Are you a Nottingham-based talented crafter or someone curious to get started on knitting?

You're invited to take part in the 2022 Inspire Charity Knitting Challenge!

The 2022 challenge will be Inspire’s sixth annual crafting event for charity. It is amazing that every year an army of crafters are prepared to give their time, skills, wool and creativity to a charitable cause. 

Twiddlers are woolly hand-warmers, securely embellished with fabulous fiddlers that provide sensory stimulation or soothing comfort for people living with dementia.

Juliet Bernard, hand knitting guru, designer and former editor of The Knitter magazine, has designed two patterns and lots of fiddlesome embellishments for Notts crafters to knit or crochet. 

Here's how to join in and make a twiddlesome, fiddlesome Twiddler step by step:

  1. Download a pattern, or pick up a printed pattern from any Inspire Library or participating wool shop;
  2. Watch Juliet’s helpful ‘How to’ videos;
  3. Make a Twiddler (or two), then safely and securely attach some lovely embellishments;
  4. Send your creation to any of the Inspire Libraries by 1 August 2022 so you can take part in the Twiddlers! Exhibition.

At the end of the exhibition the members of Dementia Action Nottingham & Nottinghamshire will distribute your Twiddlers across the county, and make sure people who will benefit from them most receive them.

To download the Twiddler patterns and more resources, please visit Inspire Libraries' website


We are delighted to support Nottinghamshire’s crafters to take part in Inspire Libraries' campaign alongside Your Health Your Way and Dementia Action Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

If you'd like to help us spread the word about this creative challenges, please use the ready-made materials in our promotional toolkit.