UKSPF UK Government Funding West Yorkshire Combined Authority Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire

Itching to Stitch

by Crafting4Good Community Engagement
(Wakefield, West Yorkshire)

Donated Cross Stitch Supplies Supporting Our Community

Donated Cross Stitch Supplies Supporting Our Community

A fellow Community Interest Company, Spectrum Community Health CIC set up a charity called Spectrum People, which promotes social inclusion by providing meaningful activities for vulnerable people.

Spectrum People got in touch to see if we might have some free cross stitch materials for their service users, many of whom are isolated at home.

From our Community stash of surplus donated art and craft materials - a dedicated supply of 'freebies' for community groups - we were delighted to give Tina from Spectrum a variety of cross stitch kits, charts, patterns and embroidery thread.

Tina was delighted to receive the kits and told us;
"Fabulous, the kits will really benefit many people."

Donating Unwanted Art and Craft Supplies

People send us unused kits which come free with craft magazines - we put them to good use and they have certainly been given new life!

If you have any unwanted needlework kits or any 'free kits' from craft magazines (they offer huge free stamp and die sets, sewing kits etc these days which can be given 'as new' to people) and would like to donate them to Crafting4Good CIC to support vulnerable people, please see our donation info on for the address and subsidised not-for-profit postage rates.

If your package is under 2kg, Royal Mail small parcel is approximately £3 at the time of writing.

Free Supplies for Community Groups and Organisations

We have a wide range of donated art and craft materials which we are able to supply free to community groups.

These can be new and/or lightly used but still can be put to good use. We also have sheets of quality art paper from Pink Pig Sketchbooks, a local manufacturer of sketchbooks who send us their perfectly usable seconds and off cuts.

If you are a community leader and would like to see if we have suitable free supplies available, please get in touch.

We will be delighted to hear from you to support both your group and the environment by giving unwanted creative materials a new life, and avoiding landfill!

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May 05, 2021
Re-Use of Unwanted Free Kits
by: Adele

I love how the free cross stitch kits from magazines get put to good use - even if the pattern is nowhere to be seen the Aida and threads can be used for other projects or freehand.

We can even make good use of old patterns, from completed kits (as long as they are in good condition and readable) and even yarn or thread lists.

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