October Craftivism Time by Elsie May

October is here friends and with that comes a new Craftivism call to action.  Since October is breast cancer awareness month it only seemed right to use Knitted Knockers as our monthly craftivism topic.

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The following is a description from their website.

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.

The website has all the info one could need on this topic but for your convenience here are the basics you will need.

How to make a knocker (Patterns and Videos)

Knitted Knockers approved yarns

Once you have finished your unstuffed knocker this is what comes next according to their website.

we are happy to take all knitted knockers and distribute them directly from our location in Washington State. We distribute to all who request them from all over the world. Just mail the unstuffed knockers to us anytime and we are happy to reimburse for the postage if requested.

Knitted Knockers
1780 Iowa St.
Bellingham, WA 98229

 

And there you have it! Thanks so much for reading and taking part in our Sun Space Craftivism as well as Saturday Stitches. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

-Elsie May

 

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