Have you heard of the twiddlemuffs?
These lesser-known creatures are in fact knitted hand muffs made from different textured wools, adorned with pockets, buttons and ribbons. They are worn to help sooth restless hands and minimise agitation.
Research has found them to be very effective stimulation for people with dementia.
Members of Knit and Natter group at our Library and Information Centres have been hard at work knitting twiddlemuffs, which they will donate to local care homes and hospitals.
The Mayor – Cllr Paul Kane and Mayoress – Paul’s partner Susan Bedford recently joined the ‘knit and natter’ group at Dewsbury Library, where they received a crash course in knitting twiddlemuffs and had a chat.
Cllr Kane said:
It was wonderful to meet the members of the knit and natter group and learn about the work they are doing to support vulnerable people in the community. Groups like this are a great way to make friends, learn new skills and get involved in good causes.”
Dewsbury’s Knit and Natter Group takes place at the Library from 2.30pm – 3.15pm on a Thursday.
Want to join?
Anyone interested in joining a knit and natter session at one of our other libraries should visit our website for details