holdstock founder of Handmade for Dementia and Trailblaze winner of the Dementia Friendly Awards 2018, who are on a mission to recruit more people who want to learn how to knit a Twiddle mitt or Dementia Cannula Sleeve.

5,325 dementia cannula sleeves have been made and donated to 66 hospitals by knitters living across the UK since January 2018, but there is room for more! Wool and needles can be provided but feel free to bring your own!

Handmade for Dementia will be showing you how to make Dementia Cannula Sleeves, fidget lap mats and fidget boards. There is also opportunity to discuss comfort dolls.  Wool will be supplied for all the Dementia Cannula Sleeves knitters, however, please bring your own 6.5mm needles.
No long term commitment required, just come and have a go!


Suitable for all


Approx 30 mins

Festival The Great Get Together

Part of Storyhouse’s Celebrating Age Programme – a celebration with older people at its heart.