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Sit & Knit For Experienced Knitters, make "Knitted Knockers"

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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!

2nd Sunday of each month, 2pm-4pm - NO CHARGE, so bring friends!

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Join this community of women as we knit for those who need a soft breast prothesis. These will be distributed by group members to local women in need, and a supply will be sent to knittedknockers.org as well. Invite your friends! If you are an experienced knitter and have a desire for service, this is the gathering for you! We will teach you how to knit knockers.

(Beginning knitters should take our beginner class listed separately)

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, as well as instructions, and bring your own.

NOTE: Please do register for this workshop, as our instructor needs to know the number of attendees, because if no one is registered for a specific date she will not drive the distance to do the workshop. We need YOU as we receive several requests each month from local clinics for women in need.

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