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"Knitted Knockers" Sit & Knit with UPTOWN KNOCKER KNITTERS

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UPTOWN NEEDLE & CRAFTWORKS

4610 MAGAZINE ST.

NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115

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A Community Service event - Knit a Knocker with UPTOWN KNOCKER KNITTERS!

Join this community of women as we knit for those who need a soft breast prothesis. These will be distributed by knittedknockers.org. Invite your friends! If you want to learn to knit and have a desire for service, this is the gathering for you!

From www.knittedknockers.org:
"Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can't be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Our special volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them. Knitted knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing."

Special yarns are required for these knitted prosthetics. You may purchase the required yarns and needles (we have kits) in our shop at a 15% discount, or you may visit the knittedknockers.org website for a list of required yarns and bring your own.

JUST REPLY TO THIS EMAIL IF YOU PLAN TO COME. BRING FRIENDS!

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